Ministering in Spiritual Law
As we go deeper into appreciating how God is working in our lives today, I think that it’s important to review a topic I covered this past year which I’ve gained a greater depth of insight. We’ve previously discussed how Apostolic Decrees and Prophetic Proclamations follow spiritual guidelines and restrictions. Likewise, all spiritual interactions follow a series of spiritual laws.
There are many spiritual laws that rule our lives just as natural laws affect our physical lives. Spiritual laws have many similarities to the laws of physics and when understood, the mechanics of the spiritual world can be treasured and used to benefit those who desire to expand their spiritual boundaries.
Physics can be manipulated by changing different inputs. Two of the most basic inputs are direction and magnitude. We experience direction negatively when we try to walk against a strong wind but that same strong wind can positively help a ship sail more quickly to its destination. Our thoughts, words, and actions in relation to God, will determine the direction of our spiritual lives, whether toward or away from Him. The difference between a gentle pat on the head and being crushed by a large boulder is an example of the effects of different magnitudes. Spiritual laws will be multiplied by a greater magnitude based on the power of your faith and relationship with God.
The Spiritual Rules we are covering in this article deal with how the intensity of your relationship with God and direction of how you live your life in relation to His Will are manifested in the spiritual realm.
A major difference between the laws of physics and spiritual laws is the aspect of time. In physics calculations, time is an extremely important factor and usually necessary to solve most problems. In spiritual matters, time is rarely a predictable element since God is eternal, so the effects of spiritual laws, whether positive or negative, can occur quickly or take years.
Nature’s laws, on the other hand, are more easily analyzed because their consequences can be replicated with predictable results within a restricted time frame. It is for this very reason why so many Christians find it difficult to understand why a heathen can seemingly go unpunished for their blatantly obvious crimes and feel as though God has ignored the suffering of His Children at the hands of the wicked for many years.
It may be satisfying to watch videos or hear stories of evil doers who got their just desserts immediately, but we need to first realize that God’s timeline and measurements for Justice will rarely match ours.
“Some men’s sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later. Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden.” (I Timothy 5:24, 25 NKJV).
We should be cautious about dwelling on the punishments we think our enemies are deserving of, lest we are corrected by the damaging aspects of the Law of Judgements.
Similar to Newton’s Third Law of Motion (For Every Action, there is an Opposite and Equal Reaction), the Law of Judgements stipulates that the positive or negative judgements we create will return similar types of blessings or curses, in equal measure, to our own lives.
The judgements we make of others, like a boomerang, are guaranteed to return to us in a 360-degree loop and send us in the direction we sent it. If our mouths and minds are filled with positive judgements of others, we will experience blessings of the same nature. Likewise, it’s important to always keep this spiritual law in your forethoughts before speaking evil about anyone, for we are accountable for every idle word we speak.
“But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.”
(Matthew 12:36 NKJV)
This law can be difficult for some Christians because the blessings and curses don’t always come from those, we made judgments about. It’d be easy to see the consequences of our righteous or evil judgements of others if they were always the ones who repaid us in kind. We must remember that God is the ultimate Judge and will ensure that Justice is fulfilled.
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you” (Matthew 7:1,2).
Before we make any public predictions about the consequences of someone’s actions, we must confirm with God that He intends to judge and punish them on Earth. Simply because the judgement does not always occur on Earth or on our timeline, it does not mean that the spiritual laws are not carried out.
Scripture promises Judgment Day to all; however, those who are not of God are not governed by the same measure as His Children. Which relates to our second measurement: intensity of our relationship to Him.
Christians need to remember that those who do evil to us may not see their punishments in this lifetime, but God will most certainly correct us during our time on Earth. While at first this may seem extremely unfair, we must remember that as His Children, He seeks to right our path before we experience even more negative consequences because He loves us and wants us to live rightly.
“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one, He loves, and He chastens everyone He accepts as his son.”
“Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined-and everyone undergoes discipline-then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.” (Hebrews 12:5b-8 NKJV)
The magnitude of your relationship with God can also be understood as a multiplier effect of sorts, intensifying the blessings, curses, and punishments we and those who interact with us experience.
If, as a believer, we do not change our ways after God gently attempts to redirect us, we will receive much harsher punishments for knowing His Ways but choosing to disobey.
“If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.”
“…. then I will act with wrathful hostility against you, and I, even I, will punish you seven times for your sins.”
(Leviticus 26:18, 28)
This multiplier principle, by God’s Grace, applies to a greater degree to the blessings we receive when we follow His Will. In the same way that He disciplines with a greater intensity, He wishes to exalt His Children in a measure definitely unequal to what we deserve.
“Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.” (Mark 4:8)
“So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time-houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions-and in the age to come, eternal life. ” (Mark 10:29-30 NKJV)
“Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your store of seed and will increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous on every occasion.” (2 Corinthians 9:10-11)
When we begin to comprehend the nature of spiritual laws, we are able to understand how we can operate effectively in the spiritual realm. Our judgements, thoughts, actions, and relationship with God are all important factors we must recognize affect our experiences in the physical world and the divine world we will inherit.
Written by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet
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