Yes. God descended. Supernatural rain fell and thirsty souls were quenched.
Most who attended were kind to leave a note about their time with God at the meditation held on November 18th. The meditation was a time of prayer and processing troubles with God, as well as an earnest pursuit of His presence and wisdom. With their permission, here are their words to describe their reaction to the experience:
Praise God for His wonderful work in people's minds and hearts! There is nothing that compares to a personal holy touch from God, by His Spirit! The Spirit descended, the Spirit searched, the Spirit instructed and renewed. As promised.
Where is a reference to such a promise? 1 Corinthians 2:9-16. Over the last many months, this has become a favorite scripture section. It’s a good one to memorize and practice repeating in a conversational way as though you were saying it to someone else. There is SO much wisdom, so much promise, so much truth, so much treasure in these scriptures. Here are verses 9 and 10:
“What no eye has seen,
What no ear has heard,
And what no human mind has conceived” –
The things God has prepared for those who love him-
These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.’’
We are bombarded and continually subject to hearing messages sent through “the spirit of the world”, verse 12. But, that is not what followers of Christ receive. We have received the Spirit who is from God; so that we can understand what God has freely given us, verse 12. So true, as stated in this section, who can know your thoughts except for your own spirit?! There is no other human who can know your thoughts. But this scripture section says that God knows your thoughts and you can know His thoughts, if you have His Spirit.
It also says that those who do not have his Spirit cannot accept the things that come from God and will think His truth foolishness. They will not understand; nor be able to discern. This is great wisdom to avoid argument about spiritual things with people who do not have His Spirit. Spiritual realities are explained with Spirit-taught words, verse 13. If you want to know, be known, and understand God, you must have His Spirit.
The biggest promise of interest to me in verses 1 Corinthians 2:9-16 is to have the mind of Christ, verse 16. Why? Because in Christ is hidden all treasures of wisdom and knowledge, Colossians 2:3.
Hidden. God has his ways.
It is the earnest who seek adventure, who dig for treasures of wisdom and knowledge from God. They are rewarded.
Are you satisfied with the revelations of others about God, from their books, their quotes, their expression of God’s words to you? Those can be good and have their place; but its easy reach. Deeper is the call if you have ears to hear.
Are you guarding yourself against human wisdom? We easily talk everything out with our human circle, spending little time in prayer, too hurried to wait with God and wrestle with His truths. One person said above that 2 hours of time with God is better than 1 hour with a psychologist. Sounds illogical maybe in our time starved days, how double time with God is better than 1 hour with a human counselor. But not illogical at all… His presence is so satisfying that you lose track of time. You are meant to escape the tick-tock of the clock and be supernaturally filled.
Pursue what is hidden from the world; but freely given through the Spirit. Be in God’s presence. Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct God, so as to instruct you, Spirit filled believer? But you have the mind of Christ, verse 1 Corinthians 2:16. Seek instruction from the Spirit, wisdom from Wonderful Counselor. Encourage someone to sign up via email to receive blogs which will include notices of future events!
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Into the Waters Ministry is a 501(C)3 public charity. Our mission is to inspire you to linger longer with God, to draw near and know Christ. For those willing, it is a place of supernatural hope and healing. I know this first hand. My name is Gina; and I'm the founder of the ministry. My 20+ year journey with God has been centered on immersing myself in the safe relationship God offers, learning about the power of surrender, and receiving His life in greater measure! I've experienced radical healing in mind, body, and spirit and believe God for more! I long for others to position themselves for the same! Into the Waters' resources help you spend quality time with God to enter His rest and receive His divine provision. Let us help you experience more of God! Read the blogs, try the exercises, participate in online sessions! His promises for life and wholeness are offered to all! But you have to say "Yes!"