Hunger for the Holy Spirit Part 5

Saturday June 15, 2013

Text: John 7:37-39. We are a spirit living in a body and having a soul. When our spirit leaves our body, we’re dead (James 2:26). Your mind is part of your soul. God doesn’t speak to you through your body, but through your spirit (Prov. 3:5). Learn to listen to your heart, because that’s where you’re expected to live. God’s Word doesn’t do you any good unless it’s in your heart. The shield of faith quenches all the fiery darts of the wicked one, and the sword of the spirit is the Word of God prayed (Eph. 6:16, 17). We must keep (guard) our heart, because out of it springs the issues of life. Sanctify your heart for Jesus (1 Peter 3:15). The easiest evangelism is “glowing with the love of Jesus”. Your body has a voice. Your soul has a voice. Your spirit has a voice. The Word of God feeds your spirit, because it is alive (Heb. 4:12). God wants your spirit operating correctly. Receive in your spirit first, and then the soul can proceed (Luke 1:45-47). What’s in your heart? When your life is led by the flesh, it will never be satisfied. You have to control the flesh. Instead, yield to and give into the Spirit and go with your heart. The mindset of the Spirit is life and peace.