How to Experience the Presence of God
The most emails I’ve received in response to my articles have had to do with the issue of forgiveness. One lady from India, for instance, wrote a while back asking how to forgive her Hindu mother-in-law for how she’s been treated by her. Her dilemma brought to the surface the overcoming forgiveness of Yeshua in comparison to other “religions.” Religions don’t bring you the love of God, only through Yeshua can one find saving release from sin or sinful attitudes.
We know that God doesn’t interact with unholiness. It’s not just because He has an aversion to sin. He doesn’t directly interact with unholy humankind because we would be destroyed by the power of His holiness. Holiness has innate energy the kind that speaks universes into being and they suddenly “are.” Being directly confronted with God’s holy power, even His unbridled love, is beyond our ability to endure it. It would destroy us.
One wants to receive a word an dthe other has received a word and is waiting for the fulfillent of it. Is there a better way for them both?
How do you explain eternal life to an unsaved Jewish person (or any person) who has no belief in life after death?
Could Yeshua have ever had a faith crisis? Or a love crises? If He was “tempted in all things as we are” (Hebrews 4:15), He must have.
A revelation is something God plunks into your spirit and suddenly you know what you didn’t know seconds before. You don’t learn revelations. They just come to you like an “Aha” moment. I had one… no, two of them last week. They dovetail together.
The word for vision in Hebrew is “machazeh” and means at the root to gaze at, mentally to perceive, contemplate (with pleasure), specifically to have a vision of, to behold (which means to look with understanding), to prophesy and to see. We are given visions of things which will either increase our faith or decrease our faith.
You may have heard the expression, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend,” but through Yeshua, both my friend and my enemy can become my brother.
Yeshua said the greatest commandment is what Judaism calls the “Sh’ma” which says, “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one, and you shall love the lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your might” (Deut. 6:4,5).
Sometimes God speaks to us through the simple natural things around us, giving us revelation that drastically alters our perspective; this recently happened to me.