Today’s Message – 14th of February 2021
This is the third Sunday we’ve been looking at the importance of seeing yourself primarily as a Spirit, with a Soul, living in a body. Today I want to focus on WHY it is so crucial to see yourself this way, but especially, as a Born-again Spirit first and foremost.
So why should I define myself as a Spirit first and foremost? Why is my born-again spirit the real me, and not how I feel (soul) or what I see in the mirror?
Firstly, God the Holy Spirit who is living in your born-again spirit is a Spirit. He does not have a body. Listen, ”God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”(John 4:24, NKJV) Note the phrase, ‘must worship in spirit’. Why must we worship God in spirit? Because God is a Spirit. Worship is a Spirit-to-Spirit communication. God does not talk to your soul or body. He speaks only to your spirit.
So going by how you feel (soul) or what you look like in the mirror (body) will not help you hear God’s voice, know His peace or ‘experience’ Him intimately. Only your spirit knows God intimately. All revelations from God go straight to your spirit. Again, it is a Spirit-to-spirit communication.
Your body and soul cannot hear, see, smell, taste and feel God because He is a Spirit. He does have a physical body. But your born-again spirit ‘knows’ everything about God because it is God Himself (i.e. Holy Spirit) who is your born-again spirit. (see Rom. 8:9)
Secondly, in your born-again spirit you are identical to Jesus! Listen, “But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” Wow! The moment you became born from above, born-again (John 3), you were joined (by God) to Jesus and became one spirit with Him! Amazing!
The new ‘you’ in your born-again spirit is none other than your very Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba Father!” (Gal. 4:6, NKJV).
Application: Jesus who is now your born-again spirit is not sick and neither are you as a Born-again Spirit. Jesus is not worried, fearful, depressed, or broke financially and neither are you in your born-again spirit in all those areas. Your born-again spirit has everything you ever need: health, love, joy, peace, hope, prosperity, strength, victory, success, life in all its fullness (John 10:10b); everything!
My born-again brother and sister in Christ, you are much, much, more than your body (image in the mirror) and your soul (emotions, feelings). You are a Born-again Spirit who is seated with Christ in heavenly places right now. (Eph. 2:6). That’s the real you today, now, and forever!