Anatomy of Spirituality®
"Be still and know that I am God as the righteous one meditates"
(Psalm 46:10; Proverbs 15:28)
Spiritual & Spiritual Means Defined
- Black's Law Dictionary defines "spiritual" as relating to religious or ecclesiastical persons or affairs as distinguished from "secular" or lay, worldly or business matters.
- Black's Law Dictionary defines "means" as that through which, or by the help of which an end is attained; something tending to an object desired; intermediate agency or measure; necessary condition or co-agent; instrument.
- Black’s Law Dictionary defines "prayer" as to request, to petition, to call upon for assistance.
- Spirituality is defined as "sensitivity or attachment to religious values; the quality or state of being spiritual" (Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary).
- A Spiritual Person is the opposite of a fleshly, animalistic person (1 Corinthians 2:13-16; Galatians 5:16, 25; James 3:14, 15; Jude 19).
Kingdom University's definition of spiritual means is based on the Bible's book of Romans 7:14, which clearly states: "KNOW THE LAW IS SPIRITUAL." All "spiritual means" employed must be based on the natural and spiritual laws that are found in the Bible and given to us by the Christian Biblical God. Those who perform a healing ministry by spiritual means through prayer must continue to reflect the fruitages of the spirit found in Galatians 5:22, 23, which reflect the spirituality needed for all those in need of spiritual guidance.
You must shun the works of the flesh found in Galatians 5:19-21. Why? If you practice the works of the flesh, you will not inherit God's Kingdom, but will suffer a spiritual and physical death. Your message must be pro-life.
"Let us cleanse ourselves from
every defilement that contaminates
either flesh or spirit"
(2 Corinthians 7:1)
The Spiritual means employed must be clean and unblemished, and must adhere to the laws of 2 Corinthians 7:1, which says: "Let us all cleanse ourselves from all filthiness which contaminates and defiles the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in God's fear." Yes, not only are you required to keep spiritually and morally clean, but you must keep yourself physically clean on the inside and outside of your physical body, which also symbolizes a high level of spirituality before the eyes of God. Physical cleanliness was a symbol of spiritual cleanliness (Revelation 19:8, Matthew 23:25, 26).
At the last supper, Jesus Christ said, after washing all of his disciples' feet, "all washed their feet, but not all were clean." He was alluding to Judas Iscariot's betrayal of Christ because he had an unclean conscience and heart (John 13:1-11).
Jesus Christ was demonstrating that the need to be spiritually, morally, and physically clean was a collective effort, and that you should not be lacking in any area of your lifestyle in order to have a clean, spiritual standing before God. There are many examples in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible where the violation of God's Laws given to his people, the Israelites, could have meant their death.
All spiritual means that are employed by Christian Ministers are Biblically based on Christian Spirituality through Christian Meditation Techniques and Prayer. The Spiritual Person who desires to attain Spirituality and Health must understand what is Christian Spirituality. The Bible's Christian Spirituality Definition of a person could be the opposite of a fleshly, animalistic person. This is why the statement in regards to Spirituality vs. Religion continues to be a hot and heated debate among theologians and spiritual guides.