Today, we live in a world that is full of uncertainties, so much evil, and high level of wickedness.
The extent of chaos and crisis in our world today is unprecedented, unparalleled, and extraordinary within the context of history. Satan is offensively on rampage to kill, to steal, and to destroy. And truly, it seems nothing can stop him. If you have been following national and global news, you will realise that the amount of violence and killings increases on greater scales daily.
This is the pitiable part. World leaders have not been able to do anything meaningful about it. Even nationally, in Nigeria, all the military and policing efforts amounts to nothing meaningful. Truly and clearly, this is beyond man’s control.
In our private lives also, we are faced with so much a many critical issues and challenges that make us wonder and ponder if we are the only prime target for satanic assaults in this world. Pressures from every corner of life – family, career, business, spiritual, health financial, and so on
The reality is, things will NOT get better, and wickedness, chaos, and violence will increase greatly and daily. Satan also will directly throw at us assaults and issues of life over and over again.
But, the Good news is that, God raised US up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. Ephesians 1:20-21, 2:6.
Therefore, You and I am positioned for ADVANTAGE, if we have adequate spiritual intelligence to operate from this position of great Authority and Dominion.
Spiritual Intelligence is divine competence and capability to facilitate everyday problem solving, vision, and goal attainment. That is, Spiritual Intelligence is the capacity to rise above the physical and material, and the ability to utilize spiritual resources to operate life with wisdom and discernment, dominate opposing influences and challenges, and solve life’s issues and problems.
Apostle Paul, realising the possibilities of being overwhelmed by the travails of life, insistently craved and prayed for the Spirit of Intelligence to come upon God’s people.
“I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength! Ephesians 1:17-19” The Message Bible
I pray for you today. May the Spirit of intelligence come upon your spirit man, so that you can function with great auction as you walk in victory and dominion.
Spiritual intelligence is concerned with the inner life of mind and spirit and its relationship to being in the world
The essence of this form of intelligence, as outline in Apostle Paul’s prayer is so that:
- You may know God Personally
“For the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” Daniel 11:32 KJV
You need a personal and true knowledge of God to keep fit and survive in these evil days.
- You can see what he is calling you to do
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” Ephesian 5: 15-17 NIV
Don’t live carelessly without daily conscious intentions. Make sure you understand what the Lord wants you to do. As you seek to know God through consistent fellowship with his Spirit and his Word, you will grow in the understanding of his will for your life, and begin to make conscious decisions and take intentional actions in doing God’s will every day.
- You can know how he wants you to live
“ For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light” Ephesian 5: 8 NIV
There is a way of Life for God’s people. It is then important, that our lifestyle becomes consistent with who we are in Christ, and where we are seated in Glory and Authority. You should be living according to the way of life he has for his followers
Consequently, as we depend on God to lead us on in this teaching on Developing and Operating Spiritual Intelligence, our objective will be to attain these three essence of Spiritual Intelligence, so that we can live a life of dominion, and walk in daily victory in every area of our lives at such a time as this.
Apostle Michael Toyin-Emmanuel
Divine Realities Ministry