Multi Dimensional Prophecy II

am consistently amazed at how little so-called
"believers" grasp the supernatural elements found in the more exotic
verses dealing with the realm of the Spirit. Christians have been
spiritually crippled to believe in a fairy tale version of Christianity,
where Christ comes back secretly, whisks away all the "good" Christians,
leaves the rest of the world behind, and makes everything right.

In this bloodless, spiritless, and spineless movie-like
version of events, all responsibility is shifted off the believer as he is
taught to simply "rest" in the finished work of Christ. Worse yet, anyone
that ventures to teach the truly supernatural characteristics that
mark the life of the genuine believer is castigated as being "new age," or
even caught up in the occult. The truth is, all that live in this
physical carnal plane of existence without the mighty power of the Holy
Spirit are already immersed in the strong delusion forecast so long
ago in Thessalonica (II Thessalonians 2:11). 

The mystical layers of communication that are found in
the Scriptures, and the prophets in particular, require discernment
of the Christian kind to decipher. The New Testament tells us "the
natural man [the unregenerate of heart, mind, and soul] receiveth not the
things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither
can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" ( I Corinthians
2:14).

As the LORD reveals things to "his servants the
prophets" (II Kings 17:23), when believers encounter those revelations,
they in turn are faced with recognizing whether or not it is a communiqué
from the throne of glory, or a counterfeit generated by a different
spirit. In essence, all believers must develop a modicum of spiritual
discernment, or they will most definitely be deceived.

Thus, those that choose to sit back and be "spiritually
fed" without taking the initiative of an active inquiry are destined to
be deceived.
In order to recognize "whether [these] things [be] so"
(Acts 17:11), one must "study to show thyself approved unto God" (II
Timothy 2:15), and to "be renewed in the spirit of your mind...which is
renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him" (Ephesians
4:23, Colossians 3:10).

These are very obviously spiritual things
-- part of the "mystery of God" (Revelation 10:7), which shall "be
finished" at the sounding of the "voice of the seventh angel" (Revelation
10:7), when we will see him "face to face" (I Corinthians 13:12), when "we
shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is" (I John 3:2)

The description of "as he is" is found in the
Gospels. The Bible tells us

"His raiment became shining, exceeding white
as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them [as] he was transfigured
before them" (Mark 9:3,2).

The power and the glory that awaits us is
magnificent, and "the whole creation groans and travails in pain together
until....the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of
corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God" (Romans
8:22,21).

August 4 2005 -- James Lloyd

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