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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Why do we struggle with God’s Will

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God’s will is seldom achieved because we struggle with the way He wants it to be accomplished. His will, His ways, His thoughts are perfect an beyond human understanding and reason which is why we are moved by faith to the cross yet we struggle after salvation.
Everything was accomplished on the cross, and that included having a plan and purpose for your life because every spiritual blessing is made available in and through Jesus Christ. Everything has been made available, and yet we struggle. Here are some reasons why we struggle with the way God wants to move in our lives:
We think our experience has value
Our flesh rages against the soul and spirit
We desire a sense of achievement
Looking at the surface of our hearts we genuinely believe we want God’s will and the way He wants it achieved but when we look deep within, truth does shine into the darkness, and our true nature is manifested.
Unless you despise your flesh, you will never understand how corrupt it is and how it corrupts God’s will in our lives. Jesus nailed our nature to the cross, do your best to keep it dead. Obedience is better than sacrifice.
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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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How do we find out God’s Will

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Finding God’s will takes a unique individual effort by having a deep and intimate relationship with Jesus. It is through Jesus and His Kingdom we can find our unique purpose in Him and for His glory and while this seems a simple solution it does take a lot of hard work which can be extremely painful. The reasons it can be painful are:
Self-Will
Lack of knowledge
Wrong influences
Once you deal with the above you are ready to get into a place to hear, receive and start finding out what God’s will for your life is. Always remember that it will be about Him and that doesn’t mean being a worship leader or an usher but an actual lifestyle in God. Below are three keys to finding out what God’s will is:
Worship God
Read His Word
Find out your identity
Many believers think that they should choose their path, and God will bless it, but this goes against everything the scripture teaches us. Proverbs instructs that God will direct our paths if we acknowledge Him. How can we acknowledge God?
Putting Him first in everything
Praising Him through the rough and smooth
Obedience in everything He requires
The Bible says, seek, and you will find, and that’s all God desires from His creation. A generation of seekers!
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