Uploaded on Jan 1, 2012
How do you host the greatest and most important person of your life? So far in the series, we have covered: 1) entering the relationship, 2) benefits of the relationship, 3) functionality of the relationship and now 4) obstacles in the relationship. We are like a house with three rooms. Does the Holy Spirit come to stay in the spirit room, the soul room or the body room? We shall see that God's Spirit comes to live with your spirit. In fact, the obstacle of the profitless and antagonistic flesh in the body room and the hostile, negative attitude of the mind in the soul room, threaten your ability to host and receive all the benefits of His stay. You must avoid the flesh and mind by faith to meet the Lord in your spirit room. He will expand and convert the house to harmony. This is an essential episode to position yourself correctly for victory and harvests of 30, 60 and 100x as much as you have sowed! A vital summary of the scriptures is provided below for meditation purposes.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 WE ARE A TRIUNE OR THREE-PART BEING: WE ARE A SPIRIT WITH A SOUL THAT LIVES IN A BODY. IN WHICH PART OF US DO WE MEET THE LORD AND WHY CAN WE NOT MEEET HIM IN OTHER PARTS? WHAT ARE THE OBSTACLES TO MEETING HIM? WHAT NEEDS TO BE SANCTIFIED OR SEVERED SO THERE IS PEACE AND HARMONY IN THE HOUSE??
23And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).
John 6:63 THE FLESH IN THE BODY ROOM IS PROFITLESS. INVESTING HERE IS POINTLESS. YOU ARE DESTINED TO YIELD 30, 60, 100X BUT YOU MUST MEET CHRIST IN THE SPIRIT. YOU WILL NEVER FIND CHRIST IN THE FLESH. DO NOT GO INTO THIS ROOM. GET CLEAR ON YOUR TRIUNE BEING.
63It is the Spirit Who gives life [He is the Life-giver]; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever [there is no profit in it]. The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are spirit and life.
Galatians 5:16-18 THE FLESH HAS CARNAL DESIRES THAT MAKE INSISTENT DEMANDS ON YOUR LIFE, ATTENTION AND ENERGY BUT ARE PROFITLESS. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE FLESH IS ANTAGONISTIC OR DIRECTLY OPPOSED TO THE SPIRIT DESIRES AND PURPOSE. YOU CANNOT MEET JESUS IN THIS CONFERENCE ROOM BECAUSE THERE IS NO INCREASE AND TOO MUCH CONFLICT.
16But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God).
17For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature); for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other], so that you are not free but are prevented from doing what you desire to do.
18But if you are guided (led) by the [Holy] Spirit, you are not subject to the Law.
Colossians 1:21 IF WE CANNOT MEET JESUS IN THE FLESH CAN WE MEET HIM IN THE SOUL ROOM WHERE THE MIND DOMINATES? THE FLESH HAS NO REASONING SO IT DOES NOT CARE ABOUT PROFIT. BUT THE MIND HAS INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING (PROV. 3:5-6) SO YOU WOULD THINK HE WOULD AGREE WITH THE 30, 60, 100X PROFIT MARGIN. UNFORTUNATELY, HE IS HOSTILE WITH A BAD ATTITUDE BUT WHY?
21And although you at one time were estranged and alienated from Him and were of hostile attitude of mind in your wicked activities,
Romans 8:7 THE MIND OF THE FLESH IS HOSTILE BECAUSE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WANTS TO 1) STRIP OR SANCTIFY HIM OF HIS CARNALITY OR COMMMUNION WITH THE FLESH AND 2) TAKE THE PLACE OF HIS EARTHLY INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING WITH HIS VASTLY SUPERIOR HEAVENLY INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING.
YOU CANNOT MEET JESUS IN THE FLESH OR MIND BECAUSE THEY ARE BOTH FAITHLESS. ONLY THE SPIRIT PART OF YOU IS FAITHFUL. ONLY THE SPIRIT MAN CAN SATIFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF A FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. JESUS MEETS YOU IN THE SPIRIT ROOM AND NOT THE FLESH OR MIND ROOM.
7[That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God's Law; indeed it cannot.
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