Most of those in the body of Christ don't even realize that they live in two different places: the natural realm, where our physical bodies live, and the spirit realm, where our spiritual bodies live. yes we have two bodies. Before you doubt this and say its preposterous. Read the scripture.
There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 1 Corinthian 15:40-49
When God made man ( including each of us), He first made the physical body and then made our spirit. We each are made in God's image with a body, soul, and spirit.
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our LORD Jesus Christ. 1Thessalonians 5:23
So, right now at this second, you have a physical body, but you also have a spirit that is walking around in the spirit realm. Whether you choose to accept it or not, you are operating in the spirit realm. In the spirit realm is where the devil sends out attacks on your life, body, and emotions. These happen in the spirit realm before you see the effects in the physical world. In order to truly fight the enemy, you must fight in the spirit realm. When you pray, you are operating in both realms. This is why the word tells us we must worship in spirit and in truth. In order to fight a war, you must be on the right battlefield. They didn't go to Florida to fight the battle of Gettysburg. They fought on the battlefield where the battle was taking place. To fight a battle that takes place in the spirit realm, we must go into the spirit realm to fight the battle.
Scripture tells us our battle is not in the flesh, or the physical world, but instead we fight against those things in the spirit realm. When you put on the armor of God, it isn't done in the physical realm and it isn't just a figure of speech either. You literally put on armor in the spirit. We in the body of Christ need to understand this realm and stop ignoring it. The church needs to teach more on this subject. Many Christians are virtually defenseless because they have no clue it really exists. Scripture has many layers of meanings. There are things written there in front of our eyes in which we can learn many new subjects if we are willing to let the Holy Spirit guide us through the Word of God. We must learn to fully operate in the spirit realm. We need to learn to see, hear fight, and move in both places. In this realm we can actually see angels and demons. We can come before the throne of the Father and speak to the Lord face to face. Why do you think the devil is using television shows like "The View" to make people think that God speaking to you is a mental illness. It is dangerous for Satan for you to know and understand operation in the Spirit realm where God will actually speak to you face to face. The devil wants you to believe this is nuts, because the moment you let God lift the veil over your eyes to see and operate in the spirit Satan is in trouble. Each warrior that rises is another blow to his kingdom. It is much easier to fight things you aren't blind to. It's even easier when you actually use your spiritual eyes, ears, or knowings. Any one of these tools can make you a formidable opponent to the kingdom of darkness. Just accepting the spirit realm and learning about it allows the Holy Spirit to use you in that realm to fight because you accept His leading. Will you let the Lord show you His mysteries.
But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him" 1Corinthians 2:9
Are you willing to go deeper with God? Will you learn the mysteries He wants to show you? There is a war going on in the spirit realm and we need fresh recruits. Who's ready to be the Christian soldier marching as to war? Open your spiritual eyes or ears. Have a teachable spirit and come join the ranks fighting for the kingdom of God. Don't sit by and let Satan take your land. Ask the Lord right now. Lord if this is something I need to learn please show me and confirm this message. In Jesus name I ask.
Lord we need more laborers for the harvest. Please open the eyes and give them a hunger to learn of Your wonderous mysteries. If you are ready to learn let us know. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org and we are waiting to hear from you.