Summary: We need to be free in 2003 with God’s help and His E.S.P. We need to be free in our emotional - soul realm. We need to be free in our spiritual realm and in the physical realm.
Be Free in 2003 part 1
Thesis: We need to be free in 2003 with God’s help and His E.S.P.
We need to be free in our emotional - soul realm. We need to be free in our spiritual realm and in the physical realm.
Text: 2 Corinthians 3:17, 18 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
Movie Clip: Brave Heart at the end when he cries for freedom!
The church of Jesus needs to experience the transforming power of God which comes from the presence of His Spirit in our lives. The more we let Him control our lives the more transformation we experience in it. The less we let him control our lives the less transformation happens to our lives. It’s the law of increase allow God to influence and control more the more you get from him. The less influence you allow from him the less transformation you get.
We need to use our God given ESP to be set free.
We need to be free in our emotional realm- our soul realm
We need to be free in the spiritual realm
We need to be free in the physical realm
E = Emotional (soul)
S = Spiritual
P = Physical
What is ESP? Webster says its Extrasensory perception!
The Christian becomes free when he allows the Spirit of the Lord to dwell in Him and to lead guide and direct his life. Then he gets the ESP which is extrasensory perception into the spiritual realm. This God given ESP helps him or her to see into the spiritual realm of this world.
It’s able to produce the great divide into a person’s life to help them see whether they are being lead by their soul realm or their spiritual realm.
Christians need to realize whether they are being led by their soul or by their spirit.
Introduction: The Word of God is the energy force that shows Christians whether they are living by their spirit or their soul. Hebrews 4:12 reveals to us that the Word of God is a living energy that penetrates to the dividing of the soul and spirit. It is the energy force that shows Christians whether they are living, or motivated by their soul or by their spirit.
Hebrews 4:12, 13 "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account."
The Word pierces through the body and lays open the heart of man, reaching into the innermost recesses of the soul, the spirit and the physical realm finding out the intents of their innermost being. (Hebrews 4:12).
The Word of God is more un-measurable in power because of it’s unlimited energy explodes between the spirit and soul, revealing the will of man and opening up a revelation of God’s energy.
The Word splits the seams of the heart and shows whether it is soul ruled or spirit ruled. The word reveals to the soul that he is all flesh and that they are inadequate in their own wisdom and they need to be led by the Spirit.
John 3:6: "Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to Spirit."
T.S. To better understand this revealing surgery by the Spirit,, let us take a deeper look into what the soul does and what the spirit does in the trichotomy of man.
I. The Soul’s function in our lives.
A. The soul realm is the part of man that loves and hates in the natural realm. It is the seat of the emotions, and its man’s self-consciousness. It consists of the senses of man in the natural realm, his/hers natural thinking or reasoning.
1. A Case in reason
a.) Reason is a function of the soul, it is of considerable service in all things relating to the present world.
b.) Reason is in a sense the same as understanding. It means the quality of the human soul, that quality which exerts itself in three ways:
1.) By simple apprehension
2.) By judgment
3.) By discourse
c.) Reason helps us do carpentry, trades, math, sociology, and etc.
d.) Natural soul realm has good in it but it needs the Spirit to function properly in this life:
Romans 8:6-8 "The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God."