Thursday, February 17, 2011

Engage Your Spirit!

Who you really are
Jesus told Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews in John Chapter 3 that one must be born again. He was talking about giving birth to a new you, your spirit man. In verse 6, Jesus explains that this new you or your spirit is not born of flesh but is born of the Holy Spirit. In the same chapter He went on to say that if you lift up the name of Jesus you will not be judged or perish but have eternal life.
The simple act of believing that Jesus is God in human form gives birth to the new you, your spirit man.  “You have been born again, not of corruptible (or perishable) seed, but of incorruptible, the Word of God.” 1 Peter 1:23 “
The fact is that despite all your human imperfections, you are perfect in spirit because your spirit cannot be corrupted! Just like dogs give birth to dogs and people give birth to people, the Holy Spirit gives birth to gods! (Psalm 82:6). You are therefore, like God in spirit. Your spirit has God-like attributes. Your spirit is the real and perfect you.
1 Cor.2:12 “What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God.”
Jesus commands us to engage our spirits. In Galatians 5:1 we read, “Walk and live (habitually) in the (Holy) Spirit, (responsive to, and guided by the Holy Spirit)”
Engaging your spirit puts your new god-man in charge. These are the qualities that your spirit are already imbued with; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self control and faithfulness (being full of faith) – Gal. 5:22-23. Because they are called fruit of the Spirit we mistakenly think that these qualities have to grow in us. No, as believers we already have them. God is waiting for you to engage who you already are and what you already have.

You are already free!
Engaging your spirit sets you free from absolutely every hindrance or obstacle! “In (this) freedom Christ has made us free (completely liberated us); stand fast then, and do not be hampered or held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery (which you have once put off). Gal.5:1. What powerful words! The Bible tells us here that because we have a spirit man and can choose to walk in it, we have been completely liberated and freed from death, fear, lack of any kind, bad health, poverty, loneliness, helplessness, sin, evil spirits, chemical imbalances, genetic defects, political upheavals, hunger, etc!
For a moment, ponder on what has or is hindering you, and come to a new insight that whatever it is, it has no ensnaring ability to your new spirit man. In fact, everything has become new, no more poverty, sickness or death for you! You stand complete in Him! In fact as He is, so are we in this world. You cannot be poor in spirit, you cannot be sick in spirit. Despite what you may be experiencing, the spiritual reality is that you already have everything you need!
You already have it!
2 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has (already) bestowed upon us all things (health, money, friendship, success, love, peace, joy, faith, hope, etc) that are requisite and suited to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by and to His own glory and excellence.”
The more you meditate on these truths and engage your spirit and spiritual attributes, the more God's blessing will become your natural reality. You cannot release into your life that which you have not received. Once you perceive by studying the Word that you have already received all that God has given you in spirit, you are able to release it into your life!