The Invisible World as Part of Our Reality.
Besides what you see around you, there is a world we do not see. Lots of experiences and incidences makes one think this is really the case.
You study a family and you see certain re-occurrences that seem to reoccur in every generation of that family, grandparents, parents, and children. Could it be that that family, on a very close look, have at least one of such re-occurrences? Here, we are not just referring to genetically acquired traits, diseases or characters. There are happenings that just reoccur, almost beyond anyone’s control. This is not being superstitious. In some families, it could be as evil as death at child birth, dying within a certain age range, or at specific combination of figures. It would also be a certain tendency of childlessness, or waiting for a child for years, or engaging in relationship issues and/or marriage practices as one’s father or mother did.
Just take time and think in your own family, you may notice something that has reoccurred, if you will admit it to yourself. Ok, it may just be mere coincidence, a onetime re-occurrence or it may mean nothing at all. However, the point here is that there is need to live in awareness and so develop a counteracting force against negative things that may be recurring. Like it has been well put, “Never forget that it is the spiritual that controls the physical. Before anything of worth happens in the physical, it must have been settled in the spiritual” – Rev Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe.
Keeping one’s self in right tune with God and neighbour weakens
and indeed subdues the effect of dark forces on one’s life.
Our unseen thoughts, imaginations, wishes, dreams and spells all form part of this unseen world. This is because, these abstract engagements create a world of their own that influence the physical world that we see. An evil thought against a neighbour could have some force. There has to be a counteracting force to refute it so it does not take effect. A good thought is also a powerful force that creates goodwill and brings goodness in the way of the person wished for, hence we speak of and appreciate well-wishers.
I believe that some Christians are very aware of this. Some Christians frequently include this in their prayers and spend lots of prayer time making petitions related to the unseen world. Interestingly, I do not believe it is only loud and aggressive forms of prayer that can be utilized in this regard. A quiet, sincere and heartfelt prayer to God is great too!
The bible, in the book of Ephesians, does allude to this unseen world when it says, “For we do not wrestle against human beings, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness” (Eph. 6:12). In other words, we fight unseen battles every day. Yet, this is not a battle fought by one’s power or might. It takes spiritual strength to confront and fight out an invisible force. This is where our faith and trust in God comes in.
How do you explain certain dreams? There are persons whose dreams tend to be quite close to reality. Such a person dreams that Mr X or Miss/Mrs Y died in the dream. In few weeks or months’ time, this person may actually pass on. Whereas, when this person was informed of this dream, if he or she had followed it up with fervent prayers and asking other prayerful friends and relatives to join in prayer, his or her death would have been averted. Premature death is something no “normal” person would want to experience.
The world is today plagued with ills carried out by men and women because people have lost their consciences. This is because we are putting the intellectual above the spiritual. Priority has been placed on reasoning, logic, human knowledge, ideologies and use of the mind, all to achieve selfish purposes. Hence, materialism, power and wealth have become an end in themselves. All these result from a disregard for our true inner self, from where we discern right from wrong. Keeping in tune with this true inner self helps one maintain a good conscience. This has everything to do with the world we do not see.
“For we do not wrestle against human beings, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness” (Eph. 6:12).
The ills in our society begin with a thought in someone’s mind. When negative thoughts are allowed to linger on the mind, then they are in tandem with evil imaginations and machinations, including witchcraft, and this attracts negativity to one’s life. This is the reason why exercises like prayer, praises, positive thoughts, positive words, good wishes, positive compliments and optimism all have a way of working against the negative elements of the unseen world.
Even with this awareness, it may not be possible to completely understand the workings of the unseen world. However, prayer works wonders. Keeping one’s self in right tune with God and neighbour weakens and indeed subdues the effect of dark forces on one’s life. You can be sure that limited with eye by what we see, God daily fights an invisible battle for us. Our guardian angels and the angels of God are constantly guiding and guarding us from visible and invisible pitfalls, dangers, ill-health, to ensure that we remain strong in mind and body.
You may not know what is happening for your good in the realm you do not see. A Christian must believe that something good is happening for him or her, in the spiritual realm. Positive thinking and being prayerful gives one an attitude that the unseen world has in store a beautiful package and that the future would be better. Believe that something good is happening somewhere, somehow on your behalf.
Believe that God is planning a celebration for you. Believe that nothing can obstruct the good things that are meant to come your way. Believe that you will live long to achieve your life’s destiny. Believe that no unseen negative powers will ever take control of your destiny. Believe that all is well and that all shall indeed be well.
Know, this then.
No need to fear because:
“God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.”
“Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid or terrified because of them,
for the LORD your God goes with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you
and protect you from the evil one.”
(2 Thessalonians 3:3)
- Linda Ellah