Monday, February 26, 2018

How to Build Spiritual Power

By Dale Shumaker

How to really see the Spiritual Power in our lives as we have
seen in the Bible... front to end.

Over my decades of living, now at the last leg of my life, 
I have been a student of the Bible, and around other 
Spiritual leaders.

What has been my desire is show people in a 
simple process, how to live life as a mission 
and live in the power of the Spirit we see in the Bible.

All through my life I have seen the emphasis on 
getting saved... go to heaven, how to avoid hell. 
But living in the Spirit goes beyond that.
What He has for us is something to do, 
the Lord has a mission for us.

Living life without a sizzling mission in us, 
we go through life aimlessly,
going one direction or another, and not live for 
what we are cut out for. The Lord gives us a
vision of what life may look like in Him and
living in a mission that drives us from morning 
until night every day, and even getting up in the 
middle of the night to think about it, pray about.

Here's, in my long life journey, what I have found as   
the key components to live in God's vibrancy 
and power, and impact the world around us.

First, mission.
God has something for us to do
First of all as Jesus told the disciples in the 
end of the Gospel of John, feed my sheep. 
Our mission is about that in one shape or form. 
Feed others. To bring the vibrancy of Jesus 
to them and play a role with them in seeing it happen. 
Our mission may take on many pictures, 
but it is one set up for us by His Spirit.

Second is faith.
We must believe God made us for a purpose, 
and what we see may seem like a 
humongous picture in our minds, but He, 
the Spirit is there to help us.  
We learn and grow as we build faith. 
Do the following and it will build faith.

The three cornerstones to live what we are 
called to do in His Spirit.

Adding to the above, we need to renew our minds
To live in the mind of Christ and live in our minds 
in harmony with the Spirit.  
Our minds are conditioned by the world, 
it needs to be transformed into the Spirit
When we do that, the Spirit speaks to us and 
gives us His Power, beyond our own. But coming into 
the mind of God, Jesus is the first step

This is done by inundating our minds with the Scriptures
daily Bible reading plan and not just knowing the Scriptures, 
but being the Scriptures. That we condition our minds 
to be synonymous with the mind of God, 
becoming compatible with the mind of Christ.

The other is hearing from the Lord... 
gaining His Spiritual intelligence. 
God tells us, when we are in Him in Spirit, the deep things 
of God, the secrets of man, and strategies on how to 
handle every thing we face.  
This happens through Prayer... 
that is in constant conversation with God 
and His Spirit. When in one Mind with His Spirit, 
it flows into us quite naturally without a lot of effort. 
In these times of Meditation in Him, we hear His Voice 
and know what He is directing us to do. 
I call it Spiritual Intelligence, that we have the 
Intelligence of God working through us.

The third of the big three key areas is having 
agreement partners. 
These are those doing the same, we talk to very frequently 
and are constantly sharing things back and forth. 
When we are in this relationship with someone else 
who daily renews their mind through the Word, and 
is constantly seeking God on all matters, 
seeking His Intelligence, and living through His power...  
when we unite with just one or two others like this, 
this ignites a powder keg of power through what we ask. 
By combining our talents and resources for the mission 
on each heart, we see exponential power, 10 times and 
more powerful.

So, it is living your mission, building faith:
renewing our minds (a mental transformation into 
His Spirit and ways),
acquiring His insights, intelligence and working in His Power,
coming in agreement with others of the same mind in Spirit.

This is the core of it.

We then advance it.

By cultivating our relationship bound in love 
and mission we see power increase as our bond in love 
with each other increases more and more. This bond of 
love super-charges everything.

We find others doing the same and expand this 
Spirit Network that God is creating as we connect with 
others in the same mind.

As we do this we see Spiritual gifts emerging in all we do. 
We become smarter and more powerful in Spirit. Gifts 
of a supernatural quality blossom when we all grow 
together in unity. Being One, as God is one with Jesus 
and Jesus is one with all of us.

To summarize, it takes living in mission, God's will for us.  
Believing it will happen and seeing it mature through 
Bible study, transforming the mind;
prayer, gaining Spiritual intelligence and His power; 
connecting with a few who are also living in His Mind.
Cultivating strong relationships in Spirit... to the degree 
we do this is the degree we see His Power at work 
through us.
Then networking with others in their mission 
as we help each other.

It's all a heart thing... us with God and us with 
each other in the Spirit.

Behold, He will never leave us nor forsake us. 
He lives in us and we live through His love and power.

All this is explained in more detail at
Living Your Magnificent Mission... the online course.
And I am available to help guide and assist in 
the whole process. As I have learned how to 
partner with others in all aspects of above.

In my lifetime, I say with great confidence, 
in doing this you will see a resurgence of 
power in your life. You will see the Spirit at 
work through you in a way you have never seen before.