Ground zero for any human being is not the soul, but the Spirit. That’s why, when a person says they are trying to “find themselves” or doing some deep soul searching, they won’t be truly satisfied until they look at the Spirit. God says in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my holy purpose.” To have true liberty and delight in this world, we need to know ourselves as a Spirit person and be led by the Spirit.
John 3:8 says, “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” When we allow the Spirit to rule, we go wherever it pleases. Second Corinthians 3:17 tells us, “The Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” And Galatians 5:1 tells us we should “stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.”
When we believed in God’s son, God Himself made us alive spiritually in Him. At that moment, He took the documents that listed all the bad things against us and folded it in half so no one could see it. Then it was nailed to the cross. It talks about this in Colossians.
It was a custom that any person who didn’t pay their debt, had papers written up against them. The papers were put up in a place in the city where everyone could see. But if some benevolent soul came along and paid the debt, the paper was folded in on itself and no one could see the debt. It was gone, paid for. That’s how it is when a person gets born again of Holy Spirit. All debt is paid and the person is free.
“And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened [made alive] together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross” (Col. 2:13-14).
Once we’re free, and we’re endeavoring to walk by the Spirit, we’re like the wind. We are free to obey the Spirit and go where we’re guided. Colossians 2:16: “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon,” where you hang out or what you do.
No one can judge you, only Jesus. Paul says he doesn’t even judge himself: “But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self” (1 Cor. 4:3).
Yes, “We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ” (2 Cor. 5:10). And “Every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Rom. 14:12). We can’t do this by our great reasoning and mental discipline. We have to remind ourselves that we ARE Spirit, created in God’s image and like Him. We can only be free like the wind when we let our Spirit-self be in charge of our lives. We have to look at the Word of God to find out who that Spirit self is, who WE really are.
Paul tells us, “Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh is lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law” (Gal. 5:16-18).
Verse 25 of Galatians 5 says: “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
We are told in Romans: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the [Spiritual] children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” (Rom. 8:14-17).
Verse 29 tells us: “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the [Spiritual] image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
This is amazing! It means that you and I are Spiritual brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ, with the same amazing Father. That means that we, as Spirit people, are above every single demon there is! Colossians 2:15 says this about Jesus: “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them.” We ARE the Spiritual children of God as well, with the same God-given reborn spirit!
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? God that justifieth?
“Who is he that condemneth? Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
“It is written, ‘For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.’ [That’s before we became Holy Spiritual people!] Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 8: 31-38).
Let’s believe it, receive it and act like it! We keep reminding ourselves of who we really are and that there is no devil spirit, no demon who is bigger than we are spiritually. Like Jesus, we stand. “Resist the devil and
and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
And with people, we walk in the Spirit. “And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Cor. 3:17). And “We walk in love” (Eph. 5:2).
Let’s live free and kick the devil’s butt this week!
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