Words and Love Unending

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Isaiah 55:11 NLT
It is the same with My word.
I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
and it will prosper everywhere I send it.

This verse was perfectly illustrated in the response to my last post. The word “adultery” clearly contained the power of the Holy Spirit – how else could it have made such an impact?!  When I checked on the comments, I was pierced even further by what God showed many of you about adultery.  It was pretty awesome to experience the power and intricacy of the Spirit at work like that.

That was straight up Body life.  God gave Martha words and love for me.  She was faithful to give it to me.  I received it and let it bring me to repentance, then I put it under the Blood.  And then I shared it with you guys, the Body of Christ.  And it went out to all of you and came back again, flowing through the Body, feeding and transfusing and oxygenating and producing the fruit of His life.  THAT is what unity is, and it is such a gift of belonging and kinship every time it happens.

I also hope that this encourages those of you who have doubts about the power and importance of a single word that comes out of God’s mouth.  Maybe you shared a word with someone, really stepped out in faith and put it all on the line, and then… nothing seemed to happen.  Well, give it time because God’s word “always produces fruit.”  Always!

I do want to clarify a point from my last post, regarding my (and all of humanity’s) total infidelity and repeated adultery.  God did not expose my whorish proclivities so that I would despair, or collapse under the shame of it or, worst of all, try to reform my philandering self.  He knows who I am – who we all are – in the old nature.  “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10).  The Amplified defines righteous as “just and truthful and upright and conscientious” in that verse.  No loopholes here.  In the old nature, Satan is the pimp and we’re his stable of whores and gigolos.

God didn’t destroy Gomer’s life and isolate her in the desert to break her or divorce her.  No, He razed her shameful life and ways to the ground, and when He had her complete attention, when she was desperate and alone and aware of just how filthy and vulnerable she truly was… He spoke softly and kindly to her heart.  God reminded her of who He was until she responded to Him with the joy she had over Him in the beginning, when He first set her free.  And why?  “That you will call Me Ishi [my Husband], and you shall no more call Me Baali” (my Master).

It is astonishing that God does not divorce me, that He loves me enough to assault my sordid lovers, rooting out their hold on me down to the last detail.  He shows me who He is until my heart responds to Him with all the bliss and excitement and joy I had when I first experienced Him in my new creation.  He wants our hearts!  He wants us to call Him husband, not master!  It would be so easy to turn me into a pile of ash for my disloyalty and betrayal and wanton unfaithfulness.  But He is not the god of easy; He is Elohim, Adonai, Jehovah.  He is the Alpha and Omega, The Shepherd, “The Eternal.”  And He is my Ishi.

And I will betroth you to Me forever;
yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice,
in steadfast love, and in mercy.
I will even betroth you to Me in stability and in faithfulness,
and you shall know (recognize, be acquainted with, appreciate
give heed to, and cherish) the Lord.
Hosea 2:19-20 Amplified

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    • Tina

      Wow, Jennifer! Talking about unity! He had just begun to open these things to me and then these words fed me!
      Oh it is His LIFE in me, this exact intimacy, His power that is at work in these details of my heart and in those of His body that awakens my heart to hope and love!
      My hope is frail and when it is awakened it opens tons of pain but just the awakening brings comfort and more hope.
      Thank you Jenn, thank you Father.

    • Tina

      I love this scripture in Hosea! I have never read it and received it in a personal way of understanding like that.

    • Irene

      Yes yes yes, He Is my Ishi! His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever. Thank You Jesus.

    • pearl

      Well the Lord has been working thats for sure…I wish I could tell you my whole story…someday I may be able to…and just how He is doing this work of Gomer in my own life…It’s quite marvelous as I think about it…He showed me thru so many things until I got to the bottom of the barrel as MK said…it was a real deep revelation of my heart and how it
      was “never” going to stop going after other lovers…no matter how hard I tried…I felt so hopeless…oh my God I FINALLY knew I was an adulterer in my heart…( not just a surface acknowledgement )and that I did not love Him and Could NOT….especially since I tried to “die” to my last lover and found it was still VERY much alive…I admitted my absolute wretched whore self, It hurts so much to know that you know …that you really Can’t love Him 🙁 Well something has changed…not sure HOW…I will share more later…blessss you guys

      • pearl

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGbZM_igvKo

        He is giving me a small taste of this Love…Jesus is soo beautiful!!

        “We bring our costly perfume, the fragrance of our lives….and we waste it
        we gladly waste it at your feet!!!”
        I was just worshipping and wow…He is at work…Lord…GIve me more of this love for you Jesus…allure me and bring me into the wilderness…and speak tenderly to me(allure=the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating.) Draw me and I will run after you!!! Let me repent fully of my adulterous heart…down to the last drop…so I can then pour that love on you….that LOVE that you yourself give me….Jesus!!!

        • pearl

          I am sorry I posted the wrong link and version of that song…in my excitement…here is the right link…absolutely awesome…Jesus…(this may cut out tho…)
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3ZPNKKhKPU

      • Tina

        Pearl, thank you for sharing. It has helped me alot. It gave understanding to my struggle that was only felt as despair. I rejoice with you in His mighty work!
        I look forward to eternity when we can just marvel at all the details of His mighty love and working in us to redeem us! Blessings and continued grace in abundance to you,
        Tina

        • pearl

          So Happy for you 🙂

    • Tina

      What a fitting Word from the Lord!
      Blessed is the one
      whose transgressions are forgiven,
      whose sins are covered.
      2 Blessed is the one
      whose sin the Lord does not count against them
      and in whose spirit is no deceit.
      When I kept silent, my bones wasted away
      through my groaning all day long.
      For day and night your hand was heavy on me;
      my strength was sapped
      as in the heat of summer.
      Then I acknowledged my sin to you
      and did not cover up my iniquity.
      I said, “I will confess
      my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave
      the guilt of my sin.
      Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
      while you may be found;
      surely the rising of the mighty waters
      will not reach them.
      You are my hiding place;
      you will protect me from trouble
      and surround me with songs of deliverance.
      I will instruct you and teach you
      in the way you should go;
      I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
      Do not be like the horse or the mule,
      which have no understanding
      but must be controlled by bit and bridle
      or they will not come to you.
      Many are the woes of the wicked,
      but the Lord’s unfailing love
      surrounds the one who trusts in him.
      Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous;
      sing, all you who are upright in heart!

    • Sam

      Thank you all, people.

      It is not by chance this Christ means the tearing down of every stronghold of the Enemy. He obliterates any oposition of fear, just by His beauty and splendour and love and kindness.

      So, asking now in the Name of the One True God: Reveal Yourself and let us SEE You!!

      What a huge privilege.

    • Pauline

      Sometimes there’s so much on a page (not as in lengthy, but just so much to think on) and so much in my heart, that many times one or two words or a simple phrase from the whole post is all I can handle and just wait for the Holy Spirit to speak His heart and unjumble the “multitude of my anxious thoughts.” [John, I told you you were hitting home with your topic!]
      So, two words were key tonight to me: joy and heart. I left off the blog and sat to listen…and wait…and listen. “Friend of the Bridegroom” was His word to me. Love that phrase but what’s the connection of that with “joy” and “heart?”
      Enter: Martha Kilpatrick, 2002–an article was clipped out and put in my bible more than a few years ago from “Fresh Bread.”

      John took the selfless place as
      friend of the Bridegroom.

      Friend: whose entire life-joy was the
      gladness of the Bridegroom,
      whose goal was not his own alliance of love,
      nor his own link to Jesus
      but the purpose of Jesus’ deepest heart,
      that of gaining a Bride.

      Few are the friends of the Bridegroom
      who by profound understanding of His purpose
      want only His satisfaction
      by the disregard of their own.

      This then is my pleasure and joy,
      and it is now complete.
      John 3:29 Amplified Bible

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