LIVE -Out of Your Spirit !
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of SOUL AND SPIRIT, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
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This entire message was preached and taught (live) on the following link-for anybody that would like to "follow along.."
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1) You are a SPIRIT, which is connected to your SOUL -and you live in a BODY
Look at Picture of Tabernacle on the BlogTalkRadio show page. Explain diagram for those not seeing the picture-Big Outer Court, building with two parts inside the Court-entrance to structure/building inside (soul) which then leads to separate, inner chamber (Most Holy Place) -Spirit
1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your BODY is the temple [“tabernacle”] of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
Just as there are types and shadows throughout the entire Bible, this passage-along with the main scripture above from Hebrews-points out that each of us has and is made up of three (3) parts.
We ARE a spirit, we have a soul (“connected”) and all of that is housed in a ‘body’.
2) Got to emphasize this. You are NOT a ‘human being’, you ARE a spirit being. You came out from God -Who IS a SPIRIT (Spirit-John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.) and when your life here is over, your SPIRIT will remain and go to its eternal home. Good choices? Up. Bad choices-down.
We have a hard time with that because to often (the church as a whole-in the past) (but were getting better-aren’t we??) (!) we are usually so ‘unversed’ and unaccustomed to ‘REAL’ spiritual things. Truth is, your spirit is the REAL you,
>> what you “REALLY” look like, really are,etc
-and all that happens in the body is simply a reflection of whats’ going on in someones spirit. Spiritual things are ALWAYS first , primary and they are the ROOT of EVERYTHING we “see” (natural eyes) here.
Mark 11:20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the ROOTS
Jesus prayer was SPIRITUAL, its effect-hit the ROOT-and came out in the natural. Everything else is this way, also, including YOU. Your ‘spirit’ !! (what you look like -on the outside -is a REFLECTION-of what is going on on the inside of you-where your spirit is)
3) For example, even for someone in hell, although their BODY is obviously in a grave-their SPIRIT (the REAL “them”) is still very recognizable, talks, feels, thinks, reasons, etc.
Luke 16:19-25 There was a CERTAIN* (“certain”-NOT a parable..) rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain* beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom (where the righteous went,BEFORE the work of the cross by our Lord Jesus): the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell (his BODY is in the grave-where is/what is this “he”?) he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and
Genesis 19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.