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To begin with

Here is a truth,

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.”

~ Thomas Merton

For most, the concept of Spiritual Connections in a biblical setting is a new idea. Though we know about agape love, the only time we have experienced such self-sacrificial love is in relationship to our parents. Mankind forgot, over millennia, what it means to be joined to each another through God’s Divine Love.

Fearfully and wonderfully made

Basically, God designed us to spiritually connect with one another.  Through God’s love, leading us by His Spirit, our relationships form.  Sometimes our relationships are simply deep personal bonds like David and Jonathan experienced.  As it is written,

“And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.”

1 Samuel 18:1

At other times, God would put such a deep and passionate love within the hearts of men and women that they would long to become one.  Abishag says,

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.”

Song of Solomon 1:2

Peter speaks about connection love,

“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:”

1 Peter 1:22

Further, it is God’s Divine Love which Paul talks about when he writes,

“Greet one another with an holy kiss.”

2 Corinthians 13:12

Our connection is in Him

Spiritual Connections are God joining us to one another through His love.   As we yield ourselves to God’s nature we become love because He is love.  God loves us through the members of the Body of Christ and we become one.

Most of the time spiritual connections are general in nature and serve to fulfill these verses,

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Spiritual connections: love made in heaven

However, sometimes God connects us with a brother or a sister for deeper reasons. Many of us have emotional hurts that do not heal because we fear trusting anyone enough to open up our hearts. In these types of situations God may connect you very powerfully with another person so that He can minister to you through them. As you feel the love of God flow through your spiritual connection, you naturally open up and feel comfortable sharing the inner pain you carry. God is then able to heal you by His love. James writes,

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

James 5:16

Spiritual connections are the original way that God meant the whole human race to function. Had we never left the Garden of Eden, all relationships would have formed this way.

We remember Eden’s first love

We find remnants of connection love everywhere in our societies.  People sing about it on the radio all the time. Shakespeare wrote about it in his plays.  True love, as shown in the movie “The Princess Bride” conquers all.  We talk about “love at first sight” and “soul mates.”  All these things and many more point to the first love of Eden: Spiritual Connections.

God designed Eros love (physical passion) to flow from this type of deep spiritual connection. What the devil has done is to strip worldly love of God’s presence and make it into something nasty and sinful.  In the beginning it was not so, and God is presently restoring a sense of spiritual connection to our relationships.

God’s love flowing through us to each other

In conclusion, Spiritual Connections are nothing new, they have been around since the beginning of time.  Christians who start to live by direct revelation from God naturally begin to experience such unions once again. As they do, they experience the pure love of Eden and God fitly joins them together in the Body of Christ.

Spiritual Connection, as with any restored truth, takes a while to adjust to.  Let God lead and guide you in these things and allow Him to teach you.  The love of God is the nature of God.  Let Him fill you to overflowing with His love and join you with others so that we may all be one in Him.

Podcast: What Are Spiritual Connections?

Out Of Hiding by Steffany Gretzinger & Amanda Cook