Everything about God is spiritual; His love, power, goodness, grace and faith, are all spiritual. They manifest and are expressed in the natural, and they affect the emotional and the physical world, but their origin is spiritual.
The Spirit and the word of God created all natural things. That tells us that the spiritual is the parent of the natural world and is subject to the word of God. Spiritual things cannot be measured by natural means, nor can they be understood with the natural mind. However, those who are spiritual can judge all natural things.
1 Corinthians 2:15 (KJV)
“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.”
People who try to understand God and His ways, using logic and reason find themselves confused and frustrated at best. In order to know and understand God, we have to step out of our natural understanding into the spirit so that we can grasp that which is not natural but spiritual.
Proverbs 3:5 (NKJV)
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;”
How do we step out of the natural into the spiritual? We do that by faith in God’s word. Faith is trusting the word of God and doing what He says. The word of God is the bridge between the natural and the spiritual world. Hearing the word of God and mixing faith with it transports us from the natural into the spiritual, which in turn releases us from the limitations of the natural.
Our faith in God will transfer us from the natural into the spiritual and will release us from everything that oppresses or enslave us. We do not have to live under the yoke of bondage and slavery any longer, because the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has been released on the earth and we have access to it by faith.
Matthew 14:25-32 (NKJV)
“Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.”
Peter defied the natural world and its law by walking on water. His natural mind told him its impossible to walk on the water, but the word of God told him he could. Peter stepped out of reason and into faith by hearing and obeying the word of Jesus.
But notice how quickly he returned to the natural when his attention was no longer fixed on Jesus’ face. By simply looking at the waves and feeling the wind he began to sink. Just as we can step from the natural into the spiritual, we can return from the spiritual back into the natural by simply looking around us and considering other things than the word of God.
When we start listening to our natural understanding, senses or listening to what others or our situation say, we return to the natural limitations of the natural world.
More often than not, the word of God contradicts reason and logic. His word is contrary to natural thinking, but if we choose to obey what the Word says we step out of the natural and into the spiritual, a reality that supersedes natural limitations.
God’s supernatural laws will work for anyone who hears the word of God and obeys it. If we want to see the supernatural power of God released in our lives and those around us, we must step out of the natural way of thinking into the spiritual through faith in God’s word.
Spiritual laws supersede natural laws every time when they are applied by faith, but they have to be applied. They do not work independently from us. We have to put them to work by hearing and obeying the word of God. Just as gravity is superseded by higher laws, the laws of aerodynamics, lift and thrust, even so, natural laws can be superseded by higher laws of the spirit.
Romans 8:2 (NKJV)
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
The law of sin and death was released into the earth through Adam’s disobedience. The law of the spirit of life was also released into the earth through the obedience of Christ. The law of the spirit of life is a higher law and when activated it supersedes the law of sin and death.
It is important to know that the law of the spirit of life did not do away with the law of sin and death but only superseded it. The law of lift and thrust does not do away with the law of gravity, but only supersedes it. Once the engines of a plane are switched off, gravity returns and takes over.
The same with the laws of the spirit of life; when we are not applying the word of God through faith, the law of sin and death returns to action. Under the law of sin and death, there are other destructive laws that are subject to it, like fear, sickness, disease, poverty, worry, anxiety, strife, hatred, etc.
All of these can be overcome by applying the laws of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus. Hearing the word of God and applying it in every area of life will activate these spiritual laws of life to function and work in our life.