Two Places at Once

by APC on March 14, 2018

Back when I was in college, I kept a day-planner that dictated my life. It had my class and work schedule, paper due dates, birthdays, appointments, church services, shopping lists, and much more. If I ever misplaced that thing, I would have been seriously lost. Fast-forward a few years, and I was introduced to my first smart phone. Hello calendar and reminder apps. My life was changed forever.

But, even with these new technologies that have revolutionized how I track my life, I still face the same problem. Whether on paper, or in a digital format, I find my calendar is always double-booked. The most laughable question I receive at work: I see your calendar’s booked solid. Are you sure you don’t have any openings?

I often wish I had the power to duplicate myself so I could be in two places at once. That way I could appease everyone and not miss anything. Anyone else feel like that? And, while I’m at it, I’d make sure one copy of myself was taking a nap!

No matter how much I try, the natural laws of this world govern my body to be in one place at a time. When it seems completely ludicrous to think this concept would ever become a reality, I’m here to reveal a truth to you. You can be in two places at once—if you understand this outside the natural dimension and into the supernatural one.

It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter (II Corinthians 12:1–4, KJV).

There’s a lot of earth-shattering stuff happening in this setting of Scripture. I’m not going to dive too deep into this (I’m trying to keep this short for your benefit). But, Paul’s got a key concept here—being out of the body, caught up to the third heaven. Basically, being in two places at once: one on earth and one with the Lord.

You may not agree with the Scripture reference here, but let me put it to you this way. We live in a harsh world, governed by Satan (Ephesians 2:2). But, the Spirit living within us, is not of this world, and is of our Father in Heaven (John 14:26).

When we find ourselves a closet of prayer, and get down to business, the Holy Ghost (Spirit of God) living inside of us gets activated. When we push forward in prayer, we move from the natural into the supernatural realm. We move from this world right into the throne room of the King—another dimension, another time, and another place. We’ve officially attained being in two places at once.

When we’re alone with God, no schedule matters, time doesn’t matter, and earthly concepts no longer matter. We’re able to leave our present prayer room, leave our present circumstance, leave this physical world and physical body, and enter into a spiritual one. We enter into the heavenly presence of the Almighty God.

Your calendar might be like mine most days—booked up to the max. But, know you’re not bound by the physical appointments. God’s got a heavenly appointment you can make any time if you tap into His presence through prayer (I Thessalonians 5:17). You’ll find how easy it is to be in two places at once.