We continue from where we stopped in the last class. Today, we are titling the class – Come Alive. Still introducing Our series – I AM SPIRIT
We’ve looked at the first class – ‘I am Spirit’, then, ‘Spirit Beget Spirit’ and then in the last class we said ‘Activate Your Spirit’. We were trying to explain how to activate your spirit with the scripture that we find in Ephesians Chapter 5. You may want to say ‘how does that relate to – I AM SPIRIT’? Don’t worry, we are going to see it in Ephesians chapter 5. We had started it yesterday, we read up till verse 8. So let’s continue very quickly from verse 9
Bible says in Ephesians 5:9
“For the fruit of the spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth”
For now we have not started talking about the holy spirit. Later in the will go in-depth into the study of the holy spirit
But you see, so far we have established that God is spirit and that the Holy spirit intertwines with the human spirit at new breath, that is, when you become born again, your human spirit becomes a new one.
In 2 Cor 5:17, Bible says, If anyone be in Christ, he is a new creature, as a matter of fact it is your spirit that becomes a new creature. Your body doesn’t get new, your body will not become that of a baby, but your spirit becomes new. It is changed, it’s not repaired, it is renewed, change, regenerated, transformed. Do you understand?
So we have been looking at how to activate that new nature and walk in it. Yesterday, we started with Ephesians Chapter 5 and we listed few points that will guide us
1. To activate your spirit, you need to be grateful and thankful. We’ve seen that in verses 4 and 20.
Eph 5:4 and 20 says giving thanks always for all things unto God and the father in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We also said, Be conscious and be cautious. But we haven’t seen the scriptural references for these. We’re going to see them as we continue reading ephesians chapter 5.
Today’s class is titled: Come Alive
All right, let’s continue from verse 9:
KJV: For the fruit of the spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth
TLB: Because of this light within you you should do only what is good and right and true.
Verse 8 had earlier introduced us light: “For you were sometimes darkness but now are you light in the lord, so walk as children of light”
And of course you know bible says in 1 Pet 2:9
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood and holy nation a peculiar people that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous.
It points to Ephesians 5:8
For the fruit of the spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth – still following – Eph 5:9
That’s how to activate your spirit. By walking in light, in newness, in the reality of your new nature. Spirit begets spirit, thou art my son, today have i begotten you. if you believe that, you will walk in the consciousness of that. The holy spirit is in you when you give your life to Jesus. Maybe not yet be in the dimension for ministry, but He is already in you in the dimension for living the spiritual life that he wants you to live. That is why you should walk in consciousness of that. Of course He will remind you and keep you in that consciousness of how you have to live this new life. All you need do per time is to obey his prompts, His leading.
If this new life we are talking about looks alien or strange to you, then that’s good news! You are in the right place. You will only need to receive him now, before the end of the class
Now, let’s move to verse 10.
Eph 5:10, KJV: Proving what is acceptable unto the lord.
Eph 5:11, TLB
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Let’s check that verse 11 in the KJV
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Meaning, rebuke them, expose them, in the name of Jesus. Begin by rebuking them out of your own heart, exposing them with the word of God and with the light of the scriptures. That’s what the bible says and that’s how to activate this spirit that you are, as an appendage of the spirit of God, an example. You’re an extension of God. An extension of His spirit. A consciousness of this changes your life forever. It changes everything. So the bible is saying that, to activate this Spirit, you should have no fellowship at all with darkness or with unfruitful works of darkness. You should have no fellowship at all with anything that looks like evil. Bible says you should flee from every appearance of evil (1 These 5:22). You should have nothing, nothing to do with evil, nothing to do with a scam. You should be truthful. Integrity should be your watchword. The holy spirit in you will always point at those areas. It may be hard but those are the sacrifices you need to make to activate this spirit whom you are, to activate your spirit man and make it come alive, Hallelujah!
Let me go on, we should get through with these action points in this class.
Eph 5:13, KJV:
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Eph 5:13, TLB:
But when you expose them, the light shines in upon their sin and shows it up, and when they see how wrong they really are, some of them may even become children of light!
That talks about speaking the light. It’s preaching the word, talking to the people around you, making them understand that you are no more who you used to be. You have changed nature, you have switched DNA.
Are you a christian and then you are hiding your identity? It means you are not, you know, you cannot hide it. Bible says, you are the light of the world, a city set on the hill shall not be hidden (Matt 5:13-14)
You cannot hide your identity.You have to show it by even speaking the truth and by reproving those around you who need to also repent, in love of course.
I’m back to Ephesians chapter 5, and it’s even getting interesting.
Verse 14 just hits our topic for today. Hallelujah!
Eph 5:14, KJV – Wherefore, he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Eph 5:14, TLB – That is why God says in the Scriptures, “Awake, O sleeper, and rise up from the dead; and Christ shall give you light.” hallelujah!
Bible says that God is spirit and they that worship Him shall worship him in spirit. When you are not conscious of that, it means that something is dead in you. You know when you are not conscious of the fact that God has begotten you, that His spirit has begotten your spirit, that your life is an appendage of His, an extension, an example of His spirit. If you are not living with that consciousness, some things will not manifest in you. True!
You know, having this consciousness could just be the solution to your problem. It could be the solution to the delay and the stagnancy you have been experiencing in your life. When this comes alive, according to his command – ‘AWAKEN, Thou sleeper. That’s where your solution starts.
So I decree to you, I speak into your spirit man, that is sleeping, or has chosen not to grow, all of these years, I speak into your spirit, wake up from your slumber in the name of jesus.
You need to speak that to yourself boldly. Say my spirit, awake, arise from your sleep, arise from your slumber. Receive that light right now in the name of jesus.
Verse 15 gets even more interesting. Remember that ‘Come Alive’ is one of the action points we have set out in the beginning as responses to the understanding that we are spirits.
Verse 15 hits another point – Be Cautious.
KJV: See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
TLB: (15-16) So be careful how you act; these are difficult days. Don’t be fools; be wise: make the most of every opportunity you have for doing good.
We don’t have the luxury of time to live carelessly. We must be both cautious and careful, making the most of every opportunity we find ourselves, to live for Him, doing as much good as we can, according to that scripture.
If you’re not yet in Jesus, utilize this opportunity you have to do so. If you’re in Jesus, then live in the spirit. You don’t have any personal modality or method for living. You pick direct signals from Him. You don’t generate yours.
So, if you are not yet in Jesus or you want to come back home, it’s now!. You may have lost that consciousness of the fact that he is your father. He’s talking to you from Psalms 2:7
I will declare the decree the lord has said unto me, thou art my son, today have i begotten you. So, now is the time to come to that consciousness. Now is the time to receive Jesus as your Lord and savior. Now is the time to be born again. Say this prayer:
Lord Jesus, I come to you today. I thank you for this golden opportunity and I want to start living in this consciousness, being careful because every day you have given me is grace. Father, I’m ready to repent of my sins and forsake them from today. I accept you as my lord and savior. I accept the status of being your child, your son. Thank you for birthing me today. Thank you for the new birth. Thank you for your spirit that has entered into me and intertwined with my human spirit. Thank you lord Jesus, for my name is written in the book of life.
Congratulations, see you next time, by God’s Grace. Amen.
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