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Mar 10th 2011, 06:48 PM
The Spiritual man. please read on Alan :)

Mar 10th 2011, 08:43 PM
Are we talking here of the book by Watchman Nee of the same name?

Mar 10th 2011, 08:55 PM
Don't have a clue. The original post had far more than the private message material I edited, so I must assume that the OP removed all of the content except the title.

Mar 11th 2011, 10:49 AM

yes I did remove the rest of the post till I could change the writing content. It's funny seeing "episkopos" reply, I had thought about the book " The Spiritual Man" by Watchman Nee that day, quite an experience reading that book, Alan:)

PS Yes I am an Old person, or an other Person.:lol:

Mar 11th 2011, 10:57 AM
The Spiritual man.

Do I have a spiritual man who lives within me, do I care more about the things of God or things of the world. When I first sort Jesus to come into my life, and the excitement of having healing and spiritual gifts. like a child it was a new and exciting, as we begin to develop into the spiritual man Father God wantís us to be. itís none the less exciting now, but in a more mature way.
When we belong to a body of people who belong to Jesus, we are going to have different pointís of view with all thing to do with the Christian life. When I left the Church I belonged to, I thought this wouldnít happen outside the Church walls so to speak.
This week I had a wonderful reminder that the Lord might want me to go deeper into what we do, as part of the body of Christ, at Christian Message Board. At first it reminded me of the fellowship my Wife and I had at the Lighthouse Church, it was called a Holy Spirit Church, where we experienced the giftís of the Holy Spirit. As a Church we belonged to a larger body of people, through the fact that our Pastor belonged to the travelling ministry team, who travelled round the world ministering to small and large groups of Christian groups. Even the ministry team had disagreements over what they call doctrine, but they managed to agree and realise their differances in certain areas of belief, without falling out.
It started when I did a blog and before putting it on to My Journal77, I enter it on Christian Message in the blog section, after a couple of dayís my post disappeared because of the large amount of blogís coming in. So I thought I would enter it into another section called devotions, so I deleted the post in blogís and left a message saying were I had gone. That was ok, next thing I receive a message from one of the moderators saying he had moved my post from devotions to Bible chat. I found this hard to deal with, so I prayed about it, because one thing I have never liked is discussing a post,word or message.
My first thoughtís were that someone had complained about my post and asked it to be moved, oneís imagination can run riot. Was the Lord asking me to go into an area I didnít enjoy, I believe my job is to be doing writing, but although there could be two areaís, one, going further into Christian message board and two blogging on My.Journal77. At the same time this was going on, people who leave comments on my site were saying they would like to talk about certain postís.
As a community of Godís people, the Holy Spirit gives his people gifts to help build his Church. I have since written to the moderator thanking him for his wisdom.

King James Version 1 Corinthians 12

1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.
25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
Alan :)