The Book of Intimacy!
A few months ago, I had this experience with Jesus. I was translated in the spirit to a new location. In this spiritual location, Jesus took me to a place that looked like a giant log cabin. It reminded me of a tavern. We sat down. Spiritual beings were sitting in the area as well. A covering angel is standing next to us. It was a surreal experience.
We sat at a table, and Jesus started revealing to me a book called The Book of Intimacy. The book was written about everyone who had pursued intimacy with the Lord. He said that the more we followed a deeper relationship with him, the more we would be invited into the deep things of his heart. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
We got up, and we were transported to another location. This time, I watched as the angel with us held a document in his hand. Everyone standing in line whose name was not written in the Book of Intimacy could not enter further into this place of intimacy. There is a place called intimacy in heaven. It's the place where all the lovers of the Lord go. I was surprised to see this. It was a revelation of Jesus Christ giving to the church. Rev 1:1
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the Kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, "Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, cast out demons in your name, and done many wonders in your name?" And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness!' Matt 7:21-23
A couple of things stand out from this passage of scripture that will be helpful and encouraging in our relationship with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
The first thing that stands out is learning to enter the Kingdom of heaven in the spirit. A great thing about asking God for vision as we pray is that we can see and hear in heavenly places where we are seated in Christ.
And He raised us together with Him [when we believed]. He seated us with Him in the heavenly places, [because we are] in Christ Jesus, [and He did this] so that in the ages to come He might [clearly] show the immeasurable and unsurpassed riches of His grace in [His] kindness toward us in Christ Jesus [by providing for our redemption]. Ephesians 2:6-7
We receive our heavenly mandates from the Father. It is one of the reasons that Jesus told us to pray for the will of Father on earth as it is in heaven... Matt 6:7-14. The Godhead wants to have communion with us in the spirit. Jesus said the Father seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and truth. It's all about relationships!
The Second thing that sticks out is when the Lord says he never knew them. The word 'knew' in Greek is ginosko, meaning "to be involved in an intimate, growing relationship."
Jesus said, "This is eternal life, that they might know (ginosko) Thee, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom Thou has sent" (Jn. 17:3, emphasis added).
The issue of intimate relationships is very dear to the Lord's heart. That is why the marriage supper of the Lamb is such a big deal. The revelation of the Chuppah speaks of the bridal chamber! We are the Bride of Christ, and our greatest motivation is the Love of God with all our hearts, souls, and might.
Just for reference, a chuppah (Hebrew: חֻפָּה, pl. חופות, chuppot, literally, "canopy" or "covering"), also huppah, chipe, chupah, or chuppa, is a canopy under which a Jewish couple stand during their wedding ceremony. It consists of a cloth or sheet, sometimes a tallit, stretched or supported over four poles, or sometimes manually held up by attendants to the ceremony. A chuppah symbolizes the home that the couple will build together. (Wikipedia)
Finally, monthly, following the Hebrew calendar is a great tool to help us maintain our intimate moments with the Lord. We are into the Month of Elul, which falls between August and September. Elul means that the 'King has come into the field'. Let's engage King Jesus in a relationship using the 4 Keys to Hearing God's voice.
Recognize God's Voice as Spontaneous Thoughts
Look For Vision as You Pray