While meditating on desire and how central it is in our walk as new creations I saw something in a glimpse which I will try to verbalize. The burning mountain stood before me as an image of God’s desire, and desire will always cause friction and friction causes fire and smoke. Like the Israelites man is afraid of desire due to the immense power that is inherent in desire and how it affects us on all levels, not least on the emotional level. Well, Moses could scale the mountain exactly because he had an union consciousness and in the union consciousness desire no longer constitutes something to fear since it is “tamed” in God and thus tamed in us because we understand (by faith we understand) that desire originates in God and not ourselves, and this understanding is crucial, as far as I can see, because this is the foundation we stand on when we boldly pray in accordance with for instance Mark 11:24: “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”. Psalm 37:4 (delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart) is also a key verse. Of course we delight in the Lord when we come to know Him as our life and those exact desires of our hearts are Him pressing upon us for greater manifestation of what is already done in His now. The various translations use “will give the desires of your heart”, but there is no future tense in the Hebrew language, thus Young’s rendering is: He giveth to thee the petitions of thy heart. To enter God’s rest has been something working in me lately and all the above pertains to this rest which permeates all levels of our being.
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