1. Building in the Spirit:
It is the spiritual ability released upon a man to penetrate into the spiritual world and open the heavens above him for ministry function. Man has supernatural ability to rise up in the Spirit world – get heavens open above his ministry so that he always has resource and connection to minister out of heavens life and power and grace.
If we don’t have heaven’s resources – we supply from ourselves. We have a tendency to become depleted, aggressive, discouraged because as a man, we are limited in our own knowledge and understanding. That’s why we need to tap into the “source”.
As illustrated in Jacob’s dream in Bethel in Genesis 28:10-12.
And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Because of God’s encounter, Israel was born. Wherever we are, we can build in the spirit, changing an ordinary place (Bethel) into an open avenue of worship. We have to know how to touch the Spirit and build in it. It’s a “touching heaven, changing earth” concept.
Another example is Jesus’ encounter with Samarian woman at the well (John chapter 4). Jesus tapped onto supernatural, revelation flow – operating in gifts, revelation, speak about the heart of God – when revelation began to flow within His spirit – his whole body revived. What we receive from heaven – it is more than enough – All that God has is enough – our source is God, we need to connect to God thru Jesus. When we are tapped into supernatural source, our spiritual dimensions keep our mind and body alert – whole energy to the high level.
Our perception of self must be what God says about us – if mind is informed with wrong source then our perception to self and others is wrong. Like our morning service last Friday (from “slaves” to “sons”, from “fear” to “freedom”), the enemy don’t want us to know who we really are (Genesis 3:11). It’s really important to drink from a clean, uncontaminated well. We are the prince and princess of the kingdom, act like one!
2. Supernatural Grace
It allows minister to bring the tangible presence of God to the people. Because man is connected to God, his ministry brings God’s presence to the people. We cannot preach what we haven’t experienced yet.
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;” – 1 John 1:1
People don’t need sermons. They need the tangible presence of God – they need connection with the Father and Son – that’s what a man who builds in the Spirit does. It’s the supernatural ability and grace on man / the divine enabling makes him able to bring God’s presence down – near enough to people so they can be touched.
3. Manifested form of Jesus’ presence
It becomes known by asking why the man ministers. Ways and working of the Holy Spirit become identifiable – found when you sit with a man who is a builder in the Spirit. Man’s movement must represent the movements of the Spirit. Apostolic man must explain to the people what things are happening in the Spirit. We must direct the flow – teach ignorant people how to move in Spirit. Man doesn’t just manifest the Spirit but explain the workings of the Spirit. We all should be operating in the gifts of the Spirit – not just some, but all. We must explain the behind the scenes of building in the spirit, so people can follow. If we are being led, we must have clear tangible steps. Ways and workings of the Spirit must be identifiable so you can teach others, for example, we must know when healing anointing comes and work with it.
4. The longer people stay under this Spirit atmosphere the greater the change in their life
People stay under the presence to saturation, their spirit starts to move, to vibrate, to exercise – something supernatural takes place affecting behavior, emotions. They are no longer talking about knowledge but spiritual development. Training and development are two different words. Train people to stay in service long as the Spirit is lingering, not long-winded preaching, but if God turns up, stay! Development is focused to bring forth to the development and activating their spirits.. enabling them to pick up on a higher frequency. Then they will never want to settle for anything less.
5. There will be an outbreak of the miraculous when saturation point is reached.
Atmosphere gets more intense – things happen. Holy Ghost impartation takes place – people’s lives are changed even without laying on of hands. Different types of meetings require different types of messages – we must continually have a message. Don’t just go to a nation without a message – go with God’s Word for that nation. Miracles happen when you live at saturation point.
6. Retain what God had entrusted to you.
Seek God to expand your vessel to carry His Word inside of you. Whatever He deposited, live with it! The devil will do everything to steal it away from you because you are becoming a threat in him. Follow the spirit, not methodology (everything that you set up as a style, the devil will get around it – let God finish His work). Grow in His stature. Let your lifestyle speak of what you believe in. Wherever there is unnatural growth, demons will hide in the system. We need clear teachings so that nothing will get out of control.
7. Take a stand of what you received.
This is spiritual warfare. No excuse for us to fail if congregations are not participating. Jesus performed miracles with Pharisees and Sadducees, so we can bring down the presence of God even in front of the unbelievers. Deal with major areas. Build in the spirit. Don’t struggle on how to bring God’s presence in the congregation. Make an effort to build an atmosphere of worship – speak! This is the first-born anointing: “I speak, God comes down (synergy)” As illustrated with Elijah’s challenge against 450 false prophets of Baal in the Offering in Mt. Carmel (1 Kings 18:21 onwards). Take note that he acted according to divine order.
1 Kings 18:31-38
And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down. And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name: And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed. And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water. And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
We have to prepare our hearts first to be an open avenue of worship. Build in the spirit. We are preaching God to turn up – preach Christ within us. Be real – don’t impress people with words – let Christ come out. Let the rivers of living water flow – river of life flow. First, provide what God has put inside us then God comes down with the other half-double portion. We provide altar and wood – God provides fire. You preach – God does the signs and wonders. We don’t have to perform, just live the life in the Spirit without any tension or struggle. We will ignite the fire in the hearts of the people and let God blast it all off!