I’m concluding a series of messages today on – You are primarily a Spirit with a Soul living in a Body. This is a powerful revelation that can totally transform your life. I strongly encourage you to go on our church website back to the 31st January 2021 and read or listen to the previous messages.
Our primary focus today is – ‘How do you draw out God’s power that’s living in your born-again spirit?’
The key verse we started with was, “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify[a] you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1Thess. 5:23, NKJV).
Knowing that you are Spirit, Soul and Body, helps a lot to understand a powerful verse like 2Cor. 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (NKJV). This verse says that when you became born again, ‘in Christ’, your old self died and God created a brand new you ‘in Christ’.
Yet, when you look in the mirror, your body did not become brand new, nor did your mind/soul. Your mind/soul still has ungodly, unrighteous thoughts. It did not become brand new. By process of elimination, your spirit must be the part that “behold, all things have become new” is referring to.
If so, then your born-again spirit is now where God the Holy Spirit lives, “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, [a]“Abba, Father!” (Gal. 4:6, NKJV) Also see Rom. 8:9,11, 16; John 14:16-17.
But now, your unrenewed mind/soul that has been left behind after you became born again must be re-programmed with the Word of God, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Rom. 12:2, NKJV). To know the brand-new, you, in your born-again spirit, you must hear, read, study, memorise, mediate and apply God’s Word daily! There is no substitute.
Finally, God is Spirit (John 4:24; 3:6) and therefore looks at you in the spirit realm. He sees not your body nor your soul but your born-again spirit. It’s a Spirit-to-Spirit communication. This being the case, speaking in tongues is a powerful gift to use daily. “For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God.” (1Cor. 14:2a)
When you speak in tongues, the Holy Spirit and your spirit are having a conversation that your mind doesn’t have a clue what they’re saying. “For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.” (1Cor. 14:14)
To draw out the power of God that’s in your born-again spirit you must:
God has given you every spiritual blessing (Eph. 1:3) but they are in your born-again spirit. All the answers to your prayers, breakthroughs in the problems you face, walking in freedom from bondages and living in prosperity are all in your born-again spirit because God is living in there! Now you know how to release the Holy Spirit’s power from your spirit, may you walk in it every day!