The gifts and the functioning of the Holy Spirit are not natural, they are supernatural. The Holy Spirit gives you abilities to function in the supernatural. That which is natural is of the FLESH but the Holy Spirit enables you to do that which is supernatural. To pray in tongues, that is not natural. To receive revelation of the unknown, that is supernatural.
Spiritual discernment is not feelings, it is not natural, not something that you can observe or feel through your physical senses; it is GIVEN to you by the Spirit of God. It is like, the light goes on and you can suddenly see and understand what you could not understand.
Those who do not know the Holy Spirit try to reduce the Holy Spirit to the natural. That which is of the Spirit of God is SPIRIT, and that which is of the flesh is flesh.
God imparts knowledge and understanding in the spirit. The gift of healing is not natural. It is not the ability that is given to a doctor who went to medical school. The gift of tongues is not when a person goes to school and learns a new language; that is natural. The Holy Spirit gifts are supernatural and they function through the power of God. That is why those who have been baptized in the Holy Spirit instantaneously have the power and the ability to do those things that God has gifted them to do. Those who are baptized in the Holy Spirit can immediately speak in tongues. Those who have the gift of healing lay their hands on the sick and they recover. they do not have natural healing powers, that is of the Spirit of God.
Those who are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. They are not led by their feelings, their understanding, their natural interpretation of the Bible; they are led by the Spirit of God. They do not hear in their natural ears, their spiritual ears and eyes are opened. They can hear God, and they see those things that God reveals to them. If you have not received it from the Spirit of God, then you have not received it; that which is of the Spirit, that is of the Spirit and that which is natural is natural.
When God sends you He supernaturally equips you to do His work. Very few believers have the Holy Spirit. Very few of them are supernaturally equipped by the Spirit of God. Most of them do not know Jesus Christ. They have not received the Holy Spirit, and that is why they function in the natural.
If we are children of God and we have received the Spirit of God, then we function under guidance and power of the Holy Spirit and we do so in the Spirit. We cannot do the will of God if we are not IN the Spirit, being guided by the Spirit and doing His will, in obedience to the Spirit. If we are led by the Spirit of God we will function under the guidance and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Those who are born again of the Spirit of God, they can see the kingdom of God; they can hear the voice of God, they listen, they are His sheep. They follow Him.
Are we born of the Spirit and do we function in the Spirit, or are we in the natural? Because the natural man does not accept nor understand the things of the Spirit of God.
We have to be born again of the Spirit of God to understand the things of the Spirit of God. He freely gives to those who seek Him and who obey Him. The true followers of Jesus Christ are spiritual men and women because they serve God and they worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Have you received the Spirit of God and do you function under guidance of the Holy Spirit?
May Jesus bless you.