Monday, July 14, 2008

Living at Hebron

From "The Beginner's Guide to Intercessory Prayer" by Dutch Sheets.

....Our friendship with God is pictured in the Scriptures by a famous mountain in Israel. Its name, Hebron, actually means "friendship, fellowship, or communion." ...

Being the highest point in Israel, Hebron teaches us that the highlight of the Christian life and the pinnacle from which all else should flow is friendship with the Almighty. It is only from there, as we look down on all of life, that the correct perspective can be obtained.

...David explains what eliminated his confusion about the prosperity of the wicked...

Until I came into the sanctuary of God; then I perceived their end...For, behold, those who are far from Thee will perish; thou hast destroyed all those who are unfaithful to Thee. But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Thy works (Ps 73:17,27-28)

Like David, we must take our perspective on life from God's viewpoint. One of the most important things you'll learn as God's friend is to intercede from His perspective. Living at Hebron, the high place of friendship, makes this possible. As you spend time with God, you'll begin to think like Him, which will allow you to pray according to His heart and will..... As you live at Hebron, you will increasingly care about what is on God's heart, just as He cares what is on yours. This partnership is glorious."


Anonymous said...

Good morning, dear sister.
I'm in a night watch too, discovering the joy of being with Abba. I read The Shack too (this morning). What got me to your site is the name Dutch Sheets, a dear man I listen to.
May I hug you in the Lord ?
He lives on earth through women who are intimate with Him

Anonymous said...

(And God manifests on earth through men also, of course. But these days he raises many women as Deborah in the body of Christ to do things He desires to do. Those in the body I find the most courageous (from the little I know) are two dear women ! You all have a special call to walk which has long been fought by the evil one. Without you all, the church would only be a clanging gong - just as it would be without men!

In Christ Alone said...

Wow! Awesome! Thanks for your thoughts. Encouraging the Body. Amen.

In Him,