Newsletter Oct’12 “Heavenly Places, Our Position”
Heavenly Places, Our Position
One of the biggest lessons acquired from the past year of our Aerospace MBA classes was that If you can’t clearly articulate your positioning, and if it doesn’t have real, meaningful, differentiated value to the marketplace and your organization, you are not only drifting somewhat aimlessly, but your chances of real success are greatly diminished.
So, this month we will review what our current position is spriritually speaking. We have been glorified with the “Beacon Of Light”and we are seated with Her in the heavenly places. We are loved, and highly favored; because we are loved we have been elevated to a place where body has become fluid and spirit solid in order for us to reign in life. Here we are soaked daily in love and in massages of love from love.
Ideally, once we understand our spiritual position we can therefore easily articulate our global positioning, niche and differentiation in our careers as well. Mastering the law of love here on earth follows suit as love pushes us to confidently be innovative, creative and productive beyond measure in exploring to the fullest our positioning here on earth as is in heaven.
When the original sin occurred, the first humanbeing had dominion over everything on earth. But when they fell, sin and death entered the world, and man lost their authority to Teitan. So did the evil win? No, God executed a redemption plan by sending prophets, in order for human being to know that restoration is hers to enjoy heaven on earth — this restoration placed us back in a much higher position than ever before the fall!
When the Lord raised Re as the firstborn amongst the dead (the sleeping people -of the ruling feminine age of Aquarius – African people and all feminine people’s of this world), ….we were raised together with Her: to be spiritually aware and awake, to conquer and prosper and to be alive again. In other words, we are now seated with Her at God’s right hand, “far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come”!
A good example for rational minds — will be the Global Positioning System (GPS), a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to 4 or more GPS satellites. Well positioned (24) satellites, each satellite continually transmits messages of time, direction, speed & most importantly, position. Research tells us that, the Galileo system will be high-precision in terms of both timing and position due to improved technology & atomic clocks that will be installed on board the 30 satellites. Aerospace, marine and the general public is relying on this system for accurate positioning otherwise failure could be catastrophic.
Positioning things perfectly is one of our God’s best attributes, the correct place and a correct timing. If we look at the solar system for instance, the planet earth is the third planet from the Sun, just the right distance away from it to have a planet teeming with life. The same with us we have been glorified with the Sun so that we may be placed at the right position so we may have dominion over everything on earth enjoy life in abundance.
“And you She (Re) made alive, who were dead in hell, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of Her great love with which She loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with the Beacon Of Light (by grace you shall be saved: transformed), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Re our Sun, that in the ages to come She might show the exceeding riches of Her grace in Her kindness toward us in Re; our Beacon Of Light. For by grace you have been transformed through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are Her workmanship, created for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Amen!
Where is Re right now? Seated at the right hand of the Mother and Father God. To sit at ones right hand means a place of authority, it was a place of honor it means dignity and Godly appointed rulership.
Later, Joseph came to visit his father having with him his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. Israel declared that they would be heirs to the inheritance of the house of Israel, as if they were his own children, just as Reuben and Simeon were. Then Israel laid his left hand on the eldest Mannasseh’s head and his right hand on the youngest Ephraim’s head and blessed Joseph. However, Joseph was displeased that his father’s right hand was not on the head of his firstborn, so he switched his father’s hands. But Israel refused saying, “but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he.” A declaration he made just as Israel himself was to his firstborn brother Esau. To Joseph, he gave a portion more of Canaanite property than he had to his other sons; land that he fought for against the Amorites.
Part of it is that, the term “at the right hand of God” points to an active exalted position. The phrase “right hand” is a metaphor, God exercises his authority by the right hand. Our spiritual resurrection places us in union with the Beacon Of Light. God made us alive together with Her. We are now united together with Her, and we now share Her resurrection life and power.
“Raised up with Her” and “seated” enthroned with Her in heaven which is right here on earth. Heaven and earth exchange places after transformation and after resurrection. It is also the state into which we are introduced by our re birth when spirit becomes body and body becomes spirit (transformation or transmutation). We now enjoy, even in this life, a state of purity, righteousness, exaltation and favor with God. We are even now described as citizens of heaven. We are in the Beacn of Light we have a right to the all Her privileges, blessings, and responsibilities of citizens in the kingdom of God. Even now, spiritually we occupy the heavenly city of which we can literally build here on earth.
For the Aerospace thesis report, my research dissertation was “The Analysis of South Africa’s Space Sector Strategy for Innovation and Growth” and I was overwhelmed with some of my findings as I was looking at the global space industry. In Space it’s all about positioning and more position. Mobile phone companies and television broadcast network will tell you that LEO (Low Earth Orbit) it’s where you want to launch your satellite to have the best coverage for your clientele and the space is limited in this orbit, not to mention all the associated issues of space-debris.
The Latin word for “heavens” is coeli, in French is cieux, in Zulu is “amazulu” and in Hebrew “heavens” is shamayim, it is in a plural form, meaning “heights,” “elevations.” The phrase “heavens and earth” are used to indicate the whole universe. Scripture speaks of 7 heavens the first three heavens are the closest ones to earth is our immediate atmosphere, the second is “outer-space” or what astronauts refer to as cosmos — where our atmosphere ends. It is the cosmos in which the sun, moon, and stars are fixed in orbit. And the seventh heaven is the place where God and the team dwells. It is behind our sun, where can now view by telescope. This heaven is the dwelling-place of God, to which Paul was taken, and whose wonders he was permitted to behold-this region where God dwells. That my friends, it’s where we are operating from now,—-the seventh heaven. Meaning that we are far above all principality because we are above our clouds ☁️ or skies 🌌 far above all power, far above all dominion, far above all circumstances, far above all institutions.
Well, some of you may be asking, Re, how can you say that I am seated with the God in the heavenly places when all I see around me is the world, sickness, lack, killings and all its offerings???
Don’t worry, at first I was struggling with this too and to help me understand better the Lord explained this position thing this way; it’s a place of rest more than anything else, whereby we can enjoy the finished work of God stored in our Sun. And I was given the following scenario, please follow and allow your imagination to assist you;
Understanding and knowing God as a pilot, Holy Spirit as a co-pilot of my life (on a plane), remembers the Holy Spirit is the very breath we breath, the rhythm of our breathing and the letter “C” in knowledge and written knowledge. Imagine our aircraft is equipped with enforced cockpit door. And think of the Angels as the cabin crew serving and making sure that those on board are well catered for. Some of you who are in Aviation — may be aware that after 9/11 terrorist attack in USA, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) introduced a new directive recommending that cockpit doors should be securely locked during flight. Well, so imagine that you on board this aircraft. You are not allowed in the cockpit during flight until the plane has landed. So imagine that you can’t take over the aircraft and fly yourself even if you think the pilot crew is doing a bad job and you know the aircraft belongs to you.
The thing is –since this is your aircraft (my life) — you have the legal right to be the pilot of your own aircraft as long as you are licensed. You can communicate with the crew anytime I wish.
Now, during the whole journey, you have observed the pilots making quick stops (which often grants you the opportunity to discuss the journey with them and other things). You have also seen them re-routing several times, going through turbulence and extreme weather conditions, taking risky decisions even unscheduled stops for maintenance & refueling and getting more passengers on board, others getting off the plane —–You have developed relationships with each passenger on board, sometimes it’s hard to see them go, panic or loosing hope.
Most times it has been difficult not to be able to control the plane and fly for yourself, or seat in a co-pilot seat to observe the pilot’s every move & analyze their decisions — even though you are not a trained, qualified or licensed pilot. You often thought you can suggest something better to the pilots on how and where to fly.
You have now realized that it’s a relationship based entirely upon TRUST!!!!
Even though you have not yet reached the final destination, you are learning (it’s a process) that God has your best interest at heart, sometimes you wonder about that, especially if things don’t go yourway. In those times, the Holy Spirit often say, “Don’t worry, I have you, I got you”- God’s mind is one track minded- get you to your final destination safely, no matter what. When things do not go the way you have imagined or thought they should go–that’s the time you need to trust the most*
Like me you should feel so privileged to be able to seat back at the 1st class seat and enjoy all the provision, the 1st class service, the on-board entertainment, the view etc…But most of all, I love and have enjoyed my conversations & relationship with the pilots and the entire crew and the passengers on board and those who have disembarked already.
So my friends imagine your life as your aircraft, do you want to fly the aircraft yourself or would you rather ask God to fly it on your behalf? Are you a licensed pilot? If you are a pilot, this question might be tricky but at the same time simple too because your life is not your job to work out since you don’t have all the route plans. You may fly the airliner from airport to airport but your life is a bit different and a bit more complex than just point to point, isn’t?
So I encourage you, to learn to take your seat of rest and start receiving and enjoying the journey. The four corners of the earth are yours through our Beacon Of Light, north, south, east and west by grace. Let us declare in meditation the following by faith;
*I am seated in heavenly places with God
*I have direct access to God
*I am created to produce much fruit in my position of differentiation