A message by Jim Puntney.
There is a great need for separation, of discernment, of the distinction between the soul and the Spirit. This can only happen as the Living Word is appropriated within, this is when we are humbled and see the errors of our ways. We see how we have mixed the Truth with our understanding and validated our position, thinking, or revelation.
Today there is the need to see with the eyes of our Father the difference between the soul and the Spirit, and the difference between the theoretical and the practical.
In the theoretical realm there can be understanding, revelation, and knowledge of Truth. Regardless of how long we have held this theories or how sincere we may be, our how we may regard our relationship in the Lord it is still in theory. This is one of the greatest deceptions, and only the Living Word can set us free from this quagmire.
“or it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.” Romans 2:13
The answer is found in humility. Laying down of our life, it’s the placing all we are before the Lord, and seeking His will over ours. Here and only here can we see the true work of the cross and allowing the Lord to express His perfect will in our life.
We must come to see the deep inroads that the false has had in our life, and how there must be no mercy for Adam, as he is the root to all that is false. Adam must be subjected to the Word, and in this we are set free from the bondage that is holding us captive.
This work of the cross is something the Lord works through our life, and does so with compassion, timing, and with full knowledge of our frame, yet it’s His desire to bring death to our false nature, and Life in and through the Spirit. This is His perfect will and as this transpires we see more clearly the beauty of His will, and the need for the work of the cross. Here we see how He speaks the Truth in Love, and through grace we say…”yes Lord”.
Our Fathers deepest desire is to have His Son formed in us, and He has no greater joy than to see His children walking in Truth. We see through the eyes of Truth how our natural body/soul must give way to a spiritual body, and this is truly our duty.
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;
and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.”
1 John 4:1~3
“It is the same with the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in a state of decay, it is raised free from decay; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; an animal body is sown, a spiritual body is raised. As surely as there is an animal body, so there is also a spiritual body. In the same way also it is written, “The first man Adam became a living animal”; the last Adam is a life-giving Spirit. Nevertheless, it is not what is spiritual that came first, but what is animal; what is spiritual came afterwards. The first man is a man of earth, earthy; the second man is from Heaven. What the earthy one is, that also are those who are earthy; and what the heavenly One is, that also are those who are heavenly. And as we have borne a resemblance to the earthy one, let us see to it that we also bear a resemblance to the heavenly One.”
1 Corinthians 15:42~49
May it be so Father, may it be so.