BEYOND SCIENCE AND THE SENSES! PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME
“Now the just shall live by faith…” (Hebrews 10:38)
There’s a reality in the Word of God that’s beyond science and the senses. Science is what man has been able to get from the effective use of his senses, but there’re realms beyond the senses.
As new creations in Christ Jesus, we rule the world through faith! The opening Scripture tells us that the just shall live by faith. Christianity is a life of faith and the Word of God teaches us that faith is the victory that overcomes the world (1 John 5:4). We reign over circumstances and dominate the forces of nature by the power of the Spirit and the force of righteousness.
If you’re born again, you’re born of the Spirit and are therefore required to walk in the Spirit; that means living the Word and seeing only from God’s perspective. Your outlook on life should be from the standpoint of faith, the standpoint of the Word. For example, when we ‘lay our hands’ on the sick, terminal sicknesses and diseases dematerialize! Through the power of the spoken Word, we dissolve cancer, open blind eyes, and unstop deaf ears! We’re like Jesus Christ, who was an intrusion into the physical realm! When He stepped in, things changed. When He said, “Receive your sight,” the man that was born blind began to see. When He said, “Rise up and walk,” the lame got up to run. There’s a system in this world with tests, trials and temptations that we must overcome daily, and our faith is what guarantees our victory.
The Bible says we “…look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18). You must live as a man or woman of faith every day, by disregarding temporal circumstances and focusing on the eternal realities of our heavenly Kingdom. Remember, without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Through study and meditation on the Word, your faith grows and prevails; your focus, therefore, must always be on God’s Word, and not on the circumstances. Refuse to be moved by what you feel, or what your senses tell
you. Man became a slave to his senses through Adam’s transgression; his spirit became subject to his senses. Romans 8:8 tells us that those who are controlled by their senses – the flesh – cannot please God. But thanks be unto God; the ninth verse says, “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you…”
There’s something about the Word of God that’s beyond science, nature and the senses! The church needs to get a hold of this reality. This is the essence of living by the Word of God. God’s Word was given to us, not only to inform us and educate us about spiritual things, but for us to use and to live the supernatural life. That life is beyond this world. Hallelujah!