The Rock That is Higher Than I

Holy Spirit, I prophesy that you unfold your reality and truth into the core of everyone who reads these words in Jesus’ precious sweet name, may you, the reader, never be the same.

One day, I went for a walk and, suddenly, two angels appeared before me and took me to a place I could not get to had they not taken me.  One had red hair and the other, black hair. They surprised me and in the blink of an eye, I went with them, I was gone from the natural realm.

They brought me up to this magnificent place and then the two angels left. I don’t know where they went, but they were gone. I was alone, but the King of Glory, Jesus Christ, was there in His presence and spirit.  He was with me and I knew He was watching me.  He could see me!!!

I stood in a hidden place, a pavillion. It was high, high, high up in the heavens. It was so magnificent. It was huge, the floor was and is made of thick living rock, it looked beige in color, like light sand colored living rock.  The pavillion itself was round in shape, I knew that as standing there. There were no walls, it was open, to the heavens all around.

I thought of the scripture, Psalms 61:2 (KJV), “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” (Emphasis added.)  I knew I was on and in the rock that is higher than I.

Oh, His Majesty was and is there, oh, how He Himself was and is present there.  I could not see Him with my eyes yet, but all that is within me knew He was all around me, in me and through me. I was so happy, He is happiness and He is in happiness. Oh my God, my King, only You satisfy and are the way to life!! I stood in the place of the living rock, my being was standing on the living rock, it was and is so beautiful!

As I looked to my right in the center of this pavillion was this massive, massive, massive pillar made of the same living rock, it extended high, high, high up, it was thick, columnly like, thick in the middle, so thick, firmly fitted in the foundation of the rock, like it was one piece, the living rock I stood upon and the pillar were one.  It was an immovable pillar. I stood next to it and instantly leaned my entire being against it, hugging it, my arms spread wide against its width, nowhere near to its sides, I was small in comparison to its size, very small. It was filled with the life of God, it was alive.  I love all things God.

I thought of the scriptures, Matthew 7:24 and 25 (KJV), “Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock; And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock.” And also Luke 6:48 (KJV), “He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock; and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it; for it was founded upon a rock.”

I am reflecting now that if I build my house upon the living rock (Jesus Christ) and His truth, His righteousness and nothing else when there is no storm, then should there ever be a storm trying to form, I will remain standing because my foundations are deeply rooted in His truth of His word, His love, protection, joy, mercy, grace, life, and all the promises that are mine!  That living rock is so much higher than any storm, it is solid and immovable.  It is a place of security and protection.

The peace of God reigns in this place.  The quietness and confidence of our God reigns in this place.  It’s as if the living rock pillar breathes the gentle breath of life!  There is only one long rose pink veil that hangs diagonally in the pavilion from so high up. It waves so delicately in the gentle winds of breath coming forth from the living rock pillar.  You can see through the veil, there is nothing hidden there, everything is open.  You can easily access either side of the veil, it is very beautiful and too, alive.

There is one living rock bench positioned in front of the living rock column pillar.  I sat down with my back towards the pillar. I sat alone, facing outward, in the presence of the living God, in the movement of the gentle breath of life coming forth from the living rock pillar.  I sat in total silence, in total stillness all around me except for the gentle breath of life coming forth from the living rock pillar. Oh my Jesus, how I love Your quietness, Your confidence! I do not know how long I sat there, but it was quite some time.

In this place, Jesus Christ revealed Himself to me, His precious heart and His word.  As I continue visiting with Him in this place of intimacy, on and in the living rock, He continues unveiling progressive revelation of His word, His truth.  He is very passionate and very, very tender.  His heart is filled with great, great, great love for us and He is very sensitive and oh, so genuine.  When He says something, He means it!  He does not lie! He is very present emotionally.  I experienced and continue to experience His vulnerability to pain and disappointment. It hurts me so deeply when He is hurt.  It is crushing actually to feel His hurt.  Goodness Lord,  I am so sorry Lord Jesus for every single time I have ever hurt your feelings, every single time, Lord please forgive me, I’m so very sorry! I kiss your feelings my Jesus!!  My insides weep at the thought of ever causing You pain.  I so love You Lord.

As I sat there in total silence and stillness, He spoke to me.  The One who loves us spoke to me.  I heard Him although I did not yet see Him with my eyes.  He asked me in quiet seriousness, “What if this is it, what if this is all that there is?”  He continued, “What if this is all that ever exists for you with me now and for eternity, just you here, with nothing, not one thing, no one else, nothing, but me. Would I be enough for you Kari?”  I remained quiet hearing His questions again within me.  I heard Him, “Am I enough?” He asked.  I want to weep at remembering the seriousness of His questions to me.  Jesus help me continue!!  I knew these were serious questions, not to be answered lightly or quickly.  He was showing me things, of being alone with just Him and just me.  He continued asking me very serious questions about us being together that warranted a great pause and consideration before responding.

He shared again with me several stories about others He loves that once loved Him, but now, only care for the things added unto them and no longer seek Him first.  They have shifted from sons and daughters to hirelings and merchandisers.  He reminded me of the scripture, Matthew 6:33 (KJV) “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  Those He discussed with me used to first seek His kingdom, everything was added unto them.  Everything became more important to them than Jesus.  Jesus was asking me genuinely, will I do the same thing to Him, will I forget Him too?  His feelings are so hurt, it is so painful to witness.  Jesus, I pray that I never do that to you Lord, please God!  After great thinking and seeing what His questions to me meant, I gave the Lord my response, my truth, my genuine answer.  I replied “Lord, You are enough.”  I meant it when I answered and I mean it right now.

Immediately, I found myself with the Lord Jesus Christ higher up than the pavilion, it looked like some type of lanai, or outdoor balcony area where He instantly brought me to Himself.  Jesus Christ stood next to me on my left side, I was leaning against His right shoulder and I stood there so close to Him, staring up into His beard and the profile of His face as He stared out into the heavens.  It was just Him and just me.  He said nothing, He did not need to.  I turned to look at the heavens with Him and leaned back against His chest, in His arms.  We stared for quite some time in silence at the colors splashed across the skies.

I never want to leave when I am with Him. I don’t know how I returned to here, but I did.  I returned right back to where I was walking when the two angels came to take me to Him as if I did not miss a step.  I reflected upon this encounter for a very long time in the privacy of my own heart.

His silence releases choruses of revelation and depths of truths and songs of beauty, unfolding wisdoms.  I feel strengthening inside.  I thought of Isaiah 30:15 (KJV), “…..in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength;…..” In His quietness and in His confidence, I am strong, that is where our strength lies, in Him and in Him alone.

Oh, the fire of the Living God, may it burn deep inside of you and me, forever flames of fire may we be for His glory everywhere we are in the earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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