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“The River, the Harvest,
and the Heavenly Rain of Christ” – 02-04-16
The link to the podcast can be found at: https://soundcloud.com/susan-omarra/the-river-the-harvest-and-the-heavenly-rains
I was lying upon my bed, and I went into the
vision. I was walking down my trail to the river again. I got to the place
where the rocks and the big boulders were that I like to sit on, but this time
I went to the edge by the smaller rocks were and sat down and just put my feet
into the flowing water. I was weary and had been struggling with some recent
health issues and just wanted to chill out and soak. I sat there just absent
mindedly watching the water run across the tops of my feet, when I noticed a
little fish come near to me and it began to suck on my toes. I wiggled my toes
and laughed at the little fish, which broke me out of the weary mood I was in.
Jesus then appeared next to me and said, “He
is drawn to you Sue, because you are called to the harvest. Your feet are
called to walk this earth, and to reach those souls who will be coming into My
Kingdom. But you cannot reach them all in the manner that you do now. You
cannot continue to carry the weight and the burdens of the people because it is
wearing you out. You are tired, and you are physically spent trying to do what
I have called you to do. You cannot please men, nor meet their demands, you
must meet Mine. You are not called to carry them, I am. You are not called to
do all of the labors that are involved, My Body is. I have a better way for
you. What you call ministry in your day is not what I have intended for My
leaders to do, or to be. You must all lean into Me! It is not your labors that
will bring the harvest in, it is Mine.”
Jesus said, “Come here.” Jesus then reached
over and He grabbed me and He shoved my head and part of my left shoulder
inside of his chest. Here I am with a part of me inside of Jesus and the rest of
me sitting by the waters edge! What was so amazing is that inside of Jesus was
it was raining. It was pouring down rain. My head and shoulder was in a huge
heavy rainfall! I was totally soaked inside of Him, but it was a heavenly rain,
a living rain!
All of my physical and mental tiredness
instantly left, and I could feel His life flowing into me. It came to me to
then go all the way into Him. So I did, and now I am standing inside of Jesus
in a downpour of rain. The drops were huge, and were like blue diamonds
falling. This rain was alive. I realized while looking at it that it was Jesus
Himself, in this form. He is our Rain of Refreshing, but He is more than that,
He is our Life! This was the true Latter Rain! This was His Life “raining”
inside of us, and then also to be “reigning” on the outside of us!
I drew in the rain now, as I was totally
saturated on the outside, I began to draw it inside of me too. I could feel it
filling my cells up. I could feel it filling my organs up. I could feel it
filling my bones up. I could feel it flowing as a river inside of me, while
standing there within Him. Then I was instantly back out there sitting by the
river with Him again.
Jesus said, “This is what you are to be, a
conduit of Me. It is not your gifts, or your talents, your spiritual office,
nor your position that will bring a single soul to Me. It is Me! I desire to
bring each of My ministers into the higher realms of My Being, so they can
release those realms of who I am into the earth. For all men will be drawn to
Me alone, and not unto men anymore. When I am lifted up, or released in the
fullness of who I am- then all men will be drawn unto Me. It is time for the
higher levels of who I am to flow from heaven down into the earth. You are to
cease from your earthly labors and enter into Mine, but you are also to open
up, and let Me flow in My fullness unto My People. I shall not only build My
House, I shall inhabit it. I shall not only build My People, I shall inhabit
them. I am the Latter Rain, your latter rain. I shall satisfy the hunger and
thirst of My People, and I shall begin with you.”
Then Jesus stood up and I followed and stood
up too. He then stepped right inside of me, and then I could feel the rain also
raining within Me! He said, “This is how it is to be. I am not interested in
how well you move in My gifts, or in My power, or how well you speak, although
these things are important. I am interested in how much you allow Me, to be Me.
I am interested in the quality of My Reality that you embody and flow in. It is
about our relationship, not just performance. When I am your Life, and that
fuller Life is developed and flowing within, then you can do all that I have
called you to do, for it will be “I” that is doing it within you. No more
control! My Church is not an organization or a machine, she is My Body! What is
within Me, is also resident in her, for it is Me! This is what I desire, that
all of My People would learn to embody Me to the fullest degree, and then to fully
let Me be!”
“It is time to embody My greater reality! It
is time to stand up across this earth, and to enter into My Rains, for I will
rain upon and within those who will come to Me, and who will fully surrender
their ways to My Ways. All other ways and methods of ministry will fail you in
the coming days. You cannot get to where I want to take you, in your current
physical and spiritual levels. You must all rise up higher and you must also allow
Me to flood you with My greater realities! I am the more effective way! I am
the only way! Let go of the old ways, and lean into Me!"
"This is most important
in your day, for My floods are coming, and most of My leaders will be swept
away in them, for they are not ready. I am not fully formed within them. I am
about to fully break out, and everything that does not look like Me, nor embody
Me, will be swept away, to make room for what I will bring forth and build in
your days. It is a New Day. This is a manifestation of the release My Heaven
Borne Possibilities and Reality! I shall restore all things, for I am the
Isaiah 45:8 Let fall in showers, you heavens, from
above, and let the skies rain down righteousness [the pure, spiritual,
heaven-born possibilities that have their foundation in the holy being of God];
let the earth open, and let them [skies and earth] sprout forth salvation, and
let righteousness germinate and
spring up [as plants do] together; I the Lord have created it.
Acts 3:19 So repent
(change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out,
wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat,
of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And that He
may send [to you] the Christ (the Messiah), Who before was designated and appointed for you—even Jesus, 21Whom heaven
must receive [and retain] until the time for the complete restoration of all
that God spoke by the mouth of all His holy prophets for ages past [from the
most ancient time in the memory of man].
"The Turbulence of the Old Shall Now Become the Catalyst of the New”
Word of the Lord for 2016 - Part 2:
The link to the podcast is found at: https://soundcloud.com/susan-omarra/the-turbulence-of-the-old-shall-now-become-the-catalyst-of-the-new
have now crossed through a two month turbulent time period, which began with
December in the ending month of 2015 and ended with January in the beginning
month of 2016. The turbulence was the shifting of natural and spiritual
realities that are necessary to bring forth the full Jubilee Inheritance that
is due to the righteous this year.
The old, the barren, the broken, the
forsaken, and the lost have all been accounted for in the heavenly and earthly
accounting, and the needed transactions are being released now in the month of
February. The decisions have been made, and the heavenly distributions shall come
to bring forth the redemption process for fulfillment.
shall be a settling down and a smoothing out in this month of February for
those who have patiently positioned themselves to inherit their promises in the
midst of extreme pressures and hardships. The turbulence shall become the very
catalyst to bring forth the fuller expression of Jubilee in your lives this
This leap month also depicts the addition of time given into this realm,
which also mirrors the release of the heavenly realms into our day to
accomplish all that we are called to accomplish of heavens mandates. The
addition of time is likened to the addition of the bowls on the candlesticks,
and was added to bring forth full illumination.
Those who are positioned with
their bowls- their faith-filled expectation of hope- shall not be disappointed.
That which has been longed for shall indeed come, and He whom they have waited
upon shall begin to be manifested within them. The set time of prophetic
fulfillment has come, and the time of manifestation has begun.
Christ triumphed over all of the powers of death, hell, and the grave, and He
also owns the keys! His Light shall also shatter the opposing works and forces
of darkness that have been arrayed against you. Just as Life defeated the
forces of hell when Jesus was resurrected, so shall Liberty break every restraint
in your life.
Great Grace is fully flowing this month, and this will also be
the very catalyst upon which you will move into new strata’s of faith and into the
higher realms of Glory. A full Jubilee has been decreed for the righteous, and
the righteous will take it by faith and force. It is time to exercise your God
given mandates, and to multiply fruitfully!
Sign of Zechariah Chapter 4:
the angel who talked with me came again and awakened me, like a man who is
wakened out of his sleep. 2 And
said to me, What do you see? I said, I see, and behold, a lampstand all of
gold, with its bowl [for oil] on the top of it and its seven lamps on it, and
[there are] seven pipes to each of the seven lamps which are upon the top of
it. 3 And there are two olive
trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl and the other upon the left
side of it [feeding it continuously with oil]. 4 So I
asked the angel who talked with me, What are these, my lord? 5 Then the angel who talked with me
answered me, Do you not know what these are? And I said, No, my lord. 6 Then he said to me, This [addition of
the bowl to the candlestick, causing it to yield a ceaseless supply of oil from
the olive trees] is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might,
nor by power, but by My Spirit [of Whom the oil is a symbol], says the Lord of
hosts. 7 For who are you, O great
mountain [of human obstacles]? Before Zerubbabel [who with Joshua had led the
return of the exiles from Babylon and was undertaking the rebuilding of the
temple, before him] you shall become a plain [a mere [molehill]!
And he shall bring forth the finishing gable stone [of the new temple] with
loud shoutings of the people, crying, Grace, grace to it!
The Sign of Acts Chapter
Acts 4:32 Now the company of believers was of one
heart and soul, and not one of them claimed that anything which he possessed
was [exclusively] his own, but everything they had was in common and for the use of all. 33 And with great strength and ability and power the apostles delivered their testimony to the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace (loving-kindness and favor and
goodwill) rested richly upon them all. 34 Nor
was there a destitute or needy
person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses proceeded to
sell them, and one by one they brought (gave back) the amount received from the
sales 35 And laid it at the feet
of the apostles (special messengers). Then distribution was made according as
anyone had need.
The sign of the 5 aligning planets in the heavens:
Five morning planets, comet Catalina passes Polaris,
and icy Uranus and icy Vesta meet near Valentine's Day.
feature Mercury, Venus, Saturn Mars and Jupiter lined up across the sky. The
last time this five-planet dawn lineup happened was in 2005. The planets are
easy to distinguish when you use the moon as your guide. Look for reddish Mars
near the moon in the early morning of February first. Then, on the third, the
moon passes near butterscotch-hued Saturn. On the sixth the moon, Mercury and
Venus make a pretty triangle before sunrise. Then it's Jupiter's turn to pose
with the moon on the 23rd. Through a telescope, Jupiter's pale yellow is
transformed into bands of cream, ochre and tan. Finally, the moon passes Mars
again on Leap Day, February 29th.
In case you miss the string of planetary pearls this
month, you can see all five planets again in August's sunset sky, though Venus
and Mercury will be very close to the horizon for Northern Hemisphere
observers. Last month comet Catalina's curved dust tail and straight ion tail
were visible in binoculars and telescopes near two galaxies that are close to
the handle of the Big Dipper.
Early this month, the comet nears Polaris, the North
Star. It should be visible all month long for Northern Hemisphere observers.
There will be more opportunities to photograph comet Catalina paired with other
objects this month. It passes the faint spiral galaxy IC 342 and a pretty
planetary nebula named NGC 1501 between February 10th and the 29th. For
binoculars viewers, the magnitude-6 comet pairs up with a pretty string of
stars known as Kemble's Cascade on February 24th.
Finally, through binoculars you should be able to pick
out Vesta and Uranus near one another this month. You can use the moon as a
guide on the 12th and the corner stars of Pegasus all month long.
The sign of Hosea Chapter
2 in the month of February:
Hosea Chapter 2 also
beautifully depicts the transition from December 2015 into January 2016, a sign of the culminating in the heavens and the earth joining into agreement in the month of
February to release a full Jubilee for God’s people.
Hosea 2Amplified Bible,
Classic Edition (AMPC)
say to your brethren, Ammi [or You-are-my-people], and to your sisters, Ruhamah
[or You-have-been-pitied-and-have-obtained-mercy]. 2 Plead with your mother [your nation];
plead, for she is not My wife and I am not her Husband; [plead] that she put
away her [marks of] harlotry from her face and her adulteries from between her
breasts, 3 Lest I
strip her naked and make her as in the day she was born, and make her as a
wilderness and set her like a parched land and slay her with thirst. 4 Yes, for her children I will have no
love nor pity nor mercy, for they are the children
of harlotry. 5 For
their mother has played the harlot; she who conceived them has done shamefully,
for she said, I will go after my lovers that give me my food and my water, my
wool and my flax, my oil and my refreshing drinks. 6 Therefore, behold, I [the Lord God] will
hedge up her way [even yours, O Israel] with thorns; and I will build a wall
against her that she shall not find her paths. 7 And
she shall follow after her lovers but she shall not overtake them; and she
shall seek them [inquiring for and requiring them], but shall not find them.
Then shall she say, Let me go and return to my first husband, for then was it
better with me than now. 8 For
she has not noticed, understood, or
realized that it was I [the Lord God] Who gave her the grain and the new wine
and the fresh oil, and Who lavished upon her silver and gold which they used
for Baal and made into his
image. 9 Therefore will I return and take back My grain in the time
for it and My new wine in the season for it, and will pluck away and recover My wool and My flax which
were to cover her [Israel’s] nakedness. 10 And
now will I uncover her lewdness and
her shame in the sight of her lovers, and no one shall rescue her out of My
hand. 11 I will also cause to
cease all her mirth, her feastmaking, her New Moons, her Sabbaths, and all her
solemn feasts and appointed
festive assemblies. 12 And I
will lay waste and destroy her
vines and her fig trees of which she has said, These are my reward or loose woman’s hire that my lovers
have given me; and I will make [her plantations] an inaccessible forest, and
the wild beasts of the open country shall eat them. 13 And I will visit [punishment] upon her
for the feast days of the Baals, when she burned incense to them and decked
herself with her earrings and
nose rings and her jewelry and went after her lovers and forgot Me, says the
Lord. 14 Therefore, behold, I will
allure her [Israel] and bring her into the wilderness, and I will speak
tenderly and to her heart. 15 There I will give her her vineyards and
make the Valley of Achor [troubling] to be for her a door of hope and expectation. And she shall sing
there and respond as in the
days of her youth and as at the time when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
16 And it shall be in that
day, says the Lord, that you will call Me Ishi [my Husband], and you shall no
more call Me Baali [my Baal]. 17 For I
will take away the names of Baalim [the Baals] out of her mouth, and they shall
no more be mentioned or
seriously remembered by their name. 18 And in
that day will I make a covenant for Israel with the living creatures of the
open country and with the birds of the heavens and with the creeping things of
the ground. And I will break the bow and the sword and [abolish battle
equipment and] conflict out of the land and will make you lie down safely. 19 And I will betroth you to Me forever;
yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, in steadfast love,
and in mercy. 20 I will
even betroth you to Me in stability and
in faithfulness, and you shall know (recognize, be acquainted with, appreciate,
give heed to, and cherish) the Lord. 21 And in
that day I will respond, says the Lord; I will respond to the heavens [which
ask for rain to pour on the earth], and they shall respond to the earth [which
begs for the rain it needs], 22 And
the earth shall respond to the grain and the wine and the oil [which beseech it
to bring them forth], and these shall respond to Jezreel [restored Israel, who
prays for a supply of them]. 23 And I
will sow her for Myself anew in the land, and I will have love, pity, and mercy for her who had not
obtained love, pity, and mercy;
and I will say to those who were not My people, You are My people, and they
shall say, You are my God!
Note: Susan shares a prophecy that was given to their church first, before sharing the message notes found below.....
Ephesians 1:17 [For I always
pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may
grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and
secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,
The Wisdom of the Ages is available in our day. Knowledge of
the Times & Seasons is being revealed to those who are ready.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall
reap, if we do not loosen and
relax our courage and
VOICE: 9 May we never tire of doing what is good and right before our
Lord because in His season we shall bring in a great harvest if we can just
We are in “HIS” Season. The Father has planned for the
greatest harvest ever, and it is in our time, right now. It has begun. We are
to be immovable, unshakeable, and steadfast until it is fully brought in.
1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be
to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus
Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast),
immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior,
excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your
labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].
Our training has not been wasted, or as
counted for nothing. The Father has planned every detail, and every minute of
everyday. Heaven is participating with us through our daily lives, aiding us
and fighting for us. The Holy Spirit empowers us with power to do all things
through Christ, who is our strength.
2 Corinthians 1:20 For as many
as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ].
For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His
Person and by His agency] to the glory of God. 21 But it is God Who confirms and makes us steadfast and establishes us [in joint
fellowship] with you in Christ, and has consecrated and anointed us [enduing us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit]; 22 [He has also
appropriated and acknowledged us as His by] putting His seal upon us and giving
us His [Holy] Spirit in our hearts as the security deposit and guarantee [of the fulfillment of
God confirms our callings. He
establishes us in joint fellowship with each other and with Him. He makes us
one. He makes us one with Him. Union is the only bond that cannot be broken.
When you are one, you are inseparable. Our heritage is Christ, and all that is
His, is ours. We bear His Seal. We bear His Image. We bear His Name. We stand
in His Mandates to fulfill them on the earth, and we are as a sign to this
generation of who He is. The Father is now releasing the new leadership. His
oil is pouring down their heads. His Spirit is coming upon the whole Body
powerfully for service. It is the Father’s time. It is Harvest time.
1 Samuel 16:13So Samuel
took the ·container [flask;horn] of olive oil
and ·poured it on Jesse’s youngest son to appoint [anointed]
him in front of his brothers. From that day on, the Lord’s Spirit ·worked in [came powerfully upon] David. Samuel then went
back to Ramah.
Judges 6:11 Now the Angel of the Lord came and sat
under the oak (terebinth) at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, and
his son Gideon was beating wheat in the winepress to hide it from the
Midianites. 12 And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him,
The Lord is with you, you mighty man of [fearless] courage. 13 And Gideon
said to him, O sir, if the Lord is with us, why is all this befallen us? And
where are all His wondrous works of which our fathers told us, saying, Did not
the Lord bring us up from Egypt? But now the Lord has forsaken us and given us
into the hand of Midian. 14 The Lord turned to him and said, Go in this your might, and
you shall save Israel from the hand of Midian. Have I not sent you? 15 Gideon said
to Him, Oh Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Behold, my clan is the poorest in
Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house. 16 The Lord said
to him, Surely I will be with you, and you shall smite the Midianites as one
Judges 6:33 Then all the Midianites and the
Amalekites and the people of the east came together and, crossing the Jordan,
encamped in the Valley of Jezreel. 34 But the Spirit of the Lord clothed
Gideon with Himself and took
possession of him, and he blew a trumpet, and [the clan of] Abiezer was
gathered to him. 35 And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh, and the
Manassites were called to follow him; and he sent messengers to Asher, to
Zebulun, and to Naphtali, and they came up to meet them.
It is time to proclaim liberty to the
people, to the nations, and to the generations.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God
is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical
and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, 2 To proclaim
the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] and the day of
vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 To grant [consolation and joy] to those
who mourn in Zion—to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty
instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive]
of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and
failing spirit—that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong,
and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing
with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. 4 And they
shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former desolations and
renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.
The Ancient Everlasting
Doors Are About To Be Lifted Up – 01/15-16
In the vision, I saw a stage or platform
that was erected in an open field. It was dark out, but lights illuminated the
darkness. Crowds had gathered in such large numbers that you could not see the
end of the crowds. People were on the stage, and I saw a man I know who was
playing his guitar with other musicians on the stage. He was playing and
releasing heavenly tones and notes on his guitar, and as he played, all of a
sudden, I saw these massive transparent doors that were lying down in the
Spirit Realm suddenly stand straight up. The sounds they were playing caused
the transparent door’s fallen structures to begin to come into order, and they
responded and all stood up. I knew they were the Everlasting Doors.
I was looking at these massive clear
transparent doors erected all over the field as far as you could see. The
crowds did not see them, but I did. The man that I knew continued to play on in
the vision, the clear doors began to change colors in the Spirit, and then they
began to open, one by one, just like a synchronized clock. When they had all
opened, then this fiery wind came from Heaven and blew among the crowds of
people that had gathered. The whole massive crowd of people began to scream,
laugh, cry, shout, and many were falling down everywhere, as I watched.
Angels were flying everywhere, and they were
also releasing fireballs into the atmosphere. The whole sky was being filled
with fireballs. As I watched, I saw the sky itself begin to convulse in the
realm of the Spirit. The darkness above was heaving, and was writhing in mortal
pain. Demons were fleeing everywhere and running from the fire. Fireballs were
shooting everywhere. Thunder resounded as the ancient strongholds and spiritual
structures of darkness were being destroyed over the area. I could hear great
cracking, shattering noises in the sky.
Then, I could see the fireballs hit the
people, and fire was dancing on the people’s heads, and I watched as the
people’s hands were all raised up to the heaven. The masses were being healed,
delivered, and saved by the moving of the Holy Spirit. No one touched anyone to
minister. The very air shook and the land shook. The musicians on the stage
just kept playing and the ministers on the stage were overwhelmed by God and
were dumbstruck. They were all being swept over by the Spirit of God that had
come through the ancient doors that had opened.
Psalms 24:6 This is the
generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. 7 Lift up your
heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of
glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the
Lord mighty in battle. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the
Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye
everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this
King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
As we surrender fully to the Father in
this generation, we will also realign everything with Him. We will release the higher
Heavenly Sounds that He is getting us all ready for, which will unlock the
ancient heavenly structures that have waited for this day. As we release the
higher things God wants to be released into the atmosphere, it will cause the
ancient demonic structures to fall, and the masses to be brought in. Its time for
the heads of the gates to be lifted up and to usher the King of Glory in!
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His Word- His Voice- speaks and causes us to become clean, and also joins us to Him as we receive it by faith:
John 15:1I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. 2 Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit. 3 You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you]. 4 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. 6 If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they areburned.
* EXB: 3 You are already ·clean [or pruned] because of the words I have spoken to you.
* VOICE: 3 already you are clean because you have heard My voice.
* Rev 3: 6 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the [Holy] Spirit says to the assemblies (churches).
Our spiritual capacity to hear and to receive Him is left up to us to develop. God will not do this for us, but as we ask Him to enlarge our capacity to know Him, then this will also determine the degree of union that we can develop with/in Him. The more He can prune/clean us, the closer we draw to/into Him. The more we cry out to know Him, the more He will respond to us!
Ephesians 2:4 But God—so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us, 5 Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation). 6 And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
There are different levels of union.
Knowing about Him
Given to Him
Joined to Him
One with Him
Possessed or controlled by Him
Owned by Him
Clothed with Him
Colossians 2:9 For in Christ there is all of God in a human body; 10 so you have everything when you have Christ, and you are filled with God through your union with Christ. He is the highest Ruler, with authority over every other power. 11 When you came to Christ, he set you free from your evil desires, not by a bodily operation of circumcision but by a spiritual operation, the baptism of your souls.
* Acts 2:4 And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other (different, foreign) languages (tongues), as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression [in each tongue in appropriate words].
* Acts 13:52 And the disciples were continually filled [throughout their souls] with joy and the Holy Spirit.
The Baptism of Fire purges our soul, and transforms it into union with the heart and mind of Christ, which then can conform us more into His Image and likeness.
Luke 4:1 Then Jesus, full of and controlled by the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led in [by] the [Holy] Spirit.
Romans 8:4 So that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed not by the standards and according to the dictates of the flesh, but controlled by the Holy Spirit].
1 Corinthians 8:3 But if one loves God truly [with affectionate reverence, prompt obedience, and grateful recognition of His blessing], he is known by God [recognized as worthy of His intimacy and love, and he is owned by Him].
Galatians 3:26 For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. 27 For as many [of you] as were baptized into Christ [into a spiritual union and communion with Christ, the Anointed One, the Messiah] have put on (clothed yourselves with) Christ.
We are to be continually driving our spiritual roots down deeper into a deeper union with and in Christ.
Colossians 2:5 For though I am away from you in body, yet I am with you in spirit, delighted at the sight of your [standing shoulder to shoulder in such] orderly array and the firmness and the solid front and steadfastness of your faith in Christ [that leaning of the entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness]. 6 As you have therefore received Christ, [even] Jesus the Lord, [so] walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him. 7 Have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him], being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving.
Power flows through Union:
Ephesians 6:10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].
Psalms 149:4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched with victory. 5 Let the saints be joyful in the glory and beauty [which God confers upon them]; let them sing for joy upon their beds.
Isaiah 42:21 It was the Lord’s pleasure for His righteousness’ sake [in accordance with a steadfast and consistent purpose] to magnify instruction and revelation and glorify them.
Philippians 3:10 [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] 11 That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].
It must be our determined purpose to seek Him till He is fully found, and then to move on further until we become one with Him, so that we can become like Him, even into the Glorification Process of His Body, becoming one within us!