We live in the physical but everything comes from the spirit realm….
The Bible tells us that “faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see” (Hebrews 11:1 CEB). It also says, “We don’t focus on the things that can be seen but on the things that can’t be seen. The things that can be seen don’t last, but the things that can’t be seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18 CEB).
It appears that the old saying “seeing is believing” just doesn’t cut it in the Kingdom of God.
There’s a reality that’s visible, and one that’s invisible. In the physical world, there are three spatial dimensions that you can see. (Time is sometimes referred to as the fourth dimension, but it’s somewhat different from the others.) Some theories in physics suggest that there could be ten or more spatial dimensions.
I believe the spiritual realm could possibly be found in some of these hidden dimensions. But that’s just conjecture. The point is, there’s a lot going on out there that you just can’t see. Somewhere you’ll find angels, demons, and the souls and spirits of people who have died. Some of those entities seem to be able to interact with our world as well as their own, in some cases simultaneously. Could it be possible that the spiritual realm exists parallel to the physical? Are there invisible dimensions right here along with the ones we can see? If so, that would explain a lot.
HuMan beings also have visible and invisible components. The Bible refers to each of us having a body, a soul, and a spirit. The visible part (the body) is fairly easy to understand, but the invisible part consists of both the soul and the spirit. It’s not easy to tell where the dividing line is between the two. (Hebrews 4:12
seems to make this point.) I generally think of the soul as consisting of things like the intellect, will, and emotions. The spirit, on the other hand, is the part of us that’s equipped to perceive and interact with the spiritual realm, and to commune with God. Perhaps it also includes things like conscience or intuition.
The point to all this is that a discussion of spiritual and supernatural topics should start with the understanding that huMans are both physical and spiritual beings. We live between two worlds, and we’re caught in the middle of a war between two kingdoms. The challenge for the church is to teach believers how to navigate all these intersections.
Keep praying for God to lift your burdens. Be diligent in your prayers and conversations with God. Speak scripture against your worries. Know that even though situations might not always change, or change in the timing that we may want, God is working on our behalf. Leave your troubles at the cross, and remember that ‘we are more than conquerors.’
Y’all ALL things!
“Cast your cares on The Lord and He will sustain you; God will never let the righteous be shaken.” Amen.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”