Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 11 Tamuz | July 2022 | Page 13

We must die to ourselves and live fully and completely sold out for Yeshua . We must completely and fully surrender to His will and forsake ALL of the ways of this world . To do so we also need to ask Adonai to reveal anything and everything that hinders our relationship with Him .
That surrender includes confessing our own sins and forgiving others who have sinned against us . That surrender includes regular study of the Scriptures that is rooted in the correct context and worldview . That surrender includes cultivating a life of intimacy with Adonai in prayer and worship in the secret place .
Maybe now more than ever in history has the Body of Messiah been required to come into greater maturity . In Hebrews chapter 6 the writer instructs his readers to move beyond the “ initial lessons ” of the faith in Messiah Yeshua and to go on into greater maturity . How do we come into this greater maturity ? It is by the empowerment of the Ruach HaKodesh .
So how do we get there ? How do we become empowered by the Holy Spirit ? How do we get to the place of maturity in our relationship with the Messiah ? How do we enter into the greater depths of the knowledge of Adonai and of His perfect and glorious ways ? Here are some thoughts :
First , we must cultivate the soil of our own lives in such a way that we are good and fertile soil for the Presence of
Adonai .
Second , we must cultivate relationships in our believing communities that foster a growing desire for the greater things of God . This involves provoking each other to greater intimacy with Yeshua and loving others well . This involves individually and corporately joining in the prayer of Rav Sha ’ ul in Ephesians 1:15-23 that we might be given “ … spiritual wisdom and revelation in knowing Him ,” ( v . 17 ) so that we might know Adonai more . Finally , Rav Sha ’ ul exhorts us in 1 Corinthians 14 to eagerly seek the things of the Spirit , especially to prophesy . By seeking to prophesy , we are seeking the thoughts and heart of Adonai . We are actually seeking the mind of the Messiah ; what He is thinking , feeling , and desiring for His followers . May it be that you are empowered by the Ruach HaKodesh to find favor in the eyes of God and to have the mind of the Messiah ! Baruch HaShem !!
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