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His Spirit Lives In You

Some time ago I was in a Spirit filled church during service.  I had driven all the way from southern Utah to California to hear a man speak about the next move of God. The Pastor asked everyone in the congregation to pray before the service.  As I prayed in other tongues, a lady directly behind me just about doubled over each time I spoke in tongues.  After service, this older sister came up to me saying that when I would speak in tongues she would feel it in her belly.  She related how she had just returned from attending the Brownsville revival in Florida.  I could sense the Holy Spirit in  her and saw God looking back at me through her eyes.

God is more than the Bible

My writing today is more “observational” than “scriptural.”  No single scripture or set of scriptures exactly lays out this teaching.  However, (and this is something I am trying to clarify to those who read my writings) not everything that God does is enumerated specifically in the scriptures.  In fact, many times, only through experiencing God and how He actually works in real life, do His scriptures become clear to us.

For instance, people who don’t know Jesus have a difficult time understanding what the salvation experience is…but those who have experienced Him do.  Those who have never spoken in other tongues sometimes have difficulty understanding that experience…but those who speak in other tongues do.  Those who have never felt the Tabernacles experience may have a difficult time understanding Divine Love…but those who have experienced God’s love in that powerful way do.

So with that in mind

Jesus says,

“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”

John 7:38

Jesus speaks these words because our spirits physically reside in our bellies. Therefore, when God fills us with His Spirit, He does not fill our heads but our bellies. Though many Christians live their faith from their heads, God calls us to live our faith from our bellies.  People who practice intellectual Christianity fail to allow His Holy Spirit to control their lives.  Jesus said that rivers of living waters would flow from our bellies, not from our heads.

It’s all about your belly

YHWH centers procreation in our mid-drift because that’s where He located our spirits.  God conceives babies in the womb through uniting not only two physical bodies, but also two spirits.  Our brains are what our soul and spirit use to navigate this creation, but they do not create anything eternal: only our spirits, in conjunction the Holy Spirit, do.  This is why the lady standing in back of me during prayer doubled over; it was because her spirit, located in her belly, was sensitive to the Holy Spirit in me.

The fact of the matter is that head knowledge alone does not satisfy.  With all the knowledge I possess, I would rather be in His presence more than anything else.  I do not despise Bible knowledge, but I do not live my Christian walk from my head, but rather from my belly.  Allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me into all truth, I do not permit my head (as much as I can anyway) to prevent the Holy Spirit from doing anything through me.

Going straight for the Spirit

I want to bypass your head and know your soul and spirit.  That is where God dwells and that is Who I want to meet through you.  Each of us has a unique ability to reveal God in a way that no one else can.  Like facets of a diamond we reflect God’s light in our own special way.  The fusion of God and man is what the virgin birth is all about. That fusion happened in the womb of Mary, because that is where her spirit was.  Likewise, the new creation that we are becoming is flowing from our bellies by His Spirit for that is where the life of God is.

God’s things cannot be understood by our natural man, because they are spiritually known.  However, those who are led by His Spirit discern all things, knowing the deep things of our Father.  Allow your spirit to grasp what I have said.  Let the Holy Spirit rule over your soul and intellect so that we all might become one In Him.

As It Was, So It Shall Be by Don Francisco

Podcast: It’s All About Your Belly