We think when God created man, He initially created the body, but the fact is that God created the spirit of the man much before the foundation of this world was laid and man’s spirit was with God.
God chose us in Him before the creation of the world
After completing the whole creations of this world, God created the body of the man from the dust of this earth. And in that body He created, God breathed and kept the spirit of the man inside the body.
God stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person
The man was created to move according to the spirit that God kept inside, and that spirit used to communicate with God 24×7. But when the man committed the sin, he lost the glory of God and so God decided to withdraw His Spirit from man.
God said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal”
When man lost the source of information from God which was through his spirit, he started getting alternate information through the five senses of the body from this worldly system that the Satan rules. All information that a person gathers right from his birth is from this world which is controlled by the Satan, and hence the personality – his mind, emotions, thoughts and decisions are developed with the ideology of the Satan. Since our God is a Holy God, He cannot work through such deceived personalities filled with the ideologies of this worldly system.
So, God established a new lifestyle through Christ in this world, and exactly the same was taught by Jesus when He started His ministry.
When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.
He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”
Life through the Spirit that God initially established in Adam, is now reinitiated through Christ. The purpose of creating man is to represent God on earth and for that, God structured the human to communicate into human spirit through His Spirit thereby doing the will of God on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus functioned on the earth exactly in this same way and hence Jesus always said, I am doing the will of my father, not mine. Today you and I are chosen through Jesus Christ to live in the same fashion as Jesus lived, who is the role model for all of us. Once we start practising to live through the help of Holy Spirit (rather than depending upon the information system that we have gained through this worldly system), we will start representing God on earth.
Like God kept two options in the Eden, the tree of life and the tree of knowledge, today also we are having two options – life through the knowledge of this world (life in flesh) and life through the Holy Spirit (life in Spirit). A very important thing that we should understand here is that the theological study is not part of the Holy Spirit, but part of the knowledge of this world. Any information coming from the storage of mind is the knowledge that is of this world. Information that comes through the Holy Spirit is spontaneous and beyond our mind and understanding.
The world cannot accept the Holy Spirit, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you
The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments
The common man who lives through the worldly knowledge cannot understand things through Spirit and hence simply argue with their limited intellectual against such spiritual truths. A man can literally fly in the space but this cannot be digested for a normal person till he experiences the same, likewise the life through Holy Spirit is something extraordinary and supernatural that a normal person cannot digest.
The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit
Spiritual Growth Steps
The human spirit is designed in such a way that God can live there. We can see a few bible verses that illustrate the same.
You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you
The fact is human spirit has no growth; once the Spirit of God is connected with the human spirit, it’s perfectly completed. Now the growth and changes are needed at the human soul level which is corrupted by the worldly systems. The human mind and intelligence are already trained to get information of this world through the five senses of the body and now changing this routine to get information from God through the human spirit is really a tedious task.
To train, transform and tune the soul of the man to get live information through the spirit (like Jesus lived through the Spirit), God appointed His anointed persons for us.
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ
Here the real challenge is the fakes that try to suppress the original ones. There are anointed people directly appointed by God, and at the same time, there are fakes appointed by the religion. The majority knows and has a relationship with only such exposed fake ones that religion appointed; hence there is no spiritual growth in common. Satan blinded the mind of the people not to see and recognize the originals, and the fake ones will also ensure that the common people don’t meet the originals. The fake ones proclaim the rules and doctrines of denominational customs so as to prevent originals appearing in front of the public through the denominational institutions. If people find originals, fake ones know their existence will be in real trouble and hence they developed strong religious doctrines and policies for their protection. These duplicates pretend themselves as originals and deceive people saying that the originals are fakes and prevent the people to communicate with the Godly anointed ones. Hence Jesus said –
“For they shall put you out from their assemblies, and the hour will come when everyone who would kill you will think that he presents an offering to God.”
This is a real challenge today. Satan built the Christian religious customs and practices very strongly to prevent Godly appointed people to have direct contact with the believers and have put a bad mark saying false teachings.
When we read New Testament very carefully, God connected people to the spiritual life only through a godly anointed and appointed person. God used Ananias to anoint Paul for His ministry; God used Peter to connect Cornelius into spiritual lead life, God used Philip to connect the Ethiopian eunuch into spiritual life, and so on.
Today also God does the same thing. God directly appointed apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers (not through any denominational institutions). If you are looking for a spiritual growth connect with such men of God, no other shortcuts.