Thursday, January 05, 2017


Jesus in His remarkable ways of teaching and placing us in paradoxical tensions often talks about "Those who have ears let them hear and eyes let them see" and many times he goes on to say "They have ears and yet do not hear and eyes yet do not see." I believe Kingdom truths are for all and yet they remain unveiled for hard hearts who do not believe in His testimony.  Remember the verse I quoted a few days back from Revelation "the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy."  What we believe in our hearts through hearing will often come as declaration through our mouths. Jesus indeed quotes proverbs when He says "Above all else guard the heart for it is the wellspring of life." 

 I often wonder if our physical senses are designed receptors for knowing Him and enjoying His presence. From my own experience, I have smelt the fragrance in the room change when I have sensed His presence....this may sound bizarre to many of you.  I believe we can train and discipline our minds in knowing Him and His presence very intimately. The Psalmists of old seemed to have experienced this in their meditations during the different seasons of their lives. Think of the word "Taste and see the Lord is good"  I know the palpable goodness of the Lord filling me with His Spirit, and I wish and long for more. I could go on with lots of scripture references here, but I do want to leave something here that I have been thinking about.

Remembering the goodness's of God in our lives is one thing that we can consciously practice.  It is indeed a powerful and a useful habit/pattern we can develop in exercising our spiritual discipline. The simple act positions our heart to receive and tunes our ears to hear the Spirit of the Lord. What you hear sinks in your heart and positions you to see the acts and wonders of God.

Job 33: 15- 18 records an intriguing verse

15-18  In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword .

What a strange verse? It is mysterious indeed ...but I do know that the Lord opens the ears and speaks wisdom into it and conceals it in His children's heart to keep them from arrogance and impending disasters. For the new covenant believer, I believe through our ears when we have hearing and
Believing hearts, He deposits riches that He draws out for His Glory when we go through trying times or seasons of wilderness. As our reflection gets polished because of the transformation from glory to glory, the richness of God has revealed in our life manifested through our senses.  

I have a theory about 'Glossolalia' the gift of speaking in tongues, and it's just a theory so take it with a grain of salt. Speaking in tongues is strange, but it's the only gift that edifies oneself. If it is we should all pray and speak in tongues more, shouldn't we? Paul states in one of his epistles that he was talking in tongues more than anyone else. That tells me he exercised this gift frequently. All the other gifts are to edify the body (the church). The heavenly language bypasses the mind and intellect, and it is our spirit talking to the Spirit of God. It's as if the Lord is drawing out back what He has deposited through our ears into our hearts. Again this is just a theory, but I suspect some divine holy transaction is going on while speaking in tongues. 

Holy Thoughts for SDG!

Blessings & Shalom

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