Blessing your spirit is important because being filled with the Spirit means that God’s Spirit in you infuses and controls your spirit, soul and body. When your spirit is controlled by His Spirit and is dominant over your soul, your whole person is conformed to God’s truth and His intention for you. Sylvia Gunter and Arthur Burk have found that when your spirit is centred in joy and peace, then it is larger than your soul. This enables it to take care of a lot of other things, including lies that you believe, depression, discouragement, death and destruction.
Blessing your spirit is focused in two directions:
- The blessings of the Father are designed to get a person’s spirit in tune with the Father’s heart over a 40-day period. They are about identity, legitimacy and birthright. The by-products of these are joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
- The blessings focused on the names of God are intended to settle the spirit into the eternal realities of the magnificence, authority and dominion of our God, in whom we live and move and have our being.
Sylvia Gunter has devoted 25 years of her life to the message of who God is, and who we are in Him Her heart is for Christians to develop intimacy with their loving Father and to know their authority in Christ. She has written many books on prayer. She lives in Alabama, USA, with her husband.
Arthur Burk brings together a deep knowledge of the principles of God’s Word and significant experience in inner healing and deliverance. His passion is the help believers to know their identity and develop legitimacy, both of which are functions of the human spirit, not the soul. To this end, Arthur has developed Sapphire Leadership . He lives in California with his wife.