Dealing With The Body And Soul to Develop The Spirit Man by Rev Olusola Areogun
Spirit Meat Daily Devotional
Tuesday 20th April, 2021
DEALING WITH THE BODY AND SOUL TO DEVELOP THE SPIRIT MAN (1)
– 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Romans 6:16-19, 12:1
If you don’t put your body under, you are going to be in trouble and you are going to suffer for it. The Bible acknowledges the negative power that lies in the flesh of man, but the Bible does not leave us under bondage to that power. It tells us what to do to walk free of that power and dominate it. You can come to a place where you can train yourself to pick signals from heaven very clearly. Most of the time, the problem is always with the receiver. God is always speaking but the ‘receiver set’ inside of the believer may be faulty.
Some people think if you fast to the extent that you subject the body to the worst kind of distress and punishment, you will become spiritual. No! The Bible says that kind of religion only gives us a special way of being body conscious: taste not, touch not. Those kinds of things are a carnal way of behaving, they are not holiness. It is because of sin consciousness in people that are trying to be holy.
Holiness, on the other hand, is a natural outflow of a man that understands righteousness. Holiness is a physical thing and righteousness is a spiritual thing. The body is an information collecting vessel through the senses. All the information collecting points are what God says you should submit. The body was designed by God originally to cooperate with the spirit of man. Sin came in and things changed. That is why the Bible says in Romans 6 that we should yield our body unto the Lord.
PRAYER: Father, I make a fresh commitment today to yield ALL my members to You. Help me by Your Spirit to remain true to this commitment in Jesus Name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 21:1-22:20, Luke 20:1-26, Psalm 89:1-13, Proverbs 13:15-16