Presentation on theme: "The Spirit Man The Lamp of the Lord The Lamp of the Lord God enlightens or guides or inspires man. Human logic and reason. The Human senses. Pressures."— Presentation transcript:
The Spirit Man The Lamp of the Lord The Lamp of the Lord God enlightens or guides or inspires man. Human logic and reason. The Human senses. Pressures of life. An Eternal Spirit An Eternal Spirit We live forever. Renewed day by day. Conscious of the Spirit Conscious of the Spirit Put the Spirit first. Feed the Spirit. The Spirit and the Soul The Spirit and the Soul The praying Spirit. The innermost being. The Saving of the Soul The Saving of the Soul The process of salvation. It affects our leading. Presenting the Body Presenting the Body The process of salvation. It affects our leading. The Spirit man resents his body for God's use. The Trained Body The Trained Body
The Spirit Man The subject of this second study on the Holy Spirit is the Person of the Holy Spirit. We will look at how the Holy Spirit leads the believer. The subject of this second study on the Holy Spirit is the Person of the Holy Spirit. We will look at how the Holy Spirit leads the believer. Sons of God Sons of God The word "sons' here refers to full grown mature children of the Lord who are able to take on responsibilities with confidence and faithfully and loyally handle them. The injunction is that part of maturity which is to know the Holy Spirit enough to be led by Him. God wants every one of His children to get to that stage of maturity where they personally are able to follow the Holy Spirit's guidance without too much dependence on prophets, pastors or any other mature believer; without an overdependence on circumstances, etc
The Spirit Man Self-appointment Self-appointment Every believer beware of appointing himself into a place of authority as an excuse for the leading of the Holy Spirit. Man is spirit, soul and body. The Spirit is the link for God You do not have to help the Holy Spirit; He knows how to place every believer in the right place at the right time - and he is never rushed. Do not run ahead - follow! The principle of the Kingdom of God is that God exalts those who humble themselves as servants of the King and His people.
The Spirit Man Man is a three part being just like God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Together these three make up one - man. With the spirit, man communicates with God Who is a Spirit; with the soul, man communicates emotionally and intellectually; and with the body, man communicates physically with the physical world in which he lives. At the fall, the spirit of man was cut off from the Spirit of God; at the new birth, man became one spirit with the Lord.
The Spirit Man The spirit of man is where God makes a connection and communicates with man. This is what makes it so difficult to be led by the Spirit. Mankind, as a whole, is spiritually dead - there is no connection between God and man. The new birth reconnects God and man, and just like a baby cannot distinguish the words its mother speaks to it, so the new born believer often finds it difficult to distinguish what God is saying.
The Spirit Man Develop Spiritual Awareness Develop Spiritual Awareness Recognize that there is a spirit man of the heart and learn to be conscious of contact with the living God. Realize that the new creature is alive to God and dead to sin. This is how man becomes God-conscious. The Lamp of the Lord The Lamp of the Lord The spirit of man is where God enlightens or guides or inspires man. Those who are born of God can expect this enlightenment and direction. If we do not develop sensitivity of the Spirit and allow the Holy Spirit to touch our hearts with revelation, we will be so impoverished! All we have then is human logic and wisdom - which is limited to human.
The Spirit Man Human Logic and Reason Human Logic and Reason The human intellect was not designed to depend on itself for guidance. It was designed as an input/output centre to depend on the Holy Spirit and the spirit of man... when the mind relinquishes control to the spirit, there is rest. The Human Senses The Human Senses God does not guide man by his senses or body, nor does He guide man by feelings. The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord. When we seek guidance by any other means, it normally leads to trouble to confusion and upheaval.
The Spirit Man Pressures of Life Pressures of Life So many set their direction by the pressure that the world around them dictates. Circumstantial pressure Circumstantial pressure Peer pressure Peer pressure Adversity pressure Adversity pressure These things set the course of many a believer's life. They cannot do well and prosper because they were born poor. So many settle for the worst because there is "no way we can have the best". Often, culture, social standing or race causes this attitude.
The Spirit Man An Eternal Spirit An Eternal Spirit Genesis 1:26, 27 “Then God said: Let us make man in our image according to Our likeness... so God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him”. Genesis 1:26, 27 “Then God said: Let us make man in our image according to Our likeness... so God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him”. Us, Our Us, Our These are terms which God uses of Himself. The word for God here is the Hebrew word 'Elohim' which is the plural form of 'Elan'. Elohim is a composite plural word - that is, it is a singular entity made up of many facets.
The Spirit Man The word here for God is 'Elohim' and the word 'Lord' is 'Jehovah' which means 'I Am'. Jehovah calls Himself Our, Us and We, reffering to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. In the same way, man is a spirit, soul and body. In the Godhead, we could draw a very simplistic analogy and say that the Holy Spirit is Spirit, the Son is Body and the Father is Soul, although each are separate entities with a spirit, soul or body.
The Spirit Man We Live Forever We Live Forever Once the spirit of man has been conceived in a mother's womb, it is an eternal entity and will live forever with the Lord Jesus Christ, or with the devil. When the human body dies, the spirit carries on living. Remain in the Body Remain in the Body We see that Paul is going to live in the body or out of the body. To be out of the body is to be with Christ, and to be in the body is to be with the Church.
The Spirit Man My Spirit and I My Spirit and I My spirit and I are one and the same. My body is my house and my soul is my means of expression in the earth or in heaven. Renewed Day by Day Renewed Day by Day We see that there is a contrast between the outward man, the physical body and the inward man, the spirit. The body decays and deteriorates, while in direct contrast to this, the human spirit is revitalized and regenerated every day.
The Spirit Man The New Creature The New Creature Through the incorruptible seed, the Word of God, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we become born of God. The Holy Spirit gives birth to the new human spirit where everything becomes brand new. Eternal Life Eternal Life The person not born of God will experience the second death. This does not mean that there is soul sleep or eternal annihilation and disintegration. This means banishment from life forever. God is life.
The Spirit Man Conscious of the Spirit Conscious of the Spirit The body and the soul are dependent on the spirit for life and sustenance. In this world, so much attention is given to the body and the soul. Some satisfy the physical craving, whereas others develop intellectually through learning and study. The spiritually depleted man is the reason for so much human suffering and misery.
The Spirit Man Put the Spirit First Put the Spirit First If we are going to be led by the Spirit, we are going to have to become aware of the hidden inner man of the heart. We are going to have to become aware that we are spiritual beings. Spoil and pamper the inner man Spoil and pamper the inner man Feed and fill the inner man Feed and fill the inner man Exercise and develop the inner man Exercise and develop the inner man
The Spirit Man Feed the Spirit Feed the Spirit In the same way that man yields to the appetites of the body, so he ought to yield to the appetites of the Spirit. The Spirit and the Soul The Spirit and the Soul To understand the leading of the Holy Spirit, it is essential that we understand the difference. Until recently it was thought that they were the same. To distinguish between the two, we need to delve deeply into the Word of God
The Spirit Man The Right Perspective The Right Perspective The Word of God puts spirit and soul into their correct place and order. Without the Word, the soul dominates. The Praying Spirit The Praying Spirit The Amplified says that the mind is "unproductive". The soul or the intellect is bypassed, while the innermost being is praying in other tongues
The Spirit Man The Innermost Being The Innermost Being John 7:37, 38 “Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying IF ANY MAN IS THIRSTY, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said; FROM HIS INNERMOST BEING SHALL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER. But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive”. John 7:37, 38 “Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying IF ANY MAN IS THIRSTY, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said; FROM HIS INNERMOST BEING SHALL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER. But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive”. Living Water Living Water This literally means "effervescent bubbling water' which comes from deep within from the spirit of man.
The Spirit Man Realize the Importance of Tongues Realize the Importance of Tongues Whatever activity is taking place inside, be sure that it is taking place in your spirit. Praying in tongues develops spiritual sensitivity and inspiration comes. Things will begin to take shape and form apart from the mentality. Confidence and direction will well up; streams will flow in dry places.
The Spirit Man The Saving of the Soul The Saving of the Soul The spirit is reborn The spirit is reborn The soul is renewed The soul is renewed The body is resurrected The body is resurrected If the Word of God is not perceived spiritually, it will be lifeless and meaningless to the soul. The Word of God cannot be understood or grasped by the mind, will or emotions. It must be understood by the spirit.
The Spirit Man The Process of Salvation The Process of Salvation Romans 12:2 “Be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your minds”. Romans 12:2 “Be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your minds”. Pulling down Strongholds Pulling down Strongholds Pulling down strongholds Pulling down strongholds Casting down imaginations Casting down imaginations Casting down every high though Casting down every high though Captivate thoughts Captivate thoughts This is not an instant formula - it takes time to break down old thinking and build new thought patterns. An un renewed mind can hinder the reborn spirit from growing to its full potential and aspirations.
The Spirit Man The Seed plot of our Life The Seed plot of our Life Sow a thought, reap an act Sow a thought, reap an act Sow an act, reap a habit Sow an act, reap a habit Sow a habit, reap a character Sow a habit, reap a character Sow a character, reap a destiny Sow a character, reap a destiny Whatever we influence our thoughts. The renewed mind, will ultimately affect our destiny. If our destiny seems to be going downward, we need to start the process of saving our soul through pulling down strongholds, taking our thoughts captive and becoming obedience-minded!
The Spirit Man Renew and Renovate Renew and Renovate A synonym for renew is renovate. This involves taking an existing mess, cleaning it up and making it new again. This is what we must do with our minds. It Affects our Leading It Affects our Leading If the Christian's mind is conformed to this world, there is no way that the spirit will take the leading of the Holy Spirit. It will balk and tremble with fear and trepidation at the risk involved in obeying. Look at Moses at the Red Sea or Joshua at Jericho or Noah with the ark.
The Spirit Man Presenting the Body Presenting the Body The human body is God's only means of expression in the natural world - it is His vehicle. We should let God take the steering wheel of our bodies so that our bodies can take God where He wants to go. Make your body available as God's earthen vessel to contain His heavenly treasure.
The Spirit Man The Trained Body The Trained Body 1 Corinth. 9:27 “But I discipline my body, and bring it into subjection...”. 1 Corinth. 9:27 “But I discipline my body, and bring it into subjection...”.