Natural Solutions to Spiritual Problems

“For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell. And by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether Things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross” Colossians 1:19-20

-- Jesus prayed that “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”
-- Jesus wanted to take a glimpse of Heaven and bring it to earth.

 

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I believe that many spiritual problems have natural answers. Many of the issues in our life can be solved by simply putting into order our natural lives.

  • God is the God of the Natural and Spiritual.

  • We are confronted in life with both Natural & Spiritual problems.

  • Sometimes spiritual problems have natural answers.

  • People relate to the God of the Heavens but He is also God of the earth.

“Then God saw everything that He made and indeed it was very goodGenesis 1:31

 

God is the God of the NATURAL and SUPERNATURAL!

The supernatural world often begins with natural steps. Eg:

  1. HEALING – Body’s self-healing, herbs, medicines, doctors & miracles.

  2. FAITH - Starts with natural steps, getting saved (born-again)

  3. FINANCES - Bible economics, tithe principal, sowing, saving, working hard.

  4. RELATIONSHIPS - Communication, understanding, love, forgiveness.

 

SPIRITUAL PROBLEMS HAVE NATURAL SYMPTOMS!

Spiritual problems have natural solutions!  You can tell when there are internal spiritual problems when these symptoms occur:

  1. MOUTH – words which are negative, depressed confession.

  2. MIND - Negative, confused thinking, double mindedness.

  3. MATES - Associations which are evil, who do you gravitate to.

  4. MONEY - Lack of giving, no generosity, priorities gone.

We should have a great WALK and a great WAR in life.

  • 2 CORINTHIANS 10:3 “For we though we walk in the flesh we do not war according to the flesh”

  • My walk and my war. Flesh and Spirit and God is interested in both.

  • Being great at the walk but not the war and vice versa.

GREAT AT THE WAR

  • A person prays, goes to church, bible studies etc but can’t pay the bills, morality problems.

GREAT AT THE WALK

  • Organised their holiday for 2006. Has achieved greatness in the natural but when it comes to the spirit cannot find time for prayer, study etc.

We will always face problems and challenges! All you have to do is just live long enough! Jesus said: In this life you will have trials and tribulations!

NATURAL SOLUTIONS TO SPIRITUAL PROBLEMS!

  1. I just can’t get the mind of Christ! Struggle to hear His voice. Natural mind is confused and negative, insecurities and fears. Start to meditate on good things – Philippians 4:8

  2. I just don’t seem to sense the power of God! Acts 1:8 say’s you will be filled with POWER! What is our confession and prayer life consist of? 1 Corinthians 13:1 “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels” Natural tongue and prayer tongue. If our natural confession is positive and strong than so will our prayer tongue. We must confess what God’s word says.

  3. I just don’t seem to get the blessing of God! Don’t see the 100 fold return. Work hard, tithe and save, invest and be patient. PROVERBS 2:10 “When wisdom enters your heart and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will keep you” Discretion is simply - GOOD TASTE/GOOD SENSE! New car but then must pay the repayments. Good wife but doesn’t look after her. Great husband but nags him. GOTO 1 PETER 3:1 - 7 Don’t just see God in the spiritual but also in the natural.

  4. WHY WON’T GOD DELIVER ME! 2 Biblical Concepts for deliverance. DELIVERANCE (take away) OVERCOMING (win the victory)

We want God to take something away when He wants us to have the victory! Deliverance in the bible deals with - attacks, famine, drought, enemies (OUTSIDE) Overcoming deals with the heart (INSIDE) We want God to do something He wants us to do in the natural. We become a better person, stronger in faith, maturing as a person. Dealing with things in life will cause us to become mature – perseverance leads character and good character leads to hope and hope does not disappoint us.

Much Blessings.
GARY COSTELLO