INFEMI SOE 2018 (Day 1) – Transition From The Dimension Of Anointing To The Dimension Of Glory: INFEMI Sermon By Prophet Eliakim Osewe
And six days after this, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. And His appearance underwent a change in their presence; and His face shone clear and bright like the sun, and His clothing became as white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, who kept talking with Him.
Then Peter began to speak and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good and delightful that we are here; if You approve, I will put up three booths here – one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah. While he was still speaking, behold, a shining cloud [composed of light] overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, This is My Son, My Beloved, with Whom I am [and have always been] delighted. Listen to Him!”Matthew 17:1-5 (AMP)
In fact, their minds were grown hard and calloused [they had become dull and had lost the power of understanding]; for until this present day, when the Old Testament (the old covenant) is being read, that same veil still lies [on their hearts], not being lifted [to reveal] that in Christ it is made void and done away. Yes, down to this [very] day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies upon their minds and hearts. But whenever a person turns [in repentance] to the Lord, the veil is stripped off and taken away.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom). And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.2 Corinthians 3:14-18 (AMP)
There are times and seasons in God where He releases things in the spirit.
And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
Then it will come to pass, when seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says the Lord; ‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation.Jeremiah 25:11-12 (NKJV)
Jeremiah spoke about Cyrus before his birth. Isaiah spoke about Cyrus 200 years before his birth (Isaiah 45). Daniel interceded for Israel during the 70 years of the captivity of Israel and God raised up Cyrus, a Persian king, to deliver them.
This is the season. God is stirring up something in the realms of the spirit. There’s a level and realm that God is moving us into. It is a realm of glory.
When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.Matthew 16:13-17 (NKJV)
After Peter had a revelation of Christ, Jesus took him, James and John to a high mountain. To move into the next dimension of glory, you must move in revelation.
Elijah and Moses appeared on the Mount of Transfiguration and there was a cloud and a voice. What Jesus wanted to show the disciples was a revelation for each of their ministries. There’s something about glory and trials that James understood. John spoke about love. He generally spoke about God Himself, His manifestation and glory.
During the transfiguration, eternity manifested in time. There was a portal that manifested the invisible in the realm of time. God works in the realm of eternity.
During the transfiguration, Jesus was bringing his disciples to a place of showing them that He is the second Adam and that He wants to restore Eden. Eden is not a locality. It is a flash of the invisible manifesting in the visible.
And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.1 Corinthians 15:45 (NKJV)
The 2nd Adam (Jesus Christ) has come to restore the Garden of Delight – Eden. He is restoring what the devil stole.
Why did God create Eden? A garden is a protected place. God is a Spirit. His presence and glory manifested in Eden.
God’s glory is His visible attributes that you can see. The air that filled Eden was the glory of God.
The glory of God is kabod. It also means weight, splendour and honour. It also means doxa and His reputation and fame.
In the wedding at Cana, God’s glory manifested and Jesus’ disciples believed in Him.
Creation is groaning for this ministry to manifest.
God’s glory in the Old testament came as a cloud. In Ezekiel 10, God showed this glory departing until the Mount of Transfiguration.
Then the devil took Him into the holy city and placed Him on a turret (pinnacle, gable) of the temple sanctuary. And he said to Him, If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, He will give His angels charge over you, and they will bear you up on their hands, lest you strike your foot against a stone. Jesus said to him, On the other hand, it is written also, You shall not tempt, test thoroughly, or try exceedingly the Lord your God.Matthew 4:5-7 (AMP)
Jesus Christ was led into the wilderness because there is a dimension of Him that had to be revealed.
For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.Isaiah 9:6 (AMP)
The Son in Jesus was not manifested until the wilderness. His Divinity was manifested after the wilderness.
There is a portal that opened up for the devil to show Jesus all the kingdoms of the world. He showed Jesus the 7 mountains of influence – government, arts and entertainment, family, education, business and economy, religion and media.
The Lord wants to restore glory.
It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be [firmly] established as the highest of the mountains and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow to it.Isaiah 2:2 (AMP)
God wants to raise a people (faithful servants of the Lord) to occupy these positions in the gates of society.
There is a repositioning in Nairobi. There is a realignment. God is re-establishing His mountain.
Order has to begin from the altar. Governance was given to the Church.
There is a repositioning in the realm of the spirit. There will be young men and women coming to the front lines. Signs and wonders will be the order of the day when the Church repositions herself in the gates of society.
Muslims understand seasons and times. They have positioned themselves in the gate of governance. There has to be an overhaul in our minds.
There is a dimension God is taking the Church. The prophetic office has been abused. It can either build or destroy. Unlike pastors or evangelists, prophets and apostles have no mentor.
The dimension of glory is not child’s play. There is a price to pay to enter to that dimension because that dimension is where God takes over 100%.
Now when Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, Who do people say that the Son of Man is? And they answered, Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets. He said to them, But who do you [yourselves] say that I am? Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Then Jesus answered him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are you, Simon Bar-Jonah. For flesh and blood [men] have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven.
And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros–a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra–a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it]. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.”Matthew 16:13-19 (AMP)
There is a dimension of authority that the Lord has given the Church.
There is a difference between speaking the name of Jesus and binding demons by revelation of who you are. Revelation comes from the inner man.
God is not a name. He is a demonstration of character.
God never gave Himself a name. It is man who gave Him a name as a result of the revelation he had of God.
God was never interested in human sacrifice. In the case of Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22:1-19), God was testing Abraham.
To enter the next dimension of glory, you cannot go with everybody. When the priest entered into the Holy of Holies, he needed to be right or he would die. This is why they tied a rope around his leg so as to pull him out in case of death.
A glimpse of that glory was seen in the early Church. Ananias and Sapphira did not understand this and died by deceiving the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:1-11). This dimension is risky.
The Lord is taking the Church to this dimension.
The name Simon means reed and Peter means rod.
A reed [as a measuring rod] was then given to me, [shaped] like a staff, and I was told: Rise up and measure the sanctuary of God and the altar [of incense], and [number] those who worship there.Revelation 11:1 (AMP)
A reed can easily bend. A rod cannot bend. To deal with the issues of the enemy in our day, you need to be a rod.
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.Ephesians 1:17 (NKJV)
We need the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God. This is how to tap into the realm of eternity.
Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”Matthew 14:22-33 (NKJV)
When Peter walked on water, Jesus was far off from the disciples. This is why He looked like a ghost. Peter walked on the revelation of the word and defied the laws of gravity.
Revelation gives you speed. Time limits you. God operates in the dimension of eternity.
God doesn’t need your CV to make you a CEO. He needs a man that will walk in revelation.
To occupy this mountain, God is specific. Can you handle the glory?
There are keys that God is releasing but we cannot access them because our minds are blocked.
What you receive is what will change your dimension of looking at things.
When the Church begins to walk in the realm of revelation, everything will change.
The last doctrine to be revealed will be the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead.
God is raising up men and women that will be able to be entrusted with the glory. It is not for spiritual babies.
The glory only manifests in crisis. God must squeeze it out.
So that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them.Acts 5:15 (NKJV)
When Peter moved, his shadow would make the sick well. It was not his shadow but virtue and the glory of God.
There is something that is breaking forth in the dimension of glory that we’ve never seen before.
Because of this, brethren, be all the more solicitous and eager to make sure (to ratify, to strengthen, to make steadfast) your calling and election; for if you do this, you will never stumble or fall. Thus there will be richly and abundantly provided for you entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.2 Peter 1:10-11 (AMP)
When Adam and Eve were cast out of Eden, an angel with a fiery sword was set to guard the entrance of the garden. After His death and resurrection, Jesus put the entrance of Eden as the Cross. He is the gate.
When you enter the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom has to enter you. You don’t remain at the door. The Church has settled in the sanctuary (the place in the Tabernacle that was lit with candlesticks).
In the Holy of Holies, which is dark, the light that is there is the glory of God.
At the Mount of Transfiguration, there was a portal that connected the seen and unseen realm.
May grace (God’s favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue). By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.2 Peter 1:2-4 (AMP)
This is a dimension of completeness. There is no incompleteness.
God is ushering us into the dimension of the everlasting Kingdom of God.
There is a shaking that is bringing a shift. The government is coming to the Church. God will deal with the Church ruthlessly. God’s intention was not for the Church to settle.
God is restoring the apostolic and the prophetic.
God wants to come and manifest His glory, but are the people ready?
And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMP)
There are dimensions of glory that the Lord wants to change us. Just like the Tabernacle which has the gate, inner court, sanctuary and then the Holy of Holies, God wants to translate us to levels of glory.
Doxa talks about the righteousness of God. We are being changed from doxa to doxa.
Adam was covered with doxa (the righteousness of God that covered and clothed them in the garden of Eden). When this was removed after they sinned, they struggled. The 2nd Adam takes us from doxa to doxa.
Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.Matthew 28:18 (AMP)
The dimension of authority you have will determine the dimension of glory you will walk in or operate in.
This power is not given to preachers only or those called to the fivefold ministries of Christ. There is no small Holy Spirit for children. God gives us power.
The world is waiting for the manifestations of sons.
There are different dimensions of glory that God showed Ezekiel.
And when the man went on eastward with the measuring line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were ankle-deep. Again he measured a thousand cubits and caused me to pass through the waters, waters that reached to the knees. Again he measured a thousand cubits and caused me to pass through the waters, waters that reached to the loins. Afterward he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the waters had risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over or through.Ezekiel 47:3-5 (AMP)
There is the level of salvation (ankle level) then sanctification (the process is not easy as God plants you in the wilderness where there is no plan B). Sanctification (knee level) will deal with every area of your life. You cannot minister without sanctification. This is why Uzzah died when he touched the Ark of Covenant. This is where you enter into anointing.
Consecration is the highest dimension. It is a position in the realm of the spirit. You become a gate keeper. After this, God can entrust you with glory.
The dimension of glory for us is the dimension of creative miracles. It needs no laying of hands. Only God takes the glory. For God to entrust you with this glory, you need to be sanctified.
God is breaking denominational barriers. We are one Body.
The dimension of spiritual warfare is where you open your mouth and things happen. The dimension of intercession where you pray and things happen.
God is pulling His Bride out of the Church. The Bride will be mature having the stature of Christ walking in purity and holiness.
In the dimension of glory is the throne of God. The throne is the mercy seat.
The mercy seat never had anybody in it. It was in between the mercy seat that the priest would put the blood. Then the glory of God came. Jesus was the mercy seat. He came with His own blood and sat on the mercy seat because there was a curse on humanity.
As long as you are born again, what belongs to the Father, belongs to Jesus, and therefore, belongs to you.
Jesus gives us the authority to operate in this dimension. Whatever we ask in His name will be given to us.
The throne seats on blood. It sits on sacrifice. We cannot talk about glory without talking about sacrifice.
We must activate the altar of prayer. You need to invest in this altar.
There is a generation that God is going to raise whose altars are broken.
God is looking for a worshipper – one who worships in spirit and truth.