Living Out of the Overflow by Matt Sorger
By Matt Sorger
By Jeremy Lopez
There is a place in God where you can live out of the overflow. God doesn't want to give you just enough anointing and presence so you can experience personal breakthrough. He wants to give you more than that! You can be so full of the Holy Spirit that His presence is overflowing out of your inner spirit man, into every area of your soul and body and then into the space around you. As His presence overflows from within you, your breakthrough becomes a breakthrough for someone else. The anointing that empowers you can overflow outside of you bringing healing and freedom to those you come into contact with.
So how do we get there? How do we get to the point where we move beyond private and personal breakthrough to being so full of the Holy Spirit that we become carriers of His glory?
My heart is that each one of you learn how to live your life from the heavenly place of His glory and experience this dimension of overflow.
Hitting the Saturation Point of God's Glory
In order to be fully saturated in your spirit, soul and body with God's glory you need to understand the different levels of prayer. There are many types of prayer found in the bible. Here are some we experience often in our prayer times.
Petition prayer. This is where we lift up to God the things that concern us. We feel certain needs, concerns or worries so we talk to God about the things that are on our hearts and minds. We ask Him to intervene and move in these situations. This type of prayer often moves into intercession where we lift up the needs of others to God believing He hears us and will move on the behalf of that person.
Many people stop at these first two levels of prayer. They experience personal relief as burdens are lifted and sin is cleansed. They feel good after praying. When they are finished talking to God they say "Amen," and move on with their day. But I want to encourage you today. This is where true deeper prayer actually begins. This is where we can move into communion prayer.
Communion prayer. This is beyond confessing our sin, telling God our needs and praying for those around us. Communion prayer can take you so deep into His presence that you can't even speak. This type of prayer is not about words. It's about being. It's about entering into His presence with love, adoration and worship not for what He can do for you, but because of who He is. As you enter into His presence you experience a communion with God much deeper than words. It's heart to heart, spirit to spirit, face to face. It's in this place of prayer that you get saturated with His presence to the point you begin to overflow His glory. This is where you become a glory carrier. This is where His presence saturates the air around you and you begin to see His power touch those you come into contact with. But that power isn't the focus or goal. Knowing God is the focus. The power is the glorious byproduct.
As you move through the different stages of prayer there will come a point where you become tangibly aware of His presence. You have broken through the earthly hindrances. When you get to this place, linger there. Don't be in a rush. For the longer you stay, the more you will be filled and the more anointing you will carry and operate in. This is one of the greatest keys to becoming a glory carrier.
Do you want to radiate God's glory everywhere you go? We each have an internal and external atmosphere. Our internal atmosphere is what we are filled with on the inside. Our external atmosphere is what we release around us. The external is an overflow of the internal. If we are cultivating a negative internal atmosphere, that is what we will release around us. If we allow anger and resentment to fill us on the inside, then eventually our external life and relationships will become full of conflict and turmoil.
God is releasing NEW BEGINNINGS in people's lives. I know you can experience that new beginning. No season is permanent. God is a God of restoration, forgiveness, healing and He is amazing at making all things new. Maybe you need a new beginning in different ways. Maybe you have been going through a difficult season fighting spiritual warfare. Or maybe there has been a relationship conflict in your life. Or maybe you need some circumstances to shift and change. Or maybe you have been struggling with the flesh and need a fresh cleansing by the blood of Jesus.
God spoke to me that He is restoring lost years. Every moment in your life that has been lost or stolen from you is coming back in Jesus name! Joel 2:23-25 declares, "Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord, your God; for He gives you the former or early rain in just measure and in righteousness, and He causes to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, as before. And the [threshing] floors shall be full of grain and the vats shall overflow with juice [of the grape] and oil. And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten—the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you." AMP