Walk The Spiritual Talk

Spirituality. Many say they've got it. Many of those really don't have a clue. Many more may be honest in saying they really don't know what that is. The five senses were not designed to perceive the spiritual realm. And yet, the whole physical realm was created in order to sustain a consciousness that could relate to the spiritual being that built it. To have a relationship. For the Creator to commune with that which He formed, made and created. This is what separates man from the rest of the known universe. In this creation everything has form. In this creation life, also known as "soul", was made for all the forms that have soul-life. Once created for this 2nd "heavens and Earth" (first created for whales according to Genesis 1:21) it was simply "made" for the other life forms we see and observe today. In this creation is one species which was formed and made (given soul-life) that is quite unique. This species is the only species to have "developed" a cerebral cortex equipping the species with reason and speech. This species was given one thing created just for that life form. Spirit. For man. This spirit was the connection between the physical and spiritual realms and was the "switchboard" so to say, for the Creator to fellowship, to fully share with that part of that which was in all of creation. Today we can only speculate how awesome that must've been, while man was in "paradise", existing as originally designed. Existing in the natural realm and yet fully aware of the spiritual.

Today however, we live in another day and time, another administration as God's Word calls it. We are not in paradise. (Have ya noticed?!) Ever since man proved his inability to take God at His Word, forfeited the spirit he had upon him on condition and transferred his authority over to the one who is now the god of this world (the world of men), every human being is born without the spirit that was originally given. There is no connection as we are all "born dead in trespasses and sin." But time marches on and we see from God's Word that every day we (God's people) are one day closer to getting back to it. Back to paradise. 
As the history of God's people has progressed from administration to administration as recorded in the Bible, we see the line of connection being restored and then replaced in our time. But we're not back to paradise yet being in the fifth of seven administrations in this physical timeline. Today, as with those that lived in previous administrations and those that will live in the next one, God's people must go to His Word (written in the stars for the second [Patriarchal] and somewhat retained in the third [Law] administrations) to learn of the specific spiritual realities that relate to the administration one finds one's self in. It is these spiritual realities which must be recognized and adhered to in order to communicate with the Creator as He desires.

This Line Of Communication Is What We Call "Prayer"

In order to pray effectively one must learn from God by way of His rightly divided Word what it is He desires in prayer offered. This is what get's our "line" on target. As with any subject, the more one knows about it, the more one understands it. WorldNet Dictionary defines "prayer" as, "the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); "the priest sank to his knees in prayer". OK. That's informative but how does God's Word define "prayer?" God, through the life and ministry of Paul, as recorded in the epistle addressed to leadership in our administration (which is really servantship. The world, of course, gives us the wrong impression of "leadership."), tells us there are four components of prayer.
1 Timothy 2:1 (KJV)
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
Bullinger's definition is, of the Greek that translates...
... Supplication - "want, need; then, prayer, as the expression of need, supplication." - Voice Your Need
... Prayer - "speaking out to, prayer towards, (restricted to prayer to God, and marking the power of Him, whom we invoke)" - Praise The Creator
... Intercession - "a falling in with, meeting with, coming together: access, audience, intercourse; a petition; then, intercession; requests concerning others and in their behalf," - Intercede For Others
... Giving Of Thanks - "to show one's self grateful; give thanks". The noun form of this compound word in the Greek is "Thank(s)" and Bullinger defines as, " that which causes joy; objectively, personal gracefulness, a pleasing work; subjectively, an inclining towards, courteous or graceful disposition; on the part of the giver, kindness, favour, grace; on the part of the receiver, thanks, respect, homage." - Express Thankfulness

So... we think through and get detailed of our need of the moment. This is for our benefit. Get focused. This helps to eliminate worry. Then express your need. Internally or out loud. Then take the appropriate believing action to take care of it. We do the same (to the best of our ability) in interceding for others. We praise Him, pointing out how great we think He is. (He is awesome!) We express our thankfulness to HIm according to His Word. Not doubting or out of fear, but out of the love He has given us. Out of the joy we experience. Out of the knowledge and experience of the kindness He has for us through His grace. As expressed by the words of Jesus, our master teacher...

Luke 12:27-32 (KJV)
27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little *faith? (*= believing)
29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

It is God's good pleasure to give us, to give you, the kingdom. To give us/you full citizenship. Spiritual citizenship. Citizenship in the spiritual realm. Which includes responsibilities, rights and benefits. As we surrender our lives to Him through His son in seeking understanding of His written Word He promises to take care of us. To meet our need at every moment. From what I've seen in the Word and have experienced myself the benefit package is outstanding! When Moses first "met" God he asked God what the people should call Him as everybody was used to "gods" having names relative to how this "god" could assist. The Creator's reply was, "I will become what you need me to become." ("I am what I am" is not a good translation.) It's not that God isn't willing or able. He is! It's us getting our minds, our consciousness, to line up with God's Word and make the connection that allows Him to "pour out such a blessing there shall not be enough room to receive it" as He expressed to His people under the Law administration. (Malachi 3:10) They were His people yes but they weren't spiritual citizens. (It was not available then.) It's not easy for most to learn to walk by believing I know as we are so accustomed to this natural realm but there's nothing like "new" joy for those newly come to the family faith when their spiritual eyes begin to open and they start getting results to their prayers as they learn to pray according to the Word that is revealed to them. That joy is shared by the immediate household and is a beautiful thing. Joy is one of the fruit of the spirit, matured by the operation of the spirit over time. (Galatians 5) It is the rightly divided Word of God which reveals to us how to pray, what is available and not available to pray for, how to receive it, what to do with it after it's received and the benefit of it.

It Is A Lack Of Proper Instruction That
Denies People From Offering Perfect Prayer
To be a godly spiritual person one must know how to conduct one's self spiritually. How to think spiritually. Which in turn directs our actions and speech. This is why God has preserved His Word throughout the eons. That His people might know the fullness of what Christ accomplished for us in replacing our lost connection with God. To not only save God's people from the imminent "White Throne Judgments" (whew!) but to give us the knowledge of how to conduct ourselves as citizens of the kingdom of God while we are yet present in this world. This is what makes us pilgrims as this world is no longer our home. We are actually branded traitors by this world's god but who cares? We are "seated in the heavenlies" as Ephesians tells us. This is what makes us "ambassadors for Christ" as we tell those without spiritual citizenship about our home in the heavenlies and invite them to it. A foundational truth of proof of citizenship is to believe what God says about praying to Him. To go beyond the senses and do the seemingly impossible. To pray to God spiritually.
 John 4:19-24 (CEB)
19 The *woman (*= at the well) said, "Sir, I see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but *you and your people (*= Judeans) say that it is necessary to worship in Jerusalem."
21 Jesus said unto her, "Believe me, woman, the time is coming when *you and your people (*= Samaritans) will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You and your people worship what you don't know; we worship what we know because salvation is of the *Jews. (*= Judeans) 23 But the time is coming - and is *here! (*= within a few months) - when true worshippers will worship in spirit and truth. The Father looks for those who worship Him this way. 24 God is *spirit, (*= Spirit) and it is necessary to worship God in spirit and truth."

To worship God "in spirit and in truth" as stated in the KJV was not quite yet available when these two were conversing. It wasn't available until the Day of Pentecost 50 days after Jesus' resurrection. In relation to all the generations prior the time was now. This is a part of the "mystery" that drew near. That no man knew. That no angel knew. That no devil spirit knew. Only God knew. The only thing revealed in the Old Testament about it was that it was there, that it had a starting point, it had an ending point and it looked pretty cool as recorded in I Peter. The mystery that... Christ's death, resurrection and glorification was ultimately for the benefit of God's people living today. In this administration known as "The Mystery Revealed" or "The Grace Administration." Because of Christ's accomplished works of being the perfect Passover sacrifice and fulfilling the Law of the Old Testament, it is available to not only have a personal relationship with God, but that this relationship would be of a spiritual nature. Because of the ransom paid, God could create in His people spirit. This spiritual birth is the gift of holy spirit. (This is NOT the "spirit" the world offers!) And it's free! This is His seed. Created exclusively for and in us. Which makes us His spiritual children! The mystery revealed! God's Word lays out for us how to receive it and how to operate this gift. One of those operations (mislabeled as "gifts" in I Corinthians 12:1) is the ability to offer the worship God desires of us. "In spirit and truth" as put in the CEB.

The first time it was available to truly worship God, to pray to God spiritually, was on the Day of Pentecost when the 12 apostles for the first time spoke in tongues. In the book of Acts (which is our blueprint for outreach in this administration), we find occurrences of speaking in tongues when the spoken Word concerning Christ was believed. It was, in fact, the proof that God's grace extended beyond the Judeans to the Gentiles (those not of Abraham's bloodline, a.k.a. unbelievers) and was absolutely mind-blowing to the Judeans that first believed to receive God's gift. (Acts 10)

speak in tonguesWe're all pretty much aware of how religion either outright rejects speaking in tongues, saying it served its purpose then but has no place in "modern" worship... or has made a spectacle of it by not operating it according to the instruction of the Word. These examples both, as is so much of religious doctrine, are lies from hell. What the rightly divided Word of God says about it is a disciple's main concern. Speaking in tongues is perfect prayer. It is energized by God by way of the gift of holy spirit as one believes to operate it, giving a believer the ability to speak in an unknown language (unknown to the one speaking) which bypasses the mind. It's our minds that are at times our greatest enemy in that we are limited physically as we don't know how to express ourselves on the spiritual level. This spiritual ability replaces much of what was originally lost in this being the only administration it is available. It gives us much power as we don't have to know everything to pray about anything. All we have to do (or I do anyways) is picture in our minds the result we desire which we line up with God's Word, start speaking and God does the rest by way of His gift to us. This speaking in tongues is as perfect as communication can be in our administration and is by far the best of what has been made available since Adam got hisself kicked out of paradise. We can do this with supplication, praise, intercession and giving of thanks. And whenever we just want to talk to God! Internally or externally. In words or song. But it is not to be shown off. Speaking in tongues by itself is intended for your private prayer life. Just you and God. Communing perfectly spiritually. This is what God desires. Even though you have no idea what it is you're saying there are benefits. You are not only exercising "spiritual free speech" (which the world will always try to squelch), but you are also exercising the spirit you've been given. And just like physical exercise builds muscle so does operating the gift of holy spirit build up your spirit. It is the only spiritual manifestation we can operate any time we want with no restriction (as evidenced when done improperly in snake handling, being "slain in the spirit" and all them circus acts.) It is perfect communication to God and in truth is the proof in the physical realm you are indeed a recipient of God's gift of holy spirit as stated in I Corinthians 9:3 (which is addressed to God's people in this administration,) "Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus *accursed: (*= The believers at Corinth were being made fun of by the unbelievers, the "Gentiles", in that, the believers didn't understand what they were saying when speaking in tongues, so the unbelievers rationalized that for all they knew... believers were cursing their lord) and (here it is) that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the *Holy Ghost," (*= holy spirit. Lower case "h" and "s" referring to the operation of the gift, not God)"

Speaking by the spirit was and is speaking in tongues. Wanna offer perfect praise?! Just do it! I did it for almost two years before I knew what it was I was doing! This is the proof you have received the gift... that you have indeed made God's Promised Seed Lord. That you are seated in the heavenlies! By way of doing that which should be impossible. To speak a language unknown to you. To bring forth into manifestation in the material realm the spiritual reality within. To offer perfect supplication. To offer perfect praise. To offer perfect intercession. To offer perfect thanksgiving.

To Speak The Wonderful Works Of God!
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- Published 04/23/2017