Hi once again friends, yesterday we discussed the fact that man is a spirit being, he has a soul and he lives in a physical body. Your body allows you, the spirit man to live on earth. It is much like when men go to the moon they cannot survive out there unless they have a space suit on, well without you earth suit (your body) the spirit man and the soul of man have no place here on earth. According to Scripture there is another realm, the realm of the spirit. The Father God, the Holy Spirit, angles, Satan and demons are all spiritual beings and cannot be contacted with the physical senses.
Eph.6:10-19. (Amp) In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. Put on God’s whole armour [the armour of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. Therefore put on God’s complete armour, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]. Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God, and having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one]. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God. Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people). And [pray] also for me, that [freedom of] utterance may be given me, that I may open my mouth to proclaim boldly the mystery of the good news (the Gospel),
Vs.12. (Amp) For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
This reveals a spiritual warfare surrounding us from which our sense organs receive no stimuli. We are not aware of the Holy Spirit or angels through physical contact.
In John 6 Jesus reveals the coming of a Spiritual being called the Holy Spirit; He is the third person of the triune God head.
John.16:7-15. (Amp) However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. And when He comes, He will convict and convince the world and bring demonstration to it about sin and about righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God) and about judgment: About sin, because they do not believe in Me [trust in, rely on, and adhere to Me]; About righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God), because I go to My Father, and you will see Me no longer; About judgment, because the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world [Satan] is judged and condemned and sentence already is passed upon him. I have still many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them or to take them upon you or to grasp them now but when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. He will honour and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.
The Holy Spirit has a very important function in our lives, we see from the scripture that He is our Comforter (Counsellor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby). We are not without help in the world. We see that He has come to be in close fellowship with us. He comes to bring conviction to the world about sin. The sin that He convicts us of is the sin of not believing on Jesus, not relying on Him and trusting Him for your salvation. The only sin that will send a person to hell is the rejection of the sacrifice of Jesus for sin. People who choose to try and present themselves to God through their own works or righteousness, and bypass what God has done for them in Jesus stand condemned before God.
Ish.64:6. (Amp) For we have all become like one who is unclean [ceremonially, like a leper], and all our righteousness (our best deeds of rightness and justice) is like filthy rags or a polluted garment; we all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away [far from God’s favour, hurrying us toward destruction.
(Mess) We're all sin-infected, sin-contaminated. Our best efforts are grease-stained rags. We dry up like autumn leaves--sin-dried, we're blown off by the wind.
We see that the Holy Spirit has come to lead us into all the truth (or reality) of the Word of God. Jesus said “Your Word is Truth”. The Word of God is the only reality that we have; everything else is subject to change but the Word of God never changes, over the last six thousand years it has never changed.
Ps.119:89. (Amp) Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven [stands firm as the heavens].
(Mess) What you say goes, GOD, and stays, as permanent as the heavens.
All of man’s theories about creation, about God, or whatever all seems to have to be revised at some point in time, poor Mr. Darwin and his stupid speculation, although taught in our schools has been proved wrong. Since the discovery of D.N.A. testing we find that D.N.A. never changes, man and monkey do not share the same D.N.A. Darwin himself said before he died that it was only a theory, theories are always subject to change.
Here is an astonishing statement by Jesus; “He will take of what is Mine and will reveal it to you. Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is why I’ve said, He takes from me and delivers to you. Everything that God has, Jesus said, “is Mine” the vast inheritance that Jesus received from the Father will be disclosed to us by the Holy Spirit, you see all that belongs to God also belongs to you as a child and heir of the Father and part of the Holy Spirits ministry is to reveal that inheritance to us.
We dear friend we have come to the end of another week, trust you have all been blessed by our studies in the Word, and feel free to comment, negatively or positively on the studies as I would like to know your thoughts on this subject.
We see that it is the Holy Spirit who convicts a man of not knowing Jesus and if the Spirit of God has spoken to your heart in this message do not harden your heart, but open it and receive the Word of life. If you have never made Jesus your personal Lord and saviour and say to me “I see I need Jesus in my life then all you have to do is say the following prayer by faith, and Jesus will come into your life and set you right with the Father God.
“Father, it is written in Your Word that if I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in my heart that You have raised Him from dead, I shall be saved. Therefore, Father, I confess that Jesus is my Lord. I make Him Lord of my life right now. I believe in my heart that You raised Jesus from the dead. I renounce my past life with Satan. “I thank You for forgiving me of all my sin. Jesus is now my Lord, and I am a new creation. Old things have passed away. Now all things become new in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Have a really good weekend and remember to spread the Word and share the love of God with all you come into contact with. Jesus is Lord.
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