Fight Club 103a - Know Yourself

We said that our battlefield isn't this natural realm. It's not flesh and blood. But as a mortal human being living here on this planet, that kind of creates a problem, doesn't it? No. Not really.

As a flesh and blood human being, you can't fight against those evil spirits. But guess what? That's not who you really are. You're not just a bag of bones.

YOU.     ARE.     A.     SPIRIT.

It doesn't matter if you're saved or not. Whether you've accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior doesn't matter. Everyone on this earth is a spiritual being.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

- You were made in the image and likeness of God. (Genesis 1:27)

- God is Spirit (John 4:24) and so are you.

- God didn't create man's body and he became a living being - no. That's not what happened. Man didn't live - man didn't exist - until God gave him his spirit (Genesis 2:7)

- In 1 Thessalonians 5:23, we see your spirit 1st, soul 2nd, and body 3rd. Your body is the least of who you are.

- You are a spirit who lives in a human body.

Too often we get wrapped up chasing a feeling. Searching for the "presence" of God. Trying to find that overwheming sensation. But the problem with that is we're not worshiping in spirit. We're stuck in the flesh. God is Spirit. God is searching for true worshipers - those who would worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). We will never get anywhere with God as long as we're relying on anything related to this world - our bodies, minds, and feelings included.

Shift your perspective. Stop thinking along worldly lines. You must understand that you are a spirit and your true life is in the spiritual realm. Get out of the flesh. Walk according to the Spirit.

Practice the love of God.

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