Downloading Kingdom Realities
Paul L. Garlington
 
After Abraham separated from Lot, the Lord spoke to Abraham, saying, “‘Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever’...Then [Abraham] moved his tent...” (Gen 13:14, 15,18a) Heartsight is getting ready to move its tent.

On July 4th, we will be celebrating our two year anniversary, as well as a new phase in our journey of no distance. As an aside, the wonderful part about the journey of no distance is that people can get on board at anytime. So whether you have been with Heartsight since its inception, or whether you have just begun, the phase we are all entering is called, Downloading Kingdom Realities. It is in this phase that, having sought the kingdom and seen clearly what it is we want, we are merely transferring that which we have seen into the earthly realm of our experience. We can do this with confidence because we know what the vision is (The whole earth is filled with His glory), and we know the Big Idea (It’s all good). Moreover, we have embraced with joy the truth that our inheritance is all that the Father is and all that the Father includes. Thus we rightfully claim that which has been ours since before the foundation of the earth. The desire is the thing itself announcing its presence. It’s time to download. And we download in obedience to the way Jesus taught us, saying, “And when you are praying,...pray then in this way: ‘Thy kingdom come (downloading). Thy will be done (all good), on earth as it is (already) in heaven.’”

We are downloading what we have already seen to be so in the kingdom of heaven. In order to do this, a certain mind-set ( a mind-set is an attitude, disposition, mood, intention or inclination) must determine our thinking. Once we enter the downloading stage of our journey, we see no problems; we think no lack; we assume no limits; and the end dictates the means. When we begin with lack (i.e., human history), instead of God, we will always obsess about the means to the desired end. Then when we cannot calculate the means to the end, we surrender our dreams, and live in denial. Denial is not a river in Egypt. When, however, we begin with God, the truth that stands alone, we see again that all things are ours, and we simply speak the word, with total assurance, that since the end is already so, we are indifferent as to the means. In other words, if you will feel the joy that what you desire is already so now, and come to the point that it is all over but the shout, the end will literally dictate (i.e., create) the means in ways you never could have imagined.

Isaiah says, “Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? Iwill even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” When you are aware of God’s new thing as already so, God will make a way from where you are (in your present experience) to where you have now assumed yourself to be. He will make a “road in the wilderness.” In other words, God, working omniactively, will create in your wilderness the means to the end that you have accepted as so to such an extent that you literally abound with rejoicing. This is such good news and clearly explains why we need to put our past behind us. When we operate from our old mind-set of lack, we always torment ourselves with thoughts of whether we can create the means to the end. But when we embrace the good news, we see, through seeking the kingdom, what is already so, and immediately rejoice knowing it is finished. “And He said to me, ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.’” (Rev 21:6)

“Then Samuel said to the people, ‘Come and let us go to Gilgal and renew the kingdom there.’” (1 Sam 11:14) This is Heartsight; we are folding tent and heading out. Our destination? Gilgal. And since this is a journey of no distance, if you will receive it, you are there now. Oh boy, do we ever move fast! We are now setting up tent at Gilgal, and here we are going to renew the kingdom. That is, from here, we are beginning to download kingdom realities. We’re no longer going to live with the frustration caused by the persistent failure to realize our awesome potential. With joyful celebration, we now begin to playfully and effortlessly manifest what is ours as per the demand on a daily basis. Eventually, we’ll be doing this to such an extent that any interruption of this glorious experience will seem so foreign to us that we will be forced to return to our native rest. Ecclesiastes aptly describes this phase of our journey thusly.

“For he has (we have) come out of prison to become king(s), even though he was (we were) born poor in his (our) kingdom.” (Eccl 4:14) Our kingdom was based on lack because of the belief in separation from God, good. As a result, everyone is born poor in his/her kingdom of separation. But praise be to God, we are coming out of prison. When? If you will receive it, TODAY is the day of your liberation. “And he (condemned thief) was saying, ‘Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!’ And He said to him, ‘Truly I say to you, TODAY you shall be with Me in Paradise (kingdom realities eternally present here and now).’” (Lk 23:42,43) It is time to set up tent at Gilgal. There are invaluable insights to be gained regarding Gilgal as we begin to embrace the practicum of downloading kingdom realities.

1. Gilgal is where Joshua set up headquarters to launch the campaign of taking the promised land, the inheritance. (Josh 5:8,9) “Now it came about when they had finished circumcising all the nation, that they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed. Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘TODAY I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.’ So the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.” Now this phase of Gilgal is the circumcision of the heart. Do you remember what true circumcision is? “For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.” (Rom 2:28,29) When our hearts have been circumcised from the belief in other powers, and we have made a radical commitment to the truth that the Lord, our God, is One, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, and we will love that One God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, circumcision is accomplished, and healing begins to take place. After the healing, “Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘TODAY I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt (darkness, the curse of separation from God, good) from you.’” In other words, anything that comes under that general rubric of lack of any kind is considered a reproach. TODAY! Do you hear it? The Lord has rolled away the reproach of Egypt. Shake yourself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem; loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.” (Is 52:2) “So the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.”

2. Gilgal is the place where Elisha neutralized the poison and took death out of the pot. (2 Kngs 4:38-41) “When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land. As the sons of the prophets were sitting before him, he said to his servant, ‘Put on the large pot and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.’” Since everything God does is always good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, put on the large pot. “Enlarge the place of your tent; stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, SPARE NOT...” (Is 54:2) Elisha’s position is simple: See no problems, think no lack, assume no limits. “Then one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine and gathered from it his lap full of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, for they did not know what they were.” Haven’t we all, at sometime or another, gathered unwittingly relationships, things, circumstances that have hurt us, and we now think irreparable damage has been done? We are convinced it is too late to change things now. “So they poured it out for the men to eat. And it came about as they were eating of the stew, that they cried out and said, ‘O man of God, there is death (i.e., separation from God/good) in the pot.’ And they were unable to eat.” Has this not been our story? In our arrogance, stubbornness and stupidity, we have brought all manner of death into our pot. Nevertheless, there is the eternal good news: Death is neutralized at Gilgal. When they realized there was death in the pot, the people went to Elisha, the seer, which is synonymous with beginning with God. And the man of God, when informed of the seeming dilemma, knew exactly what to do. Hence he said, “Now bring meal.” And he threw it into the pot, and he said, ‘Pour it out for the people that they may eat.’ Then there was no harm in the pot.”

3. At Gilgal, we experience multiplication. That is, the little you seem to have will be multiplied to the point there is enough and to spare. (2 Kngs 4:42-44) “Now a man came from Baalshalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits (paid his tithe), twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And he (Elisha) said, ‘Give them to the people that they may eat, for thus says the Lord, ‘THEY SHALL EAT AND HAVE SOME LEFT OVER.’ So he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord.’” This is the same way Jesus fed the multitude. He took the two fish and the five loaves, and He blessed it. By blessing it, He multiplied it. This point is so critical. Don’t complain about the little you seem to have. Take the little, bless it, give thanks, and watch it multiply. What you bless, magnifies. We all must realize that it’s not what we have in hand that is going to meet the need. The key is what you do with it. What is presently in manifestation is simply what you use to prime the pump. Take what you have and bless it. This is the real intent of saying grace at meals. It is blessing the food on the table, acknowledging that when you see no problems, think no lack, and assume no limits, you will manifest as per the need all that is necessary to take care of those at the table and whomever else might show up. After having dined lavishly, some will always be left over. With that which is left over, you will prime the pump for the next time. Do you see it? Gilgal is going to be one fun place to be.

4. When it was time for Elijah to be taken up to heaven, his journey began at Gilgal. Or put another way, his ascension to a new state of existence began at Gilgal. We call this ascension, a change in consciousness. (2 Kng 2:1) “And it came about when the Lord was about to take up Elijah by a whirlwind to heaven, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.” When you ascend like Elijah, ascend to a new state of consciousness based upon, “It’s all good,” you will automatically find yourself attracting new and wonderful things into your world. If you want to see a change in your world, you make the ascension in consciousness to that new state. You have to stop thinking like a victim, and begin to see yourself as large and in charge. Pause here and let these words sink deeply into your heart. Let your heart swell and be enlarged by this truth. Can you feel your heart burn within you as you focus on this good word? At Gilgal, you are going to be caught up, lifted out of prison and separation from God/good, and find yourself walking around saying, “Isn’t it marvelous?! Isn’t it wonderful?! Awesome and wonderful things are happening to me now.”

5. Gilgal is the place where Caleb said, “Give me this mountain.” (Josh 14:6-12) “Then the sons of Judah (praise) drew near to Joshua in Gilgal, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, ‘You know the word which the Lord spoke to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh-barnea. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought word back to him as it was in my heart (Heartsight). Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt with fear (and they are all dead now); but I followed the Lord my God fully. So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land on which your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance to you and to your children forever, because you have followed the Lord my God fully.’ And now behold, the Lord has let me live, just as He spoke, these forty-five years, from the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, when Israel walked in the wilderness; and now I am eighty-five years old TODAY. I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now...GIVE ME THIS HILL COUNTRY (MOUNTAIN)...” For those of us who feel what we desire is like a mountain, rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for at Gilgal, we now find ourselves able to say boldly, “Give me this mountain. I am strong enough. I am well able! I have everything I need!” And lastly,

6. Gilgal is the place where the angel of the Lord, the angel of God’s presence, appeared to Israel (Is-real). (Jg 2:1-6) “Now the angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, ‘I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land which I have sworn to your fathers...’” When you return to God as One, besides whom, there is none other, and you say like Jacob, “Surely the Lord was (always) in this place, and I knew it not. How awesome is this place,” that dawning in consciousness of God’s presence is the angel of the Lord that will lead you out of your prison into your inheritance. It is the angel of God’s presence that will guide you in perfecting your skills of downloading kingdom realities. Whoomp...There it is! Here is the promise. “And [God] said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you, and as for you, you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall tear down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed Me...Therefore I also said, ‘I will not drive them out before you; but they shall become as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to you.’” Despite our disobedience and the ensuing consequence, “When Joshua had dismissed the people, the sons of Israel went each to his inheritance to possess the land.” Gilgal is the place, therefore, that we begin to experience the abiding presence of the angel of God’s presence who will lead us on this journey of no distance. Since we’re going a way we’ve never been before, experience based upon past history and the intellect governed by precedent is useless on this journey. We must live by heartsight and the angel of God’s presence.

“Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.” Since God makes all of our enemies (i.e., the lack of all things) to be at peace with us when we are on this journey, what is the angel guarding us against? Clearly, the angel is guarding us from ourselves less we see problems, think lack, and assume limits based upon our old belief systems. Habits are stubborn things and tend to die hard. Are you ready to obey, with 100% commitment, the voice of the angel of God’s presence that will surely bring you out of limitation into your rightful inheritance? Do you say to such messengers, “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord; we have blessed you from the house of the Lord.”? (Ps 118:26)

Continuing, “Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him. But if you will truly obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. For My angel will go before you and bring you in to the land of the Ammorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will completely destroy them. You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them, and break their sacred pillars in pieces. But you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst. There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land (no unfulfilled dreams and visions); I will fulfill the number of your days. I will send My terror ahead of you, and throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. And I will send hornets ahead of you, that they may drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you.” But here is the rub: “I will not drive them out before you in a single year, that the land may not become desolate, and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you.” There is, however, a way to speed this up. And that way is through blessing. Intensity of devotion, speeds up manifestation. So many of you have been stubborn in this area. You have refused to bless, to rejoice, to intensify your celebration of it’s all good. Until you do, you are not ready to possess the land less it’s inhabitants overtake you. But if you repent, God says, “I will drive them out before you little by little, until you become fruitful and take possession of the land.” (Ex 23:20-30)

So, how do you like Gilgal so far? From here, we’ll be downloading kingdom realities into the world of our experiences. It is here that, having circumcised our hearts, we now bless everything that comes into the world of our experiences knowing it’s all good. Like Elijah, we have made the ascension in consciousness to see God here, there and everywhere. From now on, after the example of Caleb, we boldly exclaim, “Give me this mountain,” as we welcome our true and faithful guide, the angel of God’s presence, who speaks to our glad hearts, “I’LL TAKE YOU THERE.”

 
 

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