The ability of the spirit

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My last post focussed on the ability of the flesh and this post explains about the ability of the spirit. God breathed life into Adam we read in Genesis, and His breath gave life to his mortal body which was formed out of mud and clay. We are now aware that humans possess the life of God within us which is our spirit.
Through sin, the spirit of Adam died, and we also became dead in Adam, but through Jesus and His obedience by dying and being raised up our spirits are made alive again. So what is the ability of our spirit?
Life – We can live for God, the way He intended us too. His breath, His desire!
Communicate with God – The spirit is the inner part of the human and that is where communion/relationship happens with God. When we are dead, we cannot hear, understand or speak to God.
Control the Soul and Flesh – Through sin the flesh reigns over the soul which slowly kills off our spirit but in Christ, the spirit has every opportunity to govern the soul and flesh. If the spirit is control of both, then we will live out the will of God and execute to perfection.
Can you now see why dealing with the flesh is vital for successful living in God? There are two parts to salvation:
Firstly, the dealing of our sin – Our souls set free
Secondly, the dealing of our flesh – We died in Him
God raised up Jesus, and we are raised up with Him so by allowing your flesh to rule you make a mockery of His pain and glory.
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The ability of the flesh

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Our physical body has been created by God for His service, but we usually find that we need it to service our personal needs. This is called self-worship which is idolatry and a really sinful way to live. The problem is that the majority of us never wake up to this fact and the rest wake up to it very late, yet it is better to wake up eventually!
The Bible tells us the flesh doesn’t profit anything which means that any word, action or emotion that is supposed to manifest is solely for the purpose of God and His will for our lives. Until we despise our flesh, it is impossible for God to have full control over our spirit, soul and flesh and If God is not in control through HolyGhost, then we are in for an extremely tough life. People struggle to despise the flesh because it has a powerful ability to do good as well as bad. Below are some examples:
Charity
Kind Words
Loving people
There are much more examples, but I hope you understand the point I am making and if we aren’t careful we can get into the trap of doing God’s work rather than Him sending us to His work. The flesh looks for ways to be exalted, and there is no better way to fool us by doing God’s work in the flesh. What is wrong with God’s will in the flesh?
You are doing it in your own strength
You are doing it without the Word of God
You are doing it out of rebellion
The point about rebellion is serious, and this is where Satan really has victory over us. He is that strategic in removing God’s will that he will not even use himself but instead our very own flesh. Are you ready to despise your flesh? If not here are some of the bad fruits our flesh produces:
Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lust, idolatry, witchcraft, hate, variance, wrath, strife, heresies, envy, murder, jealousy…..
In the words of Paul, “Except you be circumcised (surrender the flesh), Christ shall profit you nothing”. (Galatians 5)
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How do we execute Gods Will

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It’s one task finding out God’s will for your life but it is entirely another matter executing it successfully. Many hear God’s word and will for their lives, but they never end up fulfilling the desire God had for them which does leave a feeling of disappointment and failure.
On the other hand, people try to blame God by:
Reasoning
Questioning Him
Demanding Him for answers
Be very careful if you ever get to this stage because it isn’t God’s fault and He hasn’t let you down. Here are some reasons why we have problems executing God’s will for our lives:
Human Wisdom
Lack of knowledge
Impatience
What this means is that humans have a tendency to handle supernatural revelation with fleshly methods which bring the entire circumstance to nought. The flesh always rages against God’s thoughts and plans because of the pride it has accumulated over the years and needs to be reminded of its place which is dead on the cross by the work of Jesus Christ.
So how do we execute the will of God for our lives?
Never stop seeking God
Asking Him to direct every step you take
Stay aligned with the spiritual realm (Things can always change)
You need to make sure you trust God through the entire process because you aren’t running a sprint race but a marathon. You need God for every decision in your life. He directs you, not the other way round.
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Disciples know promotion

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Jesus regularly took digs at religious folk in The Bible and used them as an example to disciples and followers to show the difference between walking in the light or darkness. Read Matthew 23 and you will note how Jesus gives a kingdom key to promotion and the fruit of walking in the light. At the same time, Jesus has prophetically highlighted what Church leaders will be like after He departed earth to take His rightful place in heaven.
Today, church leaders love the pulpit, love attention and love compromise. These three things are undeniable because every human desires them at some point in their lives. They get a promotion by democracy as people love them, and the emotions of popularity is a wave that many people cannot resist. If you are popular, then be prepared for earthly promotion. Jesus says the way to promotion is through serving. Serving is an internal heart principle that has automatic outward fruits. You do not do things to please people, but because you love God, and that compels the serving attitude.
So that brings me to the hidden kingdom principle of submission and authority. Those who can submit and serve will rule with authority, not only their own spirit as Proverbs says but also city by city. Jesus wants disciples to take nations and cities, but that doesn’t mean some physical revival which is strange to me from a biblical point of view, but He desires we take spiritual authority over principalities and powers. It is only then that God will bother to raise people up in places of influence and authority in the natural because to whom much is given, much is expected. Ruling spiritual realms takes courage, discipline and diligence and if you do well there you will fly in any earthly position, but you must possess humility, meekness and the glory of God. All these are attained by serving, sacrifice and obedience.
If you are looking to be popular then look forward to recognition in your church; If you want genuine promotion then you won’t be popular, but you will find authority and favour with the right people. God opens doors that no man can shut.
Followers love what people can do for them; disciples love what God has in-store for them!

The Epistles – What’s happening today

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I have given a fair indication of how I have lived my life since converting to Christianity in the previous blogs, and it is only fair to describe what is happening in my life today. This scripture comes to mind:
(2 Corinthians 4:7-9)
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
This scripture is a description that Paul was writing about as he faced death in Asia while preaching the gospel and sometimes when we are moving in God’s plan it can feel very similar. In all honesty, it isn’t a real comparison but each person has their own grace and strength to cope, and I certainly haven’t had to live like the Christians in difficult areas of the world.
Success can be found in your career, ministry, family and friendships but try success is loving Jesus. I have realised that everything I have gained in this world is vanity and will perish one day, but one thing that will remain is the Love of God and in this season of my life that is what I am holding onto. God has pushed the restart button on my life, and I am looking forward to a new season, new blessing and new disciplines.
God is releasing me into a new identity
God is releasing me into a new domain
God is releasing me with a new authority
Right now my single commitment is to train up leaders for success through this website tool which I have developed. Get on the train!
Before you leave this website, take a look at www.helpingleader.com as I have designed a course through all my learning experiences to help people become a great success despite trying circumstances. I feel it will benefit you!
Peace!