What is really our spiritual life? How does it start? Where does it begin?
How does it grow?
How a Spiritual Life Begins
Spiritual life begins when you start to listen to the Word of God, the real Word of the Father. That is when faith begins. Faith is like the womb in which the Word of God, which is the seed coming from God is implanted. The seed coming from God is not physical, it is spiritual, and so the incorruptible seeds, the Word of God that you hear from the Father now in the Kingdom Age, through the Appointed Son, are spiritual. These Words are coming out, and then you hear them, and then believe them, that is when faith begins. Romans 10:17 tells us about that, "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God."
When you listen to the Words of the Father, like many are listening to me each night, 24/7 on Sonshine Media Network International, that is when faith is born in you. The womb of faith begins to germinate the words that you have accepted which are the Words of the Father Almighty.
1 Peter 1:23 tells us that when you begin to absorb the Words of the Father, that will be the spiritual seed that will be deposited into the womb of your faith, and then germinate the spiritual seed that will later be born of you as your own spiritual life.
1 Peter 1:23;
"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever."
The Corruptible and the Incorruptible Seeds
The corruptible seed is the seed coming from our physical parents, that when deposited into the womb of our mother – upon the union of the egg and the sperm, that is when life begins. Spiritually, we are not born of corruptible seed, but with the incorruptible, which is the Word of God. The Word of God comes into us, germinates and then a spiritual life is born and sustained.
And then I have already mentioned so many times about how my old life in the spirit as the Father's firstborn in His Kingdom Nation began.
I heard a Word from Him which says, "I will use you." So I believed that, but I had many doubts and questions in my mind. I had to be conceived for almost a year in the womb of faith. My faith began to grow everyday, as those questions had been taken out or erased by revelations of the Father Almighty in Kitbog.
Difference Between Physical and Spiritual Life
As the physical life is born or is now formed within the womb of a physical mother, that physical life begins to grow without the mother noticing it.
Day by day, the cells multiply, beginning with one cell, which later becomes two. Later on they become three, four, eight, sixteen, -- they multiply like that, until billions of cells are formed within you and this composes your physical life; from the color of your hair, eyes, skin; your facial features and bones, which constitute your genetic make-up, and that is how a physical life is born.
Now, in the case of a spiritual life that is born, I am using myself as an example.
Those questions began to be erased in my mind. My faith grew stronger and stronger. As it grew, it was like a fetus inside a mother's womb that is growing stronger by the day. It is being formed into a real human being. Mine was being formed into a real spiritual life. After all of those questions were erased, a spiritual life was born. I had, in my own freedom of choice, decided to follow the Will of the Father although I was an infant. I made a decision to follow Him. So it began with the words, "I will use you."
The Appointed Son, the Father's Audible Voice
All of us in the Kingdom Nation, one way or another, have been called, and we have heard the voice of the Father through His Appointed Son.
The Father's Words are freely given out abundantly through the Appointed Son. And these are being scattered all over the world and those who hear would accept them by faith and then a spiritual life begins its process, being formed in you and then when you decide to follow Him, lo and behold, you are here. You are with me. I don't look at you as a physical life. I look at you as a spiritual life. So, when you are born spiritually, you don't look at me physically. You look at me spiritually.
Sad to say, some of those who have followed me in this ministry have not learned about these things that I am saying; that's why they failed to grow up spiritually. What I am trying to say is, in the process probably, they were infants and then, they died. They remained physical, and there was no more spiritual life in them. That's why when they look at me, they thought they knew me, but they didn't really know me.
"Obedience is the soul
or the life that breathes
in you the strength of your spiritual life."
How to Measure your Spiritual Life
Spiritual life is measured. How a physical life is produced is one thing, and how it is maintained is another thing. A physical life is born, but you measure the stature of the physical life by its growth. So it goes from one stage to another until you become a full-fledged human being with a complete understanding; with a complete well-being and a complete sense of who you are. This is also the same in the spiritual sense.
When you are born in the spirit, then that's one thing. You accept the Word; you are baptized; your questions have all been erased but it is also one thing to grow in the spirit. That is when you are measured in your spiritual life. When the spiritual life grows in maturity and is now out in the open, you are no longer in your Kitbog.
When you are in your Kitbog, you are hidden. When you are in your Tamayong, you grow. Nobody knows how you grow. Your parents and those around you only see the changes in your physical features. That is how they know that you are growing as an adult. In the spiritual sense, it is the same. If the people are physical, they only see your physicality. But now in the Kingdom Nation, we are talking about spirituality. So how do you measure your life if it's growing spiritually; if it's becoming mature and if it is being transformed into the image of the Father who created you through His Appointed Son?.
I John 1:13 says,
"Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the fl esh, nor of the will of man, but of God."
The Father Looks at Us Spiritually
This is talking about our spiritual life.
You are not here as a physical human being. The Father looks at you in the spiritual world where we belong in the Father's Kingdom Nation. Remember, our Father is a Spirit: "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in Spirit and in truth," John 4:24.
How can you worship in Spirit and in truth when you don't have the full knowledge of who He is, even though you are already born in the spirit? That is how our study went into the study of Sonship – how a Son is being made. You begin with circumcision. Next is your bar-mitz vah. And then your huiothesia; that is your real manhood. That is where you learn everything there is to know about your real father and what he does. That is being transferred to you. That is how you are measured.
It's the same thing in the spiritual realm. We are being measured by how we grow spiritually. All of us here are spiritual. The Father looks at us as spirits.
Dangers of Spiritual Stagnation
There are many people of God who look at me and they know that I am the Appointed Son of God. They know the story of how I came into this ministry today. They know how the Father dealt with me. They know how I've grown; but they don't really know me because they haven't really grown up in the spiritual sense of the word, of the knowledge of the stature in which they have to know. For them to know that, when they come into that knowledge and into that light, then they become exactly like me and become a real son or daughter of the Father Almighty.
All are in that process. But you know, you can stagnate in the process. You can just sit down on the side and decide not to grow.
Signs of Spiritual Growth
Spiritual stagnation eventually leads to
Spiritual death, while spiritual growth indicates
life. One of the signs that you are growing
physically is you will look like either your father or
your mother. There's the evidence, your physical
What is the evidence that you have a
spiritual life? You are here; you believe in the
message. You have repented. You have discarded
the serpent seed and you have promised to obey
Him and His Will in your life. But that is not all,
you have to grow up. What are the vital signs that
you are spiritually alive?
Now that we are born in the spirit, we are
like a tree. A tree that is planted doesn't bear fruit
right away. It grows. You don't require fruits of a
tree when it is just planted. You wait for it to grow.
One example is a fruit tree. When it grows, it bears
fruit and then you can determine what kind of a
tree it is.
The spiritual life is the same. What are the
vital signs of the spiritual life that is born within
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith..."
The fruits of the Spirit which indicate
spiritual life are love, peace, joy, longsuffering,
joy, faith, meekness, temperance. So when one is
born in the spirit, these are the fruits or the vital
signs that you see in him or her.
How To Know When You Are
If we are produced a physical body, it can die
and it dies, sometimes prematurely by accident or
So before you can contract a disease, there
are symptoms that come out. You go to the doctor
and the doctor makes a diagnosis and tells you
what's wrong with you. They begin to cure the
disease that is now present in your body in order
for that disease to be cured so it won't be able to
hurt your physical life, or else, that disease will
In the spiritual sense, it's the same. When
you go to a hospital, they would look at your vital
signs. They would look at your blood pressure, respiratory rate, heart rate and temperature. And for further examination, your blood chemistry. They will see if you have high
cholesterol; if you have hypertriglycerides; if you
have a high level of creatinine in your blood which determine the normal function of your kidneys; if your liver's SGPT is
normal. All of these are the vital signs.
They look at you in order for them to see and say
that you are in the pink of health. If you are not,
they will give you the necessary medicine to cure
what ails you.
In your spiritual life, when you have the
fruits of the Spirit already, because you are born
in the spirit, you can die if you are not careful. If
you have been given a spiritual life, that life can
also die. You may be physically alive but you will
not have the spiritual life that is already in you.
Some of those who have followed me thought they
are still spiritually alive, when in fact, they are
already dead spiritually. They are only physically
healthy and alive.
How did I know that they are already
spiritually dead? Sooner or later, they will be taken
out of the Land of the Living. They are not here
anymore. They look like they are robust. They look
like they are good but all of a sudden, they are not
here because they do not know that they are already
sick spiritually. How can you get sick? What are the
symptoms that you are getting sick spiritually and
you are near death?
If in your spiritual life, you don't maintain
your vital signs as a spiritual being, then you are
getting sick because you will be assailed. You will be
exposed to the elements, as Matthew 7:24-25 says,
v-24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of
mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise
man, which built his house upon a rock:
v-25 And the rain descended, and the fl oods came,
and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it
fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
All the elements descended upon him.
You will not be isolated from the elements. You
will be exposed and if you are healthy and have
maintained your spiritual health strongly, don't
worry because you will stay spiritually healthy.
The elements will not be able to break you down
because it says, "The rains came but it stayed. It will
not fall down because it was founded upon a rock." It
did not get sick. It did not get weary. It did not get
weak. It continues to be so because it was founded
Obedience is the soul or the life that
breathes in you the strength of your spiritual life.
When your obedience is being weakened,
you will know the symptoms. You will know it if
you are losing your vital signs. What are your vital
signs? The fruits of the Spirit.
Elements that Assail You
If you are losing your unconditional love
and your joy, you are getting sick. What are the
elements? The elements are fire, water, flood and
wind. They will assail you. What are those? Those
are trials, tribulations, persecutions or whatever
that assails you in the spirit.
For example, persecution is one of the
elements that assails you. If persecution is the
cause that you have lost your peace, you become
irritable or fearful, that's a bad sign. You are getting
spiritually sick if some trials assailed you and you
lost your love, whereas you were so loving before.
Now, you also have become irritable, you become
impatient. When the Spiritual Doctor checks on
you, your vital signs are weakening.
If your love and longsuffering are
weakening, you better go to your Doctor in the
Spirit right away because your soul is in danger.
Maintain the Vital Signs Within You
But you are healthy like me when all of these
assail you but you maintain the vital signs within
you. Your peace, your love and your longsuffering
are not disturbed. Your gentleness, your goodness,
your faith, your meekness and your temperance
When all of these are maintained in spite
of the elements that assail you, your vital signs are
good. Go on spiritually. Move forward. Grow in
maturity and grow stronger, until your spiritual
life is intact and nothing can defeat or kill it. When
will that happen? When you can say of a truth
with me that, "My heart is fixed. My mind is made
up. Nothing can separate me from the love of Christ."
It's easy to say, "Nothing can move me," but
when you are immature and you don't grow up in
the spirit, those are words without substance. But
when you have really grown like me, even though
you don't talk, the substance within you tells you
that your heart is fixed and your mind is made up.
Nothing can move you or defeat you. Nothing can
weaken your resolve.
The Son, the Spiritual Doctor
I am so glad to impart all of these to you as the Spiritual Doctor that the Father has made me into, being His Appointed Son. I know how you've been growing spiritually, and you are better known in the spiritual world on who you are spiritually and how you have grown up spiritually.
If you have really grown up and have already crossed the line of being an overcomer, you will know who I am not only physically, but also spiritually because the image of the Father will be present in you.
v-35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
v-36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
v-37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
v-38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
v-39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Tribulation, distress, famine, nakedness, peril, or sword are some of the elements that you will be exposed to so you may grow stronger into maturity in order to become a real son or daughter of the Father Almighty. But be careful, the same elements can be used to weaken your faith. Your resolve (in your freedom of choice) to follow the Will of the Father should always be kept in check; that is your blood pressure. Always look at the vital signs within you. Make sure nothing is weakening because you will not be shielded from all trials, tribulations, distress or from anything else.
Revelation 21:7; "He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son."
You have to always check your spiritual life, whether you are growing spiritually strong into becoming like me; until you become an overcomer. That is when you will no longer die in the spirit. You will be a real son or a daughter until you become like your Model, the Appointed Son.
What the Father wants is that each one of us in the spiritual world will be responsible with our spiritual life. In all of these things, if you are not offended, nothing can offend you. Look at your vital signs of love, peace, and joy if they are not weakening. Make sure that they are still strong no matter what happens. That is how to measure if you are growing in the spirit.
If you remain an infant, that means you have died along the way or what you have is only a physical life. You failed to grow.
"If you have really grown up and have already crossed the line of being an overcomer, you will know who I am, not only physically, but also spiritually because the image of the Father will be present in you."
|When you failed to grow somewhere in these processes, look at where you have failed to grow because that is where you might have gotten sick and that is where you have lost your spiritual life. You are only here physically, but you are not herespiritually. Later on, we will bury you. Dead people or dead spirits are taken of the house sooner or later.
In the physical, we may see our loved ones temporarily. But when thay die, they must be buried. It is the same in the spiritual.
The Kingdom Nation is the Spiritual House of the Almighty Father. When someone dies spiritually, we may see him for a litt le while, but if the vital signs are gett ing weaker and weaker, he will just remain for a while, later on, he will be gone forever; and we will never see him again. That is how death comes in the spirit.
There are people who were once with me but are no longer here because they failed to check on their spiritual life. Each one of us have the responsibility and accountability to take care of our spiritual life, as we have the responsibility and accountability to take care of our physical body.
|"When you are spiritually
quit what you are doing,
take care of your spiritual
I don't have to bathe you every morning. I do that when you are still an infant. Your parents do that when you are an infant. But as you grow up, you take your own accountability and responsibility of your own life. All I can do is just diagnose or tell you what's wrong with you in the spirit. When you are careful in your spiritual life, you will readily know if you are spiritually sick, or not.
When you are spiritually sick, quit what you are doing, take care of your spiritual life first.
Do Not Neglect Your Spiritual Life
There are people here who have ministries. They thought that their services in their ministries will take them to heaven, without them noticing that they are getting weaker spiritually.
They serve, they do everything, but they failed to grow up spiritually. They have neglected their spiritual life.
Take Care of Your Spiritual Life
If you can neglect your spiritual life, you can also neglect your physical life.
So it is your responsibility to take care of your own spiritual life while growing up.
If you need prayer, you have to pray. If you are weakening in your love; you feel like you are getting cold in your love, pray. Strengthen yourself. All the medicine, all the words or food or manna to make you strong are all in the House. Do not depend on others to take care of you all the time. Take care of yourself.
If you have a stomachache in the spirit, take care of yourself. If you cannot take care of yourself, ask for help and we have a lot of medicine here. You can just go to the counter and say, "I am sick in the stomach. I have a spiritual flu, I have spiritual cancer Please help me, I'm dying." And you should know that within your spirit because the spiritual life that the Father has given us is the life that will be with Him forever in eternity, together with the Son.
In the Father's eyes, all of us are living in the inner world of the Spirit and we are identified by the fruits of the Spirit which are the vital signs in us. A physical person is identified through his physical attributes. It's the same with the spirit. We are identified by our spiritual attributes or characteristics which are enumerated in Galatians 5:22, which are the infusion of the Father's characteristic in us. That's why we are called children of the Father, bearing the righteous seed of obedience to the Father's Will. While the children of the flesh are bearing the serpent seed, which is disobedience to the Father's Will.
Accountability and Responsibility
When you grow up you start to solve your own problems. And the result of which is always to maintain your spiritual health. Always maintain your spiritual health and maintain your spiritual temperature.
Who will pray for you in the morning? Who will give tithes for you? Who will go and listen to the Words of the Father? Who will face the trials for you? You have to do that. You have to solve your problems spiritually.
The spirit inside will reveal who we are. We are like a tree planted, and a tree is known by its fruit, (Matthew 7:20).
Even the fruit gets sick sometimes. Even those banana planters in Calinan, Davao City are worried, because there are viruses in certain banana plantations that cannot be killed by their pesticides. Hectares of banana plantation have been wiped out by this kind of fungus that is very resilient. It is worse than sigatoka. Sigatoka can be controlled by spraying, but this one, it starts with the roots and it kills the plant all over. They cannot control it.
It's the same thing with the tree that infests us. What are these? The little things that you fail to do for yourself and become spiritual sicknesses that will cause spiritual death.
Check your vital signs always. Is your love weakening? Is your peace not growing? Is your joy diminishing? Those are bad signs.
We praise the Father that today, there's nothing that can separate those who have grown spiritually for Him.
Romans 8:35; "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?"
Tribulation and distress are what will assail you. These are spiritual diseases. Is persecution getting into you? These are diseases. A disease is always coming from the outside. When it assails you, the question is, did it get into you or not? If it did not get into you, then you remain strong. But if it has gotten into you and you fail to solve it, you will die!
"Check your vital signs
always. Maintain your
spiritual life as you have
Persecution, distress, tribulation, famine or nakedness – these are trials. What is your trial today? What is your fire today? What are you undergoing today? Did you remain a child forever? Did you remain an infant forever? You should not remain an infant forever.
Growing Up, Growing Strong
"Pastor, how do I know, spiritually speaking, that I am still an infant?" You are immature. How do you know that you are immature? You are not growing. An infant always demands attention.
When you grow up, you don't demand attention, but you give attention. Look at the parents who are already very responsible. Are they the ones demanding the attention from the infants or are they the ones giving attention to the infants? They produce the life and they give attention to that life, until that life grows up.
The sign of maturity is when you can already solve your problems and then be the one to give attention to others. That is one sign of you growing up and becoming responsible, mature, and secure in your life in the spirit together with the Father. Those are the children that the Father can use.
v-35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
v-36 As it is writt en, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
We Are More Than Conquerors
We are more than conquerors through Him that loves us. We can conquer everything. It's not the trial that will conquer us. We will conquer the trial. We will overcome and conquer the persecution. We will conquer and overcome anything that assails us and we will remain spiritually healthy.
Check your vital signs always. Maintain your spiritual life as you have maintained your physical life.