"And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search
for Me with ALL your heart." Jer 29:13.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for
righteousness, for they shall be filled." Matt 5:6.
Many do not experience the abiding presence of the Lord,
because they are not willing to be a separated people. Rather,
they mix with the world, not willing to stand out as being
From the beginning, the Lord chose to reveal His presence
through a called out, separated people. We must return to
this place of singularly looking to the Lord, totally yielding
our life to His providence, and spending much time in continuous
(silent or vocal) prayer and worship, being thankful for all
that He provides.
Jesus lived totally to do His Father’s will. Only when
we unconditionally surrender our lives to the Lord, and yield
ourselves wholly to Him, can we experience this blessed experience
of knowing Him intimately.
As we grow, day by day, into the place of absolute trust
and dependence upon the Lord, we will quickly recognize His
voice, seeking our fellowship. As we respond to His knock,
and tell Him that He is welcome to come within, He will so
change us that we will become the “house” of worship
and prayer that He has so long desired.
We must come to the level of spirituality where we experientially
know that the Lord alone can sustain life within us, for only
He who planted His life within can keep it.
When the Lord comes, He brings the power of His death to
work within us until we die to self and sin, and then He releases
the power of His resurrection life to quicken us, that we
might become the expression of His life.
It is in our dying, that we have direct access with Him.
In His life, we receive His disposition of utter obedience.
We cannot live on the experiences of the past. Each moment,
the power of the cross must work within us, in the surrender
and death of all self-will, as the only way to life in Him.
The closer the union in Him, the deeper and more profound
is the separation from any dependence on the creature. In
proportion to our utter abandonment to the Lord, He increases
within until we experientially, personally know Him, and we
see the very manifestation of His presence fulfilling all
our needs, even before we have opportunity to ask.
There is a secret wisdom that is hidden from the world, which
the Lord imparts to those who are united with Him in His resurrection
life, as He imparts the faith which becomes the substance
of Himself formed within us.
It is the last hour. Silently and inwardly, we are to have
no concern as to how the Lord may move or what He may do,
that we might come to better know Him. Our part is to abandon
our self-life and completely trust Him, in whatever He may
Then the Lord will reign supreme in each of our lives.