Man is a triune being. He is spirit, soul, and body.
We are made in the likeness of God after the Holy Trinity which is the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit. You are more than just the fleshly body you see
in the mirror after getting out of the shower.
The real you cannot be seen. The spirit that lives
on the inside of your body is the real you. It is the part that is like God. It
is the part along with your soul how you communicate with God. You cannot
communicate with God through your flesh.
Communication with the Most High God is the key to a
godly life. Without communing with God you will live a life far from Him. If
you are living a life far from Him what kind of life are you really living?
The majority of people live only a fleshy or natural
life. They have no concept or knowledge of the spiritual life. Most are ruled
by their earthly appetites. They only believe in what they can see, hear,
taste, touch, or smell. But God gave you spiritual senses as well.
We know that in order for our body to live and
function properly it must be fed nourishing food. The same goes for your
spirit. It also must be fed nourishing food.
We know that the natural body survives on the basic
food groups: vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, and protein. When your meals
consist of foods from these food groups you are consider to be on a healthy
What is it that the spiritual body needs to function
properly? Jesus gives us the answer when He said, “man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” The spiritual food that the spirit needs to
function is the Word of God.
If you starved your natural body of natural foods
eventually you would weaken and die. The same also goes for your spiritual
body, expect for one difference. If you do not give your spirit body the
spiritual food it needs it will also weaken, but it will never die for it is
This is where ignorance and deception takes place.
Most are led to believe or believe that the flesh body they see is the real
body, but how can that be true when it will pass away and decay. Your real body
your spiritual body will never pass away or decay.
So what does the majority of people do they gorge
themselves with things of the flesh while their spirit man starves. From this
flow the ills that pervade this world. The Bible speaks of a time (which now is)
when these ills would be very evident.
The Bible states in 2nd Timothy 3:1-4, “But understand
this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and
trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].
people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of
money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and
arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous,
scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane.
will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless
(admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false
accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and
conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.
will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They
will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and
rather than lovers of God.”
I’m amused when I hear people say the Bible is
outdated and not relevant in these days and times. It only lets me know they haven’t read it and
their going on hearsay. The Bible not only speaks of the past, it also speaks
of the present, and of the future. Only a fool would dismiss the Bible.
I’m not surprised by the tragedies in which we
are bombarded with every day in the news. The Bible plainly states what men
become when they turn away from God. And these tragedies will wax worse and
worse until Jesus comes again.
were food groups of the spirit then it would be prayer, reading and meditating
on the Word of God, praise, and worship. Your spirit man needs to be fed from
these groups daily to be healthy and strong. Neglect them and you will
What does the Bible say about praying? The
Bible says, “To be watchful and pray to keep from temptation and to pray without
What does the Bible say about the Word of God? The
Bible says, “God’s Word is alive and full of power sharper than any two-edged
sword and that His Word should not depart out of your mouth but that you should
mediate on it day and night.”
What does the Bible say about praise? The Bible
says, “Everything that has breath should praise the Lord.”
What does the Bible say about worship? The
Bible says, “God is a Spirit and those that worship Him must worship Him in
spirit and in truth.”
So how can you tell a flesh fed man from a
spirit fed man? The Bible says, “Practices of the flesh are obvious which are: adultery,
fornication, immorality, impurity, indecency, idolatry, sorcery, enmity,
strife, jealously, strife, anger, selfishness, divisions, lewdness, hatred,
envy, murders, drunkenness, witchcraft, uncleanness, and revelries.”
The Bible says, “Fruit of the Spirit love, joy,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, temperance, peace,
patience, kindness, gentleness, humility, self-control, and forbearance.”
It is easier for most to be found in the first
group than the second group, why? The first group describes traits of the devil
while the second group describes traits of God.
God wants us to be Spirit fed and Spirit led.
He wants us to come to a place where we resemble His Son. The journey is not
easy, but only those who overcome till the end will be saved.
No one is perfect and no one is without sin.
This world that we live in is full of temptation and evil. But the man who keeps repenting before God
and keeps himself fed spiritually on a daily diet of prayer, God’s Word,
praise, and worship has a better chance of going to heaven than one that does
This is where being an overcomer comes in.
There is a fallacy that has been running through the body of Christ about once
saved always saved is not true. Jesus says in Revelations 3:5, “He that
overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out
his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father,
and before his angels.”
God tells us though we live in the world we are
not to be of the world. There should a difference between an unbeliever and
believer. I can here many backsliders now saying I believe, but if you’re
acting like the devil you’re a devil.
God wants us to feed daily on His Word. The
world wants you to be physically fit, but God wants you to be spiritually fit.
If you feed yourself a daily diet of fleshly things along with your fleshly
soul will be able override your weak spirit. But you feed yourself a daily diet
of spiritual things with your spiritual soul you will be able to override your
flesh. The choice is yours will you be flesh fed or spirit fed.