ENCOUNTERS: HOW TO KNOW WHAT GOD IS LIKE
Have you ever wondered what God is like? Maybe you desired a real encounter with God, but didn’t know what to expect, or how to activate such an experience. This series is for you. How do you move through the mystery to the subjective and finally to the objective? God wants you to encounter Him more than you want too. Jesus came to give us experiences with Him. You will not only love the teachings, but we desire you to have new encounters that will capture your heart!
2 CORINTHIANS 12:1-2, 4, 7 NKJV [Paul said] … I will come to VISIONS and REVELATIONS of the Lord: 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago--whether IN THE BODY I do not know, or whether OUT OF THE BODY I do not know, God knows--such a one was caught up TO THE THIRD HEAVEN. ... 4 how he was caught up into Paradise and heard INEXPRESSIBLE WORDS, which it is NOT LAWFUL FOR A MAN TO UTTER. ... 7 And lest I should be EXALTED ABOVE MEASURE by the ABUNDANCE OF THE REVELATIONS, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be EXALTED ABOVE MEASURE.
- EXPERIENCE is the INVOLVEMENT IN what is happening rather than abstract reflection on an event.
- EXPERIENCE is the CONSCIOUS AWARENESS of time, space, thought, imagination, emotion, sensation, environment, relationships, memories and purpose.
STAGES TO AN ENCOUNTER
Unaware > Aware > Learning > Enlightenment > Encounter
EPHESIANS 3:17-19 AMP …19 and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal EXPERIENCE] the LOVE OF CHRIST which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without EXPERIENCE]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the FULLNESS OF GOD [may have the RICHEST MEASURE of the DIVINE PRESENCE, and become A BODY WHOLLY filled and flooded with GOD HIMSELF]!
CALL TO ACTION:
- Genuinely desire encounters
- Let God’s Word inspire your vision
- Engage intense rituals
- Completely immerse and surrender