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Fellowship with God

We need a dialogue with God to have a relationship with God. To have that dialogue, we need to earnestly ask, seek and knock for wisdom (James 1:5) and prophecy (1 Cor.14:1). Keep it up.

There may be unconfessed sins that block your communication with God. Cleanse your hands, you sinners. Cleanse your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve over your sins. This is important enough to stop everything for.

After praying for it, ask the Lord if you have it or not. let your left hand contain the "no" answer and your right hand contain the "yes" answer. Which hand has the peace of God over? If it is "yes" then take the guts of faith and step out in it. It will take time & experience to learn to do it well, so practice this with a few others and get feedback if you can.

James said, "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind." Wisdom is the gift. The Gift of the Word of Wisdom from the Holy Spirit. This is how we supernaturally get this gift. ALL the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit are gotten in the same way.

Jesus said, "If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" What gifts are these?

Paul said, "Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? But eagerly desire the greater gifts." How do you desire something? You seek it. If it is God, you ask in prayer.

Paul also said, "Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy." Again, how do you desire things from God?

Through earnestly asking God, I have received numerous gifts from the Holy Spirit through the years. Remember that deliverance is not a gift of the Holy Spirit; it is the power of attorney every Christian has the moment they became a Christian.