Jesus said in John 6:63 “My words are spirit and life”.
Spirit And Life
This morning, let’s look a little deeper into the meaning of “Spirt And Life” in the scripture below:-
“John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
Let’s examine a little closer as to what the 2 words actually mean in Greek. First the word “spirit” in Greek is PNEUMA (4151). It means
1. Life giving
2. Spiritual nature of Christ
3. Holy Spirit
4. Current of air
In the context of the verse, we consider the meaning in (1) Life giving and (2) The spiritual nature of Christ.
Life Giving – His words are life giving. In other word, they have the spiritual power to give “life” (as opposed to death)! Do you realize that words spoken in our daily conversation that are not God’s words are often not life giving. Worst still, spoken negatively can weaken us in many ways. In Luke 4:4 Jesus said that “That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”
This is even made much clearer by King Solomon in Proverbs 6:2 “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.”
So we should always be mindful to use words that will add life to whatever we do or say. Words that encourage and bring comfort rather than speaking negatively to each other.
Spiritual Nature Of Christ
If we spend quality time to read, study and meditate on the word of God, we will grow spiritually in strength and stature. That is why Paul taught us to allow the words to change and transform our life. Oh yes we ought to grow to have the mind of Christ. The words will enable us to conform to His nature, whether in deeds or actions!
Isn’t this powerful just to know and understand what the word “spirit” mean?
In Part 2, we will look at the Greek word “Life” and its meaning and how it will affect our daily living.