TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:- “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.”
Life is first spiritual, then mental before physical. And to gain command in this life one must be spiritually fit because it is the spiritual that controls the physical. As physical growth is essential for a healthy lifestyle so is growth in the spirit for a healthy Christian life and effectiveness in ministry. Apart from Jesus Christ, John the Baptist his forerunner experienced both. John the Baptist was a man on heaven’s highest mission – Preparing the way for The LORD. The circumstances surrounding his birth attest to his person and assignment. In order for John to fulfil his mission, he needed the invasion of Heaven in his spirit hence the Bible declares ‘’The child grew and waxed strong in Spirit.
“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.”
Spiritual matters require spiritual keys. We are able to bring heaven down to fulfil heaven’s agenda when heaven invades our spirit man. That which is of the Spirit is spirit and that which is of the flesh is flesh. A weak spirit is incapable of undertaking heaven’s mission. How we need to grow in The Spirit. No man ask for content without having the required capacity to take it. If you want 50 Litres of water and you went to the water reservoir with 10 Litres can, the content you are asking for cannot.be given you. The same way many of us cry to God to fill us with uncommon auction without adequate spiritual capacity to receive it.
For this purpose the church of Jesus Christ was born from above on the day of Pentecost when the wind of heaven rushed in and endued the disciples with Power, to be witnesses for Him, by the baptism of The Spirit and the release of a unique prayer power! (Acts 1:8).
Prayer is one major key that opens us up to heaven. In praying we are inviting the realm of heaven to invade and saturate us and when we are soaked, we can in turn pour out to the earthly domain
Jesus said, “He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. John 3:31″. Today be determined to grow and wax strong in spirit. Pray in the Holy Ghost. Let heaven come down to bring change!
Take a deliberate step today to build up yourself spiritually as a vessel that God can pour His grace upon. Build up your spiritual capacity before asking for content.