Jesus said, “You’re tied down to the mundane; I’m IN TOUCH WITH WHAT IS BEYOND YOUR HORIZONS. You live in terms of what you see and touch. I’m LIVING ON OTHER TERMS". John 8:23MSG
It wasn't surprising Jesus was living on other terms beyond what the natural mind could comprehend. In Isaiah 11:1-3 there was a prophecy that went ahead of him,
"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord ; And shall make him of quick understanding In the fear of the Lord : AND HE SHALL NOT JUDGE AFTER THE SIGHT OF HIS EYES, NEITHER REPROVE AFTER THE HEARING OF HIS EARS" Isaiah 11:1-3 KJV
His judgment which is true judgment is not based on what the eyes can see, or the hands can touch or the ears can hear. People who live according to the dictates of this mundane world are limited in their understanding and judgment of matters because what obtains in the larger scheme of things transcends what the natural and mundane can perceive, touch or feel!
Even a famous scientist named Nikola Tesla said,
‘The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of our existence.’
This is an acknowledgment that the things that rules and governs our world are beyond what our mundane understanding and reality can capture. And so the scriptures advised us in Isaiah 8:11-13
"For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread" Isaiah 8:11-13 KJV
In other words God was saying LIVE ON OTHER TERMS, transcend the mundane and come up to a higher understanding and judgement of matters that only the Spirit can impact, do not judge after what you can only hear, see, feel or touch, that realm is limited. Go beyond the natural horizon, come up to the spiritual for "eyes have not seen neither has ear heard nor has it entered into the hearts of men the things which God has prepared for them that love him, but GOD has revealed them unto us by his Spirit, yea the deep things of God"!
Living on other terms is living on spiritual terms.
Living on other terms is living on God's terms!
Living on God's terms put you above the natural terms and natural limitations of men!
Living on God's terms makes you judge situation righteously, with precision and with authority.
Indeed the proof of our sonship is our willingness to submit to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God'(Romans 8:14)
Living on other terms means been subject to the leadership and the authority of the Holy Spirit from whence cometh our otherworldly understanding of mundane realities
Living on other terms means been subject to the leadership and the authority of the word from whence cometh our otherworldly understanding and different perspective and approach to mundane realities.
Living on other terms means we don't fear what the world fears, we don't worship what the world worship, we don't speak what the world speak, think what they think or hold in reverence whet they reverence dearly.
Job was living on these terms so he declare when the "WORLD shall say there is a casting down we will say there is a LIFTING up"
When you live on other terms you speak other terms, other words that the world may not understand. Yes, they may call it foolishness but unto us that are save it is the wisdom and the power of God! Living on other tems means living by the terms and dictates of the word! For all else will fail but the word will prevail. Heaven and earth may pass away but a jot of his word will not go unfulfilled!
This is our calling as believers, we are called to live on other terms, to think differently, speak differently and act differently. What causes the difference in perspective is because of where we are connected to, we are connected to the mind of God, the voice of the Spirit and so we may see differently from others, speak differently from others, live differently, it's our natural calling to be unpredictable in respect to the standard of the world.
John 3:8, "The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit'
The fact that we are not subscribed to popular sentiments and opinions of the day means the world we always find us unpredictable: they can't tell where we go or come from! This was how Jesus live, this is how we must live, not quick to form an opinion or conclusion but searching deep to hear from God, His word and His Spirit. This spiritual practise is what elevates us above the mundane realities of the world into new horizons!
Romans 8:1-2 tell us, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:1-2 KJV
We are set free from the law of sin and the flesh so we can live according to the realities of the word and not the realities of the world,
We live according to spiritual realities not natural realities.
Sons and Daughters of God, come up hither, separate yourself from them, you are in the world, but not of the world. For our conversation is in the heavenlies from whence cometh our strength, wisdom, hope and future.