Overcoming Unbelief: Part 2

We must deal with unbelief in order to operate as fully mature Sons and Daughters. Jesus told us that we must pray and fast in order to get our senses in line and submitted to the Spiritual.

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Hebrews chapter 5:

11We have much to say about this topic although it is difficult to explain, because you have become too dull and sluggish to understand. 12For you should already be professors instructing others by now; but instead, you need to be taught from the beginning the basics of God’s prophetic oracles!  You’re like children (nepios) still needing milk and not yet ready to digest solid food. 13For every spiritual infant who lives on milk is not yet pierced by the revelation of righteousness. 

14 But solid food is for the mature, whose spiritual senses perceive Heavenly matters. And they have been adequately trained by what they’ve experienced to emerge with understanding of the difference between what is truly excellent and what is evil and harmful.

Spiritual discernment does not come through the five physical senses.  Spiritual discernment results from building up your spirit by immersing yourself in The Word and praying in THE SPIRIT.  You must also subject your physical senses to fasting as required.  If your appetite is craving something and you submit to the craving, your appetite needs to be placed under subjection.  If your carnal man urges you to watch the news on TV, you probably need to fast the TV program.  Get the picture?

The word carnal simply means: the flesh, denotes mere human nature, the earthly nature of man apart from Divine influence, and therefore prone to sin and opposed to God.

We must get to the point where our five physical senses are fully subordinate to our spirit.  When we are no longer moved by the five physical senses, we are able to partake of solid food as mentioned in verse 14.

When we fellowship with FATHER through prayer, we tell our physical senses that there is more to life than the physical.  When we pray in The Holy Spirit, we confirm to our sense of hearing that the spiritual realm has priority over the natural realm.  It is about retraining our souls and bodies to be in full submission to the spirit man.

The Greek word nepios means “still unfit to bear arms,” that is, unprepared for battle.  How are we to be spiritual warriors if we are intimidated by an adverse situation similar to the disciples in Mark chapter 9?  Now is the time to heed what Jesus revealed concerning spiritual maturity.  Do not delay for the time is short.

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