Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and
whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Matthew 18:18).
The supernatural realm is one which intrigues many of us. We seem drawn to the
mysterious unknown and the possibilities that lie therein. But why do we seek the
supernatural workings or seek something that is beyond this life? Is it because God is
what we would call, "supernatural?" And with that, is what we are truly seeking
simply Him, and because of that we feel a compelling toward the Person outside of our
Like any relationship gone bad, there seems to be a continual internal gnawing within us
until we resolve what has gone wrong. As we are created to have a relationship with God it
is only natural for there to be something within us that desires to draw near to Him. But
sin has gotten in the way, has left us with a wanting of a right relationship with Him,
and has blinded us to what is needed to find true fulfillment. For we know we do not find
true fulfillment in the material things of this earth, or those things which seem natural
and ordinary. Instead we find our greatest fulfillment in things that are not tangible
(i.e. love, honesty, commitment, etc.), we find true fulfillment in that which is greater
than the natural.
But sin being the blinding force that it is would lead us to believe that we are compelled
by other things, and would sooner draw us away from God than toward. So some seek psychics
and some mediums. Some find a "spiritual fix" if you will, within movies that
portray magical powers or games that allow the person to pretend they possess great skills
of sorcery. Some dabble in witchcraft and some in so called, "white magic." But
few realize that what they are doing is sampling the forbidden fruit. For within their
pseudo-spiritual endeavors (their false spiritual fulfillment), they let go of what is
needed to be with God and chase after what makes them feel like they are their own god.
The lies Satan spoke in the garden have echoed through the ages. They tell us we can be
our own gods and they deceive us away from the truth. They instill fear and insecurity
with each of us so that each of us will try to find ways to feel secure and safe. In
essence, we all try to find ways to be our own gods as we try to have control over our
lives and our destinies. Some use money to bring a sense of control. Some use jobs,
relationships, fun, etc., to bring them a sense of security. And some seek personal
supernatural powers to give them a sense that they have a grip on life and its happenings.
But there is only one truth, and that is that only God is in control. Only God can bring
to us the sense of security, and only God can fulfill our spiritual need. Seeking to find
power and security through any other means only binds us--while seeking God is freeing.
And when it gets down to it, what is being sought most is freedom. Freedom to be secure
and to rest easy knowing that all is well.
We find in God our freedom. And as we are freed, or loosed, to live our lives here as
little children, we are also loosed in heaven--finally able to find fulfillment
supernaturally as we properly connect with our heavenly Father. As little children we
depend on our Father, we trust Him to protect us, to watch over us, to provide for us and
to love us. It is a life in which we no longer feel insecure, and therefore, we do not
need to feel as though we must gain some power or control over life in order to feel safe.
But if we fail to see that God is our freedom, and if we fail to trust Him, we have most
assuredly bound ourselves as slaves to this current existence--and in so doing, have bound
ourselves spiritually as well.
Many people seek many means in order to feel safe and secure. Some seek to possess some
kind of special power in order to help them do it. It may be that the greater the sense of
insecurity, the more seemingly "powerful" solution they will seek. The extreme
end might be witchcraft; while the common end might be something as simple as job
security. But let us know with a certainty that we cannot control our lives out of a fear
of tomorrow, but must instead find peace by trusting in He who holds tomorrow.