20th July 2012, 01:07 AM
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“…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; “ (Ephesians 1:17-18)
There has never been a time in the history of the human race when we have needed clear vision and understanding like we need them now. There has never been a time in our history when so many various shades of darkness have been trying to pass themselves so convincingly as Light.
“I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes , so you can see.” (Revelation 3:18)
This gold is refined in the fire of intimacy. It comes as we close ourselves off from the world and we press past distraction and sin and boredom and insecurity, and press in to know Him. It is here, in the Secret Place, that we behold His Glory and are transformed. And transformation brings clearer vision. The ability to see farther. And most importantly, the ability to see details “up close and personal” — to view with eyes of intimacy the one who is “closer than a brother.”
And it is here, in the secret place of intimate passion, that we begin to dance, heart-to-heart, with the Lover of our souls. And as we gaze into His eyes, He launches out, and we delightedly (and successfully) dance with Him through the mine fields of this often-deadly life, so close to His heart that when He makes a small move, we move with Him. When He stops, we stop. We know the small, still whisper of His voice, so close in our ears. And we walk (dance) into the fullness of or our inheritance, secure in the knowledge of His Presence.
And this side of Heaven, it doesn’t get any better than this.
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