Live From Inside Out
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day (2Corinthians 4:16).
When you were born again, it wasn’t your physical body that was born again; it was your spirit—the inward man. 2Corinthians 5:17 says, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation; that new creation is the inward man. The divine nature—the God life—is in your human spirit. Therefore, you’re to live from inside out; function from your inward man. The way to do this is to keep your focus on the Word of God, refusing to be moved by the dictates of your physical senses.
For example, the doctors may have diagnosed some ailment in your physical body; but your body is not you; it’s your domicile; the house where the “real you”—your spirit lives. Your real person is the recreated human spirit, and he’s fashioned after the image of Christ. Therefore, there’s no sickness, weakness, limitation, imperfection, or barrenness of any kind in your spirit.
The life of faith to which we’ve been called is a call to live from inside out. 2Corinthians 4:17-18 says, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal [that means subject to change]; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” It’s only by faith that you “look” at things which your natural senses can’t perceive. Those who haven’t learnt to function from their spirits are the ones dominated by natural forces and circumstances.
Don’t let your focus be on what’s going on in your outward man; pay attention to your spirit. God has deposited in your spirit everything you require to live a successful and victorious life. Health, prosperity, victory, success, excellence, and every good thing in Christ Jesus are in your spirit! Activate them from within; look inwards, and live from inside out. “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good…” (Luke 6:45).
I rejoice to know that by keeping my focus on the Word, and functioning from my spirit, I can bring forth prosperity, health, victory, and excellence and live by the guidance and direction given to my spirit from the Lord. Glory to God!
2 Corinthians 5:7 (AMP)
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: 2 Corinthians 12; Ecclesiastes 3-5
2 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 22:54-62; 2 Samuel 1