KEY SCRIPTURE:1Peter 3:4 KJV” But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price”.
Dear child of God, you are not the outward man. Many people have been so occupied with pleasing, entertaining or satisfying the outward man to the detriment of the hidden man of the heart. If you are living this way then sadly you are a cheap food for the devil. This hidden man is the real you. He is the spirit of the man. Job 32:8 KJV” But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding”. You as a man has a spirit and that spirit is the real you. Our key scripture says let the beautification of your body be directed rather to your spirit, which is not seen.
Many Christians don’t even know they have a hidden man in their heart. Your spirit is the aspect of your being that relates with God. Pro 20:27 KJV” The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly”. Your spirit is immortal and leaves to the presence of God when the Christian dies. This is why it is very important you allow your spirit to have absolute dominance over your body. Philip 1:23 KJV” For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better”: Where is he talking about departing from? He is talking about departing from this body, and eventually this earth. Which part of him would be departing? His spirit, that will live forever. Your spirit is immortal.
The spirit of every Christian has been born from above. It has been born by God. John 1:13 KJV “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God”. Now note, when the person dies, it means the spirit has left the body. This means, it is the spirit that gives life to the body of every man. When a man is born again, his spirit is recreated to be one with the Spirit of Christ. From the moment he is born again, the same power that kept the body of Jesus, now keeps your body. His body now has a higher power supporting it. As much as his body must not be given to sin, his body must not be dominated by diseases (Romans 8:11). This will be. possible when the Christian accepts that as a fact.
I am a spirit and I live in this body. My spirit dictates how I live. I live to please God. My flesh is my servant. My spirit is the candle of the Lord and the inspiration of the Lord gives me understanding.
Genesis 2:7 KJV “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul”.
2 Peter 1:13 KJV Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;