Developing Your Spiritual Senses

Shyju Mathew

"Experience the Word of God, in the power of the Spirit."

April 17, 2020

Gen 22: 1-3 God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac.

Imagine, Abraham wakes up one day and hears a voice. Whether the voice was audible or if the voice was his conscience, the Word does not say, but it was clear enough for Abraham to respond, “Here I am.”

In Acts 9:4,7 tells how Saul fell to the ground “and he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”…The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one.

Just as God called Abraham in the Old Testament, God called Saul in the New Testament with a voice loud enough that even the people around him heard the voice.

Friend, if people tell you God doesn’t speak audibly today, they lied.
God is a speaking God! He will speak to anyone that is available to Him!

One beautiful day, out of nowhere, Abraham heard a voice that said “Leave everything and follow Me” (Gen. 12:1). Abraham had never heard that Voice before, yet the Voice was so distinct in the spirit, he knew he had to obey.

In our society, religion is passed down by our parents. We either worship as a mirror image of what our parents have done or ignore their faith altogether. If our parents dressed up for Church on Sunday, as children, so do we. If our parents gave a tithe in the offering, we do the same.

Yet Abraham’s father was an idol maker! His father formed something that never spoke, never talked. Still, Abraham heard the Voice, got up and obeyed.

Abraham must have done things differently than his mother and father, to seek and observe a living God. Isaac, his son, went out to the fields in the evening to meditate. This son of Abraham had learnt the art to meditate on the Lord (Gen. 24:63). Most people go to a field to harvest, not meditate! Yet Isaac had witnessed his father go be alone to seek God.

Abraham took time to connect his spirit to the Spirit of God. He lived to hear His God. Though Abraham was a very wealthy intelligent man, and beyond his natural intelligence, Abraham was spiritually intelligent: he often sought help from His God.

Today, we don’t want to break our head worrying, so we seek help by going to our pastors or to a prophet to hear God for us. The determined and diligent know that hearing the Voice of God for themselves will change our world.

Are we limited by our distractions, unwilling to take the time to connect our spirit to the Spirit of God? Do we know how?

Generally, as Christians, we know all about our body, but very little about our spirit and yet, we are both, flesh and spirit. For every physical ailment, we google quickly to discover what is wrong. Yet few seek to learn about our spirit, to see what dampens our connection with His Voice. Most are governed by their physical reality, ignorant to the realm of the spirit.

Our five senses, hearing, seeing, touching, tasting and smelling, are natural senses of the body. Yet the senses we should celebrate and develop most intently is our spiritual senses.

When Jesus walked on the earth, he tapped into the spirit senses and did wonders many people had never imagined. For example, he entered a room and knew what the men were thinking (Math 9:4)! Proximity was no longer a limitation to hearing! In the spirit, the Lord could hear their hearts!

We must develop our spirit man to hear God’s Voice.

Gen 12: 1-3 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

When Abraham heard the Voice, he did not seek a second opinion. He followed God by faith. Then, at age seventy-five, God appeared to Abraham (Gen 12:7). Before, Abraham had not seen God, only heard His Voice. Now God could be seen by Abraham!

Beloved, there is a progression in building your capacity:

If you can develop your hearing, it is only a matter of time and you will develop your seeing.
When your hearing gets stronger, your seeing of the spiritual world will get brighter and clearer.
Once you see clearly, then you will have deeper understanding of God and the world.

Hearing the written Word of God is our first protection and security.

Many people want to pursue the grace to hear in the Voice of the Spirit, but do not pursue and celebrate the grace to hear His Word, which is the spoken Voice of God in writing!

In order to avoid the deception of the enemy, to avoid confusion in your hearing, we must fall in love with the Word. The enemy camouflages himself as light. The Word of God will keep you from deception; knowing the real always helps identify the counterfeit!

The Lord speaks through the Written Word of God, the logos. God also speaks through the rhema which is the Spoken Word of God. Learn to hear both the logos, the Bible and the rhema, the spoken word of God!

The Church today is broken, blind and deaf, because we don’t tap into the fullness of the power of the Holy Spirit. God is saying, bring this broken body to Me. I will heal it.

The first time Daniel heard the Voice of God, he became like a dead man, because he was not used to what was available to him in the spirit realm. The Angel of the Lord touched Daniel and said, “Son of Man, stand upright, so I can speak.” (Dan. 10: 7-11)

The Lord needs us to stand up, strengthen our hearts and receive divine information from the heavenly places. God will begin to speak clearly as we develop our spiritual senses to hear the Voice of God!

Are you willing to devote all your actions and words to align with His Presence? Will you seek him, until you find Him?

Beloved, click here to learn more about developing your spiritual senses with this powerful video by Revive Nations.

May we arise as daughters and sons of the Most High God and learn to hear His Voice! May 2020 define us by our growth as we intelligently develop our spiritual senses and increase our capacity to Hear our God!

Watch the video here.