Characteristics of highly #creative people 

Highly #creative people can conceptualize and implement ideas, form and shape things with their hands and bring things into being – like #God. #Gabriel

The human spirit defined

The Spirit Of Man Can See, Hear, Feel And Experience Emotions

The Human Spirit Can Remember, Taste, Touch, Move…

Greetings to the Father, Son, Spirit, angels and saints in Christ. In today’s blog, I will speak about the following characteristics of the human spirit – the spirit can remember, touch, taste, move/be translated and the spirit can pray. I am sure that this discussion which I began in the previous blog is not exhaustive and that there are numerous examples in scripture which I have not mentioned, since there is no searching and end of the depth of the riches of knowledge in God (Rom 11: 33).

THE SPIRIT CAN REMEMBER

This was the dilemma of the rich man in hell (Lk 16: 24 – 31), when he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus (the poor man) in his bosom. He remembered Lazarus’ name and the fact that he had relatives who needed to escape the torment. He held a very lucid discussion with Abraham about the destiny of his relatives, a contradiction to the teachers of the belief that a person has no life after death. Furthermore, Abraham told him to remember his life (Lk 16: 25), a truth that is revealed in Revelation 20: 12 when God will open the book of life and cause every unbeliever to remember their works.

THE SPIRIT CAN TASTE

Strange but true. Ezekiel did so in the vision of Eze 2: 9 through 3: 3:

“And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein; And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe. Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.”

John the beloved also had a similar experience in Revelation 10: 8 – 10:

 “And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.”

The roll that they ate was the prophetic word which both prophets were commanded to speak to those to whom they were sent. God has fulfilled these commands by causing us to hear the words of the prophets in scripture. The words were sweet in their mouths like honey. God will make the word sweet, but the bitterness comes with the requirements that the word calls for – the persecution for righteousness’ sake. Can you imagine how the people of Ezekiel’s and John’s day might have responded to these unbelievable words. What words did Paul hear that were not lawful to utter? The word must fill the bowels so that it will come forth like rivers of living water when it is spoken.

THE SPIRIT CAN TOUCH

This is illustrated in the previous paragraph in which both Prophets John and Ezekiel held the roll of the book in their hands. Can you find other examples in scripture?

THE SPIRIT CAN MOVE/BE TRANSLATED FROM PLACE TO PLACE

This is a fascinating finding from the experiences of Daniel, Ezekiel, Paul and John the beloved, although that I am sure further search will reveal other examples. In the vision of Daniel 8: 2, Daniel was inside the palace of Shushan having the vision. When he looked in the vision, he saw himself on the banks of the river Ulai, the place where the vision itself was being played out. Prophet Ezekiel in his prophecies, described himself as being taken up by the spirit of God and being taken from place to place, sometimes from one geographic location to another. I am not certain, however, in what visions he was in the spirit realm, or moved body and spirit.

For example, in Eze 8: 1-3, he was sitting in his house with the elders of Judah when the hand of the Lord came upon him. He went into the spirit realm, which he called “in visions of God”. In this particular scripture, he reported that the Lord “put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem…” (Eze 8: 3). I will search and enquire for the state he was in. This brings us to Paul, who said that he was translated up into the third heaven, although he was unsure whether or not he was in the spirit form or whether or not his body and spirit went together (2 Cor 12: 1-5). He said the folowing about the experience:

“It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”

Phillip’s experience of being physically translated from the desert to Azotus shows that people can be translated from place to place in the bodily form (Acts 8: 39). One minute he was in the desert preaching to the eunuch and the next the scriptures say that he was found at Azotus. I suspect that people had been looking for him and that God was having some fun at their expense.

The crux of the matter is that satan is not the only one who can move people around in the spirit or in the body. God is the originator and does it for His glory and purposes as we learn from these men of God who paved the way. Free transport. Why not?

THE SPIRIT CAN SPEAK

A diligent search of the scriptures reveal that men spoke in visions to God and to angels. This was Daniels’ experience in Dan 12: 8 when he spoke to the Lord and in Dan 10: 16 – 17 when he spoke to the angel of the Lord. Jesus preached to the spirits in prison (1 Pet 3: 19).

THE SPIRIT CAN PRAY

This is taught in 1 Cor 14. The human spirit expresses its prayer in tongues, which are God’s secret codes for the revelation of spiritual mysteries. In expressing God’s emotions, the Holy Spirit helps the human spirit to pray with “groanings which cannot be uttered” (Rom 8: 26). The believer can also pray with the spirit without uttering a sound vocally.

My nephew Don – Austyn called it praying in his head when he was about 5 years old and ill. God heard the prayer of his spirit and healed him. Halelujah.

Your spirit can pray when having disturbing dreams by calling out the name of Jesus and by pleading the blood. This is how I learnt first hand that the spirit prays in the unconscious state. Is the so called subconscious state the place where the human spirit is allowed to be dominant. Is this why most people dream at nights, while asleep and not while awake? I don’t have the answer to these questions, but am finding more and more that the scriptures deal abundantly with the spiritual realm. Things of the spirit realm belong to the believer and not to the psychics, witches etc. When the spirit is fully alert to God, He can speak to us about the meaning of the scriptures, open our eyes to hidden truth, teach us things about our lives and about things pertaining to destiny – the things which are only spiritually discerned,as Paul taught in 1 Cor 2. Our revelation or truth and the things of God must continually increase from glory to glory. In a few months from today, I will have more understanding of this truth on the spirit of man based on scripture and based on personal revelation in keeping with the word of God. I know this because I have already received truth about things I wrote a few days ago.

I hasten to assure you that I am not boasting. I only desire what God desires for His body, that we all come into the measure of the fullness of the stature of Christ. I am instructed to share the example of the Lord and Nathaniel. The Lord saw Nathaniel while he was standing under a fig tree and simultaneously discerned the condition of his spirit – that he was a man without pretense. He also saw when Phillip called Nathanael to meet Him (Jn 1: 45-49). Did Jesus have long range vision or did He see all of this with His spirit? I am asking the Lord to make me more like Him. What is the prayer of your heart?

May God bless you. More to come!

Greetings to the Father, Son, Spirit, angels and saints in Christ. The spirit of man experiences sensations in much the same way that we see, hear, feel, touch and taste but while the flesh and blood experiences these senses in the natural realm, the spirit experiences them in the spiritual realm. One of the best ways to discover this is to read the visions that were experienced by men in the bible. Let us look at examples:

THE HUMAN SPIRIT CAN SEE

This explains how Elisha was able to hear the military actions planned by the king fo Syria against Israel and report them to his king (2 Kings 6: 8-14). The King of Israel therefore was always ready with a counter action based on the prophet’s instructions and this exasperated the king of Syria greatly. Who wants to look like a fool? He therefore sent armies to capture the prophet of God who saw chariots and horses with fire around the city and around the armies of Syria. Take a read or 2 Kings 6 to see how Elisha played around with the armies of Syria. Please pay attention to the contrast in the chapter. Elisha’s servant Gehazi had no spiritual discernment and was so afraid at what he saw in the natural realm. More importantly, we learn about the calibre of protection that we have around us. Angels are not just encamping around us unarmed. They are ready for war – so beware enemies. Elisha was wide awake and seeing the armies of heaven. This could be called an “open vision” as mentioned in 1 Sam 3:1. Jesus Himself had an open vision at His baptism when He saw the Spirit descend like a dove from heaven and heard the audible voice of the Father (Lk 3: 22). John also saw this vision as he reported in Jn 1: 32. Jesus, Peter, James and John also saw an open vision on the mount of transfiguration (Mt 17) and this was also the experience of Moses who saw God live and direct (Ex 3:2, 33: 9-11). This revelation just answered my question “what is an open vision?” There is more to say on this topic, but later.

Numerous other examples abound in scriptures in relation to people who saw in the spirit. Abraham saw the sacrifice made by God while in a vision, Isaiah saw the Lord (Isa 6), Ezekiel saw strange things like wheels in a wheel, enough to send any man crazy, John the beloved saw the new Jerusalem. Paul saw things that eye hath not seen nor ear heard while he was caught up into the heavens, Peter saw the unclean animals descend from heaven with the instruction to rise, kill and eat (Acts 10). This is the pattern we must follow to instruct us that the spirit of man does indeed see.

THE SPIRIT CAN HEAR

As previously stated, Elisha heard the military secrets of the King of Syria. Abraham heard the Lord’s voice in the vision of Gen 15: 1-6 and in others. The dead daughter of the ruler of the synagogue heard Jesus call her to arise (Lk 8: 51 – 55). Lazarus also heard Jesus call to him (Jn 11). The dead bones in Ezekiel’s visions heard him prophesy to them (Eze 37). Jesus preached to the spirits in prison when He descended into hell (1 PEt 3: 19). Even inanimate objects heard the command of God to come into being (Gen 1). Winds and waves heard Jesus tell them to behave and calm down (Mk 4: 39). On the resurrection day, only those who hear Christ in life will respond to the sound of the trumpet and the voice of the archangel (whether dead or alive), according to 1 Thes 4: 16:

 ” For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first”.

Why will the dead rise FIRST? God is teaching us that dead things will hear when we speak life to them, like the old testament example of the valley of dry bones. What have we spoken life into recently? Furthermore, the dead will rise at the sound of music, teaching us about the power of music ministry in deliverance. This was a new angle on this revelation for me. When God speaks in dreams, it is the spirit of the human being that hears, responds and obeys, as in the case of Abimelech (Gen 20: 3), Joseph (Mt 2: 19-23), the three wise men (mt 2: 12) and many others.

The Lord instructed me that the effect of the spoken word of God (Logos and Rhema) on the human spirit shows that the spirit of man desires to walk in obedience to God. We can create things that are not yet in existence as though they were. For example, Paul imparted gifts into young Timothy that were his once spoken.

THE SPIRIT CAN FEEL

The rich man was in torment in hell and lifted up his eyes (Lk 16: 22-23). In hell “their worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched”. I just checked this reference and realize that Jesus repeated the phrase three times between Mk 9: 43 -50. Why? There is no escape from physical torment in hell. If you don’t believe me, Jesus said so three times in one teaching.

THE SPIRIT EXPERIENCES EMOTIONS AND OTHER HUMAN REACTIONS

In support of this, the scripture shows that it is in the spirit that we experience real emotions and feelings. For example the spirit can faint (Gen 45:27; Josh 5:1; 1 Sam 30:12; Ps 77:3; 142:3,4; Isa 57:16; Eze 21:7), can be stirred up (1 Chronicles 5:26, 2 Chronicles 21:16; 36:22, Eze 1:1,5), can be anguished (Ex 6:9; 1 Sam 1:15; Job 7:11), can be contrite (Ps 34:18; Isa 66:2), broken (Ps 51:17; Prov 17:22), unruly (Prov 25:28), faithful (Pro 11:13), without guile or pretense (Ps 32:2), hasty (Prov 14:29; Ec 7:9), perverse (Prov 15:4), sorrowful (1Kings 21:3; Prov 15:13; Dan 7:15), humble (Prov 16:19), haughty (Prov 16:18); excellent (Prov 17:27; Dan 6:3), patient (Ec 7:18), proud (Ec 7:18), wounded (Prov 18:24), vain and vexed (Ec 2:11, 2:26, 4:4, 4:16, 6:9) and unclean (Mt 9:25; Mk 5:2; 5:8; Lk 8:29). A person who is zealous has a fervent spirit (Acts 18:25). An individual can have a meek and quiet spirit (1 Cor 4:21; Gal 6:1; 1 Pet 3:4) or can have a strong spirit that does not easily faint in tribulations (Lk 1:80; Eph 3:16). An unstable person does not have a steadfast spirit (Ps 78:8). An individual can have a spirit of understanding but the spirit that errs from the truth lacks understanding (Isa 29: 24)

The spirit can be troubled (Gen 41:8), wise (Ex 28:3; 31:3), willing (Ex 35:21), jealous (Num 5:14,30), hardened (Deut 2:30), grieved (Isa 54:6), gracious (Zec 12:10), treacherous (Mal 2:15,16), poor or needy for God (Mt 5:3). The spirit can rejoice (Lk 1: 47; 10:21); can be troubled (Jn 13:21; 2 Cor 2:13); groan (Jn 11:33), can be holy (Rom 1:4), be sanctified in contrast to being unclean (1 Cor 7:34; 2 Cor 7:1; 2; Thes 2:13; 1 Pet 1:22), can be saved in opposition to being lost (1 Cor 5:5); can be transformed (Ps 51:10; 2 Cor 3:18; Eph 4:23), can be disobedient (Eph 2:2). The spirit can depart from the body in death (Lk 8: 55; 23:46, Acts 7:59), can be convicted (Acts 18:5). Paul told the Romans that it was by his spirit that he served God (Rom 1:9; 2 Timothy 4:22). Why is this information important? Outward behavior reveals the dimension of the individual’s spirit, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Thus, when we are dealing with characteristics of the individual, we are dealing with the characteristics of the spirit. Change will therefore not be accomplished by psychology or other human efforts, but by the spirit of the Lord.

Blessings. Next time I return, I will continue by talking about – the spirit can remember, can touch, can taste, can move, can pray. You can discover this by searching out the experiences of men like Ezekiel, Abraham, John the beloved etc. God bless you richly.

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