A Weekly Blog by A. J. H.
Out of the Belly
I have the answer for you today, if you will hear me. What I am about to reveal to you will change your life and the way you walk with God forever. If you do it. This message will help you locate, with pinpoint accuracy, the specific place where all the things of God come from, so you can go there any time you want, and take full advantage of the profiting that comes from there. Most people want it to come some other way, from some other place, but it doesn’t and it won’t. If we want the things of God we are going to have to get them God’s way.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63
Jesus is giving us great information here, not only about what truly profits us in this life but also about where quickening life comes from.
First, I trust that you know what quickening means (it is the spirit that quickens) – to make alive. Too often I assume people know more than they do, so indulge me for a moment while I attempt to keep everyone on the same page.
Quickening means to make alive – to make alive something that was not. If your spirit-man is dead, quickening would mean to make it alive, or you could say, born anew. If your body is sick, diseased, or in decline, quickening would mean healing or renewed life in that body part. If your finances or bank account is dead or lacking, quickening would mean a new influx of prosperity to you. So in any area of life where you need help, quickening will give you life more abundantly. See John 10:10
Secondly, this quickening will come exactly the way Jesus said it would, by his words spoken to your spirit. “The words I speak… are life” – spirit and life. So, coming this far, we can simply ask the question: if these words are life quickening spirit-words, where does he speak them and where do we hear them? The answer is simple, in our spirit.
God speaks words and our spirit hears them.
God speaks words and your spirit-man hears them – not your mind and not your body (flesh). He is not speaking to your mind. He is not speaking to your body. Of course these words will eventually affect your mind and body, but we must first understand where this transaction is taking place – in your spirit.
It’s a spiritual transaction that takes place in your spirit.
Speaking in tongues, an enormous benefit.
I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all. 1 Corinthians 14:18
Speaking in tongues, or praying in tongues, on a daily basis, is an enormous privilege and benefit. Not only does it build you up and strengthen you, but it also helps you locate where your spirit-man is – that place where all the things of heaven come from and to. It’s where God speaks. Yet most people don’t even know they have a spirit, let alone where it is or how to locate it.
Note: If you have not yet received the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, I encourage you to do so. We have much teaching along this line. Go here to download one of our most popular series, “The Power of Speaking in Tongues” (link).
Speaking in tongues – a lot – helps you pinpoint exactly where you hear from heaven. What do I mean by a lot? More than you do right now. Nevertheless, I always recommend people spend at least one hour a day on this exercise.
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scriptures hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) John 7:37-39
Out of your belly
Jesus called this place where the living water flows out your belly. Your belly is not your head. Your belly is in your stomach area and we know he certainly isn’t talking about the fleshly part. He is talking about the core of your being. As you pray in the Spirit and let those living waters flow out, you will be able, more and more, to precisely locate your innermost being – the real you, your spirit-man.
Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:13-14
Jesus likens your spirit to a well that is in you. From this inner well springs up something – life. Life for what, you may ask? Life for anything and everything you need. If you have a sick body, what you need is more life quickening your body. If you have lack in your finances, you need more life quickening your bank accounts. If you lack knowledge and understanding about a situation, you need more life quickening your mind. Whatever you need, the answer is more life in that area. “Life more abundantly” than the problem.
What you need is there. You just need to know where it is and how to access it.
Where is it? In your spirit – in your belly. How do you draw it out? By speaking.
Thank God for the ability to speak in other tongues. Speaking in tongues is like taking a bucket and lowering it down into the well of your spirit. Speaking draws it up and out. As you continue speaking in tongues you draw out everything you need to succeed.
I have found – time and time again – that, while I am speaking in other tongues, revelation comes up. Or a word of knowledge. Or another gift of the Spirit will take form and manifest. In any case, the answer comes up in that bucket with the living water.
I’ll often ask people, “if, every day, you were drawing water out of a well with a bucket and rope, wouldn’t you know if something else came up in that bucket?” It’s just like that. Instead of just more water, your answer came out, too– many times in the form of an interpretation of tongues, or simply just a “knowing” that you have what you were praying for. But, my main point here is that it came out of the same place.
Praying in tongues a lot helps us to not only locate where this well is, but also where these answers come from. And we will soon find out that all the blessings of God come out of this same place.
Tongues come out of the belly.
When I get messages from God to preach on Sunday morning, they come out of my belly. Power comes out of the belly. Healing comes out of the belly. Provision comes out of the belly. Guidance, direction, counsel, help… everything you need, want, and desire comes out of the same place – your belly! Why? Because that’s where the kingdom is.
Behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:20-23
In the midst of thine heart? Guess what that means? You got it. Out of your spirit-man. Out of the midst of your innermost being – your belly. Out of it shall flow the issues of life.
The words “issues of life” can be translated “forces of life.” Out of your spirit flow the forces of life! There’s your answer.
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding draws it out. Proverbs 20:5
Need counsel? It’s there. Where? – In your heart, or spirit. A man who understands this draws it out.
The answer comes to you out of your spirit – not your mind or your body. Not your circumstances or situations, either. Your spirit. Most people don’t understand this and spend their whole lives looking in the wrong place for their answer. If you are looking outside your spirit, you are looking in the wrong place.
God is not a mind
Remember: God is not a mind. He won’t lead you from your mind, or speak to you there. God is a Spirit. He speaks to your spirit. See: John 4:24
A few years ago God spoke this to me: “I am not dependent on the natural, neither should you be. Stop looking in that direction for your answer. It’s not where it comes from.”
Most people are missing God simply because they are looking for answers everywhere except where He is speaking.
The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly. Proverbs 20:27
Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts. Psalms 42:7
(Deep speaks to deep, i.e. spirit speaks to spirit.)
I truly hope this helps you. It is impossible to hear from or be led by God, when we don’t even know where His leading and help comes from. Simply understanding that God is a Spirit and He speaks to your spirit, and not your mind, body, or circumstances, will go a long way in helping you develop into the person you are called to be.