Man is Tripartite Not Bipartite
11. Our spirit has God-consciousness (intuition, communion, conscience), our soul self-consciousness (mind, will, emotion), soul life is in the blood and our body world-consciousness.
Do you believe men and women are
we have a spirit of God-consciousness (with the main functions of intuition,
communion and conscience), a soul of self-consciousness (comprising the mind,
will and emotion in which the soul life is in the blood-Gen. 9.4; Lev. 17.10-14;
19.26; Acts 15.29), and a body of world-consciousness (with physical sensings we
make contact the world with)? Hence, do you seek after the dividing of your
spirit, soul and body (Heb. 4.12, 1 Thess. 5.23) to distinguish what is of the
spirit and what is of the soul as well as following the former, walking after
the spirit and like Jesus pouring His soul life to death (Is. 53.12) but
committed His spirit to God (Luke 23.46)?
The initial work of consecration is constraining oneself for the Holy Spirit to freely work unconditionally by the light according to what I have so far. The discipline of the Holy Spirit goes further and is the negative or destructive work of your outward original man weakened by outside things and the strengthening of your inward man by the Holy Spirit, that is, light according to the Holy Spirit by the things we encounter daily to purify us, getting rid of mixture. Only then through revelation and enlightenment will the inward man and outward man be divided to be harmonious and united.
All prayer ought To be spiritual. Unspiritual prayers are not genuine and can produce no positive result. What abundant spiritual success there would be were every prayer offered by believers on earth in fact spiritual! But sad to say, fleshly prayers are far too numerous. Self-will found therein deprives them of spiritual fruitfulness. Nowadays Christians appear to treat prayer as a means to accomplish their aims and ideas. If they possessed just a little deeper understanding, they would recognize that prayer is but man uttering to God what is God’s will. The flesh, no matter where displayed, must be crucified; it is not permitted even in prayer. No mixing of man’s will in God’s work is possible, for He rejects the best of human intentions and man’s most profitable prospects. God does not will He should follow what man has initiated. Other than following God’s direction, we have no right to direct Him. We have no ability to offer save to obey God’s guidance. God will do no work which originates with man, no matter how much man may pray. He condemns such praying as fleshly.