“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12).
I’ve seen behind the veil; the spiritual realm in part, and my life hasn’t been the same since. “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12). None of the rules governing our physical reality are applicable. The spiritual realm appears to be rich in symbolism, much like a dream; the intangible is tangible. I perceive a shared consciousness, seizing all the senses at once; words aren’t spoken idly. I’ve observed the manifestation of the Holy Spirit, encountered Christ in dreams and visions, and heard my Father above.
War rages all around us; the spiritual is all around us; worlds intertwined, yet separate. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12). Demons possess varying degrees of latitude, but take heart, brothers and sisters in Christ, the strong man was bound at the cross (Matthew 12:29). Some people appear to embrace their demons unwittingly, while others seem to do so deliberately; sadly, they wreak havoc, either way. More gruesome than their appearance is the darkness demons emit; therefore, we must remain in the Spirit and ever vigilant of Satan’s schemes (2 Corinthians 2:11). But God is sovereign. Jesus is preparing a place just as he promised. I’ve seen a translucent city of gold; the New Jerusalem; a sight to behold!
I sometimes find myself simultaneously experiencing the brightest light and the deepest darkness; the height of joy and the depths of despair; the greatest peace and the most ferocious anxiety. The unseen war, between the flesh and the spirit, rages (Galatians 5:17). Such knowledge has come with a steep price (Ecclesiastes 1:18) but an even greater reward (Proverbs 16:16).
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