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 10 of 10]
*____It is an unfortunate fact that the spirit of man has received so little
____We spend hundreds of millions of dollars training men's bodies.
____We have spent uncounted millions in educating their minds. But no chair in any institution has ever been devoted to the culture and development of man's spirit.
____Here are some facts about the human spirit:
____It is the source of love. Love is not the child of reason, or of Sense Knowledge.
____Love is born in the spirit of man.
____The thing that is often mistaken for love is mere sex attraction.
That is a physical attraction that has to do with the Five Senses.
____But love is the child of the human spirit.
____It is the seat, the source of life. It is the part of man that receives Eternal Life from God.
____It cannot be found in the
human body, but it is there.
____Originally the spirit dominated the physical body and dominated the avenues through which the mind received its knowledge.
____In the beginning the human spirit governed the human reasoning faculties.
comes from the Human spirit.
____It is the fountain of wisdom.
has nothing but knowledge.
____Knowledge is something that the Senses gather from the material world around them and the forces in this material world.
____The ability to use knowledge wisely is a spiritual thing.
____It is wisdom that comes
from the human spirit.
____Faith is born of the human spirit.
is largely the child of the Senses.
____That is very suggestive.
cannot develop faith through the reasoning faculties, no matter how much you try to do it.
____Faith is born in the human spirit.
____Fear and courage are both spiritual forces.
____They come from the same source.
____Joy and peace are not mental attributes.
____They are spiritual.
____The human spirit has given birth to the greatest forces in civilization.
____Galatians 5:22 "The fruit of the
spirit is love, joy, peace."
____That is the fruit of the recreated spirit, not the fruit of the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit does not bear fruit only as He
bears it through the branches of the vine, the body of Christ.