Becoming A Whole Person
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it (I Thessalonians 5:23-24 ESV).
Many say the year 2020 “is the worst year ever”. You may agree. One thing is for sure we have seen the best and the worst human behavior. People have saved lives while others have taken them. Individuals have generously given and made sacrifices while other have looted and vandalized properties. There is fear that nothing will go back to normal and more social upheaval and unrest awaits.
How do we make things better in a divided country? Do we need more laws, bomb detectors, or social media reform? None of those things are the answer because they elude the problem. What can take away our sin? What can make us whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Only Jesus can change the hearts of people.
What you may not realize about yourself is that God created you as spirit. God made you in His image. God is Spirit and anyone who worships Him will do so in spirit and in truth. You are a spiritual being capable of knowing God, hearing His voice, and doing miraculous things even as Christ did. If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation. If you believe and meditate on this one truth God will revolutionize you.
The Lord makes you whole first in your spirit. Once you surrender and make Jesus your Lord the race is on my friend! Your spirit wakes up to an intimate friendship with Christ. You change as the the Lord renews your soul which makes up your emotions, intellect and will. As He reforms your soul your body gains strength and it too is able to receive healing. We can be whole beings, spirit, soul and body. We can rise up and walk but only in the name of Jesus Christ.