Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Not Limited To What We See

I wish there was some way to show people that there is much more going on than what they see. We limit ourselves by what we can see, touch, smell, hear and taste, as if our five senses is all there is to reality. But there is so much more going on than what we realize. There is so much more than what science can explain. There is so much more to you than you realize at this moment.

How can a Christian not believe in witchcraft, ghosts and evil spirits? How can we laugh at the paranormal and say people who believe in it are crazy? Have you read the Bible?

- Balaam - who accessed God through divination (Numbers 22)
- Witch of Endor - a medium whom Saul went to (1 Samuel 28)
- Ghost of Samuel - brought up by the witch of Endor (1 Samuel 28)
- the countless demons Jesus cast out, just to mention a few things

God said not to have anything to do with this stuff, not because it isn't real, but because it is real and it destroys people. It is part of the darkside and it exists.

I bring this up, not because it is our topic today, but because I want to make my point that there is more going on than this limited physical existence we experience every day. I don't write about the dark stuff for the same reason the Bible doesn't go into details: My purpose is to glorify God, not lift up evil. I only point this out because I want you to know that God is using you to teach angels.

Yes, you, a member of the Body of Christ, the Church, are being used by God to teach his wisdom to all rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms. Those are the ones that you cannot see with your eyes, touch with your hands, smell with your nose, hear with your ears, or taste with your tongue, but they are there and you are God's object lesson:

His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Ephesians 3:10-11)

God kept his plans so close to his chest that not even the authorities in the heavenly realms knew what he was up to. Yet, through us, mere clay vessels, God is displaying his glory and making known his wisdom to angels. They are looking in on us with awe as God reconciles us, his enemies, to himself and then glorifying himself through us. I don't know, maybe we are too enamoured with the decaying delights of this world to understand the awesomeness of this, the thing that even the angels find amazing.

I just want you to know, as you wake up and get going in this normal day of yours, that you are a walking object lesson of God's wisdom today. You my friend are a trophy of grace. You are a clay vessel containing the glory of God. You are the object of our Father's affection. You are even the Bride of Christ. As you live your typical day, with your typical friends, in your typical town, with it's typical delights, realize you are far beyond typical to the authorities of the heavenly realms. They are watching you with wonder at the great things God has, is and will do through you. May others see the glory of Jesus in you today.

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