To those who aer embracing the new dimension of the Holy Spirit, this is what you need to know. You cannot seek to maintain the same, human routine and the apostolic dimension at the same time. The dimension of this experience will completely "swallow up" the realm of "normal" existence.
You cannot continue to live in the daily routine of life and human perception. There cannot be a regime of the familiar life that will partner with the unfamiliar and the mystery of the kingdom. One lifestyle will win over the other.
There are those who have experienced a glimpse of the powers of the kingdom of God that may try to "balance" out the two lives. But the only thing it will produce is this bland taste in the mouth, a feeling of nausea and frustration of living. Food will lose it's power to fill. It will only be suited for taste. It's the same as the prophet who ate the "whole roll." In his mouth, it was sweet as honey. But in his stomach, it was bitter.
There has to be a decision to fully live out the kingdom life. The kingdom life will totally control all aspects of your living. It is a literal change of the way we live.
There are those who may be afraid to live out this prophetic dimension. Certain fellowships or ministries that may have grown tired of how they "do church," may change styles of administration and add the "new prophetic titles" and activities, but still crave the soulish, humanistic way of living and religious approach to God.
This will only cause a greater frustration in the ministry. This change must be more than an external embracing of the new apostolic order. It must be a total metamorphosis of the identity of the person. The kingdom life will totally annihilate the experience of the "outer court" believer.
The outer court and Holiest Place cannot exist together. The old way and the new way cannot remain partners in this realm of the prophetic dimension.
There are people right now that feel this drawing in into the Father's passion. They seek the life of God. They seek the heart of the Father. The flesh and the spirit cannot live together. One desires to master the other.
In order to impart and minister this life to the Body, we will have to accept the experience of the Holy of Holies, the dimension of the Father. There cannot be the human routine and the kingdom routine. The kingdom will have to totally re-educate us in living. It will have to be the foundation of how we live in every category. Our lives must be reprogrammed by the Father's kingdom dimension.
Our patience will be tried and our frustrations will grow. Why? Because the apostolic mandate is not just in knowledge or position. It must be experienced and felt. It must be the controller of your life.
This life must be lived. It cannot become a philosophy or spiritual interpretation. It must be experienced. The fellowships must be ready to receive this change in their lifestyles, of worship and living. Some of us have felt this frustration as well by being part of a congregation filled with "two houses." The house of Saul and the house of David.
These two dimensions cannot remain together. There can be no conferences on joining these two "lives." One will always have a place in the heart because it was once a place of protection and provision. It was a place where friendships were formed (Jonathan and David). However, the new house is one of prophetic proportions, living by the voice of the Father and His desire. It is the house of kingdom living and expression.
The two cannot remain in agreement, no matter how much we try. The kingdom life totally seeks dominion over the human life. God seeks to literally take over the human life and it's ways.
We must accept this, if we are to be successful in establishing fellowships and assisting ministries that have been birthed from this prophetic government.
Are we really ready for something like that?
In His Care,
Apostle Dr. Mary Anne Conte