Building Our Spirit Man

Understanding our spirit man is foundational to living in the spirit, walking in the spirit and being led by the Spirit as Paul tells us to do in Galatians 5. When we understand the spirit realm is something we can not see and even though we can not see spirits, we know there are spirits working. We know there are angels working. We know God is working. But we can not physically see any of these in this world, with our earthly eyes.

Building our spirit man is not about spirits or angels but about building our inner spirit man that we can not see. As I have said many times, it is not about what we see, feel, smell, taste and hear in this physical world. It is about what we do not physically see as Paul has made quite clear, to the church, the bride if Christ.

Can you see what you think? No. Oh you could imagine some things but you do not physically see your thoughts. So how can you “renew your mind” another words, change they way you think, if you can not see the need?

What you think and how you process information is determined by the way you think, your foundation for processing thoughts. That foundation helps you to set guidelines between right from wrong. Then you carry your conclusions into your physical earthly realm.

Hunger is a good example. When your body is hungry, your thoughts start to focus on getting food. If you can not find or get food, anxiety starts to set in. If you continue not getting food you start to plan what you must do to find food. So is it, your spirit man that needs the food? Or is it your physical body that needs food?

And that is what makes the example of Esau and Jacob so interesting. Esau was hungry and he got to a point that he was so hungry he would sell his birthright for food. Even though after he sold his birthright to eat eventually, he would get hungry again.

In both examples we discussed last time in our post Every Word Jacob and Esau and when Jesus was speaking to Satan in Matthew 4, nothing physically changed in this world, this realm. After Esau ate did anything physically change? No. After Jesus said man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God, was Jesus still hungry? Yes.

But was there a change? Absolutely. Esau did not loose his position as a son of Isaac. But Esau lost the birthright of the first born. And maybe it did not matter to him at the time he sold the birthright, but one day in the future it would matter to him. Scripture tells us later when the time came for the birthright to come into play, Esau cried and wanted it. In Genesis 27:32-41, Esau even blames Jacob when it wasn’t Jacob’s fault. Esau willingly sold his birthright to Jacob for food. See

Genesis 25:27-34 KJV  “And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
[28] And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
[29] And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
[30] And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage ; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
[31] And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
[32] And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
[33] And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
[34] Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.”

Jacob valued words, something he could not see. Those words made a promise of blessings and a double portion. Those words were all based in a future event. When the birthright was to go into action. We too have promises as the bride of Christ. These promises are going to go into action at a future time. Remember when Jesus said you have been faithful with little, I will make you ruler over much?

Yes, there are blessings in this world God gives us but our promises are all rooted and grounded “in Christ” and remember Romans 8:28-37 KJV
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
[29] For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
[30] Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
[31] What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
[32] 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? [33] Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
[34] Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
[35] Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
[36] As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
[37] Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

And we will continue this Strengthening of our Spirit Man. Until next time.



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