I find, and I am guilty of this, that Christians try too hard to be like everyone else. We want to blend in, not act spooky, not appear to be super-spiritual…we want to downplay our god-ness so we can fit in with other people. Well, God has not called us to fit in but to STAND OUT. When the Holy Ghost is come upon you, you cannot continue to be like you were. You will be different in a lot of ways.
This morning, as I was praying, the Lord began to do something that I have never seen him do before. He began to put me RIGHT SIDE UP!! Hallelujah!! He began to put me to rights. He began to highlight the SUPREMACY of my spirit man over my natural man. Then he started to put my spirit man on top. Here is how he led me to pray and you should do this too over and over again:
1.) Command the flesh to go under, and the spirit man to come over or above! (Romans 8:5-6, 13)
2.) Cast down the carnal mind which is death, and put the spiritual mind in it’s rightful place. (Romans 8:6)
3.) Command the natural senses to take a back seat and the spiritual senses to come to the fore so that I can discern the spirit realm clearly. (Hebrews 5:14)
By so doing, he made me a good conductor of the Holy Spirit (Think physics – electricity). The Lord is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17), so you connect with him by your spirit. When the flesh, the natural senses, and the carnal mind are at the fore, they become a barrier to the Spirit and you become a bad conductor of the Holy Ghost.
Why is this so?
Because the flesh is more in tune with the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. It is not in tune with the things of God.
The carnal mind won’t let faith arise. There is too much reasoning and weighing of facts. If you are trying to get healed of Cancer for example, the carnal mind will keep telling you that this type of cancer is incurable. It becomes a barrier to the supernatural.
The natural senses are too in touch with the natural environment and not the spirit realm. We discern by our spiritual senses and if they are inactive or dull, you cannot operate effectively in the spirit realm. You will be swayed by what you see, hear, taste, smell, and feel in the natural and will not be able to see beyond the natural into the invisible.
Once the spirit man has been brought to the fore, and the natural man relegated to the back where he belongs, the Holy Ghost is able to move in you and through you with ease because you are a good conductor of the Holy Spirit. It will be like sticking an iron rod into an electric outlet – the current of the Holy Spirit will flow right into you and through you to others.
But if the flesh is in the fore, it will be like sticking a piece of wood into an electric current – No current flowing. You will be frustrated for nothing.
Be transformed into another man! Put yourself right side up by praying your flesh, carnal mind, and natural senses to the back, and calling forth your spirit man, spiritual mind, and spiritual senses. Then conducting the Holy Ghost will be easy peasy.