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DAY 19 SUNDAY: JANUARY 2020

A SPIRITUAL MAN IS DIFFERENT!

But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one (1 Corinthians 2:14-15).

The ways and life of a spiritual man is different. The natural man believes in the five senses, but the spiritual man believes and walks by faith. The Bible tells us in the opening text that the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that he is a different personality in Christ Jesus. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet no one can judge him in life forever.

When Nicodemus came to Jesus Christ at night to find out what must he do to enter the kingdom of God? Without mincing words, Jesus Christ answered him plainly that he needed to be born again in order to see and enter the kingdom of God (John 3:3-5). Jesus Christ went further to expatiate in verse 8 thus, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Therefore, just like a wind a Christian is a mysterious human being that is full of the Holy Spirit in life. A spiritual man operates mysteriously like a spirit in life forever.

Also, the spiritual man is different because he lives his life by faith in the Word of God. He is not led by the flesh but by the Holy Spirit. He checks and balances his life using the Word of God as a mirror. That is the reason why the Bible tells us in James 1:25, “But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.” In fact, whenever a Christian operates in the Holy Spirit by being obedient to God’s Word, he absolutely becomes blessed in life forever.

Daily Tip: As a Christian, you are a spiritual man but different from the natural man because you are led by the Holy Spirit in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Father my God! I submit my life to You today and forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I refuse to be led by the flesh but by You only and forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Psalm 119:105; Isaiah 55:10-11.     RBT: EXODUS 11-13