Good Morning Precious and Dearly Loved Saint and Child of Our Abba Father!
“Then He got into the boat and His disciples followed Him. Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke Him, saying, “Lord save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then He rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey Him!” Matthew 8:23-27.
We are one with Jesus now in His glorified state! “We are, as He is, in this world.” 1 John 4:17. We are seated in the heavenly realms, In Christ Jesus right now! Besides the power and authority that He given to us, we also have the ability to be at complete rest and calm in our hearts even when the raging, furious storms of life come against us! The Spirit is teaching us to drink of the River of Delights at all times, even during raging furious storms of life! The outside environment does not change the Spirit realm inside of us, or the fact that we are seated in the heavenly realms, perfect, in Christ, during the storms of life!
We are still in the presence of God and “In His presence is the fullness of Joy and pleasures forevermore at His right hand.” Psalms 16:11. We are all learning to drink of the River of Delights and to continually dwell in the Father’s presence of Joy and His pleasures! Jesus is our example in this; “For the Joy set before Him, He endured the Cross.” Hebrews 12:2. The Cross was the most excruciating event in history! The physical, emotional, and spiritual torment was far beyond any man has ever experienced! Jesus bore all sin and punishment and sickness and disease and everything else from the “fall of man” upon Himself on the Cross! Jesus was drinking from the River of Joy which enabled Him to go through the Cross. We are created in the same way, we are to drink and live from the River of Delights and feast in the abundance of the House or kingdom of God!
We were birthed into a world that is full of condemnation from the enemy. We were all weaned on and nursed from the well of condemnation, to some degree or another. Because this stuff got into us at such an early age, it is mostly hidden in our subconscious mind and heart, largely unknown to the conscious mind. After praying for so many people like I have, I am amazed how blind people are to their own hearts! What is obvious to others is mostly hidden from the person’s mind.
The Love of the Father and Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, is who transforms our hearts and casts out the fear and condemnation that is rooted deep within our hearts, and reveals to us the new heart given to us at salvation. Drinking and seeing that Holy Spirit is a River of Joy and Delight is what sets us free! “Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17. So as we drink deeply of our freedom, and how much the Lord delights, celebrates, rejoices and Loves us, we are being transformed in the likeness of Christ.
We can do this even in the midst of the raging, furious storms that may be around us. Holy Spirit will make this realm of Joy, Love and Delights more and more real and powerful inside of the depths of our hearts! Holy Spirit casts out the fear and condemnation and replaces it with the all consuming Love, Joy and Pleasures and Delights of the Father! Are you ready for these infinite Delights from the Holy Spirit? SHALOM!!!!!!!
Jerry Brown 5-21-2013