John 14:15 If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
(21) He who has My commandments and keeps them, he is the one
who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father,
and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him. (23)
Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will
keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come
to him and make an abode with him.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Words of Experience ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The living Christ within us speaks constantly. He will never
stop speaking. Due to the fact that we are still in a
situation with so many negative things, most of the time this
living Christ speaks just one word—no... A sister may say,
“I’m going to the department store to buy a pair of shoes,”
and the Lord says, “No.” A brother may desire to talk to a
certain person, and the indwelling Christ says, “No.”
If we keep the Lord’s commandments, we shall be loved by the
Father and the Son, and the Son will manifest Himself to us.
Tell me, according to your experience, when the Lord spoke
the word “no” to you and you obeyed Him, what was the result?
You found yourself immediately in the presence of the Lord.
But if we do not care for that little word “no,” we shall
lose His presence. Whenever we listen to His speaking and
keep His commandments, His presence is immediately
intensified and becomes so sweet, precious, watering,
strengthening, enlightening, and nourishing. This is the
manifestation of the indwelling Christ.
You may ask, “Since He indwells me, He is already here. Why
do you say that He will manifest Himself?” Because the
indwelling Christ quite often disappears. Although He
indwells you, whether or not He appears or disappears from
your inner sense depends on whether or not you listen to His
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