Beyond This World

While attending a Christian college, I simultaneously attended a secular state college to get some of the classes needed for my degree. I was surprised when the professor at the latter asked on the first day of class, “Who believes in UFOs?” I thought, Is this a trick question? Like, of course there are unidentified flying objects. Do you mean, do I believe that aliens exist? No.

But I do believe there exists a whole other world beyond the one we see. The Bible teaches of a spiritual world, one that includes forces of both good and evil.

Jesus taught His followers that they did not belong to this world, that is, the world we experience with our senses. He said, “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own…but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you” (John 15:19).

Instead, believers are ‘at home’ in the spiritual kingdom of God. Jesus explained, “My kingdom is not of this world” and “my kingdom is from another place” (John 18:36). Jesus brought the kingdom of God to earth when He came as a man, and we continue to pray for His kingdom to increasingly flourish by doing God’s will here on earth (Matthew 6:10).

In doing God’s will, believers can overcome the evil one. The apostle Paul warned, “…[T]ake your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:11-12).

In the end, evil will be destroyed and nothing will compare to our eternal heavenly home far beyond this world!

About Arrow

Hi and welcome! My pen name is Arrow. The word “arrow” intrigues me because it has two meanings that describe my passions. One, it is an instrument used intentionally to reach a target, and two, it shows the way. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, my goals are to live for Him, lead others to Him, and glorify the Heavenly Father. I pray that the stories, poems, song lyrics, and devotional thoughts I share on this website will always be inspired by the Holy Spirit and aligned with the truths found in God’s Word. My hope is that the words may penetrate your heart and point the way to a closer relationship with the Savior. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Experiencing what God has in store is bound to be exciting! May you be blessed! ~ Arrow
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