Exercise to the body is very important; and we can’t can remain in good shape by sitting around. Some today, in our modern world, sit most of the day at work. Even they are working, they sit and have very little movement and circulation in their bodies. We get in a vehicle or public transport traveling places, and we eat many times on the go or not at all, putting junk-food into our bodies. It is by walking that the physical body are exercised and trained; so to we must walk in the Spirit and exercise our faith daily. Also it is by eating healthy meals that our bodies remain in good health. It is proven that when we eat smaller meals and more often in a day, that it is more healthy than sitting 2 or 3 times a day with a larger amount of food; because our body digest smaller amount much easier than larger amounts. This is also applicable in the spirit. When we study the Word in large volumes at once, our spirits will not digest it as good as when we study smaller volumes more often times during the day. I’m sure this makes perfect sense…
We speak a lot about faith, and the reason is that we should life by faith, being pleasing unto the Lord – not just at certain times, but as often as possible. The possibility of this is defendant on how we react to things in our lives, and our time management. Without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb.11:6). I believe that as I speak on the topic of faith, faith will be stirred up in you to move you from living the ordinary physical life to the extraordinary spirit life the way the Lord had preordained it for us; not focusing on the natural, but the supernatural abilities the Lord had imparted to us at our new birth.
The Bible makes it clear in Luke 9:2 that nothing is impossible with God. The emphasis here is WITH God – yet God will never leave us, nor forsake us; He is always with us – it is us who many times are side tracked by things and forget that God is WITH us. If only we can be conscious of this every second of every day, then we will be able to place or faith in God and see that nothing is Impossible WITH God.
Many Christians are faced with challenging situations; and Jesus didn’t say we’ll not be faced with challenging situations, but He let’s us know what to do and more importantly, how to react when we are faced with challenging situations – for know that He had overcome the world (John16:33); and that if He did so, so did we because as He is so are we in this world (1John4:17). There are constant pressures in life, but if we allow those pressures to pressurize us in life, then it will take our focus away from life. I have personally never heard that stressing or worries had ever added even one day in anyone’s life. However, the Bible let’s us know that our lives are actually shorten when we worry.
I find that many believers look at their circumstances and cry out. Yes, they say but I’m only human… There’s more to life and looking at the physical body will limit you. God done so much more for us; He had giving us spirits to respond to His Word. The greater truth is that you are a spirit being, just as your Father are Spirit. We get frustrated in life because we seek after our own will and pleasures; but God says when we put off ourselves and dress ourselves with His will, then we will be filled with His joy – everlasting!
It is the spirit of man that overcomes, that’s more than a conqueror (Rom.8:37). You see, the lesser is always included in the greater; and when we learn to live life from the spirit, we will be living the transcended life. God had made us so we may worship Him; therefore, no matter what you go through, you maintain your victorious living in worshiping God. When challenges come, let your praise go up and His glory will come down. You might say that I don’t know what you going through today, but you also have no idea what I went through in life – that’s why my confession and testimony is of good report. The only way you will enjoy a healthy and joyful life is by always speaking life over yourself. The same way you will always win in life when you always speak victory over your life. Let laughter fill you, let peace surround you, and let a positive outlook on life bubble up form within you. Beyond the darkest cloud the sun shines bright, for ever sunset there’s a sunrise…
When you stir up the gift God had given you; the gift of life, then the Spirit of God will vitalize your whole body. The bible says: ‘But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead will also vitalize your mortal bodies’ (Rom.8:11). Know that when you born again, your life is not defendant on the blood in your body, but the Spirit Who now has given you a new life. When you have eternal life, you don’t need healing; but you must stir up that life. So how do you stir it up? It is through living a conscious life of Christ in you (Col.1:27). You have the Christ-life in you. Jesus is alive and He is the head of the church, the church being the body. How can the head be alive and the body be dead; these two needs each other to live. Now the Holy Spirit gives life to the entire body; but if you just sit and not exercise your body, you will get fat, lazy and even sick. This God-life is in God’s Word, therefore get the Word.
Know that to maintain your victory, you must praise God in every area and every situation of your life. You shouldn’t loose your victory or try and gain victory; you should learn to maintain your victory, for God had already given you victory. God didn’t give you victory to take it away; or even for someone else or even something else to take it away from you – but you must learn to maintain it.
God had given Adam dominion to rule over all things – meaning to have authority over all things and all things to be subjected to Adam. Now, we know that Adam sinned, however, he did not loose his authority because God took it away – NO – he lost his authority because he sinned. That authority has been given back to man when Jesus came. The first Adam lost his dominion to devil because he traded it for knowledge with devil – the second Adam came and took back that authority on our behalf.
Take note, the knowledge Adam gained by sinning and trading his authority with devil hasn’t been removed; but Jesus showed us how to manage it right. You see this throughout the teachings of Jesus; and what He had revealed by revelation to the authors of the New Testament. However, it is important that we hear God’s voice, for He is still guiding and teaching us today. To hear the voice of God more clearly, you must study the Word, the Word of God is the voice of God expressed to us, the very revelation of God to you; it bares testimony to us; and it is by hearing the Word that our faith are build (Rom.10:17). Learn to sound out the Word every time you study it, so you may hear it.
You are born as an answer to the cry of many. Don’t frustrate the grace of God (Gal.2:21), Christ didn’t die in vain, He died for the purpose that you may live. Understand this; He gave you life; and not any kind of life, but the God-kind of life. Why? So you can be an answer to the cry of many! Be a life giver by living and expressing Jesus Christ to your world. Study and learn what He had done and do the same. That’s why He had given us His Word, to live by! All we need to do is resist the devil and He will flee from us. No need to struggle in living this amazing life Jesus freely gave us; resist the devil and he will flee from you (James4:7). Many Christians don’t have the courage to resist devil, because they don’t spend enough time in the Word. Jesus gave us simple solutions to complicated things. Know who you are! Know that you and Christ are one; and no one and nothing can take it away from you.
We must look unto Jesus when faced with challenging situations and people. How did Jesus react towards negativity. We must understand that their are greater forces in life; and that God is able to use these forces in making all things work for the good of those who love Him. Jesus spoke and things happened; Jesus rebuked those who done wrong and no one could stand up to Him. The very Spirit Who resided in Jesus is now alive and living in you.
Personalize the Word, because God had given you His Word to live by.
Teaching by Evng./Pst. Rudi Ferreira
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