LECTURE 5- THE SPIRITUAL WORLD Deut. 29:29; Isaiah 6:1-10, Jer. 37:1; Dan. 2:22; Rev. 17:1-3, 21:9-10, Gal. 5:25

INTRODUCTION: The knowledge and application of the information received through spiritual photograph or x-ray of our self and the
physical world around us play major role in the destiny of man. The unveiling of the mystery of our spiritual world play important role in the
spiritual warfare of man with the powers of darkness. This tool can be the source of strong encouragement in the life of a Christian. There
are essentially two major worlds, the physical and spiritual world. This spiritual world is as real as the physical. A lot of activities go on in
the spiritual world and these predominantly determine the road maps of issues of life. Man existed in the spiritual world before coming
into the physical world. A born again Christian with deep understanding of the dynamics of the spiritual world will bear much fruit and
stand as a profitable vessel in God's hands. The spiritual world presents either good or bad; joy or sadness.
12 FACTS ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL WORLD

1. God is spirit and exist in the spiritual world; only the spiritual man
can truly give Him a fruitful worship - John 4:24.
2. The laws that govern the universe are spiritual. These laws
govern both the seen and the unseen worlds- Rom. 7:14.
3. Real life in God and peace exist in the spiritual world first before
it can be experienced in the physical world- Rom. 8:6
4. The ultimate wisdom and power which is in God exist in the
spiritual world.
5. It is impossible to understand the spiritual world with human
sensual organs- 1Cor. 2:14.
6. The battles of life are fought and either lost or won in the
spiritual world - Eph. 6:12
7. Life in the spiritual world is eternal while life in the physical
world is temporal -2Cor. 4:18, 2Pet. 3:10-11
8. Both heaven and hell which exist till eternity represent two
major spiritual worlds.
9. There are two opposing powers in the spiritual world - God vs.
Satan.
10. No man can fulfil his destiny beyond the level of his
understanding and control of the battles in the spiritual world
around him as empowered by the Holy Spirit- Dan. 10:13.
11. Man knows only the spiritual world in part to the extent of the
grace of God upon him as empowered by the Holy Spirit- 1Cor.
13:9-10.
12. Every religion in the world claims to have the key to the spiritual
world but only Christianity has the true key. Other keys open to
utter darkness.

COMPONENTS OF SPIRITUAL WORLD
i. Spiritual world of light
ii. Spiritual world of darkness
These world are mysterious

RULERS OF THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF LIGHT
i. Almighty God
ii. Jesus Christ
iii. Holy Spirit
iv. Cherubims
v. Seraphims
vi. Other angels of God and the host of heaven

RULERS OF THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF DARKNESS - Eph. 6:12
i. Satan
ii. Fallen angels
iii. Principalities
iv. Powers
v. Rulers of darkness of the world
vi. Spiritual wickedness in high places

MAN'S MEANS OF UNDERSTANDING THE SPIRITUAL
WORLD - (Rev. 2:5; Gen. 1:27)

Man Consist of three parts
Body- For the understanding of the physical world.
Soul - Centre of emotion, feelings, ego etc.
Spirit - He understands the spiritual world through the spirit

WAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE SPIRITUAL WORLD -
Dan. 2:22; Deut. 29:29; John 14:26

The spirit of the living God is given to consecrated Christians to
know the mysteries of the spiritual world.
The three essential spiritual gifts that open the window into the
world of the spirits are:
*Word of wisdom - 1Cor. 12:8
*Word of knowledge - 1Cor. 12:8
*Discerning of the spirits - 1Cor. 12:10.
These gifts are enhanced by:
*Diligent study of the word of God
*Fervent prayer
*Total consecration in the life of a Christian.

SOME BIBLE CHARACTERS WITH DEEP UNDERSTANDING
OF THE SPIRITUAL WORLD

I. Jesus Christ
II. John the beloved
III. Isaiah
IV. Daniel.

V. Apostle Paul.


CONCLUSION:
Jesus Christ is the light of the world and all mysteries are
revealed in His light. Any man in whom Jesus Christ does not abide
lives in absolute darkness and all things in the spiritual world are
kept away from him. This situation is described as a man that is
dead while he is living.

Prayer Points

1. Lord, restore afresh into my life, the candlestick of heaven, in
Jesus’ name.
2. Lord open my spiritual eyes and ears to see and hear deep
mysteries of my life and the world around me, in the name of
Jesus.