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Breathing rarefied air.

Posted by appolus on February 24, 2022

If we walk in the Spirit we shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh (Gal 5:16)

Our life shall thus be transformed from a defensive warfare, in which we are always attacking evil, to a glorious consciousness of God only, which shall exclude the evil from our thought as well as from our life. We shall not have to constantly clear the sunken rocks from our channel, but on the high and full torrent of the Divine life we shall rise above every obstruction  and move, as in Ezekiel’s vision, in a river of life which shall be above our ankles , and above our loins, a river to swim in, carrying us by it’s substantial fullness.( A.B.Simpson)

Walking in the Spirit, walking in the obedience of God. Coming into the fullness of His glory. Engulfed in a river that flows from heavens eternal majesty. Being carried by its “substantial fullness.” Glory to God. Is that not what we want brothers and sisters? Leaving behind the cursing of the darkness and proclaiming instead of God’s ineffable glory. Rather than fighting through the thickets and dense forests of life, we should be engulfed and taken by the depths of His river. Paradoxically, walking in the Spirit is to flow in the glory of God’s river of life.

One of man’s most natural fears is to drown, to be taken by the depths and given over to it. To open up ones lungs is to be immediately drowned. To walk in the Spirit, to flow in Ezekiel’s river is not that much different. To be swallowed whole by the Spirit of God, to be fully given to Him fills us with great fear. What will happen to us? Where shall this take us? We have been so used to hanging on, we have no idea what letting go even looks like. To no longer stand upon our own two feet is to walk in the Spirit and be engulfed in heavens purpose, which is to be fully focused on gazing into impenetrable light in which God dwells. And from that place ceaseless streams of praises flow. Open up your lungs and breathe the rarefied air of heaven brothers and sisters.

 

2 Responses to “Breathing rarefied air.”

  1. Linde said

    Thank you Frank for the many words of encouragement, wisdom, hope, joy and truth… confronting even!! I find myself weeping as I read through your posts, identifying with what you are saying. For me it seems the hardest thing to do is to let go ownership of myself and truly trust the Lord. Funny thing is when I have been in the depths of despair i have honestly thought the Lord had abandoned me, and yet!!! it truly is a mystery how He does that deep work of sanctification whilst seemly feeling so abandoned. I’m sure I have many wrong concepts about the Lord….a bit like your post on what true deliverance is in the midst of trials! …how we hate to suffer…Count it all joy…..thank you brother!

    • appolus said

      God bless you sister. Ownership is an incredibly hard reality to overcome. And if you had not been in true despair sister and felt that way, it would not be the depths of the valley. Our Lord and Saviour cried out from the cross “My God, My God was thou abandoned Me.” Now sister, isn’t marvelous that we have such a high priest that has touched the very depths of yourself and then far beyond. He is well able. And after that He commends His Spririt into His Father’s hand and of course this us what we do. This is the casting of ourselves into the deep. The deepest channel of the river, abandoned to all but His hand. Blessing sister as you walk this narrow path…….bro Frank.

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