How is it the world of the spirits. The Bible shows that the spirit world is a very real part of our world. Things that happen in the spirit world affect our lives because we all have spirit. The spiritual world is the sphere of action of angels and demons.
Our world has three main areas: the physical world, the world of the mind, and the spiritual world. Whether we know it or not, we all participate in these three dimensions of the world because we have body, soul and spirit.
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What is the spirit world like: God and man
The Bible says that God is spirit and that true worship must come from the spirit.
God is Spirit; and those who worship him, in spirit and in truth, must worship.
Juan 4: 24
All life comes from the spirit of God. He gives each person a spirit, and when the spirit leaves, we die. When we are separated from God due to sin, our spirit suffers because it needs God.
When we repent and believe in Jesus, the Holy Spirit begins to dwell within us, joining our spirit. Therefore, it is through the spiritual world that we find union with God and with all the other believers in the world, who share the same Spirit!
Peter said to them: Repent, and each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Other elements of the spirit world
Besides God and men, there are other people who act in the spiritual world: Angels and Demons. Angels are spirits created by God for his praise and to help us according to his orders. The devil He is an angel who rebelled against God, along with several other angels that we call demons.
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to serve those who will be heirs of salvation?
Hebrews 1: 14
The devil already knows that he was defeated by God, but he tries to do as much damage as possible before the day of his final punishment arrives. In the spirit world, angels and demons fight. The demons try to influence our spirit, destroy us and make us suffer, but the angels try to help us and defend us.
Therefore rejoice, heavens, and you who dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! because the devil has come down to you with great anger, knowing that he has little time.
Apocalipsis 12: 12
We all have a choice: be on the side of God or the devil. We need to fight bad influences and submit to the Spirit of God. This fight is called spiritual battle.
Submit yourselves therefore to God; Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4: 7
How does the spirit world affect our lives?
The spirit world has a lot of influence in our lives. We may not realize it, but what happens in the spiritual world affects everything.
First, the decision to believe in Jesus is an act in the spirit world. Our spirit is restored to communion with God. It is through the power of his spirit that God grants us resurrection and eternal life.
When our spirit is transformed by Jesus, transform our whole life. The Holy Spirit begins to change our thoughts, desires, and actions. The fight against our sinful nature begins in the spirit. The work that takes place in our spirit influences everything.
So I say: Walk in the Spirit, and do not satisfy the lust of the flesh.
Galata 5: 16
The spirit world can also affect us negatively. We must be careful not to submit to bad influences. Some serious problems, without physical or mental explanation, begin with allowing the wrong spiritual influence in our lives. To avoid this influence, we must reject all sin and always seek God's will.
Be sober, and be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, like a roaring lion, walks around looking for someone to devour; Resist him, firm in faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being carried out in your brothers throughout the world.
1 Peter 5: 8-9
The spirit world is an important side of our lives, but we must not overlook the other sides. Each part is important and we need to find the balance so that we do not obsess over one side or forget about the other. The spiritual, mental and physical are interconnected.
And the same God of peace sanctify you completely; and all your being, spirit, soul and body, be kept blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 thessalonians 5:23