Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 2:7(KJV); And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
God is a Spirit and a true relationship with Him can only be by a spirit in spirit(John 4:24).
He can relate with souls but only to a limited extent.
Our theme scripture reveals that the first man, Adam was a living soul. In this nature, he enjoyed a level of communion with God and also had access to the liberties of the presence of God. However, this relationship did not carry the fullness of a life that is ONE with God.
This is what the devil used to forge the ultimate weapon of deception. The enemy tells Eve in Genesis 3:5(MSG), “God knows that the moment you eat from that tree, you’ll see what’s really going on. You’ll be just like God, knowing everything, ranging all the way from good to evil.”
What the enemy did was to exploit the limitation of the soul: it can never be one with God.
Deeper than that, the nature of divine things that a soul pants for are limited because it cannot comprehend the fullness of the life in God enough to want all that that life can offer. God is endless but a soul cannot see far enough in God to desire such great depths.
The hunger of the soul is for things that only appear in part. For Adam and Eve, the knowlege of good and evil is an example of things in part.
On the other hand, the panting of the Spirit is for the fullness of life; the bottomlessness of the person of God and the unsearchable riches in Christ.
As a child of God, you are born of His Spirit and are one with Him. Your heart seeks for much deeper truths in God. Greater realities of the Spirit are available to you. You launch into the broadness of the Word and the height and depths of His immeasurable love
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 6:17, John 4:24
GOLDEN NUGGET: As a child of God, you are born of His Spirit and are one with Him. Your heart seeks for much deeper truths in God. Greater realities of the Spirit are available to you.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this truth. I embrace it as my portion in Christ. My spirit is alive to the possibilities in God that I can see and delve into. I arise above any limitations of the soul to seek You in Spirit and in truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.