Experiencing the Deep Things of God's Heartby David Ramer on 02/09/15
The Holy Spirit beckons us to enjoy intimacy with God by enabling us to experience the deep things of God’s heart. 1 Corinthians 2:9-12 says this; “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Holy Spirit. For the Holy Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”
The Holy Spirit is described as searching the deep things of God’s heart, and the purpose of the Holy Spirit’s wisdom is to communicate the deep things of God to the human spirit. This is not just going to happen in this age but it’s going to happen forever and forever. It says that the spirit discerns the deep things of God’s heart, that is; His emotions, His mind, and His power. The reason the Holy Spirit receives these from the Father is to communicate them to us that we might experience them now. It is the will of God that we would experience what is on God’s heart and mind now, so that we can understand His power. When we experience this, it deeply impacts our human spirit. That is what God wants us to do—to know these things.
The very essence of eternal life is coming to the knowledge of God. In John 17:3, Jesus prayed, “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” That is the whole point of being saved in this age and the age to come, so that we can experience and can come into knowledge of God and of His Son Christ Jesus whom He has sent. This is an interesting thing that Jesus describes: the whole point of eternal life is so that the human spirit can come into contact with the knowledge of God because it is not just information. It is far more than information. It is revelational information that has power on it. It is information that has divine substance. It is His divine light that enters into our mind, and invigorates our spirit.
Now and throughout eternity, we will receive continual downloads of information from God’s heart. There will be fresh winds of impartation from God to our human spirit. A billion years from now, we will still be receiving fresh impartations of the knowledge of God. The light of God’s face will shine on your spirit and it will strengthen and invigorate your spirit with might. It will leave your mind with new information, but it will put strength in your spirit. That will happen forever and forever. God’s method of renewing and strengthening us in eternity is the same method He has for renewing and strengthening us now in this age. His desire is to reveal the knowledge of God to our spirits.
Father, I pray now for your people who make up your glorious church. Holy Spirit we desire the fresh winds of impartation to blow on us with the knowledge and wisdom of God. Blow upon us today and reveal the deep things you have prepared for those who love You. We are asking for the deep things of God that are hidden from the natural mind. Father, communicate through the Holy Spirit Your mind, will and emotions that our hearts would be deeply impacted by You. Renew, invigorate, and strengthen our spirits now and throughout eternity with the glorious Light that shines from Your face. Let Your winds of divine revelation blow upon us now! Amen.