Building Capacity for Spiritual Intelligence

God wants to do a great work in your life, and bring about your freedom and enlargement, but would you give Him enough capacity for it?

Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations: spare not, lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes; for you shall break forth on the right hand and on the left… (enlarge: broaden, make room) Isaiah 54:2-3

You cannot remain unchanged, while asking God to change everything around you.

Capacity is defined as “the maximum amount that something (or someone) can contain.”

Your capacity is the ability to receive or contain; it is the maximum amount or number that can be received or contained. Your capacity is a measure of what you can receive, hold or absorb. It reflects your potential, your resourcefulness and skilfulness. To increase your capacity, you must take it beyond the current ability to receive or contain, and augment your gift, your skilfulness and cutting edge

Your Capacity for Spiritual Intelligence is a huge indicator as to how far you will go in life. This also, will always determine the outcome of the opportunities that come your way.

Then, how do I develop my capacity for Spiritual Intelligence?

  1. Build a Culture of Fellowship.

 “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9

You must grow from just having a relationship with God into having intimacy with him through regular fellowship. God has not brought you to himself through Christ Jesus, just to know him, but to have fellowship with Him. No relationship grows without regular communion amongst parties involved, and you cannot share common interest and deep insight with someone you don’t talk with regularly.

Fellowship is a friendly association, especially with people who share one’s interests

Intelligence is shared through communication, hence, you cannot develop it without constant and consistent communion with the source of such intelligence.

Even Jesus Christ, the God that walked the earth, showed us that everything he did, and said was done because he had fellowship with the Father. He said: ” I knew that You always hear Me and listen to Me; but I have said this because of the people standing around, so that they may believe that You have sent Me [and that You have made Me Your representative]. John 11:42 AMP

You can know and have a deeper experience of God for yourself without too many intermediaries.

From today, I strongly admonish you to create a private time and place, where you can nurture your relationship with God, and grow it into habitual fellowship.

 

  1. Build Capacity of a Prayer Life

In the place and time of fellowship, build and cultivate a prayer lifestyle. Prayer is the communication instrument, and one of the spiritual gadgets used in the place of fellowship, and it is simply talking with God about EVERYTHING in the name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer is the only channel through which you can enforce God’s counsel and Authority upon every situation of life.  Prayer also determines what you can get done, and how precise and easily you can get it done on earth.

Likewise for Jesus Christ, he could do nothing without prayer “Now at this time Jesus went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. When day came, He called His disciples and selected twelve of them, whom He also named apostles” John 6:12 AMP

Intelligence is all about exactitude and precision on every matter; especially matters of destiny. Therefore, it is important to sharpen our spiritual senses by praying.

Stop living your life by trial and error, intentionally determine your outcomes through fervent and effective prayer.

Prayer is offered to God ONLY in the name of Jesus Christ, and not by any other name as may be named today. You do not pray to God by shouting Fire, Blood of Jesus and so on…. All these are satanic means to make your prayer not effective. Such prayers are strange to heaven.

Also, a quality prayer life is not equal to the number of church night vigils you attend, it will require your personal and private effort. Attending corporate prayer meetings is a good thing, it is edifying, and it should be encouraged. But in building an effective prayer lifestyle, you must invest time and make deliberate personal efforts. Moreover, how can you contribute meaningfully and edify a corporate prayer meeting, if your prayer life is dead. Can dead firewood light up another?

Sadly, many prayer gatherings today are mere gathering of woods. No wonder they keep shouting Fire. Fire don’t come by shouting; only prophets of Baal do that. Fire comes through an effective prayer lifestyle; such as Elijah’s. Many today call “Oh God of Elijah, send down fire”, but they fail to learn from Elijah’s life of prayer.

Later in this teaching, we will be looking at “Spiritual Intelligence and Prayer”, so that we can operate intelligence in our prayer lives.

 

  1. Build Capacity of the Word of God

Another important capacity to be developed is a rich knowledge of the word of God. It is an insulant against deception, and a shield from the manipulation of Satan.

You must invest heavily in knowing God personally by his Word, and through a prayerful Bible study engagement.

Spiritual innocence is not an antidote for being deceived, knowledge is. There are many casualties of innocent but deceived believers today. They are sincere Christians, but they live under the spell of spiritual manipulation because they have limited, little, or no knowledge of the truth. Therefore, they remain in bondage of religion, bondage of the church, bondage of false prophets and pastors, and their will, so easily manipulated.

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Though, they were INDEED SET FREE as a result of the death of Christ, and their faith in God, they remain in bondage because they are blinded to the knowledge of truth, and as a result of their limited knowledge of the word of God, they have not MADE themselves free.

One of the direct instruction given to us by God in the bible is to “grow [spiritually mature] in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “ 2 Peter 2:18

 Intelligence is premised and built on knowledge. So developing your capacity of the word of God is indispensable and mandatory to operating Spiritual Intelligence.

You must learn to taste the solid meat of the word of God first-hand, and minimise your dependence on milk, and processed meat of the word of God, so that you can develop an insurmountable spiritual intelligence.

Moreover, your ability to withstand the Devil in trial times solely depends on the amount of the Word of God you have and can operate with. How much of “It is written…” do you have in your expression structure and vocabulary framework? How much of “Thus says the Lord…” can you declare upon any issue cropping up in your life?

Jesus Christ developed his capacity for the word in order to be useful to God, and be able to withstand Satan “And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man” Luke 2:46, 52

Ponder upon these things!

Depend on the Holy Spirit to lead you into the revelation of the knowledge of God, and be objective about knowing the truth

Later in this teaching, we will be looking at “Spiritual Intelligence and The Word”, so that we can operate intelligence by The Word of God.

In conclusion, for every capacity you present to God, there is always a corresponding flow of grace and blessing from His presence. You can only expect to receive a flow commensurate with the capacity you have.’

Therefore, enrich your Spiritual Experience, build capacity for Spiritual Intelligence.

You are blessed!

 

Michael Toyin-Emmanuel

Chief Steward

Divine Realities Ministries

 

 

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