MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
By Glenn H. Jackson
______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous,
and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
[part 7 of 10]
God Is A Spirit
____JESUS said to the
woman of Samaria, "God is a spirit, and they that worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and in truth."
____Man could not worship God in spirit unless he himself was
a spirit. It has been hard for us to become spirit conscious, to realize that spiritual things are as real as material things.
____We accept as a fact that God is a
Spirit, but we never realized the implications tied up in that fact.
____A spirit has personality, but not necessarily a physical body. Angels are spirits; demons are
____We cannot visualize spirit beings.
____We cannot see the spirit
any more than we can see the mind.
____We cannot see the force that lifts the tide.
____We can see the results of it.
____God is a Spirit, and, as a Spirit, He created material substance.
____We know that He is not only a Spirit but He is a love Spirit.
____We know that He is a faith Spirit.
____We know that He spoke the Universe into being with a Word, and He rules the Universe by "the Word of His power."
____We know that man is a spirit, that he belongs to God's class of being, that he is eternal, that he can live in a body. He is capable of partaking of the nature of God, and his highest development comes in fellowship with God.
____We know that he was to fill a place in God's heart.
____God wanted him, loved him and desired to impart His
nature to him.
____We know that spiritual things are as real as material things. We know since man is a spirit, the greatest forces in him are spiritual.
____Love and hate, hope and faith are spiritual forces.
____These forces are the forces
that govern the world.
____We know that when man fell in the garden, it was a fall from the presence of God, and from spiritual things to physical. When he left God's
presence, he was utterly dependent upon his Five Senses for his sustenance and protection.
____His body immediately became the source of all his knowledge.
____This knowledge is obtained by contacts with physical things, or things that affect the Senses, such as the food that he tastes, the fragrance of the flowers that he smells,
and the sounds that he hears.
____He protected himself, and fed and clothed himself, through the aid of these Senses.
____The knowledge that he has today has come to him through these five channels of contact with material things.