Dealing With The Body and Soul to Develop the Spirit Man by Rev Olusola Areogun
Spirit Meat Daily Devotional
Thursday, 22 April 2021
DEALING WITH THE BODY AND SOUL TO DEVELOP THE SPIRIT MAN (3)
1 Corinthians 9:26-27, Romans 12:2
Don’t joke with the body because it will cut off your fellowship with the Father. There are some people who are still under the dictates of the body. If the body doesn’t feel like praying or praising God, they will just sleep away. If the body goes on like that, it will truncate your fellowship with the Father. A Christian can backslide this way because prayer will soon become so far away and reading the Bible will become so strange.
Let your body know its master and don’t let it assume the place of a master over you, otherwise you will have problems that you may not be able to solve. Paul said there are some people whose god is their belly; that is, the body can equally take the place of God in your life, but your spirit will always give the place of God to the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Ghost. However, your spirit still needs the body to manifest the fruits of the Spirit.
You prove God’s will by submitting your body. In proving God’s will in marital issues, the body is presented and the mind is renewed; so also in all other areas like choosing a career. When David sinned, he was supposed to go to battle (that was God’s will), but he stayed at home until he was tempted through the body. He committed adultery with a married woman and this led to her husband’s murder. David could have proven the will of God, instead he obeyed the body and stayed at home. When we obey the body, we obey the devil because the devil will find rest in the negative desires of this flesh.
PRAYER: Father, I make a conscious decision daily to obey Your Spirit. Thank You Lord for the power to do Your will.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 24:1-33, Luke 21:1-28, Psalm 89:38-52, Proverbs 13:20-23