God’s way of communicating is colourful. Far greater than 3D, 4D or virtual immersion reality. His realm is one of extreme wonder, and when He speaks entire worlds are thrown into motion.
It’s a sad note to sing when we see how the church has largely stripped the house of it’s imaginative roots and tools. Outwardly we may enjoy glorious buildings, tapestries and other artefacts, but inwardly the eyes have been closed and visionary encounters have been banished to another age.
God still shows up and shows off if we will only open our ways to see and ears to hear.
As a spirit, you live in a body. You are accustomed to your natural senses helping you navigate and comprehend the world around you. This is just as it should be. But you are far more than a body and several senses. You are a spirit!
You, the real you, the everlasting, God-shaped, image-bearing, you, is a spirit.
If pushed you’d say:
I AM a spirit.
I HAVE a soul; mind, will, and emotions
I LIVE in a body; a temporary earth-suit that allows you to operate in this natural realm.
But who you are is not a body. You are a spirit, and your spirit has senses just like your natural man.
You can “taste and see” that the Lord is good.
You can “hear” His voice.
Visions and dreams are normal, expected colours in His supernatural palette of communication. They are spiritually discerned, but no less real than the senses of the natural man. More real in fact. They are of the original substance from which all that we see found it’s genesis.
Prayer is the place of spiritual activation. It is the playground of the spiritual senses. It is the arena of activity in the realm of the spirit, and when we engage in Spirit-led prayer it awakens our senses in that realm.
Paul prayed that God would,
“..grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him, By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones),” (Ephesians [1:17]–18 AMPLIFIED)
We enter into a revelation of insight into mysteries and secrets of God, and deep and intimate knowledge of Him, by having the eyes of your heart flooded with light.
Visionary prayer is so much a part of the rich delights of knowing God that each and every saint should pick up Paul’s prayer and make it their own urgent request.
“Father, open my spiritual eyes to see your mysteries, bring me into deep and intimate knowledge of your world and your ways, and reveal me to the hope of my calling.”
There is so much more for us to discover!
Oh, the endless pleasures of prayer.