Archive for October, 2017

The War: Spirit vs. Flesh

October 30, 2017

The healthy personality has the bulk of its “will” emanating from its spirit. It is less fazed by physical pain, hunger or intimidation because it is rooted in one’s core: the Eternal Self.

The  fragmented spirit  seeks to derive energy from the body in order to feel “alive.” Food, sex, stimulants and validation from others are craved.  Without this physical stimulation, the individual having a fragmented spirit feels cut off from life, cut off from himself, from his core.  He’s overly focused on the limitations of his physical reality and panics at the realization of its vulnerability and mortality.

The healthy psyche has a spirit-to-body awareness ratio of, to give it a figure, 70/30 (“70” being the spirit’s influence). This is achieved either by an upbringing in which his life was marked by “staying in motion” and didn’t dwell on overwhelming perceptions of self-doubt.

 If this was corrupted in youth, the fragmented soul must be redirected consciously by the spiritually aware adult.  One must take note of those areas in which one pursues approval seeking behaviors rather than being inner-directed; or flesh stimulation via sensory gratification.

Once one is aware of this dependency, he must bring his response to the outer environment to a screeching halt and delve into his core.  He needs to allow his spirit to rise to a point at which his inner reality defines his external persona. 

No regard is to be paid to the emotion-crazed outer world until one knows oneself apart from the assessments of others (those who insist on unquestioning obedience to the frantic and pointless physical world).

God engineered this design and he always has the resources on hand for us to make the necessary changes to enable the rebuilding of our original, healthy design.



Thoughts During My Morning “Speaking In Tongues” Routine

October 20, 2017

I tend to analyze things as I do them. If I sense something is amiss, I want to be certain that I’m on the right side of things. Most certainly this is the case with anything involving my connection to God.

Speaking in tongues has provided discernible benefits to me. Yet there were times when some questionable experiences arose: I would notice “chaotic” activity in the environment, things that would suggest demonic influence. For a time I avoided tongues-speaking until I could gain sufficient understanding of what this experience actually was: Godly or ungodly, a pure manifestation of the Holy Spirit or an opening of one’s spirit to both good and evil influences.

 After some time of abandoning tongues I noticed a steady decline of my spiritual “vigor,” my state of faith in addressing the worlds affairs and problems. It became clear to me that speaking in tongues was an essential part of a strong faith life for the Believer. 

It all came down to “discerning the spirits:” (1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 John 4:1). I noted that there’s an inclination for the flesh to rise up whenever we experience an increase in strength, either physically or spiritually. As we are freed from burdens that were weighing-down our spirit and our thoughts, our flesh may feel emboldened to take matters into its own hands and forsake dependency on God.

So I’ve assembled notes from time to time in an effort to clarify the ways in which praying in tongues has proven to be most beneficial and within God’s economy.

First, take it by faith that the Lord, being good, will not hand you a snake if you ask for a fish (Luke 11:11).

Seek God first, then seek tongues.

Open up your spirit, visualizing the Holy Spirit, and let your spirit’s language flow. Visualize positive scenes, colors, love-thoughts toward any enemies and battles that await the day ahead. Why “love-thoughts”? Because this will orient you to God’s state of mind. That way, the devil won’t be able to tempt you into thinking thoughts of rage and revenge toward those past enemies that he parades across your mind’s eye.

We have negative thoughts throughout the day, and it is no different when we are speaking in tongues. When we’re getting that renewal of power while speaking in the spirit, the flesh will be tempted to use this new energy to attack those who pose threats toward us in the natural. BUT: “we wrestle not with flesh and blood, but with principalities and powers” in the spiritual realm. We must “spot” those intrusions when we’re praying and cast them down in the name of Jesus.

Then RELEASE them.

Repent – then MOVE ON. We’re given a time to exercise our Anointing, and we aren’t allowed to waste it on feeling “unworthy”. Once we’ve repented, that matter is done. Now you must continue recharging your spirit with this vital energy from God. (He wouldn’t have given it to us unless we needed it, after all.)