The Spirit of God vs The Spirit of Man
The spirit of God is Gods own spirit which he sent in to the world to save mankind, while the spirit of man is just the spirit that came with him in to the world. The spirit of God is a spirit of power and revelation in his word, while the spirit of man is the spirit of the flesh. The spirit of God can only be connected to the spirit of man through the confession of the lordship of Jesus, that is why the bible says in Romans 10 vs. 9 that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the lord Jesus and shalt believe in thy 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. When a man is able to confess Jesus Christ as his lord and, saviour automatically his spirit is being replaced by the spirit of God and if the spirit of God lives in a man, that man can never remain the same, his life will be changed forever because it is the spirit of God that makes a man ahead of every situation and the spirit is the spirit of strength and might, it is the spirit of excellence, we need to have the spirit of God, and not the spirit of the world so we can be the best candidate for heaven.
As Christians, you can have the spirit of God as a shadow, though most times, the spirit of God is invisible, especially when praying, except He wants to reveal Himself to you. God wants us to have His spirit because it is the spirit that He sent through Jesus Christ to save the world, and it is that spirit that makes us to become the sons of God, that is why this spirit is important in the life of a believer, without having this spirit, any believer cannot pray with boldness because it is the spirit that connects our spirit to God while praying. God’s spirit is Gods power to save the lost and to release them from bondage that is why when the lost gives their life to God, the next step is to pray with them to be filled with the Holy Ghost, with this, the spirit of God comes to reside in them.
The bible says; there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8 vs 1, Now when you have the spirit of God, you can never be destroyed, because having the spirit of God is your assurance for protection, that is why when a child is born in to the world, if the parents of the said child are born again and filled with the spirit of God, that child is automatically connected to God, but on the other hand, if the parents of the child are not born again or are connected to negative spirit, that child automatically gets connected to that negative spirit, which is the spirit of the world. Man has his own spirit which is the spirit of the flesh that is why God sent Jesus Christ in to world to die for the sins of the world, so that as many that will believe in his name will no more perish, and will be called the sons of God. God is a spirit, and it is his desire that many should come to the full knowledge that He is spirit being, that many should accept Him as their lord and personal saviour, because this is what Jesus Christ came to sacrifice for us, his life and his spirit, because the spirit of Man is a corrupt spirit, inorder wards, the spirit of man is a spirit that think of evil deeds and ensure it is accomplish, that is why Jesus came so man can be free.
The story of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4 vs 3 shows us the complete picture of the heart of man, a wicked spirit came upon Cain and he killed Abel. And because the spirit of God wasn’t present in him, he killed his blood brother not thinking of the evil that shall befall him, this is why we should have the spirit of God, because the spirit of God cannot be manipulated to kill an innocent soul, only a wicked spirit can be manipulated to kill an innocent soul.
Now the lord is that spirit: and when the spirit of God is, there is liberty 1 Corinthians 3 vs 17. if the spirit of God is present in a place, amongst group of people, or in a country, it becomes hard for evil to take place because that spirit is the spirit of truth and liberty, when it is present, where men ought to be thinking of evil, they will think of how to change the lives of people or how to change their community, or even their countries, that is so because the spirit of God has come to stay in their lives, the spirit instruct them on what to do, because the spirit of God is a teacher, they are being taught on how to handle situations.
The spirit of man is the spirit of the world that can easily be manipulated, that is why we need to have the spirit of God that we make us think positively, the spirit that will make us act right knowing fully well that God is in control of our everyday activities. God is a just God that is why He wants man to be just, He wants man to be like him and have the mind of the just, because that is all what is required for peace to be in this world; peace is required for the blessings of God to come and stay in the earth, because where there is no peace, the blessings of God cannot be manifested effectively. This is Gods dream for the church and the world at large, for man to have a peace full spirit, which is His spirit that will help them live the exact life that man that He created is supposed to live.
Today; you hear of war and chaos in different part of the world, this is because, the spirit of man is present, a manipulative spirit in them causes the fight and chaos, this is why as Christians, we have to pray and seek the face of God, we need to pray for our leaders and those in authority so that the spirit of God will come to stay in their heart and so that peace will be present all the time, we need to intercede for them continuously so that Gods mercy can come upon them. It is Gods desire for all man to be saved and then they should come to the understanding and knowledge that God is the God of the universe, He is the God that knows the heart of men, that is why He sent His son Jesus Christ in to the world to save the lost so that as many that will believe in his name will be saved, today we see people doing things ordinarily they wouldn’t want to do, and we keep wandering how come these people are able to do such things, now the secret is this, if those things you see or wandered about are positive, you will know that is the spirit of God, and if it is negative, you will know it is the spirit of man, because only God can touch the heart of man to do good things that people would wander at because it is Him that gives the heart to do right.
The bible says, How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the holy spirit and with power who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil for God was with him. Act 10 vs 38. Looking at the scripture above it is the spirit of God which is the holy spirit that anointed Jesus Christ of Nazareth, to do all the miracles he did within the little space of three years, the bible says what Jesus Christ did if it were to be written in the world book, the world will not contain the books. Every were Jesus Christ went, there was miracles, and there was wonders, people thought so much on the power of God that was resident in the life of Jesus, people wandered so much on the strength with which he travelled to different locations to preach the gospel of salvation, and the passion he had for the lost. God is a just God and He wants His children to be like Him, that is why the bible says as He is so are we in this world, because it is Gods will for us to be like Him, He wants the world to be a better place, He wants His spirit to flood throughout the earth, so that evil will be eradicated, and the people will come to the full knowledge that He is God of all and that is why He has anointed pastors and preachers to preach His word in schools, offices, communities and countries because the gospel must be spread to all, His word of salvation that raises the poor from the dunghill and set him among princes must be preached to all, this is what He wants; people seeking for His spirit, and not people seeking for negative spirit to destroy the world, He wants His spirit to be in the heart of men, and He wants these men to use His spirit wisely to save the lost. This is the foundation He laid for the world, and that was why He created the world, God did not create the world for evil spirit to begin to take charge, He created the world so His spirit can move in the heart of man.
Now looking at the scripture in Genesis 1 vs 2, the bible says, and the spirit of God moved upon the face of the deep. Now, if the spirit of God moved upon the face of the deep, it means the spirit of God is the foundation of this world, that is why we need to preach the gospel to the unsaved, and Gods spirit need to flood their heart so they can be changed, not just preaching to them, and then the next day they are caught doing evil, but preaching to them and ensuring that they are filled with the holy ghost and with power to live a life that is pleasing to Him, a life that God wants them to live, and a life of freedom, this is what God wants for the unsaved, and also for Christians, He wants them to keep exercising their spirit man, to keep praying in the holy ghost, so their heart can be renewed daily and His spirit will continue to dwell in their heart so they can keep fulfilling His calling in their lives. The spirit of God is what does the miracles in the church, and having the spirit will not only make us to be able to perform miracles for others, the same spirit will also ensure our needs are met.
But if the spirit of Him that raised up Christ from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His spirit that dwelleth in you Romans 8 vs 11, inorderwards, if you desire anything, because you have the spirit of God, what you desire shall be granted to you by that same spirit that lives in you because the spirit of God is a spirit of excellence and having the spirit of God will make you be ahead of every situation and also ensure that your needs are met because the spirit of God is a spirit of victory, so we need to have this spirit in full so we can live a blossom life, that is why constant fellowship with God is very important because as we begin to fellowship with God, that spirit become present to solve our every needs because that is what the spirit does, to rectify situations, and then ensure victory is sure. God is a spirit and we need to always interact with Him from the realm of the spirit that is the only way He can hear us, and then communicate with us and then give us instruction on what to do, instruction of which will always bring us success.
In numbers 27 vs 18 – 23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him: and set him before E-le-azar the priest, and before all the congregation and give him a charge in their sight. And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of the children of Israel may be obedient. And he shall stand before E-le-a-zar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the Judgement of U’-rim before the LORD at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation. And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before E-le-a-zar the priest, and before the congregation: And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.
Looking at the scripture above, God needed a leader for the children of Israel, He needed one that would interact with Him, and then pass His message across to His people, and now at this time, only Joshua the son of Nun had His spirit to rule His people, and so He consulted Moses and then told him to lay his hands upon Joshua, so Joshua can rule His people, now the point is this, Joshua already had the spirit of God on the inside of him that was why God instructed Moses to lay hands on him. Any man that has the spirit of God is a man that is free to rule Gods people, God seek for that man to show His power through him, that is why when you study the bible, every single man that God used were men that were filled with His spirit, because He seeks such to pass His message of salvation. Every single man who is a born again ought to have the spirit of God and not the spirit of man, because there are times when men give their lives to God, instead of having the spirit of God, they allow the devil to take charge, and then the spirit of God will be taken from them. God is a God of love, He wants His children to give their lives to Him, and then have His spirit this is because, He wants men that He would use to touch lives around the world. The spirit of God is an extraordinary spirit, it is the spirit that does the miracles in churches, and it is also the spirit that meet the needs of Gods children. So it is essential for us to have the spirit of God so we can be a tool that God can use to save the world.
A long time ago, there was a woman who fasted and prayed inorder to receive the spirit of God, she thought so much on how to receive the spirit of God, she said to herself, if only I could fast and pray every day, then the spirit of God would come upon me, and then she kept fasting and praying, on one occasion, while fasting and praying, the spirit of God said to her, I have given you my spirit even before you started praying and fasting, she was overwhelmed and she began to give glory to God not knowing that from the first day she gave her life to God and prayed for the gift of the holy spirit, she already had the holy spirit, she already had the gift of excellence which we all need to live a life that is pleasing to God. This is exactly what God want, for us to have His spirit that will make us live a perfect life to His glory and majesty.