There’s more in your house than what you realize.
1 Thessalonians 5:23. Hebrews 4:12. There are three parts of man. The body, the soul, and the spirit.
1 Timothy 2:8. Psalms 121:1. Psalms 18:33. Matthew 11:15. Your body is what takes you to church. It’s what takes you to help and witness to others.
What you feed your body will probably determine a large part of your health and strength in the future. By guarding your diet, you protect yourself from many diseases and increase your strength. Romans 12:1. I want to help another soul, preach another sermon, and travel another mile. I want to encourage you, but I can’t encourage you when I’m laid up trying to take care of myself in five years.
It’s a sacrifice to eat right. It’s never going to change your life when you eat right in front of people, but take little Debbie cakes to bed or raid the fridge at night after everyone’s asleep. You can’t just do right in public, you have to do it in private, too. You’re never going to have power over a devil if you can’t have power over a biscuit. If you can push your plate back, you can lay down cigarettes. If you can say ‘no’ to a food, you can say ‘no’ to a beer can. Right food will make you healthy; bad food will destroy your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. Philippians 1:20.
Here’s my problem. I can’t get a handful of chips. I want the whole bag. Another weakness of mine is ice cream. I REALLY like ice cream. Am I going to quit eating ice cream? No. But, I’m going to learn to eat it in moderation. And I even started praying and asking the Lord what some healthy alternatives are to things I had been eating so much of.
God isn’t telling you that you can’t listen to music anymore. He just says you can’t listen to that which will destroy you. God’s, not telling you you can’t dance anymore. He just says you have to change your partner. He doesn’t tell you you can’t drink anymore. He says, “You think you used to know what drunkenness was, you wait until you get caught up in the Spirit.”
Something has to change today or we have to prepare for a rough life down the road because a person can’t keep eating what they are eating or doing what they are doing and still have the same life later. It will catch up with them. So, we have to make up our minds to take care of our house (body).
I still have a thousand questions about this stuff. I’m still studying, but I want to talk a little bit about it. We’ve mentioned changing our diet for our body. But, we also have to change our diet for our soul. 1 John 1:2. Your soul prospers when you’re in fellowship with God.
Every bit of time you spend on Facebook, you should allow that much for the Bible. The Bible is food for your soul. You need to read it every day. There’s a God part inside of you that wants to grow, that wants to love everyone, and that wants to lay hands on the sick and see them recover. But, there is also that flesh part inside of you that just wants to sit around and watch TV all day, gossip, shop, and do whatever you want.
You have to wrestle. You can have fun. You can enjoy life. But, you need to be a Christian. You need to live right and walk right. When you pray, heaven will stand in attention, Hell will back up, and something will turn.
Genesis 2:7. This may come as a surprise to you, but an animal has a soul. Proverbs mentions the soul of a turtledove. So, this made me dig and dig. I finally figured it out. The spirit is the eternal part. The soul is the intellect part, your emotions, your personality. It’s the part of you that wants God or wants the devil.
I can’t stay healthy in my body eating only one meal a week. I don’t know how people are going to hold onto God going to church every once in a while. The world feeds you six days a week. If you don’t start feeding your spirit more than you feed your flesh, the enemy is going to win.
I don’t know how someone can stay close to God watching nudity, a bunch of cussing, and filth, listening to perverted music. How can that person have victory? The devil is after us. He’s after our children. You’re a fool to bring a bunch of trash into your home. Build a wall around your house! Tell the devil if those babies go to Hell it won’t be under your roof and he’ll have to go through you to try and take them. Don’t make it easy for the devil to destroy your family.
The spirit is your eternal part. The part that animals don’t have. When you die, your intellect lies in that grave, but your spirit goes back to God who gave it. Proverbs says the spirit of man is the candle of the Lord. God wants to use your spirit to win the lost and touch this generation, to be a light. But, it needs to be a spirit that rebukes devils, that has the power, the anointing, and the authority of God.
That anointing, that power, that authority is coming back to the church. And then it will be “…Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Revelation 22:20)
–Pastor Anthony Wynn