Each of us was created by God as a “spirit being.” Our spirit is called our inward man. II Corinthians 4:17 declares, “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” Our inward man, or spirit, daily walks just as our outward (physical) man moves about daily. However, our spirit walks inside knowledge that we receive and think. Our spirit takes “thought steps.” Each time our mind thinks a thought; our spirit takes a step inside that specific thought, whether good or evil. Therefore, knowledge (thoughts) deposits paths inside us in which our spirit walks. Therefore, the quality of life that we experience is tied directly to the types of knowledge that we receive and daily think.
Before Jesus Christ entered our hearts through the Holy Spirit, we were “natural thinkers.” All of our thoughts were natural from the world. Our spirits were dominated by those thoughts and we walked in them. Satan, the wicked one, influences this world with dark thought patterns. Ephesians 2:2 declares, “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.”
The Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of Christ, was sent from Heaven to dwell inside our hearts. He guides us into all truth. St. John 16:13 declares, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.” The Holy Spirit dominates or rules all natural thoughts, since truth is greater than natural thought. When we receive Him into our hearts, our spirit is placed inside Him. He deposits the words of Christ inside us, which are truth. Colossians 3:16 declares, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
Christ’s words release a path in which our spirit is to walk. We receive a new spiritual path which is totally opposite of our old one. This path is a commandments path. God gives commands to us; we are to receive them and walk in those commands. Psalm 119:151 declare, “Thou art near, O Lord, and all thy commandments are truth.” When we receive His commands, they release the path of truth in which our spirit now walks to our blessings. Psalm 119:35 declares, “Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.” This walk in truth causes our soul to prosper and we receive the benefits of a healthy body and prosperity in our professional endeavors. III John 2-4 declare, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” Be assured that as our spirit daily walks in the truths of Christ, blessings are guaranteed to come upon us. God Bless.
From Pastor Leroy Rankin