As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. (1 Peter 2:2-3 KJV)
Before we'd move to the weapon of the Word of God, it is very important for us to recognize that His Words are nutrients to our spirit men. We are made of three parts: body, soul, and spirit. Our bodies and souls cannot function without spirit men. Paul said in I Timothy 4:8, "For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come."
We eat and exercise, but we still will be hungry at later on. We also need to take care our spirit men. God created us with three parts. All three parts must work together in order for us to function. God gave us physical body in order for us to live in this world. Soul, it is the complex of human attributes that manifests as consciousness, thought, feeling, and will, regarded as distinct from the physical body. But the spirit has more involvement than just conscious. Body can last for the lifetime in the earth, but the spirits can never die. Once we leave from the earth our bodies will return to dust (Genesis 3:19). God intended our bodies to live forever, but once the sin entered the world, He limited for our bodies to live for at least 120 years (Genesis 6:3). Of course, the most people can live up to at least 90 years or less. This has to do with what kind of food we put into our bodies. We see that we have variety of food than other countries do. But we are way below rate than other countries do, nutrient wise. We do have more foods that contain chemical on it, such as white bread, white rice, and etc. Because our spirits can never be died, we can live forever either in Heaven or Hell. We have not heard enough message on Heaven and Hell today, because today's messages are all about us. Our lives have stake to live life in this earth.
Again, the Bible is not just ancient holy book, but it fills with promises, encouragement, and tactic to live a godly life. Again, His Words bring us to a life.
So, how we need to take care of our spirits?
Psalms 119:15-16 says, "I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word." Not only we should read His Words as a book, we should stop and mediate on His Words. The word meditate doesn't mean that we need to sit, close eyes, and begin humming like Buddah monks. Instead, we need to take a break and let the Holy Spirit begins to speak to you what the words mean and how to apply them to our lives. Jesus said in John 14:16, "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." God knows that we cannot memorize all of His Words. This is why we have the Bible, which it is our handbook. It's not complicated to read His Words. The King James Version should not be hard to read. It was written as original English, but most today's preachers don't use the KJV to do Sunday sermons. Some of them use the modern-day bibles, so they can bring more flavors on God's Words to their church congregation. I want to point out couple things with today's bibles, such as NKJV, NIV, NCV, TLB, and etc. First, the modern-day bibles change the meaning of the verse when it changes the words or phrases of the verse. Second, it loose the original Hebrew/Greek meaning. Finally, the modern-day bible versions may combine the verses into one or remove the verse from the page.
Do you want to spend eternally with God, who created you? I like to encourage you to spend your time to read His Words and have conversation with Him through prayer. Let the Holy Spirit intervene you to communicate with Father. Romans 8:26-27 says, "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God."
Are your love ones and friends saved in the grace of God through Jesus Christ? The purpose of this study is to help you to become closer relationship with Jesus Christ. As Jesus said, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." (John 14:1-3.)
If you are lukewarm in your relationship with Jesus Christ and want to know Him as your personal Savior and Lord of your life, please consider asking Him to forgive your sins and invite Him into your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-10, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." If you have done in your private room or workplace, then you need to tell your friends or love ones about what you have done, so they may rejoice with you and want to have that relationship with Christ in their own life. There are many occults in the world, which do not know the love of God and His great plan for those who believe in Him. As it is written in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."