There is an awakening of the human consciousness towards the spiritual and I see it as a positive development. An evidence is the increasing popularity of yoga, meditation and new age ideas in public, in schools, in places of work, even in churches! At the start of every class at an undergraduate business class at McGill University where I often speak, there is about 10 minutes of meditation. Even the Occupy movement in North America incorporates yoga and meditation.
There is an increasing awareness that our problems are deeper than can be solved at the flesh and blood level of human existence. One truth driving this and which the god of this world exploits, is that since human beings are meant to be spirits, everything human is spiritual. This increasing awareness of the spiritual will culminate in the next world ruler openly addressing global challenges spiritually. But before then, true living spirits need to take their place.
Christ whom I follow, saw and solved every problem spiritually, including sicknesses we have explanations for, yet we shy away from “over spiritualizing.” How else should a spirit deal with any matter if not spiritually? What is the advantage of being a living spirit if I vacate the spirit because it makes me seem weird? Who cares? Jesus was beyond weird but He provided for and healed the people, using purely spiritual means, not because He was showing off but because He is a spirit and spirits “spiritualize”. David’s body would have been fed to the dogs had he not tapped into a higher realm to defeat a physically more capable opponent.
We are still trying to be the best flesh and blood beings we can be when flesh and blood is becoming passé. We feel obligated to address today’s challenges using failed intellectual strategies. Meanwhile, the world is openly but blindly tapping into the spiritual before our very eyes, because we the light of the world and the salt of the earth, have vacated the spiritual space so as not be persecuted. What is persecution when you have authority over the spiritual climate of your neighborhood, city, country or region? Or don’t we?
When will the sons of God reveal themselves? When will we realize that a form of godliness without the power thereof, fails to address the challenges of our day? When will we stop having church and start being church? When will living spirits start to thrive in the spirit realm and stop striving in the flesh? When will we begin to act like we have joint seating with the lamb who was slain, who dethroned the rulers of the darkness of this world that are causing havoc around the world?
If this speaks to you, welcome to the club. I am not blogging, I am only speaking to myself in public as I prepare to throw caution to the wind.