Why Doesnt the Church Offer More Courses on Dreams, Deliverance or Miracles? Part 3

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If God's wisdom comes from God through His Spirit as words of knowledge and words of wisdom, then I need to learn to live tuned to my heart and my spirit, rather than tuned to my mind. Wow! So how do I do that?

Part 3 - How Do I Live Tuned to My Heart?

The hyperlinks below will jump you to progressive sections within this article:

  1. Is My Heart Properly Postured to Easily Sense the Holy Spirit?
  2. Out of Your Innermost Being Shall FLOW the Holy Spirit
  3. What Faculties Do I Present to the Holy Spirit to Fill and Flow Through?
  4. Are You Willing to Fight to Get Your Bible Back?

Is My Heart Properly Postured to Easily Sense the Holy Spirit's Flow? 

The nine beatitudes below are attitudes which posture my heart to receive from God

The Trait

Scripture

I Experience This As…

Missing the Mark

I am poor in spirit

Matt. 5:3

I know I need God’s anointing

I can handle life myself

I mourn

Matt. 5:4

I easily, freely repent of my sin

I resist the Spirit’s conviction

I am meek

Matt. 5:5

I can easily be entreated

I know more than you do

I hunger and thirst

Matt. 5:6

I whole-heartedly seek God

I trust in my abilities

I am merciful

Matt. 5:7

I am moved by compassion

I am callous toward others

I am pure in heart

Matt. 5:8

I am full of faith, hope & love

I am fearful, hopeless & angry

I am a peacemaker

Matt. 5:9

I create love, unity & harmony

I am accusative & divisive

I am persecuted for righteousness' sake

Matt. 5:10

I experience attack because I believe in divine encounter

I am wishy-washy, agreeing with everyone

When reviled/persecuted

Matt. 5:11

I remain rejoicing and glad

I become angry & attack


Out of Your Innermost Being Shall FLOW... This He Spoke of the Spirit ...

The River of the Holy Spirit within me is sensed as a flow, so I tune to His flow within (Jn. 7:37-39)


What Faculties Do I Present to the Holy Spirit to Fill and Flow Through?

The Faculty

Receives What?

Scriptures

Experienced As…

Missing the Mark

My spirit

Union with Holy Spirit

1 Cor. 6:17;
Jn. 7:37-39

Flow

Not honoring the Holy Spirit’s flow

Ears of my heart

God’s voice

Jn. 10:27

Flowing thoughts

Cognition alone

Eyes of my heart

God’s vision

Eph. 1:18

Flowing pictures

Vain imaginations

Emotions of my heart

God’s emotions

Gal. 5:22; Ezek. 3:14; Matt. 14:14

Flowing emotions as I look at Jesus

Surface reactions & emotions

Mind of my heart

Mind of Christ & biblical meditation

1 Cor. 2:16; Josh. 1:8; Isa. 1:18

Flow guiding the reasoning process

Me controlling the reasoning process

My hands

Miracle power

Hab. 3:4

Flowing power, warmth, tingling

See my own hands, not Jesus’ overlaying

Capacity to believe

Gift of faith

Mk. 11:22; Rom. 10:17

Flowing faith

Faith in satan

Are You Willing to Fight to Get Your Bible Back?

The Bible is meant to be lived! As the years progressed, I discovered that I can personally have ALL the same supernatural experiences I find recorded in Scripture. I believe that anything in the Old Testament that Jesus did not fulfill or change is still in effect and to be lived out in my life today. Today I can say, “The Bible is meant to be lived” and “I am living more of the Bible - cover to cover - every day!” I have fought the good fight of faith and I have won the battle! Spirit-anointed living is now mine! Thank You, Lord, for setting me free and revealing Your truth to me.

Have your own spiritual experiences! I now experience throne room worship and heavenly encounters (Rev. 4 – 22). I see the sick healed through the laying on of hands. I cast out demons and speak in new tongues. I receive words of wisdom, words of knowledge and discernment, and I have a friend who has raised the dead. I receive God’s counsel and direction through my dreams! I thank You, Lord, that You have restored the Bible to my life and that I now have the same experiences that are recorded in Scripture!

Press in - fight the good fight! I discovered that each of the above forms of spiritual encounter created a new challenge for me to research, accept and then seek to press into and experience for myself.

Speaking in tongues was huge and once I received the gift, I thought I had arrived! Then along came casting out of demons, and that was also a huge battle to accept theologically and then to administer effectively. Then came dream interpretation and that was a challenge and a skill that took a year to become proficient at.  

Don't camp out! I find that many people camp out along the way, and don’t keep moving on to embrace all forms of spiritual encounter as found in Scripture. At this point of my life, I am committed to explore, embrace and live every form of spiritual encounter described in the Bible. I believe we can all live the Bible, period!

Get your whole Bible back! A full 49% of the New Testament contains references to spiritual experiences (3874 NT verses out of the total of 7957 NT verses). The verses that were counted which totaled 3874 included the following words: spirit, Holy Spirit, angels, demons, devil, miracles, signs, power, healing, resurrection, eternal life, grace, gifts, dreams, visions, prophecy, tongues, wisdom, knowledge, faith, gospel, kingdom of heaven, judgment, eternal punishment.

It is absolutely astounding that during the first 10 years of my Christian life, I chose to dismiss the one-third of the Bible which is an outworking of dreams plus a total of 49% of the New Testament which deals with the supernatural aspects of Christianity, and still in my mind I had convinced myself that I was a “Bible believing Christian!”

There IS more! During those first 10 years of my walk with the Lord, my heart kept saying, “There has to be more, there has to be more.” Thank You, Lord, that the passion You put in my heart won! Now, I can walk and live in the Spirit, and not be bound by the theological limitations of a “Protest-ant” movement.


Jesus speaks: Thank you, Mark, for responding to your heart. You could have gone with your mental reasoning, but you chose to go with My passion in your heart. For that I am very glad, for now we can fulfill the destiny I have planned for you.”


The Continuing Series…  


Want to Learn More?

Christian Leadership University offers the course REN310 Wisdom Through Dream Interpretation through distance learning. An electronic downloadable Dream Interpretation training module is available here, and hard copy materials are available here and here.


 

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