The government of the spirit. By Fabian Massa.
Translated from Spanish into English by Google Translate.
Body, Soul and Spirit vs. Spirit, Soul and Body
Galatians 5. Life by the Spirit
16 So I say, live by the Spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For it desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is contrary to it. They are in conflict with each other, so that you can not do what they want. (NIV)
If today asked anyone as man is made, respond:
1. Body: First, because today our culture worships the body. When you talk about what you do well, in 90% of cases are referred to the physical:
· Body Health: Sports, Fitness, vitamins, diets, supplements.
· Body Leisure: Outdoors, sun, beach.
· Luv the body: Meals, snacks, fast sex. Everything that gives pleasure to the body. If you like, it's good!
2. Alma: Second discussing those things which gratify the Soul:
· Physical Practices - soulish: Yoga, reiki, meditation arts, etc ...
3. Spirit: In this culture there is no room for the spirit. The spirit of man sleeps.
This government body on the soul and spirit have forced society to live under lust (Gal. 5.19 to 21). When the body and soul wants something he says he does not agree, the body rebels in a tantrum capricious, manifests ("manifest the works of the flesh") until you get what you want. Such is the case of those who are steeped in vices like alcohol, smoking, drugs or any other addiction: They know (their intelligence - Alma told) is bad, that makes them bad, but they do not want them can not put an end to their addiction.
They justify it by saying things how are you:
· Thus, what can I do
· Beef us ...
· Understand me, I like ....
· Everybody does it ...
· One thing I have to die ...
This is the reality of fallen man, what is left after Gen. 3. It is important to understand not to fall into the common mistake of wanting the person to change. Talk to an addict than it does wrong is to talk to your soul tyrannized by a body that constantly asks what he likes, and that failure to give it manifests with such violence that can cause damage (abstinence syndrome) .
But things were not always so, the Bible says:
a. God made man in his image and likeness, that is perfect. Gen. 1.26 - 27
b. Man's spirit was alive and had a face-to-face with God: In Genesis 2:15 to 17 we read that God spoke to this man and he understood perfectly. The spirit of man was aligned with the Spirit of God.
c. The government was in soul and body of all Creation.
d. Creation was glorified: No disease, no death, nor any corruption or man or creation. The man's body was a temple of the spirit.
This situation lasted until Gen. 3. The serpent (Satan) will make Eve a "need" for change, independence, suggesting it'll be better if you give your body to eat the fruit of the forbidden tree. Eva greed that new reality, and eat the fruit corruption poisons his body bringing all Creation. Thus came the illness and death into the world.
Here we change the order established by God, and from here the body began to rule the soul. Man's spirit was gradually falling asleep, losing all contact with God.
Sin became an impassable wall between God and man.
59 The hand of the Lord
not too short to save,
nor his ear too dull to hear.
2 But your iniquities you
have separated from their God.
It is these sins that lead
hidden his face for not listening. Isaiah 59. NIV
Ministration from the soul vs. from Spirit
Talking from the spirit soul asleep the other is useless. Pulling from our soul to the soul of another, which is being subjected to the tyranny of the body is useless. The body does not want us to hear. What to do then? We must make room for the Holy Spirit to minister released. How do we do this? Not speaking from our soul with tips, experiences with scientific knowledge (get high you will do evil) not because it's bad, but because it is useless: we will listen.
We must minister to the Word of God, so why insist on reading, study, meditation and prayer.
Only Christ can take the well to the lost. The plan of salvation is simple: Explain the lost that only God can help effective and permanent change. Christ restored through His sacrifice on the cross, the man to the reality of Genesis 1 and 2.
· Christ removed the wall that separated us from God because of sin.
· Christ is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Jn. 1.29
· Christ is the only way to the Father, Jn. 1.6
Christ emptied be God to be one of us, so he said:
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? The words that I communicate, not just my own, but it is the Father who is in me, which makes his works. John 14. NIV
Jesus is saying: When I speak and minister, did not speak from my wisdom (from my soul) but I tell you what my Father and He is the one who does the work. Jesus teaches us how to be a good leader: Ministering from the supernatural, from the Word of God and our confidence is that God will do something.
Our pupils need to understand that it is God who will arrange and supply, not the leader, or supervisor, OR THE PASTOR. We carry our own at the feet of Christ, is going to graze.