Christianity stands on two legs:
1. The word of God,
2. The Holy Spirit
When a Christian is strong on one leg of Christianity but weak on the other, his experiences will be imbalanced. If you had to choose, it is better to be strong in the Word but weak in the Spirit. This way, you will be safe. And even though you may not have as much speed in the things of God as you want, you can be sure that you will be preserved.
However, if you are stronger in the spirit but weak in the word, you will go into error because God gave us the Bible as a guide to show us the limits of safety in our explorations of the spirit realm.
The Bible tells us what is within limits and what is off-limits. So, if you do not know the Word, you may not be able to identify the source of the spirit experiences you are having. Everything in the spirit has its source, either from God or the devil; divine or demonic.
Overall, while it is safer to be stronger in the Word than in the Spirit, it is better to be balanced. The process that will give you safety is to be sound, first in the Word, then to become strong in the Spirit.
PRAYER: Father, I come to You by Your Word. Let Your Word be my guide against operations of error in the spirit. Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 18:1-19:14, Hebrews 9:1-10, Psalm 106:32-48, Proverbs 27:10