Recently I was in a meeting where someone spoke spiritual revelations. I believe they were correct in principle but the words fell dead in the delivery. I believe this person was hearing God. God was speaking and she wanted to share.
But there wasn’t the life flow of the Spirit rising up in power through her words. The breath of God was absent because there wasn’t her own beating heart behind it. She spoke truisms, but they were false because they didn’t have the Spirit bearing witness to LIFE behind those words. There has to be a beating heart-Life engaged behind His words or they are just words formed together making up sentences. They may be true. They may be from God. But unless His LIFE breathes it through the Spirit, it’s dead.
“For the letter kills, but the Spirit produces life.”
2 Corinthians 3:6b
Her meaning was important but there was no ‘there, there!’
I grieved. I sat there and frowned. “She has fallen short. Oh God, Jesus help!”
She was just dead. I was not angry with her. I grieved for her.
Then I grieved that true Life was not coming forth for Christ’s sake. It was meaningless and I knew it could have been life!
So how can something true, ring as false?
Christ’s revelation should be a fire that ignites everyone who hears. The hearers become involved and caught up in a backdraft of the power of the Spirit’s fire. It takes you into His voice personally for you. It is no longer the speakers’ voice. It is HIS vibrant piercing to my heart. From heart to heart. From spirit to spirit. From fire to blaze.
We missed life. Those words were only wind and no breath! It was tragic.
The Prophet Jeremiah said, “The prophets will prove to be full of wind. The LORD has not spoken through them.” Jer 5:13 poof! Just air! Nothing tangible.
When God speaks, His words are tangible because they are united with a person He created and indwells. I am one with Him and when He speaks we are in absolute agreement and union to bring forth life. When you and He are ONE and it is Christ through you, it becomes a creative miracle! And LIFE comes forth and it is tangible. You can feel it.
She said it but it was dead because her heart and His words were not ONE. They were not bringing forth life. She was like a dictation reporter.
That is not the way Christ works. Not a single one of His prophets spoke this way. They were impassioned and wild. John the Baptist! Elijah. Jeremiah, the weeping prophet. Ezekiel. Not a single one of them pontificated or dictated. They birthed God into this realm! They brought forth Life because they were incredibly engaged. They were consumed with God and by God! You can’t do that unless your whole heart is engulfed.