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How to Function with Unction | Part 2

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August 26, 2020 8:00 am

How to Function with Unction | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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August 26, 2020 8:00 am

If you have “unction,” it means you have the power of God upon your life, energized and directed by the Holy Spirit of God. In this message, Adrian Rogers explains how and why God designed us, so we can function with unction.

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You are a masterpiece God made you he really did break the mold. There's no other person who is exactly like you. Your original that's very important for us to understand that God uniquely designed each of us to bring him glory.

That's our function but now we need function from God to live out that function. Everybody is asked the question what on earth am I here for yes because God has made me he's created me.

Hopefully he is safe me.

He's equipped me and is providentially placed me wherever to make a difference for the kingdom will use at work function a lot these days, but I looked it up in the dictionary and Webster says something used for anointing and I think is quite appropriate in this case it's not something but someone it's the Holy Spirit.

He that's great. Dr. Rogers also used to say that anything that moves has friction so I believe as a child of God. We have been uniquely made and designed and wired by God. And if that's the case, and it is then we must get moving right. We must put action. We must live it out so that we bring him glory.

And we fulfill the purpose of why we were created.

Will you know is a lamp is fed with oil in the same similar way the Holy Spirit feeds our spirit. You know so that we can refit our innermost being, enabling us to know and to worship God. Dr. Rogers used to say what is God's will, God's will is God, and so first he'll call us to himself and then secondly he will call us to a specific task and I think we focus on those two tenants.

Then we understand fully of what God's purposes for our lives will we can't think you enough for writing and deliver fighting ministries and letting us hear your thoughts about the broadcast we have this listener from Facebook who says I absolutely love listening to this broadcast. I have learned so much.

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Well, that may be true if your lady probably believe that it is.

But here God tells us how he made the first individual and he made this man body soul and spirit.

He made man out of the dust of the ground.

That's his body. He breathed into his nostrils the breath of the spirit of life and that is a spirit and man became a living soul. Now the apostle Paul sums all three of these up in first Thessalonians chapter 5 in verse 23 where he says and I pray God your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is a triune God father son and holy spirit and God made us in his image, and so we have a triune nature body soul and spirit, I would help you to understand the difference in the body, soul and spirit, and why God created us that way and how God put us together and I think you'll get a lot of instruction and hopefully you get a great blessing and learn some practical ways to live the Christian life. When you understand just why God created us and engineered us the way he did very first thing I want you to notice is what I want to call the magnificence of the human body, God formed a human body in verse seven and the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground. It is God's crowning creation and thank God for. But remember that God made his body soul and spirit. I remind you that plants also have a body. And I remind you that animals also have a body. So what makes man different from lands and animals. Man also has a soul Bible says that God breathed into man's nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. So the body is just simply the house for the soul. Second Corinthians chapter 5 verse one calls our body, our earthly house and first Corinthians chapter 6 verse 19 calls our body temple of the Holy Ghost, so your body is just the temple and earthly house that you have while you live on planet Earth. Now you are not your body you live in your body, but now you have a soul. The Bible says that man became a living soul.

The Hebrew word for soul is ne Parrish and the Greek word would be suitcase.

The word we get psychology or psychic or psychiatric from that is that you that lives inside the house. So what is your soul. Your soul is your intelligence, your soul is your well and your soul is also your emotion first Samuel chapter 18 verse one and it came to pass, when he made an end of speaking of the soul that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David per Jonathan loved him as his own soul lobby motion is in the soul of man. So you have a soul. Your soul is mine.

Emotion and will, so you see the magnificence of the human body. You see the miracle of the human soul that God created you and God gave your mind.

God gave you emotion and God gave you a will, because God breathed in the man's nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. When I was a young Christian I used to think that soul and spirit were the same thing that you, the terms were interchangeable just the invisible part of a man that you could speak a man solar speaker, man spirit, and it was six of one half dozen, but that is not true.

The Bible says in first Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 23 that I gave you before, and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Now what is the difference between the soul and the spirit will let's back up a little bit both men and animals have bodies man and animals have souls. Does that surprise you. The Bible teaches very clearly that animals have souls.

A soulless life.

Put these verses down Genesis 1 verse 20 verse 21 verse 24 and verse 30.

All of those verses speak of animals as having conscious life. Self-conscious life animals your pet. If you have a dog.

Your dog has a mind, emotion and will your dog is a soul which the dog soul will die and perish. Dogs do not have everlasting life Not have everlasting life. Parakeets do not have everlasting life.

What makes man soul different is the spirit, the spirit of man is inextricably united with his soul. Now man soul and spirit are not the same.

Hebrews 412 in first Thessalonians 523 they are not the same but they are inseparable and it is the spirit that makes man unique, not his body, not his soul, but primarily the spirit that makes us in the image of God, for God's spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and improve. And when the Bible says that God breed into man's nostrils the breath of life. God put himself into man and the word breath is Shay which means the spirit of life God put himself in the man.

He did not do that to the animals and so you have a human spirit that makes you unique from any of animals, disable pastor what is all this have to do with the way I would live tomorrow what appeals they listen for just a few more moments.

I'll tell you. Remember that you have a body and with your body.

You have earth consciousness and you know the world.

Roughly speaking, the physical world beneath you with your soul. You have self-consciousness that your mind your motion and your will and you know the world within you, and you know the world around you.

That's the psychological part of you, but with your spirit.

You have God consciousness. Animals don't pray animals don't think of God. Animals cannot reason because they are not made in the image of God but we have a spirit that enables us to worship God. Now let me give you some Scripture to show you how your spirit relates to God.

For example, when Mary was told that she was going to be the mother of the Messiah. She said in Luke chapter 1 verse 47 and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior, my spirit hath rejoiced Jesus when he spoke to that woman at the well that fallen woman about worship. He said in John chapter 4 verse 23 but the hour cometh, and now is when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the father Sica such to worship him. The only way that you can fully worship is to worship with your spirit. Romans eight verse 16 and the Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God, that your spirit is not identical to your soul, but it can never be separated from your soul.

And here's the bottom line now going on when you got altogether. God made man of the dust of the ground. God breathed in the man's nostrils, the spirit, the breath of life and man became a living soul. You have physical life, psychological life and spiritual life with your body.

You know the world beneath you with your soul.

You know the world around you with your spirit. You know the world above you when your body is right, you're healthy when your soul is right your happy when your spirit is right your holy now how is Amanda function with unction is what we said we don't talk about how does God intend for you tomorrow morning.

All the rest of this evening to live why did God fashioned us that way will. Here's the key in is a wonderful verse put it down.

Proverbs chapter 20 verse 27. The Bible says this is the spirit of man is the Campbell of the Lord, the spirit of man is the candle of the Lord.

That's what the King James says the original word is the spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord. What's the difference between a candle in a lamp I candle consumes itself but a lamp is fed with oil. Now, the Holy Spirit in the Bible is the oil that illumines your spirit, which is the lamp when God wants to turn the light owning your soul.

He uses your spirit. It is by the spirit that we know God and what clauses that spirit to burn in the flame is the Holy Spirit of God in your spirit, which is the lamp.

Your spirit is the lamp. The Holy Spirit is the oil listen to it again the spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, and soul. Here's the way that I am to function.

Here's the way you to function my spirit. The innermost part of me that animals don't have that part of my nature that enables me to know and worship God has to give me light.

Well, as the Holy Spirit of God is in my human spirit, then I am illumines that is the Campbell of the Lord to give light the Bible says the natural man of the soulless man receive not the things of the spirit of God, and he cannot know them, for they are spiritually discerned man by my emotion and will cannot know God. That's the natural man. That's the soulless soulless man cannot understand the things of God be around most of the people that you will meet tomorrow will operate their mind will say I think out of the lesson, such their motion say I feel like doing it. There will says okay I'll do it. That's the way they operate. Most of the people that you will meet tomorrow going to be operating.

That way they are sold they are the natural man. The natural man receive not the things of the spirit of God, neither can he know them what they are spiritually discerned. Your spirit is a lamp. The Holy Spirit is the oil and that lamp and when that Holy Spirit is in your human spirit, then you are illumined on the inside and then you know the will of God. Now when you do this, what happens there is the Holy Spirit in the human spirit and the Holy Spirit is speaking to the human spirit, and of course the Holy Spirit uses the word of God to do that he speaks to the human spirit, because were born of water and of the spirit that is of the word of God, the Spirit of God.

Those are our parents and the new birth. Remember in the womb of faith when we receive Christ as our personal Savior and Lord. There is a new person that takes place in us and the Holy Spirit of God comes into us because until the Holy Spirit comes in. Our lamps are without oil, they do not burn they do not function.

What good is a lamp if there's no oil for but when I God sends his Holy Spirit back into your heart then you are illumined and you know the things of God. It is that human spirit that is the organ of spiritual knowledge and it is as the Holy Spirit energizes the human spirit that you begin to see and understand the things of God. The Bible says they are spiritually discerned and read the second chapter of first Corinthians, and it says that we have insight into things of God through the Holy Spirit of God. You say that sounds mystical. It is Mr. the Holy Spirit is the man what instinct is to now. Have you ever thought about the fact that the God doesn't give the human beings instinct. How can animals take care of their young women, human beings are so intelligent need doctors to give birth to children in hospitals and animals just do this almost unnaturally, who teaches an animal those things, who teaches the spider to build a web who teaches the beaver to build a dam who teaches the salmon to spawning to go back to the spawning place who teaches the birds to migrate who teaches all that they donated by teach that may have instinct memo have instincts. God gave to man the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is a better gift demand and instinct to the animals, but when a man is without the Holy Spirit of the spirit of God is vacant from this man's life when there's no oil in the lamp. Then what happens to him. For further information, read the newspaper without the Holy Spirit we are like a beehive as the bees would be without instinct and that's why the world is in the mess that it is because we do not have the Holy Spirit of God guiding us a house.

Amanda operate house Amanda function with unction when he gets saved, God puts the spirit back into the human spirit, and then the candle of the Lord begins to burn the lamp of the Lord only inside this man has illumination on the inside and he knows intuitively the things of God as the Holy Spirit of God teaches him now when the Holy Spirit of God that's in the human heart begins to teach this man and this man knows intuitively the things of God as the Bible says. Again enforcement is the second chapter.

What man knows the things of man, save the spirit of man.

The thinning when he begins to know these things.

What happens.

The spirit then begins to talk to the man's soul.

What is the soul. The soul is the mind the emotion and the will is a beautiful thing when a man's mind. A man's emotion and man's will is guided by the Holy Spirit in the human spirit. When the Holy Spirit speaks to the human spirit, then the human spirit speaks to the mind, emotion and the will, the soul what is the mind, emotion will do the mind the emotion and the will speak to the body.

The eyes, the ears the hands the feet, the countenance and then what does the body do the body goes out and lives in the world and what does the body show. The body shows the life of the Lord Jesus as the Holy Spirit of God speaks to the human spirit the human spirit speaks to the mind, emotion and the will the mind, emotion and the will speak to the tongues, the eyes, the heart, the brain, all of these things I hands the feet. They express the life of God and the Bible says let your light so shine that men may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven. That's the way we are to function with unction as we understand that God gave us a body that body is only the house the soul and the spirit and the soul is to be under the leadership of the dominion of the spirit and the body is to be under the leadership and the dominion of the soul and the life of God is God, the Holy Spirit speaks to the human spirit and human spirit speaks to the mind, emotion and the will of my emotion will drive the hands the feet and of the body out into this world and it expresses the life of the Lord Jesus and God's life will then be manifest a lot on this earth as he inhabits our humanity and then he expresses his deity and his glory. And when that happens, we begin to function with unction. That's what it's all about. That's why God made us that way.

That's why God engineered us that way. Now what does that mean to us what is that mean to me it means friend that I must be filled with the Holy Spirit of God. Not only must the Holy Spirit of God be in me as resident.

But he needs to be in me as president.

I need to yield my human spirit.

My body my mind my will I need to yield to the Holy Spirit so that he can express the life of God through me and I hope that you just tomorrow morning when you wake up, do what I frequently do in first I didn't share this with many people because I was a little embarrassed about it but it's just been such a blessing and having the wrong may not share it with you when I wake up in the mornings before. I have a quiet time I spend just a little time with God just a little thing that I do I just let my hands to the Lord and say Lord I thank you that you gave your self for me. Thank you Lord, since he gave himself for me.

He died for me.

His blood cleanses us from all sin. I can start every day. Absolutely, totally clean, with no unconfessed unrepentant of sin, and so can you.

Thank you Lord that you gave yourself for me.

Okay then, I turned my hands up this way and say thank you Lord that you give yourself to me because not that he gave himself for me. He gave himself to me.

I say Lord you are live in me, your spirit lives in my spirit you belong in me. You live in me you dwelling me so I lift my hands.

This way, as though I am receiving because the Bible should be being filled with the spirit. Thank you Lord.

Then Otto did you give yourself warming you gave yourself to me and then I lift my hands, as though somebody had put a gun on me and said stigma bow my head and say Lord I reporting for duty, Lord, live your life through me to see it.

He gave himself for me, that he might give himself to me that he might live his life through me, so I say here I am put if you have something you want said today I'm willing to say if you want something done today. I'm willing to do it. I am yours. I'm not my own. My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which I have so you express your life through me and then I just wrap my hands and say Lord is going be a wonderful day living it with you and and just try that someone is so simple. I know that's not all of your quiet time, but that just gets you ready so that you can go through the day and function with unction in every moment. It is his life is spirit in the human spirit driving the mind the emotion and the will the mind, emotion and the will giving direction to the body. The body going out in this world and expressing the life of Jesus Christ and people don't see us see Jesus facing God's life incarnate in us and in a Christian.

Jesus lives again. Only one person is ever live the Christian life in his name is Jesus and his lip that your residence of astilbe Jesus in you living that Christian life and folks, that's how to function with unction about your heads in prayer. Father, I thank you that you made us so fearfully and wonderfully, Lord, when we think about the human eye, the ear we think about the Hartman think about the circulatory system. We thank the Lord about the intricacies of our bodies in the and the DNA of all of this. We just have to stand back and say how marvelous how wonderful Lord, are your works. Thank you Lord, then God you gave us a mind emotion and the will that we can choose and think and believe and act but oh God you didn't leave us to flounder.

You gave us the Lotusphere when you put your spirit in our spear and you're the oil for our land. Thank you for that. Thank helpless Lord, that we might tomorrow the next day and all of our lives will be to function as you designed us to function your holy name. Amen man.

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You know the world beneath through so you know the world around your spirit. You know the world of hope you'll join us next time. For more real truth never change my online worth

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