A good man brings good things out of the
good stored up in his heart, and an evil man
brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.
For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
Luke 6:45(NIV)

Our opening scripture clearly defines that a man’s heart holds the real personality of the man, for what comes out of his heart defines if he is a good man or not. A Good man out of his heart brings forth that which is Good, not from his environment but from his heart. Peter called this heart in 1peter 3:4…”the hidden man of the heart”, the human sense can’t see it but it is right there. So our opening scripture (Luke 6:45) is not referring to the biological heart but the inner-man which is the spirit of the man.
Paul in Ephesians 3:16 called this heart the inner man. Live is lived from the spirit not from the body, it is the spirit that controls the physical heart.
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity;
but a wounded spirit who can bear?
Proverbs 18:14
If the spirit controls the body it needs to be taken care of, we need to build it up, strengthen and allow it to express itself. My desire in this discourse is that your spirit should be made strong, well nourished and build up.
As life progress we all will come to a point where we experience changes and weaknesses in our physical bodies, at this point how effective your spirit is will determine how you go through that phase of your life so it is pertinent to concentrate on building up your spirit.

Prophet E. U. MOSES [General Overseer – EVM CHURCH]

WHY MUST I DEVELOP MY SPIRIT

1. The stronger your spirit the more sustain you will become because the spirit of a man sustains him – The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? (Prov. 18:14)
The word sustains means to maintain, support. The spirit of the man will support him.

Gal 5:22 –23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
Peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

These are the character of the spirit and they are the solid rocks on which we should build our spirit

2. The spirit of the man is the eye of divine revelation – In other for you to know things of the spirit or get revelations from God and even to know the secret things about people, circumstances and discerning spirits; you must build up your spirit.
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. (Prov. 20:27).
Having revelations has nothing to do with titles and positions. It doesn’t matter who you are you can have divine insight into matters as long as the eyes of your spirit have been lighted up. Your spirit through the spirit of God is a teacher and an instructor when your spirit is developed properly it will reveal secrets to you. I

For what man knoweth the things of a man,
save the spirit of man which is in him?
even so the things of God knoweth no man,
but the Spirit of God – 1 Corinthian 2:11.

Beloved, develop your spirit because it is the seat of life, a place of knowledge. Your spirit is the candle light of the lord by which he brings revelation into your personal life. Through revelation you can know your spouse to marry, a business to invest or a property to buy when your spirit is active.
Your spirit is the place that transaction takes place between God and you, that’s why the Bible calls us the candle light of the lord. I charge you to light up your spirit!

HOW CAN I LIGHT UP MY SPIRIT
1. THE WORD OF GOD – the more you study the word the more you develop and grow your spirit. Desire and be hungry for the word, Jesus Christ is the word of God so be hungry for him. The more of the word the better your life. When the word lives in you failure is not permitted in your life. You’re alive because of the word, the word cannot fail, the word builds you up and sustains you, heaven and earth shall pass away but His word will not pass away(Luke 21:23), remember it is written “man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceed out of the mouth of God (Mathew 4:4)


2. MEDITATE ON THE WORD -To effectively unleash the latent power of the human spirit you need to be full of the word of God. Mediate and digest the word, speak boldly confessing what the Word has said irrespective of the physical condition that your physical eye sees. Take your time to chew the word in your thoughts, break it down and contemplate on it.

1 Timothy 4:15 – Meditate upon these things;
give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all

Ways to rightly engage Divine Meditation –
a. Meditate on the word of God.

b. Learn to listen to the Holy Ghost which is the Spirit of God who helps you to understand the word you’ve read or heard.

c. Speaking – for the word to have effect on you, you must speak it to yourself; until your spirit catches the word you cannot communicate it to anybody. You cannot give what you don’t have. Also ask questions, don’t just take anything without proper understanding, it is in the place of understanding that the word takes root in your spirit.


d. THE MIND – effective mediation is to bring your mind under the will of the spirit as you reason the word, bringing your mind under subjection is not a onetime deal, it should be a continuous process until your mind automatically begins to fall in line with your spirit.
e. WRITE – learn to write down notes during your studies, write down prophecies that has been prophesied to you in so doing your mind will be committed to it enhancing the process of the fulfillment of the prophecies.

f. ENVIRONMENT – If you stay in a toxic environment it will choke out the word of God in your heart. Learn to stay in a quiet and peaceful environment that enhances your spiritual journey with God. Associate yourself with the right kind of people and read the right kind of books that are geared toward making your spiritual man stronger.
Beloved, a lot of people focus on nourishing their physical bodies yet neglecting the spirit man. When death comes, the physical body will fail and rot away but our spirit man will exit the body to stand before the Lord. Your physical body is just a container, so I urge you today to devote more time in feeding your spirit which is you inner man in other for it to be effective, for when you spirit is effective your body and all that concerns you including your job and finances will experience supernatural increase. I pray for you today that the grace of God be release upon your life to enable you grow in God’s knowledge in the name of Jesus.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MINISTRY
Evangelistic Vine Ministries International (EVM CHURCH) is a mega Church and a Christian denomination founded by E. U. Moses saddle with the responsibility of taking the divine presence of God to the world and demonstrating the presence of the Holy Spirit through the message of Power, Salvation, Prosperity, Prayer, Miracle and raising men and women to become spiritual giants in God’s kingdom for the purpose of advancing the gospel.
The EVM Church has since become a global network of churches with congregations in many countries. Our headquarter is located in the heart of Accra-Ghana.
We invite you to worship with us at any of the location nearest to you:


EVANGELISTIC VINE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
Nungua Barrier – Adjacent Jehovah’s witness Headquaters, along Tema Beach rd., Accra – Ghana.
Phone: +233 302938211, +233 248729973, +233 266851077

EVANGELISTIC VINE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
SEVILLA – SPAIN
Pol. Ind Promesa, Nave 119 San Pablo – Sevilla
Bus 2: Road BT LOS ALCOS
Phone: +34632062300

EVANGELISTIC VINE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
Liberty Temple
Opeikuma, Kasoa
Phone: +233 264228009, +233 548640658

EVANGELISTIC VINE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
Zion Assembly – Ipaja Lagos
# 9 Akinlawason, by Gbenga car wash, Oluwaga Bus-stop
Phone: +234 7035828507, +234 8090813816

EVANGELISTIC VINE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
Ho – Volta Region
Beside Hope Medical Centre, Near Mirage, Along The University Road.
Phone: +233 246572465

OUR FELLOWSHIP CENTRES:
GOLD FELLOWSHIP
TESHIE GONOR SCHOOL
Fellowship Pastor: Pastor Kelvin Olumo
0548639530

DIAMOND FELLOWSHIP
Kotobabi Primary School
Fellowship Pastor: David Raymond
0555663127

SILVER FELLOWSHIP
Klagon Government School Park, Klagon-Accra.
Fellowship Pastor: Pastor Newness Daniel
0549454756

CRYSTAL FELLOWSHIP
SAKUMONU TMA SCHOOL PARK
Fellowship Pastor: Pastor Patrick Bassey
0547733042, 0208949405
PLATINUM FELLOWSHIP
SPINTEX COMM. 18
(Block Factory, Methodist/Presby Park)
Fellowship Pastor: Pastor Simon Petro Agyemang
0548582118, 0552641531

EMERALD FELLOWSHIP
COMMUNITY 18 LAST STOP
Old Lashibi TMA Primary School Park,
Fellowship Pastor: Pastor Chris Israel Ugbogonogo
0571511688, 0543759474