How do we prepare our spirits for “things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9)? We tend to live as people of habits and routines, and we may think that doing things in a different way on a natural level will prepare us for how God will move. It may help in some ways, but what matters is what we are doing in our spirits because God reveals things to us through the Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:10).
There is no question that God will move. He will appear, and there in His presence is the power to heal, to break bondages, and to be transformed into His likeness. The question is: at the moment when He is ready to do a new thing in your life, will you be aware (Isaiah 43:19)? Is your spirit in tune with the Lord, waiting upon Him and immersed in Him?
When Jesus was on earth, many people saw Him, but they were not aware of what they could appropriate from Him. At the pool of Bethesda, a multitude of people waited every day for the angel of the Lord to come and stir the waters. On a natural level, they were conditioned to look for a certain manifestation of their healing. Yet, a man who had been ill for 38 years reached out with his spirit and touched the Lord at the moment that He passed by. That man was healed. On that day, God did something new that had not even entered into the thinking of that multitude. The story of the lame man in Acts 3:1-7 is just as intriguing. Day after day, this man sat at the gate that even Jesus Christ Himself walked through. But one day, this man’s spirit reached for and appropriated the healing from Peter that was available at that moment. We find the same example in the woman who had a hemorrhage for twelve years (Mark 5:25-34). She was ready in her spirit to lay hold of the healing power that was in Jesus. You are going to have the same opportunities, but will you be aware? God will move on those who are waiting on the Lord continually in their heart and spirit, even if it appears on a natural level that nothing has changed. Their spirit is focused and locked into Him.
Lord, we are looking for You to move in our generation in ways that no one has ever seen before. When the moment comes that You do a new thing, a different thing in our life, may our spirits be ready to touch You in a way that turns loose all that You are and all that You have for us.
This message titled “How Do We Prepare For What Eye Has Not Seen Or Ear Heard?” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available at Living Word Publications.