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The purpose of these teachings are to emphasize the literal fact that the spiritual realm (dimension) has a concrete and physical effect in the natural realm. The kingdom of God which resides within Christian believers is not a theory; it is rock-
John 3: 12 If I told you earthly things and you don’t believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
Most Christian believers would say that the “born again” reality is a great spiritual truth. Yet, Jesus in his conversation with Nicodemus calls it an ‘earthly thing.’ What then is the impact of real heavenly (spiritual, kingdom) truth in our visible world?
John 14: 16-
I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, that he may be with you forever,—
the Spirit of truth, whom the world can’t receive; for it doesn’t see him, neither knows him. You know him, for he lives with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you.
Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more; but you will see me. Because I live, you will live also.
In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.
FACT 1: The first step in recognizing the awesome power that resides in us is for the individual believer to understand and buy into the fact of the triple relationship: Jesus in the Father, me in Jesus, Jesus in me. This is a present fact.
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power [strong #1411] when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth.
This power relationship began at the first Christian Pentecost and continues in believers today.
As it is written, I have made thee [Abraham] a father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickens the dead, and calls those things which be not as though they were.
FACT 2: Abraham believed in God who creates by verbal command.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
FACT 3: The Christian’s mind should be transformed so that the believer can prove (display, demonstrate) the will of God at three levels: the good, the acceptable, the perfect (mature.)
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him.
FACT 4: God’s bounty for believers is far above anything we can imagine. It is revealed to each believer by God Himself when we ask Him.
2 Corinthians 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
FACT 5: We must not assume that what we can see in the natural realm is the will of God. Christians are put on earth to call into existence God’s will in the natural realm.
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
FACT 6: Once we have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit and submitted ourselves to the written Word of God we are living in a preview of the creative powers of the resurrected life.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
FACT 7: Our faith proves that the reality of God’s will exists in the natural realm.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
FACT 8: A miracle is the appearance of God’s over abundant will in the natural realm. It is not made of things which are physically seen in the natural dimension. (A miracle can be, a supernatural instantaneous or gradual healing, a domination of fallen nature such as Jesus stilling the storm, supernatural provision or protection, authority over evil powers.)
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
FACT 9: Noah is another example of a man who acted on what he knew even though it could not be seen.
By faith he [Moses] forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
FACT 10: Moses is another example of a man who acted on what he knew even though it could not be seen.
1 John 4: 12-
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.
By this we know that we remain in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him, and he in God. We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him. In this love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.
FACT 11: John summed up what he expressed in his Gospel this way:
1. God has given us His Spirit, this guarantees that we are in Him.
2. When we are in Him, we live in a state of love.
3. Everything that Jesus is in the spiritual dimension and outside of time, we are in the natural dimension now!
FACT 12: If we are not experiencing life according to John’s understanding above, we have not caught on to the full truth yet, we are still living at a subnormal Christian level.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON THE STATE OF LOVE: This is not an issue of morals (legalistic obedience.) It is a matter of where you have been placed by God and of how much of his love you have willingly absorbed. If you absorb God’s love you will dispense God’s love. Anything less is merely ‘doing the right thing’ and ‘doing the right thing’ has absolutely no creative power. You must be greedy to absorb God’s love. You can not give what you do not have. The end results will be two fold:
1. You will exhibit good morals, love, without self effort.
2. You will believe for the “impossible” and call it forth for yourself and others.