I am reminded in Scripture that young men have visions, and old men have dreams. I am not quite sure where I fit, as Jesus came into my life during the late 1970’s. I have been caught up into both in recent months. Age-wise I’m sort of in the middle so it’s God’s call as to which, when, where and with whom application plays out. God never answers “how”. So just say “yes”. In my humanity it often leads me to be quite beside myself. I may come across as a bit “eccentric” to some at times. I’m okay with that. In the light of Jesus’ presence the need for man’s affirmations and recognition in me are being put to death increasingly at the foot of the cross. I crucify them continually. In humility, there is a call arising for me to speak/write and bring out in music what now must be spoken/written/sung. The Master calls me to such.
I have a present sense of urgency that there is more, beyond all that I presently know and understand, that I must yet apprehend. Not from outside myself, but from within, the unfathomable and unsearchable riches of Christ. In His mind. Christ in me, the hope of glory. Seated in heavenly places while walking out earthly steps.
I began to write from what I have been receiving at the first of this year here on this blog. I have drawn from nearly my entire life experience to portray on this page in response to what I have been receiving. In addition to my response, there enters into the picture, my reactions when my flesh hurts and grapples with what God asks of me. I will not ask of anyone what I am not first willing to first walk out myself. I have been asked to write, tell and share an unprecedented story of an ordinary man that has been given an extraordinary assignment to be put on open and transparent display before the eyes of the world as an open book to known and read by all whose hearts are open to a drawing call from the Spirit of God as a voice crying into the wilderness of the hearts of many. To come away in an unprecedented way, back to the Father’s heart and into the embrace of the One to whom to we the bride, truly belong, because His love has infinitely purchased us and there is the freedom of of a love within that relationship, that exceeds all loves.
So now it is time for me to start releasing in small bits at a time what the bride is being asked to awaken to, within the call from her Groom.
I sense and what I seem to be hearing God saying is, that He is doing a quick work to “make ready” a remnant that will connect with and to, in their hearts a call, to come apart, in response to a deeper call, that is unprecedented in the history of the human race. Not necessarily “new” in the physical sense since God’s Word being Eternal has always been and ever shall be, but a “newly experienced” one in the heart.
On a level where deep calls to deep, in unprecedented measure, penetrating to and dispersing the ordinary thought train of man, there arises a new breath of expression of the Bridegroom to His bride. A call to come away. So let us now focus solely on Jesus heart cry to his bride right now that there would be found, those of us who would begin the breathe the words “Draw me after You”. (Song of Solomon 1:4) There are three aspects of response to Him; this being the first.
“Draw me after You”. May this be the expressive response in the life you live as you breath this expression in and then back out; reciprocally in unbroken continuity. Call and response in reciprocal harmony sets the rhythmic heartbeat for heart to heart exchange of life. This is love from the Father’s heart.
Here a courtship commences with those of you who hear His call; simply come. Many are called but few chosen. God doesn’t do the choosing, but you and I do. It is the level of hunger that draws you and I into Him and this determines the measure of our “Yes” to Him. “Few there be that find or discover this” were Jesus’ words. A rare treasure. I don’t say this to discourage you but to open up very being to be more hungry for Him. Any of us can enter this; however how many are willing to pursue with relentless unprecedented passion? Jesus is “that jealous over your love”. Yet He awaits even as we affix and focus our love upon other points of preference. He understands, yet longs for us to “awaken fully unto Him”. I assure you this is a real place. I’ve tasted of His love and nothing can begin to compare.