Do you know one of the saddest things that can ever happen to a Christian?
This: You’re a Christian but you don’t enjoy the benefits that come with that.
You’re a Christian, but you don’t live in the supernatural. You’re a Christian, but you don’t enjoy spending time in the Word and in prayers because they feel like chores. You’re a Christian, but you don’t pray in the Spirit, continuously. You’re a Christian, but you don’t have revelations from God’s Word. You’re a Christian, but reality has never been revealed to you before it played out.
The devil knows he isn’t powerful enough to “unsave” you.
So what can he do?
Well, here’s the plot of the devil’s ploy: The vault is loaded with so many treasures, the treasures are all yours, you’re inside the vault, the treasures are within arm’s reach, there aren’t resistances…BUT…the devil makes you believe it’s hard to stretch your hands, and take your treasures.
I am not trying to point fingers at anyone…it’s my story.
So, believe me when I say that’s one of the saddest things that can ever happen to a Christian. I lived that life, for so long and I am now experiencing what it means to live in the spirit. They’re worlds apart. I can’t even think of going back. I only want it to get better and better.
I was born and raised in a very, very, very Christian home. I starting telling people to accept the offering of Jesus before I even understood the offering. Preaching Jesus, going to church, praying, reading the Bible and all other “Christian activities” were part of living, as a child. I accepted the offering of Jesus as a child, and got baptized in the Holy Ghost as a child, but I didn’t really understand all the abilities and benefits that are available for me in Christ. I had a head knowledge because there was no way I could have escaped the knowledge in Sunday School…but that was it, head knowledge and nothing more.
As a teenager, I lived in the flesh. Yes, I had some encounters with God, encounters that really strengthen my faith, but they were events. I had the moment, and then it was gone. As I grew older, I lived in the flesh too. I just waited for my once in a while encounters. I believed in Jesus, and was all-in when it had anything to do with Jesus. Again, I preached the Gospel. I would go to church, enjoy the service and go home. BUT. I could go weeks without praying in tongues. I would go weeks without finding time to study the Bible. Sometimes, when I feel like, “Ah! I haven’t read the Bible for days.” I would pick my Bible, read a passage, and struggle to say a-few minute prayer that felt like hours. I was where I am begging you not to be.
Yes. I am begging You
Don’t be that Christian that has the card to the Christian section, but never get to really experience the benefits of the card. You show up, you get to access the section because you have the access card, but soon you’re out, then you come in and you’re out again…in out, in out, in out. Christianity is a relationship with God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. You aren’t supposed to be saying “Hi” to Them every once in a while and never really get to experience Them.
- STAY…sit in Their presence and experience Their fullness. (Psalm 16:11, Jeremiah 29:13)
- Daily, make out time to pray…then do it again, and again, and again, until it becomes a habit. (Ephesians 6:17-18)
- Take a note and a pen, open the Bible, read the Bible, ask the Holy Spirit to teach you, think about what you think the Bible is saying, write it down. It’s called Bible study. Make it a habit too. (Joshua 1:8)
- When you feel that doing something will contradict what you’ve learnt from the time you spent with the Bible, don’t do it. You don’t have to explain yourself to anybody. Don’t look at the Christians that are doing it, especially the ones you really honour and respect. They aren’t Jesus. Look at your palms, the prints on your palms aren’t the same as theirs…you’re unique. Your journey is unique too. (Romans 14:5-6)
- Guard your heart. Guard your mind too. Protect them from anything that steals your focus from the presence of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Nothing is more important than this. Anything that is trying to feel and look more important is a lie from the devil. (Proverbs 4:23)
- Finally, it’s simple; It’s not hard. Living in the supernatural is the default setting of a Christian. Acts 17:28 says, “For in Christ we live, and move, and have our being.” We can rephrase that to, “In the supernatural we live, and move, and have our being.”
My Prayer for you and me:
May we always live in the supernatural. Amen.
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Stay Spiritually Fit.