The Realm of the Spirit

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As leaders, we set an example of having access to the realm of the unseen world. The prophet Elisha knew the secret of access to the realm of the unseen world. I believe the key to his vision can be seen his place of dwelling. In the same way that Jacob was a testimony of the house of God in the earth, Elisha was living in the place of God’s presence and therefore he knew the realities of the realm of the spirit.

2 Kings 6:15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”

Elisha’s servant was tempted to fear based upon what he could naturally see. The army of the enemy with many horses and chariots were what he could see, but what he could see was not the testimony of truth. Elisha could see something that His servant could not see.

2 Kings 6: 16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

There were more horses and chariots in the realm of the spirit than there were in the realm of the natural. How could Elisha see what his servant could not. Elisha was in Dothan. Dothan means wells. Scripturally wells depict a source of life. God’s presence in our lives is the true place of wells. We must stay in the place of wells, the place of the life of God in our spirits. We must see what God is doing in the Spirit and we cannot be distracted by the flesh. God has not called us to wield weapons of death, but to exercise weapons of life. It is a time for sight for God’s people, blindness to those who will be deceived, but blessing for all because of the greatness of God. We must hold fast to all that God says – the sword. We must believe the covenant promises of God – the bow. If we hold on to God’s words in and through our lives and if we hold on to the promises of God in our lives, we can expect great blessings in our world by the Spirit of God’s grace!

2 Kings 6:16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

The issues of our world are not what we can see naturally. The natural world we can see is connected to a world of the spirit that we cannot see. Elisha knew that there was no need to fear, because there were more with him and his servant than were with the numerous soldiers that were against them. He didn’t tell his servant that there were more with them that those who were against them. He said that there were more with them than those who were with those who were against them. Who is with us?

Hebrews 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.

Although a third of heaven failed in the beginning, two thirds have never failed. The angels who are with us are innumerable. The general assembly of the church of the firstborn is increasing and not decreasing. We are those who have eternal life and will not die. We have the One who is the Judge of all with us. The testimony of those being made perfect in Christ is on the rise! Jesus is our eternal Mediator, and His name is above all names in this age and in every age to come. Let’s reside in the presence of God where His life will never fail but will prevail in all things.

Food For Thought,

Ted J. Hanson

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Ted J. Hanson is the leader of House of Bread Ministry and Christ Life Training Ministry Academy. He has dedicated his life to raising up the generations of God with a 100-year plan to become the testimony and power of God's life and grace in the earth.
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