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Governing Your Territory

Our engagement with Heaven began with us standing in front of a large waterfall. Boulders were around the edges of it and someone who looked like Jesus was standing on one of the boulders. The man on the boulders asked the question, “Are you ready to put your soul down?”

At that moment we realized we were talking to John the Baptist. We greeted one another and Stephanie mentioned that she was honored to meet him because she had read about him all her life. He tilted his head sideways as if asking why.

John said he was honored because we were with him and that we were just as much sons as he is. He mentioned how we had crossed a bridge and that where we were was his favorite place. He wanted to show us grace.

We stepped with him through the waterfall and through a small cavern behind the waterfall. We followed it to the other end and came to a landscape. He said that there is a grace in governing. He had governed the wilderness. It didn't govern him. He said, “I understood the grace. At first, it was compounded by fear but when I realized the grace that I was in the time, in what was coming, I was able to govern in the grace. Grace isn't just a word you throw around and say, ‘Oh, I give you grace’, do you? Grace isn't just a word, it is a governing authority, a governance, a stance and from that place, your authority rises. You become.

“The landscape and the footing for the sons are right in front of them. Choosing grace to govern from is a first step. This is dimensional.”

He asked, “Would you say that laying down of flesh is a part of governing by grace?”

We replied, “Yes, John. Now that you've said it that way, We think we understand it. We have thrown around the word grace to people our whole lives and never used it in a position of authority to walk in and to govern our own landscape and territory.”

John responded, “This is the beginning of the imagination of your territories. This is my territory that I govern from. Its expanse is wide. It reaches far but where do you think I received the grace to govern from here? I accepted the journey.

“The steps of a righteous man are ordered of the Lord, even here. I laid my flesh down on earth and this is my reward.”

We inquired, “John, are you a part of teaching us how we are going to begin to understand as sons that we will be able to govern in other realms and other dimensions in quantum?”

John replied, “I am a piece of the picture. Follow me a minute.”

We took a few steps and the entire landscape changed, as if we had walked into another time. John affirmed that we did.

We said, “It was a quantum leap, wasn't it?”

John remarked, “A leap is just a step. We stepped from one place to another–in time, out of time, ahead of time, behind time, there is no time here. The grace in governing is the assurance of your steps. They are assured here by the Father himself.”

We asked, “John, is that why the words of the Father are on your feet?"

John remarked, “The grace that I have is to step in step, in these places. Grace is also a condition. There are conditions in governance. This walk is by faith through grace.”

We replied, “We know this is a big piece of the puzzle, John and we are grateful that you have shown us this. We are grateful that we have been able to participate in seeing the landscape that you walk on and that you govern and that more understanding will come.

Stephanie said, “While I've been talking Ron, he turned, and we have gone back through the cavern and we are now coming to the other side, through the waterfall, back where we started.

Now his feet, I see, as he's standing here in front of me, he has one foot on one rock. One foot is a little elevated on another rock or boulder and his feet are vibrating. The rest of him is not, but his feet are.”

John said, “It's a sound, it's a vibration, and a frequency.”

Stephanie said, “John, I hope to learn more from you, and I am privileged to have met you today. I'm going to have to have a good talk with my soul and tell it to not be gate keeper about this. But you look just as described.”

He just laughed and put a locust in his mouth and walked back through the waterfall.

Stephanie commented, “All of the words that were written in Heaven's language were all over his feet. I could see on the bottom of his feet, when he would take step, I could see it on the bottom of the sandals, but it wasn't anywhere else, that I could see.”

Territories & Landscapes

“Well, I guess our territory is our made up of our realms, we are a territory, and our territory has realms.”

Ron remarked, “Where territories consist of realms and realms make up territories. For example, LifeSpring is a territory. It has many realms. Our families are territories that are made of various realms. They all make up the territory that we get to govern.”

Stephanie commented, “He was talking about it being in time, out of time, ahead of time–there is no time in Heaven. So, this quantum leaping into other paradigms which is part of the governance of our own territories.”

Ron replied, “Well, we learn here before we do the other and, they haven't talked that much about territories. They've always talked about dominions. They've talked about realms. There has been very little said about territories. I would like from Malcolm or whoever, some clarity on territories. We requested to meet with him, and he came forward. Malcolm inquired, “How did you like that (speaking of the vision we just experienced)?”

We replied, “We liked it! Malcolm, that was a true gift from the Father.”

Malcolm replied, “Yes. That’s the stance in Heaven as sons. You’re a son, Ron's a son, John’s a son. This isn't celebrity status we are talking about here.”

We were then shown how we are all on an equal plane as sons. That goes to the verse about, “He is no respecter of persons.”[1]

I replied, “Right, but we do honor what they carry though.”

Stephanie agreed, “Absolutely. He's not diminishing that here. He's telling my soul. “You are just as valuable.”

Malcolm began, “Governance. That's an odd word. Isn't it?”

Stephanie replied, “I don't know. Is it?”

Malcolm continued, “The governance is a different platform in these dimensions than it is on earth. They carry some of the same flavor. Governance here is at and by the hand of the Father. Governance, on earth is a ruling order. Do you have a grace to govern your own realm?”

Stephanie replied, “Well, Malcolm, I would like to think that I do. However, I know that I am just learning all of this. The only grace that I would have is through the Father, through Jesus to me.”

Malcolm responded, “That's right, because it's never in and of yourself, even the governing of your own territory. This is where the rubber meets the road. Dying to self has a whole new meaning. Doesn't it?”

Stephanie said, “Yes, Malcolm, it does. I think that we've all heard it whole lives, about dying to ourselves, but not grasping what that truly means. There has probably been just a few that really understood that. Can you help us understand territory vs. landscape?”

Describing what she was seeing, Stephanie said, “Now, all of a sudden, we're at a stream on my left and we are walking. There is just open land, trees, and grass.

Malcolm asked, “What would you call this?”

Stephanie replied, “Malcolm, I would call it a landscape.”

Malcolm responded, “Is it? Or is it a territory?”

Stephanie remarked, “I don't know. Malcolm. You're going to have to define it for me.”

Malcolm replied, “A territory you own–you own it because it's a part of you.”

Stephanie said, “I'm seeing the visual of a landscape. Are you saying it's just a visual? You said a landscape is a time. Can you explain that?”

Malcolm continued, “A landscape is the time and effort put in as sons to develop the territory–to envelope a territory.”

Stephanie remarked, “He just took me to a bird's eye view. Okay. ‘I see the territory,

Malcolm.’ Now he is showing it to me as if nothing was there as what you would think of as a landscape. I guess you would say, ‘without form or void’, I don't know if that's the only way I can see it. As we walk in our landscape, it is developed over time. Okay. That makes sense.”

Malcolm explained, “Landscape is also a result of trade. See the dominion and domain work of the enemy. When you trade from it, it creates its own landscape versus how you trade in things of righteousness through grace. Trading in righteousness creates a landscape that is pristine and beautiful. When you walk on landscapes, you can have stumbling blocks when someone has traded from hell.”

Stephanie asked, “Malcolm, are you showing me that even a cleaning up of the generations is not a reset of the landscape, but it's a clearing off?

Malcolm replied, “The value in generational work Is that the Father, through His grace and on your behalf, pulls the stumbling blocks off, brings in the other godly trades from Heaven and then the landscape changes. It's why your steps matter.”

Stephanie said, “I'm seeing steps all the time. Now Malcolm, how we walk

Spiritually, it matters because it creates the landscape in front of you?”

Malcolm responded, “Yes, your next step, what is it going to look like? Have you created stumbling blocks for yourself with what you've traded with? That's why we spoke about the golden path.

“Territory is a dominion matter. Landscape is a heart matter.
“Landscape is what you have sown. It is what is reaped.”

Stephanie remarked, “When he said the word ‘sow’, I saw it as, when we sow in righteousness, fertile ground, I saw like an instantaneous time lapse, first of fertile ground, seed, and growth. And I see on other side of that, across the road, when you sow in bitterness and hatred and all of those other sins, the landscape is very scorched–scorched earth.

“And now we are back in the office in the conference room.”

Malcolm asked, “Do you feel stretched today?”

Stephanie replied, “Yes Malcolm, I have been stretched today. And I like it.

Ron remarked, “Okay, I have a question, Malcolm. Is this where Hosea 10: 12 comes in?

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, till He comes and rains righteousness on you. (Hosea 10:12)

Malcolm replied, “Yes. Dig deeper.”

Stephanie commented, “And this sounds just like what he's talking about, you're sowing to create a landscape. Oh! dig deeper! Dig your ground. Right! You're funny. Malcolm.”

As I meditated on this engagement, I realized that the first example in scripture of governing a territory and fashioning a landscape occurred in Genesis 1 where the scripture points out in Genesis 1:2-19:

The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So, the evening and the morning were the first day.

God began governing the formless planet known as Earth and the first thing He did was release light upon it. Where did the light come from? It makes no mention of the creation of suns or stars yet. I surmise that it was the Glory of God that illuminated the planet at that point.

6 Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." 7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.

The next day He divided the waters from the firmament and dry land appeared. God had just began developing the landscape. He then called forth vegetation onto the planet.

9 Then God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.

God was quite busy on the third day, but on the fourth day he began to landscape the heavens. He instituted these things to that mankind, who was to come later, would have daily rest cycles and to provide natural light to the inhabitants of the planet.

14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day. (Emphasis added)

God not only created the sun, but also the moon as a light reflective surface to provide light during nighttime hours. He made stars also (v. 16) and set them in the heavens to give light (direction/illumination) to the earth. Psalm 119 tells us that God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. His Word is not just transcribed into the Bible, but also in the scrolls of destiny that pertain to each of us. These words also provide illumination and direction. Notice that he says the stars give light/illumination/direction to the earth and they also rule over the day and the night. This will be significant as you will see in the chapter about Moses. The illumination of stars divide light (direction) from darkness (wandering).

It is interesting that Genesis 1 speaks of stars governing the day and night. We don’t think of stars as governing – and that is distinct from the sun and moon who rule. However, the word translated stars in that verse has a figurative meaning of a prince – a ruler.

In the governing from Heaven, which is what you are doing when you govern from your star, notice that God placed lights in the sky and stars also. What are the lights in the sky if not the stars? What are the stars apart from the lights?

Those are questions to inquire of the Lord concerning. Job would be a good place to begin looking.

1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:

7 (Where were you) When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8 "Or who shut in the sea with doors, When it burst forth and issued from the womb; 9 When I made the clouds its garment, And thick darkness its swaddling band; 10 When I fixed My limit for it, And set bars and doors; 11 When I said, 'This far you may come, but no farther, And here your proud waves must stop!' 12 "Have you commanded the morning since your days began, And caused the dawn to know its place, 13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it? 14 It takes on form like clay under a seal, And stands out like a garment. (Job 38:7-14) (Emphasis added)

[1] Acts 10:34

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