How Big is Your Spirit?
We live in a nation of “icon-ism”. It seems every individual is an icon to their own self, a legend in their own mind. They’re making the rules and everybody has to obey. If others don’t obey they will be called out! This is not God’s way. If you conduct yourself in such fashion you will not find others supporting your arrogance.
We’re walking into a time now when we are going to find ourselves up against the wall like we’ve never been before. I’m not talking about just the issues that we deal with in our finances, our health, or not having provision. We see many people doing without a lot these days, but right now I’m talking about the manifestation of something much greater, something eviler than you have ever imagined. The power of a human being possessed by the devil is a very dangerous thing. “He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world!” (1 John 4:4). But how big is He in you? It’s about your body, soul, and spirit; we need more knowledge and wisdom about our spirit.
We work here on Earth in the body. We show ourselves before God while in the body. But what are we thinking about? What is our mind focused on? What are we letting come into our mind through the eye? We let a lot of things come through that should not be let through. Those things will affect you! People say, “It doesn’t matter what we watch on T.V. Our government says it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t affect anybody.” Well, I want to know why a company would pay over 7 million dollars for 30 seconds of time on TV advertisement during the Super Bowl. Why would they do that? Because it persuades! It convinces people, sometimes even to do stupid things. How many times have you watched the television and all of a sudden a commercial for ice cream or cookies comes on? You begin to salivate and you start taking an inventory in your mind, like “What do we have in the cabinet? What’s in my freezer?”
What are we going to let persuade us in life? We don’t think it’s any big deal. We think, “Oh, I’m doing a good thing, doing the right thing; I’m going to church.” But there’s more to it than just making our presence known in the Body. That’s a good start, but we’ve got to move forward with renewing the soul. We’ve got to let our minds not only be renewed to the things and the ways and will of God, but we must begin to focus on those things to know when it IS God and when it IS NOT God.
Finally, we arrive at the last element of ourselves, the spirit. The one thing we talk the least about. Oh, we talk about the Holy Spirit! We talk about the presence of the Holy Spirit, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the move and flow of the Holy Spirit, the river of the Holy Spirit. But what about YOUR spirit? What do you know about your spirit? It is the third part of your being. It is that which you need to find the power to possess you with His good, with His love, with His power to overcome the evil that is coming at us. It is what tells you the difference between your thoughts and His.
How many times have you been moving in a direction and didn’t really know why? But then when you got there you realized “Ah-ha! I would have lost a lot of time; I’d have lost a lot of money if I hadn’t been here at the right time or place.” How beneficial is it for those who are investing, or buying or selling, to be at the right place at the right time? It’s treacherous in the world of economics today. It vacillates. It is difficult to be able to know what to invest in these days. We thought that if we had poured all of our money into our homes that we would be safe! But that has proved to be wrong.
It is not enough to know who God is to be saved. No, you need His Spirit living within you. You need His guiding light before you. You need His word before you that will shed the light upon the path on which you are going. To know if it’s God or if it’s not you need to find that place of prayer so you can begin to feed the spirit inside of you. Then you will begin to empower yourself to know that He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world. Only then can you face that demonic being manifesting in this world.
We are already seeing it! We see the manifestation in a lot of places, in a lot of things. But now it is coming after us. Those who call themselves atheists aren’t just sitting around saying they just don’t believe. No, they are organizing. They are uniting and building forces. That’s just the beginning. And here the church is still squabbling over pews, hymnals and music – things that shouldn’t make that much of a difference, really.
My point is you’ve got to find out what God has for you. You need to know what He wants to do with you. Because once you find that out, you’re locked in on a course where the evil one can’t touch you. It says so in 1 John 5:18-20, “We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.”
Written by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic ProphetReturn to the Newsletter Archives