TRAINING YOUR SPIRITUAL SENSES
The past couple of weeks I’ve had friends telling me that they sense a heaviness, depression or a spirit of discouragement all around them. I don’t believe that it’s a coincidence that they were all describing it the same way because they are all intercessors. One friend said: The atmosphere feels “messy” out there. I believe that they are spiritually discerning things that are happening in the natural. There is a gift of discerning of spirits that they Lord wants to release to those whom He could trust with it. It’s not a gift of knowing someone’s secret sins or personal problems, but its knowing what spirit is behind their issues.
We are living in a time of a major acceleration in technology. People want to have the latest and fastest computers, cell phones and HD TV's. As soon as a new product comes along, people will look for the latest upgrade. Some have even foolishly spent a large amount of money to buy the latest gadgets. In the same way, Holy Spirit is releasing an acceleration that far supersedes all man made devices. He wants to take us out of the place of complacency and bring us into the place of authority.
The other day something caught my attention. I saw an adult man riding an adult size tricycle. He was an older man so I didn’t think much of it. Later on that day, I saw a man training his young boy to ride a bicycle with training wheels. The Holy Spirit said, there are many believers who have outgrown the place that they are in spiritually but they refuse to take off the training wheels. There is so much more that the Lord has for us but some people are stagnant and refuse to move on to the next level.
The book of Hebrews 11:14 says that “strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” This is not pertaining to our natural age but our spiritual growth. There are gifts that are available to us but we need to train our spiritual senses. We need to spend time with the Lord and ask Him what’s on His heart. He’s inviting those who have been spiritually dormant to come up to a higher place.
1 Corinthians 2:9 says: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” And it goes on to say how God now unveils these profound realities to us by the Spirit. Some of you are looking to man for a revelation. You no longer seek Jesus for direction. The Lord wants to take you out of idle mode and accelerate you from first gear, up to fourth gear. Don’t allow anything to hold you back from moving into a higher place.
Some of you don't even realize that you have been asleep spiritually and you are comfortable in your walk with the Lord. But there is a greater level that Jesus wants to bring you up to. It is time for a supernatural upgrade. As you humble yourselves before Him, and seek Him in intimacy, you will be amazed at what He will do with your life in the days ahead when you spend time with Him. Come up higher says the Lord.
For thus has the Lord said to me: "Go, set a watchman, Let him declare what he sees."
1 Corinthians 2:12-15
But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.
But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.