Where do you see, is it real?
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.
2 Corinthians 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
It is amazing to me how accepting of the circumstances we have become. We are bombarded by the fact that this or that can do this or that to us and therefore we need this or that to prevent this or that from being done to us. We look at the natural things of our experience as so concrete and immovable.
“…you have to think beyond the walls, beyond the boundaries, push your mind to accept that there are none.”
What if what we see and perceive to experience was meant for us to master? What if what we see and perceive to experience, those so called concrete and immovable things were meant to be our servants?
“…be a master of your environment, not a servant to it.” “These days, nothing is what it seems.”
Why did the movie The Matrix, produced in 1999, still today 12 some years later leave such a strong and well defined legacy?
Because it explained faith. It explained in understandable possibilities how faith and the supernatural could work. It pushed our boundaries and limits from the natural realm of our experience to something farther and greater. It calls out to something deep within us that we know is there, something that rings so true to us, the possibility that we have manipulative control over our existence and then gave us some sort of a believable framework see it work. It is why all the superhero, x-men, supernatural movies are so popular. It is exactly why Microsoft, chose this type of video for its X box commercial. Research shows that we respond really well to being called out in this way. Now, who do you think they got that from? God has been calling us out into the same thing way before Microsoft, or Nike, or Adidas, or AT&T! Is it sad to you yet, that they get it?!
At one point, Chris Armitage, a free running/Parkour professional the video is about, is talking about the point at which he slips, losing a sense of where his body is. “I was looking for where my hand should have been, and it wasn’t” as if he was in another dimension.
Reality is what the word of God says it is, beyond the current perception of those things that naturally seem to be real and affect us and impact us to a dimension that governs those seemingly concrete and immovable objects. The word indicates that the things in this natural physical world, despite their real impact on us, can be counteracted and prevented via the spiritual realm. We read these verses and they are all good because you know, they are true. But we don’t really believe them because when it comes to applying them in our life, we are a servant to the concrete and immovable things. All we have ever experienced is being over run by the devil. Therefore we have learned to protect by navigation around the impossible for fear of defeat yet again.
We have not been taught how to be supernatural, how to be a master of this natural environment. Jesus spoke to every aspect of our existence…..wind, waves, storms, fig trees, bodies, and food. He radically changed those things for the Glory of God and for the sake of other people. He was a master of this natural physical world. It bowed to Him and it was the servant. His circumstances never over took Him.
We have not been taught how to be that way and so we chalk His ability up to be that He was God. However, if He did those things as God, how could His very words tell us that we will do the works He did and even greater(John 14:12)? We will never be God or divine, so if we can do what He did, He could not have done them out of His divinity. He had to have done them as a man empowered by the Holy Spirit, yet still God. He lowered himself from the divine position to become man(Philippians 2:6-7) and everything He did was through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. That means we can do the same! We are actually commanded to do so!
We have not been taught how to be this way and when the circumstances of our life, the attack of the devil, over run us, we legitimize our own unbelief and continue with the ways of man because they seem to be more successful in navigating around these seemingly immovable certainties of life. Some of us are tempted to blame God as not being interested in our lives, or caring. We talk about the distance of God and try to explain why our experience does not line up to these promises in the Word. We change the meaning of the Word so that our existence makes sense. We give God an out because surely He does care about us, right, I mean there must be some reason He is not intervening? We misunderstand how He has already intervened to empower us to take care of the situation in place of Christ being here doing it for us.
The Abide Project is about explaining how Christians can operate in the supernatural existence of Christ. to be masters of their environment, to speak to the winds, waves, storms, fig trees, bodies, and food just like Jesus did and be successful! It is possible to walk in the supernatural success that Jesus walked in, as we Abide In Him.
Now you Know! And as the G.I. Joe cartoon taught me when I was little….”and knowing is half the battle”!
Let’s learn how to put into practice the power of God against the devil to establish His kingdom here on earth as it would be in heaven. It starts with seeing what where reality really is….