Communion with the Living God!

Subject: BEHOLD JESUS! How? Look on Jesus, HOW?

By: Jeff

 

A Christian friend recently asked me:
"(Jeff, you talk about how you personally try to "Behold the Lamb" & "focus on Jesus" & meditate on the revelation of Jesus in your personal life.)
I want to know more about how you "Look on Jesus," HOW (do you do that)?"

Of course, this is a VERY DEEP & important question!

I felt this topic of SUCH GREAT IMPORTANCE that I would share my personal answers with you here. After 26 years as a Christian. I want to PERSONALLY encourage you to INCREASE your DAILY PERSONAL communion with our God & Father, through Jesus! John 14:6 The ONLY way to know God the Father is to draw near to Him FORGIVEN through Jesus! God, the Son! Jesus is the Son of God, Saviour of Mankind! Acts 4:12 & the ONLY way to Heaven! Jesus is the ONLY way to Heaven! Seek God's Word (the Bible) as your DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT to know God MORE! - Brother Jeff

 

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BEHOLD JESUS! How?  

Look on Jesus, HOW do you do that?

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Subject: BEHOLD JESUS! Look on Jesus, HOW?

When I play guitar or piano or sing worship songs, I have learned (each such time) to FOCUS my mind, emotions & DESIRE in a RECEIVING/looking for, communing attitude. To DRAW NEAR toward God (in thought, in emotion in Psalm 42:1-2 longing hunger!

Sometimes this is a NEEDY drawing near (i.e. I am hurting or sad or feel troubled or have a problem, PLEASE HELP ME, GOD!) Other times this James 4:8 seeking is almost a ROMANTIC longing (I LONG for your LOVE, Lord! I WANT You close! I need & desperately desire INTIMACY with Your Presence, Jesus!)

So, in these (or similar) ways, a Christian can move their hearts' attention to draw close in spiritual focus. Sensitive & hungry for God's Presence. Humility also helps. James 4 & 1 Peter 5 describe HUMBLING OURSELF as IMPORTANT to a daily, hourly James 4:8 drawing near experience.

I do something similar while listening to, reading or meditating on the Bible. Thereby, I take the scriptures PERSONALLY and TURN THEM into HUMBLE PRAYER (often immediately). So, in worship, through music, with musical instruments, via singing, during prayer, or as a part of Bible meditation, we can DRAW NEAR to God!

Once our EYES are ON GOD, we can BEHOLD JESUS! How? Various ways: worship, prayer, Bible meditation, visiting & enjoying nature. Seeing GOD!

 

How to personally grow DEEPER in COMMUNION with God

1. Read the Bible daily & each day (or each hour) Then Focus on a scripture (or apply an experience you are having, & relate it to a scripture). Let these kinds of "meditations" DESCRIBE or UNVEIL Jesus to your understanding. Specifically focus on Jesus, WHO JESUS IS (in each of your meditations).
Then, each hour, linger in that meditation. Lovingly, DWELL on JESUS! Psalm 119:105, Rev. 19:10

Mark 12:30 Lovingly, DWELL on JESUS each moment while you meditate. Deeply FEEL your NEED for Him! Tell God all you NEED! Then DRINK in His GRACE! (Meditate on the glimpse of Jesus which becomes present. Remember that all of heaven's grace & truth & all helpful, inspired meditation FOCUSES on JESUS! There is NO OTHER NAME! No other! Acts 4:12, Ps. 19, Rev. 19:10

Visit often with Jesus! Behold & ENJOY! Let the Lamb of God come close to you. Fear God humbly. Yet also DRAW CLOSE, as to your closest Friend! Jesus, the One you seek & love! His Word your favorite book! Listen for His VOICE. Jn. 10 Rejoice that in JESUS you have ALL YOU NEED! He will never let you go.

"Taste & SEE the goodness of the Lord!" - Psalm 34

The Lord is Your Shepherd! Psalm 23 Seek His face always. Hallelujah! - brother Jeff Indiana, USA

2. Allow God's Presence (or other spiritual experiences like visions, spiritual perceptions or hearing God's Voice) magnify your meditation on seeing, experiencing & DRAWING NEAR to Jesus. Love the Lord!
WELCOME His Presence. Though invisible, God is VERY REAL! "An EVER PRESENT help in time of trouble." Psalm 46 Be receptive to EMOTIONS or ideas or visions from the Holy Spirit. (God touching our emotions to FEEL or experience or see something about Jesus. i.e. to FEEL loved, or feel TOUCHED by God's compassion. Etc.) Perhaps, a strong SENSE: "you are FORGIVEN" (for example) WHILE meditating on God's mercy. Or while applying 1 John 1:9 to yourself. See JESUS as MERCY toward you. RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. Read the book of Acts. There, get a revelation of the NORMAL Christian life. Anything & everything which Jesus did to reveal Himself to the believers anywhere in the Bible & in the book of Acts, He will surely do in our lives also. Follow Jesus each day. And look for Him to be (for you) the God of the Supernatural. Heb. 13:8 says that "Jesus is the SAME yesterday, today & FOREVER!" Jesus is SO REAL, loving & ALIVE! And Jesus LOVES YOU!

 

3. Bring your spiritual & Biblical meditation to a level or focus of "RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW."
Slowly linger a LONG time on each sweet meditation. Like SLOWLY eating a meal. Enjoy each aspect. Don't let distractions or earthly matters pull you away from the meditation. Keep returning to what God revealed to you (even later in the day), again & again. (For example, dwell on: "Jesus is MERCY toward me PERSONALLY, "RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW" Then experience Jesus as MERCY & FORGIVENESS BY HIS PRESENCE. Then return your thoughts to a memorized scripture about God's forgiveness again & again throughout the day. This makes the Word of God alive & present, real, living & active. APPLYING to ME PERSONALLY.

 

Psalm19:7-14
The law of the LORD (the Word of God, the Bible) is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.    8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.     9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.     10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.     11 By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.     12 Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults.     13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.     14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

 

4. Let EVERYTHING that happens to you each day be an opportunity to TURN to GOD in prayer, worship or scripture meditation.
For example, if you have a financial need, let this be an OPPORTUNITY to find & meditate on scriptures about God's PROMISES to take care of your needs (i.e. Psalm 23:1 or Phil. 4:19)  Bring the BIBLE into EVERY aspect of everyday life. Consistently. Psalm 1:1-3

 

Somewhere in the midst of practicing ideas like these (above) you will see & FIND JESUS!  These are hints & tips about how to BEHOLD JESUS! Look upon Jesus in sweet, daily communion. Experience & taste His goodness!  Truly, I encourage you to: "BEHOLD the LAMB!" Jn. 1:29

In Jesus' Presence (& LOVING it! )

- brother Jeff

 

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His Only begotten Son (Jesus) that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." - John 3:16, the Bible!

1John 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.. 1John 5:9 We accept man's testimony, but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. 1John 5:10 Anyone who believes in the Son of God (Jesus) has this testimony in his heart.. 1John 5:11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1John 5:12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God (Jesus) so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1John 5:20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true--even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 1John 5:1-20, the Bible!

 



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