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Friday, 11 November 2016

DIGGING DEEP SERIES: NOVEMBER, 2016, SERIES 002 MAIN THEME: THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS SUB-THEME: {THE SPIRITUAL MAN}

DIGGING DEEP SERIES: NOVEMBER, 2016, SERIES 002 MAIN THEME: THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS SUB-THEME: {THE SPIRITUAL MAN} MAIN TEXT: JOEL 2:28-29, Rom 8:1-16, Gal 5:16-26 INTRODUCTION: a spiritual man is one who belongs to the spirit: the whole man is governed by the inner man: all the organs of his being are subject to completely to it. His spirit is what stamps his life as unique - everything proceeds from his spirit, while he himself renders absolute allegiance to it. No word does he speak, no act does he perform according to himself. A spiritual man lives by the spirit, though, he is not a spirit, but by choice, he becomes submissive to the spirit to take charge.
MAN AT CREATION
• Created in the image of God. Genesis 1: 26-27
• He is made up of spirit, soul and body. Genesis 2:7; 1 Thessalonian 5:23
• God gave him charge over all His other creations. Genesis 1: 28-30
• He doesn't have any power of his, so he has to depend on God. Genesis 2:15-17
MAN, AFTER THE FALL
• Adam lived by the breath of life becoming spirit in him. By the spirit he sensed God, knew God's voice and communed with God. He had a very keen awareness of God. But after his fall he died.
• Death is cessation of communication with environment. Death of the spirit is the cessation of it's communication with God. Gen 2:16-17, 3:1-8.
• The spirit remains but cannot communicate with God any longer because of Adam's disobedience to God.
• As a result, man's body which ought to have been glorified returned to the dust. .. Fallen men are governed by completely by the flesh walking in response to the desires of their soulish life and physical passions.
MAN, AT REGENERATION
• When Adam sinned, all men were in his loins, likewise when Christ was judged, all who will be regenerated were present in Him.
Jesus suffered in His Spirit, Soul and Body on the cross for the sins of the world. Man's spirit needs to be quickened because it is born dead
MAN AT HIS SUBSEQUENT WALK WITH GOD
• He has to carry his cross daily and follow the Lord
He must wholly cooperate with the Holy Spirit
• He must desire fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit on daily basis
• He should also desire the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gifts
Surrender totally to God to be used for the edification of the Body of Christ.
GOD BLESS YOU.

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