Guest Contributor: Perry Hermansen
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13 (NKJV)
So, I've probably said this a million times, "I want to be closer to God, I want to be more intimate with God." I know the desire in it of itself is a great thing, but did you know as a believer you could never be closer to our Heavenly Father? The truth is you couldn't be any closer to God. So why do I feel so far away?
It's a matter of faith. The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Without faith in that one verse "But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ" you can miss out on the intimacy available to you. There are many of days I have felt like God is a billion miles away. Without saying, "God, I know your truth, that I could never be closer to you by the blood of Jesus Christ." I have been robbed of the intimacy and love of being in God's presence. The love of God never left. His intimacy never left. He never took a vacation. He was never silent. It was that I needed to know the truth.
The Spirit is always ready to remind us of the truth of what Christ has done, written down for us in Scripture. Through Jesus we have received the Spirit of adoption. That is why the Spirit delights to remind us of the love of Jesus and how we have been brought near through His blood.
God has never been closer to me. His love is always present. By the blood of Jesus, I have never been closer, and I could never be closer, and this intimacy never fades and never loses its glory because of Jesus' unending FAITHFULNESS.
Do want to know the secret to intimacy with Christ, believe, receive, and confess the Truth. I have never been closer and more loved by my Father! I know that my words are heard by You. I know you are close. Your Word tells me so. I believe your Word. You love me immensely. This is the Truth! If you want this anointing say Amen & Amen.
Lord, I receive the Truth of Your Word. I know that You are with me in every situation. Just as I am saved by Grace through Faith, I put faith in this Truth from Your Word. Work this Truth deep into my soul. Reveal the depth of this Word, this Truth. Let it be written on my heart and mind that You are always close by the blood of Jesus Christ. Let this foundational truth be received in every fiber of my being so that I may build my life around the Truth. Help me see any lie of the enemy and be ready to destroy it by the Truth. In Jesus Name, Your blood has brought me close. In Jesus' Name, my spirit cries out with the Holy Spirit: Abba! Father! Jesus, your blood has sealed me in Your presence. Thank You, Jesus, my King, and Spirit, my Helper, Amen & Amen.