A Message by Bishop Mike Okonkwo
Jn. 6:63 (KJV): “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
We spend thousands in money and hours in time developing our physical muscle and intellectual capacity but many give very little attention to developing the spirit man. Don’t ever forget, man is a spirit, has a soul and lives in a container called body. God intends that the spirit rules not the body. But when Adam fell, the spirit lost control over the flesh and the body took over but through Christ, God restored this position. However, because of the long period of bondage under Satan’s dominion, the Spirit has to be exercised after the new birth so as to attain the superior level of being in total control.
To exercise the spirit, the process is the same thing as the word becoming flesh. You must consciously feed on the word of God, meditate on it, confess it and act on it. It is when you do these four things that you putt he Holy Spirit to work since He responds only to the word of God. We see this principle in the story of creation in Gen. 1. The Spirit was brooding over the earth but nothing happened unto God spoke. Until your word aligns with the word of God, you cannot expect to see the manifestation of the supernatural in your life. I believe God is reiterating this truth as we end the year to better prepare us for the coming year. Let the word become flesh for you; develop your spirit man and let it have control over your mind and body. Spend time feeding on the word and declaring it over your life.
It bears repetition: what the word of God cannot give you, you don’t need it and it does not exist.
Further Reading: Jn. 6:53 – 63; 1 Tim 4:8