Summary: We are called to dwell in the secret place of the most high! To gaze upon his beauty! To nestle into his heart. For our hearts home is in the midst of His heart! In that place of intimacy.
The soul of man longs for fulfilment. Many, even in the Church try to fill this longing with activities and meetings, with seminars and with works. But the truth is, our soul will not be satisfied until it has come into intimacy with the Living God! This is what our re-born Spirit already knows; God is calling us now into intimacy Body, Soul & Spirit!
Its time to step out of the soul realm, and into the Spirit! Kathryn Kullman used to say "There is more, so much more!"
We are called to dwell in the secret place of the most high! To gaze upon his beauty! To nestle into his heart. For our hearts home is in the midst of His heart! In that place of intimacy.
1 Cor 2:9
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him
Eyes, Ears and our minds can’t contain all that is God! It is like trying to measure the volume of the Pacific Ocean with a Tea cup
In the natural, our senses (Taste, Touch, see, hear, smell) cannot comprehend God and his fullness and yet in the Spirit we are given eyes to see the invisible, Ears to hear the inaudible, and minds that conceive the inconceivable
1 Cor 2:10
10 But we know these things because God has revealed them to us by his Spirit, and his Spirit searches out everything and shows us even God’s deep secrets.
It is only in moving out of our soul and into the Spirit that we enter into the fullness of intimacy. We are touched even in the very deep regions of the heart!
INTO THE VASTNESS OF GOD
I come from the Islands of New Zealand, and when I fly over Australia or travel across India, it all seems so very vast and it inspires. But it rarely results in an intimate inward conversation with God; it’s more of a shout of praise. A stirring of the soul
Earthly vastness inspires us, But Gods vastness viewed through natural senses overwhelms us, and stimulates our Spirit to response!
The world around us is a world of outer relationships, we make friends, we achieve success, we have appointments and face disappointments.
Our inward heart (Spirit) is another matter, when we look with our heart (Spirit) God becomes visible and he begins to reveal himself to those who seek him out.
God sees us as a precious treasure and He longs to have a close relationship with us. More than anything He wants us to have an intimate love relationship and friendship with Him.
God wants us to spend time with Him and intimately communicate with Him, to enjoy fellowship with Him, to trust and follow Him, and to give our life meaning and purpose.
So much of our "Time with the Lord" in these times is geared to our Soul! Music that stirs the soul! Preaching that inspires the soul! Reading that challenges the soul! But the Lord says, "Those who worship me must worship in Spirit" Our souls are being called into obedience to our Spirit, by the calling of the Holy Spirit! The carnal Church is being called into Glory!
It is a joy to Jesus when a person takes time to walk more intimately with Him. The bearing of fruit is always shown in Scripture to be a visible result of an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ." - Oswald Chambers
I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things." - Paul (Philippians 3:8)
WHAT IS INTIMACY?
I once read that intimacy could best be described as IN TO ME SEE Its Allowing God to look into our heart and God allowing us to look into his! Wow! Imagine that, Looking into the very heart of God, seeing what he see’s. In intimacy we become one with the Spirit and our desires match that of our creator. The call of the Spirit is KNOW ME!
This is Eternal Life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. - John 17:3
Dan 11:32 but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
Hos 6:3 . 3 Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know him! Then he will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring."
Teach me your ways so that I may know you and continue in your favour. - Exodus 33:13
So that you may know and believe Me (God), and understand that I am He. - Isaiah 43:10
WE NEED TO YADA THE LORD!