1 Timothy 4:6
Where does the life that is in your flesh come from? It comes from God, but it comes from God to your spirit, and through your spirit to your body. What happens when the spirit leaves the body? The body is dead; it has no life. Now, think about it: the brain is still there, but it’s dead. So the brain is not the source of life for the body.
I find it amusing that people make such a huge deal when they talk about the brain, saying that all the inventions of man, and science and developments, have come out of those two or three pounds of gray matter. Absolutely not. You’re not a brain. The brain is an organ like your heart or your lung or your kidney. You will be you, and have your full mind and faculties without a brain. If the Lord tarries His coming and you die, and your brain is decomposing in the ground, you will still have your mind, wherever you are. You are a spirit, and the life that’s in your flesh comes out from God, out of your spirit, your heart. He said, “Guard your heart, watch over it. Keep it with diligence.” Why? Because out of your heart comes the life that’s in your flesh.
What about the condition of your spirit? Does it affect your body? Medical science is just beginning to learn this. They’re just beginning to learn that there is a lot more to the condition of the body and how it’s affected, what it does, who heals up and who doesn’t make it. They’re just beginning to see and know that there’s a lot more going on here than just the chemical, or the electrochemical, or the physical. It’s the spirit. When your spirit is weaker, does it affect your body? Absolutely. The weaker your spirit is, the weaker your immune system is going to be, and the weaker the electrical or chemical energy that goes to your heart, brain, or lungs is going to be.
What if your spirit gets built up? What if your spirit gets strong and infused with life? Is that going to affect your body? The life that’s in your flesh comes out of your insides, your spirit, your heart.
Could God quicken you enough on the inside that life would just flood into your body and overcome the disease? Yes! Glory to God. Aren’t you thankful the Lord has opened our eyes to these truths, and we’re not just limited to the understanding of the natural, but there is a spirit? God is a Spirit. You are a spirit. Your spirit can be made very strong, and that affects your flesh.
A Strong Spirit Will Sustain You
A Strong Spirit Will Sustain You
Read the verse one more time. “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance.” Why would you need to do that? What if you don’t do that? What if you don’t watch what’s going into you or what’s not going into you, and you let your heart and your spirit get into bad shape? He said, “Guard it.” The Amplified Bible brings it out. “Above all that you guard…” Your heart is the most important part of you and what you are. It’s more important than your mind. It’s more important than your body. It’s more important than any other part of your being. You are a spirit, you have a mind, and you are in a body. Well, where does that life come from? It comes out of your heart, out of your spirit. “Out of it flow the springs of life.”
The only reason your eyelids are moving and your heart is beating is because you’re in your body. You’re not a body, you’re in a body. You’re not just a brain, you have a brain. You’re not just a mind, you have a mind. You are a spirit. Spirits need spirit food. Spirits need to be fed and nourished. How can you make your spirit strong? Do you see the importance of a strong spirit? If you do, you’re going to want to know the answer to that question. What’s going to get you through something that’s trying to tear your body apart? Something that’s chewing up your organs and spitting them out? Something that’s destroying your blood? Do you understand that these diseases are mean? They’re devilish. They’ll chew your insides. They’ll destroy you if they can. Is there anything stronger than these diseases trying to destroy you? Yes! There’s the life of God. It’s stronger than this stuff. It’s stronger than what drugs do to your system. If you take enough drugs long enough, the very cells of your being cry out for them and demand them. Is there something stronger than that chemical? Is there something stronger than nicotine, alcohol, crack, heroin, or cocaine? Is there anything stronger than that? Yes! It’s the same power that makes the sun shine. It’s the same power that keeps gravity going and makes your heart beat again. That power is way more than enough to overcome the craving or the disease.
I learned this some years ago. I had the privilege of beginning, in the first days of my ministry, in Brother Kenneth Hagin’s ministry in the Healing School. That’s what I did day after day— worked to help people to get healed.
People would come in, and they had been given up to die. They looked and felt terrible, and we were trying to get them healed. So I was working, trying to know what I could do to get the body changed. I’m not a doctor or a surgeon or a pharmacist. I don’t know about drugs. You see, the whole medical field is working on the body from the outside. That’s all they know. Physical affects physical. It took me a little while to see that wasn’t my job. I’m not trained in medicine. I’m not trained in surgery. That’s not my job. What is my job? My job is to begin to work with the Lord to get them built up on the inside because divine healing is healing from the inside. When God heals you, where is He? He’s already inside of you, isn’t He? You say, “Well, God healed me.” Where is He? He’s inside of you. His Spirit is already in your spirit, so His life is already in you. (Ephesians 3:16)
Say this out loud: “I’ve got the life of God in me.”
That “life of God” has been stronger in you at some times than at other times in your life, and that affects your spirit and your body. So how do you get your spirit built up if you’ve let it become weak? First Timothy 4:6 says, “If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.” What do good ministers do? They nourish you and build you up in the words of faith. That doesn’t mean every sermon has to be on the subject of faith, but every sermon is from faith, out of faith, in faith, and to faith. Faith is of the spirit. It’s not mental. You don’t believe God with your mind. The mind is involved in it, but faith is not of the mind. Romans 10:10 says, “For with the heart man believes…” With what do you believe God? I’m not talking about your physical blood pump. You can’t believe God with your physical heart any more than you can believe God with your kidney or with your lung. He’s talking about your spirit, the inner part of your being—what you are and who you are. You believe God with your heart. Faith is not mental. It’s not just based on what you know. You can know a lot and be full of fear and doubt. You can know and quote several scriptures and be full of fear. Faith is of the heart. Can you recognize a person whose spirit is strong and whose faith is strong? It’s not intellectual; it’s spiritual, but it’s real.
REVEREND KEITH MOORE – GODS WILL TO HEAL
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.