Life In Glass Houses
Can you imagine what your life would be like if you lived in a glass house with no curtains and everybody who passed by could not only see everything you do, but hear everything you say? Wouldn’t you feel violated if they could see you naked, showering, sitting on the stool, having sex, and there was absolutely nothing you could do to prevent them from spying on you? You would feel violated because nothing about you would be personal anymore; everything would be common knowledge to all people. If this were true; would you do some things differently? Would you be more careful about what you say? Would you change the way you live? Of course, you are going to say, “Yes.” But my question is, “Would you really?” I know some of you are thinking, What a dumb question. Of course we would if this were true. And again I ask, “Would you really?” The scenario of life in glass houses I just described is in fact how all human beings live. There is absolutely nothing we do that is withheld from the spirit world surrounding the world in which we live. We have no privacy. Ever! And I want to prove this point by a story found in the book of 2 Kings chapter six verses 8-12. “Now the king of Syria was making war against Israel: and he consulted with his servants, saying, “My camp will be in such and such a place.” And the man of God (Elisha, the prophet) sent to the king of Israel, saying, “Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are coming down there.” The the king of Israel sent someone to the place of which the man of God had told him. Thus he warned him, and he was watchful there, not just once or twice. Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, “Will you not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?” And one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king, but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.”
We have in this story the explanation of that which I said earlier. The king of Syria is in Syria making war plans, and there is Elisha, in Israel, telling the king of Israel what the plans of the king of Syria are. How is this possible? The two men were miles from each other, but yet Elisha knew what the other person was saying in his bedroom. The king of Syria was a natural man who made plans according to what he understood; Elisha was a prophet of God and God told him what was going on in the bedroom of the king of Syria. God is Spirit. Angels are spirit beings who are servants to God and man and who watch over God’s creation and keep track of everything we do and say. (Hebrews 1:14 & Matthew 12:36-37) Men are spirits who live in a natural body, though not many people realize this and even less pay attention to what their spirit person is telling them. The spiritual realm into which we cannot see – see’s all, and is in communication with our human spirit concerning what is going on in the world around us. Though most people completely ignore this great quality we possess, there were two people in this story who understood and used it; Elisha, the prophet of God to Israel, and the servant of the king of Syria. If you read the rest of this story you will see that Elisha not only knew the plans of the king of Syria, but also where the angels were located who were with him and protected him. You will also note that Elisha didn’t have to see the angels to know they were there, because they were with him all the time.
The conversations the king of Syria was having with his men and thought were private, were being broadcast throughout the spirit realm, and Elisha who was tuned in to the events taking place in the spiritual realm picked them up. Therefore he was able to relay the conversations between the king of Syria and his servants or generals, to the king of Israel, thus preventing a devastating loss of Israeli life had they fallen into the trap of the Syrian king. This story is a clear picture of how things operate in our world, and the spiritual world around us. Nothing we do is ever hidden from the watchful eyes of the spirits living in the spiritual realm who never sleep nor slumber. We may think, like the king of Syria, that what we do and say is between us and whoever, and will never be known; wrong.” Nothing we ever do or say is done in secret. Jesus said in Luke 12:2-3, “For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.” Now that you know nothing is ever done in secret; will you be changing the way you talk and what you are doing when you think no one is looking? Thank God, we can hide from the prying eyes of our neighbors, but as we have seen in the scriptures; nothing is ever really done in secret or kept secret from the One to whom we must give an accounting. DThrash.
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