KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 8:26 KJV” I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.”
Our topic of discussion is a very important one. The Christian either wins or flops depending on how well he or she understands this topic and subsequently applies it. Apostle Paul instructed every child of God to” walk in the Spirit and he would not fulfil the lust or the control of the flesh”. Gal 5:16. This statement also means to live by the power or influence of the Spirit. How does this happen? The state, or what occupies the mind shows what controls you. The International Standard Version of the bible put it this way. Rom 8:5 ISV” For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”
Our minds are therefore extremely important aspect of our being, that makes us very strong or weak in the Spirit, depending on how we use it. In the light of this, one very important Christian discipline is meditation. Meditation is a process of getting the mind to dwell on the scriptures. When the mind is substantially dominated by the word through meditation, the emotions and the will, will likewise align to that pattern of thought, believe or persuasion. The end result of this is the spirit having that dominance over you. Prophet Ezekiel said in Ezek 2:2, that the Spirit entered me as He spoke to me. The Spirit which is referred to as the breath of God goes along with the word.
Our Lord Jesus, said His words are Spirits and life John 6:63. It is therefore not so difficult to develop into a spiritual giant for the Lord. The man who successfully meditates on the scriptures would also find it quite easy to do what the word says. When this condition continues for a great while, his or her spiritual senses would be so trained that he or she would naturally function in, or according to the word of God. Living according to the word is also described as being controlled by the Spirit.
A child of God who functions this way, would also have his faculties, that is his physical body, being dominated and used by the spirit. He will blow air and it is the Spirit working through that natural breath. He stretches his hands and there would be a clear manifestation of the Spirit’s power. He goes to a place and it is always an accurate act of the Holy Spirit that led him there. He has become a vessel totally influenced, controlled, and used by the Spirit. Choose to live this way.
I am controlled by the Spirit. Through my mind the Spirit, controls me as the word takes it rightful place in me. My faculties both spiritual and natural are all dominated by the spirit. I have success in all I do, all to the glory of God.
THOUGHT: A PROPER USE OF YOUR MIND, WILL CATAPULT YOU INTO THE GREATEST HEIGHTS OF SUCCESS
Jos 1:8 KJV “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
1Tim 4:15 KJV” Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.”