Our teaching this month is based on my series of teachings, “The Parallel Plane of the Spirit World.”
I have published this message before, but we need to be reminded again and again of certain truths so our focus is on the right thing. It is easy to be pulled aside by distractions in this life and lose sight of what is really true. The physical world is noisy and full of flashy activity, like a carnival. It becomes difficult to focus on spiritual activity when the physical world is constantly demanding attention.
The physical world is a reflection of the spiritual world. There is a lot of activity there, more than we would imagine. It is of utmost importance that we look at what is motivating the physical world and exercise our rights and our authority as emissaries of Christ to bring change in the spiritual realm, which will influence and change physical reality.
How does that work? Well, I just read this pamphlet that I wrote and the Holy Spirit quickened me to pray and speak the Word over a situation with a person which I now recognize is not a “people problem,” but a “spiritual issue.” Sometimes it amazes me how long I can go without “seeing” what is happening in the spirit – then suddenly I am reminded that, “we are not wrestling against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and wicked spirits in heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12) One version (CJB) says against “cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm.”
Likewise, when you see “miracles” and “divine intervention,” it is the spiritual forces of heaven influencing and changing things in earth as a result of the prayer of faith which releases God’s power and God’s agents upon the situation.
I pray the Holy Spirit will enlighten you and inspire you to use that power for divine intervention in your life!