Developing a Biblical View of the Spiritual World
It is time for the church to prepare itself. To rise in maturity and to put to shame the counterfeit dominion of darkness masquerading as a kingdom of light.
Familiar spiritual in 2 Kings 6;18-23 the Prophet Elisha and his servant are in the city of Dothan and the King of Aram send chariots, horses, and a substantial army to seize him.
o Servant sees the army and comes running to Elisha fearful.
o And Elisha said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are greater than those who are with them v16
1 Then Elisha prayed and said, “Lord, please, open his eyes so that he may see. And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes….” 2 King 6:17
o The Lord opens his eyes……. Tap the brakes
o What if we prayed and the Lord opened our eyes.
o What if the walls and ceil disappeared and we could see this entire invisible world surrounding us.
o What would we see right now.
Pp The supernatural world is another world.
o It’s not an imaginary dimension.
o 1 It’s not the invisible part of this natural world.
2 By faith we understand that the world has been created by the word of God so that what is seen has not been made out of things that are visible. Hebrews 11:3 NAS
3 Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power of God’s words! He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen. TPT
PpThe spiritual world existed before the natural world and is greater.
o No one knows how big our universe is, in fact this handiwork of God, is mind- boggling. (Light year 5.88 trillion miles) Milky Way 105,700 light years)
o Romans 1 says that by this physical universe, we should be able to discern God’s power and divine nature.
o Truth bomb: We can’t. If the vast of this universe which by design is to humble us and puts us in a place of awe and worship. Reveals our classic disconnect
o Why would we then take something from this and call it God and worship the created over the Creator.
1 It best to envision the natural world as superimposed upon the spiritual world, keeping in mind that the spiritual world preexists and supersedes the natural world.
The spiritual world (angels and such) was a created dimension, But God transcend above because it came from Him.
There are many things in the spiritual world – not elements of physical substance, but things of spiritual substance, invisible to us but, indeed real.
o 1 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Eph.1:3
o Just as God created this world, mountains, trees, water and sky, the spiritual unseen has things of spiritual substance, a world of treasures and delights.
Pp The spiritual realm is where God dwells.
o 1God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth Jn 4:24
Pp The spiritual realm is where angels exist.
o We think of the Christmas angel that was on the tree. White with wings, a robe, blonde hair and beautiful …… Oh looks like me! I’m taking that world and making it in an image of me. (say Disconnect) Not the cupid/baby in the diaper
o 1 Gen. 3:24 cherubim, with a flaming sword. Generally non-descrip other than it states has wings.
o 2 Isa. 6:1-6 v2 Seraphim were standing above Him, each having six wings: with two each covered hi