loving jesus intimately; powering up
(Jesus:) I love to be loved and I love to love. I love to receive love. I love to give love. So few understand My need to be loved, My desire to be loved.… I long to be loved as a lonely man who does not seem to be lonely because He has so many friends and so much family, yet He lacks a sweetheart and darling. Yes, I want praise and adoration, I want words of thanksgiving, but they that love Me most understand that I also want words of caresses and words of wooing and words of endearment; they understand that I also want the words of excitement, because this portrays in spirit what you describe in flesh.
our lord’s test
“To be the kind of bride He wants‚ you’ve got to first of all have enough faith in His love to obey and come, and strip off all of the outer garments of appearances, cover-ups and false fronts, and expose yourself to the Lord, totally yielding yourself to Him in submission and humility. You must be willing to be stripped bare before Him. You’re just you, and that’s what He wants, you!-All of you!”
“It’s a test of our yieldedness. Practicing it is an indication that we’re yielding to Him and want to stay close and be strengthened.”
“He’s our Lover‚ our closest and most intimate friend, so naturally you should want to develop as close a relationship as possible with Him, and saying love words to Him is a vehicle for deepening your relationship with your Lover.
(Jesus:) There are many wonderful benefits to using this weapon, but one of the greatest advantages is the closeness you develop with Me, which gives you faith to ask anything of Me, believe that I love you come what may, and the desire that it inspires in your heart to do more for Me and be a 100% dedicated bride.
mystery of God’s love
(Jesus:) Those who are intimate with Me are afforded greater protection and are privy to more of My care and instruction, for they have given more to Me. Unto those who give more, more will be given. As much faith as you show forth, that measure will be returned unto you.
“If you were not intimate with Me, you might be tempted to merely run to My side. But when you rush into My arms, you are that much closer and you stir within Me that much more ire against the Devil. It’s an entirely different story when he tries to attack you when you’re in My arms as My Bride than when you’re merely an associate. It’s the difference between defending family and defending a business associate. Those of the world would generally go much further for family than they would for someone they merely worked with, right? So it is that when you run into My arms‚ I am moved with a powerful urge to destroy the Enemy.”