- Day 80 -
My Soul Longs for You | Be Magnetized to Your Beloved
YAHveh, “…Your name, even Your memory, is the desire of our souls. At night my soul longs for You, indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; for when the earth experiences Your judgments the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. Though the wicked is shown favor, he does not learn righteousness; he deals unjustly in the land of uprightness, and does not perceive the majesty of YAHveh” (Isaiah 26:8-10).
We have got to get to a place in our relationship with YAHshua where we are dead to the flesh and its cravings, lusts, desires, and the god of our stomach. The god of our stomach is not just food, it is the satiating of the carnal appetites that belong to the heathens. We are to have self-control and YAHshua is purifying our appetites and desires for His kingdom. The food and drink of YAHshua satisfies us, bringing us into closer intimacy with Him.
On our bed at night we will long for Him, love Him, and eagerly await Him. When we awake in the morning our souls and minds will go to Him because we are gravitating toward our Beloved. We are magnetized to Him. The gravitational pull of this earth will have lost its force because we have been lifted up where the righteous have a smooth and level path, high above the heads of their enemies. That is living in the Spirit as we die to the flesh. HalleluYAH!
This is not theology and this is not I speaking to you hypothetical hopes. This is the walk that inevitably we get to with our love for YAHshua ruling, reigning, and dictating our actions and emotions. He brings us there. He’s brought me there, and I do not say this with a boast, because I have had so much dying to the wretched flesh and there is so much more wretched flesh. The more dead we are to the flesh, the more horrifying the rest of the flesh is—and it stands in the way of our relationship. As it grieves the Holy Spirit, it grieves us, and we beat back our flesh like Paul says, lest we ourselves become castaways (see 1 Corinthians 9:27).
Notice the element of hope in Isaiah 26:10 (NIV), where YAHveh says, “But when grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness.” But when YAHveh pours out His judgments there is mercy even for the unredeemed. It is going to be the biggest harvest field ever because all the toys, all the desires and lusts of the flesh, and everything we want on this earth will be gone. What can you desire when there is nothing left except escaping, if you can, and to where are you going to escape? “The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever” (1 John 2:17).