LISTEN....LISTEN TO ME[this is my son...hear ye Him] and eat what is good.......
So true. Eating what is good, fosters the intimacy.
The church taught power of the spirit is fine for a few hours. When you leave you are left with your relationship that you have fostered daily with Jesus Christ. That is what I mean by an intimate relationship. You don't get an intimate relationship by going to church and trying to do what they do. You get the intimate relationship with the daily walk with Christ.
Who you spend time with you become like. Spend the time with Jesus, and learn the inside out relationship that has been given to us.
The reason that some do not get the manifestations is because they don't need it. They have the intimacy and know that they don't need the approval of men. They have all the spirituality they need. The other reason would be that they are trying to do it backwards. They want to be fed by a spiritual leader other then Christ.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
If we are to seek first the kingdom of heaven then the kingdom of heaven is find-able and attainable for the present moment. It is a daily fellowship with the heavenly kingdom.
Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
A moment by moment practice. Don't worry about what the rest of the church is working on. You don't have to have it like they have it. Your relationship is between you and God. Don't measure it by any other standard then the what you learn of Christ in the intimate relationship that you have fostered daily, moment by moment.
That is not to say that you can't learn from others, but it is only after it has gone through the process of proving.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.