A spirit is an immaterial, intelligent being. A spirit can also be described as the disposition of the mind or intellect. People are the result of the spirit to which they lend themselves. Jesus expressed to the disciples in one instance that they were not aware of the spirit influencing them. There are many different spirits that influence people. The bible names the spirit of wisdom and understanding. There are spirits of fear, jealousy, fornication, and countless others. In order for a man to enter Heaven he must be born of a particular spirit, the Holy Spirit (John 3:5). The Spirit of God will bring the right influences into the heart of the truly converted soul. David asked God to renew in him a right spirit (Psalm...
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... blatantly expose themselves to a human being the majority of the time, but rather must be discerned. A real saint of God can distinguish what is of God’s spirit and what is in opposition of God’s spirit. The Holy Spirit will give the needed discernment to the heart that is open and close to God. Such a heart will have the power to overcome every wrong spirit that stands in the way of the redeemed. Spirits represent themselves through people, and people can use many different ways to manifest the spirit that influences them. May God help each one who has a claim to true Salvation to be able to discern by the help of the Holy Ghost the spirits, or influences, that oppose the truth. The Holy Spirit is the only spirit that will safely take the soul of man to heaven.
The English Standard Version Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Print.
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