1 Thessalonians 5:23—God created man in three parts:
- Spirit or innermost man
- Soul or innerman
In man’s innermost man dwelt the uncreated God. In the innermost man is where God lives, but in the innerman is where God is experienced. The Holy Spirit lives in us, in our innermost man. Eph 3:16 uses the term innerman, John 7:38 is translated innermost man or belly (rivers flowing out). -(Depending on your translation)
When God created man, He made him to walk in the consciousness of his Spirit. Until man walks in that consciousness again, no man or woman will ever live as God intended them to live.
You were designed to walk by your Spirit. When you don’t walk by your Spirit, you cannot do what God has called you to do. We ‘walk by the Spirit by talking with the Spirit, and the Spirit is most engaged when we talk about the anointed Word of God, the Scriptures. This also strengthens our ability to perceive and experience the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:17 : He that joins himself with the Lord, becomes one Spirit with the living God again.
Hebrews 7:16 : The power of an indestructible life living in you.
How do we get the activity of God’s Spirit to rise up mightily in our souls? If God will arise and do might things in us, we could do great things. It’s true that on one hand, you could never receive more God than you have right now in your Spirit, but on the other hand, you have much of God to receive in your soul. So it is true to say of non-praying Christian, he has all of God, and yet he has none of God.
1. WALKING IN THE SPIRIT
16 I say then: walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust (sinful desires) of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts (wars) against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh… (Gal. 5:16–17) Continue reading