Thursday, January 31, 2013

INSPIRATION: The Inner Makings Of Man [Part 2]

Written By: @IsrealSpeaks
The Inner Makings Of Man [Part 2]

Read: Galatians 5:17

 Years after giving my life to the Lord I found myself in a constant struggle in my walk. I seemed to always be filled with conflicting desires, a part of me would desire one thing while another part of me desired the opposite. I was constantly falling into the same sin over and over again and couldn't resist although I desired so dearly to be free of it. Though many different things could be the cause of this, in some specific areas I found the cause was my flesh being stronger than my spirit. Yesterday we covered the three parts that make up mankind: the spirit, soul, and body and the functions of each. Today's scripture exposes the war that wages in every believer. The bible tells us that the spirit and the body war against each other and have opposite desires. The soul is where our mind, emotions, and free will are located, it is the connector of the spirit and body. Both the spirit and body war to influence the soul to submit to it. In understanding this war, it's important to know that the one which is the strongest of the two usually wins over the soul. Both the spirit and body grow stronger or weaker according to how much they're fed. If one is stronger than the other it will dominate the soul and its decisions, making it very difficult to overcome. We feed our spirit by spending time in Gods presence, reading the word, praying, worshiping, listening to sermons, meditating on the word of God, and many other spiritual practices. Our flesh is fed by eating, drinking, drugs, sex, video games, pretty much anything that pleases and fulfills the physical body. This is a phenomenal revelation, with this in mind we see that some people only feed their spirit once a week when they go to church if that, but they feed their body everyday of the week, so their flesh grows much stronger than their spirit making it impossible for them to do many things they really desire to do in their spirit. Feeding our spirit should be a daily practice, just like we feed our physical body everyday. It is so crucial as Gods children that we maintain a healthy spiritual walk, we must strive to keep our spirit stronger than our flesh. When our flesh is strong we're much more likely to react to situations in a sinful way, and when our spirit is stronger we are more prone to follow its desires. God has many desires and blessings stored up for so many of His children in the spiritual realm that they never receive because their flesh rules their lives; and because it requires them following their spiritual desires to receive them, they never do because their flesh pulls them in a different direction. Many believers have the ability to hear Gods voice in their spirit but rob themselves of the experience because they are never willing to strengthen their spirit over their flesh so they can hear Him. Some believers have successful businesses they've never started because the business idea remained in their spirit undiscovered. The bible tells us that the enemy comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. One of the main things he fights to do is keep us in the flesh so he can keep us from receiving the blessings God has for us. It's a reason why God desires us to read His word, pray and spend time with Him, He knows that when we feed our spirit we are in tuned with Him, and capable of doing the things that would open doors for us in the spirit and the natural. One of the most effective ways of building our spirit over our flesh is fasting. When we don't eat our flesh is weakened, and if we are spending time with the Lord during the fast our spirit becomes much stronger over our flesh allowing us to tap into many of the spiritual blessings and revelations the Lord has set aside for us. Remember we aren't required to do anything in our own strength, the Lord wants to help us in every aspect of our walk. We can cry out to Him and request that He give us the desire and understanding to strengthen our spirit above our flesh and He will.


Heavenly Father, I desire to know you better, I want to understand spiritual things and the way they operate. Your word says if anyone asks for wisdom you will give it to them, right now I pray for spiritual wisdom and understanding concerning this and other spiritual principles. Show me how to balance my life and keep my spirit fed. Strengthen my spirit over my flesh, that I can walk into the blessings you have laid aside for me. Holy Spirit help me to stay consistent and disciplined in making time for your presence and getting in your word. I pray you will open up my spiritual understanding of the word when I read it, help me to read it with my spirit and not in the flesh, increase my passion and desire for spiritual things. I am grateful for what you've done and what you're doing, right now I receive all of these blessings and believe they are mine in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.

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