Wednesday, May 3, 2017

An Excellent Spirit

Daniel 5:12

Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation. 

In today’s society sloppy, mediocre living is so very acceptable. However, we (Christians) are in this world but not of this world; we are from a far greater kingdom.

Daniel was a man in who was found an excellent spirit. He served God with pure motives and genuine devotion. He was a man of courage and passion. He did not allow society to dictate his life. Daniel proved his loyalty to the one and only true God. He did not compromise just to be accepted in this world’s system. He lived a life worth of praise though he never received man’s praise for his inward qualities.

Daniel lived and displayed a lifestyle of honor. Excellence speaks of integrity. It is a priceless virtue that cannot be faked. An excellent spirit shuns mediocrity and laughs at defeat. It bows its knee only to the one True God who is worthy. Excellence knows no fear. It is humble, never driven by foolish pride or earthly cheer. A person who possesses an excellent spirit governs their life by the standard of the Word of God. They think like God and always endeavor to please Him. They do not fill their spirit and soul with the filthy conversation of the world; they keep themselves unspotted from the evil influences of the world. They are stalwart and unmovable in what they believe and refuse to bend at every wind of persecution and adversity. They say no to laziness and slack, they march forward never looking back. An excellent spirit is never dishonest but rather always trustworthy.

A person who is of an excellent spirit does not gossip or complain; they shun vanity and crucify shame. They walk in the fear of the Lord and in His name they conquer every enemy far and near. They are strong and obedient to their God who is supreme; they give up everything in honor of their King.

An excellent spirit cannot be inherited from our earthly bloodline nor acquired in a dream; it is imparted to us freely when we receive the nature of God. However, we must be willing to cultivate and practice it, to help it grow.

Excellent defined:
• The quality or state of being outstanding and superior.
• A feature or respect in which somebody or something is superior and outstanding.

Remember the words of the Apostle Peter:
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
 (1Peter 2:9)

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