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KTG 7 -Understanding the Body & Authority

Study Guide / Outline


  • Main Point: Emphasizing the importance of a growth mindset in Christian life to avoid plateauing.
  • Key Concept: Continual growth is essential and expected in a Christian’s journey with God.

Understanding Spirit, Soul, and Body

  • Main Points:
    • Christians are comprised of spirit, soul, and body.
    • The spirit aspect was covered previously, focusing on the transformation through praying in the Spirit.
  • Key Concepts:
    • The soul consists of the mind, will, and emotions.
    • The body is the physical aspect of our being.
  • Keys to Transformation: Praying in the Spirit, fasting, worship, the Word, and obedience.

Physical World and Spiritual Laws

  • Main Points:
    • The physical world is governed by spiritual laws set in place by God.
    • Everything physical, including our bodies, is held together by God’s spoken word.
  • Key Concept: Understanding the connection between spiritual laws and the physical world is crucial for comprehending concepts like healing and prosperity.

Authority and the Physical Body

  • Main Points:
    • Human beings are given dominion over the earth, linked to the possession of physical bodies.
    • Authority on earth is exercised through physical beings.
  • Scriptures Used:
    • Genesis 1:28: God’s grant of dominion to mankind.
    • Romans 8:3, 8, 13: Differentiating between the body and the flesh.

The Concept of Flesh

  • Main Points:
    • ‘Flesh’ in the New Testament can refer to either the physical body or the unrenewed mind.
    • The unrenewed mind, in conjunction with the body, can lead to sin (termed as ‘the flesh’).
  • Key Concept: The body is a tool that responds to either the renewed spirit or the unrenewed mind.

Jesus Christ in the Flesh

  • Main Points:
    • Jesus Christ’s coming in the flesh (physical body) was crucial for the redemption plan.
    • He overcame sin while living in a physical body, demonstrating the possibility of a sinless life in the flesh.
  • Scriptures Used:
    • Hebrews 2:14-15: Jesus partaking in flesh and blood to overcome death and the devil.
  • Key Concept: Jesus’ physical incarnation was necessary to exercise authority on earth and defeat sin.

Prayer and Authority

  • Main Points:
    • Prayer is a means for humans to exercise their God-given authority on earth.
    • God respects the authority He has given to mankind and acts in accordance with our invitation and permission through prayer.

Concluding Remarks

  • Main Point: The physical body is a significant aspect of our being, serving as a tool for expressing either the renewed spirit or the unrenewed mind.
  • Upcoming Focus: The next session will explore how to effect change upon the physical body.