Received on February 18th, 2007 - 1:35PM Last Updated: February 20th, 2007 - 4:52PM
After many and varied words came from the HolySpirit to different people in my congregation, I too received this word and image from Him.
I saw the Lord Jesus hanging on the Cross, and these words were in my heart:
"I have opened My Heart for you."
Just as the blood and water physically flowed from the side of Christ, when He was pierced by the spear (John 19:34), so does spiritual life flow from that same Heart.
32This Jesus God raised up, to which we all are witnesses. 33Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the HolySpirit, he has poured out this, which you now see and hear. (Acts 2:32-33)
The heart, as the inner man of each person, directs their actions and reveals their motives (Proverbs 4:23)(Proverbs 16:9). Lord Jesus was perfect, and what is in His Heart is what we need to live. For as we watch His actions, His Heart was revealed: that all flowed from the simplicity of loving His Father and doing whatever His Will was.
The Spirit kept repeating inside me the idea that we, people, need what is inside the Heart of Jesus. It will bring us life, satisfy our desires, enlighten us to know how to direct our own lives.
And this is the love of Christ, that He has opened it for us. His love is so deep that He allowed His physical Heart to be opened by a spear, which gushed out water and blood. But much more, everything else spiritually inside of Him was poured out for us as well (Philemon 1:6). He has shown us what is in Him and has not left us wondering.
We must drink from that open Heart and live. What flows from it is life-giving to our entire person!
How? Simply go to Him in faith, seeing this vision, that He has opened His Heart for you upon the Cross. See yourself at the foot of that Cross receiving the life-giving blood and water inside, and the Spirit that motivated Him upon the earth. In that same faith, read the Gospels and see His actions—allow Him to let you see into His Heart, that you might know His motivation.
6In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in ChristJesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
As you read this site, you will hopefully come to know Yahweh more fully.
But all of this continuing knowledge is useless unless and until you come into union with Him. I use the word union because it is truly a marriage. It is that deep connection we all seek, for which we most often look in other people. However, the truth is that our hearts will only be fulfilled when we enter that union in fullness with the One Who made us.
This is the grace of God, that He has not stayed distant for us only to worship as Creator. But He has come unto us, even become one of us—in His Son, ChristJesus—in order to share an intimate union with us. He desires such closeness that it truly will envelope our entire life, transforming us into something new and wonderful.
You may have already entered this union with Him and only seek to know Him better through reading here. But if you have not, as you do read, let this Gospel sink into your heart as you read it now.
God loves you, and has cast your sins into the sea. He has sent His only Son as the Savior of the world—that includes you.
That Son, JesusChrist, was born as a man through a virgin who had given her life to Yahweh; He lived without sin, reflected the glory of His Father, God, in all His words and deeds, and was persecuted even unto death because of it.
His death upon a cross was the powerful explosion that separated you from your life of death. It remains for you, now, to enter into that death with Him. As you die to the one you are now, a person separated from God from your many sins, you will be born anew, with a nature predisposed to live rightly. This gift is free to you, with nothing you can do to earn it. It is the mercy of God to offer it to you, as He loves you so much! All you must do is receive it by trusting Him to have delivered you. Simply place your life in His hands and embrace the freedom that came through that death on the cross.
The Gospel is that Jesus did not remain dead, but rose again on the third day after His crucifixion! Death could not hold Him, as He was without sin. And so death will not be able to hold you, as you identify with Him fully through your trust in Him. Let go of yourself and confess Him as Lord of your life. The power of His death and resurrection will work in you all that your Creator has destined for you. You will truly enter a new life and experience that intimate union you have been seeking all of your life.
So ponder these words as you read here of this great God—Yahweh—and all that He has revealed to His creation. Let His Spirit testify to your heart that these words are true, that God is Love, and that He sent His Son so that you might receive the life that is unbound by time and space. As you feel that witness in your heart, simply believe and receive what He is offering to you, even now, and begin your new life as a child of God.
Please write to me and let me know when you take this step, as I will be your brother in Christ—we will be one in Him!
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