Today’s Daily Light:
Understanding: God’s Spirit, our ‘spirit’, and the sin nature
So…we have a human spirit…a human operating spiritual system… in our body…it is actually our highest distinction…highest ability….think of it like any other operating system in your body, such as; respiratory, neuro, etc. ‘spirit’ is where we have awareness, consciousness, where our desire to know and worship God originates from. What is the #1 thing you are most ‘aware’ of every moment of every day? And it is… ‘self’…you are ware of ‘self’…you are aware that ‘you are’. Spirit function is where we have our sense of objective right and wrong. It is where we ‘know’.
We have a body, mind, and spirit. We are distinct from the animal kingdom. Animals do not have a ‘spirit’. A monkey does not know it is a monkey. It does not ponder it’s activities for today. It does not contemplate its birthday or the date of its death. It does not think about the birth and life of its offspring. Spiritual awareness is ‘the’ human distinction given by God for purpose and intention.
Paul, in Galatians, writes: 5:16 “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Sprit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature”.
Paul, herein is speaking of the Spirit of God (external) as to having intention and purpose to connect with our ‘spirit’ (internal) and help us overcome the pull and power of the ‘sin’ nature that also resides inside our body (internal). The highest level of human existence is to have God’s Spirit merged with our ‘spirit’. When God’s Spirit merges with human spirit…’Divine Knowing’ take place/occurs. Ah-ha. Thus how we ‘know’ that we ‘know’ Jesus/God. It is a spiritual function/awareness.
This week we will look at God’s intention for having His Spirit be connected with our ‘spirit’ ‘so that’ we can see, recognize, and identify the activity, work, and function of the ‘sin nature’ and more-so that we can see, recognize and identify the activity, work, and function of our ‘spirit’ as we are hooked-up (connected) with God’s Spirit.
Wonderful Father… help us this week to get a clearer understanding on how you created us as to how we are to know you and walk with you ‘so that’ we can maximize our effectiveness in living the type of life that is pleasing and honorable to you.
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