Have You Made
the Wonderful Discovery
of the Spirit-Filled Life?

Every day can be an exciting adventure for the Christian who knows the reality of being filled with the Holy Spirit and who lives constantly, moment by moment, under His gracious direction.

According to the Bible there are three types of people

1. Natural Person (Self-Directed Life)

2. Spiritual Person (Christ-Directed Life)

3. Carnal Person (Self-Directed Life)


1. Natural Person (Self-Directed Life)

(Someone who has not received Christ.)

Self is on the throne, directing decisions and actions (represented by the dots), often resulting in frustration. Jesus is outside the life.

“A natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to

him, and he cannot understand them,

because they are spiritually appraised”

(1 Corinthians 2:14, NASB).


2. The Spiritual Person

(Christ-Directed Life)

(One who is directed and

empowered by the Holy Spirit.)

Jesus is in the life and on the throne.

Self is yielding to Jesus. The person sees Jesus' influence and direction in their life.

“He who is spiritual appraises

all things … we have the

mind of Christ”

(1 Corinthians 2:15-16, NASB).


3. The Carnal Person (Self-Directed Life)

One who has received Christ,

but who lives in defeat

because he is trying to live

the Christian life in his own strength.)

Jesus is in the life but not on the throne.

Self is on the throne, directing

decisions and actions

(represented by the dots)

and often resulting in frustration.

“And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you

not walking like mere men?”

(1 Corinthians 3:1-3, NASB).

*NASB - New American Standard Bible