MOVING FROM OWING TO OWNING - LUKE 15:11-16 2 CHRON 10:1-16 RUTH 1:16

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Bible in a year: Exodus 29:1-30:10, Matthew 26:14-46, Psalm 31:19-24, Proverbs 8:14-26

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Two spirits can rest upon you as a human being, either the spirit that owns it all or the spirit that loses it all. It’s important for you not to look at people to judge them based on where they are at present, but to look at the direction in which they are heading. Every human being is moving in either of these two directions: upward or downward; forward or backward. The spirit that is ruling in a person’s life will determine how he ends. It takes more than your efforts to be all that God wants you to be. There is a spirit factor to life. It may appear that a person is doing well now, but if a wrong spirit is ruling in the life of such a man, he will not end up well.

It is not location that determines your outcome in life; it is the spirit that is ruling your life. You must make sure that the right spirit is ruling in your life. In the story of the prodigal son in the Bible, though in the same house and under the same father, two kinds of spirit were operating in the life of his two sons by the choices they were making and the attitudes they were sustaining.

It is good for you to always gravitate toward people that have an idea of your strength and your weaknesses, you may not like them, but it is good that you build good relationship with them and listen to them. You must be very careful of the silence of such critical people in your life. Rehoboam had the spirit that loses it all which made him to heed counsel that would destroy him. When the prodigal son collected the portion of goods that belonged to him from his father, the father knew that he was not going to make it.

Position is not as important as the spirit that you are carrying. There is nobody that is without a spirit, that is: traits that are interwoven with your human nature and govern your behaviour in unconscious moments of your life. You will attract the spirit that you carry by the things that you do.

A man can attract the spirit that owns it all or the spirit that loses it all. Which traits are you sustaining? What spirit are they attracting into your life?

Prayer: Father, whatever trait that is in me that will attract the spirit that loses it all to me, Lord eject them from my life; let the spirit that owns it all rest upon me in Jesus’ name Amen.