Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord – Colossians 3:16
Human life is controlled from the realm of the spirit, and to remain ignorant of that is to fool oneself. Whether we’re conscious or ignorant of the laws that exist in that realm makes no difference; they’ll work either for you or against you, just as natural laws. The law of gravity, for example, will work for or against you, depending on your application of or relation to it.
Your life is dependent on your right application of spiritual laws, for life is spiritual. There’re people who, after leading nations and building successful careers, were reduced to nothing because Satan got a hold of them. If only they had recognized that life is spiritual! The Bible says, “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds); Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).
The strongholds described above aren’t metal barriers or walls; they’re ideas in people’s heads, and theories they’ve accepted in life that have kept them from moving in the direction of God’s dream and destiny for them. Those ideas were built into their minds by satanic forces. That’s why some people will reject tithing, and refuse to pay their tithes even though they’ve heard about the blessings and the fulfillment of the promises of God for the one who pays his tithes.
Those strongholds can only be pulled down by the power of God’s Spirit, and His Word. In Psalm 119:66, the Psalmist said, “Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.” He knew that believing the commandments wasn’t enough, and so he asked the Lord to teach him good judgment, which is akin to spiritual knowledge. He asked to be granted the wisdom to discern the principles of the spirit realm, to know what is of God and what isn’t of God.
Make rich deposits of the Word in your spirit, through study and meditation. Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” This is a vital key to living successfully and navigating your way gloriously through life.
The Word of God is my light and my life. Through the Word, I live successfully and navigate through life victoriously. I’m set on the course of glory and excellence, making progress by the power of the Spirit! Hallelujah.
Further Study: Hebrews 4:12-13