You are a perfect work of creation (part 2) – Pst Adesoji Oni
Topic: You are a perfect work of creation (part 2)
Text: Psalms 139:14
Preacher: Pst. Adesoji Oni
Psalms 139:14 [KJV]
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Last time we tried to define what fearfully and wonderfully mean. We noted that to be fearfully make means something one had taken time in an anxious manner and apprehensively don’t want an error to be made. We also noted wonderfully to be something of great delight and admiration, something that is made extremely well. We also reviewed in the last series, the composition of man, and we saw that man is a tripartite being, that is, he is made of spirit, soul and body. And every part of this could be a point of entry of invading soldiers, whether spiritual or physical things that comes to us. When one is not Spiritually built there are tendencies to be invaded by forces of unseen realm. God has fortified us Spiritually that such things can’t prevail over us. We also noted that God has built our body in a way that the body has the potential to dispel strange forces.
We want to look at how to fortify the spirit, soul and body. Just like the architect before constructing a house will observe the topography of the site and then design the house to withstand the environment, God who is the architect of our body had known before time that there will be an infection in this season and has prepared us for the time and has developed the mechanism to dispel the infection. In this series we want to actually look at how man can fortify himself (spirit, soul and body).
THINGS WE ARE EXPECTED TO DO TO FORTIFY OURSELVES
The spirit soul and body are sometimes interwoven. For example
i. Spirit: To be able to build a strong spirit man is to know the person of the holy spirit. The holy spirit is a very critical entity in our spiritual life. “And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:7-8″. It is very important that we embrace the person of the holy spiri and also fellowship with him especially by praying in the spirit. You must not do anything that can take the spirit from you. Quench not the Spirit 1Thessalonians 5:19.
ii. Body: It is very important to know that God was looking holistically at the entire man – spirit, soul and body. “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Thessalonians 5:23”. As touching fortifying the body, we need rest. Rest is very important especially for ministers of the gospel. In the midst of resting is the recuperation of the body, the body cells is built up we you rest. You must learn to always feed your spirit man because your body is built up when you feed your spirit. “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus 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 8:11”. So if you starve the spirit your mortal body might not receive the vitality it need. You feed your spirit by giving yourself to the word and prayer. We also need to develop conscious effort to exercise the body 1 Timothy 4:8. Exposing yourself to sunlight is one of the measures we need to take for good health. “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. Malachi 4:2“. the early morning and late evening sun giving us vitamin D can improve the vitality of the body which builds up immunity.
iii. Soul: You need to create time to be apart with God. In it is meditation: Meditation is one of the ways we build our spirit soul and body. Joshua 1:8. What you put inside of you is what determines how you operate when faced with situations. The first the that is required of your body is to present your body to God. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1″ . You must understand that your body is not just for you but for the soul and spirit, so we ought to properly take care of it. Eat good meal.
Application of wisdom in all that we do will go a long way in fortifying ourselves. Proverb 4:7. Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. Hosea 4:6 wisdom is built around the knowledge that has been gatheredto avoid the slightest defilement. Lastly, rehars and speak the promises that God has given us. Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. We should profess at all times the promises of God for our fortification. You must know that God has done over time work on us to make us stand in this time of corona virus: he indeed knows the end from beginning and has done proper planning for our safety.
- If you are yet to receive Jesus as your Lord and saviour, ask the Lord to have mercy on you and forgive you. This is the first step to entering what God has designed for you.
- Lord make me who you have made me to be from the beginning in Jesus name.