17 Jul Man of the Spirit 17-07-2016
DATE: SUNDAY, 17th JULY, 2016
TOPIC: MAN OF THE SPIRIT
PREACHER: PASTOR BOLUWATIFE ONIPEDE
You can’t separate the spirit of God from the man of the spirit
A man of the spirit is a man that has been naturalised into the spirit (A citizen of the spirit)
Gen 1:1, Gen 1:26,27, Gen 2
The reason God breathed spirit in man is because God wanted to find expression in man
The Lord of Host is the King of Glory.
No man can see God because of His Glory.
Why did God create us
-God created us for us to exhibit His glory
-An ordinary man cannot exhibit God’s glory except we become a man of the spirit.
-The devil cannot do anything against the glory of God in your life, but the only thing he can do is he won’t allow you to manifest that glory, by making you live in the flesh
The kingdom of God is the glory of God
1 Thessalonians 2:12
Note: All Christians carry glory but not all Christians manifest it.
****The spirit works against the flesh and the flesh works against the spirit.
-The mistake many people do is that, they live in the spirit but they don’t work in the spirit.
How to work and live in the spirit.
-Many christians are contented with the living in the spirit which are, speaking in tongues, prophesying.
We are not expected to live alone we are expected to work.
– We should not only be hearers of the word but also doers of the word.
For you to be a man of the spirit, your flesh needs to die
A man of the spirit is not restricted by boundaries, walls, barriers.
Except you become a man of the spirit, you can enter into some realms.
Why do we need to be a man of the spirit.
To worship God.
-God expects us to live a life of worship.
In order to obey God’s commandment, you need to be a man of the spirit.
Whenever God instructs you to do something and you see it as foolishness or still in doubt, you are not a man of the spirit
To love effectively you need the help of the Holy Spirit.
Love fuels our loyalty to God. You can only express that love through the workings of the Holy Spirit.
God reveals things to us by his Spirit 1 Cor 2:9,10
***The Holy Spirit is the BEST search engine you can have
***The Holy Spirit helps us to understand the deep things of God
***The Holy Spirit intercedes for us
We need coonstant fellowship with the spirit to remain Man of the Spirit