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July 8: Man is a Spirit Being

John 4:24

“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

Genesis 1:26

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”


Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

Man is a spirit being that is spiritual, has a soul that is intellectual, and a body that is physical. Man is more than a soul; he is a living soul. It is the spirit that makes the soul living. Genesis 1:26-27 tells us that God created man in His own image, and John 4:24 tells us that God is a Spirit. Since he was made in the image of God, then he must be a spirit like God. Man is a spirit being like God that has the capacity to respond to spiritual realities as much as his body responds to physical realities. Man has the capacity to interact with spiritual realities; he can hear the voice of God and communicate with Him intelligibly.

Man has the capacity to fellowship with God because he is a spirit being like God. God made man in His image
and after His likeness to function like Him and fellowship with Him, as a being in His class. So little of man’s spiritual nature or capacity has been explored and harnessed though. Man has developed the mind, and has trained the body, but has paid little attention to developing the spirit; that part of him that has the capacity to walk in the realm of miracles – the remarkable side of man.

The spirit of man is the wonder side of him. It is the spirit of man that makes him a spectacular and supernatural being, like God. There are so many men walking in the intellectual realm, and so many flexing their muscles in the body; but there are very few people digging deep and mining jewels out of their spirit nature. There is so much to dig out of the spirit nature of man – so much! There is so much of the God-kind loaded in the recreated born again spirit of man. The man in Christ is a partaker of the divine nature and has the capacity to fellowship with God. Tapping into the spirit nature of man requires meditation in the Word, praying in other tongues and practicing the Word of God. Through meditation in the Word, we digest the Word to strengthen the recreated human spirit, and as we pray in other tongues and act upon the Word, the spirit of man is built up to function like God. Make sure to build your spirit nature daily. Do not let a day pass by without building yourself in the spirit.

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that I am a spirit being, with a soul, and I live in body. My spirit man is the real me, and with my spirit I interact with the realm of reality – the realm of God. I give attention to building my spirit nature daily, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Meditation: 1 Corinthians 9:27; Philippians 1:23.

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