Perception: Two Realities
By: Alan Smith
Two realities; which one have you chosen to live in: this World or the Kingdom of God? Both of them are real, but one is greater than the other. To live in one means to be competitive and controlling; to live in the other means to be creative and at peace. To live in one means to hear many voices; to live in the other means to hear only One voice. To live in one is to live in fear and confusion; to live in the other is to have courage and resolve. To live in one is to think prehistorically; to live in the other allows old thinking to be dissolved.
You might be wondering, “How can I live in this reality of the Kingdom of God?” Well, your “commitment” will determine where you live. Commitment is the beginning of the growing cycle of a new reality; so once the choice of your commitment has been made, the creative forces go to work to bring forth the reality that has been chosen. The Kingdom of God or the kingdom of this world: it is a choice of “your will”. When building a house, you first have a thought within you of this house. When you “commit” to this thought by an act of your will, creation begins. When creating things of this world, you have two acts of creation. First, a thought is formed in your mind. Second, commitment to the thought is made and physical creation begins. When creating things of the Kingdom of God, you have three acts of creation. First, there is a thought in the spirit of man, with a witness from the Spirit of God. Second, the thought is transferred into the mind, which originated in the spirit. The third and final act is the commitment to the thought. In both cases commitment is the key factor in growing new realities.
If your choice is living in the Kingdom of God, there are ways of the Spirit that are learned and lived as a lifestyle. A lifestyle change has to be made to experience this new reality of “another place”. After a true commitment has been made, you will notice that the forces of the Kingdom of God begin to work behind the scenes on your behalf. They are subtle to the natural eye, but obvious to the spiritual eye. You will learn to use your single eye of the spirit to walk in this new Kingdom. This single eye is one that is not divided or distracted. Its spiritual vision is 20/10 and its color is royal blue for revelation. It is capable of seeing beneath the layers of the natural, into a world not seen by most. This is the eye of the Kingdom of God; it sees what the Father is doing behind the scenes. This eye is found in your spirit; but the light for seeing comes through your soul and then through your mind. This is why it is very important to have a healthy soul. For through it the light is changed from spirit to natural. You can now understand why your soul is being changed from “glory” to “glory”. With each changed “glory” comes more light into the soul; coming to the earth for new creations, beginning first in you.
We must also keep in mind that the things of the spiritual world tend to progress in reverse of the natural world. For example, you must go down to go up. You must yield to go forward. Things of the natural world are just a reflection of the spiritual world, causing an inverted image, which is the opposite of the image that is being reflected.
Your next step in going forward in Kingdom living is to have a mind that is open to new information and instruction. You must have a mind that is being renewed with fresh new perceptions for your journey of life. A mind that is closed is a mind that cannot receive new perceptions to which it can be committed. You must be willing before God will send new perceptions. You must have a predetermined willingness to do what you will receive. Usually, a person wants to see something before they will receive and believe. Again, this is a reversal of natural progression, but this will set the kingdom in motion on your behalf. A mind that is open is a mind which will progress in creative activity of the Kingdom of heaven upon the earth. A mind that is open is like a funnel which captures all that is around it, directing all that it captures into the vessel in which it is attached. All that is being captured by an open mind recreates the perceptions of the mind. These new perceptions are not hard to commit to for they bring such life. A person who is committed to fresh Kingdom perceptions is a person who is walking forward into the Kingdom and power of God. Let’s read of a personal account of an open mind which was committed.
My prayer is for you to have an open mind unto the Spirit of God and have a predetermined willingness to “touch Him” as He shows Himself to you. May your open mind, your commitment, and your faith take you to a place where you have never been. Just trust Him and hang on. Your life is about to change.