“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother,” Proverbs 18:24 NKJV.
“I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus,” Revelation 1:9 NIV.
“I, my beloveds, am your constant Companion. I never leave you nor forsake you I’ve said. I AM the Ruach Ha Kodesh, and My wisdom I will give you if you will also be My constant companion ! I AM with you night and day. My Spirit in you affects you whether you are awake or asleep. I AM always working. I never tire of you. I never tire of the work I AM wanting to do in your heart. I just require a receptive heart.
You are My temple, and as My temple, I AM cleansing and refreshing you and making you constantly into all I want you to be and do for Us. You do not have to strive to be with Me, but only to think on ME, to communicate with me, as you go throughout your day. And as you are intimate with ME, even when working and doing other things, I will also be intimate with you. Practice My presence. Put on the mind of Christ. Think on ME. Think on the Word I’ve placed in your heart, and the words I have spoken to you. As you meditate and contemplate on the GOOD THINGS, putting aside all suspicions about My faithfulness to you, I will surprise you with My glory. I will speak to you about things to come, about your path, about direction for your life.
I WANT to communicate with you all the time. It is you who gets too busy, or who avoids me for all the things you “have to do”. I did not design you to strive. I did not design you to be a slave to your passions either. I made you for intimacy with ME and with each other. I AM an ALL CONSUMING FIRE, and as I commune with you, and you with ME, I will burn up all the chaff in your life, and break the chains that have bound you to various bondages, and habits, and difficult to get rid of sins. I will destroy the LIES that undergird those strongholds of hopelessness, and I will break the power of the evil one in your life, if you will just be open to receive, be EXPECTANT, be WILLING to converse with me, and REST in My arms.
I AM open to all that is on your heart. I AM ALWAYS here for you. So there is never anything you can’t say to me. After all, I know it’s there already right? So just spit it out beloveds when you feel overwhelmed, or frustrated, or angry, or sad. I want you to LEAN ON ME for all that you need. I LOVE YOU TREMENDOUSLY! You have not yet apprehended the fullness of My love. But you will soon see a display of MY LOVE that will enrapture your hearts, and as this tsunami hits you, you will be gloriously changed.
“[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!” Ephesians 3:19 AMP.
Do you understand this? Do you see that the more of My love you understand and know in the depth of your being, that you can be more filled with MY GLORY? Do you see that it is something to be FELT, to be EXPERIENCED? It is not just a head knowledge, it is HEART KNOWLEDGE.
It is that experience with My love and kindness that will lead you into JOY inexpressible and overflowing. It will free you from all bondage, that only comes from insecurities within. CLING TO ME beloveds. For the road is getting rocky, and there are many stumbling blocks ahead, but I HAVE GIVEN you all you need to combat the forces of darkness. BUT YOU MUST LISTEN TO ME.
You must have the capacity to STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN. SLOW DOWN, and listen for the still small voice. I WILL speak to you more if you will listen more, if you will just rest in ME.”
|by: PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN of Upstream Ministries, California www.upstreamca.org & www.blogtalkradio.com/Upstream|
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