Saturday, June 3, 2017

Living in the spirit will require walking by faith

The Believers of Jesus Christ who lives by sight, meaning they're limited to the interpretation of their five senses as it relates to our natural world will always be restricted if not stagnated in their spiritual walk.

As Believers in Jesus Christ, we are commanded to walk by faith and NOT by sight. In other words as members of the body of Christ, we are in direct violation of this spiritual law stated in 2 Corinthians 5:7 when we judge or even assess matters from a superficial or physical perspective.

As a body of Believers, our acceptance of Jesus Christ and his works on the cross has to transition us from mere natural men and women (being limited by our five senses) to receiving the Spirit of God whose purpose is to elevate us to greater spiritual understanding along with limitless spiritual experiences.

Therefore, if the Believer does not see him or herself as a new spiritual creation with the Spirit of God dwelling within them, then more than likely they will automatically revert to their usual natural way of living, of course, which is limited to their five senses which are governed by fear.

Walking by faith means to walk or behave according to the laws, principles, rules and protocols of the Holy Bible! In doing so, you are positioning yourself to live, walk and even behave in a manner that must exceed your natural human limitations. Moreover, you are also better position to receive the things of the spirit. Well, according to scripture; the natural man in his attempt to receive the things of the spirit will always conclude the things of the spirit as foolishness, simply because such things are spiritually discerned. On the other hand, the Believers of Jesus Christ who of course have been spiritually regenerated will always see things from their origin no matter how it is presented. The origin of all things are spiritually rooted, and it will always be the process of comparing spiritual things with things of a spiritual nature that will unveil the mysteries to our natural problems.

Thus, the following scripture, "13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

14 But the natural man receiveth, not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he is judged of no man. 1 Corinthians 2:13-15

Live according to the scriptures if it is your intend to live beyond your limited and restricted human limitations.

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing

Physical Strength vs Spiritual Strength

Revelation will always be the keys to unlocking the mysteries of our lives!

However, the revelations that we need to advance us from the same old, same old will initially require a greater hunger for the word of God. It is impossible to develop in the things of God physically if you're malnourished spiritually.

The scripture advises us that if we faint in the day of adversity our (spiritual) strength is small, Proverbs 24:10. Amazingly, in an earlier verse of this same chapter, Proverbs 24:5 to be exact, we are instructed how to increase our spiritual strength to avoid defeat in the day of adversity obviously. Proverbs 24:5 reads, "A wise man is strong, but a man of "KNOWLEDGE" increases his strength."

The understanding here is, while physical resistance such as weight lifting builds the physical strength of a person the equivalent of building spiritual strength would be by increasing the "KNOWLEDGE" of God to your human spirit. In so doing it is impossible to fail in the day of adversity!

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing

The real purpose of our gifts

If you're sitting on your God-given gifts and talents, then make no mistake there's a whole lot of folks suffering unnecessarily because of you!

The purpose of our gifts and talents is to improve, advance and simplify the lives of others. This is aside from its primary purpose which is bringing glory to God. Our gifts are not about us, again it will and always be about others.

There are many of you reading this post right now that are excellent singers, teachers, coordinators, etc. however, you're probably wondering why is it that, that grand opportunity haven't arrived to launch you into what you love and enjoy doing. Well, just maybe, it is because your focus is more on what your gifts and talents will do for you as opposed to what it was intended to do for others.

Speaking from experience, I can say to you that my gifts and talents that I'm on a consistent basis sharing with others have on many occasions open unexpected doors of opportunity for me. I would like to encourage someone this morning who have been wondering when will your gifts begin opening doors for you.

Firstly, you must put aside the wealth and fame that has become your primary thoughts as to what your gifts will do for you. Instead, begin to focus on freely sharing your gifts with others and watch your gifts do to their lives what it was intended to do, while God begins the process of opening those once impossible doors of opportunity for you!

Written by: Kevin L A Ewing