HOME-CELL TEACHING GUIDE
WEEK 12 OF 52
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE JOHN 3 vs 6-7
Beloved, I greet you all in the wonderful name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. What an awesome weekend we had in the presence of God. We had a power-packed Fire Service that rained miracles and wonders, to the glory of God. Our man of God, anointed and apointed for this season, share the word he titled “I AM A SPIRIT”
Pastor Alph taught us that whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit and whatever is born of flesh is flesh. Man is a spirit that has a soul and lives in the body. A spirit cannot die; it lives eternally, whether it is a good spirit or bad spirit. Whoever is separated from his maker is dead. The bible tells us that the day when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the garden of Eden, they sinned and were separated from God and that was their death.
The only identity that we have with God is the spirit. Man was formed from dust and God breathed into man. Man then became a living soul and the body is our lowest form of existence. Beloved, you are bigger than your appearance. Many people live their lives in their lowest form of existence which is not supposed to be. Because we are Spirit-filled beings, we operate in the highest level of the spirit realm.
God operates through you and I. He can only fulfil His work through us - the angels cannot do it because they do not have our form. The Word says that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6 vs 19-20). Our bodies give us a legal right to operate in this world. The soul is made up of the will, desires, emotions, eating habits and so forth; which needs to be satisfied. This is why we have feelings and can get hurt. This level (body and soul) of our being must be submitted to a higher level, which is the spirit realm. The will of God operates in the spirit realm.
We need to transform our minds because unless the mind is renewed, it will operate in the worldly realm. The word teaches us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12 vs 2). When our souls are weak and are corrupted by this world, we cannot operate in the corect level and be what God has called us to be. When we conform to the systems of this world, we are controlled by our emotions etc. An example is when you say “I feel like fasting today ”.
We tend to want to make sense of what God is doing and in the process reject it because we do not understand it. As a result we remain captives or slaves of our minds. We tend not to use divine / spiritual intuition to operate. Pastor Alph pointed out that our level of life should not be in the category of flesh or soul but of the spirit. We should stop living according to the flesh but according to the spirit.
There are people living according to the flesh while others walk according to the spirit. Jesus operated on a higher level as He was able to bring back to life a man who was rotten and wasted. This is because he was Spirit. Jesus asked Peter to go and get coins from the fish because He was in the Spirit. Jesus saw the fish swallowing those coins – he was operating in a higher dimension, the spirit realm.
God gave us the ability to operate as a spirit so we must embrace it in order to get to a place of revelation. You cannot be touched! Jesus said that “no one takes my life but l give it willingly” (John 10 vs 18).
Our man of God emphasized that if you understand that you are spirit and not flesh, you will be able to go above and beyond. The flesh is limited but the spirit is not. You are a spirit man! You are in control! You are marked for greatness and must not operate like a mere man. The word of God says “you are gods, but you die like mere mortals” (Psalm 82 vs 7). You are more than your flesh, your soul and your emotions.
- The workshop is on Saturday 25th March at 8am, in Kramerville. ALL DISCIPLES MUST ATTEND!!!
- Impartation Night is on 28th April 2017. Disciples should place order for the T-shirts through their AMI12 leaders, not later than 25 March 2017.