LIKE IT OR NOT WE ARE ALL SPIRIT BEINGS – Article

December 7, 2016

I was talking to my husband this morning and we were marveling at several things that happened in our childhood. We were both the “babies” of the family and our births both came with the threat of failure and death. Both of our mothers had to stay in bed for six months to get us here. Both of our mothers had had multiple miscarriages. I think it was with much prayer and sacrifice that either of us made it here at all.

Indeed, both of my own children were almost lost as well. The enemy seemed to be working hard. My son had severe jaundice and a strange bruising over where his liver was. The pediatrician never told me he didn’t expect my son to live! In hind sight, I guess he saved me the trauma and fear of that. We were praying parents, and he was born at the City of Faith Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma….so we asked people to be praying and God heard our prayers and his liver started to function after 3 very stressful days.

With my daughter….I began to bleed at two months and my doctor told me to lay down, that these things happen. He fully believed I was miscarrying my baby. Until I had a conversation with God. He told me that she would be a blessing to me and to fight and pray. So I called a prayer partner, a lady that had almost lost her own children in the same way prayed down heaven to earth and almost immediately the bleeding stopped and I had a normal pregnancy and child.

I truly believe that most of us have these kinds of experiences. Miracles that are not publicly acknowledged or believed. We may even write them off as coincidences. But, we are spiritual beings and are created from a spiritual God. John 4:24 says: “God is spirit and they that worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

I also think it goes much deeper than that! I think we all have spiritual experiences that just don’t get talked about! We tend not to talk about things that can’t be naturally explained. I remember going to work at a department store in my early 20’s and talking about God to my co-workers. I had experienced many supernatural events in my life and was not shy about sharing them. In turn, these two girls opened up about their own experiences that they had never told a single soul about and I marveled. One girl even had an out of body experience and it was awesome, but she had been afraid to tell anyone for fear of being rejected or ridiculed. It was so freeing for both of them to finally have a listening ear that they knew not only understood, but encouraged them! I think it is important for us all to acknowledge that we are spirit beings! We are spirits that live in a body and have a soul (mind, will, emotions). We are three part beings just as the Bible teaches:
1 Thessalonians 5:23
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

But most of us won’t acknowledge the spiritual nature of our existence, in part because we don’t know it’s normal. In the western world for some reason, spiritual things are downplayed to our own detriment. Other countries have no problem at all believing in the spirit realm. People practice witchcraft and voodoo openly and they see the results. It is also in these areas that miracles from God seem to be received more easily. In many ways the “poor” of the world are actually richer in understanding of these things than we are here in the west. Simply because they “get” that there is a spirit realm.

This relegates us to an unfulfilling life in many ways if we shut down that part of our existence. Knowing what the Bible says truly takes away all of the fear about these things. If you just read the New Testament through and notice how often it talks about the “spiritual” part of life, it will normalize it for you and open up a richer and more fulfilling understanding of our existence and why we are here.

I encourage you first read the Bible and then find someone to share your experience with. A safe person. If you have no one then please feel free to share your story with me anonymously. It will do you good and I promise not to put you down in any way. If it is a dark experience…I will give you some scriptures to help you understand what is going on….and if an experience from God, I can support your experience. I am a Bible teacher…and an experienced spiritual Christian. At any rate….I hope this will open you up to your spiritual self and the spirituality of God and our universe. If you hide what has been given to you and don’t explore it, then that part of who you are will not grow. But just do it in the safety of God’s Word. There’s a lot more to you than you even know.

For example…..after my father died….a man came to the house and shared a story with me that I had never heard. My dad was a lawyer and very left brained and logical, so I had no clue that he even thought about spiritual things. He never talked about that kind of stuff. But basically, this friend of his had gotten into a heartbreaking experience and was planning on committing suicide. He called our house and talked to mom and asked them to pray for him but did not reveal his plans. My mom did not feel right in her heart/spirit about it and as soon as my dad walked in the door, she sent him to go find their friend.

My dad drove quickly to his house, but his kids said that he just left in the car. My dad asked which way he went but the kids did not know. So he said a quick prayer “God help me find him” and set out turning the car as he felt “led” to do so. When he got to the freeway entrance he said a “supernatual hand” took control of the wheel and pulled it right onto the entrance ramp. My dad was startled, but kept driving and sure enough he saw this man’s car on the freeway. He pulled up next to him and motioned for him to stop and he did. The man broke down in tears as he told my dad he was on the way to drive his car into a lake in a place he had picked out and was going to drown himself. He was minutes away from doing it.

God had supernaturally taken the wheel and led my dad to save his friends life. I think maybe “false humility” or something kept my dad from sharing it and that was wrong!! People need to hear these types of stories because it glorifies God and builds peoples faith. I needed to hear that my dad was a spiritual man too!! I felt pretty robbed of something beautiful because I only heard this after his death! I would love to have talked to him about it. Maybe that is why America seems to be more deficient of miracles than other countries. We lack the courage to tell of the supernatural things that take place in life. This definitely needs to change!

What about dark things and demons? Well that needs to be dealt with too or it can have a grip on you for life and it doesn’t need to!

Jesus said: Luke 10:19
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

We can’t even begin to walk in that authority until we first admit the spirit realm exists. Trust me….Jesus has got this all covered in His word if you will take the time to read it and ask Him to show it to you! It’s all there in black and white…He’s not hiding it from us. But He does expect us to seek and find!

So I encourage all of us to take the journey! Don’t hide what you have experienced, but grow safely with God in these areas. You are an eternal spirit being whether you like it or not. Why not just accept it and become strong in spirit and nurture that part of who you are. With God. Stay away from anything that is not Biblical. Let God protect you….but don’t run away from these things! Seek for the “Holy Spirit” to indwell you!!

Luke 11:9-13  “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.  If a son asks for bread[d] from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish?  Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

If you want more information….I do a youtube teaching on “How to Receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit” under Jean Chamblee – Passing the Torch #14 You can check it out as well as other spiritual subjects like How to know when God is talking to Me?…. “Still Small Voice” or “Inspired Thoughts” are two short teachings and real examples of how to recognize this.

Anyway….I hope this has inspired you to take a look at your life a little differently and to pursue the spiritual side of the scriptures and of all human life! It’s a journey that is worth your time and energy and you will not regret it! I think we all hunger in our souls to know more about God in this way. God is a spirit and we need to know Him more like this in a personal way. It’s there….we just need to be honest and unafraid to search and acknowledge it!

Proverbs 3:5,6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”

God Bless you!!!

(p.s. If anyone wants to talk about an experience and have no one in your life right now to encourage you – you can request my personal email -I will do my best to get back to you in a few short days ) (or you can post a comment openly on the blog )

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