“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” John 4:29
The biblical account of the Samaritan woman was only one example of how people in Jesus’ day were absolutely amazed by His ability to know things. Throngs of people followed after Him just to see what He would do next. Would He heal the blind or deliver someone from demonic oppression? People have not changed much over the centuries. We love the mystical and to witness the ability to know things. The church is mystical and people are mystical. If this is true, then why are we so hesitant when the mystical appears, and so quick to judge the experience?
I agree, we need a sense of discernment when it comes to mystical experiences. Yet, often I feel that there is a sense of pushing away that which is a sign from God because our discernment is out to lunch. God is mystical and mysterious. The bible tells us that even Holy Spirit will lead us into all mysteries. Is that exciting or what? Take someone like me, who loves to investigate a good mystery and my heart is fascinated and intrigued.
We might want to remind ourselves that not everything mystical is the occult. God reveals Himself through us using mystical means. It just means it’s a mystery as to how He does it. There are some things we just don’t see while we still have skin on. Our humanness tends to want to block the treasure of what and Who we carry.
Would you like to see the mystical in your life? Then ask God! God’s word tells us “we have not because we ask not.” God wants us to ask, to desire and see things as He does. Also, what we focus upon is what tends to manifest in our lives. If we focus upon seeing mystical revelations then that is what we will receive. Isn’t that amazing? It does work, and it works every single time! Why not give it a try? What do you have to lose, accept maybe a little skepticism. Your faith will thank you!
Loving you from here,
Dr. Jenine Marie Howry