BY MESSIAN DREAD
More often than not, the word "spiritual" somehow refers to the supernatural. But is this a one-on-one comparance?
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Just this year, Jah told me to be more open in a certain part of what I do for Jah, which has to do with spiritual warfare. Demonic things, supernatural things.
And we often think, how the supernatural and the spiritual are interchangeable concepts.
But, looking at this scripture from the Book of Galatians, witchcraft -a thing we often see as supernatural and rightly so- is called a "work of the flesh".
There's much more scriptures that say the same thing. Somewhere in Collosensians Paulus says that all these things are just for the satisfaction of the flesh!
We can hardly call the flesh "spiritual", so what's going on here?
I will not pretend I know what's going on, but I do think I tasted a little bit from what is going on.
When you are spiritually dead, not yet born again, you can be involved in all kinds of supernatural things. Witchcraft, whatever.
But it is just to satisfy the flesh.
Using supernatural stuff in order to get yourself some revenge over some stupid carnal fuss-or fight, for example. Brag about being able to see UFO's all the time, is another thing. Just to be sensational, for it sure..... FEELS good.
But these feelings are all carnal.
Even the eastern mystics who completely deny themselves carnal lusts (and some of them actually manage to come very far there) are -by trying to save themselves- serving yet other carnal lusts.
The feeling to be enlightened, for example...
So, I'm not saying I know it all or so. I don't. But I do know there's a difference between supernatural and spiritual and even though there are overlaps and thing, I think that for those who are born of spirit -you know who you are- this is a relevant piece of information.