How to Enter into the Spirit

Pastor Samuel Tyler

To dream the dreams of God is to find the purpose of our Father for your life. The book of Ephesians is a book that the Lord left us as a blueprint to find the will of God for our lives. Eph.1:11 says “In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who worth all things after the counsel of His own will:” To live a life without or outside of God’s purpose is a life of frustration and fruitlessness. The Lord’s desire is to be fruitful in every good works Eph.2:10. One of the first things a newborn Christian should learn is to establish a working knowledge of how to contact the Spirit of the Lord to received daily manna from heaven. Jesus said, "It has been written and is at present on record, Not upon the basis of bread only shall the individual live, but upon the basis of every word proceeding out of God’s mouth" (Matt.4:4 Wuest). The Lord Himself received words that proceeded from the mouth of God before entering the wilderness to do battle with the adversary. The wilderness experience of the Lord was the basis of all of the temptations. The apostle John in the book of Revelations calls it being in the spirit. Rev.1:9-10. John states that after being in the spirit the mystery was revealed to him. We have mysteries in our lives that we need revelation to live in victory. The apostle began to see and hear happenings of the world of the spirit. The book of Hebrews states, "But solid food belongs to those who are [spiritually] mature, to those who on account of long usage have their powers of perception exercised to the point where they are able to discriminate between both that which is good in character and that which is evil.  to us that our spiritual senses need to be exercised and trained to know good from evil" (Hebrews5: 14 Wuest). in the natural world we interact with it to be able to function in this world that we live in. Without any of the five senses we function at a disadvantage. When the apostle John was in the spirit all of his spiritual senses in the inward man (Rom.7:22) were interacting with the spirit world. The Lord’s greatest desire is that we know Him personally. As much as the Bible means to us it reminds me of a love letter written to someone sent from a distant land. Before all the modern communication devices were invented giving us even instant communication, letters were sent through the postal service. Most letters took several days to reach their destination. I have been married many years but our relationship began with a once a month phone call if possible and letters. We have a letter framed in our home of the first letter that I wrote to my wife Andrea. It stands as a monument of our loving commitment to one another. We have progressed in our relationship from letters and monthly phone calls to communicating without talking. That change came through spending lots of time with each other. That is the Lord’s desire for the believer. He desires that we know Him like we know the person closest to us. Colossians1:9AMP states “For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things–. This verse is stating that He wants you to know Him as your heavenly Father. He desires that we understand our circumstance in life in order to take dominion over the evil the adversary would like to impose on any believer. This knowledge is not the general knowledge we get from reading/studying our Bibles. We study our Bibles and we are still asking the Lord how and why in many cases. This is knowledge that the Father has about you and His knowledge given to you about your life. He wants you to know His character, what makes His heart beat.  Just as you would not allow just anyone to approach you in a disrespecting manner so is the Lord. I would like to briefly share with you 30 years of what we have learned in approaching the Lord Jesus to enter the spirit having our spiritual sense activated:

1. PRAYER- Jude20 AMP states “But you beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher] praying in the Holy Spirit;. 1Cor.14:2 states that speaking in other tongues is speaking in the spirit. The apostle Peter in Acts2:4;16-17 connects speaking in other tongues, in the spirit, with having dreams and visions. We can see from the 1Cor.14:2,5 that speaking mysteries allows God and open door to give you the knowledge needed of these mysteries. The apostle John was in the spirit praying mysteries and received the Revelation of those mysteries he prayed. We can therefore see that there is a connection in the scriptures with the speech of the spirit with the other abilities of the inward man including seeing and hearing.
2. The Word – Heb. 4:12 states, "For the Word of God is quick and powerful, sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerned of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Listening to the Bible read will separate the spirit and soul causing your spiritual abilities to activate. I have found that putting the reading of God’s Word into your ear using modern technologies benefits beyond measure.
3. Music – Music can be invaluable when used properly to enter the spirit. There are many gifted musicians and singers but truly anointed praise and worship music is a must. In 2Kings 3:15 the kings were looking for someone to give them the Word of the Lord from a true prophet. The verse states that Elisha stated to them bring me a minstrel. He was seeking an anointed musician not just a gifted one. David was an anointed musician driving out the evil spirits in King Saul’s life. The two of them filled the atmosphere driving out the hindering spirits. In Elijah’s case he began to hear the Word of the Lord.
4. Find songs that are sung ” to the Lord ” that touch your heart. First seek songs of praise. Then seek songs of worship. These songs must be songs that are sung to the Lord not ” at and about the Lord.” Start first singing those songs of praise with the music “to the Lord” until your heart tells you to began the songs of worship to Him. While in worship take note that you began to sense His Presence the Holy Spirit in your presence. To maintain this atmosphere for long periods of time find spontaneous “wordless” anointed music like piano music that are not songs that you know. You do not want something known that you can hum or causing you to want to move your feet. In that type atmosphere you will began to develop a hearing seeing heart.

Theses are the beginning steps of entering into a life with God that will change you forever. Began to practice entering into His presence. The ultimate goal is to have deep intimate fellowship with the Lord Jesus. The Lord wants to be as close and real to you as any person you will ever know. As I was completing this teaching He said ” He wants to be so close that He gets to give you the nickname that He has for you.” Practice His presence and you will never be the same. This is only the beginning of an approach to the Lord. Next will be the recording of what He says to you in these times of fellowship. Be blessed.

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