It’s not what it looks like

We live in a two dimensional world. The two dimensions I am referring to are the spirit realm and the natural realm. Although the spirit realm is hidden from the natural eye, both realms coexist and are equally real. The forces and influences that affect our everyday life such as our perceptions, thoughts, attitudes and passions flow out of the unseen spirit realm.

Unseen forces influence our decision-making and consequently our destiny.

For example, you may have a conflict with someone, get offended and suffer great rejection. This scenario can even permanently destroy marriages or close friendships. The extreme conclusion of this negative process can be a raging anger taking control of us and we end up committing the unthinkable—taking a life!

Unless you grasp the bigger picture and get the revelation that you live in two dimensions, you will always be a victim, not an overcomer. You’ll be like a puppet on a string, controlled by the spirit realm. You need to get equipped and control these forces before they control you.

Ephesians 6:12 says “ For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” In other words, our fight isn’t against people whom we can see, but against spiritual forces that we can’t see.

It’s not always what it looks like! Don’t jump to conclusions. The quicker you realize that the battle is spiritual, the greater success you’ll have in this life. Ignorance of this truth will be your demise.

1. To live victoriously in both worlds simultaneously, Jesus must live in you. His Spirit equips you to deal with the spirit realm successfully. It’s not just about going to heaven. It’s about defeating the evil forces in the unseen realm, just like Jesus did. Jesus alone makes that possible.

2. You must develop the habit of waiting for and listening to God’s voice. Psalm 46:10a says “Be still, and know that I am God…..”  Unfortunately, we are used to making decisions based on what we see, feel and what makes sense to us. If you can discern the source of an issue before jumping into life-altering decisions, you can avoid future failure.

Ask yourself: Why do I feel this way about this person, my life, my job, etc.? If I make this decision based on what I feel like now, will it get me closer to God and His destiny for me? Will it bring long lasting peace and healing in my relationships? What does God’s word say about my circumstances?

Based on your answers to these questions you can determine the source of what you are basing your decisions on. It’s not what it looks like. However, you can know what it really is by understanding the two dimensions we live in.

The key to success in our relationships, businesses, careers etc, depends on which spiritual force is controlling the decisions we make in the natural world. Remember, it’s not always what it looks like!

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Gaspar Anastasi

Gaspar Anastasi is apostle of Word of Life Ministries in Freeport, New York and Fort Myers, Florida. He and wife Michele established the Stop Hurting Start Healing program to help people overcome past hurts and trauma and go on to live whole, successful lives. They also air the weekly television show, "Breaking Free Living Well".

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