Summary: God wants each and every beleiver to live a life in the Spirit throught the power of God's Spirit so that we can do superntural expoits int he name of Jesus.
LIVE LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
I believe every born again should live a life in the Spirit. How does one live a life in the Spirit? Well, for one, it is not a walk in the flesh whereby we live to satisfy the lusts of the flesh. It is not even a walk whereby we live as born again believers, who have experienced salvation, repentance and forgiveness of sins.
As born-again believers, washed in the blood of Jesus, just having the salvation experience actually falls short of what God intends us to live. So what then is a life in the Spirit ?
Acts 19 :1 – 7 - While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" they answered, "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." Paul asked, "Then what baptism did you receive?" "John's baptism," they replied.
Paul said, "John's baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus." On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. There were about twelve men in all.
What Paul was saying to these believers who were saved and baptized, that their Christian walk was not complete, that there was another experience following salvation and water baptism. It was the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues - an experience that imparts the power of God's Spirit upon all believers who are baptized in the Holy Ghost, enabling them to function supernaturally.
God desires that all believers operate in the supernatural. That is why the devil tries so hard to get Christians to reject the full manifestation of the Holy Spirit because he knows that without this power, Christians will never be a real threat to the Kingdom of Darkness.
There is more to your salvation. In order for you to effectively penetrate the supernatural Kingdom of Darkness, you have to function in the supernatural. How do you function in the supernatural? By being filled and continually filled with the Spirit of God.
It is for that reason that Paul taught these believers the experience of Pentecost. He knew that they were not equipped to come against the works of Satan, to turn cities and towns around for Jesus and to bring healing and deliverance in the name of Jesus.
How were they changed? By being baptised in the Holy Spirit.
THE BIG FIVE
God expects his Church to be a supernatural church, consisting of supernatural people, empowered by God's Spirit, who daily live a life in the Spirit. Essentially to rule and reign over, what I call, the big five.
God has empowered by His Spirit you to rule and reign over
• Sin in your own life
• Sin in lives of others
• All the power of the devil
What is the evidence of a supernatural church? Having the big five in subjection. What is the evidence of a supernatural believer? Having the big five in subjection.
Follow the following steps:
• Give your life to Jesus
• Get baptised in water
• Get filled with the Spirit
• Live a life in the Spirit by being continually filled every day
• Then start ruling over sin, over poverty, over sickness and over every work of Satan. God has given us that authority - let us exercise it.
REPLACE FAITH WITH FEAR
Many Christians are afraid to operate in the supernatural They are scared of the supernatural. You can only accept this authority and operate in God's power by faith. Yes, the circumstances may look overwhelming, the odds may seem stacked against you. But remember, it is not your power in operation, it is God's power. You are only a vessel which God uses to overcome negative circumstances. "Not by (man's) might, nor by (man's) power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord"
The Church is empowered to set the captives free, but sadly, it finds itself in bondage itself. Believers get into fear when they see sicknesses, when they see people bound by alcohol and drugs as well as many other social problems. But when you live a life in the Spirit, these circumstances will not present themselves as obstacles, but rather as challenges for a supernatural person to confront and to bring into subjection to the Word of God.
God wants to use you for greater things - so break out, step out and move out into the supernatural realm and be a world shaker!