Thursday, May 26, 2011

5 Senses vs Revelation Knowledge

5 senses vs revelation knowledge
Bible class has made me more aware of who I am in Christ and how to operate in the spiritual realm. Over and above attending classes, we now have two text books to read, one of them being the "Bible in the light of our redemption" by EW Kenyon. The first two chapters made me understand that God made us as spirit beings with a body and soul, so the way we communicate with God is through the spirit. 

Human beings with their 5 senses alone are not able to contact God although "that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse" (Roman 1:19,20). 

Psalm 19:1 says "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." I took Nic and Ethan to the Planetarium near Lake Gardens on Wesak day and we watched "Passport to the Universe" at the Space Theatre (RM 2 for kids, RM3 for adults). To the kids it was just a documentary on stars, more stars, planets and more planets! After watching this movie and reading this book, it made me understand that God made the universe to sustain the earth and God made the earth for us as our home, to be inhabited.

Isaiah 45:18
For thus said the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

As I watched the movie from that perspective, i was so in awe of God's love for us. Earth is set within the milky way which is set within the Virgo Supercluster which is set within the Observable Universe. Even within the Virgo Supercluster, milky way is mighty small compared to the other clusters. Yet, till today, what is known to men is that we are the only human beings in the entire known universe. 

Without human beings, there is no reason for the beauty of earth's surroundings, there will be no one to enjoy the beauty of God's creation. That is why all the planets discovered so far are plain, unlike planet earth. Earth will always be our home according to the bible. It will be renovated but it will never be destroyed as in our planet being blown up. There may be fire to burn up the surface of the earth. The bible says in 2 Peter 3:10 " the earth and everything in it will be laid bare." We will have new heavens and new earth and now I know the heavens include the entire universe.

Revelation 21:1
 1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.

So, as much as men are able to sense there is an intelligence and super power behind the creation of the universe, we will never know about God's redemption plan for us through Jesus Christ. We will never know more of what God wants to say to us except if we read God's words found in the bible (revelation knowledge). Spirit talks to spirit. So when we pick up the bible, we are reading God's mind through the spirit and that is how our mind is renewed. Without this understanding, it seems such a chore to read the bible!

So, I realized how dangerous it is not to consider the gift of tongues because maybe we think we will just wake up one day with it. Even without tongues, we have the holy spirit but according to Mark 16:17 all of us who are believers can speak in tongues. 

Mark 16:17 

And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues..."

When we pray in the spirit, we are praying to God spirit to spirit and the holy spirit gives us the perfect prayer according to the will of God.

Romans 8:27
And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

It is dangerous to just rely on our five senses to seek God because it will be limited to what is revealed around us through His creation but we do not hear God more than that. 

It is dangerous not to read the bible because we are not hooked to God through the spirit reading God's mind. Accordingly, our minds cannot be renewed.

Then, really, no wonder Christians can be spiritually dead living with just their 5 senses! No wonder I was so close to death. This morning I prayed in tongues with new fervor, it is my language directly with God, spirit to spirit. I don't know what I pray (1 Corinthians 14:2 For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit) but i know I am communicating with Him through the spirit. I know His power is working in me and helping me overcome my laziness to exercise and read the bible! 


  1. Hi Liz,

    If you have the time and had not read or would like to read more on the Tripartite nature of Man, read my article on Man is body, soul and spirit at

    You are learning well. May God continue to bless you as you eager after His ways.

    Still praying for you, Anthony Chia

  2. Thanks Anthony. Will do and I am praying for u too :)