So we see in Abraham the birthing of two seeds: the nation of Israel physically and the spiritual nation of Israel-the Church. And if I hear one more person say, 'Ahhh, there ain't no such thing as the spiritual Israel.' I'm going to vomit all over 'em. What are we reading? For God sake. Get rid of that Judaistic spirit after the flesh and we'll find out what the real Jew is! You'll find out God has never been and is not now a racist. Ever! The Church is. God isn't; never has been.'
Exercise and proper eating habits are very important, since the Bible says that the body is God's holy temple, but I don't think that superbodies equate with committed Christian discipleship. Some of the greatest saints I've known have been those with physical infirmities.
Excellence means that you're prospering spiritually, mentally, physically and in every area of life. What does it mean to prosper? It means to do well, to have over and above, to walk in a high level with God. It means to be in a high class with God, where you can think like God and live like Him.
So God contacts you through your SPIRIT—not through your MIND, and not through your BODY—because He is a Spirit. He's not a mind. He's not a man. The Bible says He isn't. Although He has a spirit-body over in the spirit world (angels do, too), God is not a PHYSICAL being. He is a Spirit. He contacts us through our spirit, and we contact Him through our spirit.
William Marrion Branham, Mike Murdock, Justice Kojo Bentil, Billy Graham, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Dag Heward Mills, Benson Andrew Idahosa, Dr. Myles Munroe, Rick Rigsby, Jerry J. Panou, David O. Oyedepo, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Martin Luther King Jr., David Ibiyeomie, T. B. Joshua, Kenneth E. Hagin, Smith Wigglesworth, Brian Houston, John C. Hagee, Adrian Pierce Rogers, Ravi Zacharias, Derek Prince,