Word for Today: April 24, 2021 One thing.. Taste and see that the Lord He is good.
Beloved of the Lord,
Once you have tasted the "more of God" His pure holy love filling you, you can never go back to knowing Him before that. His love has lifted you into a deeper "knowing Him." It has lifted you up to a deeper "in love" with Him place.
It is true, Taste and see that the Lord is good. When God has brought you into his chambers, behind the veil, how can you ever be happy or satisfied with the 2nd day church age Holy Place ministry, gathering and conferences as they have always been?
You can't. No disrespect toward those who have never tasted the deeper of God, but when you are 'In love" with Him, your heart burns for him, to be with him, know him, and the desire to know him through other fades away into the light of His Glory being seen by you, in you and through you.
Again, this does not disrespect anyone or any gift from God, but when you found the Giver of the Gift, wouldn't you want to be with Him, know Him, and love the one who gave the gift more than the gift itself?
Do we want more of men or more of God? God's intention is to work in us the heart He worked in David, a man after his own heart.
Psalm 27 we see David's life reduced to just one thing. That is what being "in love" with Jesus is all about. You love him above everything and everyone including your family, your life, your ministry, your church. You are love sick for Him.
The Great warrior of God, soon to be King, said, "one thing I desire of the Lord, that I will seek after.. THAT I MAY DWELL IN HIS HOUSE, HIS PRESENCE, HIS PERSON ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE...
Is that the testimony of the "many" in the Body of Christ in our nation, or even its leaders? How many are burning passionately "in love with Him" and you can see the evidence of that "love sick heart" in them because their life is in pursuing Him.
Their desire is like the Apostles Paul's when he cries out, "oh, that i can apprehend Him that has apprehended Me."
One thing I desire of the Lord, THAT I WILL SEEK AFTER.. ONE THING.
Beloved, it is THIS ONE THING that gets lost that causes the church at the end of the age to become lukewarm ready to be spewed out of the mouth of God.
ONE THING I DESIRE OF THE LORD.. THAT I WILL SEEK AFTER.. THAT I MAY DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD... ALL THE DAYS.... ALL... ALL.. ALL THE DAY OF MY LIFE...
What a burning heart for God Himself. This man who loved God so much, put God first in everything is an example to us. Abba chose this man to be King FOR HIMSELF!
KING SAUL IS THE PEOPLE'S KING AND LEADER AND HE IS STILL IS FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO LIVE A RELIGIOUS LIFE OF TRYING TO WORK FOR GOD WITHOUT THE ABIDING RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM AND DESIRE A MAN TO TEACH THEM OR LEAD THEM ABOVE GOD HIMSELF!
KING DAVID IS GOD'S CHOSEN KING FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIKE HIM, MEN AND WOMAN AFTER GOD'S... OWN... OWN... HEART!
One King was man's understanding of leadership and what it should look like who in the end the kingdom gets ripped from and given to one who was better.
The other king was God's sweet psalmist the man after God's heart. The man who knew God intimately and his desires. A man that longed to be with God and live his life to completely satisfy the Lord.
This is King of the "remnant people of God" that they desire to be like so they can be married to the King of all Kings, their bridegroom Jesus Christ.
Where are those who are "love sick" for Jesus and burn with a passion to know Him, see him, and know His ways and truly be one with them?
God has many workers, but very few lovers. He has many ministers to minister to the needs of men. but very few who minister to Him and His need.
Many are called, but few are chosen. Few will pay the price of truly being one with him to be chosen for His highest plans and purposes now at the end of the age and for eternity.
Once you have tasted the deeper of God, you can never be satisfied with the "old wine skin church age of ministry, it's structure, it's focus, it's plan, where you are constantly taught and others constantly teach you about God but never bring you to God in reality.
You hunger and thirst after Him, His righteousness, for THEN you shall be filled.
I love them that love me, and those who seek Me early and diligently shall find me. Proverbs 8:17. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
This is the moment in time when we are not called to work harder and more for God, but to come away with him to know him and be one with him so He can prepare us to be ready to work with Him as He unfolds His end time purposes on the earth.
Another conference can't produce this. Another service on Wednesday and Sunday as they have always been can't produce this relationship. It can only bring you into the Holy Place.
You can only go through the veil, into His chambers alone by your desire to know him and see him in His glory. As each one of us does, then a collective and corporate body of "in lovers" will be before his throne.
It is those he can now "form" into a kingdom people on the earth. It is those who desire to dwell in the house of the Lord, His presence all the days of their live to gaze upon his beauty can he form into Kings and Priests unto our God.
It is those who are desperately "in love with Him" can he form into a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a bride all adorned in white, full grown sons and daughters of God, a man child wheel within a wheel.
Their in love passion for him and their desire to be one with Him with every fiber of their being places them in the 3rd day finishing glory work of God to complete them and fill them for His end time purposes.
Once you have tasted the "new wine" you will never desire the "old wine again. Once you have come out of being an old wine skin to be formed in the new wineskin of the kingdom age, you will never desire to go back to the old wineskin church life as we have known.
TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD! IT IS THE GOODNESS OF GOD THAT LEADS A MAN TO REPENTANCE.
JESUS SAYS, REPENT FROM THE HEIGHTS YOU HAVE FALLEN AND RETURN TO YOUR FIRST LOVE AND DO YOUR FIRST WORK OR ELSE.... OR ELSE.. I WILL COME AND REMOVE MY CANDLESTICK FROM YOUR MIDST.
THAT CANDLESTICK IS THE SYMBOL OF GOD'S GLORY AND PRESENCE AMONGST US.
BELOVED THE VERY THING DAVID CRIED OUT FOR BEING REDUCED TO DESIRE IS WHAT GOD DESIRES IN EACH OF US.
OUR TESTIMONY SHOULD BE ONE THING I DESIRE OF THE LORD THAT WILL I SEEK AFTER. TO DWELL IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD AL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE..
IF WE DON'T REPENT AND TURN BACK TO OUR FIRST LOVE, IT IS THAT VERY PRESENCE, THE "LAMPSTAND" IS WHAT WILL BE REMOVED FROM OUR LIVES, FAMILIES, CHURCHES AND MINISTRIES IF WE DON'T HEAD THE CALL TO REPENT AND RETURN TO JEUSUS AS OUR FIRST LOVE, OR SEEKING HIM AS OUR FIRST WORK!
IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT FOR YOUR LIFE, YOUR HUSBAND, WIFE, CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN OR THE PEOPLE YOU MINISTER TO.
YOU CAN'T PUT NEW WINE IN AND OLD WINESKIN. WE MUST GO UP THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD AND MEET HIM WITH CLEAN HANDS AND A PURE HEART.
IT IS TIME TO LIFT UP OUR HEADS AS GATES, AND LIFT UP OUR HEARTS AS AGE ABIDING DOORWAYS AND LET THE KING OF GLORY COME IN.
I HAVE TASTED THE NEW WINE AND HE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST. NO GOING BACK NOW.. TIME TO GO IN DEEPER INTO THE HEART OF GOD.