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Saturday, September 14, 2002

Edifier du Jour-2 Corinthinans 2:14-17(NASB)
14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. 15 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; 16 to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things? 17 For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.
Paging Chris Rice-what does God smell like? The spirit realm that God, angles and demons live in is another dimension, one that we can barely sense and understand. However, a saved person will have a sense of that salvation that other believers can detect. It also can be detected by non-believers, a "scent" that will draw them to you if they are a seeker of that salvation. I don't know how my proposed sixth sense works, but there might well be added dimensions of this spirit realm that have people and things giving off spiritual electromagnetic rays. As spiritual creatures, we would be able to detect those rays. While such a paradigm would explain the spiritual warrior's sense of demonic activity in an area even when nobody's around, it also seems a bit too New-Agey and also brings up the image of a Ghostbusters spiritual Geiger counter. Another possibility is that there aren't any of these rays but that the feelings we get are from the Holy Spirit subtlety planting such insights into our subconscious. The devil can play the same game, for many bad characters in the Bible had a foreknowledge of holiness in their path. Either way, a extra-dimensional effect is causing our "sixth sense" to trigger. Food for thought for a Saturday morning.

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