We have all at one time or even more than once looked at ourselves in the mirror and trusted what we see to be a true reflection of what we look like, we don’t need any further confirmation from a third party if the image we see is valid. Interestingly none of us has ever looked at ourselves using our eyes, what we look at is an image in the mirror and we conclude. We sure do need to give credit to the scientists who came up with the idea of a mirror as it is clearly obvious that without one, there would have been no other way to tell what we truly look like.
The way our minds reason is such that they don’t require any special ability to trust what we see in the mirror and this begs my question that ‘Why is it that we can confidently trust that the images we see in the mirror is what we truly look like?’ well the answer is simply that we believe in what we see. In John 3:3-6 when Nicodemus was asking Jesus about what it means for one to be born again, Jesus answered in verse 5 that “ …. Verily Verily I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God, that which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the spirit is spirit” we can’t start mixing how we relate with our bodies and our soul with how we relate with our born again spirit.
Much of how we have been taught is that we have to ‘feel’ for us to accept that what it is that we see is real, we somehow seem to believe that the spiritual world can be perceived with our physical senses and we have sought to nourish our natural instinct by faking feelings of joy, happiness and security, we build this false notion that in the ‘presence of God’ there’s a prescribed way we are supposed to act or behave, this tradition has been passed down from generation to generation and for a moment I also felt I needed to adhere to this practice and ‘act’ like a Christian, in the Old testament before Samuel choose David as King, the Bible says in 1 Samuel 16: 7 that “But the Lord said unto Samuel, look not on his countenance(appearance ) or on the height of his stature ; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart..” we can all admit that at some point we have played the judgmental card based on how someone looks on the outside, we trust that what we see is what is on the inside of them, again here we don’t need to go any further than just looking at things from the physical perspective.
If you believe in God, and are born again, then you should also understand that in you lives the spirit of God and this is separate from your soul and Body, we don’t relate to God based on our feelings in our bodies or the state of emotions in our souls, there’s a very clear distinction between the 3 and we relate with God based on the spirit and we all know that once we are born again, we have a new spirit that’s perfected so we need not to be concerned so much about what we feel. Relating this the mirror story, just as we trust the reflection In the mirror, for us to see the results of God in our lives, we need to trust by faith what the Bible says about this new nature we have received in the spirit and our mirror is simply the Bible, when we believe and declare what we read by faith, that way as our minds are renewed, then our soul begins to agree and then it flows onto the body.
This just part one of a series of posts i will be making based on the study of the Spirit Soul and Body… It’s just the beginnig