Encountering God through the physical senses can be fun if you allow it to be. The more sensitive you are, the more likely that you will flow in this area. These types of encounters can also sometimes fall under the spiritual gift of discerning of spirits found in 1 Cor 12. God has given us five senses: touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight. When encountering God this way, you will use one or all five of your physical senses to receive revelation from Him.
Here are some examples that you might find: You taste honey, which means that you are tasting fresh revelation. You walk into a place or church and feel a particular sensation somewhere on your body that was not there before. You are praying, and you hear bells ring. You walk into a room and smell the scent of roses, but find that there are no roses in the room. The scent of roses is known to be the scent of the Father. One common thing you might find is pain showing up in your body, which can happen when someone in your midst needs healing, and God is showing you what part of their body needs healing.
There are so many ways that you can encounter God using your senses that large books could be written on this subject. One thing to remember though is that people may experience things differently depending on how God has created them. If you are new to this, then make sure that you start small and keep track of when something different happens to your body. Encountering God this way can take years with lots of focus before you come into any maturity on this subject, but if you do not start then, it cannot grow.
I can remember praying with a group of leaders when I began to taste sulfur in my mouth. I then knew that the demonic was in the room and that they had been sent to come against us for what we were doing. Without stating what I was tasting, I asked the group if they could taste anything and a few others also said they could taste sulfur. The women to my left stated that she could not taste anything yet by this time many of us were also feeling the uneasiness in our spirits. We kept on praying, and suddenly the women to my left yelled out “I can taste it! I can taste it!” Then she was ready to be sick because it was not a nice taste at all! We prayed until it lifted and knew that we had won that battle. I share this to help anyone that is new to experiencing God through their senses. So they can begin to flow in it when they are around others who walk in the area, which is also true of encountering God in other manners. It is learning to tap into what others are experiencing so that you can go into deeper realms with God.
If this is new to you then why not start taking notes of different sensations you feel and ask God to reveal to you the understanding of what you are sensing over time.
Timothy, author and friend of God, shares out of a place of daily walking face-to-face with the Lord, encountering both the angelic and the saints of old, seeing and understanding things from a heavenly perspective.