The Highest and Fullest Experience of God

In Psalm 90:1 Moses wrote, “O Lord, You have been our dwelling place/ In all generations.” As one of the most faithful saints in the Old Testament whose writings are pivotal to the scriptures, and one who spent 40 days and 40 nights on the peak of the mountain in the presence of God it is no wonder that he alone was qualified to utter such a phrase as this for it is only in experiencing God as our habitation that we enter into the highest and fullest experience of God. This experience however, is not only for Moses, it is the experience reserved for every normal believer. It is for us, dear saints, to enter into this highest and fullest experience, the experience of having God as our habitation.

To have God has our habitation, our dwelling place implies that every aspect of our living is in God. Eating and drinking the Lord are marvelous experiences that we can enjoy but these are for our being mingled and absorbed by God until we become like little children, doing all our little, insignificant, daily activities with the Lord. Eventually, He becomes not just our hotel, but our dwelling place, our home.

Psalm 91 goes on to show us the way to enter into this highest and fullest revelation, how to enter into the experience of God as our dwelling place. Christ is the One spoken of in this Psalm as the One who took God as His habitation. Today, we are in Christ thus in our identification with Him His story becomes our history! Just as we have been crucified with Him (Gal. 2:20), resurrected with Him (Col. 3:1), and ascended with Him (Eph. 2:6) we can now also be identified with Him in His taking God as His dwelling because we have been grafted into Him (Rom 11:17). Grafting is such a beautiful picture of our relationship in Christ. We are not in Christ in the same way as say if we were to simply take a loose sheet of paper and stick it inside a book, where now this sheet of paper passes through all the experiences of the book. But it is like a branch cut off of a tree and grafted into another tree. This branch then receives a new life transfusion through the mingling of the sap of the tree to that of the branch. It is a union and mingling in life. It is not a matter of our imitating Christ and thus having a life in God as our habitation, it is a matter in and of and through life.

In order to apply the objective fact of our being identified to Christ and have it become our subjective reality we need to abide in Christ, taking Him as our everything. Specifically, we need to abide in Christ by eating Christ as the hidden manna. “While the church goes the way of the world, these overcomers come forward to abide in the presence of God in the Holy of Holies, where they enjoy the hidden Christ as a special portion for their daily supply” (Rev. 2:17 note 2).

As we are identified with Christ, and abide in Him to enjoy the mingling of the life of God we become the New Jerusalem, the ultimate universal incorporation of the processed and consummated Triune God with the regenerated, sanctified, renewed, transformed, conformed, and glorified tripartite church.

Eventually, our entering into the highest and fullest experience of God will issue in our rejoicing in the great works of Jehovah, our horn of fighting being exalted over our spiritual enemies, our being mingled with fresh oil, and our being planted in His house and flourishing, bearing fruit even unto old age. All of these issues we see in Psalm 92.

Oh, Lord, have mercy on us that we would enter into this highest and fullest revelation. That we would be those who experience God as our habitation and dwelling place. Lord, keep us coming to You in our spirit day by day and moment by moment to eat You as our hidden manna that we may be absorbed into God to become this universal incorporation.

 

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  1. the highest and fullest experience of God is taking God as our dwelling place | A normal believer in Christ

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