Allow me share how the devil draws us into this mass deception and how we willingly surrender control of our lives over to him and his minions. It’s very subtle and most of the world population is susceptible and completely unaware that they are living their lives in agreement with this behemoth LIE!
Let’s start with the truth: We are spiritual beings living in a physical reality.
My friends, the greater reality is the spiritual realm. We are spirits, FIRST. God breathed into us life and spirit.
Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. —GENESIS 2:7
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? —1 CORINTHIANS 3:16
We are a spirit, connected through a soul to a physical body, destined to live in a created, physical, world.
So, here is the lie. Satan has constructed elaborate and sophisticated deceptions screens in every area of our society that nearly all of humanity lives merely within our 3D existence. Think about it. Science is completely based upon the premise that what is real or “provable” is witnessed by our fives senses. I remember having this very conversation with my husband in our early years.
“What about supernatural stuff that happens on earth such as….” I would rattle off things like what are lightning balls? What about miracle healings? What about levitation?”
These are legitimate supernatural, unprovable, phenomenon. He response, “Well just as science proved the world was round and not flat, the discovery or explanation will come in the future.”
At that point I didn’t have a response. After all, doesn’t that sound reasonable? However, I’m older and wiser now. I’ll state unequivocally, the supernatural realm, the spiritual realm, is absolutely real. And in fact, the spirit realm is the greater reality.
We are spiritual beings having a physical experience. So the colossal deception is that there is nothing more than the physical realm.
And this is where satan wants us to live. So this is what he will do to keep us away from our true nature and the greater reality. He will throw everything at us in this natural realm to overwhelm our mind and heart with physical problems.
Think about it. Pain, disease, financial difficulty. He keeps us toiling away in a job that is unfulfilling, controlling us through a difficult boss, a range of breakdowns in our relationships, our marriage, with our children. He works to create chaos at every turn because we will be driven to focus on how to navigate this “new” problem in the natural.
The devil works in the small to the overwhelming. One thing, upon another. A rock in the windshield, a sick child, you miss work, fall behind, boss is angry. The dishwasher quits. There is a flood in the downstairs bathroom, your facing loneliness, Covid, fear of the unknown, and a mountain of debt.
Currently, I’ve never witnessed so many believers standing under blow-upon-blow of health issues, financial crisis, marriage crisis, etc. It feels like a relentless siege. And it is.
BUT…… This is where our years of training come into play. Year upon year, you rose from your warm bed and chose to pursue God instead of sleeping for 30 minutes more. Year upon year, you read books that filled your spirit. You filled your mind and heart with the Word of God. All the time you invested into relationship with the Trinity, the maturing of your faith, the development of faith practices now come back to carry you over the siege.
When you feel underwater and it looks like no way out, this is when you go back to what you have known and practiced for years. You take a minute and tell the devil, “YOU CAN’T STEAL MY FAITH!”
“I am fully aware of the spiritual realm. I know my Father in Heaven. I stand under the blood covenant of Yeshua. With great purpose, today I choose to remember all that God has done and said in the past.”
“I choose to live out of my true reality that I am seated in the heavenly realms with Christ. This is my victory over all the works of hell.”
When this life on earth begins to consume you, you can bet the devil is behind it. This is the moment you can be assured that you are headed into one of your GREATEST breakthroughs.
You are standing on holy ground.
Take time to remove your sandals, to refocus on the greater reality, give thanks to God, Yeshua, and Spirit. Realign with heaven because that is our greater reality.
Do you agree?
I love you my dear, dear brothers and sisters in Christ. Stay strong in the Lord for surely, we shall see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living. Hallelujah