Thursday 27 October 2022

Believers' Prayer Meeting with The Saint | R 13 W 1 D 4.

Welcome to the Upper Room. So glad you made it.

We continue our meditation in Daniel 6:3, discussing what it means to have "an excellent spirit." We have run through these attributes as seen in Isaiah 11:2, using Jesus as our model. Next, let us build this by looking at some of the patriarchs.

We start with Adam, the first man. Who was the intent of God in creating Adam? God said let us make man in our image and likeness. Those qualities, as we mentioned in Isaiah 11:2, form the core of what an excellent spirit is. 

We only have an excellent spirit to the extent we conform to the image and likeness of God. That is the first attribute we picked from Isaiah 11:2 - The Spirit of the Lord. Due to the fall of man, we all have in us two natures or two wolves.

The nature we exhibit is a function of the one we feed. If we feed our higher nature, we will live our higher nature - our spirit, our God-nature. If we feed our lower nature, our flesh, we will live it. We will be carnal in all our disposition and outlook.

It is always a choice for us to make. God is not mocked which one we so choose to follow. We will be rewarded, temporally and spiritually, according to the choice we make. The reward is a balanced scale. It is neutral and blind to who we are or whose we are.

Another thing, to note about Adam, is the fact that he was created for work - to dress the garden. He was created with the intent of having a work ethic. Work is not the result of the fall. It is a part of the original creation. So, to work is part of an excellent spirit.

One with an excellent spirit has a good work ethic. Such a person is not lazy, a parasite, or manna seeking fella. He or she rightly prioritizes work and seeks exaltation from such. Are you such a person?

Let's pray.

The Saint.

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