Picture by Brandon Cole.
In prayer this morning I heard the Lord as He ministered to me about coming to Him in our quiet place together…
“Don’t focus on your soul. Focus on the Spirit. Your spirit and My spirit are One – perfect in Me. But it is about the soul being conformed (converted) into the image of Christ. Just access My presence by your spirit and quiet your soul. Rest in Me. Be still and know that I am God.
You become conformed into that which you focus on – by gazing upon Jesus and His word, you become conformed into His image.
The enemy tries to deceive and lie to you. He puts thoughts in your mind that the flesh is still alive and is still a vital part of you, but I say it is dead – sin is no longer a part of you now that Christ has made you alive to Me and One with My Spirit.
Satan appeals to your senses and memories which stir up your emotions. Now that your soul and emotions are being saved, (sanctified, made new in understanding and experiencing Christ within), you are no longer affected – you no longer need to respond to the old buttons Satan pushes to get you to react to them as if you still lived in that old nature.
You aren’t that person any longer. You are made completely new, you have a new nature by which you have access to Me. You are able to choose to respond in your spirit to Me – in the freedom that Christ died to give you.”
The Grace of God allows us the walking out to follow Him. We stumble and fall because our minds are being renewed, they are not yet perfect; but your spirit is perfect in Christ. Grace allows us to get up and keep going. Grace is the influence upon our heart and soul that enable us to keep pursuing Him in this life – in our souls, that which we already are in the Spirit… perfect, just like Him!