CATCH UP WITH BLOGGERS AND BEING A FRIEND OF GOD

Hi everyone ūüôā

I’m so happy i can finally blog on here. I’ve been studying in university for such a long time it has hardly left any time for me to post anything. I finally finished my exams today!! I’ve got from now until october to relax and do other things! I’m very excited as you would imagine! Firstly because i can spend more hours alone with Jesus in the glory realm ūüėÄ and secondly because i get to share my little journey with Jesus with all of you! I’m in love with Jesus! Father God has completely won my heart. Holy Spirit’s my best friend- He’s my companion. I want God to wreck your heart as much as He has wrecked my heart.¬†

Wow has it been an exciting journey!! The Lord has been speaking to me about being a friend of God and i’ll like to share that with you.¬†

I was walking back home today with Holy Spirit after such a long day of having an exam, and He started to tell me how much He wanted more of me. He wants more of me, and He wants more of you!

God specifically identified with 2 people in the Bible as His friends. Think about it! The Lord God Almighty called mere mortals His friends. In all of His glory and all of His majesty He still identified with these people as His friends. 

I believe this leads us to a certain aspect of God that most of us wouldn’t think about normally. Do you know God likes to be liked?(Well He asks us to love Him in the Bible) Do you know He has feelings just like we do? Do you know God’s heart is broken when we reject Him? This reveals a certain aspect of God that many would not be very familiar. God has the softest heart in the universe.¬†

James 2:23 says ‘And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend.¬†

Now Abraham inspires me! Many would like to think they’re God’s friends because they’re saved. Yes God loves each and everyone of His kids so much. But not all of them have come to know how much He loves them. The measure of your love for God is directly proportional to the measure in which you know His love for you. God’s heart literally burns with passion and desire for us all. We can sing ‘I am a friend of God’, but this is much more than a song. It is much more than words from your lips affirming a relationship that is non-existent. The thing about friendship is that it is always 2-way. It is never one way. So friendship with God must be a 2-way thing where we know that God loves us so much that we respond to His love. Now Abraham moved the heart of God. He abandoned himself completely to God. He left his family because he heard the voice of God. Walked away from his country and all of what he had been used to for years and years just because God told him to. Faith moves the heart of God. The foundation for any relationship is trust. Think about this- How far are you willing to be inconvenienced at the expense of the passionate love burning in your heart for God?

Exodus 33:11a says, ‘The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend’.

Do you want this? How much do you want this? That was the old covenant if you remember. It says in the Bible that the new covenant we live in, is a covenant with much greater glory than the old covenant(2 Corinthians 3:6-18). Do you want to see the face of God daily? Do you want to live in this place of radical love for Jesus, and radical obedience to the voice of Holy Spirit? The thing is God wants more of you. He wants you to go to the secret place and be with Him. He longs for you and yearns for you to know Him more deeply. Some christians have made up a doctrine that we don’t have to feel anything for God for us to love Him. Well, i used to believe that until recently. Jesus has asked us to love Him with all of our hearts. What does that look like? The heart composes of our feelings. Yes we do not stop there. Because of the fiery passionate love burning in our hearts for Him, we obey Him. The ones that obey Him are the ones that love Him. This doesn’t mean obeying God out of compulsion though. It means obeying Him from the love we feel in our hearts for Him which we can not have unless we know His love for us.¬†

Of course, when you’re His friend He tells you His secrets. Psalm 25:14 says ‘the Lord confides in those who fear Him; He makes His covenant known to them’. Of course, this shouldn’t be the motives in our hearts for wanting to be His friend. If you were rich you wouldn’t want to be married because of your money would you? You’d want people to love you for being you. Well, same with God. Ask yourself why you want to be His friend. He really loves you and wants you to know that.¬†

I believe that the greatest sign of the coming of the Lord Jesus is His bride (Matthew 25:1-13). How much does the bride love Him and want Him back? How much does the bride’s heart ache for the beloved Bridegroom, Jesus? Holy Spirit is hovering and transforming the universal bride, filling her with desire for her Bridegroom. Until all of the bride has come into this intimacy with the Bridegroom then He won’t come back. We need the oil of intimacy. We need the oil of His Presence everyday as we cry out with Holy Spirit, ‘Come, Lord Jesus’. And in the days closer to His return the universal bride will cry because of her lovesickness for her Beloved, and she will cry with the Spirit, who is the best friend of the Bridegroom, ‘Come Lord Jesus'(Revelation 22:17). Of course, the closer you lean on the Bridegroom, you hear Him calling out for His lost sheep. Hence, another sign of the second coming will be a harvest of souls that has never been recorded in history(Matthew 24:14). Let’s stop looking at how the world is being shaken with all sorts and fix our eyes on the One who ever loves us and has loosed us from the power of darkness by His own blood! We can’t afford to keep going back and forth in the doctrine of salvation. Many christians argue for years and years on ‘what can you do to lose your salvation’ or ‘once saved, always saved?’. There is more! We have to leave the milk and go to the meat! The meat is His Presence, His love, His heart, His beauty. That is the true test of our knowledge of God. It is way beyond mere intellectualism and goes deep into our hearts. And yes i can prove that from scripture haha.¬†

1 John 4:7-8 says, ‘7¬†Dear friends, let us love one another,¬†for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God¬†and knows God.8¬†Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.’

‘He that loves has been born of God and knows God’. To the extent that we love God and the ones in front of us, that is the measure of our knowledge of God. Sometimes when we talk about love its almost like, ‘the side thing’ or ‘doing nice stuff for people’. I’ll like to argue its a bit more than that. It is passionate and full of life and powerful! Read the whole book of Song of Solomon. Doesn’t sound like the old dry love we have in our minds.¬†

Song of Songs 8:6-7

6 Place me like a seal over your heart,
    like a seal on your arm;
for love is as strong as death,
    its jealousy unyielding as the grave.
It burns like blazing fire,
    like a mighty flame.
7 Many waters cannot quench love;
    rivers cannot sweep it away.
If one were to give
    all the wealth of one’s house for love,
    it would be utterly scorned.