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13th December 2023


Train your Spiritual Senses

Throughout the Bible we repeatedly see people operating through spiritual senses – particularly the Prophets.
Ezekiel, demonstrates to us that our hearts must be set right, turned fully to the Lord, if we are to move & flow in our spiritual senses.
Through him we also noted that in this realm we need to pay attention, look carefully & listen closely.
The exercise of our spiritual senses are essential in responding to the Lord.
Today we will think more around what it means to pay attention.


The Lord said to me, “Son of man, look carefully, listen closely and give attention to everything I tell you concerning all the regulations and instructions regarding the temple of the Lord. Give attention to the entrance to the temple and all the exits of the sanctuary. Ezekiel 44:5 NIV


Ezekiel is catching a vision of God’s glorious future for the house of the Lord (temple).
To do so he must pay (give) attention – ‘mark well’. Switch on spiritually (be aware) & respond in his spirit (be alert).
This is the staring place – it all flows & develops from being spiritually attentive, aware & alert.
The revelation of God flows from heart to heart. From God’s Spirit to our spirit.
Intimate relationship, time in the Lord’s presence & accurate discernment is required.
Revelation flows through relationship in the place of rest. SELAH

The command to pay attention is also given to Ezekiel more than once (Ezekiel 40:4).
Our focused attention is clearly necessary & important. Fixing & maintaining our attention upon the Lord.
This is the setting of the heart in relation to the Lord. Lifting it & directing it fully unto Him.
We are to be fully present & fully prepared to see, hear & receive form the Lord.
As he does this the revelation to Ezekiel begins to flow freely.

Once the revelation has been given & received it must be faithfully passed on.
Ezekiel is to communicate God’s message to the people of Israel.
Like Ezekiel we are to be the passers on of revelation from the Lord – God’s love, light & life.
The things we pay attention to grow & develop. Intentional investment reaps rewards & bears benefits. SELAH
Are you willing to make time & expend effort to sharpen & strengthen your spiritual senses?
If you will, both yourself & others will be richly blessed. Hallelujah!!

For Reflection

  • How good am I at stilling myself & finding rest to exercise my spiritual senses?
  • How often do I intentionally set my heart & spirit to seek & receive from the Lord?
  • Meditate upon how & why we need to be attentive, aware & alert unto the Lord.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that You desire to communicate with me,
Daily revealing Your plans & purposes.
Jesus thank you for Your example of moving in & exercising spiritual senses,
Teach & train me to do the same.
Holy Spirit help me to fix & focus myself fully upon the Lord,
Strengthen my spiritual eyes & ears & sharpen my understanding & discernment.
This I ask in the mighty Name of Jesus.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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