The single most important principle to experience God as He truly is, is knowing that God is a SPIRIT. And since God created you in His image YOU are a spirit as well. The powers of darkness do everything they can to keep you from walking in this reality. The entire western world is focused on the MATERIALISTIC realm. The flesh. Dust and stone.
True worship is in Spirit
For centuries people had gone to the earthly Jerusalem, to worship God. They traveled long distances to visit God who was in a stone temple, in EARTHLY Jerusalem. Then Jesus Christ came and He said something that changed everything:
‘The time is coming and IS NOW that people will NO LONGER go to Jerusalem to worship God. God is SPIRIT and true worshippers worship IN SPIRIT and truth.’ (John 4:23)
Jesus Christ opened a whole new time, a brand new dimension of TRUE worship. Only when we see this, can we understand God as He is and walk with Him.
He is SPIRIT and true worship is in SPIRIT.
Jesus Christ also said that we are now in the kingdom of God, but He also said something extremely cricitial about this kingdom:
‘I speak an eternal truth: Unless you are born of water and Spirit-wind, you will never enter God’s kingdom realm. For the natural realm can only give birth to things that are natural, but the spiritual realm gives birth to supernatural life!’ (John 3:5)
Wow…. Do we realize what Jesus Christ said? Only those people who are born again from the Spirit of God, are able to see the kingdom of God.
Do you get the picture? God is Spirit and He created you in His image. You are therefor also a spirit. Your body is only a temporary shell. The real world is not visible. The real world is spiritual. That’s where the real thing happens. God is Spirit. His angels are spirits. Who are your enemies? Who are the ones that cause so much suffering and darkness in the earth? Jesus Christ called them evil SPIRITS. So check this out:
- God is spirit.
- His kingdom is spirit.
- True worship is in the spirit.
- Your helpers, the angels, are spirits.
- Your enemies, the demons, are spirits.
- The whole reality that we live in, and even who we ARE, is SPIRIT.
So what do you think the powers of darkness try to do? BLIND US FOR THE SPIRITUAL WORLD. They direct us to a CARNAL religion, that’s only busy with the OUTWARD things. They want to keep us focused on the earth, stones, dust, the superficial reality. Because then we will never enter into the kingdom of God.
If you want to walk with God, if you want to experience God, if you want to KNOW God from heart tot heart, if you want to become a vessel of His power and so much more, then you must learn to live as a spiritual being. Your body is just a shell. The Bible literally calls the human body a TEMPLE. What is a temple? A home for SPIRITS. Wow….
Our bodies are temples, houses, dwelling places for spirits. It’s up to us to decide what kind of spirits will live inside of us. First of all we are the primary spirit who dwells in our bodies. But the Bible also speaks about many other spirits. There are seven spirits of God, there are healing spirits, spirits of prophecy, spirits of joy and wisdom, lying spirits, evil spirits, and so on.
The Bible calls us to build our lives as a DWELLING PLACE for God.
‘This entire building is under construction and is continually growing under his supervision until it rises up completed as the holy temple of the Lord himself. This means that God is transforming each one of you into the Holy of Holies, his dwelling place, through the power of the Holy Spirit living in you!’ (Ephesians 2:21, 23 TPT)
This is our calling: to remove every unclean, evil spirit from our lives and to become holy, glorious, pure dwelling places for the Spirit of God.
Let the Spirit of God fill you
How do we become a holy habitation of God? First of all by focussing with all our heart on Jesus Christ. When we focus on Him and make Him the centre of our life, then our house is built as a temple for the living God.
When you sense the presence of evil spirits, through dreams, thoughts or feelings that are just too weird to be your own, then I encourage you to take authority and say the following out loud:
‘My body is a temple of the Spirit of God. I belong completely to Jesus Christ. He has bought me with His own blood. My sins are forgiven. I am holy and righteous in Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ I command every evil spirit to leave my body and my life. I command the fire of God to burn you away. I belong to Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and my God.’
It is very powerful and lifechanging to pray this regularly, out loud, with all your heart. Don’t be shy, don’t be afraid, but be bold and strong when you pray this. Kick those demons out of your life!
Some people may sense a spiritual reaction. Don’t be afraid. Just stay in a place of REST and don’t allow the enemy to cause fear and unrest. Be calm, peaceful and just trust in the deliverance that you receive in Jesus Christ.
After you have rebuked evil spirits and have casted them out, pray the following:
‘Heavenly Father, thank you for loving me so deeply. Thank you for forgiving me. Thank for saving me. I ask you now to fill me with your Holy Spirit. Please fill my life completely with your presence, I belong to you. I am fully yours. Let your Spirit dwell richly in me.’
These are two prayers that will transform you. Pray them often! We have to KEEP our house clean. Now and then we must sweep our spiritual house with the broom of heaven, through these declarations.
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