MAY 19, 2019
A REGENERATED SPIRIT IN UN-REGENERATED BODY
1 Thessalonians 5:23
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.
This week we want to discuss about why we struggle even though as children of God, we are not supposed to go through some things. If you were simply a “spirit being” your spiritual potential would be unlimited. But you must constantly contend with your “soul,” which comprises of your emotions, will and intellect. In addition, you have to cope with the needs and appetites of your physical “body.” Pray as you will, your “soulish” nature wont suddenly wake up one morning with the desire to please God because its always in conflict with His will. The word says in;
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
When you walk “in the flesh,” it will take you down the wrong road every time. Like a spoilt child, it must be disciplined and made subject to your regenerated spirit. Your soul on the other hand is constantly caught between your flesh, which says not to God, and your spirit which says Yes to Him.
Your soul (will, emotions, and intellect) must be reprogrammed daily by God’s word.Paul says: “let God transform you….by renewing the way you think” (Rom. 12:2).Whatever you program in your computer is what you get out, right? Similarly, when you begin to think scripturally, you begin to live victoriously.
The real action begins to take place in your spirit, the part of you that was renewed and regenerated when you were boring again. When God’s Spirit got intimate with your spirit it resulted in a new birth, and as you grow spiritually you begin to produce spiritual fruit.(Galatians 5:22). When that happens you start to realize you are actually a regenerated spirit living in un-regenerated body. Knowing this will help you to have a clear understanding of whatever is going on in your life, and what you can do about it. Whatever you feed grows. Feed your spirit man, He will grow….Watch out next week in your SPREADING THE LIGHT BULLETIN, you are blessed.