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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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