RESTORATION FROM CARNALITY
The words in the Bible for ‘spiritual’ are:
This means to blow, to breathe.
This word has taken on the idea of non carnal, but is from the root
pneh-o meaning to blow, to breathe. Pneuma is the word for breathe, wind, and used to refer to the ‘Spirit’. The Holy Spirit wants to breathe into our lives restoration power.
We need a spiritual gift from being in the RESTORATION work of the SCHOOL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Romans 7:14-25 (KJV)
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
We need to realize that the Holy Spirit has authored the Bible, every word, every book, to teach us as His textbook to spirituality.
Carnal man, new age believers, unsaved people, those not in the School of the Holy Spirit, cannot understand, comprehend, or claim any kind of true spirituality.
1 Corinthians 2:13-16 (KJV)
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
This RESTORATION process is the continuing in the school of the Holy Spirit, the process of SPIRITUALITY.
1 Peter 2:5 (KJV)
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
We are the school house of the Holy Spirit, in the process of RESTORATION, and spirituality will lead us toward holiness. The process is long, and will continue even after the rapture/resurrection.
“we... do not cease to pray for you, and desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding...”
Spiritual understanding in this verse, are the words ‘pneumatikos and synesis’. They mean literally 'the Holy Spirit imparting to us intellectual wisdom and knowledge.' This is a Biblical understanding that our ‘spirituality’ is being in that school of the Holy Spirit.