The idea of religion according to Oswald Chambers is our eyes on God, not on men; the reality of religion is eyes on religion and a God in a box! But what if we go beyond ideas and encounter the living God! Spiritual experiences of the kingdom, power and glory of God forever change us and religion becomes too small as we know God could never fit in a box or a set of doctrines. The only truly satisfying fulfillment for our heart is an intimate relationship with our Creator with our whole being! Being inside Him and his Christ in us is true union!!
Life goes from having to go to church and sing songs and do rituals, repeating the same prayers, vain repetitions, to every day waking up to hear birds singing God’s praise and the excitement of getting to sing his praises that lead into true spiritual worship: time and space dissolve as we move beyond words, thoughts and normal consciousness, “caught up in the air” the place where we disappear and there is only One, absorbed into His Love and Light, yet there is no other!!!!!!!! This is spiritual worship; we worship what we KNOW; we have been “caught up” in the Spirit; “true worshipers worship the Father in spirit for God is spirit” John 4:22-24. Spiritual worship is in your body where you are caught up in your heart in the Spirit! (Romans 12:1).
This is where we enter the glory and everything that is wrong is made right; this is the place beyond duality, beyond satan’s tree of the knowledge of good and evil; beyond religion to the place of unity consciousness where two become one and miracles abound! We praise, fall in Love in our heart of hearts and rise in consciousness! We praise until we enter worship; we worship until the glory manifests! (Ruth Heflin) These are not concepts your mind can understand; these are experiences beyond this world; heavenly encounters of the super natural kind with God!
The first time we encounter the Presence of God, our consciousness suddenly rises to heavenly realms, and we fall to the ground; unconscious in the Presence of the glory. As our nervous system gets used to higher levels, we can begin to stand firm! As we learn to stand in the Light of God and walk in it, nothing of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil can make us fall! We are sons of light; sons of the eternal Day (1 Thes 5:5)!!!!!!!!
At first we try to climb the mountain of God, and there are many pitfalls and false trails. If we try to follow a particular religion’s trail, we end up at the top of their trail and the Most High God is not there! We try something else and keep sensing God’s true mountain off there in the distance shrouded in clouds. When Christ draws us up and we taste his glory, we want to stay there permanently; we get frustrated when we find ourselves back in the valley facing the same things over and over again. But as we adjust to the higher altitudes of our new attitude of gratitude, basking in the light of his Presence whether we can feel it or not, we begin to realize that the whole purpose of mountain top experiences is to take what we are imparted back to the lowest valleys which can’t help but begin to raise them up!
We fall and rise; rise and fall, until we wake up and step out of the world of duality and into the eternal kingdom of God within and let Wisdom build her house in us for the habitation of God and his Christ, flowing with the crystal clear Awareness of God, the pure river of the water of life!!!!!!!!!!!!!