Episode 79 – Going Supernatural
Is God intention for us to just be natural women and men? I read an article by Jackie Hill Perry about her spiritual journey to God that included moving beyond being a lesbian (here’s a link). The words of this article jumped out at me, especially a passage relating to Romans 1:26-27 this scripture speaks against what goes against nature or what is deemed as natural according to God’s design. It’s funny we KNOW gays are wrong because we can clearly see it’s breaks what visually can be seen in God’s design for fleshly bodies, but what is God’s design for the spirit? Going against the spiritual nature God designed is just as abominable as going against the physical nature God designed. Since we know God didn’t intend for our physical bodies, do we know what He intended for our spirits? That’s where our (Forrest Hall & Philip Hall) conversation goes this week, God’s plan for us is bigger than the natural now. His plan started with the first Adam, but it doesn’t end there. If to not look like the first Adam is an abomination, then what is it to not look like the last Adam? We may have started in the natural, but it’s time to move to the supernatural. Everyone talks about going natural, just like the church thinks fondly of going back to the “old time way”…it’s time we go supernatural. Thankful for the article and I hope this conversation builds on it in a fruitful way.
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Romans 1:26-27 New Living Translation (NLT)
26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.
1 Corinthians 15:44-46 King James Version (KJV)
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
“ I’d heard more times than I cared to count that what seemed to me a natural enough expression of love was, in fact, unnatural and flat-out abominable.”
people refer to, and she is referring to, Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: Ironically this scripture speaks against what goes against nature or what is deemed as natural according to God’s design. It’s funny we KNOW gays are wrong because we can clearly see it’s breaks what visually can be seen in God’s design for fleshly bodies, but what is God’s design for the spirit? Going against the spiritual nature God designed is just as abominable as going against the physical nature God designed.
1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Peter 2:5
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.