The second book in my Faith to Live By series is Renew Your Hope! Remedy for Personal Breakthroughs. What I seek to accomplish with this book
is to help Believers in Jesus, demonstrate faith that moves mountains. A key component to wielding effective faith, is possessing a confidence of who we are in Christ. The following is an excerpt from the book:
To best take hold of the new identity and authority we have in Christ, we need to understand the realms of our being. As Terri Fivash, author of Spiritual Toolbox explains, there are three realms in which humans interact. There are the physical, the mental, and the spiritual realm:
The physical realm is what is normally thought of as the real world. It is the space and things around is, governed by laws of physics such as gravity, friction and velocity. Anything which can be perceived by sight, hearing, small, taste and touch is part of this realm.
The mental realm is usually referred to as “mind” in the Bible. It consists of everything that goes on in the mind or that which is part of the mind. This includes thoughts, emotions/feelings, decisions, and the human will. This is also what is called the “soul” by many people.
The spiritual realm is third. The Bible often calls this realm the “heart.” The apostle Paul calls it “the things which are not seen.” He also tells us in 2 Corinthians 4:18 that this realm is the highest reality. “For the things that are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal” The unseen is eternal because it emanates directly from God. His simple existence creates this realm. “for God is a spirit,” John 4:24.
The heart can be thought of as that part of you which perceives and communicates with the spiritual realm. If we didn’t have a heart we could not know this part of reality. “even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:11-12 KJV)
The Laws of the Realms
Each realm is governed by law. The laws are in continual operation, whether we are aware of their existence or not. We are acquainted with many of the laws of the physical realm, gravity being one. However, we likely seldom think about them, and yet we use them every day. Science has helped us discover these laws and how to use them to our advantage.
The human brain or the mental realm, also operates by law. Psychology, psychiatry, and neurology are providing a much broader and richer understanding of mental law. They are showing how the brain works and what thoughts and memories are.
The ability to spiritually discern matters was given to man at creation. Mankind was created by God in three parts: body, soul, and spirit. Our spirit being is that which allows us to discern spirits and communicate with God. The laws governing the spiritual realm, like all the other realms, operate all the time whether we know or are aware of them or not. Unless we understand the laws of the spiritual realm, we may cause blessing or cursing upon ourselves. Blessing is giving God permission to work in your life. Cursing is giving Satan permission to work in your life.
As we walk this earth, we cannot avoid operating in all three of these realms and the laws that govern them. When we are ignorant of the laws of the realms, we can be violating laws and bringing harm upon our selves and others without realizing it. Learning about the laws and how to use them is key. This will be the topic of the next blog post.
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Pamela Christian is an author, speaker and media personality. The above is an excerpt from Faith to Live By book series. Renew Your Hope! Remedy for Personal Breakthroughs won the 2015 Indie Excellence Award and placed with the 2015 Sellah and Golden Scroll awards. Her speaking itinerary for 2016 is actively booking now. To learn if she will be speaking near you, or to inquire about booking her for your church or organization, please use our Contact Us form.