Joe struggled with an addiction. The more he tried to be free, the more he realized how bound he really was. With every thought he had about quitting, he also thought of his addiction. This continued until he learned to feed his spirit instead of focusing on his flesh. He couldn’t control the flesh without the spirit. He started reading the Word of God, hearing it in his car and during the night. He wrote the scriptures pertaining to healing and freedom and his divine identity on index cards and proceeded to memorize them. The Word worked! The Holy Spirit worked! Jesus set him free!
Feeding our spirits is so vital. We think daily of what we are going to eat in the natural to care for our bodies, but we may omit a daily spiritual feeding. The Word is like a hammer—it breaks through; as a fire, it refines; a mirror, it reflects; a lamp, it lights up and renews our mind. It’s a sword that separates and is able to divide the indivisible.
Transformation can be expected as God watches over His Word to perform it. The Word is the sword of Spirit. In order to set the captives free, God aligns His Spirit with His Word. His Kingdom is then manifested, from glory to glory!
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”