(Kingdom Protocol: Mind over Matter and Spirit over Mind!)
*The purpose of your intellectual system (your mind) is not to rationalize and antagonize your spirit but to subdue your body under your spirit!*
Spiritual autoimmune disease is when the mind or intellect turns against the spirit to fight it rather than assist it in subduing the body under the absolute influence of the spirit.
This spiritual malady is the basic reason why many Christians live a life that is void of the supernatural. And few, at best, have only a sprinkle of it (the supernatural).
The spirit man is the ambassador of another dimension – the celestial realms of God. It hosts the embassy of God in this dimension where it interfaces with this material world via the instrumentality of the mind (soul) and body.
The purpose of the spirit is to bear the iron scepter of dominion and authority over the body through the soul (mind), and thus unleash the Divine Civilization of the Kingdom of God first in the body, and finally on this material world.
*This is the Kingdom protocol and principle of mind over matter and spirit over mind!*
The body was never meant to take the initiative in running the affairs of life. It was meant to follow the leading of the mind or soul renewed by the Spirit Word of God, which in turn, is under the dominion of the spirit.
This is the Divine order.
The abuse of this Divine Order is responsible for the devastating havoc wrecked by the princes of darkness in this world…
Where the clueless body is in charge or the unrenewed mind or soul is ruling, the foundation is bound to be out of course!
Psalm 82:5 KJV
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: ALL THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH ARE OUT OF COURSE.
When the soul is devoid of the supernatural illumination of God’s Revelation, the body walks on in darkness. The resultant effect is that the earth dimensions are out of alignment with the Heaven dimensions.
It is the Divine Man (under the absolute influence of the Spirit, and in union with the Godhead) that has the responsibility of keeping the earth in alignment and in sync with the Heavens.
He does this with the weapons of Light!
When a believer achieves union with God in his soul, the Divine Man is realized…
And only the Divine Man can function in the office of the Son of God as the ruling Prince of all creation!
This is the end of all spiritual exercise we engage in. This was and is why the Lord Jesus died… *to raise many sons of God unto glory!*
Hebrews 2:10 KJV
For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, IN BRINGING MANY SONS UNTO GLORY, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Psalm 82:6-7 KJV
I have said, YE ARE GODS; AND ALL OF YOU ARE CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH.
The believer in Jesus the Christ, is the hope of this world! Because only the new creation in Christ has the capacity to maintain the Divine order of mind over matter and spirit over mind.
This Divine order is achieved by feeding the spirit to become robust with the creative Light of revelations of God through the process of meditation and contemplation.
*Revelation is to the spirit what food is to the body… Meditation and contemplation are to the spirit what digestion and assimilation is to the body!*
By Chika Emmanuel Okoye