2 Corinthians 5 main theme is our mortal body and our immortal body. There are some nuggets in this chapter on the spirit, soul, body and heart. After Adam and Eve sinned and died spiritually, they were also going to die physically. God never meant for us to be eternal, immortal, in this earthly body, see 2 Corinthians 5:1 and Ephesians 1. God made us of dirt, of the earth. So we have an earthly body. But God put a heavenly element in us, a spirit which is the breath of life. Our spirit is heavenly. Then God gave all of us a free will, a mind, a soul. Our soul referees our body and our spirit.
How do I know our soul referees our body and spirit? All the scriptures on faith. The just shall live by faith. We walk by faith not by sight. Without faith it is impossible to please God. How many times Jesus said, Your faith has made you whole. We know faith is “believing” something we can not see, Hebrews 11:1.
When you believe something you believe in your mind, your soul. Believing starts in the mind and moves into the heart. That’s why with faith, all things are possible with God. So when God created us, he gave us an earthly element, our fleshly body. God then gave us a heavenly element, a spirit. Then God gave us a soul, a free will, our mind. Our mind referees our spirit and body and is only limited by what we believe.
When you use your free will and believe God, that’s faith. They had Jesus with them, we have the Holy Spirit in us and God’s word. What limits us? Our mind, the referee. Remember, scripture says all things are possible with God to those who believe. If you truly believe in healing and you speak God’s word, have elders pray anoint with oil, or just by faith ask God, God still heals people.
The only thing that will limit you from victory over issues, is your own mind. The mind is the key and that’s why Satan attacks our thoughts and God tells us Isaiah 26:3 KJV. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee : because he trusteth in thee.”
You have to ask yourself, what are you allowing to go into your mind? What you allow into your mind is planting seeds in your mind and all seeds bring a harvest. Your mind is referee to your body and your spirit.
People “say” they believe God’s word but when put through a test where they have to speak and claim God’s word they make excuses. Is it they do not really believe? I don’t think so. Some people are like Gideon, they want to lay out a fleece. Others just believe God. Unbelief limits God only to the person with the unbelief. Look at Romans 3:3, ” For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?” Verse 4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings,…” Friends, when you believe God and you speak God’s word over you, your family and friends, over your life, others, even some Christians, will speak against you or what you are believing God for and Satan will try to convince you that you are wrong but let God be true and every man a liar and we know Satan is a liar and the father of lies.
The key to the referee? The Holy Spirit. When you decide, with your mind, to listen to and believe God and his word, your mind gives up the referee status and makes God the Holy Spirit the referee. And that is how we live in the spirit Galatians 5:25. How we walk in the Spirit Galatians 5:16. And how we are led by the Spirit, Galatians 5:18.
Until next time my friends.