Spirit and Life
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” ~ John 6:63
Jesus is speaking here. Earlier, he spoke words that were hard for them to receive. His point here is that his words quicken (make alive) and impart life to those who can receive them.
Note exactly what Jesus said. He said the words HE speaks are spirit and life. So why do we think we can apply this to ourselves?
We Are Like God
Some use the rational that we are like God. For this reason, we have the power of manifestation in our mouths. Well, the bible says this about us being like God…
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” ~ 1 John 3:2
There is no question about this statement. We are sons of God through adoption. What we will be, will be known.
John said we will be like Jesus when he returns. This is according to 1 Corinthians 15:51-53. According to 1 John 3:2, we are not like him yet. Thus, we are not like God except in image (form) and likeness (appearance and/or character).
Our Words Create Who We Become (not things)
I am hard pressed to find a verse that proves our words create things now, in the future, or in the spirit. Our words do create who we become and our perceptions!
When we speak, we hear our own words. Whether they are words that build up or tear down, we hear them and subconsciously process (think about/meditate on) what we hear.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:…” ~ Proverbs 23:7
The context of the above verse speaks of a person who flatters and invites, but their heart is not with you. Even so, our words do cause us to perceive the world through the bias created in our thoughts. So then we begin to act and perform actions that create the person and world we speak of!
Being Like Jesus
This is why Jesus wants us to be like him in character. He came in the flesh to show us that we can be like him in the flesh. Since is it his words that are spirit and life, we need to live according to his words.
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” ~ James 1:22
We can and should speak the Word of God that applies to us. This practice reminds us of His goodness and mercy toward us. It also helps us hide (keep) his Word in our hearts.
We should perform those things that pertain to life and godliness. This is how we become the way Jesus was in the world.
What’s natural is natural and what’s spiritual is spiritual. So instead of trying to call stuff down from heaven and out of the spirit world, let’s elevate our minds to do those things that please God. Then we can have those things we need.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” ~ Matthew 6:33