I am going to share with you a secret of life that I have discovered that will help you enormously. It is one of the most wonderful things God has ever shown me. Jesus lived in the spirit rather than just His emotions. His spiritual sight gave Him insight. From that spirit-response came an appropriate action. God just lived like that. How do we live like that?How different life would be if we lived by divine wisdom, filling our spirits, overflowing into our natural mind and emotions. How many disastrous decisions would have been averted if we were walking in the fullness of God’s wisdom? It’s our goal not to just make sudden emotional decisions, but that Godly wisdom would infiltrate, steady and guide us.I’d like to help you to get to know your spirit. It is one of the most powerful faculties of your whole being. If you persist, then your mind will understand the knowledge communicated to your spirit. It will be automatic for your mind to locate your spirit - the receptor of spiritual knowledge.Journey with me in this, because it’s with your mind that you can know about God. It’s your spirit that knows Him.
Meet and Understand Your Spirit
After reading this eBook, I am sure that you will agree with me that we need to meet and become acquainted with our human spirits. We are made in the image of God, in the likeness of God, and God is Spirit, so it follows that we were created a spirit being. For many years, even after I’d been born again, I was not conscious of my spirit. If you’d come to me and asked, ‘Clark, who are you really?’ I would have said, ‘I’m just me’. Since then I’ve discovered that it’s a wonderful thing to understand that I am spiritual, that I am a spirit. It means that I can locate my spirit within me and actually work with it.
Imagine if someone from the early 1800s stood by you and asked what that contraption sitting in your driveway was. Your answer would be something like, ‘Well it’s a motor car. You get in and drive it’. Their next question would be ‘How?’ So you could start to explain the important components like the engine, the gear box and the transmission, but this would then lead to all sorts of discussions about what goes into making a car do what it was designed to do. Possibly you would end up referring to the car’s manual to order to help them understand how the manufacturer intended the car to operate.
God created us and wrote a manual, the Bible, to explain His idea of how we operate. In the Bible He explains that we are a spirit and for our spirit to function in its correct capacity, we have to recognise and understand it. Not being able to see our souls or spirits makes it interesting, but just because we can’t see them, it doesn’t mean we can’t allow them to function. After all, we can’t see electricity. We see the effects of electricity when we flick a switch and accept that the right power is being utilised. Neither can we see our own emotions but we sure can feel them. Oftentimes, my emotions have gotten me into trouble and at other times they are a great blessing to me.
So it is with our spirits. In Zechariah 12:1, we read, The burden of the word of the Lord against Israel, thus says the Lord who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundations of the earth and forms a spirit of man within him. Another translation says, in the midst of him, and another, in the centre of his being.
In John 7 we read about the final Jewish feast of the year, the Feast of Tabernacles. Verse 37 states, On the last day, that great day of the feast, (after all of the religious ceremonies, the ritual, the ceremony and the sacrifice) Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.”