How to Enter the Spirit Pt. 2

Pastor Samuel Tyler

I have found  in my Christian experience that getting into the presence of the Lord is like a launching pad for explorations in outer space. The word of God states the following, Philippians 4:6 Stop worrying about even one thing, but in everything by prayer whose essence is that of worship and devotion and by supplication which is a cry for your personal needs, with thanksgiving let your requests for the things asked for be made known in the presence of God (Wuest).  The last part of that verse speaks of being in the presence of the Lord while making request of Him. Our pursuit of the Lord’s presence causes us to be able to have true fellowship with the Lord which includes both asking and receiving from Him. In His presence we are able to receive all that the Lord has for us including direction for our lives. Many years ago I was in the presence of the Lord and I heard the the Spirit of the Lord speak to me concerning moving to my present location. In part 1 of entering the spirit I gave a brief outline of how the Lord’s church can enter into His presence much easier.  All kings have protocol in which they are to be approached. If you hadn’t read this I suggest that you should. It will be of great benefit to you. When you enter His presence we should respond as the apostle John did on the isle of Patmos. His response according to Revelation 1:9-17 are highlighted in two verses, Revelation 1:10 I came to be in the Spirit in the Lord’s day and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 19 Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be after this. John was in the spirit and he heard,saw, and wrote what he saw. The prophet Habakkuk records,  I will stand my watch And set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer when I am corrected. Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it (Habakkuk 2:1, 2 NKJV). These two prophetic witnesses stated the same process as their response when entering the spirit. When in the Spirit’s presence our hearts are receptive to the Lord’s communications. Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me (Psalm 131:2 NKJV). A quiet heart is where the Lord that lives within speaks to His children. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12 NKJV). This is how Elijah speaks of the Lord’s Spirit speaking to him. The Hebrew word for small is H1851. דק daq: An adjective meaning  fine, thin; low or small from the Strong’s concordance. This means that we have to have a quiet heart which enables us to hear in the Spirit’s presence. Habakkuk in the above verses gives us a four step response when in the Spirit’s presence:

1. Standing his watch speaks of getting your heart quite in the Spirit’s presence.

2. Watch and see refers to expecting to see in spirit. Paul states, I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, (Ephesians 1:18 NASB).  The very eyes that you would use if you were in heaven can be opened to see what the Spirt wants to reveal to you in your heart. These are internal visions that many see. Other translations of the Bible calls them the imaginations of the heart. Your heart  has the ability to recieve vision from the Lord.

3. To say or speak to me, as stated by Habakkuk, speaks of hearing the Spirit’s voice speak to what Paul calls the inward man. Rom 7:22 The person on the inside of you has the same abilities as your natural man has including hearing and seeing. The need for spiritual food for the inward man is as much a reality as the need for food of your natural body.

4. Write the vision speaks of recording what you see and hear. Writing what was seen and heard is how we received the Bible. 2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. The Bible is the testimony of Jesus written by the prophetic spirit. These teaching of God’s word about entering the Spirit’s presence are a capsule of how to recieve the wisdom of the Spirit. We all need God’s wisdom to live a victorious life in Christ Jesus.   A podcast is also available for your listening in the media portion of this site. If you have further questions post them in the comments section. Your questions will be quickly responded to that your progress in God might not be hindered.

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