Who finishes your sentences? Who knows you so well that you seem to share the same mind? have the same thoughts? so comfortable that you don’t have to say anything; you just know? your soul is at rest…
if this describes a spouse or close friend of this world you are blessed, but if this describes the “much more” of God you are doubly blessed and it blesses God!
“Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and learn from me for I am gentle and humble hearted and I will give your rest for your soul. My burden is easy and my yoke is light”
The first words that Jesus spoke to me lit a fire in my belly that spread, increased in intensity as the flame rose up and blasted open my heart and shook me to my core. The Love of Christ is so powerful; God’s Spirit at work within us so powerful that all else bows and we are consecrated to one thing: to know the Living God and his Christ, his glory, until knowledge of the glory covers the earth like water covers the sea.
The “love” of the world, love defined by the world is counterfeit, deceptive, containing a mixture of truth and lies, light and darkness. Love of the world is lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life (1 John 2:16). It is not of the Father. This world passes away and the LUST of it (1 John 2:17) but God’s Love never passes away, it is eternal Life, the Word made flesh in you never passes away, the Will of God abides forever.
This world promotes lust and calls it love which is why there are so many abortions, separations, divorces and sex outside of marriage. God’s Love, the Love of Christ, surpasses knowledge and fills us with all the fullness of God so we can know, think, feel, and act out of the fullness. God is Love and he who abides in Love abides in God and God in him (1 John 4:16). This is Love perfected WITH US so we have confidence when the Holy Spirit and fire baptism comes upon us we know all that was of the evil one is burned root to branch and the Son of Righteousness rises in us with healing in his wings (1 John 4:17; Malachi 3:1-3, 4:1-3).
God is Light and in him there is no darkness at all. “Awake O sleeper, and arise from the dead and Christ will give you light” Ephesians 5:14. The light exposes all hidden darkness; the Holy Spirit transforms; the glory of Christ changes us into his likeness from one degree of glory to another.
We come to Christ as a child to know God as Father as our sins are forgiven. The Holy Spirit comes to us to strengthen and work in us so as a young “spirit man” we can overcome the world and conquer so we can be drawn up to sit with Christ in heavenly places. The holy fire of God comes to us to refine the gold of our heart, impurities removed leaving pure gold, a pure heart to see God; the silver of our human spirit purified to be led by the Holy Spirit. We mature in Christ to “KNOW him who is from the beginning” (1 John 2:12-14; 1 Cor 3:9-17, 6:17-20; Colossians 1:27-28)
“He who is UNITED to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him” 1 Cor 6:17)
“According to the RICHES OF HIS GLORY, be strengthened with might through HIS SPIRIT in your inner spirit man; Christ dwelling in your HEART; rooted and grounded in Love; have the POWER to comprehend the kingdom (length, breadth, depth, height) and to KNOW the Love of Christ…the FULLNESS OF GOD…POWER AT WORK IN YOU able to do exceedingly abundantly MUCH MORE than you can ask or think or imagine or dream!” Ephesians 3:14-21 paraphrase
Come into relationship with the Creator of heaven and earth, the Source of all Life, through Jesus. Stay in connection and grow in intimacy until you KNOW union, surpassing knowledge and understanding, to live in awe and wonder of His Love that makes the world’s definition of love fade away as the counterfeit and deception it is. NOTHING compares to the Love of God, God is Love; the Light of God, God is Light with no darkness at all; and the Spirit of God, God sends His Spirit to live, move and have his being with and in you now and forever.
“I tell you the Truth: it is to your advantage that I go away…so the Counselor I send comes to you” John 16:7-33