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We are thankful to you, thank you that we are blessed by your Holy Spirit in our spirit. We are thankful to you Holy Spirit, and we believe on the basis of the word of God—that in you and by you we are already enriched with everything... Every word, every knowledge, and we don't have lack in any gifting, in any Godly abilities or opportunities. We are thankful to you Holy Spirit, that we are blessed by your presence—and we ask you, Holy Spirit—forgive us if we were in anything inattentive, to your calling or to your instruction—we repent in the name of Jesus. We ask you, help each one of us personally—to correctly understand and accept everything that God wants to tell us through this lesson. And we, with thanksgiving accept—that you will be formulating the direction of thoughts, direction of words and direction of actions—helping each one of us personally, to correctly understand and accept. Help us not to lean to the right or the left... but by your spirit of Truth, instruct each one of us onto your truth... so that a Great light, Godly light, would shine and every darkness would leave. And we believe, we believe father, on the basis of your word, and with thanksgiving accept that we already have the mind of Christ. An anointed mind. A mind capable to understand and accept immeasurably more. Releasing our faith, we put our hand on our head—and accept that right now, the anointing of the spirit of Godly wisdom, of the spirit of revelation, by the Holy Spirit—is rising in our spirit, anoints our mind, and makes us capable to understand and accept immeasurably more. Holy Spirit—thank you, that right now you are formulating the direction of our thoughts, the direction of our words, and the direction of our actions. And we accept with thanksgiving, that right now, by your Power, the soul blind receive their sight and the tortured receive their freedom in the name of Jesus. We are thankful to you Holy Spirit—we believe on the basis of the Word of God, and with thanksgiving accept that where the spirit of the LORD is, there is FREEDOM. Freedom from every darkness, in any of it's manifestations. And we accept freedom. We accept the Lord's Jubilee on this place—from EVERY curse, in the name of Jesus. We are thankful to you Holy Spirit, for the action of your Power. We are thankful to you, that right now, right now—every lying spirit, every religious spirit, every spirit of fear, sickness, infirmity and need—WILL LEAVE this place, right now, in the name of Jesus. Jesus, we fully and with thanksgiving accept your heavenly service by the Holy Spirit and power on this place. We are thankful to you Holy Spirit, that we will never, never be left the same. We accept everything that you paid for each on of us personally, and we ask you—direct and lead us like rivers of flowing waters, so that we wouldn't miss or overlook anything... in the name of Jesus, AMEN.
Thank you Lord for the anointing--
Part 1 Lesson 19 – Born of the Spirit – by Oleg Remez, translated by Irina Narivonchik
Today we have an interesting subject, called “born of the Spirit”. “Born of the Spirit” is an interesting subject in that—believers are frequently involved in discussions of various nature specifically on or about this subject.
In this subject we will be looking at Man—who consists of: the Spirit, Soul, and Body. We will, chronologically go through the components that make up Man—to put together not only the general picture: Spirit, Soul and Body—but through this picture, to see what happened with Man when he sinned, WHO was born again after he repented, and HOW this began to reflect on the other components that make up Man. In other words, we, like microsurgeons, will penetrate time, will penetrate man, investigate this question, and neatly exit. With what purpose? To put everything in it's place. The material of the first level—they are fundamental in nature, they are BASE or FOUNDATION knowledge. It's that knowledge that gives not just Information, but it's knowledge that becomes a reference point in the viewing of various questions. Therefore, today's subject—is also Fundamental and puts everything in it's place... because sometimes, it's sad to notice that believers, born again, New creations, partners in the New Covenant with Jesus—look at themselves with the eyes of the Old Testament. And sometimes, amazingly enough, with the eyes of the Law given to Moses! Or, in some cases, they look at the New Testament with the eyes of the Old... and from such a position, they get So Tangled that they even Forget that they were Born again—in other words, their conversation, their viewpoint, their approach—gives the impression that the person was not born again. This is not because HE is that kind of person, it's simply because, when he was born again, it wasn't made clear---WHO was born again.... and what was Not born again... and, if it wasn't born again, what needs to be further done with it.... HOW to do this.... and WHAT is the process. That is why, today we will take this excursion—so that certain questions can be totally dealt with in the foundation--processed, opened up... opened up with the purpose of not needing to return to them again.
I will begin with a short introduction--you know that in the world there exists a saying: judge by clothing or appearance. Even certain sciences, they attempt to somehow, out of some outward factors—how he is dressed, how he smiles, what facial expressions, where he dresses, what he wears, finger and arm movements, gestures, and so on.... and out of these outward factors, they formulate a picture: What kind or type of a person this is! Right now we understand, that in a large part, this is Worldly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom. We understand this. Also, on the basis of scripture, we Perfectly understand that (Proverbs 21:30) There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. And we Also understand, based on the book of Proverbs, that (Proverbs 31:30) Charm is deceptive. In other words, we have a more accurate image—that the Outward picture of Man Never speaks OF the Man himself. Why do they take outward appearances as indicators of the man himself? Because they Don't know what Man actually IS. Therefore, we will not be approaching this question in this same manner.
We will turn to the creator himself—because who can know more about the fridge than it's producer? Therefore, not making anything up, not attempting to give determination of Man at the soul level proceeding out of some outward factors—we will immediately turn to the one who produced him—of course we will turn to scripture.
We will begin with Genesis 1:26 Now we will put in a complete foundation—Then God said, “Let us make man. the first thing that is important to note: that this is a complete foundational knowledge. Man is a CREATION or is Created. 'brother Oleg, whats this foundational knowledge?' it is a Complete knowledge—I want you to fix this in your minds now and forever—Man is a C R E A T I O N. the word 'Creation' in the light of Godly wisdom—means, NOT INDEPENDENT. Non-independent creations have NOTHING of THEIR OWN. Have Nothing Of Their Own. The only thing that Non-independent creations have is called by the word 'GIFT'. Gift of sight, Gift of speech, the body is a Gift, everything is a Gift... Everything that You have is a Gift. I as well—everything that I have is a Gift. There are Spiritual Gifts, and there are Soul Gifts, and there Physical Gifts. Everything is a Gift. I simply want you to fix this—CREATION.. HAS NOTHING OF ITS OWN. And if this creation—in this case, we are talking of Man—but angels are included in this... they also are NOT independent. They also HAVE NOTHING OF THEIR OWN or even the Possibility of. Therefore, any angel—to do anything on earth—needs a body, and only man has a body... so they need access, somehow, to man himself... because without a body, it has no opportunity to do anything on earth. I just want you to See this. Therefore, Man is a Creation, and a creation—because its a creation, it's not independent, it has nothing of its own—EVERYTHING is a Gift.
The next moment I would like to note in regards to CREATIONS—Creation can live ONLY by obedience. ALL creation is Always Obedient. They can't be disobedient. Man CANNOT be disobedient. He is either Obedient to GOD, or Obedient to Satan. You cannot be in the middle—to be obedient only to yourself. This word includes in itself dependency, and if we generalize it, the word Creation speaks this—Dependent, Everything is a Gift, and Always lives Only by Obedience. Therefore, here we can choose—whom to be obedient to. That's all. That's what our WILL consists of—CHOICE. The singularity of choice is an amazing singularity in itself—because atheists don't have such a position. They don't believe in God, so who to choose? Even though they call believers 'slaves'--but we are slaves of God, we agree with this and we aren't even thinking of arguing this point—but, in actuality, a Slavedoesn't have choice, and the one who Has choice, simply Cannot be a slave! I drew you a picture so that you would understand... and this all flows from the word CREATION. See what a tiny word, but the content is Huge, because in it-is contained the core, the substance of Man.
Now, lets read further— Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness--or you could also say it another way: Let's create Man, taking ourselves as the foundation or the blueprint. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This is an amazing wisdom in itself... why? Because God didn't make Man up—basically, he took a copy. Simply--made copies. I am not saying that we are equal to him—but we are in his Image, his Likeness. I don't want to say that Man is a photocopy.... but there is similarity there. Specifically for this reason, in scripture, God makes the emphasis--on understanding specifically Him, and imitating specifically Him—in EVERYTHING. And this brings us to the next very important knowledge in regards to Man: Man lives by imitating God in Everything. In other words, through imitating God, Man becomes who God created him to be. In actuality, when you imitate God, you are not imitating someone you can't imitate... you are Created to imitate ONLY Him. That's why it says in Ephesians 5:1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children. And 2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us, but for Man to imitate God in something, you need to know What to imitate—Specifically what to imitate. According to scripture, you can only imitate God in 3 areas: think like him—and scripture says, “renew your minds”.... speak like him—and scripture says, “watch what you say! Life and death are in the power of the tongue! (Ephesians 4:29) Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, and you can imitate, of course, in Actions—and scripture says MUCH about what kind of actions the children of God should have. Therefore—as creations, we can imitate God in only 3 areas: think like Him, talk like Him and act like Him. Man, through the imitation of his creator, gets UNDERSTANDING... not only of his creator, but when you study the creator, you are also studying the Creation—which is created in his image andlikeness. In getting to know the creator, the creation—Man--gets to know himself. In other words, God identified this path of knowledge of Man—for Man. The truth of the copy becomes known through the thorough study of the ORIGINAL. No other way exists. If I want to know some Truth, I need to go to the Original. That's why God laid out this order... You want to find out everything of Man? Of yourself? Yes... find out about me. It's very good, I so like this approach! Because people often draw attention to themselves—but God declared a monopoly, “Only Me.” a Very good order of values—it blesses me, and I believe it blesses you as well—because sometimes people get confused... “who do I.. where do I... who's really right... who's who's who's...?” God said, ONLY ME. A Good position.
Reading further... out of Genesis Chapter 1, of the creation of Man by God, it is also important to note the following moment: the sequence of the creation of Man---because if you don't pay attention to this moment, you can lean off from the point itself—Specifically WHOM did God call by the word 'Man'. Whom specifically did God call by the word 'Man'.
Therefore, we will be reading Genesis chapter 1, taking into account what Apostle John said—in 4:24 God is Spirit.” and in Hebrews 12:9 it says, Father of spirits.” and now, we read: I will be taking certain fragments--1st fragment: Genesis 1:26 Then God said “Let us make Man. Also, Genesis 5:1-2 When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Man” when they were created. Here, a general moment is taken—Apostle Peter, says this of Man: 1 Peter 3:4 the hidden man of the heart, listen carefully here in incorruptible beauty of a quiet spirit, look, the body is not mentioned at all. Consequently, if we analyze all the scriptures I've just read, then, according to scripture, at first God created SPIRIT—“Let us make Man in our image and Likeness “ and God is Spirit, Father of Spirits” then at first God created Spirit—and specifically the spirit, he named the Spirit—Man. This is an Important Order. Why important? If you truly decide to seriously study scriptures, some events-especially old testament events or knowledge or teaching of the old testament... then such words as 'creation' and 'man', they will help you not to get lost—because if you don't have an expanded understanding of the word 'Man' or what God put into the word 'Man' then you will be building off of... still Someones.. understanding, and surely, it would be influenced by a certain denomination. So, to be judicious in this regard, and wise and diplomatic—it is better to take God's position, and not argue with anyone... but take his position.
And so, Man is SPIRIT. A Very important moment. Man is SPIRIT. This knowledge opens up the core of MAN. Man is, first of all, a SPIRITUAL creation. Now rises the question—what is this spirit, Man? What is this Spirit, Man? And we will be answering this question through Genesis 1:26, Where God said, Let us make man—actually, in the Hebrew Original, it's written—Man, BE! It doesn't say there, “let us make man” in the suggestive form of “oh ya, lets try”... No, in the Hebrew Original it says, Man, BE in our image, in our likeness let's reflect here a bit—When God said, Man BE in our image, in our likeness—then we can assume.. and I am saying I assume—we can assume that God took a part of himself, as it says in scripture—“born of the Spirit IS Spirit”--please understand, that All Around was Only God. Where ELSE could you get spirit? There wasn't even a tiny speck in space that was without God. Where else would you get this? From God, from Spirit of course... God was Everywhere. That's why I think that God took a piece of himself and marked it with a word—Man. It is good—I so like this! And there are scriptures which affirm this—the books of the new testament say, more than once, that the born again.. individually... is the body of God on earth. This doesn't speak of your bodies, it speaks of the Spirit which is in you. The Body of God.Romans 12:4-5 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 1 Corinthians 10:17 For we, though many, are one bread and one body; of course God's body. 1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. In other words, God views the church of Jesus Christ as one body. HIS body on earth. Wait a moment! If we are his body, then we are like a cell? Each one of us is a cell of this body—but wait a moment... this cell came from somewhere? Of course from him—therefore, Each one of us is a piece of God. That's why covenant supper is a moment that once again reminds us—who we belong to... and who's creation we are.
And so, the Spirit of Man is a piece of his creator. That Man is FROM or OF the Spirit of God is clearly seen from the conversation of Jesus with Jews:(John 10:33-35) The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, this is God saying this “You are gods”’? 35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken). When God said, “You are gods”, it doesn't say here that he created Equals to him—here it says that he created a creation, and endowed him with certain powers which only he posses. Authority. Might. Potential. Certain qualities... born of the spirit IS spirit, born of the flesh IS flesh, born of God IS who? Godly creation of course. He created us in his IMAGE and his LIKENESS.
Let's look at it from a different angle: in talking to Eve, Satan, lying to Man—put under doubt Specifically the Ownership of Man by God.. and also, the Authority that God gave him. Genesis 3:5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” whats with “will be like?” that's the same as if someone comes, and says to a sister—“you know, if you eat this, you'll be like a person!” She's Already a person! But the goal of another is to bring this into question... specifically, bring into question the fact that this is a person. They were ALREADY the children of God, and they were ALREADY gods on earth... gods, ruling the earth.... and satan says, “when you eat of it, you will be LIKE Gods” what does it mean, Will Be?! Satan always sows DOUBT in regards to Who We ALREADY Are... not will be, but ARE. ALREADY. ALREADY! He sows doubt in that you have everything necessary for life and righteousness. He sows doubt in that God loves you unconditionally. He sows doubt... he sows doubt... he sows doubt in that, what you already have... not what you Will have someday, but ALREADY have. “you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” in other words, saying this... it's as if... Man is not of God... it's as if... Man doesn't have authority in the natural physical world... but Will only have this after he finds out... good and evil. See, You can have all this, and not know evil—you see the trap? Therefore, this theory—that only in a problem can you find out the correct way—here is where it gets its roots... specifically out of this Teaching—which was presented in Genesis Chapter 3, this was where this teaching.. or method of education, got its beginning.
Let's continue reading: so that they may rule who is this said to? God created a Spirit, named him Man.... and here he says to the SPIRIT: so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” I will recall once again—who was God saying this to in Genesis Chapter 1? to the SPIRIT. Who did God create in Genesis Chapter 1? the SPIRIT. Who did tell to rule? The SPIRIT. Who did God tell to fill the earth and subdue it? The SPIRIT—fix this! Genesis chapter 1—SPIRIT. This is important to fix in your mind—so that your thoughts wouldn't move in various directions.
And so, God created Man—Spirit, and put into the Spirit of Man everything necessary for life and for righteousness. That is why Jesus, in one of his teachings, says: (Matthew 10:28) Do not be afraid of those who kill the body. Because the body is not you. You are IN the body. God came IN the flesh. You came IN the flesh. Therefore, the one you see in the mirror—that is just clothing... but it is Not You. I understand that perhaps for our mind this goes against the grain a bit, but I am working with scripture. So, Authority, Calling, Potential, Provision for life—in the natural physical world—is contained, in the Spirit of Man. Specifically in your Spirit. Your body has a different functional designation, so, right now we are talking Only of the Spirit of Man.
Reading further: 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Remember, we are reading Genesis chapter 1! who did God create in Genesis chapter 1? the SPIRIT. It's written that he created them; male and female he created. Can a SPIRIT have a specific gender? no... a Spirit doesn't have gender. The spirit of Man—the spirit itself—is without gender. This is an important moment! But the Spirit of Man has in itself a male and a female beginning.. or you could say, it has in itself the Potential. Of course, this potential needs to be directed into something—this is also an important moment, which is why satan uses these moments... leans a person to where he cannot lean—because he has a different body—I simply want you to see where satan works, which areas he tries to warp. Man, in himself, is without gender. And, according to scripture, Spirits are distinguished by Calling. This is Also an important knowledge, which we will be looking at on the 2nd level. How do I know that Spirits are distinguished by their calling? Because when God was talking to Jeremiah, he said: (Jeremiah 1:5) “ Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; but before he was formed in the womb, he Was Somebody—listen here.. Before you were born I sanctified you; or set you apart--I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah was a prophet before he got into his mother's womb—so Spirits are distinguished by CALLING. On your spirit is not written your name, title and lineage like in your passport. On you Spirit is written the name or designation of your CALLING.
That is why when Samuel was looking at the children.. that were sitting... at the brothers of David—he was looking at outward appearances. But God said, “I don't see how man sees, I look at the spirit.” why he looks at the spirit? Because that's where it's written: who is who. So it's totally possible that you are looking at yourself in the mirror and you see according to what's in your passport, and God is looking at you, and sees according to the label on your spirit. In your head you're a violinist but in your spirit you're a dentist. And your head says... violinist. And your spirit says... dentist. And this conflict occurs. I want you to see this. YOU are Spirit. We will get to the body later!
The Spirit of Man is GENDERLESS. Without Gender. I am talking about the Spirit right now.
Reading further: Genesis 1:28 Then God blessed them, there's no talk of the body yet, here, this is all said of the Spirit. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Who did God say all this to? Into Where did God put all of this? Notice where? Into the Spirit. Not into the body, but specifically—into the Spirit. Everything that is needed by Man for life and righteousness is contained specifically in his Spirit. This is why scripture says:(Proverbs 4:23) Above all else, guard your heart, for everything flows from it. (Proverbs 5:15) Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. This is why the Spirit is So Important. The body is also important, but we are going through this in order. And so—the Spirit of Man—is PRIMARY. He's #1!.. by order.
Genesis chapter 1—the SPIRIT of Man. In other words, in the beginning—in the beginning God created the SPIRIT... and later on, we are going to the next part—specifically, that when God told them: “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.. to be able to do that—one needs to have the Necessary Qualities.. or the Necessary equipment—one needs to have that, which will make Man capable of doing this on earth. Therefore, Man needed some kind of clothing which would harmoniously flow into everything that WAS already, and that has been brought into action in the natural physical world. Of course this is the body. The BODY. Therefore, specifically, #2 in the order of creation... and it is noted in scriptures in specifically the second chapter—and I am noting... in the second, not the first, in the second chapter—is the creation of the body of Man. After everything necessary for life and for righteousness was put into the Spirit of Man, the body's turn came...
Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, or the Man himself—Spirit. You know, that when a Man's spirit comes out of the body, the body is left lifeless... and some time later it decomposes and turns into dust. Therefore, Man—in the body, IS the breath of life... because God is Life, and he took a piece of himself... and the man became a living being. And here we will conduct an investigation—because I know that there are some theories existing that say that Man is Soul—and these theories have such weighty meanings, so I would like on the basis of scripture that (1 Corinthians 15:45) The first man was made a living soul;--I would like to break this question down so that we can formulate the correct behavior towards towards this question.
Let's read 1 Corinthians chapter 15-- these are words of Apostle Paul and not of Pastor Oleg... so here, “brother Oleg said...” does not apply! 1 Corinthians 15:starting with verse 35 Apostle Paul says—specifically of the word “living soul” 35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? Listen carefully here... With what kind of body will they come?” what is the emphasis made on here? On the body. In what body? It's not written here, “with what spirit?” its with what body! And further comes the explanation— 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 When you sow, you do not plant the body—what is emphasized here? The body.. you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. Here the emphasis is constantly made on the body. On the body—not the Spirit! On the Body! 39 Not all flesh is the same: and here it deciphers the question—what kind of body! Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another. 40 There are also—listen carefully: heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor. 42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, listen carefully— it is raised imperishable; or an imperishable Body 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. And listen carefully here—If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. In other words, Apostle Paul says: there are Bodies that die, and Bodies that don't. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living soul”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. In other words, the first Spirit was clothed by a perishable Body. Here is where it is! The perishable body—it is called by the word “living soul” or in a perishable body. A Perishable Body—if it was imperishable, then Adam wouldn't have died! Here is the core of the matter. The First Adam became a living soul, or in a perishable body—the last Adam a life giving Spirit, or an imperishable body, Glorified. And so, the first spirit was clothed by a perishable body, or a body capable of returning to dust. And further on, Apostle Paul speaks of the order of appearance of bodies— 46 The spiritual did not come first, you hear?--but the natural, and after that the spiritual. What body did we receive first? The soul body, or the one capable of dying. Everything goes in order... 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, --here we were born again—so also are those who are of heaven. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man. Or the time will come when you will receive heavenly bodies, or imperishable bodies. So right now, we have soul bodies—or perishable bodies. “soul” means “perishable” 50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable,or in new bodies—and we will be changed. Into new bodies 53 For the perishable—the body, see, the object or subject of this doesn't change... the question is one and the same... which body will resurrect? For the perishable body must clothe itself with the imperishable, body and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
I gave a detailed explanation that when the word “living soul” is used, the emphasis is Not made on the spirit... the emphasis is made on the body. Therefore God immersed the spirit of Man into a perishable body, or a body that is capable of dying and reverting back to dust.
And so, God created Spiritual Creation Man, clothed him in flesh—and despite this, Man didn't stop being a Spirit. Now Man became Spirit in the flesh. Genesis Chapter 2. see how nicely we organized everything. Genesis chapter 1—God created Spirit, endowed him with Potential, calling, authority. Genesis chapter 2—God places the spirit into the Body...and despite this, the spirit of Man did not stop being Man, and the Potential of Man REMAINED in the Spirit—nothing was transferred to the body. The Body simply became the clothing. And now, looking at the contours of the body, we can see or picture the contours of the Spirit. If we were to separate your spirit from your body, it looks the same—except it doesn't have wrinkles! But otherwise, it looks the same! The same.
Let's look at this on the level of your clothing. When each of us puts on clothing, and someone walks into the room, no one says “a jacket just came in!” why? Because the jacket underscores the contours of the body... but the jacket is Not the body. And the body underscores the contours of the Spirit—and the body is not the Spirit. Therefore, we need to proceed out of this position—that in actuality, when we look at each other—we don't see each other, but we see what? The BODY that contains the Spirit. That's why, when Jesus was teaching on how to differentiate spirits, on how to see what kind of spirit... He says, “by the Fruits.” the Spirit always manifests through certain fruits... I simply want you to see this—the spirit itself you aren't able to see—but the Spirit—as a tree, bears fruit. It gives some sort of fruit. As to What fruit the spirit gives--you can see by those events or manifestations that you will see directly through the body of the Man.
OK, let's return to the lesson: and so, Man, as a spiritual creation in the flesh, also has a SOUL. We can read about this in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Where he opens up—that Man, as a Spirit, has a Soul... but also it opens up the ORDER. What order everything is placed in. May the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly; and May your whole spirit, #1. let's put something here under #1... and then next comes the: soul and #3—body. And so, according to scriptures, we can see—Specifically in 1 Thessalonians 5:23—that Man consists of Spirit, Soul, and Body. And here it also says, WHOLLY, or COMPLETELY. In Whole—Wholly. Man is Spirit, Soul and Body. Not... Soul and body, but Spirit, Soul and Body. This is an important moment. “but brother Oleg, where is the Soul?” taking into account that the Soul is a Spiritual substance, then of course, it is located in the Spirit. The only difference is that the Soul uses a material substance known as the Brain. The Soul, in actuality, is found in the material we know as the Brain, or Grey matter—but the Mind is a spiritual part of Man, not a fleshly part. Therefore, Man consists of Spirit, Soul and Body. The Soul of Man is found in his Spirit, because if we take the parable of Lazarus, then we see—that when Lazarus was resurrected and was with Abraham, and the rich man who went to Hades—they experienced feelings. They remembered of each other! So, the Body remained as dust, but the Spirit and Soul were raised up, and each was in their own designation. Therefore, the soul is always with the spirit... its another thing that the Soul uses the brain, and the spirit uses the body—I am simply laying out the order of things..... but WHOLENESS is Spirit, Soul and Body. That's why, when we will all appear before God on Judgment Day, we will appear IN ALL WHOLENESS—in SPIRIT, SOUL and BODY. In other words, ALL PEOPLE will appear before God in BODIES on the last judgment day. In Bodies, in Wholeness... and God wants us to be preserved blameless in all wholeness.
And so, God is Triune. Man is Triune. Man, in Whole, consists of 3 components—Spirit, Soul and Body. In the beginning God created Spirit, then God placed the Spirit into the body, and so that the Spirit could contact or influence through the body the natural physical world—there is an area of jurisdiction which is called the Soul... the mind, will and emotions. Mind Will and Emotions.
Man was created as a Spiritual being—I am noting, SPIRITUAL—with the ability to live in the natural physical world, by means of his body. In other words, Man is So universal, that he is simultaneously in contact with 2 dimensions—with the Spiritual dimension... by means of his spirit, and with the physical world... by means of his body. But there is also the intellectual dimension—the dimension of knowledge. therefore—Man, by his spirit is in contact with the Spiritual dimension, by his soul with the intellectual dimension, and by his body with the physical dimension... and this is all 24hrs a day continuous contact. Man contacts with his Spirit Soul and Body.
OK. for man, as a Spirit, a body is necessary—so that the invisible spirit, by means of a body, could move around in the natural, physical world... realizing or actualizing the contained in the spirit. Not of the body—listen carefully—God gave Man a body FOR: the realizing or actualizing of the contained in the spirit. Specifically, the contained in the spirit—is that, what Man is called to do by God. Therefore, God gave Man clothing.. like a specialized uniform... so that Man, by means of this clothing, could realize or actualize that—what was in his spirit. The secret, hidden in the spirit—revealed, or made visible in the natural physical world.
What happens with the body of a person if the body of a person is used Not as designated? Deuteronomy 28:15-68... it decays, falls apart, is sick, etc, etc, etc... because if you use a fridge as a nesting box or whatever else, then it will break or be broken. I would like to open up this aspect for you, so that you might understand that the body—it ALREADY has its functional designation and application. And the Goal is already determined—and that goal is contained in your spirit.
And So, studying this from the beginning—we can see... that the Spirit of Man was never intended ONLY for the body. We can see from this order of values that its the Body of Man FOR the Spirit... and not the other way around! Therefore, God turns to Man... now you will understand, now this will be revealed to you.... and says: DON'T think about what to eat, what to drink or what to wear—He doesn't say this to the PHYSICAL part of Man, he speaks to the SPIRITUAL part of Man. Why does the Spiritual Man not need to think about what to eat, drink or wear? Because this part is taken care of by the PHYSICAL part of Man. Your Body KNOWS what to eat, what to drink, and after sin—what to wear. YOU don't need to think about this... I think it reminds you of it 3 times a day.. and sometimes more often! It reminds you, and you don't even Think about this! It, by itself... “OK, it's time!” why would you ALSO need to think about it? You HAVE things to do already. Therefore, scripture sets out a certain order of values: What has to do with the spirit--don't think about what to eat, what to drink or what to wear—Don't worry about it! This is what unbelievers worry about. They're not born again, their spirit is not joined with the Holy Spirit, so they always worry about what to eat, drink and what to wear. They can't be any other way! Flesh is flesh. YOU are Spirit. You HAVE stuff you need to do! Oh, do we ever... glory be to God. So, from the beginning, the body of man was never intended... it was simply a body. From the beginning the clothing of Man was the Body, but in actuality, clothing of Man in whole is God Himself.
Peek into the Garden of Eden. Genesis chapters 1 and 2. Man walks in the cool of the day, and doesn't see his body. All Animals or creations have a cover—except Man. Therefore, from the beginning the cover of Man—I mean, that supersedes the body—in the wholeness of Man—is God Himself.
Let's return to the Spirit. This is the main topic today: the Spirit of Man. Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Philippians 1:23-24 sets out this order of values:For I have a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Listen carefully here 24 Nevertheless to remain in the flesh there's this impression that a Spirit is talking—Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you. In other words, the Spirit says: I already want to be with my Lord... but it's better for you if I remain with you in this body. Another scripture says: 2 Corinthians 4:16 Even though our outward man—the body—is perishing, falls apart, gets old.. but we stand on the word that our youth renews like the eagles... so there's no need to hurry! yet the inward man the SPIRIT is being renewed day by day. Such is the process. As we had read in 1 Peter 3:4 the hidden man of the heart, or the hidden spirit of the man in incorruptible beauty of a quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God,
According to scriptures, the first thing we can note is that Man is Spirit--Specifically, in the spirit of God. The spirit of God dwells in the spirit of Man... its specifically THERE that direct contact and communication happens. Scripture say, (Proverbs 20:27) the spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord. There are many other scriptures which say specifically—that the Spirit of Man is that part, which dwells... as it says: “I will dwell in them; and walk in them; I will be their God and they shall be my people” this is not said of the Body! The body is the body! Yes, it fulfills certain functions, but God, when he talks to the born again—doesn't talk to the BODIES! But the SPIRITS!
If in regards to the Body, it was said: if you looked at a woman with lust—no problem; just don't touch! But now, to spirits it says: “if you look—that's it, you've committed adultery... because you allowed the body to do what it was not allowed to do—you see the order of values? As it's said to the spirit, not the body?
God created Man. God, prior to this, created the natural physical world... then he created Man, and placed him in the Garden of Eden. A Spirit in the Flesh. Through the Word of God—I underline this moment—God was in contact with the spirit of Man. In other words, by means of the Word of God, into the Spirit of Man.. went everything that Man needed to harmoniously interact... with the natural physical world and to deliver, out of his spirit, and also out of the spirit of God—that, what God planned ALREADY for man to do on earth. In other words, by means of the Word of God, life flowed into the spirit of Man. Wisdom, power, everything necessary for a harmonious life on earth.
But as we know, according to Genesis chapter 3, Man sinned. What does 'Man sinned' mean? We could say it this way: by means of sin, Man-the spirit separated from the spirit of life.. spirit of God. But wait a moment! Did the spirit die? No! Spirit is eternal. Separation IS called death. As soon Life went out of Man, it was replaced by Death. This is the moment. Despite all this, Man remained a spirit in the flesh—but what did the unclean spirit Know of Man when it's a creation itself? It couldn't know anything about Man. Consequently, when Man, as a spirit, remained in the flesh—then this is called “Man trapped in a prison of his body” now, the only way that Man could see picture or imagine on what's going in the world is by his 5 senses—in other words, the body of Man became his prison. Why prison? Let me explain—the thing is, God couldn't penetrate into the spirit of Man while the flesh was in sin—because, if God were to try, as soon as he would be going to the spirit through the sinful flesh, then the sinful flesh would have-poof!- instantly died. Would have burned like the bush, like the mountain—because the body is sinful, and the Spirit of Man was contained by this prison—and now could not contact directly with God... from spirit to spirit. And so, the 5 senses became the only way of communication through which God could impart something to man. This is why in the Old Testament, God was obligated to communicate with Man through the 5 senses... like he told Jeremiah: what do you see? In the New Testament, this is Sin! In the old testament it wasn't—why? Because Man was in a prison of the flesh. Then God could only communicate with man through the 5 senses. Gideon needed something, Jacob needed something, Jeremiah needed something... feelings, feelings... seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting—in the new testament though, (Romans 8:8) those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Because now the communication happens not in the body—I would like you to see this line.
So when Man sinned, he imprisoned himself into a prison of the senses. That's it. Now, if God wanted to transmit something to Man, he had to, through the 5 senses, through various signs, through various manifestations in the natural physical world, attract the attention of Man. The burning bush got the attention of Moses... something else got the attention of another... now God COULDN'T, knock from spirit to spirit, through a revelation—he couldn't! Now something fleshly was required. This is why the Pharisees always said: by which sign? How will you prove? Show us! I am telling you simply so that you would understand—that they were not born again—they couldn't accept it any other way! That's why, the not-born again, cannot understand this any other way... because his spirit is in a prison of flesh, of the 5 senses—for him it's important to see, hear, smell, feel, touch.
We are going through a sequential chronology of Man.
In Ecclesiastes 3:18 the Wisdom of God uses the following word combination: that they may see that they themselves or Man without God, or Spirit in the flesh without the Holy Spirit are like animals.” or lives by the 5 physical senses. That's it. In other words, the spirit of Man becomes the prisoner and the hostage of the demands of his body. That's it. He can't live any other way.
Why do such thesis exist, such as: Healthy body, healthy spirit? Where did it come from? Or... if there is Health, everything else will follow. These thesis are by the separated from the spirit of God. Of spirits in the flesh, but without the Holy Spirit. These are their sayings—but WE use Different thesis... thesis of the Wisdom of God—keep your spirit with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.... and health for the whole body. In other words, things now changed—to the TRUE order of values. I simply want you to see this moment—you need to organize this in your thoughts. If you do this, then it will be much easier to orient yourselves in the books of the old testament, where contact with the flesh is used—and the body plays an important role for the transference of Godly information to Man. And in the new testament, God doesn't ask for this—and if a born-again believer begins to be directed by the flesh, “oh, that is not good” that begins to be a sin. I am not against feelings, but I know someone who can use those feelings... and, through feelings, tell you stories... and lean you off... and lead you off... and misdirect... and completely mislead you. Feelings are good, and they are important, and they are needed, but.... you are a NEW creation.
Maybe someone will ask: “brother Oleg, if Man separated from God—why couldn't God create another Man? What, wasn't there enough dirt, that he couldn't take a bit more, and make another?” no, he couldn't—because from the moment God gave Man authority over all the earth, and Man transferred this authority to satan, God couldn't take some dirt and make another Man.... if he would have done this, the Man would have instantly burned, from one word. As soon as God would have breathed into him, he would have turned into an Olympic torch.
So after Man sinned, the only way onto this earth became through the womb of a woman. Man couldn't come to earth any other way anymore... except through the womb of a woman—oh, this opens up such interesting wisdom! I studied this wisdom, because I knew that Genesis chapters 1 & 2, this is the perfect will of God. Its unchangeable and un-revokable. And for me, Genesis chapter 3—this is where began that, what is NOT perfect. Everything that came after chapter 3, I call 'accidental'. Why accidental? I will explain—tell me, how did the first Man, Adam, come to earth? Through what? Through WORD. Is this the perfect will of God? Yes and Amen! Let's go on... how did the LAST, perfect Man—I mean, without sin—Jesus... how did he come to earth? Through what? Through WORD. See? Both the first Adam, and the Last Adam, came to earth through WORD. This means that this is the TRUE method of birth affirmed by God from the creation of the world. That method that is used right now—I call it accidental, until the fullness of time... and this is truly the way—because Jesus was asked: how are they going to live there? And he says, they will be like angels.... how they will multiply that is... and God creates angels by what? By Word. “brother Oleg, are you trying to say that we will multiply there by WORD?” of course! If two agree, then they will have.... from who? From the Father... how else did you think??? and we will stop here because thoughts may start wonder...!
I simply want you to see, that first of all—you are a spiritual creation. And that, for the most part, our image of ourselves was formulated through our body—and this confuses or messes US up. Of course, if it confuses us, it interferes with God—in his communication with us... because for the most part, people rate everything in their life according to the abilities and opportunities of their body—but you are Not a BODY. You are a SPIRIT. That's why Apostle Paul, in one of his letters, says: He Prays that... (Ephesians 1:18-23) I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Because the Body, it HIDES this. It covers this. And if Man allows these feelings, allows his body to lordship over his Spirit—then he doesn't find this out... doesn't come to know this. And you know what scriptures call a person who allows his feelings, his emotions to lord over his spirit? Infant. Immature... fleshly. The word 'fleshly' doesn't mean he wasn't born again—simply means, 'infant'... even though I know that fleshly is used in regards to the born again... but scriptures call it immaturity, or a Man who is born again, but is still guided and led by the 5 senses. This is how children live.
We see from scriptures, that after Man sinned—God Had to communicate with Man by means of the 5 senses... as with children—with the born again, as with children.... and with the unbelievers, Also as with children. 1 Corinthians 3:1 Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly or ones who are led by the 5 senses—mere infants in Christ. For me, I use the same grading system. If a person is led by the 5 senses, formulates his life according to what his 5 senses tell him, if, for him, outside factors are more important than inward factors—he's an infant. “brother Oleg, he's 150years old! What do you mean, infant?” by the body—150. By the spirit—still in diapers. “but brother Oleg, he's been in the church 20 years!” in the church—not in the lord. Out of those 20 years.... but still in diapers. You can't call it any other way. The number of years in a church doesn't speak about Maturity. Of Maturity—speaks the number of years in a calling. This is a major difference. You may be 10 years in a church, and not a single year in your calling. You can be 30 years in a church and not a single year in your calling. OK—but we are all growing, don't worry! Don't get upset... the SPIRIT CAN'T GET UPSET!!! in the fruits of the spirit... a fruit such as... 'upset' doesn't exist! the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. THIS is your natural, supernatural character! THIS is your character—if it manifests, then EVERYONE around you will be happy. THIS is your character. (Proverbs 17:22) but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Or affects the waistline—but don't use this method for weight loss!!
OK, OK, OK, OK... let's return to our lesson.
Let's take a look at a few examples that have to do with the borders between the Spirit, Soul and Body. I will be separating the Spirit from the Body. I would like to draw a line, and show you a few examples so that you could affirm this for yourselves. We'll take a story from John 3:1-6, the story of Nicodemus and Jesus. Let's look at this story from the following position: what does Nicodemus represent? The Flesh. A spirit that has not yet been born again—imprisoned in the flesh. What does the Flesh of Nicodemus represent? A Flesh instructed in the Torah. He knew the Law by heart—this is a teacher of the Synagogue. ( get props) So here... is Nicodemus, instructed in the Torah. And here, this represents Jesus—A Spirit in the Flesh who Knows the Kingdom of God, or how and what begins to be. The truth. And between them is a dialogue—and look at what Nicodemus says: the first thing that he says—Nicodemus is not born again, I will recall. “Rabbi, we know how do they know? Where do they draw their knowledge from? Out of what they heard, saw, felt, smelt, touched—we know because we SEE that you are a teacher who has come from God. “brother Oleg, how do they know?” listen carefully—For no one could perform the signs and here is where they get this.. they are looking at the signs! For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” in other words, they believed that it was IMPORTANT to see. To SEE. But I know a person, in scripture—who was from God, and didn't do a single miracle. Anyone care to guess? Turn on your concordance* the man in scriptures, whom Jesus Highly noted, but he didn't do a single miracle—John the baptist. Not a single miracle. Not one. Of him, no one would have said that he was a Man from God. But, EVERYONE said that he was from God—and he didn't do a single miracle. In other words, if we were to measure him by the standards of today, probably no one would have recognized him, would have probably regarded him as..... very normal. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” and look what grade or mark Jesus gives to this direction of thought-- 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, unless they are born again, he is speaking of the Spirit... no one can see look, it is not talking of the physical dimension here. It says here that if the Spirit doesn't get filled with the Holy Spirit, then the Spirit of Man CANNOT see the spiritual dimension, he Can't see those events that are ACTUALLY happening. Unless they are born again, no one can see the kingdom of God.” the Spiritual dimension and the TRUE events which stand behind Every Miracle. They saw the miracle, but they didn't see GOD in this miracle. They didn't see the ANOINTED OF GOD in this miracle.. that's why they didn't accept him as the Messiah. TheyDIDN'T SEE.. as it says, (Romans 11:8) as it is written: eyes look but could not see and ears that could not hear, because the people’s heart had become calloused... see why they can't hear? Why the can't see? Because the spirit has become Calloused. OK, reading further: 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, unless they are born again, no one can see the kingdom of God.”cannot. That's it, Cannot. I am noting this. cannot—because you can see Spiritual things ONLY by spiritual eyes. There is no other way! So to say, that unbelievers can see the spiritual dimension.... I ministered to people who were delirious.. and they see various manifestations—Yes, of course these demons are spiritual, but this is NOT the kingdom of God, because unclean spirits—they work in the kingdom of FLESH.. even though they are spirits, they WORK in the Kingdom of the FLESH... through FLESH. What is witchcraft called in scriptures? “works of the FLESH” not of the spirit! Of the FLESH. So, witchcraft has to do with the Flesh, not with the spiritual dimension—and it affects or influences Flesh THROUGH Flesh. Nothing spiritual there... that is why satan needs a BODY.
Let's see what Nicodemus says—what the Flesh says to the Spirit—this is the breakdown: the Flesh reacts to the teaching of the Spirit: listen carefully... this is a Man of God saying this... a teacher of the Synagog. 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?”, “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” I simply want you to understand! We sometimes talk with unbelievers, and we're amazed that they can't understand us! And here.... he knew the 5 books of Moses by heart! And when Jesus told him, “Very truly I tell you, unless they are born again,... if you say this to someone today—“oh, this! What's not to understand?” this response.. right away! But here was a person who knew the Torah by heart—and he Couldn't Understand what Jesus told him... because Jesus was talking of the Spiritual, but he was accepting this in the full sense of the word—word for word. Letter for letter. 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Jesus answered, the Spirit is answering the Flesh “Very truly I tell you, unless they are born of water and the Spirit, he is revealing the core here--no one can enter the kingdom of God. Or CANNOT interact with the kingdom of God, with the spiritual dimension. This is the position. Therefore, do NOT try to explain the nuances of the spiritual dimension to unbelievers. You will only create problems for yourselves. All that you can tell them is the Gospel, gospel of repentance... or of the one through whom the Kingdom of God will open up for them. Though whom the blessings of God will open up, the love of God-which is accessible Already... but it needs to be accepted. So dig deep! I understand that when you finish these lessons, or when you finish these classes you want to give them to someone—and to you comes up some unbeliever, and asks “what are you listening to?” AAAGH! Yes... “please... sit down... “ as soon as he sits down, you tie him down and.... 3 hrs later—and he want's to repent just to be let go! Because you just unloaded to him ALL the knowledge you had been collecting... all these years... this baggage of knowledge. And as soon as he repents, you're like “oh! Wonderful!” and he's running! And while running... “oh lord, keep me from him.. save me.. I am saying this very seriously—do not hurry to unload all the knowledge that you have. Jesus could, of course, have told Nicodemus certain things, but he understood that Nicodemus was closed at that point.
As Jesus said to his disciples: I have many things to say, but you won't understand—this is not the Time. Everything has its time. Therefore, while the person is not yet born again, do Not give him any meat.. or hard food. Give him the sincere milk of the word, but even then, understanding, that the milk of the word needs to be given to the Born Again—the unbeliever needs the WORD OF REPENTANCE. NUMBER ONE.
OK, let's continue: Further, 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. And he now reveals this to him-- 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, tell me—taking into account that Man consists of Spirit, Soul and Body—what do you think? Who is in the photo of your passport? The Body... so who's name and title are written in there? The Body... notice? It's not YOU, because you are registered in the Kingdom of God, and your name is another.. “our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named” so what has to do with your spirit—you have a name... what has to do with your flesh, that was given to you by your earthly parents. So, for today, you have a dual citizenship. The Spiritual, True citizenship, and the fleshly... and from now on we recognize no one by the flesh.” I am simply saying. This is important, this is needed, but in God's eyes, you are a HEAVENLY creation, and he wants us to see.. to look at ourselves this way. And now we know no one by the flesh.” we are not saying that you need to throw away your passport, we are not saying that you need to fully get rid of everything old.. we are saying that you Now Need to change Your ORDER of VALUES. You now need to look at yourselves with HIS eyes. A NEW creation. Previously NOT EXISTING creation... but when Jesus is talking with Nicodemus, he says: 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, speaking of how important it is to be born of the spirit. Because, while you are born of the flesh, the 5 senses is the only source that will be giving you any information. But in this world is the prince of the world... which warps all of this information, and presents it in such a way, that it would serve HIM.
And so, 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. Scriptures say: we have been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. The word of God carries the Spirit of God—therefore, each of us, as a Spiritual creation, is, first of all, born of the Spirit of God—and what Especially blesses me... is that our spiritual parents don't have spiritual defects... therefore our inheritance... is perfect. We didn't get ANY curses through our 'genes'. By inheritance we got the blessings, so don't say such words as “oh, well, everyone in our family get's this” which family? What are you talking about? .. “oh, grandma.. and grandpa.. and so on, and so forth..” what does that mean?? Are you a BODY or are you a SPIRIT? A Spirit... well then, what does 'grandma and grandpa' have to do with this...? we love them also, but what do they have to do with this? It's the FATHER, SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. THIS IS YOUR FAMILY BY THE SPIRIT! And what has to do with the Body... you now have everything necessary in your Spirit to deal with whatever is not supposed to be in the Body. And besides you—no one will do this. I want you to see this line.. that God put down. What has to do with your spirit, you are born again. Period. What has to do with your soul—RENEW YOUR MINDS... this is the saving of the soul. This is told to the born-again believers! Save your souls! Did you save your spirit? Yes. Great! Now save your soul—renew your mind! “brother Oleg, what do I do with.. the body?” pin it to the cross and hold it there. With all of its lusts and desires. Control it! Hold it always under control, so that it won't lean off to where it's not supposed to... because it can't differentiate good and evil. It absolutely doesn't care. It will sit on a stove and will only understand when it gets burnt. …”well, why did you sit there? … oh, I didn't notice” in other words, the Body doesn't understand... it can't tell whats good or evil. The 5 senses is the only thing that tells the body what it can and what it can't... and still, only after.... experimenting.
Born of the Spirit... is spirit—and who are we born of? Of the Spirit. So who are we in the eyes of God? We are Spirits... which scriptures call “the CHILDREN OF GOD” oh, a powerful word. Children of God. Of course, we also have earthly parents—of our flesh. But, here we need to bring in an order of values.
Yes, thank you, we need to respect our earthly parents. Yes, thank you for the bodies that they gave us. Thank you for the body... but here it is. The foundation of all foundations---Born of the Spirit IS Spirit... and scripture recommends that we don't look at ourselves in another light. Why is it specifically this way? Because, with this order of values—everything else will be formulated correctly. And the behavior towards to body—correct, and the behavior towards relatives and loved ones—correct, and the behavior towards everything else will be correct.... because, first of all, you are SPIRIT—in whom Everything Already IS. You cannot say that you don't have something—you have EVERYTHING. And you can DO Everything.
If you will allow God to work through your spirit, then your Body will follow—it won't go anywhere else, don't worry. But here... be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.... of course this has to do with the spirit! With the Spirit! And for some time, you may need to formulate this thought pattern: “I am a spiritual creation” and if my body wants something, that doesn't mean that this is right—if my body wants to worry, or wants goosebumps, or whatever—it doesn't mean that it's RIGHT! Because my spirit doesn't want this! The only thing my spirit needs—is Say the Word! That's all! My spirit needs word from God—it doesn't need Goosebumps! It doesn't need falling (in the spirit) it doesn't need all that... it just needs WORD, because the spirit knows that In The beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD WAS GOD. The word of God IS GOD. And this is how they communicate. THIS is how they communicate. .. and not.... by goosebumps or whatever else. I am not against goosebumps, I am not against whatever else, but I know that discos and clubs give such goosebumps that hair stands straight up.
So I am just organizing or laying out the order of Values—Born of the Spirit is SPIRIT. If your body is doing something it should not be doing, then take the word of God, and LORD over your body.. because YOU, as a SPIRITUAL CREATION, are GIVEN AUTHORITY by the means of the Word of God, to deal with ANY of those moments that you are ALREADY SAVED FROM. That's it! YOUR body is A TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Glory be to God.
So, born of the spirit is who? Spirit. THIS IS WHO WE ARE. So, sitting here are all spirits... spiritual children of God. Born of the spirit is spirit. Born of God is god. We are the children of God.
OK, children of God.. let's pray, and thank God the Father that we are restored. We didn't acquire something new, we became who we Always were in Gods eyes, and Father never abandoned us—there was simply a time, when the first Adam, by his actions, separated us from God—but the last Adam, who is Jesus—restored us, and reconciled us to God... to His presence. Scripture says, that when Jesus gave his life, and said “it is done” then the curtain in the temple was torn in half... in other words, God became accessible to our spirit. The dividing curtain in the temple was a shadow of the body of Man... it was torn apart. From that day, God was accessible to man, and man was accessible to God through the confession of Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior. This is the bridge, the door, and the way.
OK, let's thank god for his wisdom
Father we are thankful to you for everything that you did for each one of us personally. We are so blessed. We are so blessed by your Holy Spirit in our spirit. We are so blessed by all that we have in the Holy Spirit. We are so BLESSED. Thank you Father. Thank you for everything that you've done for each one of us. And we are thankful to you Jesus for what you open for us, that you open to us the Kingdom of God, that you open to us the Will of God. We are blessed by the Holy Spirit and Wisdom of God—and we ask you, help us further—to receive revelation about new creation, of all that our heavenly father Already sees us. And we believe Jesus, that you are anointed, that you are put by God for each one of us personally... so that we would complete the will of God in all fullness without any lack. We believe that you are anointed, and that you have POWER to provide each one of us with EVERYTHING necessary for life, and for righteousness. And right now Jesus, connecting with your heavenly service as the provider of your people, of your inheritance—we take our seed of faith, which God gave us to sow... and gives abundance to the sown, we bless it, and speak 100-fold harvest. For the provision of LIFE. For the provision of CALLING. Rise up and COME into our storehouses, come into our granaries. Fruit of the land BE abundant and fruitful. We accept our heavenly provision, and let it come from all corners of the earth. Let it come into our storehouses and granaries. And may the fruit of the land be ABUNDANT and FRUITFUL. Let there not be any need or lack. Let there not be any debt or failure. We accept Godly, Heavenly Provision. Thank you Father, we are so blessed by all that you do for each one of us personally. In the name of Jesus, AMEN.