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Offline tribalchristian

Re: Tabernacles: Love of the Spirit
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2016, 02:52:57 AM »

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Hi G,

The salvation experience is really just the beginning of your journey in God. 

When you ask Jesus to save your soul and you repent of your sins the barrier of sin which separated you from God (typified by the rent veil in the temple) is removed.  You can now fellowship with God and communion is restored.  However, you are not yet filled with His Spirit.  That is a separate and distinct experience.  When you ask for and experience the infilling of His Spirit, as evidenced by speaking in other tongues, you only yield one member of your body fully to the control of His Spirit (albeit the most unruly one.)  Lastly, when you come into the Tabernacle experience you yield everything to God so that He is all in all.  Christ was God fully manifest in the flesh.  We only manifest God "by measure" as individuals but as the body of Christ we will manifest the fullness of God to each other (as every joint supplies) and to the world.  This is the manifestation of the sons of God.

So, in short, the salvation experience is the beginning of our reconciliation to God and the Tabernacle experience is the completion of that reconciliation.

God bless,

Michael
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Offline Seeker

Re: Tabernacles: Love of the Spirit
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2016, 10:56:40 AM »
Hi all,

I like your comments and I think that there is a lot positive to say about "Love of the Spirit." 

Like salvation, or Holy Spirit baptism, the Tabernacle blessing is a "given" in the New Testament church. Most everyone in the first century church had experienced all three blessings.  Whenever you read about love in the New Testament it is speaking from the perspective of having had, not only the salvation experience, not only the baptism of the Holy Spirit experience, but also the Tabernacle experience of God's Divine Love.  This is something that is not commonly taught in churches but it needs to be.  We can all receive God's love as a separate and distinct experience that will be freely given to us if we ask. 

I once experienced this blessing and I can say that if I ever found it again I would gladly travel half way around the world to immerse myself in it.   What we all want is "real" connection with each other.  We want to be loved for who we really are without having to hide anything for fear of rejection.  The only way this can happen is through God love each of us through each other.  The Love of God never fails.

Big hugs to all,

Michael

You say you 'would gladly travel half way around the world' to immerse yourself in it. This got me thinking (it doesn't take much to get me thinking :D). God is everywhere - why would we need to travel half way around the world?

This kind of reminds me of when certain places seem to have a moving of God and many rush there - often the phrase is 'to catch the fire', something that I am kind of wary about. Don't get me wrong, I am not against a genuine move of God, however I believe discernment is important and I also think that if God is moving doing a very visible work in a certain area, maybe that is for that area? Would it be better for me to stay where I am and pray for God moving in my own area? Not sure I want to catch any fire either, without first knowing what fire I might be catching.

I am not saying God doesn't call us to move to different areas or travel either - He told me to go somewhere once that I can't say I was very comfortable with (stepping outside my comfort zone), but I did so and I not 100% sure why God asked me to do such, but it did teach me that I could trust Him.

Offline Seeker

Re: Tabernacles: Love of the Spirit
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2016, 11:54:50 AM »
Just thought to add something else, as another post reminded me about God being everywhere :D

Psalm 139:7-8
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Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?

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If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.

Offline tribalchristian

Re: Tabernacles: Love of the Spirit
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2016, 05:51:34 PM »
Hi Seeker,

I understand your sentiments and, of course, God is everywhere present.

However, all throughout history God has chosen to be more evident in certain places and certain forms.  Walking with Adam in the cool of the day, the burning bush, the pillar of fire and smoke, the Angle of the Lord, Jesus, and now in the Body of Christ. 

For me, having experienced a foretaste of Tabernacles, it is a "no-brainer" that I would go anywhere I knew it was taking place again.  During that move of the Spirit is one of the only times I have truly felt "whole"  and at "peace" in my entire life.  After that mountain top everything else has been mere valleys.  I suppose it is better felt than telt. 

I may seem like people should be able to hook in to God wherever and whenever they wish but the truth is that where two or three are gathered Christ is in their midst.  Therefore, being in proximity to the Body of Christ and being fitly joined together with those that God has predestined you to "fit" with is pretty important.  There is a reason people came from all over the world to worship at Azuza Street.  There is a reason that many went to Toronto and then to Brownsville to experience God.  I suppose the more people that are in one place that are thirsty for His Spirit the more He is in their midst.

I fell like the man they are talking about in this video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvIjRzt1h6M

God bless,

Michael
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvIjRzt1h6M
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Offline Seeker

Re: Tabernacles: Love of the Spirit
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2016, 07:00:27 PM »
Interesting. I have experienced peace from God on rare occasions and it is beyond words, I can't describe it, it transcends any other peace I have known. On these rare occasions I have been alone with God though.

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