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A Heavenly Invitation

Recently as I was watching an old Disney movie with my kids and had such a powerful revelation poured into my spirit through one of the musical numbers! You know what Disney songs are like – painting a perfect picture of a beautiful, fantastical, amazing and awe inspiring moment that causes even the grumpiest of us to believe a little and, well…maybe even hum along to the catchy melodies. Now, I’m a sucker for these things at the best of times, but even long after I sat and watched this old film with my children, I was singing this song in my head, in my heart and in my spirit for days on end.

At first I just thought it was clever Disney marketing. But as the days went on I couldn’t shake this song until I was actually in the midst of prayer and worship trying to tell my mind to shut up because I couldn’t ‘concentrate’ on God and my attempt to connect with him in this moment. Then He told me the opposite!

Actually, I’VE been trying to connect with YOU the last few days.

Whaaaaaaat?!?!?! Then I suddenly realised what he was talking about. These words that I had a been singing over and over on repeat were directly from Him – He was speaking to me (well, at least trying to!) through this cheesy song, in fact, he was sending me a beautiful invitation that was right under my nose for days on end until I finally took notice and realised. Before I unveil this revelation, let me set you up with what God has been speaking to me so strongly about lately, which is the doorway to this divine invitation…

There is a heavenly invitation being heralded throughout the Kingdom of God right now, in this moment, in this season. It is one of the greatest invitations to seek and pursue God with greater hunger and deeper desperation for significant, transformational intimacy. This hunger begins in the very being of who we are – our hearts, our souls, our spirits – but it comes from the very depths of heaven – deep is calling out to deep like never before. Heaven is open above us and calling out to us to live an ascended life – living from heaven to earth, living from His peace, His power and His presence and to overflow with that in our everyday lives, everywhere we go, to everyone we connect with, naturally, organically and powerfully.

Deep is calling out to deep like never before

There is one of the greatest invitations of heavenly encounters available to us right now. Encountering the throne room, encountering His presence, encountering His face, encountering Him, the person – Jesus our Saviour, God our Father and our Counsellor, Friend and Helper, the Holy Spirit. To actually encounter Him. To see Him with the eyes of our spirits and our natural eyes. To dream dreams, to see visions to be taken up to the heavens while our bodies are here on earth.

Why??? To experience Him! To experience His love! To encounter His love. To be transformed in sheer moments by His overwhelming love and power. Why??? To worship Him! To witness the angels worshipping Him, that we too may fall to our faces and lie prostrate in His presence under the awesome heaviness of His glory. Why??? That we may be transformed! That we may be healed! That we may be set free! That we may come out of these moments deeper in love with Him, with a crazy desire to pursue Him more and more, to be handed scrolls of plans, purposes and blueprints for our lives to see His will be done!

There is one of the greatest invitations of heavenly encounters available to us right now. Encountering the throne room, encountering His presence, encountering His face, encountering Him

HE has the answers! HE has the wisdom! HE has the heavenly keys and the secrets and mysteries of heaven to bestow upon us, to use, to unlock and to display His love, His goodness, His faithfulness, His glory and His power in this world, in our own worlds, in our lives, in the very everydayness of who we are and what we do. Sometimes to just get through our day. Sometimes to direct the course of this world and create history on this earth. In whatever realm, however big or small, to bring heaven to earth and to see His name glorified and honoured and to see His plans and purposes ignited on this earth, by His servants, for His glory. There is an invitation, from heaven, to press in, to seek Him, to encounter Him and to be transformed and empowered, for His glory, for His will. And this isn’t a one off moment or experience, is it an ongoing, ever increasing, ever deepening lifestyle.

There is an invitation from heaven, to press in, to seek Him, to encounter Him and to be transformed and empowered, for His glory, for His will

So as I stood there trying to block out this silly song so that I could actually worship and pray, God spoke this invitation to me again through this tune and lyrics:

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us “No”
Or where to go
Or say we’re only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But now from way up here
It’s crystal clear
That now I’m in a whole new world with you

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feelings
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world
Don’t you dare close your eyes
A hundred thousand things to see
Hold your breath – it gets better
I’m like a shooting star
I’ve come so far
I can’t go back to where I used to be

A whole new world
Every turn a surprise
With new horizons to pursue
Every moment gets better
I’ll chase them anywhere
There’s time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

Every moment gets better
I’ll chase them anywhere
There’s time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world
That’s where we’ll be
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me

(A Whole New World, from Disney’s Aladdin, 1992)

THIS is the invitation! You, princess, Daughter of the King! When did you last allow your lover to sweep you away and take you to heights you have never been before? To show you a world you have never seen or experienced? There is a whole new world available to you – it’s the highest heights of the heavens, the deepest depths of your soul. And trust me, once you get swept away on this magic carpet ride, you won’t be able to go back to where you used to be!

There is a whole new world available to you – it’s the highest heights of the heavens and the deepest depths of your soul

He is calling YOU to a life of adventure!!! He is calling YOU to discover him in a whole new way and in a whole new realm. He has opened the heavens and is inviting you to fly away with him and meet him there. As cheesy as it sounds, I strongly encourage you to find this song and listen to it…close your eyes and imagine Jesus singing this to you. Take note of His invitation, what He is asking you to do and what He is offering you, in the very lyrics of this song, this IS for YOU.

The most exciting part of this all is that this is simply the invitation. The real encounter is yet ahead, if you choose to accept.

The King awaits your RSVP…

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