In John 15:8 Jesus said, “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” Answered prayer, miracles, healings, and a life lived in victory glorifies God. It is His utmost desire that this be the fruit of our life. A fruitful, abundant life allows us the emotional freedom to give ourselves to the purposes of God, to serve others and make our life count. The truth is, it is a poor reflection of who God is and how He treats His family when we live at a substandard level.
There seems to be many ideas about how we reach this place where we “bear fruit!” I don’t know that any approach is totally wrong, but it could be that certain approaches are easier. Instead of a life of formulas God desires relationship. He desires that all we have in Him be the outgrowth of our experience as sons. I have found that the more I spend quality time with God, the more His desires become my desires and the more I live the outcome He desires!
The psalmist said, “For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.” (Ps 36:9) True abundant life is with and in Him! It is not a formula, it is an intimate experience. In the peace of His presence we are able to see life with no agendas, complications, or limitations. We are able to see life the way He desires us to experience it! In His light everything becomes clear, understandable, and believable! In that light we always experience life! In fact, Jesus teaches us that for the “organic” process of living a limitless life we must maintain the unity of who God is and what He does. He doesn’t give us a secret formula to get something from God; He identifies God and His presence with all that He has to offer!
Jesus said this about experiencing the quality of life God is offering: “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (Jn 17:3) The ultimate quality in life is not what we can get from God, it is what we can have in God!
In John 15:7 Jesus said, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” The real key to experiencing the answer to our prayers is found in experiencing God Himself! When you experience God you experience the answer to your prayer!
When you experience Jehovah-Rophe, you experience the Lord who heals as your healer. When you experience Jehovah-Shammah, you experience the Lord as your peace. It is not what God has to offer as much as it is who God is. With Him is the fountain of life and in His light we see the light. We see the light of healing, prosperity, peace, and joy. We see the light of all He is and drink from that fountain.
Within this concept is the secret of His name. Those who know His name and believe in His name know what that name brings. I know God as healer because that is His name. There is no separating His name from His works. But knowing the definition does not equate knowing by experience!
Ps 140:13 says, “Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence.” When we know and believe in any of the names of God, we will embrace that name, acknowledge that name, and abide in the presence of what that name means. I cannot abide in the presence of Jehovah-Rophe and fail to experience Him as healer! It could be that too often we have sought what God has more than we have sought God Himself. In our desperation we may sometimes reject God while desiring His gifts. We attempt to abide in healing without abiding in the Healer!
The Bible tells us to believe in the name of the Lord. This preposition could be in, by, through, or with. When I consider what it means to believe in the name of God I have this image of being inside that name, being totally immersed, covered over, filled with, and surrounded by the name. That name becomes my high tower, my refuge, my shield, and my rear guard. There is no place that I do not see and feel that name. This may be similar to what Jesus was talking about when He said, “Abide in me and My words abide in you!” He may have been describing this wonderful feeling of being lost in Him!
In one of the Dead Sea Scrolls this passage of Scripture is translated something like this, “Surround yourself with me…” Calling on the name of the Lord is more than just saying a name; it is being able to attach to, immerse ourselves in, and be emotionally connected to the name and all that it means. Isa 40:31 says it like this, “but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” In this passage the word wait means to entwine, or wrap one’s self around. As we wrap ourselves around God, abide in Him, and allow Him to abide in us we exchange our strength for His. We lose who we are in exchange for who He is.
Power is not just in the fact that we verbally say the name; it is in our capacity to totally immerse ourselves in the name and what it means. In the Dead Sea Scroll John 15 goes on to say “Surround yourself in me and surround yourself in the answer and you will have whatever you ask.” When we are surrounded with God we are surrounded with the answer.
This is the root and substance of believing in our heart: When our thoughts, feelings, and emotions are totally harmonized with the reality of God and who He is. In fact, when we believe in our heart we have no sense of separation from who He is and who we are. We discover what Jesus meant when He said we could be one with Him and the Father. There is no greater sense of abiding than totally losing all sense of self in Him!
The secret to limitless power is not in formulas or incantations. When I lose myself in an all powerful God, nothing is impossible. It is in Him, in His limitless love and limitless power, that we discover the sense of limitless that truly makes all things possible! It is here that fruit grows effortlessly. Lose yourself in God. When you lose yourself, you lose all the limitations that come from being you!
When people do the Heart Physics program the two primary realizations are an abiding sense of Christ in me and the unmistakable sense of limitlessness! Do whatever it takes to know God in a way that ushers you beyond all limitations!