I studied a lot of teaching from the late John Paul Jackson who was a highly anointed, gifted and reputable prophet. He once said that God speaks to us in proportion to our spiritual maturity. To the degree that your spirit is in conformity to the Holy Spirit (wisdom, communion and conscience) that is the degree that you will hear from God. If your soul is ruling you (your mind, will and emotions) then you will just live and be led by your flesh.
He taught how character is built by private victories, which is how we live when no one is around. We also have to be teachable and allow the Holy Spirit to correct us if we want Him to lead us. Jesus wants to take the body of Christ to a higher place. We are His beloved, His chosen people, His remnant and His warriors. He desires to show us things in the Spirit realm and give us revelation that we've not yet discovered.
The Lord brought me back to a vision that I had one night as I was falling asleep, I had an unusual vision of a child with a milk mustache (which is a milk stain over the upper lip that one gets from drinking milk in a careless way). I remembered an advertisement for milk several years ago in which they used pictures with people of all ages with milk mustaches. The next morning as I was thinking about this peculiar vision that the Lord gave me, I received this word.
We as believers need to come to a higher place where we hear the voice of the Lord with clarity. We need to discern His presence and know His ways because we are coming into a season when it will be imperative to know the leading and direction of the Holy Spirit. We are entering days of shock and awe and it’s time to rise up and get free from childish ways. We need to be grounded in the Word of God rather than the religious doctrines of men.
The Lord says; As you search for truth, and you seek to know Me in a deeper dimension, the eyes of your heart will become enlightened. When you are willing to go beyond the milk of My Word, your thoughts will begin to come into alignment with My Word. Those who are hungry for the meat of My Word and willing to leave foolish and childish things behind, will begin to discern spiritual things, and My truth will become alive in their innermost being.
They are those who are willing to separate themselves unto Me. They are those who not only spend time with Me, but live a fasted lifestyle and walk in holiness before Me. They are not content with the milk, therefore they press on to the higher calling. They depend on My leading as they go about their daily routines, because they know that they have been called and set apart for My plans and My purposes.
As you allow My Word to become engrafted into your spirit, you will no longer desire to submit to the things of the carnal nature. The temptations of this world will grow dim as you hunger for spiritual realities. The more that you spend time in My Word and in My presence, you will find that hearing My voice will come with ease. Pray in the Spirit often to build yourself up in your most holy faith, and as you do, you will become attuned to My ways.
I am filling the hearts of those who desire to know Me more. Those who are rooted and grounded will surely ascend to new heights. I will reveal My secrets to those who are submitted, and I will make My ways known to them. They have treasured My words more than their daily bread. My ways are not mystical or mysterious to them because they have a personal relationship with Me. They are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness.
They are those who have learned to tune in to My frequencies. Signs and wonders will accompany those who believe and walk in My truth. Those who follow My Word will walk in peace, and fear, confusion and anxiety will be far from them. So enlarge your vision, and extend your boundaries, and as you yield yourself to Me, My plans will be established, and you will come to a higher place with Me, says the Lord.
For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 TPT
God has transmitted his very substance into every Scripture, for it is God-breathed. It will empower you by its instruction and correction, giving you the strength to take the right direction and lead you deeper into the path of godliness. Then you will be God’s servant, fully mature and perfectly prepared to fulfill any assignment God gives you.
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