Mar 24 2009

The Little Place

Published by at 8:39 pm under Spiritual

“Truly I say to you, whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child [does] shall not in any way enter it [at all].”

Luke 18:17

 

Whenever I have been in doubt or even confusion or when I have been faced with life threatening illnesses or I simply long to be with Jesus, it is to what I call “The Little Place” that I run. Jesus loves to find us here because we have become like a little child. We set all lofty doctrine and ideas aside and meet face to Face with our Savior and Lord, our Rock and High Tower, our personal invincible army. Some will come to Him as their best Friend, others their promised Groom, and still others their Brother. As He is all of these and more, it matters not HOW we come. All that is important is that we COME to HIM.. It is imperative to have prayed silently enough to have had a vision of His Face for then we can truly meet face to Face. We drop our guard and perhaps touch His Hand or Face, His Garment, or we even rest out head upon His shoulder. And then we speak or simply commune. He knows our thoughts, trials, and fears, and He feels our love…And He delights in the fact the we have run to Him as a child runs to her Daddy; His heart is ravished. His own LOVE never wavers as He is the personification of LOVE. . . and we are flooded with peace for He is the very PRINCE of PEACE.

 

When I first became acquainted with this Place, I was still in the church and was incited (and excited) to learn more about God. In fact I was desperate as others seemed to have insight into some things that I did not. They apparently knew Him better than I did! So I resolved to sit in a certain chair each evening from 7:00 to 8:30 and wait upon the Lord. I was 100% faithful in this even though most of it was very uneventful and even boring for me for I did not have a sense of His Presence with me. I knew about His Presence from a home fellowship where I arrived about forty-five minutes late, and they had been worshiping. The thick, heavy Presence was so powerful that I almost fell on to a sofa. The lady next to me placed her hand on my back and said that she saw a beautiful flower that was about to open up. The next thing I knew I was walking across the room to tell a sister how much Jesus loved her, and so it went around the room. Now I was totally aware of my lack, but something was clearly being birthed within me!!

 

After thirty to forty days of this faithful waiting, I was awakened on New Year’s Day at 2:00 AM with a five part poem about a garden with a swing. It simply flowed out of me, and I had never written a poem in my life that I can recall. When I arose, words from the Lord came forth for each one for whom I prayed. So that is when I learned that while waiting in these seemingly spiritual “dead zones” or deserts, it is not dead at all! Oh no, our heavenly Father is watching us, and His heart is so deeply moved we cannot even begin to fathom the love He has for us. And He is a just and faithful Father! He rewarded me richly, and I quickly came to know His heart better and better. It was marvelous.

 

The following will initially sound unrelated to this article, but please bear with me. Approximately ten days ago David Wilkerson, whom most of you know is the pastor of Times Square Church, put forth “AN URGENT MESSAGE” online. I am sure many of you have seen it. I believe that this is a man who spends a great deal of time with the LORD. He saw the tragedy of November 11 coming, although he did not know the date. And now he writes:

“An earth-shattering calamity is about to happen. It is going to be so frightening we are all going to tremble – even the Godliest among us. . .

 

“There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting – including Times Square, New York City. . .

 

“God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations. He is destroying the secular foundations.”

 

( To see the entire message you are welcome to email me at heartoftheeagle@gmail.com ).

 

He did not know when this would occur, but he strongly sensed that it would be soon. Each will have to discern for themselves the validity of this prophetic word, but we KNOW that horrific things are just on the horizon…as well as GLORY for those saints who have learned how to seek and find the Face of God and are called into the Christed Body. In another publication David differentiated between the Presence of God and His Glory. He stated that the continual pursuit of God’s Presence would lead you into His Glory…just as Moses experienced it. Moses received a “revelation of his goodness, mercy, love, and compassion,” and that brought down His Glory. We shall see in the blog forthcoming on Colleen Biyew’s dream how He presented Himself to her in a mighty and powerful way that spoke of pure LIFE…even that LIFE that is rising up within us.

 

I do not agree with David Wilkerson that even the Godliest among us will tremble for I have been blessed to meet those who know how to DWELL in the Secret Place of the Most High. As we retreat to our “Little Place” we enter fully into Psalm 91. Verse 7 of this Psalm reads “A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.” Verses 8 and 9 read “Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place.”

 

So it seems very clear to me that as we come before the Lord often in these times and search out His Word, we will be spiritually lifted above our circumstances in the midst of chaos and even in the face of threat to our very lives. We simply must prepare ourselves for these events. Then there will be a GRACE. I have experienced it recently when I received some bad news when viewed with my carnal mind. The LORD somehow raised me above it all and filled me with a new kind of joy! Yes, joy, right in the face of bad news. I did not understand it! In addition, God’s love seemed to be rushing out of me as streams of Living Water! This was not me at all!! On no, I had just been frightened, but I ran to The Little Place and found His dear Face and was filled with HIS PEACE…not my own.. .and then His Glory clearly fell! There are many lofty writings on this website, but please let me assure you that each began in The Little Place. . . for He IS the ANOINTED ONE.

 

The church world does not yet have understanding that the Word of God is True in that the Lord is rising up within us. . .in His fullness! Jesus said that He and Father would make their home in us, and the Word tells us that we will attain the FULL STATURE of Jesus Christ. That means that we are becoming just like Him. Oh the glory of it all!

Thus, in the midst of darkness, we become a message of PRAISE to the world….a message of HOPE and givers of LOVE and MERCY.

 

Let it be so, Lord Jesus. Come quickly, Lord. We are a people in love, and You are a God in love with us. When these two forces meet in total UNION, the people of the world will be changed!!

 

Amen.

 

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“[That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ and the completeness found in Him”.

 

Ephesians 4:13

 

 

“…If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]: and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.”

John 14: 23

 

As I have been typing these Scripture verses, a line from my inspired book Solitary Rider kept going through my mind:

 

“I learned to fly again

as God gently buoyed me up upon His Hand

and placed me in a natural habitat

. . .HIS SANCTUARY. . .”

 

And there we shall abide.

 

 

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “The Little Place”

  1. PAULAon 26 Mar 2009 at 7:30 am

    I do not agree with David Wilkerson that even the Godliest among us will tremble for I have been blessed to meet those who know how to DWELL in the Secret Place of the Most High. As we retreat to our “Little Place” we enter fully into Psalm 91. Verse 7 of this Psalm reads “A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.” Verses 8 and 9 read “Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place.”

    DIANA I AGREE WITH YOU ON ALL YOUR BLOG HERE THANKS FOR POSTING.

  2. Rae Hirningon 27 Mar 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Beauteous Living Words….
    …. as surely as the natural season is changing in our FATHER’S order, so are we within the Crucible of our earthen bodies which were uniquely and individually fashioned for our journey here on earth, each one with unspeakable Purpose and Destiny, and until now, Unfathomable….. What Love, what Purpose, pregnant with unfolding remembrance , as we seek and wait to return fully to that place we held in Eternity past … that place held this day, as well as tomorrow…. May we each one hold onto this Truth in the extremely hot, fiery Crucible in which we now currently live and move and have our natural being. The comforting awesomeness of the weighty knowledge that the grave sufferings and extreme pressures being endured by each precious, foreordained one, who are in this world but are not of it, and hidden by our FATHER in the womb of His purpose, is that we are soon to be birthed from this Holy Hour of contraction and labor into the fullness of the Unspeakable Garden-Presence, Glory and Majesty of our Beloved FATHER …into HIS FULLNESS for whom we long and that our homesickness will forever end……LIFE, LIGHT, LOVE , our Beloved ELDER BROTHER Stands in the Midst of us, and we In Him as we pass through this Holy Birth Canal, Uniquely and Divinely Created by our Mother Wisdom…may it be accelerated, yet FATHER not our will but Thine be done. We give you all Glory Honor Majesty and Blessing. May we all say together “So be it… Holy Holy Holy Father” i am loving you all, each one. rae

  3. diana summerson 28 Mar 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Hi Rae,

    Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my website. May the Father of Life, Light, and Love bless you abundantly. If you are open to dialogue, please e-mail me at heartoftheeagle@gmail.com. I would be delighted to share with you.

    diana

  4. Meganon 22 Mar 2010 at 9:49 pm

    This blessed me tremendously tonight, as I press into the bosom of Christ. Thank you and God bless you.
    Love,
    Megan

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