The Oil Of Joy - Treasure within
2 Corinthians 4:7
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
We live in a physical world which is a subset of a spiritual world. God created us as spiritual beings who live in a physical body. However we lost the spiritual connection with God when Adam sinned which made us blind to the spiritual realm. We started living from our soul using reasoning and external information. But when we became born again, God made our spirits come back to life. We received the ability to relate to the spiritual world again. It also gave us the ability to supernaturally know God and hear from Him. But without understanding and paying attention to what is going on in our spirit, we will keep on living through our intellect. It is not a bad thing but not the best for us because the fundamental flaw in living like this is that we cannot predict the future so the decisions that seem wise today,may not be the best for us in years to come.
Our spirit dwells inside us and gives us life. Our spirit speaks to our soul through our thoughts giving us ideas, revelation and wisdom. Although our spirit is hidden to the physical world, it is very much present in the spiritual world. It doesn't take orders from us but from God through the Holy Spirit if we are believers and from the devil if we are unbelievers. It is always trying to pass on these orders to us. However if we are not listening we will never hear the Holy Spirit Who speaks through our spirit. We need to train ourselves to hear by making the time to listen to the thoughts God give to us. When we are done we check those thoughts which come into our minds with the word. Because sometimes our intellect tries to chip in things which God has not said.
LET THE SPIRIT OF GOD IN YOU GUIDE YOUR SPIRIT TO BECOME HIS CHILD
Prayer: Father, I thank You that my spirit is the lamp of You Lord, Searching all the innermost parts of my being in Jesus Name. Amen.
( Proverbs 20:27 paraphrased )
HAPPY END OF YEAR: GROW IN SPIRIT IN THE YEAR 2017
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