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.
Repentance prayer. This is when we come before God and experience conviction. As we draw near to God we become more aware of the things that have grieved Him in our thoughts, attitudes and actions. So we spend time confessing and asking for forgiveness until we feel cleansed of sin and iniquity.
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.