May 21, 2020
While i was focusing on the statement of the Spirit which Dr.Jonathan David received from God that in the next six to seven months there will be divine activity in the spiritual realm for every believer who wants to push into His presence, the Holy Spirit suddenly reminds me the following verse:
Hebrews 11: 6 (NET) “Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
From that verse, the Holy Spirit taught me the following principles:
1. First of all, build the basis of our belief that in the next six to seven months there will be many divine activities that we will experience whenever we push into His presence – every time we pray, worship or read the Word.
Without establishing our basis of belief, then every prayer or worship that we do will have no power, or merely becomes a routine – nothing will happen when we pray!
God is a spirit and the dimension of faith is also a spiritual dimension – without the dimension of faith in our hearts, it is impossible for us to reach God through our prayers or worship! With faith in our hearts then God will be present and touch our lives, something will happen inside us whenever we pray or worship! When someone prays within the dimension of faith, God will personally opens Himself to be found and reached!
2. When we pray, we need the awareness of God’s existence being built in our mind
Our minds must not be empty when we begin to pray. Make sure we activate the imagination area of our mind. Just like in the study of building a spiritual man, I encourage all of us to start praying by imagining one of God’s promises. So while speaking in tongues and praying for that promise, we actively directed our minds to imagine the fulfillment of that promise.
By having an active mind or imagination of the fulfillment of promises, we are actually praying in a different way. Remember the principle: prayer and thought have equal power (Ephesians 3:20). This will help us to train or discipline the mind in order to always have an awareness of God’s reality and His Word.
3. Make sure we believe that whatever we have done in the pursuit of God’s reality will never becomes in vain, as a basis of our belief or thinking concept.
Oftentimes, we might experience an unexpected or unpleasant event right after we pray or worship and read the Words. There might be a bad or unwanted event happen in our lives which breaks all the spiritual dimensions we ‘stored’ in our hearts. And we may feel that all our efforts are in vain. No! There is no vanity in Him! Perhaps all the joy and peace that we have ‘stored’ in His presence seems just vanished because we were angry for a negative event we experienced. But believe me, it will never be in vain! God still rewards those who are earnestly seeking His face!
If we have sought Him with all our hearts, continue to do it perseveringly, faithfully because He sees all your labor and sincerity. He is not a God who ‘disregard’ all your efforts and sincerity. He searches the heart, knows what is in the mind and intention of your heart. And He rewards according to your earnestness! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus