You have the potential to have the mind of Christ. As you increasingly submit to the revelation and the understanding of the Holy Spirit, you will share the thoughts, intentions and attitudes of Jesus Christ. In Ephesians 1:16-17 Paul prays, “I do not cease to give thanks for you; making mention of you in my prayers that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ the Father of glory may give to you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.” He goes on to talk of “…the eyes of your understanding being enlightened that you may know what is the hope of your calling.”
The natural mind cannot accept or understand the things of God. No matter how intelligent we may be, we are totally dependent upon the revelation of the Holy Spirit for every scrap of our understanding of God. However, the Holy Spirit does not want to throw us scraps, He wants to give us a feast of the revelation of God. That is why you must wake up to your spiritual-mindedness and learn how to receive from God in your spirit.
The human spirit
1 Corinthians 2:10: “But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” No man knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. The human spirit is the most important part of the human personality. God has given us so many ways to feed our spirits one of them is speaking in tongues. When you speak in tongues your spirit man is praying and being built up. It is important to strengthen and cultivate your spirit – make sure your spirit is in unbroken communion with the living God.
Proverbs 20:27 says, “The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart.” Your human spirit acts as a lamp that the Lord has provided for you to search the depths of your heart and inner nature. It is God’s instrument by which He interfaces with you and communes with you in your spirit. We are not just more intelligent than other creatures but God created us with a human spirit, with understanding, wisdom, capacities and capabilities. We are special creations of God and we carry a unique image of God in our spirits.
The human spirit’s capabilities unter the anointing of the Holy Spirit
Your human spirit is awakened and made alive by Christ through the Holy Spirit once you are born again. All the dead qualities of the ungenerated human spirit are removed and in place of that we have the same qualities that were in Adam before he fell and that are now in Christ. This is what the Bible means when it says we have the mind of Christ.
A seeing spirit
When your spirit is awoken by the Holy Spirit you have a capacity to perceive and see into the spirit realm. You are a seeing spirit just like God. Before God does anything He first perceives it and it becomes a creation in the spirit realm. God first “saw’ the world before it was made – according to His plan and purpose. We must operate the same way.
A listening spirit
You are a listening spirit. God has given us spiritual ears with which to listen to His voice. One of the most important things you can do is to learn how to listen to God and hear what is coming from the spiritual realm. Develop a sensitivity by which you are able to hear the faintest whisper of God – that still small voice on the inside.
A speaking spirit
You are a speaking spirit. God did not just see or listen to the intents of His heart, but there came a time when God spoke it – He said “let there be’ and there was. God made us with the same capacity, not independent from or in competition with Him, not on the same level as Him but in partnership with Him as His royal ruler over this planet, therefore we too must see, hear and speak. Jesus said in Mark 11: 22-23 “… Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
A thinking spirit
You are a thinking spirit. God has given us a mind like Christ so that we can reason like God. God gives us spiritual understanding – we have to see and know what is ours and that is why we need constant revelation from the Spirit of God.
A believing Spirit
You are a believing Spirit. This means you accept God at His word. It is the most natural thing for the human spirit anointed by the Holy Spirit to believe God. When you take your true place in the spirit realm and flow in the undertanding, wisdom and revelation of God and have the vision of God before your eyes, it is the most natural thing to speak forth a miracle. This is because you are not limited by the world you can see or touch, taste, smell and hear. You have entered into the spirit realm – the realm of faith.