The watchman admits that for a long time he had been on a wrong track. God was on another track. The watchman tried to pursue God (with his mind) was on another track. No one could comprehend God unless they came on the same track and align with God. Only those who are joined to the Lord are one spirit with the Lord.
That was the watchman’s problem when he continued to be led by his own mind and not by God’s Spirit. The Bible said, “those led by the Spirit are sons of God.” No one knows God except the Spirit of God. Only by being one Spirit with Him, we may know God. Eternal life is knowing God and the One (Jesus) whom God sent.
Jesus Himself said, “those born of the Spirit are spirit.” “Unless one is born again of the Spirit, one cannot enter the kingdom of God.” Thus, born again believers are spiritual in spirit. But how does one become spiritual living this earthly life? Jesus also said, “the words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” So the key is in His words, the Bible.
The following is a summary of the watchman’s experience while learning to be led by the Holy Spirit, navigating through the Bible.
- Ask God.
- Let God.
- let go of self, that is, the tendency to use the mind and doubt or analyze and navigate one’s way through.
- Believe in the spiritual and supernatural.
Revelations will come when you continue to focus on God and His words. You will receive messages from Him and confirmations from others too. You will become accustomed to view human matters in spiritual perspective.
Here is an illustration. When praying for some local matters, the name of a book and the chapter number suddenly emerged. But he was praying for something else, why did that book and that chapter appear in his mind? He ignored the prompting, and continued to pray about other local matters. But again the prompting came. He stopped his prayers and looked up the passage. he was led to read aloud the passage twice. Then he was told it concerned a nation, and what that nation was facing. He was asked to pray and intercede. But he had no detail. He prayed in the spirit. Another spiritually discerned intercessor heard the passage and remarked that God was very concerned over children being killed.
After praying he listened to a sermon and heard the preacher spoke the same key words relating to that same passage, out of the blue. He looked up the news and his spirit knew clearly what he needed to pray and why. The spiritual realm was already moving and intercessors were being led to intercede in the physical realm. The urgency was there and thus he was led to drop other local issues and focus on this matter.
Advice to believers of Jesus: do not ignore spiritual matters. When a spiritual warning is received, do something. The Bible is full of real life examples of warnings, those who heeded and those who chose to ignore them. The consequences were obvious.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
22 [Things are hidden temporarily only as a means to revelation.] For there is nothing hidden except to be revealed, nor is anything [temporarily] kept secret except in order that it may be made known.
23 If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend.
24 And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
25 For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force],