While in Israel, just a little over a month ago, the Lord filled me with a wondrous revelation that I want to share with you.
Sometimes when He speaks so intimately to my heart, I wonder if the understanding I receive is just for me personally or if it is also for others. I believe this one is for all of us.
This past trip to Israel was probably the most unusual trip I can remember – and I’ve been to the Land many times over a span of thirty-five years. So, to say that a trip is unusual is truly saying something special. It was unusual on many levels, but on the level of receiving personal revelation, it was very holy.
Oftentimes I see “spiritual pictures” in my mind that I know are from Him, and this trip, I saw a picture that continued to reappear throughout the time we were in the Land and even after returning to the USA.
Perhaps you are like me in that I experience seasons of being overwhelmed with not only daily life itself but also with my own spiritual quest. You would think that after all these years of knowing Him that I would be pretty much “settled”, and in a more, shall we say, “comfortable-where-I-am” state of mind. But I am not. I am so filled with anticipation of the Glory that is to come. I run. I race. (Spiritually speaking, of course!)
I seek. I desire Him. I desire the Kingdom. I search the sky for His coming!
In fact, I am usually in the mode of seeking Him with everything that I am - constantly after His heart – desiring to know Him more, to serve Him more, to love Him more. If there is such a thing as “spiritual hyper-ventilation”, I am sure I have been there or even live there!
But there is also noise! Just so much going on inside – thoughts flailing through - ideas, visions, revelations, analysis, spiritual euphoria. There are also those other thoughts – the dark ones – and just the “of this world” ones, like judging, criticizing, demanding, impatience, suspicion.
I say all this just to set the background for this “picture”. While in the Land, and actually perhaps a week or so before going, I began to see myself being held closely by Yeshua, pressed into the heart of the Lord. My head was pressed against His heart and He was holding me tightly and securely and safely and lovingly, like a cherished lamb.
I thought of the words from Isaiah 40:11:
“He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young.” Isaiah 40:11
Then an amazing thing began to happen – as He held me so close, I actually found my whole being absorbed into Him, disappearing inside of Him. I was no longer outside leaning into His heart, but I was inside of Yeshua Himself. As I began to understand what had happened, I realized that inside of Him my whole being was “hushed”. All that noise ceased. I was quiet inside of Him. In awe.
“My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Psalm 131:1-2
Inside of Him, I understood Who He really is – He is the Master of everything, and He is my Master. My heart was humbled to the point of receiving a revelation like I have never experienced before. I began to understand that His words are literally true. Almost not breathing, I realize that I am inside of Yeshua.
“On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you.” John 14:20
I believe that “on that day” is this prophetic day.
This “picture” continued to reappear throughout the trip – over and over again, I would find myself with my head leaning into Yeshua and then, miraculously, my whole self would be consumed into Him, would just disappear into Him.
It happened at different times - sometimes it would happen when I was just so aware of His nearness and so desiring His coming back to earth, to Jerusalem. This experience was so out of this world – to know that I am in Him. His Word began to just swell inside me.
It would also happen at times when the enemy was attacking me to lead me outside of fellowship with the Ruach, when natural thoughts and not spiritual thoughts tried to dominate my thinking. At those times, it was almost like the Lord pulled me into Himself with an urgency, and there I was again, hidden inside of Him, totally out of harm’s way, safe and secure and protected and not violated by hasatan’s evil. But it was more than that – it was knowing Who He is – to the point of being unable to speak or move. Just be. Just be inside of Him.
“…no one can snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are One.” John 10:29-30
“He reached down from on high and took hold of me……He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support…” Psalm 18:16-19
After this ministry of His Ruach continued to consume me, I saw this “picture” illuminated into an even deeper step. I saw myself inside of Him, literally inside of His body, and I began to stand up inside of Him. My body inside His body. My body was “electrified”, dazzling white, spiritually energized. And the most amazing thing was that I realized that I could actually literally walk while inside of Him. I am struggling to say these words with spiritual words to your spiritual ears, and I pray that He is speaking to you.
All of this revelation about being in Him, I believe, is for our encouragement that we are to live inside Him, and in His heart, be shielded and protected, and submitted to His Majesty. And also, that we are to walk out our lives while inside of Him, inside of His body. He is the One who mobilizes us and takes us where He wants us to go. And wherever that is, we can know He will never leave us or forsake us because we are inside of Him and He is inside of us.
“For in Him we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28
I pray the Lord ministers His love and truth to your heart through the sharing of this “picture” of being inside Yeshua.
The Lord bless you and keep you inside of Him and lead you on the high places!