The Motives of The Heart-Part 3

Posted By on Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Lord is beginning to bring her into a new experience. He shows just enough of Himself to her so she might see that He is a Person who desires to be in her presence.

The Lord is standing without, alone, knocking on the door of her heart (Revelation 3:20), while she is within her cottage, satisfied with all the blessings that He has provided. He is waiting for her to invite Him to come within.

“He who has My commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves Me: and he that loves Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him.” John 14:21

The word “manifest” means to make visible to one or more of our five senses, for the Lord desires to reveal Himself manifestly to us - not just in types and shadows, but in reality.

She responded as He revealed Himself to her through the lattice (the things that hinder His full manifest presence) and invited Him to come within. She is no longer satisfied with His blessings alone, and desires to be with Him. The Lord then speaks to her to come up into a higher realm of spiritual experience.

“My beloved spoke, and said to me, Rise up, My love, My fair one, and come away.” Song of Solomon 2:10

Our growth in the Lord is dependent upon the spiritual life (divine substance) that we receive when we experience His manifest presence. This cannot take place through intellectual comprehension or understanding alone, but through the “spiritual impartation” that we receive while being in His presence.

Just as the Bride, we also must experience each stage of the progression of the Bride, from her self-centeredness into an intimate relationship with her Lord.

“It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found Him whom my soul loves: I held Him, and would not let Him go, until I had brought Him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.” Song of Solomon 3:4

She has progressed in her spiritual experience from being satisfied with information about Him, into an intimate knowing Him, and is ready to experience all that He has for her, as His Bride.

“I am my Beloved’s, and His desire is toward me.” Song of Solomon 7:10

She has fully submitted her life to Jesus as her Heavenly Bridegroom. Now He can say to her:

“Come, My beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give you My loves.” Song of Solomon 7:11-12