In the dawning of the morning, the Lord spoke to me and said,
"I AM not looking for those who know my power, but for the ones who walk in My Spirit."
He then quoted Zechariah 4:6;
So he answered and said unto me, "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the Lord of Hosts.
Throughout the Old Testament, we see countless examples of YHVH-God's power. Through these manifestations, kings bowed, enemies retreated, walls crumbled, skies were darkened, the earth shook, and even the sun stood still. Because of this, many feared the God of the Israelites, and some even worshiped Him in hopes that this would bring blessings and peace upon them.
But by the time we get to the New Testament, we find a man by the name of Nicodemus who came to Christ at night, searching for the keys to heaven; and there, he was told that in spite of all the doctrines taught, the law-keeping, and demonstrations of God's power, unless one was born of 'water and Spirit' they could not enter the Kingdom of God (John 3:5).
Once we become born-again, we are now body, soul, and Spirit. That 'Spirit' which you were not born with the first time (because of the sin of Adam and Eve), is the breath (Hebrew: ruach) of the Living God that now dwells in you.
One of my favorite examples of this is in John 20:22;
And when He [Yeshua] said this, He breathed on them and said unto them, "Receive ye the Holy Spirit."
Note: This was the disciples "born-again" experience once Christ had died and resurrected, which is separate from the fire-baptism experience of Acts 2.
Now that we are body, soul, and Spirit, it is our duty to make sure that we are not lead by the flesh [body], but that we are lead by [His] the Spirit - which takes discipline. This is where the daily process of 'killing the flesh', and submitting to the will of Christ comes in. Our soul is the middle-man; meaning it will go wherever it is lead. So if we allow our flesh to lead, then sin will enter in and darken our souls. But if we allow the Spirit to lead, then our souls will be purified and we will walk in the light of Christ.
Leader vs Follower
Body - Soul - Spirit
Spirit - Soul - Body
As we accomplish total surrender to the Spirit of the Lord, we will draw closer unto Him. As we draw closer to Him, the less we will fall into sin. And the lesser we sin, the more we will walk in righteousness and holiness.
In Romans 8:14, the Apostle Paul wrote; "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the Sons of God."
In this season, the Spirit of the Lord is searching for those who are willing to walk in His Spirit. It is only through this that we will be able to survive and even escape the darkness and judgments that is upon the earth. By walking in Christ, we will not fall into temptation, we will not walk in fear, and we will not be overcomed by the evil one. In the end, we will be victorious!
In closing, I will leave you with this scripture;
"For the Spirit searches all things, yea, even the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit of God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God." - 1 Corinthians 2:10-12
Spiritual Food For Thought
Mena Lee Jones
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries