Sunday January 24, 2021
TO GET TO THE PLACE THAT THE HEAVEN THAT’S INSIDE ME IS MORE REAL THAN THE WORLD THAT SURROUNDS ME.
Romans 8:14–16 NKJV
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
1. SPIRIT CONSCIOUS
Proverbs 20:27 NKJV
The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, Searching all the inner depths of his heart.
Spirit-Conscious — The first step in being led by the Spirit of God is to become more aware of our own spirit.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless…
Paul begins with the inside, the innermost part of man, the heart of his being, which is his spirit, and comes to the outside.
“Many years ago I began to think like this, and at first I would say it to myself out loud: I am a spirit being. I have a soul. And I live in a body.”
– Kenneth Hagin
- With my body I contact the physical realm.
- With my soul I contact the intellectual realm.
- With my spirit I contact the spiritual realm.
2. ACTIVE SPIRIT
1 Corinthians 14:14 NKJV
For it I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
1 Corinthians 14:14 AMPC
“For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit by the Holy Spirit within me prays, but my mind is unproductive…”
Our understanding, our natural human mentality, is a part of our soul. Notice what Paul said. “My spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.”
While I am praying in other tongues, guidance comes up from inside me. This is because my spirit is active. My spirit is active, and it is through my spirit that God is going to guide me.
Most of the time, just while I am praying in tongues, from somewhere way down inside, I can sense something rise up in me. It begins to take shape and form. I cannot tell anyone mentally how I know it, because my understanding has nothing to do with it. But I know on the inside of me what to do. I follow that. I listen to my spirit. Because the spirit of man is the candle of the Lord.
Hebrews 4:12 AMPC
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the [a]breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
3. LIGHT OF GODS WORD
Psalm 119:105 NKJV
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
John 1:1–5 NKJV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.