REALITY-GETTING OUT OF THE BOX
By Al Collins
I was walking with Father in Heaven today having a chat. We started out at a waterfall in a treed garden, walking from there through a door, past an angel, across water to a beach by a purple and gold mountain. Father is moving me “into hidden realms”, as He called them, “hidden from most eyes and hearts”.
Would you like some of this too!
Who wouldn’t, yet incredibly, most will choose to stay in their box.
Let’s examine some of His Word.
The Parable of the Talents
14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ Matthew 25:14-30 ESV
Jesus teaches, that God gives people responsibilities, according to their ability. Each Christian is a child of God, royal priest, saint, lord and joint-heir with Christ. With those Kingdom titles, there come investment responsibilities. We are expected to invest into the Kingdom.
How does one invest into a supernatural reality, when they’re in a box?
What box you ask?
For most people, including Christians, the physical realm is the only reality that they know. They don’t know any other reality, other than talk and hope of going to Heaven some day. Most don’t believe they can experience or operate in the supernatural or Heavenly realms prior to death. That’s unbiblical, box-mentality of course. It’s an illusion they’ve been sold and bought into.
Self-appointed or organization-appointed leaders, who operate in the flesh, who aren’t investing (spiritually equipping the saints… Ephesians 4:11-16), are hiding the Master’s wealth (Matthew 25:18). God is plain what He says will happen to them (Christians, not just leaders).
That’s for those who did nothing.
What happens to those who invest/trade the Master’s wealth into wrong investments, bringing wealth into alternate kingdoms?
Here’s one result…
“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:1-9
Trading/operating/investing in alternate gospels brings a curse.
What are examples of alternate gospels?
- Everyone will go to Heaven false doctrine.
Universalism is the idea that everyone will go to Heaven, eventually and regardless of their conduct on earth-good or bad-even satan. Many Christians believe and teach this false doctrine.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 (see also John 3:16; Acts 4:12; Romans 10-9-10; 1 John 2:22; 4:3)
- Once saved, always saved false doctrine.
“For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.” 2 Peter 2:20 (see also Ephesians 5:3-8; Galatians 5: 16, 19-22; Hebrews 6:4-8; 10:26-29)
Many falsely believe that they are going to Heaven no matter how they run their lives. Much blame rests with false denominational teaching deceiving people.
- Considering other religions and personal belief systems to be equal with God’s Gospel. This includes blending in false doctrines with God’s Gospel.
“A little leaven leavens the whole lump.” Galatians 5:9 (see also 1 Corinthians 5:6 and 1 John 2:22-23)
Many denominations accept and compromise with other religions (i.e. islam) and sinful lifestyles from Christians.
- Here’s a shocking one. Doing one’s own will.
“For he who sows (invests/trades) to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows (invests/trades) to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” (see also Romans 8:5-9 and Galatians 6:8)
This one covers a lot of ground. Sowing to the flesh, is making up your own mind to do something. The act may look righteous, but a personal decision is a flesh-decided decision. We’re talking about Kingdom sowing/trading/investment decisions.
Jesus said, “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.” John 5:30 (see also John 8:28)
That means, He taught, preached and did miracles when, where, how and to who, as He was led by Father. Father’s timing and strategy. He certainly never set up or invested in a personal kingdom.
False boxes aren’t the reality you want to live or invest in.
Next box is one most everyone is in.
- The “priest/pastor/church-system” box.
These man-made systems marginalize people. They keep people in religious boxes. They tell people that only “special” people are leaders. They tell the “laity” such things as they are forbidden to do anything unless the “clergy” authorizes it (i.e. need a “covering”… made-up doctrine to suppress, control and manipulate).
God’s Word says, the Old Testament “temple/priest-system” was done away with by Jesus. It’s obsolete.
“In speaking of a new covenant, He makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.” Hebrews 8:13
For 2,000 years, those who consider themselves Christian have created alternate temple-systems renaming them “churches”, and have submitted themselves to a false priest-system, who’ve mixed in their worthless laws and doctrines, while deleting many of God’s instructions. Resulting in a crippled, religious golden calf.
Tithes, gifts and offerings to these systems, support and invest into the existence and perpetuation of counterfeit realities/kingdoms.
This scripture still applies today… “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” Matthew 23:27-26
Who does God say you are?
He says that you’re a royal-priest right now (1 Peter 2:9)!
He says that you’re a saint, citizen of Heaven, His child and a joint-heir with Christ right now (Romans 8:17 and Philippines 3:20)!
He says that you are His temple, not some “holy” building, “church”, cathedral, basilica or vatican (1 Corinthians 3:16)!
“However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands”. Acts 7:48
(“Vatican” is a combination of two Latin words with meaning such as divination, soothsayer, madness, possessed, insane, demon.)
God says that you’re seated right now with Jesus in Heaven (Ephesians 2:6)!
Even those who operate in some way in the supernatural, but still follow man-made systems/doctrines/leaders, are in a box. We’ve seen many people, including famous leaders, trapped in these boxes, thinking that because there’s tongue-speak, prophecies and miracles happening, that all is well. Remember what Jesus said about leaven.
Religious boxes do not contain the life-giving character of God.
To defend their religious box, people famously quote one scripture (Hebrews 10:25) about not forsaking the assembly/fellowship, to somehow prove that “church” attendance is a requirement and a sin if you don’t attend. They conveniently ignore all the scriptures on who we are to avoid (Romans 16:17; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 10:14; 1 Timothy 4:7; 6:9-11; 2 Timothy 3:1-9). Rebelling against God is the sin.
“Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; 11 for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.” 2 John 1:9-11
God is very particular about who we are to avoid. Temple-system regimes don’t exist in Heaven, nor should they on earth.
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:9-10
We’ve come down this path to point out a few hazards that are hindering people from operating in the supernatural; from their relationship with God; from their true destiny; from building up their treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6:19-21) … even stealing their salvation.
God gives us free will to accept our own path. We can choose His path that He’s laid out in His Word or some personal box-system.
These false realities that Christians are boxed (imprisoned) into, need to be realized and then abandoned.
People have to decide to abandon long-held false belief systems and wrong relationships, if they want to truly walk with God.
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24
Once on the correct Way, God reveals how to go visit Him now! We can, as we are royal-priests, saints, lords and His children.
“Come before His presence with singing. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.” Psalm 100:2, 4
“For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” Ephesians 2:18
”Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:19-22
Do you want to truly walk with God into all that He has for you?
Do you want to operate in Heavenly realms now?
Then only you can decide to get out of the box!
Only you can decide to invest yourself into reality!