EXPERIENCING INTIMACY IN FELLOWSHIP
Transparency of Seeking the Giver and His Gift]
TRANSPARENTLY EXPERIENCING HIM
shall love the LORD your God with all your heart , with
all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your
strength.' This is the first commandment. And the
second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor
as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than
tasted the experiences of intimacy with the Lord, some
feel guilty when they seek Him for more of the
experiences. The taste awakens a passion inside to
pursue Him and they develop an appetite and hunger which
needs to be filled. He uses these experiences to draw us
to Him and continues to use them that we pursue
experiencing life with Him.
truth is that when we pour out our love for the Lord
with all our strength, heart, will, soul, body,
spirit... He returns the same love. When we love Him
with our whole being, with nothing held back, it is
impossible to NOT experience Him as He returns that love
and communion. It becomes a 2 way street where
experience with Him becomes and IS our intimacy with
lied to all these years to put love in a box and say it
is just a choice. Man is a living soul, and part of his
soul is his volition and choice. But that is only part
of the picture of what it means to love Him and love
others. Yes, love IS a choice, but it is so much deeper
than that once you get into intimacy, it is an
experience. And yes, we do become addicted to Him and we
also become addicted to having fellowship with others.
Because having tasted the real, we discover there is
nothing else that can take its place within the world.
God created man for fellowship, with Him and with
to experiencing genuine fellowship with the Lord is
transparency. Transparency is allowing His light to
shine on every area of our life and coming into
agreement with that light. Dark places within our soul,
body and spirit must leave as we yield to the truth of
what His light makes manifest. We release those things
that do not line up with Him and ask Him to cleanse
them, consecrate them, and re-establish new holy and
God-given habits… in our decisions and emotions, through
temperance over our fleshly appetites, and purity in our
spirits through abiding in Him. When we face Him we want
to be a pure reflection of Who He is. This only happens
as we remove the veils from our own lives and no longer
Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given
Me, that they may be one as We are.
love Him like that, He also draws us to want to connect
with others to share the same love with them. It is true
that our level of intimacy and love for others is
directly related to our level of intimacy with Him. It
is impossible to separate the two. It is His passion
over us to experience not only heaven, but heaven on
earth. There is coming a day, when flocks of God's
people will be experiencing His love and oneness as He
meant real fellowship to be on earth and in heaven. He
is planting this seed in a few brave souls even now and
that is the deep yearnings of His Spirit. It is the kind
of love where we think nothing of laying our lives down
for one another. It is the same oneness of communion and
transparency in fellowship that they experience in
now the body of Christ is threatened and runs away from
such love and oneness/unity. It is overpowering and
becomes perverted without intimacy with Him Who is the
continual fountain to sustain such. He is the Source of
all intimacy, it is impossible to experience it without
Him. The deeper our intimacy with Him, the deeper our
intimacy will be with kindred hearts. The depth of our
maturity to sustain and stay connected with Him, will be
our depth of ability to stay connected with one another.
fellowship is His gift for those few who know Him. The
closer one becomes to Him, the more rare it becomes to
find others of the same level of intimacy. It will not
always be like that. God has planted the seed of
yearnings for greater depths of fellowship and this is
going to produce wonderful fruit in the next generation.
For those brave souls who have tasted of transparent
fellowship of true kindred heart spirit and agape love,
it has become a flaming torch deep inside and will
spread like wildfire when intimacy with Him is birthed
and sustained on earth as it was meant to be. We have
some radical years ahead of us!
to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words of
prophetic revelation, punched with the word of wisdom
and written under inspiration.}
PONDER: TO FIND KINDRED HEARTS
the fellowship that I so desire
become my passion, my earnest fire.
by myself these many years
away most of my belittling fears.
I stand without kindred hearts
me at risk, and sets me apart.
call of God is strong upon my life.
grants me Words written in penknife.
without some friends both near and far
at my life, it seems ajar.
Is it so
bad to long for relationship?
grant me kindred-heart fellowship?
are the ones whose hearts are on fire
passion and yearnings and earnest desire -
gifts of His Spirit and to sit at His feet,
love just His Presence for a reason to meet?
ones, be gathered and come to feast.
another and share with the least.
time to discover the joys of one another.
time to embrace the heart of your brother.
each other and listen so well
upon Him about the stories you tell.
each story is a life and a heart
and frayed from lives torn apart.
time to heal, it's time to mend.
beloveds, come follow His wind.
stirring the yearnings to gather in Him
remains not torn from the limb.
Job was restored from such a great loss
prayed for his friends, who brought such cost
pain and shame of no small amount;
prayers for his friends, they settled the account.
your stories and be tender to hear
bare a burden, as you dry a tear.
bowels of mercy are groaning to heal
comes to the surface of all that you feel.
away from a heart that is frayed,
hope that is lost, from prayers delayed.
find as you hold the heart of another
your turn is coming to be held by your brother.
true that He made us both joint and marrow
the load and to carry the sorrows.
we stand united as one
and happy let the burdens be gone.
His will you see, that we stand not alone.
unique and special, not ever a clone.
cover of our story is so different by itself.
similar in pages along life's bookshelf.
have hearts that yearn deep and shallow
broken lives and dreams laid fallow.
search far and wide for kindred heart friends
start new beginnings waiting to mend.
forth our friends as though they are
declare our joining even though afar.
we stand, as one yearning man
together and say that we can.
his direction, the whole body is fitted together
perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it
helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is
healthy and growing and full of love.