The Gap Between Spiritual and Natural Influences

Many times in the Bible, there are changes and circumstances that were influenced and even halted by forces. Many will see it only from the natural eyes. But beyond what seems to be the source is a more complex and deep influencing factor mentioned in the Book of Ephesians.

Ephesians 6:12

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

We, as a people of a God who moves beyond the natural senses of man, should know how to deal with this. When God said in Isaiah that His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways [1] , He was pointing out the limitation that a human mind can contain for the moment in time. But when we were born again under the influence of the Spirit of God, we became the partaker of God’s divine nature which includes His mind as revealed in Christ’s ministrations during his humanity. From here, as Paul said in the first Book of Corinthians, we have the mind of Christ [2].

Because we are a tripartite being [3], we become the contact point of the spiritual realm and natural realm [4]. And we have to live not only by the interactions within the natural realm, but ultimately the spiritual realm. There are parallel effects happening in between these realms as presented in the Book of Matthew about binding and loosing [5]. And understanding these realms and everything in between will require God’s gift of revelation. It is when God reveals this beyond human mind can handle that we gain full understanding on what is happening in a situation. I discussed a more deeper understanding  of God’s gift of revelation in Fire Brand’s first eBook, Explosion of Glory.

Understanding these realms is actually very crucial for us to bring and impose change and revival in a nation, church, family and personal life. It is because the natural realm, as seen mostly in the Bible, is dominated by the principles imposed in the spiritual realm. And these principles ultimately is followed across in between these realms. These principles and precepts are actually God’s way of revealing our safe zones.

Now, when we see interaction in these realms, we either apply these principles or not. And by this, there is a divine network being drawn across ourselves. It is because when principles and precepts are applied, we are aligning ourselves to a divine network.

What is a divine network?

It is a group of people aligned having the same purpose, position and portion. See Fire Brand’s first eBook, Explosion of Glory for a broader discussion. Within this network, God moves strongly in impartation. His revelation spreads across the group.

This is important because for a person especially those who are in position of influence, a divine network will somehow define the spiritual covering. A person will be defined by the company he is in because of the spiritual and natural influences.

What is a spiritual covering?

It is a dominant spirit taking full control in influencing a finite and visible being. Now Paul exhorted that every man should be under the headship of Christ as Christ to God. It is very difficult to say that one’s covering is Christ but the spirit’s manifestation is otherwise as presented in Psalm 91.

Psalm 91:1

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

A person abides where he dwells. The manifestation will define the source of ministration.

This is why we have to be very careful especially those who are influential in the natural sense such as politician, minister, celebrity and public figure. Whoever goes with a person will somehow affect the impartation and spiritual covering unto the influence carried in his personality. For human senses, the influential spirit will be very subtle until its manifestation is revealed in the natural. That is why we have to look beyond the natural and see the spiritual influences.

This is very important to every leader of every mountain of society (sphere of society). The society is now facing all kinds of shifts in the leadership. Now, we have to be aware of this. We have been releasing articles about shifts and other prophetic leaders around the globe are into this big change.

Yes! Revival is coming and is at hand. But when the spiritual corruption is not cut off, all other defiled spirits will be conjured easily because of the spiritual issues left unresolved over the land.

What happens when a person of influence is under God’s covering?

Let us look at Joseph and what his influence brought to Pharaoh and to all Egyptians in Genesis 41. I believe every Bible believing Christian knows the run of this biblical account.

Revelation Over Recession[6]

When Pharaoh had a dream in a series, it disturbed him and his senses and looked for someone to interpret the dream. And no one in the land, no magician and sorcerer can give an accurate interpretation until he found Joseph. Joseph gave his interpretation which was an economic shift about to hit the land. Pharaoh found it very convincing and convicting that he recognized the divine covering of Joseph [7]. Pharaoh chose to find other sources more than those who are already in his courts. He submitted to what God revealed to Joseph and that gave him the information to what is coming under his watch. Recession will be a negative impact on the governance. God will reveal information that will be necessary for a leader to act upon.

Protection Over Destruction

Because Pharaoh submitted to what God revealed to Joseph, as he follows what was spoken, he had a preventive action imposed in the land. Now, we can see here that influences over a person with position such as Pharaoh is very important in leadership. And because Pharaoh had Joseph as his influencing factor being a voice he personally chose to speak unto his life, position and decision, he was under the spiritual covering of Joseph as Joseph is under the Spirit of God. As he had some preventive measures implemented in the land, they were protected when the famine finally hits them.

Prosperity Over Poverty

As famine hits all other region, Egypt was very secured that they began to sell goods and crops to other inhabitants. This paved a way for prosperity to enter the land as they trade what they have for the survival of other regions. Prosperity is all over Egypt while turmoil and famine around them. All because the Pharaoh is under a divine spiritual covering by virtue of Joseph’s presence.

God is now both raising up Joshua who will move in leadership and Joseph moving as the voice of God.

Joshua will be used to lead everyone else to promise land of God. And God will be using prophetic voices around Joshua to cover him in the spiritual battle ahead, just like Joseph to Pharaoh.

What is the spiritual covering and influencer of our leaders and leaders-to-be?

God will release leaders who will move under the righteousness and truth. It is up to us how we can recognize them and their influencers. Because once these leaders are placed on the right positions, we will see the growing manifestation of the Spirit of God.

Three very essential aspects of society will be greatly affected by this leadership shift!

Revelatory Aspects

  • We will see a fast wide spread of the Word of God to unreached places because God is moving by Himself.
  • We will see more of God’s revelation of Himself moving in the natural realm across the media.
  • We will see knowledge on all branches of science to break out with new discoveries that are biblically anchored.
  • We will see a sudden progress on the quality of education being setup across the world.

Protective Aspects

  • We will see moral standards neutralized and raised back to God’s standard.
  • We will see peace and security over the face of the earth.
  • We will see the sudden drop of crime rates in records.
  • We will see wars being neutralized.
  • We will see life sentenced to die being extended; healing and all other miracles will be very visible.

Prosperity Aspects

  • We will see the rise of third world countries to a place of financial security.
  • We will see the downward spiral of poverty rates.
  • We will see an eradication of scarcity in all forms in every land.
  • We will see new businesses and job opportunities to arise across global scale.

 

One word to sum this up. REVIVAL!

  • Every barren and waste place will be revived in productivity.
  • Every life that was wasted will be revived in God.
  • Every household broken and divided will be revived in restoration.
  • Every hope lost in the circumstance will be revived.
  • Every peace that was buried down deep will be revived.
  • Every dream that was forgotten will be revived.
  • Every joy ran out will be revived.
  • Every purpose crushed into the ground will be revived.
  • Every nation, tribe and tongue will be revived.

Revival is coming and is at hand! Are we ready to stand?

 


We, especially those carrying a certain position and influence, should filter associations and voices that will speak and define our personhood, purpose, position and portion not for ourselves but for people who are under our care and responsibility because revival will start to pave from the top downward.


[1] Isaiah 55:8 – For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.

[2] 1 Corinthians 2:16 – “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

[3] Tripartite being means consisting of three parts namely: body, soul and spirit.

[4] Spiritual realm means the intangible environment and everything in it exclusively beyond the physical, mental and emotional aspects. Natural realm means the tangible environment and everything in it inclusively all physical, mental and emotional aspects of humanity.

[5] Matthew 18:18 – Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[f] in heaven.

[6] Recession is a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced

[7] Genesis 41:38 – And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find a man like this, in whom is the Spirit of God?”

 

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