All Life Is in Jesus Christ
Paulís prayer for the Ephesians (Eph.3:15-17) indicates that we get power (might) from Christís Spirit (which units with, and lives in our spirit, at the instant we believe on Him) to strengthen our inner man by faith (The inner man is the heart, heart of flesh mentioned in Eze.36:26 or the very center of who we are in our soul (mind, will and emotions). Although we are made perfect in spirit, we must work out the salvation of the soul. It does not happen automatically. To increase in power and grow stronger in Christ, in our minds, requires exercising the measure of faith given to us, in spirit, when we believed on Christ. (Rom 12:3)
The positive results obtained, as we exercise this gift of faith (Faith without works is dead) (James 2:26), strengthens the Godly resolve in our mind. We are able to witness the power of this faith overcoming the tribulation (Evil) surrounding us. As this process is repeated over and over again, in various situations, gaining victory over each and every trial we face, our mind grows stronger and stronger in Christ, which allows us to manifest more and more of Godís love and power.
This is a growing process, not a one time event, which Jesus, himself, went through. (Hebrews 5:8 - Though he was a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.) (Luke 2:40 - And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.)
Again, as we are strengthened (grounded) by faith of the spirit, already given to us, when we are born again (Rom 12:3), but exercised by actions from us, as we are guided by Holy Spirit knowledge (Jhn 16:13), we begin to conquer more and more situations in life. As we witness the victorious results of these conquests of faith, we begin to experience the essence of that applied knowledge in the natural, which is to know (experience) the love that God has for us. (1John 4:16 - And we have known and believed the love that God hath for us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.) This experiential knowledge of that love, which John is describing here, will take us far beyond the mere intellectual knowledge (Eph 3:19) perceived by the five senses, and will begin to rule in our mind, to give us the ability to bring every thought, into captivity, unto obedience to Christ. (2Cr.10:5) These Godly thoughts then bring life to the dead portions of our mind and direct our actions, to bring Godly change to all those carnal areas within ourselves. At the same time we become better witnesses for Jesus Christ to others around us. (Study 1 Cr. 13) The end result is the development of a mindset within our souls, like Paul had when he wrote Romans 8:35-39.
The proof that this process has been put in place in oneís life is further confirmed, by the manifestation of the fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5:22) being displayed through us. These work great benefit, not only for ourselves, but for others we come in contact with, acting as a catalyst in our minds to magnify the Spirit of Christ in our soul, producing life inwardly and outwardly to others we come in contact with. This life transcends this natural life, creating a heritage for us, rooted in the eternal reality of heaven, adding unfading glory to the Kingdom of God. If fear is present in any given situation we face, it is an indication that this principle of Christ has not been perfected in that area of our mind where fear resides. Prefect love casts out fear. (1John4:17)
I am giving the reader basic principles that actually produce fruit in my own life. Understanding and putting these learned principles into action has actually saved my life over and over on the battle field in the mist of certain death, in receiving supernatural healing for myself and others, in my marriage, in being a father, in being a successful business owner and in becoming a beacon of enlightenment for all who choose to heed what I am saying here. These are not just words on a screen. They represent the truth which comes from the word of God, through Jesus Christ and I have seen their application work in many other people's lives as well. You are no different. They will work for you also.