Extending Our Tent

Paul said about the Corinthians: “You are people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.” The point is not only that there were divisions, strife and jealousy among them, but how they took communion testifies to how they tried to grasp spiritual things with the senses of the body. Communion is a spiritual thing; it is something far deeper than drinking wine and eating bread in the pews. Doing it like that is a wonderful thing, but, truth be told, it is merely a shadow of the real thing. We can take communion every second of the day by the extension of our senses so that we eat His flesh and drink His blood in a spiritual and not bodily manner. The substance isn’t in the food, but in the presence, the Person who is joined one Spirit with our spirit.

The woman who touched the edge of Jesus’ cloak was instantly healed from her bleeding. In the narrow streets many touched Jesus, but she was the only one who “touched” Him. This “touching” is again an extension of our senses. It wasn’t merely a touching like we touch and feel an object in the three dimensional realm. It was a touching in faith by the extension of her awareness to move into the fourth dimension which is far elevated above human notions about what is normal. She was indeed praised for her faith by the Lord. More than that, she discovered the eternal “YES” in God. Yes, even more than that; she found that God responds instantly to us whenever we approach Him or reach for Him by the extension of our senses.

To explain God with our natural senses is foolishness in His eyes. What is foolishness to us – to step into a realm of which we know little is wisdom in His eyes. We are just spirits made perfect and we must thus commune with Him in spirit. “God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him MUST worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24). By our ascension in Christ we speak of heavenly things – things we have seen and heard and no earthly man can receive our testimony, because we speak the secrets of God (John 3:11-13 KJV).

We are to expect that the Father will receive us like He received the prodigal son whenever we reach for Him in our inner sanctuary where He dwells in peace and freedom. We are to expect the embrace that proves that we are one with the creator. After we have “wasted” many years in the wilderness of human beliefs and only eaten leftovers and crumbs from the table we approach Him in the new way beyond our five senses and are promptly taken to the banquet table.

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6 Responses to Extending Our Tent

  1. mary says:

    Wow this is such a good word …thank you for posting it 🙂

  2. Jenny says:

    This is beautiful, and I have been going back and re-reading it all day. 🙂

  3. Lennart - South Africa :-) says:

    This is one of the most encouraging and challenging pieces I have ready in months. These words expose the very heart of GOD. “She was indeed praised for her faith by the Lord. More than that, she discovered the eternal “YES” in God.”

    Awesome Ole Hendrik, awesome!

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