A man after God’s heart by name David, paid homage to a raw truth when he declared, “men of high and low estate would continue to serve vanity - as long as they haven’t discerned it, renounced it, ascended unto the hills of the Lord, and waited upon the him to receive salvation (Ps. 62:9 paraphrased/Ps. 62:1/24:5-6)”.
David was simply beseeching posterity that we are at the mercy of proportionally expending our resources - TIME, ENERGY, MONEY, i.e. on things that won’t perish with use (Col. 2:22) and on things that would address our nature problem. This remains a less costly prescription that should cause us to break away from the vicious cycle of the old creation, so we can experience a daily supernatural living that has eluded not a few "zealous" believers till date.
As we do so, we would find ourselves gradually graduating from a definition and understanding of Love called “your love” - found in the first chapter of each of the epistles, unto a definition and understanding of Love called “God’s Love”; which we have been admonished to strive after - in the first, second and third books of Apostle John.
While comparing spiritual with spiritual in Luke 9:23, Jesus was simply expounding the prophetic sayings of the prophets and affirming, "when you have 'some of self', you would by default have 'some of God'. When you have 'all of self', you would by default have 'none of God'. But like was His case from childhood - WHEN YOU HAVE 'NONE OF SELF', YOU WOULD BY DEFAULT HAVE 'ALL OF GOD'".
Luke 9:24 For whosoever will save (KEEP) his life shall lose it - ETERNAL LIFE: but whosoever will LOSE his life for my sake, the same shall save (GAIN) it - ETERNAL LIFE.
From the above Holy Scripture, we can deduce that the shortcut to GAINING a SUPERNATURAL LIVING is by LOOSING or TRADING AWAY what the world has helped us to brand as “OUR LIFE", and “Christianity without Christ” continues until we do so. 2Tim. 3:5
The Lord Jesus manifested and enjoyed so much of the supernatural because HE SUBJECTED HIMSELF TO THE LEADING OF THE SPIRIT! (Rom. 8:14). The Holy Spirit was responsible for amplifying to him, what the father kept declaring; things he both HEARD (Jn. 5:30) and SAW (Jn. 5:19), and he did NOTHING without receiving such signals.
Jn. 5:19 So Jesus explained, "I tell you the truth, the Son can DO NOTHING by himself. He does ONLY what he SEES the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.
Whenever We Remain Unconnected To Heaven's Server And Base Stations, We Are At A Hearing Loss And Are Left With A Religious Form Of “Faith” That Has Form Of Godliness But Denies The Power To Exercise Dominion Over Sin And Death. 2Tim. 3:5
SEEING and HEARING are two weights of the Spirit that should cause OUR SOULS TO BOW TO GOD'S REVEALED WILL, NATURALLY WALK IN THE SPIRIT AND THEREBY DISOBEY DISOBEDIENCE (Eph. 2:2).
Nothing but "ALL OF GOD" would either bring us "FULNESS OF JOY" or make us "TURN THE WORLD RIGHT SIDE UP", and all legitimate distractions that limits our soul state from being finer than the gold of Ophir (Isa. 13:12) are "FIT FOR THE TRASH".
May we find grace to appreciate this less costly value system, so we can be crowned with GLORY and HONOR like our Lord Lord and His Holy Apostles were, in the seasons ahead, Amen