God is spirit and the kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom. In order to be part of the kingdom of God we have to be spiritual people with SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION, and that is why you cannot SEE the Kingdom of God if you are not SPIRITUALLY REBORN through the Spirit of God. Those who are born again by the Spirit of God they have spiritual perception, they are the SONS OF GOD. As Paul wrote in Romans 8:15 “Those who are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
If you are not born again and if you are not led by the Spirit of God YOU ARE NOT A CHILD OF GOD. You need SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION. Most believers do not have SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION they are spiritually dead, they are not born again. Those who are involved in the occult know that demons are real, the netherworld is real, and they are controlled by demons. Many believers are controlled by demons and they don’t even know it, they are addicted, they are in the power of satan and they don’t even know it. That which happens in the spiritual plays out in the physical.
God is spirit and if we want to serve Him we have to be spiritually PERCEPTIVE, SPIRITUALLY ALIVE and we will be led by the Spirit of God. We need to be SPIRITUALLY REBORN. Those who are led by the Spirit of God, they are the CHILDREN OF GOD. Jesus said:”My sheep LISTEN to My VOICE and they FOLLOW Me.” They are spiritually PERCEPTIVE. They listen to the Holy Spirit. If you are not listening to the Holy Spirit you cannot follow Jesus. If you are not spiritually reborn you cannot perceive, understand, the Kingdom of God, it doesn’t make sense to you because you are spiritually dead, unreceptive, closed. You need to be spiritually reborn.
The physical and the spiritual are in competition (opposed) with each other. Our physical mind and our body overrides (blots out, suppresses) the Spirit of God and that is why we fast, we weaken the physical and then the spiritual can come alive (surface). Most people just fast to loose weight. But you have to fast and pray to weaken your physical so that your spiritual can become acute, alive, and then you perceive the spiritual, both good and bad, both demons and the Spirit of God. If you weaken your body through fasting then your spirit becomes acute, alive (sharp) and in your spirit you perceive God and demons, that is why we fast.
You need to be spiritually alive, acute, (sharp) and you need to be led by the Spirit of God to be a child of God. If you are not a SPIRITUAL PERSON who is SPIRITUALLY ALIVE you cannot follow Jesus Christ. You need spiritual perception because God is spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. Paul said:”Jesus Christ whom I SERVE IN MY SPIRIT…” Do you serve Jesus Christ in your spirit or is your faith and your religion all just on the basis of your mind and your intellect? Because then you cannot be following Jesus. You need to be led by the Spirit of God.
Pray and seek Jesus. Ask Him for the Holy Spirit and then the Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth.
May Jesus bless you.