(The Lord Guides You From Within Your Spirit)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “The spirit of a person is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the innermost parts of his being.” (Proverbs 20:27 NASB)
A clear and fundamental truth revealed in the Word of God is that man is primarily a spirit being; he’s not a mind or a physical body. God enlightens him primarily through his spirit. Many philosophers have theorised that man’s enlightenment should be only through his mind, and they’re wrong. Empiricist philosophy teaches that something is unreal except observable by the five senses.
Therefore, by limiting knowledge to man’s senses, empiricism denounces belief, because believing has to do with things your senses can’t perceive or prove. Man, however, has the capacity to believe.
Romans 10:10 says, “For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Man believes with his heart or spirit, not his mind. This was the missing link for the philosophers, who had no idea that the spirit of man is where the light of God shines for him to receive spiritual enlightenment. Romans 4:3 says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
He believed the unseen with his spirit, not with his mind because only the spirit can receive spiritual information and insights from God. The divine life you have in Christ is a life beyond the ordinary level of perception; it’s life beyond the comprehension of man’s mentality.
Go Deeper: Romans 8:14; Job 32:8
Speak: Dear Father, I receive direction, inspiration, counsel, wisdom and enlightenment from your Holy Spirit as I fellowship with you today through the Word and prayer. Your Word of life and power come to my spirit, and I’m strengthened for greater excellence in life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR 1 Timothy 5:1-25, Isaiah 59-60
TWO YEAR John 7:11-19, 2 Kings 10
Act: Ask the Lord in your time of meditation today for uncommon ideas.