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Spiritual Immunity

Currently, the phrases like – staying fit and healthy, build your immunity, strong immune system, etc., has become a part of our regular talks. With corona virus and its mutant variants doing the rounds, everyone is concerned about having a strong immune system. Immune system, as we all are aware, is the defense mechanism of the body that fights foreign bodies that enters it. If you have a strong immune system, when virus or any other harmful foreign body enters your body, your body is equipped to fight against it and win over. It helps you from getting into life threatening situations. Similarly in the spiritual realm, a strong immune system helps us to live a healthy spiritual life leading to eternity. How do we build spiritual immunity?

Let us open the treasure book and find clues.

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Why we need spiritual immunity?

Like how our bodies relate to the physical realm, our spirit relates to the spiritual realm. When we are alive in the physical world, we feel and understand the things happening in the physical world. Similarly to feel and understand the realities and facts of the spiritual world, our spirit should be alive and awake.

When Adam & Eve were created, they were spiritually alive beings. They used to meet God and speak to Him. They did not realize they were naked because they were more sensitive and alive in the spiritual realm than in the physical. But with sin entering their lives, they became dead in spirit and more alive in flesh and sensitive to the physical realm, realizing they were naked.

We are actually designed to be alive and active in the spiritual realm, instead became sensitive to the physical because of sin . However, when we accept Jesus as our savior, the Holy Spirit comes and lives inside of us and helps us to stay alive in the spirit.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Romans 8:14

I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.

Ezekiel 36:27

When our spirit is connected to the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit (Staying Connected), we will be led by Him and will be spiritually awake, being fully aware of the truths of spiritual world. Anything else that gets inside of us, other than the truth of God are foreign bodies that try to infiltrate our spirit. Fear, despair, doubts, hopelessness, unhappiness, loneliness, pride, lust, greed, worthless, selfishness, anxiousness, worry, etc., are examples of the foreign bodies that try to get into our spirit and affect our spiritual health. Unless we have a strong spiritual immune system, we cannot fight these viruses and bacteria. And when these viruses win over our spirit, they infect us and will lead us to stray away from fulfilling God’s plan and purpose for our life, and risk our eternal life.

All the matters in our spirit that are against the realities of the spiritual realm are the viruses and bacteria that try to infect us and affect our spiritual well being. They lead us to stray away from fulfilling God’s plan and purpose for our life, and risk our eternal life.

Building spiritual immune system

If our spiritual immune system is strong enough to fight and win over the viruses and bacteria that try to infect, they cannot bring any kind of harm to us. We will then be able to carryout the purposes, plans and missions for which God has chosen us. So it is very important to build a strong immune system.

In the physical realm, we follow a healthy life style like eating healthy, exercising, etc., to build our immunity. It is not built in a day. The immunity gets better by consistently following a healthy life style. Similarly in the spiritual, we need to follow a consistent healthy life style.

Anchoring on Jesus

As we saw before, with the entry of sin, the flesh became more alive than the spirit. The only way to get our spirit alive is through Jesus – by accepting Him as our savior. When we accept Jesus, Holy Spirit comes and lives inside of us and helps us to stay alive in the spirit. So when we have Jesus as our savior and is in communion with the Holy Spirit, when problems or trouble come our way, they will not overwhelm us or weaken our spirits. Our spirits will stay strong anchored on Jesus, the strong tower.

Anchor yourself on Jesus

Word of God

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

Matthew 4:4

And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”

John 6:35

as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,

1 Peter 2:2

The word of God is the food that will provide us the right vitamins and minerals needed for our spirit to stay fit and healthy. It is filled with the mysteries and truths of the spiritual world. As we eat and drink of it – meaning read and meditate on it, the mysteries and the secrets of this unseen world will be revealed to us one by one.

Jesus is the word of God as given in the Gospel of John. He also is the bread of life. So without Jesus and the word of God, our spirits will not be nourished. For our spirits to grow and get stronger, we need the word daily as many times as we eat food. We should eat proper meals and even snack on it. If we choose not to eat or drink in the physical, we will definitely die. The same with our spiritual food. If we choose not to eat or drink (read and meditate the word of God) our spirit will be dead.

Read and meditate the word of God for our spirits to grow and remain healthy. This is a continuous process and should be done regularly.

Word of God is the food that nourishes our spirit and lets it grow stronger.

Praying in the Spirit

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints

Ephesians 6:18

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

Jude 1:20

He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 

1 Corinthians 14:4

Prayer was an integral part of Jesus ministry. He took time alone from the crowds and even His disciples to pray. Before crucifixion, being in agony he prayed and it strengthened Him to go through what lay before Him. Prayer is a Power-Packed Spirit Strengthener.

Praying in the spirit is to let Holy Spirit pray for us. We do not know what exactly to pray for because our understanding is limited. However, the Spirit of God knows exactly what to pray for. So let the Holy Spirit inside of you to pray for you. This happens when we pray in other tongues. It builds your spirit like how we build muscles when we exercise. It also builds our faith in God. So like how we work out regularly and sweat it out to build strong muscles, we need to pray in tongues regularly. Set apart time like how we set apart our time for work-outs.

Prayer is a Power-Packed Spirit Strengthener. Pray in tongues to build your spirit and your faith.

Worship

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

John 4:24

Worship is the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration. When we worship we should worship in Spirit and Truth. It brings alive the spiritual world. We read in Acts 16: 16 that Paul and Silas were imprisoned in the city of Philippi. But that did not stop them from praying to God or worshipping Him. At midnight Paul and Silas were praying and worshipping God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. Worship changes the natural atmosphere to the supernatural. It brings the spiritual world alive in the physical.

Worship brings the spiritual world alive in the physical.

Treasures uncovered

All the matters in our spirit that are against the realities of the spiritual realm are the viruses and bacteria that try to infect us and affect our spiritual well being. They lead us to stray away from fulfilling God’s plan and purpose for our life, and risk our eternal life.

To build our spiritual immune system,

  • Anchor yourself on Jesus
  • Word of God is the food that nourishes our spirit and lets it grow stronger. So eat and drink form the word of God
  • Prayer is a Power-Packed Spirit Strengthener. Pray in tongues to build your spirit and your faith.
  • Worship God for it brings the spiritual world alive in the physical.

Prayer:

Father, we thank you for enlightening us about our spiritual being. Help us to build a strong spiritual immune system. Help us to consistently read and meditate the word. Help us to set aside our time to pray to you and worship you in truth and in spirit. In Jesus‘s name, Amen.