Ascending to Heaven
2 Kings 2:16 -
And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the LORD hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send.
When the Lord started teaching me among the first things He taught me were how to communicate with the Lord (Pray), true worship, who the real Israel is and then the Lord explained to me the levels of Heaven and how the creation we live (earth) in is placed between it. These understandings really helped me to understand scriptures and kept me from getting deceived by the false church.
It is a pity that most Christians are not clear with the basic fundamental foundational concepts of Christianity like baptism, resurrection, callings, the Cross, on Whom the Church is built etc. It is because of this lack of understanding most are deceived and do not grow beyond a point spiritually. The reason mainly is because they all carry the understandings of the false church and do not question them against scriptures.
After I realized that I was deceived when I was in that church, it caused a pain in my spirit like a woman who gets physically abused by someone she trusts feels. This has caused me to doubt each and every understanding that comes from this church, even a blank paper if I know came from this church I will truly scrutinize it and put it through all kinds of tests to see if there is no hidden message in it. Even after knowing that the Lord called this church the seat of Satan yet we Christians are carrying on the teachings of this church even today.
The spirit which guides this church to continue deceiving people has restricted people from understanding Heaven so as to continue deceiving people that a person other than Jesus has ascended to Heaven and continues to come down and visit us regularly, to guide us and take us to Heaven.
First thing understand the Hebrew word 'shamayim' translated as Heaven means air or sky. There was a joke of a man who did not come out of his house because he feared the sky will fall. We may laugh or feel pity at this man for we know sky is abstract - a name given to a level of atmosphere or segment of air, for some it continues even unto space. But we do not laugh or feel pity at ourselves for we being Christians and knowing God still do not know His dwelling place and have crazy understandings of Heaven.
In the Bible David states even in hell he cannot run away from God for His presence is also there, yet more than 95percent of Christians think Satan rules hell. It is like saying Kasab (the Pakistani terrorist) rules the Arthur road jail.
Let us not be deceived any further if we really value our lives and our relationship with the Lord, let us question every understanding with scriptures and if we find even one scripture that goes against our understanding let us put away that understanding.
Let us not be like those fifty persons who insisted on searching for Elijah for 3 days and then later realized their mistake; had they listened to Elisha they would have not wasted time and energy.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, your people are greatly deceived for they do not take the efforts to study or sit with You to know more and more of your Kingdom. When it comes to You they are nailed down by the spirit of laziness and the deaf and dumb spirit but when it comes to their own glory they are full of energy. Lord, open the eyes of your servants and bring them out of the deceit they are in, even today they follow the Law of Moses - the law of traditions - the law of death and not the Law of the Lord - the Law of Life and Freedom...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Psalms 16:10 - For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (words said about Jesus)
Psalms 139:8 - If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
2 Corinthians 12:2-4
2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Revelation 21:1 - And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 Kings 2:15-18
15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
16 And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the LORD hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send.
17 And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.
18 And when they came again to him, (for he tarried at Jericho,) he said unto them, Did I not say unto you, Go not?
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
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