The spirit of man [that factor in human personality which proceeds immediately from God]is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts (Proverbs 20:27 AMP)
The reason God wants you to nurture and develop your spirit after you’re born again is that it’s only through your spirit that you can make contact with Him. God doesn’t appeal to the human mind or the senses; He communicates and leads you through your spirit. When a man is born again, he receives the life and nature of God into his spirit. Therefore, the changes that are later observed in his soul and body are initiated from his spirit. The Bible says that the spirit of man is the candle of the Lord (Proverbs 20:27).
The light of God is not in your mind but in your spirit. Your spirit is where the Word of God illuminates (Psalm 18:28). The human spirit feeds on the Word of God. You need to constantly feed and nurture your heart with the Word of God. I’m not talking about the organ that pumps blood through your body but your human spirit which acts as the soil for the Word of God. No wonder the Lord Jesus said man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4).
When your spirit is built and nourished by the Word, even your mind becomes productive, fruitful, renewed and completely void of the devil’s thoughts and ideas. The forces of life are domiciled in your spirit; you have to cultivate them! God’s life, character and nature are already deposited in your human spirit; you must spend time to cultivate and nurture your spirit by learning and meditating on the Word. 1 Peter 2:2 says that you should desire the sincere milk of the Word, for that is the nourishment for your recreated human spirit.
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