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Our Being Faithful

Wade E Taylor

“John to the seven churches which are in Asia… even from Jesus Christ, The Faithful Witness, the First-born from the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood and made us kings and priests to God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”  Revelation 1:4-6

The first name that is given to Jesus in the book of Revelation is “The Faithful Witness.”  Because He was faithful to His calling, the reward that He has for us relates to our being faithful to our calling.

“His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”  Matthew 25:23

Arrayed in His Glory

Wade E Taylor

At this present time, there are those who have an active personal relationship with the Lord, but are seeking to go further.  These are seeking a fresh touch of His presence.

“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up here, and I will show you things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit”  Revelation 4:1-2

And immediately, I was in the Spirit.”  For us to be able to hear and receive a present word, we must first be established in our relationship to the Lord.  A part of this is the restoration of our spiritual faculties (our being spiritually sensitive).  No matter how well we are hearing the voice of the Lord, we can hear better.

“And the Lord God called to Adam, and said to him, Where are you?”  Genesis 3:9

The Lord knew where he was, but was seeking a confession.  He is asking Adam where he is in his relationship to the Lord.

Becoming a New Bottle

Wade E Taylor

“And they (Adam and Eve) heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.”  Genesis 3:8

Adam and Eve heard the “voice” of the Lord “walking.”  Voices do not walk, but we are specifically told that the “voice” of the Lord is walking.

There is a specific reason why the “voice of the Lord” was revealed to Adam and Eve as “walking.”  They had been told that they would die if they ate of the tree of knowledge.   Through deception, they partook and died spiritually.  As a result, they are hiding from the Lord, but could still hear His voice.

The voice that told them that they would die if they partook of the tree of knowledge now has a further word for them.  Thus, the voice of the Lord is walking, as now He has something to say to them that is beyond what He had previously said.

Developing a Personal Prayer Life

Wade E Taylor

Prayer should be a natural function of our everyday life and at the very heart of our relationship with our Lord.  The heart of our prayers should always be the expression of our love for the Lord, and of our desire to personally know Him.

“I love them that love Me, and those who seek Me early shall find Me.”  Proverbs 8:17

Our need is not to be better informed about the methods and principles of prayer, but rather, to be stirred to spend quality time in prayer.

Our prayer should always include the expression of our total dependence upon the Lord.  We were created to live in a dependent relationship with Jesus – looking to Him in an attitude of worship and prayer for all things.

Cultivating Our Spiritual Hunger

Wade E Taylor

“Draw me, we will run after You.  The King has brought me into His chambers….  Song of Solomon 1:4

This verse expresses in two words, a prayer that is vital to our spiritual well-being, “Draw me.”

Following our prayer of desire is a commitment to the Lord that we will indeed respond to Him, as He creates within us a spiritual hunger that will enable us to make this commitment, “We will run after You.”

Overcoming Hindrances to Our Going Further

Wade E Taylor

“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Ephesians 3:9-11

The nations of this world are dramatically influenced by principalities and powers – the rulers of darkness who are seated in the heavenlies and adversely affect the atmosphere in which we live.  Their purpose is to produce spiritual darkness, and as much as possible impede those who seek any level of spirituality.

At this present time, we should be both hindering and replacing their influence and control with that which is Godly – which will lead to righteousness, peace, and joy in our personal lives, our families, in all that relates to us, and then, throughout the earth.

Divine Purpose

Wade E Taylor

“Deep calls to deep. At the noise of Your waterspouts, all Your waves and Your billows are gone over me.”  Psalm 42:7

The first “Deep” relates to the heart desire of our Lord for communion and fellowship with us.  The second “deep” relates to the spiritual capacity within us, which the Lord created to satisfy His desire.  The fact that the first “Deep” is calling to the second “deep” tells us that our Lord actively seeks and desires our fellowship with Him.

“Behold, I stand at the door (of your spirit), and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne.”  Revelation 3:20-21 (comment added)

Becoming Spiritually Alive

Wade E Taylor

“To the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things says He that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and are dead.”  Revelation 3:1

There were those in the church at Sardis who appeared to be spiritually alive, but the Lord saw them as being dead.  This can be applied to those in the Body of Christ who are saved, but satisfied with all that the Lord accomplished on the cross in their behalf (their judicial relationship to the Lord), but they have not been willing to come under the power of the cross to change their lives (their experiential relationship to the Lord).

Entering the Depths with Jesus

Wade E Taylor

Many of us have formed an opinion of how a particular person, whom we have never seen, looks.  Then when we met them, they looked totally different than we had thought.  This is due to a “perceived” knowledge from which we formed an opinion without “experientially” knowing them.

Our spiritual journey began when we accepted Jesus as our Savior.  We had information about Jesus being our Savior, but we did not personally know Him.  But, there was more in our being redeemed than we realized.  Through “regeneration,” we became a new creation, and there was placed within us the desire to personally know the One who had redeemed us.

Because of this, we can, with the Apostle Paul, say:

“I long to know Christ and the power which is in His resurrection, and to share in His sufferings and die even as He died; in the hope that I may attain to the resurrection from among the dead. I do not say that I have already won the race or have already reached perfection. But I am pressing on, striving to lay hold of the prize for which also Christ has laid hold of me.”  Philippians 3:10-12 Weymouth

The Fellowship of His Sufferings

Wade E Taylor

In Philippians 3:5-10, Paul gives expression to the fact that there is much that can be apprehended and experienced, beyond that which he had previously known and experienced.

“That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable to His death… not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:10, 12

He has come to know that the Lord can be personally, intimately known.  The Jews of his day did not have this concept, as they saw only the structured religious system which they sought to protect.

Rise Up and Come Away

A Prophetic Vision for our day

Wade E Taylor

For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; the fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”  Song of Solomon 2:10-13

During the time in which we live, an urgent, present Word from the Lord is going forth.  He is saying to those who have a spiritual ear to hear: “I am separating to Myself all those who are willing to be made ready to have a part with Me in that which I am about to do.  Therefore, arise and come away with Me.”

Steps Toward a Spirit-Led Life

Wade E Taylor

“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”  Galatians 5:25

To “live in the Spirit” is to yield the totality of our being so Jesus can live His life through us as a present day witness.  This requires our living on a high plain of commitment, and our maintaining an active personal relationship with Jesus.  This will enable us to say with the Apostle Paul:

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me….”  Galatians 2:20

A New Song

Wade E Taylor

“And they sang a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. And has made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”  Revelation 5:9-10

This “new song” is not one that we learn.  Rather, it is the result of our submission to the dealings of the Lord, and it is a testimony of what we have become – “kings and priests.” 

The “twenty four elders” represent the Old Testament overcomers.  The “four living creatures” represent the four sides of spiritual maturity, the New Testament overcomer. They are singing – “and has made us.”  This song is the result of the “processing” that takes place during our life time, which leads to our being chosen as an overcomer.

Born of the Spirit

Wade E Taylor

“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night.”  John 3:1-2a

Nicodemus waited until it was dark so he would not be recognized.  However, there is a deeper meaning as to why he “came by night.”  The Old Covenant, the Law, began in manifest glory, but had degenerated into a religious ritual which resulted in spiritual darkness.  Nicodemus walked out of this religious darkness toward the One he now recognized as being the “light” that he sought, but being a Pharisee, had not previously found.

“Again therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying: I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.”  John 8:12  Douay-Rheims Bible

As Nicodemus approached Jesus, he said, “Good Master.”  He was saying, “Jesus, You have something that I do not have. I have come to see what it is, and receive.”

“Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  John 3:3 NASB

Our Attaining to that Which is Best

Wade E Taylor

“Yes, I long to come to know Him; that is, the power of His resurrection, and so to share with Him His sufferings as to be continuously transformed by His death, in the hope of attaining, in some measure, the resurrection that lifts me out from among the dead.”  Philippians 3:10-11 Williams

We must guard our spirit concerning attitudes and things that can hinder the “quality” of our spiritual life.  When we neglect to value and maintain His presence in our daily life experience, we will gradually lose our interest in daily communing with the Lord.  Our understanding of spiritual principles will become clouded and deteriorate, and we will be robbed of His best for us.