he biblical definition of a spiritual person is one who lives by and is led by the Spirit, instead of his/her body or soul. Your soul is your mind, will and emotions and they should not take prime place. Christ was crucified and we have been crucified with Him. The result is that we as believers in Jesus, need to reckon ourselves dead to our own will and emotions so He can live through us.
When Adam exalted himself above God he disconnected himself from his life source. His purpose was no longer to be found in his Creator, instead he looked within himself for life’s meaning and purpose. This has eventually led his offspring to denying the existence of a creator God. In their minds, they now know more than God and can no longer please Him.
God is not mocked, whatever a man sows he will reap. Those who live a carnal, sensual life, must expect no other fruit from such a course than misery and ruin. Nowadays people mistake a life of feelings for spiritual experience. Not many are genuinely desiring to do God’s will but want happy sensations which feel like a spiritual experience. “There is a pathway that seems right to a man, but in the end, it’s a road that leads to death” (Proverbs 14:12).
“Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it”. Matthew 7:13
But those who, under the guidance and influence of the Holy Spirit, live a life of faith in Christ, shall reap life everlasting. Romans 8:14 affirms “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God”.
But those who, under the guidance and influence of the Holy Spirit, live a life of faith in Christ, shall reap life everlasting.
The secret of the Christian life, according to Romans 12:1-2 is, “By the mercies of God present your body a living sacrifice, holy acceptable to God which is your reasonable worship”. We were crucified with Him so that we are no longer slaves to sin. Only then will we “no longer be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds to know the good, acceptable and perfect will of God”.
At this Easter time, may we keep the Cross of Christ at the centre of our lives.