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Spiritual life

God says,

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:”

Ephesians 4:13-15

It’s time to have “that talk…”

When and man and a woman love each other they naturally want to be close. Much closer than a brother and a sister.  In fact, they want to become one, do you understand, Johnny?

Some of us remember “the talk” where one or both of our parents explained the “facts of life” to us. Before that talk, many of us were children, but after that talk we gained a whole different perspective on life.

Likewise, the apostle Paul states,

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

1 Corinthians 13:11

We’re going to get married!

So it is with us, as we come into a time of love with God, we mature and view things differently than we did as children.  We begin to know the intimate things of spiritual life in preparation to wed our heavenly Bridegroom.

Many Christians strenuously repress their intimate nature.  Though they are intimate beings, they outwardly pretend like that side does not exist. It is just something never talked about openly.  Constantly on guard against sexual immorality, we place that particular part of ourselves behind a wall of rules to protect us from sin.  I prophesy, in Jesus name, all that is about to change, for God will lead and guide us in this area also.

Wow, is that where babies come from?!!!

I am fully aware that what I write shakes people’s ideas about what is proper in Christian relationships.  We were always told that good Christian boys and girls simply don’t do these types of things. Now, as the Holy Spirit speaks to us, we learn that Spirit-led intimacy is not only good but a beautiful thing in God.

Just as intimacy between and man and a woman is part of life, “the facts of spiritual life” with God is part of our Christian life too.  We just did not know what these spiritual feelings were and, in the absence of walking in the spirit, did know how to respond to them.

The facts of spiritual life

If the facts of spiritual life surprise you concerning spiritual connections, give it time, you’ll get used to it.  Once you realize, by His Spirit, that a holy kiss is just the beginning of Christian intimacy, many things will come into better focus.

The truth is, God redeems us with a price and we are not our own.  Whatever our Father wants to do with us and through us is His right.  If God thought it proper to impregnate Mary while betrothed to Joseph – we might as well forget about personal privacy altogether: God does what He wants, how He wants, and when He wants.

Christian intimacy: where God’s draws the line

Intimacy is at the core of who we are.  We will never come back into the image and likeness of our Father if we don’t put off our fig leaves.  As God leads, let us simply follow. Allow yourself to find the line that the Holy Spirit draws for you.  Do not worry about man’s traditions, God doesn’t.  Just do not step over the line that the Holy Spirit sets for you personally.

Yes, you can pervert the facts of spiritual life if you want to use God’s liberty for an occasion to sin. The Devil and those who follow him have been doing that for thousands of years. The apostle Paul rebuked those who defiled God’s love feasts. However, and this is the main point with everything in God, if you walk in the Spirit it will be quite difficult to do so. God writes,

“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”

Galatians 5:16

Moreover, if you do happen to sin, stop, pick yourself up, repent, and try, try, again to follow His Spirit.

Give us that mountain, where the giants dwell!

Frankly, brothers and sisters, when has taking any territory back from the Devil been easy?  Since when does our enemy lay down and cry uncle without a knock down, drag out fight? I say, “give us this mountain, where the giants dwell.  With God, we shall be able to drive them all away.” Let’s not back down, give up, and turn back when we are in view of the promised land.

Finally, dare to grow up into the fullness and stature of Christ. The Shunnamite woman in the Song of Solomon romanced the king.  We are no more children and it is time to become what that God created us to be.  This is a wonderful time in our lives: let’s enjoy it fully in Him.

Only A Mountain by Jason Castro