Spiritual Psychosis

Spiritual Psychosis

Friday, 25 February 2022

“Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” – 2 Kings 6:15b-16 NIV

Like Apostle Paul before me, I also know a man, a man whose wife was expecting their second child. They were overjoyed and in anticipation of a new chapter in their life. One morning the woman noticed she was bleeding. Since they both had a medical background they knew what this meant. They immediately went to see their gynae who confirmed the pregnancy but informed them that the woman’s womb was empty (meaning she had miscarried). He took blood tests and told them to come back after 72hrs to confirm the miscarriage. The church prayed for them and the man of God (MOG) asked her what her wish was, and she informed him that she wants a son. The MOG then declared she will have a son, just as she wishes. They both stood on the word of God and believed that they will have a son. They went back to the gynae who confirmed the miscarriage and that the womb was still empty. Reporting the gynae’s findings to the MOG he then said “I’m not disputing what the gynae said, all I know is that GOD said there is a son. If you don’t have enough faith, we will have enough faith for both of you”. Three weeks later they discovered they were pregnant again and the same gynae later confirmed the pregnancy and as he was about to reveal the gender of the child, they (the couple) told him it’s a boy. When he asked how they knew they told him that GOD said so (the gynae was obviously confused).

When the leaders of the tribes came back with a report about the promised land they weren’t kidding when they said the inhabitants were big. They weren’t kidding when they said they were bigger than them. They weren’t kidding when they said they couldn’t overpower them. All this was very true, so Caleb and Joshua didn’t dispute what the other leaders were saying. Faith doesn’t require you to be ignorant of the facts before you, it requires you to know and believe the current circumstances aren’t above the power and ability of your GOD. In a physical confrontation the inhabitants of the land would completely obliterate/annihilate the Israelites, but what the other leaders failed to understand was that the battle wasn’t theirs but God’s (2 Chronicles 20:15). You will always cower if you rely on your own abilities to tackle your obstacles because your reasoning and logic will tell you that it is impossible (eg. a small church buying a property worth R21m – it’s impossible), but when you tap into the spiritual realm (where you don’t depend on your sight or logic) you allow GOD to fight for you. Whenever you have doubt and unbelief just know that your flesh is in control, and the spirit man isn’t. 

“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see” (Hebrews 11:1 NLT). Faith is seeing what you want in the spiritual realm, even though physically the reality is the opposite. Faith doesn’t pretend the current situation doesn’t exist, but it sees past the physical barriers of the challenge so that you can taste, touch, smell, and feel the promises in the spiritual realm. Abraham believed there was a city even though he was sleeping in the desert sand surrounded by scorpions. Prophet Elisha didn’t pretend the vast army wasn’t there, he just saw past what his physical eyes were showing him. He tapped into the spiritual realm and saw what GOD was already doing with the situation. This is why he was very calm and why he slept peacefully while the servant woke up very early to panic.

Caleb and Joshua remembered who was in their corner and what was His track record (performance history). They had already possessed the land in the spirit, and they were ready to do their part to make sure it manifests in the physical. While we all believe we walk by faith and not by sight, the situations we experience always expose what’s in our hearts. We can talk a good game but GOD will always expose us to ourselves (Psalm 139:23). With the same spirit of faith, we believe therefore we confess (2 Corinthians 4:13). We first need to believe, then we can confess. We can’t confess that which we haven’t believed. We need to see things that aren’t there to the natural eye. We must be spiritually psychotic.

We first need to believe, then we can confess. We can’t confess that which we haven’t believed. We need to see things that aren’t there to the natural eye

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