SENSITIVE TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit has been moving in churches across the nation and around the world. Congregations have been experiencing His presence in unprecedented ways. I’ve heard many testimonies of people being healed, delivered and some have even seen angels in their meetings the past few weeks. Some of you may think this is ludicrous but I’ve sensed the presence of angels several times myself. Why are some people experiencing this supernatural phenomena? I believe it’s because of their personal relationship with Jesus. They’ve devoted their lives to Him.
The Lord wants every believer to come into a deeper relationship with Him. He wants to activate our spiritual senses to be able to discern both the angelic realm and the demonic realm. That is the gift of discerning of spirits. For those of you who’ve never experienced this or had any type of encounter, if you were able to see in the spirit realm just one time, it would change the way you think forever. You only need one encounter to transform your life. As you begin to yield to the Holy Spirit and spend time with Him, you will begin to learn His ways.
You can’t perceive with your mind anything that your heart is not yielded to. In order to become spiritually sensitive to the Holy Spirit we need to examine our lives. I remember John Paul Jackson said one time: “Our thoughts, our lives, our personalities, our habits and even our speech are formed from a combination of the books we read, the programs we watch, the people we choose to listen to, and the thoughts we choose to tolerate and remain in our minds”.
A tainted lens will always produce a tainted perspective no matter how clear the object may be on the other side of the lens. Then there are some believers who think that everything bad that happens to them is from the enemy. Sometimes our conscience is seared and we miss the deeper meaning. Take heed to what you hear and be careful of what you say. If you want to be the mouthpiece of God there needs to be purity coming out. We have to guard out hearts because it affects all that we are.
Many of you are going to begin to discover the ways of God, and recognize His voice. As you draw near to God, He will draw near to you. There will be different movements and different gifts that He’s about to activate. Some of you will begin to discern things, and you may even become uncomfortable around certain places or people. Jesus will require a deeper intimacy and He will require us to walk in another level of holiness. As you grow, you will encounter a higher level of warfare, but He will give you the wisdom to the strategies of the enemy.
It’s imperative that we know the voice of the Lord in the days ahead. Not everyone who says they know Jesus are Christians. In the book of Acts there was a woman following Paul around for days saying: “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” When Paul discerned that she was a fortune teller he cast the demon out of her. Be careful who you befriend. Know your tribe. You need to connect with strong believers. Someone said once “Surround yourself with warriors, the conversation is different”.
The Lord is inviting you to a higher place. He's going to visit some of you in your homes as you wait upon Him. He will give divine strategies for those asking for wisdom and direction. The gifts of the Holy Spirit will be evident and nothing will be impossible to those who believe. Its His desire for every believer to be led by His Holy Spirit. He is releasing revelation to those who are positioned to receive it. You will learn how to move in precision and discern your spiritual environment as you spend time with Him.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
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.