Those of us who love mushy love stories have experienced that feeling of disappointment, irritation, and frustration when the hero sacrifices his life out of his great love for his lady. I find that I have this feeling of, “What was the point of that, exactly?”! Because her life was so wrapped up in him that there doesn't seem to be much use in her going on from there! And yet, as most stories go, she does go on, and in time finds one who fills that void and brings happiness again. And then we are glad that she didn't throw in the towel. But that ride isn't pleasant, or necessary!
This story which we are living out, the story of the greatest eternal romance ever written, a love which exists between a God and His most beloved creation, does not end like the others. Our champion has indeed given His life as a sacrifice, so that we could be saved! But He is so powerful and majestic that He also conquered death, and has promised to come for us! Now THAT is a hero worth idolizing! We need not mourn Him, we simply languish for His return. And meanwhile, we live in a vibrant hope of seeing Him again! And, though we languish for His manifest presence, we still, at least, have a continuous “feed” of contact with Him through His Spirit! We can talk to Him 24/7! He never leaves us or forsakes us!
He has left many gifts for us! He has vouchsafed us many mysteries to uncover, and many evils to conquer – in His Name and with His help! He has left His consummate LOVE LETTER behind to guide us in His methods of overcoming, and to train us to conquer.
He has left us His Anointing, the power that drew Him from the grave – that very anointing which has returned Him to us, He means it to enliven us the same way! We are to allow that anointing – as we read His love letter, following its every instruction – with the help of His attending Spirit – to transform us, so that we will be made of the same eternal material as He is, when He comes! So that we will bear the character and likeness of His beloved Father, and Himself! So that His Spirit in tandem with our spirit work, will accomplish His Father's best will on His tainted earth! Taking back territory from the enemy for His Kingdom.
We are His warrior bride! He is our soon coming warrior King! We are His ambassadors of God's Goodwill to His fallen planet. And HE is our training coach and our secret love! He is who our heart beats for, and He is our motivation to righteousness! He is the way, the truth and the LIFE! Our very atmosphere and breath, the absolute center of our existence! He is the silver lining in every cloud, and the gold at the end of every storm's rainbow! He is the one who calms tsunamis, stills hurricanes and brings peace to tornadoes, with a word. A word from Him can calm any storm that assails our life. HE IS OUR PEACE!
Are we in that kind of relationship with Him? If not then our religion is in vain, and our “spirituality” is a bogus sham. If we are not head over heels in love with Him then we do not know Him as we should, and can not possibly hear His heart as we ought, much less do what He would have us to do.
“The Blessing of God” is not some nebulous lottery prize brought about by luck and works! It is not some game of chance, wherein one rolls the dice or wheel of religious works and rituals, and if one hits the winning combination then one's life is “blessed”! It is not, as it has become common to think, mainly predicated on how much money one has. If that is so, then Donald Trump is loved by God more than any American in history – who knew?!
Rather, “The Blessing” is evidenced by HIS unique presence in the lives of those who seek Him out and bother to find out what He wants, and bothers to make His desires their own! The Blessing is evidenced by His power, anointing, favor and authority! There is no religious or ideology or formula for acquiring it! It is a gift from HIM, when we enter into a love relationship with Him! It is evidenced by His will having preeminence. But without His Spirit leading us in our study of His love letter, without His presence in our lives guiding and directing our choices, we can not possibly know or recognize what His desires are, or what they would look like! And therefore will merely frustrate and wear ourselves out trying to please Him with our own, pitifully inadequate efforts. We need not punish ourselves this way when He is so available to us! When HE is right here with us, offering to guide and lead and give us His vision and wisdom – why should we languish, why should we guess, why should we take the word of mere fallen men with religious control issues?! Why should we, why would we, settle for a mere, man-made, enemy inspired, substitute? When He, Himself, is the TRUTH that we are after?
Today, as many run to houses of prayer, houses of worship, houses of faith, my they truly be HIS houses. May the kingdoms of man made false religious gods fall today and HIS NAME, Yeshua, the Name above all names – the Son of the Most High God – Elohim Tz'va'ot – be exalted to its rightful place! May His people fall in love with Him anew, and be drawn from their religious slumbers to awaken to His sweet presence! May there be a true revival, not of mere religious practice, not of the Pharisaical hypocrisy which has produced this drought and judgment, but of true, wondrous, ecstatic, overwhelming LOVE for our Champion, and His Father God that sent Him on our behalf – our wonderful Creator and King! May we give Him the allegiance that is proper, and the loyalty that is deserved! And May we fall in love with Him for Good!
Shalom Chavarim, Happy SON DAY!