Good day my beloved. Today is the first Sunday in this beautiful month of February and it’s a palindromic date😊 02/02/2020 (topic for another day). Today’s topic is something that we probably already know, ‘Life is Spiritual’.
The fact that one is ignorant of the law of gravity does not guarantee that if he jumps off a tree he’d hang or fly, no! He’d come crashing down. If one chooses to believe that the earth is flat, does that make the earth flat? No, the earth remains spherical. In the same way, whether we believe it or not, life is spiritual.
Life is spiritual, and the physical is to a great extent controlled by the spiritual. There are so many occurrences that validate the spirituality of life, even apart from biblical facts. The life we live here on earth is surely beyond the physical, there is certainly more. As a teenager, I often wondered, where do people go when they die?, are ghosts real?, why do we dream?, do angels and demons really exist?, is there really heaven and hell? Is all we see all that there is? etc. These questions flew around in my mind and school textbooks did no justice to them, they were the questions that shouldn’t be asked, sacred questions.
When I started growing in my Christian faith and learning from God’s word, I started getting answers and became more convicted that life is spiritual. Everything that is recorded in the Bible actually happened, they are not made up stories, they are proven historical records.
(2 Kings 6:8-22) The story of Elisha and the Arameans in the Bible is one of various events that display the spiritual. The king of Aram was at war with Israel, the Israelite army always got ahead of him because Prophet Elisha through word of knowledge always got to know what was said in the camp of the Arameans and warned the Israelite army ahead of time. When the king of Aram got to know about this, he was furious and he sent men to Dothan to capture Prophet Elisha, they got there at night and surrounded the city. When prophet’s servant saw the army, he panicked and reported to his master Elisha. Elisha told him not to fear because those that were with them are greater than those who are with them.
2 Kings 6:16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
We have four parties here;
- The Aramean army.
- Prophet Elisha and his servant.
- Those that were with Elisha (horses and chariots of fire).
- Those that were with the Aramean army.
Number three and four above were the unseen part of the battle. Prophet Elisha even had to pray for his servant’s eyes to be opened to see the spiritual army (2 Kings 6:17). Remember, our battle is not against flesh and blood. The book of Daniel chapter 10 also talks about a spiritual warfare involving the angel Micheal, the angel sent with Prophet Elisha’s message and the prince of Persia (an evil angel representing the interests of Satan in Persia). You should read it up, it’s insightful.
There are so many other pointers to the spiritual in the Bible. Looking at the life of our Lord Jesus Christ in the New Testament, his teachings, his parables, his death, resurrection and ascension, we can be sure that there is more to life than the physical. Before his death, he said to the robber by his side, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43). Apostle Paul in his second letter to the Corinthian church, encouraged them saying, “So we fix our eyes on not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)
Just like we saw in the The Armor of God, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly [supernatural] places.” (Ephesians 6:12).
Life is spiritual, the more we get it into our consciousness, the clearer life would be for us. The second part of this would come up next week. See you soon.