Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to illustrate through Scripture there is meant to be a connection with heaven and a connection with earth together when the Holy Bible is read.
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Bold highlighting = Important terms and concepts. Blue highlighting = Words, terms, and concepts containing primarily a spiritual sense or TRUTH. Red highlighting = Words, terms, and concepts containing a sense directly related to The Lord Himself or LOVE. Gray highlighting = Words, terms, and concepts relating to Evil and Hell. Italic letters in (parentheses) = My emphasis.
“Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6:10)
Emanuel Swedenborg in writing about his interactions with angels he said he witnessed a common event in heaven. Odd as it may seem, that when people on earth are reading the Bible (the WORD) reverently and as the Holy WORD of God, one or more angels in heaven are following along. When humans read the Bible text, a spiritual release of understanding is given to the human mind to see spiritual truths.
The mind of the born-again regenerate Christian is lifted up into heavenly places while reading the Bible
“made us alive with Christ, even when we were dead in our trespasses. It is by grace you have been saved! And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:5-7)
When reading the Bible the Christian’s mind is raised up spiritually to “heavenly realm“. So it then goes to follow that then the angels of heaven have spiritual access to the WORD being read on earth. Or, “as it is in Heaven“.
The Angels’ experience of seeing and hearing the WORD is different from those of us on earth
The angels are dwelling in a spiritual “heavenly realm“, so they can make a direct connection with the people or persons reading the Bible on the earth when they have elevated their mind when reading the Bible.
Today I was reading Exodus,
“They saw the God of Israel, and under his feet as it were a work of sapphire stone, as the substance of heaven for purity” (Exodus 24:10 )
As I began to read I realized that each and every single word I read I had to pause, absorb and dwell on that one word before moving on to the next Word in the sentence.
I then could see in my spirit angels looking at and hearing my Words. For each Word, they had indescribable joy and delight. Although I could not perfectly see what they saw, it was a kaleidoscope of heavenly colors appearing before their eyes and exposing the heavenly spiritual meaning of the Word (Bible). This was some kind is of a direct reflection of Jesus Christ Himself. So we who love the Lord as the WORD (Bible) can understand this heavenly delight that angels must have experienced.
Today there is a spiritual disconnect between heaven and the church on earth. His church body is not moving in unison with the church in heaven.
“When Jesus had spoken these things, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son may glorify You. For You granted Him authority over all humanity, so that He may give eternal life to all those You have given Him. Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. I have glorified You on earth by accomplishing the work You gave Me to do. And now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence with the glory I had with You before the world existed” (John 15:1-5)
We of the Christian church need to raise the Sword of The Lord. For the Lord has already raised us up “into heavenly realms“.
Try this yourself. Read the Bible verses aloud and allow yourself to meditate on each Word, dot, and tittle. See for yourself if God will not open your spiritual eyes as He has promised He would do in His Word!
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him“ (Ephesians 2:6)
In the Book of Revelation, it is promised by Jesus He would open His Word (Bible) to a much deeper and transparent level of illumination. So we weak, puny mortals in the church can become like the angels in heaven in being able to worship and adore the Lord! Thank you, Jesus!