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The Temple of Self or the Temple of The Holy Spirit

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The young annointed king David was chosen by God to be the rightful king over Israel. King Saul was whom the people of Israel chose.., so that they could be like all of the other nations. After a series of disobediences by Saul, the Lord took the kingdom from him and gave it to whom HE chose- David, who God called “a man after My own Heart”. God still annointed Saul in the beginning , to where Saul was even given the gift of prophecy, but by degrees, Saul chose his own way over God’s way. By appearances he honored God, but in his heart, he elevated himself over God. In fact, Saul even had a monument erected for himself.– not to honor God, but to honor himself. (1 Samuel 15:12 )

When Samuel directed Saul (through the Holy Spirit) , he only half obeyed God’s leading, and made sure that with his partial obedience, he also snuck in his own choices as he saw fit. An example of this is when God , through Samuel, directed him to totally slay the Amalekites (including their herds) in battle, yet while he slayed the Amalekites, he spared the best of their herds for animal sacrifices as well as sparing the king of the Amelakites. When Samuel called him on this, he made excuses and only superficially repented after he was backed into a corner by Samuel. Saying: “The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the plunder, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the Lord your God at Gilgal.” Notice how Saul refers to God, not as HIS God, but Samuel’s God when he says, “your God”.

After Samuel told him that God was going to remove the Kingdom from him, and give it to another who the Lord was more pleased with, Saul repented.. but only to save face before the people. “Saul replied, “I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the Lord your God.”

We know that by degrees, Saul kept on making his own choices apart from God.. even contacting a witch after Samuel died, instead of praying to God for advice… so that he eventually opened himself up to demon attachment to where young David had to play soothing hymns on his harp to soothe Saul’s anxiety. Saul , who was at one time blessed by the Holy Spirit and given the gift of prophecy when first annointed king, but who, through his own continous acts of disobedience, pushed the Holy Spirit out of his own heart. Leaving a vaccum where God used to reside, demonic entities took over and Saul resembled king Herod more than someone who was at one time annointed by God. He became prey to fits of jealousy and rage… especially toward David whom he realized was to be the future king to take his place.. the one God told Samuel about. Hearing the local villagers applaud David after he slew Goliath, and singing in the streets, “Saul slew thousands but David Ten Thousands”, this created more thorns of jealousy in his heart that grew into hate toward David.

Samuel confirmed to David that he was to be the king over Isreal , but David refused to take that position until GOD would choose HIS timing. Until then, David lived as an exile, with men who committed themselves to following him. Many opportunities came for David to slay Saul , who continuously chased after him with an army of men to kill him.., but he refused to slay him… even contradicting his own faithful advisors.. His Advisor was the Holy Spirit. “

In 1 Samuel 24, we read: “He came to the sheep pens along the way; a cave was there, and Saul went in to relieve himself. David and his men were far back in the cave.  The men said, “This is the day the Lord spoke of when he said to you, ‘I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you wish.’” Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. Afterward, David was conscience-stricken for having cut off a corner of his robe.   He said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do such a thing to my master, the Lord’s anointed, or lay my hand on him; for he is the anointed of the Lord.”  With these words David sharply rebuked his men and did not allow them to attack Saul. And Saul left the cave and went his way.”

Nevertheless, after David revealed to Saul later that he could have killed him, but refused to , and even honored Saul by laying prostrate before him., there was a degree of compuction by Saul.. but in time, he allowed the Dark Side to win over and he resorted back to his old hate, continuing to hunt David down and forcing him to live as a future king in exile.

Only until the Death of Saul, did David become the king over Israel. The heart David had was so full of the love of God, that he wept over Saul’s death… in spite of the fact that Saul hated him.

The difference between Saul and David is.. that while David made his moral mistakes, he allowed the Holy Spirit to convict and renew his heart, and he never made that same mistake again. “Make within me a clean heart, my God, and renew a right spirit within me.” He would pray. Saul didnt make the same moral mistakes before others… noone could point a finger on him for anything immoral, yet his heart refused to yield over to the Holy Spirit , thinking he was good enough and as long as he looked holy enough before the people, that was the important thing. He didnt realize that He needed to be sanctified and holy before God First, and have God’s approval… not the approval of the people. David lost approval from his own people on various occasions.. rebuking his men for advising him to slay Saul, and going against what seemed the right thing to do , so that he could do what GOD desired of him… cost what it may. His followers were tired of constantly running from Saul and wanted David to finally kill this king once and for all .. partly so that they could stop running and hiding. David never forced anyone to follow him, yet when they tried to influence his decisions, he never conceded with them if it meant disobeying what God’s Spirit desired of him.

God was at home in David’s heart. Saul’s heart did not leave any room for God’s Spirit to dwell so that , by degrees, demonic entities took Saul’s heart over. Saul made a monument to honor himself, yet David desired to build a Temple to honor GOD alone. But God was already at home in David’s heart. He was already the Temple of the Lord … pleased at David’s love for Him, he permitted David’s future Temple.. but only that it would not be built by David but by his son, Solomon.

Like king David, our Lord Jesus Christ is also a young king in Exile awaiting the Day of the Father when He can build His Father’s Kingdom on this Earth, as in Heaven. As of now, His Kingdom is being built in the hearts of those who receive the Holy Spirit’s full way within them.

St. Therese of Lisuex was led to share once, “Our Lord does not come down from Heaven every day to lie in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another heaven which is infinitely dearer to Him -the heaven of our souls.”  If you look within the eyes of St. Therese of Lisuex, and others who follow our Lord , you see our King in Exile looking out through their eyes because they , like king David, made room for Him. These souls are His Temple that He may rest His head; The eyes are the mirror of one’s soul, and through His Temple, you can see the Light of our King shine forth. They are One with Him.

Examples of our Lord shining from the eyes of His Body:

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His Sufferings More Than Physical

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When Jesus walked this Earth – from birth to His death by crucifixion, He experienced the greatest level of sensitivity and intuition far more than others..  Because of His total submission of Himself to the Father and Holy Spirit, His soulish and spiritual senses were /are far more enhanced .   Even as a child, Jesus had a more intense sensitivity.. knowing the Holy Spirit was leading Him to remain behind in the Temple even though Mary and Joseph left with the others back to Nazareth.

Due to the complete sensitivity and intuitiveness of His spirit and soul , Jesus continuously suffered on a level more than any of us know.  Even now, He  ever suffers  this way as He continues to share in every person’s individual pains and heartaches through every age to the end of this Dispensation when He fully sets up His Father’s Kingdom.    Knowing this, we can now understand Him when He said, “When you do it to the least of these, My children, you do it to Me.”

Not only as the Son of God, but also as the Son of Man, our Lord is a total complete Empath to the fullest degree.  He genuinely shares  what another person is experiencing along with them.   As the son of Man Who always allowed the Holy Spirit to open His ear morning by morning, His senses were  quickened to the fullest measure upon birth.

His great sensitivity cost Him much on a daily basis- especially around the crowds that thronged around Him where He could pick up every emotional vibe coming from every person clamoring for healing or curiosity.  He could keenly sense a person’s irritable emotions,  nervous energy, cynical disposition, judgemental vibes, impatience, and other attitudes of the unredeemed human soul.,  This bombardment of everyone’s “energies” is a form of “emotion pollution” that many of us are hardened to., but in which Jesus keenly felt at all times.   Still, He did not escape into the “Invisible” to get away from people.  His love is such that He faced it daily, at great cost to His own peace yet, nevertheless,  willingly as He denied Himself for love of the Father and compassion for others.

You may know of someone who has a greater degree of emotional sensitivity where they can’t stand being around groups of people …wether in a bus, a stadium, a concert or any crowd.  They pick up on everyone’s emotional vibes surrounding them and it overwhelms them emotionally.    Jesus can relate with the suffering of these people because as Son of Man, He experienced this continuously.  He did not seek to escape this suffering, but even in this, He ignored the discomfort for the sake of Love.

The only times He left the crowds was upon hearing the Holy Spirit lead Him to set Himself apart from them so that they could go home and get rest.   Climbing a high place, even separating Himself from His disciples, He would pray alone in communion with the Father and be rejuvenated spiritually to again return to His public service amongst the crowds .

We read in John 12:27 His words, “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? No! it is for this purpose that I have come to this hour.”

A clue in scriptures of His keen empathic senses is when the  woman with the bleeding issue touched the hem of His robe from behind,  and He felt healing come forth from Him to her… and turning around asked who touched Him.   She only touched the HEM of His garment, yet He felt her touch, even though crowds thronged Him.   The disciples had no clue what He was talking about because they did not have that degree of sensitivity Jesus has.

Mark 9:18-26 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.  And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the crowd, and said, Who touched my clothes?   And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?  And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.  But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.  And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

At Jesus’s trial and crucifixion, it cost our Lord far more than others who experienced the same capital punishment.. as Jesus suffered greatly not only on a physical level, but also on a spiritual and soul level as well.    Because of His heightened spiritual and emotional empath senses, He keenly felt all negative energy from those who hated Him spewn onto Himself..   it wasn’t just physical spit coming from them;  it was spit from the very energy and vibe they projected on Him.. which He keenly felt.   And He was vulnerable to this- stripped naked physically while being pinned by 3″ thick rusty nails on rough cut wood beams.. nailed to one spot as this more intense form of vile bombardment projected onto Him from all surrounding Him in hate.  They surrounded Him like possessed jackals.  He suffered more than we can realize..   not just on a physical level., but on a level that only an empath person has a tiny hint of.

May Jesus be praised , honored and glorified forever♥♥♥

ps.   I asked our King in Exile, if  He would allow me His reply from His recorded words to Gabrielle Bossis in “He and I”.    I blindly opened up to the following:

“…My soul suffered most among the souls of men and that is why I have the highest glory in Heaven.  Do you know why I suffered the most?  Because I had the greatest capacity for love.”

The Worst Pain Jesus Experiences

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One of the many sufferings our Lord experienced throughout His physical life on Earth (before His crucifixion) was in not being received.  This suffering was more intense for our King in Exile to endure than most other sufferings due to the fullness of His unselfish love for all mankind.   He came to give of Himself,  to serve and not to be served.  Jesus never lived for His own agenda or self-interests.  While , as the Son of Man, He COULD have lived for Himself, but because He continually emptied Himself of Self.,  His heart was (and IS) completely full of the Father and Holy Spirit’s love for all mankind.

To be full of THAT kind of love , only to have that love rejected , shunned, and a wall of defense put up to block His Light from entering one’s heart caused Him great spiritual pain.  Spiritual pain is far worse a suffering than even emotional pain, and not many experience this degree of suffering unless they have reached a certain degree of oneness with Jesus.   Those who DID receive Jesus could only receive His Love and Light by degrees.. a little at a time.   That is also painful for our Lord, and required a great deal of grace ..  the patience of genuine Love that longed for His beloved to look His way, and open her heart to receive His Living Water and Light.    Love longs to give of Itself ., to love and to be loved.  Love is pained by limits set and walls erected.

When Jesus wept over Jerusalem, His heart was deeply pained. (Luke 19:41) “When He saw the city (Jerusalem), He wept over it, saying, “Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace., but now they are hid from your eyes!…”    He was also deeply grieved when He said, “Oh, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you!  How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! (would not let Him)

In the Scriptures, we read, “We love Him because He first loved us”.,   This is painfully true because our Lord’s final act of Love for  His Beloved on this Earth even resembled an embrace of all mankind.  His arms were  extended on the crossbeams left to right in one huge “embrace” for all… including His enemies.   It was His last cry of Love that expressed His desire to embrace all- that through His final Sacrifice for mankind, might souls be brought through Him, back to the Father..  Like a Hen gathering her chicks under Her wing.

note:  after this blog post, I blindly opened to Jesus’s recorded words in “He and I”, and opened to the following:   “Not to be wanted.. to have to depend on your welcome!  I , who would always want to lavish My love on each soul.  And how can I, if you keep your door closed to Me?  I was going to say, “If you look hostile an suspicious.  Some are afraid that I’ll ask too much of them.  If they only knew how happy they would be in giving Me everything in complete and joyous surrender.  The most beautiful gift you can give Me is your joy in serving Me.”(…)

He Laid Aside His Garments..

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“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that  He had come from God and was going to God, rose from Supper, laid aside His garments, and girded Himself with a towel.  Then He poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded…”

In that portion of John 13, the sentence, “laid aside His garments and girded Himself with a towel” is emphasized.  There is much in these words, as from Jesus’s very incarnation..even while He was still in Heaven, our exiled King laid aside His garments for the Father.., He laid aside His reputation, all of His rights and His Majesty and Divinity, and lowered Himself as a servant to a fallen Creation.  A Creation made of nothing but mere space dust which the Holy Spirit had breathed His Life into, and which the Father had originally fashioned into His image..    But dust (all of us) that lost that original image and needs restoration.  So the Son of the Father came down to this environmentally dysfunctional planet to live amongst men, .. to lay aside His divinity and be a servant of servants for the Father.

Jesus came to get His hands dirty.   He touched the leper with love;  He also washed the disciples filthy smelly feet.. yes including Judas’s feet, and He knew that Judas was about to betray Him.    Jesus came to serve and not to be served., and those who seek to belong to Him, as subjects of His Kingdom are also identified with Him as the Servant of servants.

I asked our Lord, if He wouldn’t mind allowing me to blindly open up to something from His recorded words in “He and I” pertaining to this, and He gave me this:

“5/22/47-  “See everything in Truth.  May your whole life speak the language of Love, in Me and by Me.  And may the moments that remain for you be nothing but goodness and tenderness- the gift of yourself.  You remember that evening before My death?  Wasn’t it as though My entire being had been translated into Love during My last supper?  Be full of indulgence and compassion for everone.  Remember that I called Judas “My friend”.  Imitate your Bridegroom.  Desire to be identified with Him.”

~Thankyou, our Lord of love and humility♥♥♥

His Wounded Hands of Love

 

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This morning I was thinking about Jesus’s wounded hands..   If ever a person should have had the utmost care given their hands, it is Jesus.. because He had done nothing but good, and expressed nothing but love with those hands of His.   He touched a leper as He healed him.. (and it wasn’t necessary for Him to touch that leper for him to be healed.. His heart was stirred with compassion for the leper); He pulled people out of their deathbeds with those hands.  With His hands, He worked with wood to support Mary and her other children after Joseph died. As a servant, He washed the disciples dirty feet with His hands. He picked up the little child to bless with His hands and with His hands He wipes away our tears.

Those hands deserved the utmost expensive nard ointment and a solid gem encased gold ring on His finger., but Jesus is as the child reaching for the injured bird caught in  the thorns, to save it from death.   Happily he saves the bird , not concerned with the thorn caused bloody wounds.  All Jesus ever expressed with His hands was Divine love.

Even when Jesus used His hands to hold the whip that drove the money changers out of the Temple, He wielded that whip with Divine Love..   Not to injure the money changers, but to detox the Temple of the festering greed of alliance with this World’s system.

The Holy Spirit always led His hands, but it was mankind who mistreated them , bludgeoning them with thick iron stake-like nails., damaging the flesh , muscles and nerves in His hands/wrists as His arms were forced out of joint as they hammered them onto the wooden crossbeam of His cross.  The cross He was made to carry up Golgotha with those splintered hands of love.  The cross made of wood from trees He had once shaped as a carpenter’s son.  Trees He had created centuries earlier with His Father and Holy Spirit for this Earth.. made out of love for man and beast.

No, our Lord deserved precious ointment on those hands,!    In Heaven, we will see those hands and if He permits, we will kiss them in tears, for what He endured to pull us out of the Thorns of this World and our self, to set us free to embrace Him .. with our hands!

Intimacy and Obedience to God: Dream and Vision

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Dream I had January 19, 2019

In my dream I was mostly in the streets or at an office working scenario. It began during the daytime, and I either would be inside an office or building with some small group of employees, or I would see myself out side in front of a street usually surrounded by cars and traffic, as if it was lunch time or during a break. When ever I would be outside, I would see myself standing in the sidewalk, lots of cars parked by the road and I was just standing there trying to figure out my surroundings.  Within a little time I would find myself inside the office scenario again I had not much knowing what we were supposed to be doing there. All I could see was we were a small group of people most time. But for some reason always kept to myself, as if I was among them but was not part of them.

The day kept going by and I kept seeing we were either one instant inside the building or outside standing by some high traffic city road just standing and waiting.
Between the back and forth from the building, what I noticed was that there were portals in form of a circle opening thru which we could either go inside or leave that building. This I could notice more as night started to fall on us toward the end of the dream.

At first I could tell the others among me, were and looked humans at first, but there was something peculiar about them. They were mostly quiet, very serious, and from what I could tell all along it was as if they had been studying me and others all along. Like gathering information. This small group was composed of both men and women and they stay close to themselves, were very reserved and quiet. This kept calling my attention for the entire day even though we would enter the building or exit together, that’s what seemed strange to me, that they kinda kept to themselves and I was always at a distance alone as if watching and being showed.
As the dream progressed and night fell, I saw my self again outside the building, but this time I was at a parking lot. I don’t understand why, but I was always surrounded by lots of cars. While I was there standing not sure waiting for what, but just that God was just wanting me to see how all of this was developing to give me understanding, as I kept there looking, I could see this small group of workers, they were at about 20-30 feet of distance from me and kind of hiding most of them behind the cars in the parking lot but I could still see one of them, which by now had on what looked like a lab coat and was standing sideways as if looking at the others which I had a knowing they were there as well. So at my distance, I saw this group standing at a small distance away just waiting for something or the right time, but I could also noticed, when I turned my head toward my right, another area of that parking lot was another one of those circles or portals. This time I saw it more clearly. It was opened and wide enough to fit a small group of people thru. The portal was colored blue and it seemed as if it was spinning around in circles. I then knew, it was a portal or mean of transporting yourself to another place. But this one specifically led toward that work place, or what I also knew by now it was a lab.
I once again looked at the group I had been observing all day and they started walking toward me but slowly. I then took a good look at one of them which was a female. I then realized and was downloaded to my head, that what I thought to be a normal human like me, started as a human at first but had been prepared all along to become what I understood to be a “humanoid”. Something not human like me at all even though it looked as human at first, they were continually being developed with strong powers and abilities. This group had been living among us, to study us all along gathering information about us so that later and when the time was right attack us. ( By us I’m guessing Christians or who ever was not like them).

Once I understood this, as i noticed they were closer to me, this woman specifically kept her eye on me and looked very humanoid looking and as I stood there at first receiving all this download of info of what had been going on all along, I then opened my eyes to realize I needed to receive insight from God on what to do next. All along I was just waiting there, receiving download but then I knew I had to receive intel from God on how to proceed or defend myself. This wasn’t just something I could choose to do out of my own knowledge. As if I wouldn’t survive that way. For these humanoids had super powers and were all after me ready to attack. As I kept waiting on God to download intel in what specifically to do, I looked at the opened portal and ran toward it. All then proceeded to happen as in slow motion. As I kept running toward the portal, I kept looking at the group running toward me, for all the time I was all alone. The group then flew over thru the air and I could tell they had powers as the character NEO from the Matrix.

Then one of them, the same woman which had her eye on me all along they were flying toward me. She somehow exceeded her powers and pushed her body to where she got closer to me and had a sharp weapon in her arm to attack me with it. She was still in the air and i kept running toward the portal. I looked to see where she was but still then I only understood I would somehow know what to do only and once I had received instructions from God on what to do. Then I woke up.


THE LORDS VISION REMINDER OF INTIMACY WITH HIM AND OBEDIENCE:

Among waking up I understood that it is of the uttermost importance we develop intimacy with God and learn to develop intimacy with Him thru meditation and stillness in His presence. But also, the only way we will overcome those last days, will be not acting out of our own self understanding nor human knowledge to solve a situation. But by waiting in specific instructions from God and doing exactly and specifically what we are instructed by Him.

This reminded me of my open eye vision I had where I saw the heavens opened and God on the throne. It happened around the end of year 2016 when God directed me to come across some end time teachers and preacher that are preparing the Bride (For regular church is not doing this.) These are Brothers Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, Neville Johnson and Dr Bruce Allen. Thanks to them and some of their books like “Wait as Eagles” I began to learn the importance of meditation and waiting on the Lord. I felt robbed and betrayed by the church not teaching us these methods to grow our spirit man.

So once I starting my journey after a couple of months into staying up long hours awake at night time just waiting on the Lord, I had an open eye vision when my spirit man was taken up into the heaven, I was between awake but rest mode at the same time for I was in stillness and quiet eating on the Lord sitting in my bed. Among being pulled toward heaven in my spirit man, the heavens opened and I saw the throne of God and God on the throne. God spoke to me three time. First time He said “Yes, meditation is true and from me” I was awed to hear this directly from God For I was wondering if I was being thought something of God for many times we are taught some practices are of the devil. But what many fail to understand is that the Devil is the one who counterfeits Gods already establishes principles. So once God toke me this I knew it was of God. Then my spirit rested as the word sank in.

Again my spirit man was pulled up and I opened my eyes again for I was up all night and was tired and sleepy, therefore God would awake me and pull my spirit. He spoke to me a second time saying “Meditating on me and taking time being still in my presence is the main tool I will use in these end times to prepare the Remnant”.  Again I was awe at hearing God speaking these words. And again the words took some time sinking into my spirit man. Again God pull up my spirit awakening and opening my eyes to where I once again saw the open heaven and God spoke a third time saying: “ Tell others, Those who do not spend time on meditating on me waiting in my presence will not be prepared for the end times and what is to come”.  His words sounded serious and direct instructions.  They again took time to sink into my spirit. And trust me when God Himself gives you a word, if you ever had any doubts about the matter, all doubt will flee from you. For when God speaks a word becomes life and sinks into you as the most realistic of knowledge ever heard.

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A Near Death Experience: Jesus Shows His Approval

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I am Catholic and have prayed the rosary my whole life…. I died unexpectedly during labor and remember when I was carried to heaven and found myself in front of Jesus. He was SOOOOO loving and kind!! No one can describe how amazing it feels to be in His presence!! He was NOT displeased or offended by my respect for His mother during my life, I assure you! He showed me the times I had prayed to God the Father and to Jesus and how happy He was that I chose during my earthly ‘test’ to believe in His love for Me, and to trust Him.

His love was more than I can describe and I still cry sometimes because of how much I miss Him! He told me he was proud of me!! After our conversation He sent me back here. I was quite sad to come back. I still pray the rosary because I know it does NOT offend Jesus when we remember his life in that way. I also say the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, which I feel pleases Jesus very much, because of the graces and conversions it can attain for lost souls- all of whom He loves immensely!

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Jesus’s Visitations

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Matthew 24: 44  “Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

In the Song of Solomon, Chapter 5,  the Shulamite woman was not ready for the Beloved when His hand was on the latch of her door.   Though she was intimate with Him,  her spirit  stirring at His very presence, her soul failed her as she did not want to be inconvenienced in having to get back up from bed.   It is similar with the five foolish Virgins.  All ten virgins in the parable had a level of relationship with Jesus Christ, yet only five were ready to meet their Bridegroom at His arrival.  The other five allowed other things to take priority over their Beloved.   When the call came for their Bridegrooms soon arrival, they found they had little oil left in their lamps..  They  never made a point to cultivate their relationship with the Holy Spirit, and had never gone beyond receiving Jesus as not only their Savior, but also the Lord and King of their hearts.    When the Bridegroom arrived,  they cried for Him to open the door for them, but it remained shut.  He never knew them., because they never allowed themselves to get to know HIM.

Getting back to the Shulamite woman in the Song of Solomon,  there is a prophetic correlation between her experience and the disciples’ experience of sleeping in Gethsemane while Jesus was asking , “Could you not watch and pray with me for one hour?”  At the end of verse 1, Chapter 5, we read: “Eat, oh friends, and drink;  drink deeply, oh Lovers.”  This verse seems prophetic of when Jesus broke the bread and offered His disciples wine in the upper room.    “Take , eat- this is My body broken for you.”  With the wine, He said, “Drink of it;  all of you, for this is My blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” This intimate moment between Jesus, our Bridegroom and His disciples was truly a sacred event.. no doubt with tears of emotion shared between them as they shared that bread and wine.. in rememberance of Him, and His Sacrifice He was about to do for all mankind’s sake.    Jesus, full of tenderness , could truly say with passion to His disciples, and all who sincerely take Holy Communion, “Eat, oh friends, and drink;  drink deeply, Oh lovers!”

In verse 2 of Song of Solomon, the Shulamite woman continues:  “I slept but My heart was awake.  Hark!  My Beloved is kneeling.   “Open to Me, My sister, My love, My dove, My perfect one- for My head is wet with dew, My locks with the drops of the night.”   Her Beloved had just endured the labor of spiritual battle against the Enemy.  It was so intense that His hair was wet with perspiration .. from the events of the night.  No doubt, He sought solace and encouragement from the one He loved, but she was too comfortable  to get out of her bed to open the door for  Him.  When she finally made the effort, He had departed

In Gethsemane, Jesus , also, endured great spiritual attack from the forces of darkness, where His hair and body was drenched with His own perspiration..  as though drenched in blood.  (and it is quite probable that His perspiration was also mixed with actual blood).   “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me;  nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt.”  He cried to the Father after falling on His face in agonizing prayer.  Scripture continues:  “And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping and He said to Peter, “so could you not watch with Me for one hour?”  “Watch and pray that you may not enter temptation.  The spirit, indeed, is willing but the flesh is weak.”

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Just as with the Shulamite in the Song of Solomon,  Jesus’s closest disciples gave into their flesh and failed to be available when their Bridegroom needed them the most.   Notice how the scripture is worded, “He Came” to the disciples.  Just as the Beloved CAME to the Shulamite at an inconvenient time for her,  our Lord often comes to us.. when we least expect or are ready for Him.    There are many visitations Jesus gives us, before His Final Return on this Earth.

In verse 6 of Song of Solomon, we read:  “I opened to My Beloved, but My Beloved had turn and gone.  My soul failed Me when He spoke.  I sought Him but found Him not.  I called Him but He gave no answer.”   In Matthew 26:  45-46, we are shown how Jesus was taken away from His disciples.   Seized by the temple guards right after they awoke from their slumber.   Ready to surrender Himself to His enemies, and knowing they were about to take Him, verse 45 reads:  “Then He came to His disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest?  Behold, the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.”     While His disciples were not ready or prepared , Jesus , Himself, was always alert and prepared for His Father’s will.   Nothing caught Him off guard.. no matter how inconvenient the situation was.  So abandoned is He to the Father’s will.

After Jesus surrendered Himself to the temple guards and was taken away,  His disciples could then say with the Shulamite woman:   “I opened to My Beloved, but My Beloved had turned and gone.  My soul failed Me when He spoke.”…    And after the three long days of hiding after Jesus was put to death by crucifixion and His body had “disappeared” from His tomb, they could also say, ”  I sought Him but found Him not.  I called Him, but He gave no answer.”

After Jesus’s resurrection, He came to them again.. behind locked doors., and there was much rejoicing.   He, in His mercy, came to them, even though they had left Him alone at His most vulnerable moments before His death.

How ironic and typical our human nature is that we get so easily offended in God when it seems HE is being  quiet, and unresponsive toward us,  yet when HE knocks on the doors of our hearts, we have no problem ignoring Him.    Recall the incident when Jesus was asleep on the disciples boat during a storm over the Sea of Galilee.  Jesus was asleep, but His spirit was very much awake, and was aware of what was going on.   In fear, the disciples  awoke Him with a tone of resentment, “Master, do you care not that we perish!?”, they said.   He calmly sat up in the boat, rebuked the sea and the waves, and asked them, “why are you still afraid.  Do you still have no faith?”

I just now asked Jesus in prayer, if He would allow me to open up to something of His recorded words from “He and I” pertaining to this topic (since this is HIS blog)..   and wow, here is what He had me open up to! :

“…In the very place where I want your love, beyond and above all things.  Above all things- that is where I Am.   Rise to meet Me.  Always.”

Let Me Take You To My Father

Jesus- King in Exile

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I put the picture (above) on in full stance – and was contemplating..”what” could He be thinking?  And then this…what is in my heart…as if He was (and is) speaking as I look at this picture…to His Father in Heaven, while being on earth? Or even now.  Here goes:

Jesus to His Father:   “What more can I do Father? I have given My very life’s Blood for them to pay the price of their Redemption…
Why can’t souls see how much I love them!  What more could I do, yet I would die again for each one if that is what it would take to save them! How can they ever understand such love….A love they too, must immolate and imitate to be My followers.  Ready to give their very life for their brothers.  To love as I have loved –  and do love still.

How I still pray…

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At the End of the Line

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Some months ago while standing at the end of the line after our evening Wednesday church service, I distinctly felt our Lord’s presence right behind me.    He was standing in line.. at the very end after all the people had already greeted my pastor before they left for the night.           Earlier that day while at my job, I asked Jesus to be with me and I’m always asking Him to sit with me in church.

The impression of His presence was so strong that I was in awe, and felt I was being rude to Him…. like I should be talking to Him and greeting Him or something because I KNEW He was right there.       It also struck me that our Lord WOULD be at the end of the line, as this is His nature.. to never choose the first places .. to never call attention to Himself or His Majesty, but to take the lowliest places in life.    Even   when He had gone to be baptized by John the Baptist,  He waited His turn in line… and stood behind many others getting baptized first.   When John the Baptist saw Him, he was immediately convicted and told Him, “it is I who should be baptized by YOU and yet you come to me?”      Jesus, in His calm humility, gently replied,  “suffer it to be so now, to fulfill all righteousness”

I was reminded of that as I experienced that strong sense of His presence at the end of the line.   When it was my turn to greet the pastor before leaving, I told him that I was feeling Jesus standing right there at the end of the line.   He knew I wasn’t just saying that and he was in awe..  and confirmed what I felt by saying, “that would be JUST like Jesus.. to wait His turn at the end of the line!.

This pastor has experienced lots of criticism from others in the past and is in need of our Lord’s encouragement to continue in obedience to the Lord as our pastor.   I believe this experience I had was not just for me, but also for him especially.. so that he would know that our Lord is there in church WITH him!

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