A “hyper spiritual” person spoke to me about training the spirit was enough to keep ‘fit’. Only the spirit was important, others were secondary. Then another friend barged in the conversation and chided on his comment by saying: “Oh, come on! Live in the real world.” They argued on and on. Me? I sat there and enjoyed the show. 😊
To the people who do not know Jesus Christ, even some who claims they do, the physical or secular world is the real world. The spiritual world, or the kingdom of God, is not real. It is too perfect, they say, thus it cannot be real. It is a world reserved for some ‘spiritual’ people. And if you ask why it is not for them; they will tell you that they like the ‘real’ world. Simply said, they do not want to acknowledge their failings. Somewhere inside they know of their sinfulness and cover it up by splitting it into the ‘real’ world and ‘spiritual’ world.
First, let me say that there is no dichotomy of the world into two. There is only one world. Either the secular or spiritual, it is one world, different aspects of the one world. The is our Father’s world, the one that God created. It is the human beings trying hard to split it into two to cover up for our sinfulness. It is so that we need not answer for our failures to live a good life. The argument about flesh and spirit had gone on for centuries. Just that it is getting less clear as the ability to think deep and clear becomes weaker. The instant gratification phenomena of today cause people to think less.
Jesus Christ came to make entering the “spiritual’ world way easier. He died for our sins so that we are righteous by faith. The physical and spiritual worlds become one. In Jesus there is no dichotomy. It goes back to the world that God created for us.
Brothers and sisters, reject Jesus and the world will fall apart for you. It’s only in Jesus Christ that all things will make sense. Time to regain your rightful place, believe in Jesus.
In Christ’s service,