Pastor Segun Obadje

NOVEMBER 20: Prioritizing the Development of your Spirit

Proverbs 20:27

“The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.”

1 Thessalonians 5:23.

“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ”

Man is a spirit being, who has a soul and lives in a body. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 reveals the three dimensions of the nature of man – spirit, soul and body. Man is a triune being. He is primarily a spirit being because he is made in the image of God. John 4:24 tells us that God is a Spirit. Therefore, developing the spirit nature of man gives man the advantage to fellowship with God – the Spirit God. 1 John 1:3 tells us that our fellowship is with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Our spirit nature is our remarkable side. The inward man is the supernatural man. The ‘super’ in us is made manifest as we develop the man on the inside. That’s where the ‘miracle’ of man lies. We then begin to have Spirit-to-spirit interaction with God. We begin to explore the supernatural world as we reign with Jesus Christ over the natural world. Hallelujah!

Our opening verse, Proverbs 20:27, tells us that the spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly or heart or spirit; which means that the Lord will guide us through our spirit, and His light or guidance in our spirit will search all the inward parts of our spirit, such that we cannot miss what He is leading us into. The light of God’s Word cuts through our spirit through and through, revealing God’s will and purpose to us. In essence, we will know God’s will for us by the Holy Spirit through our spirit. Therefore it is of paramount need to develop our spirit to be able to fellowship with God intelligibly without hiccups. How? We feed on the Word via meditation and prayer, and act upon it continually. Matthew 4:4 tells us that man shall not live by bread alone but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. As we build our spirit being on the inside by feeding on God’s Word through meditation and acting upon it, we’ll begin to live in the consciousness of our spirit nature, and thrive in things pertaining to the Spirit of God, which will in turn facilitate our fellowship with God and receiving from Him. It then becomes quite easy for us to be led by the Spirit of God into the fulness of all of God’s provision for us. Hallelujah!

 

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I give earnest heed and attention to developing my spirit nature in Christ. I give attention to prayer, meditation in the Word and living by the Word. I declare that I am greatly built up within me for full and smooth fellowship with God. Amen.

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Further Meditation:Jude 1:20; Jeremiah 15:16.