Why You Need To Be Spiritually Sensitive – Pastor Adeboye
In the physical realm, sensitivity can be viewed from the perspective of a deep feeling of love and compassion for a person, usually translates to a commensurate level of understanding for that person’s needs, leading to appropriate actions being taken in that person’s interest.
In the spiritual realm, however, sensitively is a quality of life generated by the Spirit of God. It is the ability to perceive and respond to the call of God or the spiritual demand of the moment.
A lack of spiritual sensitivity affects the physical and spiritual well-being of God’s children and must be avoided at all costs. Beginning from today, your spiritual antennas will begin to receive heavenly signals in the Name of Jesus. Concerning spiritual sensitivity, 1 Corinthians 2:14 says
“Buy the natural man recieveth not the things of the spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him:neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned.”
From this verse, we understand that spiritual sensitivity is a grace that comes from living under the control of the holy spirit. Are you spiritually sensitive?
In Isaiah 11:3b, the Holy Spirit painted a picture of our spiritual nature, which is fashioned after Christ, saying
“….and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:”
Our Lord Jesus Christ manifested this nature on John 4:17-19 and in several other passages of the gospels. Because we are fashioned after Him, we ought to walk as He walked.
Spiritual sensitivity was Jesus’ lifestyle, and so, any Christian that is not spiritually sensitive will not walk in the reality of the abundant life that he or she possesses.
Without spiritual sensitivity, a person is bound to depend on suspicion, natural intelligence, educational awareness and the natural senses. These are all deficient in receiving the things of God.
Without spiritual sensitivity, Abraham would have missed his blessing and the opportunity to say lot and his family from destruction ( Genesis 18:1-33), Samson’s parents would have missed a wonderful choice of a lifetime (Judges 13:3-25), and the great Prophet Samuel would have anointed the wrong person as king over Israel (1 Samuel 16:4-13).
When decisions are made based on physical evidence alone, no matter how incontrovertible the evidence may seem, there is still always the possibility of a miscarriage of justice.
This has wrongly sent people to jail and even death. I pray that your spiritual sensitivity would become sharpened today in Jesus’ name.