You’re A Spirit-being !
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”
(John 4:24) .
Man is a spirit; he has a soul, and lives in a body. Your body is not you. When you were born again, it wasn’t your mind or your body that was born again; it was your spirit. Your spirit is where the light of God is: “The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly” (Proverbs 20:27). Through your physical body and its senses, you make contact with the physical world; but you can only relate to God, and the realities of the spirit realm from your spirit.
It’s important for you to understand this because life itself is spiritual. The entire universe according to the Bible came from the realm of the spirit (Hebrews 11:3). The life of God in you is in your spirit, though it affects your physical body. It’s your spirit that has the nature of God; that’s where the Holy Spirit dwells. Your spirit became one nature with the Lord; inseparable from Him when you received the Holy Spirit: “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:17).
Christians who are not conscious of this reality function from their minds; and a mind that’s not renewed and trained in the things of God can’t be a sure guide. Romans 12:1 says,“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”Did you notice it says, “…ye present your bodies as a living sacrifice?”“Ye” is old English for “you”; that means “you” (your spirit) are to present your body as a living sacrifice, because your spirit is the real you! Your spirit is what matters to God, and that’s why He directs everything He wants to do for you and in you to your spirit.
Dear Father, I thank you for the rich fellowship that I have with you, and for your translational power that’s at work in me as a result of my intimate walk with you! Therefore your glory is revealed in my life today as I yield my spirit to you in fellowship and celebrate your presence in my life, in Jesus’ Name.
1 John 1:3; 1 Corinthians 1:9
1 Year Bible reading plan: John 7:25-8:1-11; 1 Kings 18-19
2 Year Bible reading plan: 1 Corinthians 10:14-21; Proverbs 12