THE DEPTH OF INTIMACY WITH GOD

May 16, 2023

The Lord is calling each one of us to a place of deep intimacy, experience, and fellowship with Him.

John 15:1-2 (KJV) I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

The ability, power, and strength to live victoriously over sin, the flesh, the world, or the devil are only found in the place of intimacy with God.

The weaknesses, compromises, and standards that have fallen so low in the body of Christ are because the body of Christ has neglected their fellowship life: intimate moments with God.

John 15:4-5 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

Your relevance is only tied to your intimacy with God. This is the only way you can export His virtues (attributes of God) into your environment.

2 Timothy 3:5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away

The decadence, avalanche of evil, and multiplication of wickedness cannot be tamed by men and women who are simply visitors: casual Christians.

That is why we must go beyond having a form of Christianity and contend for power until we are the true salt and light of this world. (Matthew 5:13-14)

John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

For you to be able to manifest this dimension of the salt and light; your fellowship, communion, sharing in, life of intimacy, and walk with the Master must run deeper and deeper because it is not of us but of Him.

We are like the moon that has no light of its own but its light is a reflection of the sun’s light, its alignment determines how it will appear.

In the same we have no light, love, or anything of our own; all that we display or will ever give out is what the Father chooses to express through us. That is why our ability to impact this world is tied to our depth of intimacy.

God is calling us to the depth of intimacy with Him so that everything which is of Him can find full manifestation through our works, walks, and thoughts.

We must revisit our belief system and the doctrine we allow to capture our hearts and know that a believer can live in victory one hundred percent as Christ died on the cross to give us a hundred percent victory over sin, flesh, the world, and Satan. This is not the work of man but comes by proper alignment and yielding to the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 2:20-22 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honour and some for dishonour. 21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honour, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.

A believer who is contaminated and corrupted; lost their saltness and their light is too dim to bring a difference, is of little or no use in the Kingdom of God. 

There are people in the house of the Lord who are not usable because of the light they are emitting, but if they cleanse themselves, they can be useful to the Master.

Jeremiah 18:1-2 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, 2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words,…

The place of transformation takes place in the place of secrecy where you and God enter that place of communion and the Holy Spirit works on you and when you come out of that place, you become that instrument that heaven can use to be a blessing to generations.

May the Spirit of God help us migrate from simply being a form and begin to manifest the power of the Kingdom on all fronts wherever God has placed us.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.