THE WORD, THE SPIRIT, AND LIFE

The Spirit is the life Giver; the body does not benefit anything. The words that I speak with you are spirit and life. John 6:63

The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6

I want to share something very special with you today; the Holy Spirit, gave me this message 48 hours ago.

The Holy Ghost is the most important person in this dispensation; to benefit from his ministry, spirituality is required. We must embrace a lifestyle that draws people to God because they will not always listen to us, but will take note of our actions. Our light should shine before men that they may glorify God; Nebuchadnezzar though an unbeliever, made a declaration that only the God of Daniel, should be worshipped in the kingdom, via Daniel’s exemplary lifestyle of righteousness.

Galatians 5:25 says, ‘if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.’While living in the Spirit may entail going to church, walking in the Spirit is the ‘real deal’. To walk in the Spirit, we must be spiritual whether we’re in the sanctuary or not. Our lives must depict that of Jesus Christ; if you won’t be rude to a person in the church, why should you insult him outside the premises of the sanctuary. God can speak to us or direct us anytime; if we’re not walking in the Spirit all the time, we could miss out on some instructions from God.

God deals with us according to his timing which we must subscribe to. John was in the spirit on the lord’s day and he heard the voice of his majesty. The bible also says, ‘he that hath ears let him hear what the Spirit saith.’ In order words, he that has spiritual ears, let him hear what the Spirit is saying. A lot of factors can interfere with spiritual signals, John couldn’t have been angry at the island of Patmos and at the same time, receive instructions from God. The bible says,’the kingdom of God is within us; hence we carry Jesus everywhere. He dwells on our inside, therefore, we must be conscious of this everyday; furthermore, it must reflect in the way we live and relate with others. I strongly believe, if we live an exemplary lifestyle like Daniel and Joseph, unbelievers will draw near to us and desire what we have. The bible says,’ the things which Jesus began to teach and to do’; he wasn’t just preaching, he was an embodiment of the message, because faith without works is dead.

Life is a battleground; hence, we need to be armed like soldiers in the lord’s army. The word of God is the sword of the spirit. Our battle is not carnal, it is a spiritual battle, thus only spiritual arsenals will do. The word of God brings situations under control; God doesn’t do anything aside speaking the word. We’re created in the same image and likeness of the father; hence, we should take a cue from him and rule our world as kings and priests. Jesus Christ used the word and he was on top of situations every time.

John 6:63 says, ‘the words I speak are Spirit and life,’ the word of God contains the life of God making it creative. Please remember that Jesus is the word of God; whenever the word is released, Jesus is summoned, while his father, the Holy ghost goes into operation. The word of God is the remote control that powers the Holy Spirit. Whenever you issue the word, the Holy Spirit, moves into action to bring it to pass, because he inspired the writing of the word. Furthermore, God confirms the word of his servant and performs the counsel of his messenger. Please do understand, the bible says ‘servant’ not preacher; do you serve God in one capacity or the other in the kingdom? If yes, then you are qualified to enjoy speedy confirmation of his word, because God is only committed to you based on your commitment to him. The bible says in Psalm 18:26, ‘to the pure you show yourself pure, and with the crooked, you show yourself astute.’

In the beginning, darkness was upon the face of the deep; though the Holy Spirit was moving upon the surface of the water, the status quo remained, until God spoke the word,’ let there be light’. Until you speak, you’re not going to experience the power of God; we’re admonished to open our mouth wide so that God can fill it- because you can have whatsoever you say. Furthermore, Jesus did many wonders while on earth by the spoken word; Joshua commanded the sun to stand still; Elijah changed the atmospheric condition and brought down fire by his word. Ezekiel spoke to the dry bones, the Spirit of God entered and life surged into them, because the word is Spirit and life.

I don’t know what that situation is, but I do know if you will look at those dry bones like Ezekiel did and speak the word of God, life will surge into it and God will restore all the years lost. It is well. Shalom