The Food Of The Spirit Man

The Bible says that as a man thinketh in his heart so is he (Proverbs 23:7), therefore we need to be careful and control what we think about, what we see, hear, touch, smell, taste and where we step. We need to be guided by the Holy Spirit in all things. The food that we feed on helps us to grow spiritually; therefore, if it’s good food we shall grow well, but if it’s not good food, then we shall have a stunted growth.

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4


“And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.” Deuteronomy 8:3

While we walked in the world, we used to feed our flesh with real food and with other evil works. In the same way, once we come to Jesus, we need to feed our spirit (Inner man) in order to keep him alive. To be carnally minded is death but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Romans 8:5-6). As Christians, we ought to mind about spiritual things that benefit our inner man. We are admonished to set our eyes on things above in heaven (Colossians 3:2) and we should not walk by sight (flesh) but by the faith (Spirit).

The Bible says that as a man thinketh in his heart so is he (Proverbs 23:7), therefore we need to be careful and control what we think about, what we see, hear, touch, smell, taste and where we step. We need to be guided by the Holy Spirit in all things. The food that we feed on helps us to grow spiritually; therefore, if it’s good food we shall grow well, but if it’s not good food, then we shall have a stunted growth.

Your spiritual man is alive and must be fed daily with the following spiritual menu;-

  1. The Word of God

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8.

(Matthew4:4, Joshua 1:8, John 6:63, Hebrews 4:12, 2Timothy 3:16-17)

A real born-again Christian must read the Word of God daily in order to mature in the knowledge of God. The Word of God equips the believer with enough knowledge, skill, strength, power, and authority to overcome the world and to defeat the devil. (John5:39)

​ 2. Prayer

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

A real born-again Christian should be prayerful and should pray all the time before doing anything. A prayerless Christian is a defeated believer. The Lord argued us to pray that we may not fall into temptation.

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Luke 18:1

“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41

We must pray in the morning, afternoon and evening and at the night for spiritual strength and spiritual growth. We should keep in constant fellowship with God so that we can develop spiritual sensitivity, discernment and maturity.

3. Fasting


“David, therefore, besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.” 2 Samuel 12:16


“And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.” Acts 9:9

“And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.” Matthew 4:2

“And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:” Daniel 9:3

It is very essential for a Christian to fast and dedicate him/herself to God. Fasting helps us to kill the flesh and silence all the other strange voices and vices of the world.

  1. Fasting helps us to draw close to God and it empowers our spiritual man (inner man)

  2. It helps us to unlock all the spiritual blessings for us before God when we pray in the spirit.

  3. It helps us to release and to activate the anointing upon our lives and to open our spiritual eyes and ears in order to hear from God and to be sensitive to discern the leading of the Holy Spirit.

  4. It is a requirement for all Christians to fast so that they can be equipped with God’s power before He can use us.

  5. When we kill the flesh, we dwell in the spirit and therefore we can easily have fellowship and communion with God in the spirit.

4. Praise and Worship


‘’Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights. Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created’’.

Psalms 148:1-5

All humanity was created to worship God. It is the duty of every born-again child of God to praise Him for what He has done and for what He can do and worship Him for who He is. We must worship God honoring and glorifying Him in all our ways; in the way we talk, dress, hear, watch, and walk, in everything all the time. We must live to glorify God through our character and behavior.

We worship God using our own Words of adoration and we sing melodious songs of praise to Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

We worship God all the time everywhere but it’s also important to set dedicated time when we present ourselves before Him in total and complete submission and surrenderance; closing our eyes and raising our hands up, waving before him, bowing and kneeling down / laying prostrate to the ground, humbling completely before the Lord God Almighty.

5. Fellowship


Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:19-20

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

Hebrews 10:25

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Psalms 133:1


A Christian should keep in daily fellowship with God and with the body of Christ. You need to choose the right church to fellowship with as led by the Holy Spirit. That church must be rooted on the truth of God’s word, and spirit-filled and with sound doctrine. You need to have a servant of God whom you feed from spiritually the bread of life (Word of God).

“And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.”

Acts 4:31


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