Graced to Fully Know, Even As We Are Fully Known
“I desire to Be Fully Known”.
It gave me pause. Fully? Would The God of All be Fully Known?
Yet my heart followed after Him, His spirit drawing me.(Song of Songs 1:4)
It had started out a mere single word, FULLNESS, and became a poetic theme, softly echoing and resounding through the chambers of my heart, contracting and expanding, filling my understanding until it found release through my voice,
“I want to Know you Even As I am fully Known!!”
Then He unveiled to my mind what my heart already believed.
‘I Desire to Be Fully Known’
The Lover Unveils for the Beloved
Love unwraps and lays open the inmost secrets of the heart; the hidden becomes the revealed.
Marriage is the imagery He created for us to understand how we are to know Him and whereby we understand that “the one who joins oneself to the Lord is One Spirit” (with Him). 1 Corinthians 6:17
The Two shall become One
I’d known of the word Epignosis, meaning ‘intercourse’-not simply verbal communications, but a communing of heart, an entwining together through the experience of one another. Now another aspect was this reality was being unveiled. His desire is that we continue to know Him more fully in the sense of shared intimacies. Oneness.
What does Being One Spirit reveal to us?
In the same way one’s spouse or child could be not be counterfeited, little intimate details known only to the beloved are discernible-a scar, a quirk, a birthmark… the eyes-the soul’s mirrors truth tell, so it is in our union with God.
“Does not a son know the father’s heart? Does not a bride know her husband’s eyes? And don’t best friends tell each other secrets? This is why I am alive…. I want to Know You Lord” Rick Pino
Then He brought into my view another word: Kenosis -from the great kenosis passage, meaning in it’s verb form to empty- “to give outward expression of one’s inner intrinsic nature.”* (Philippians 2)
It refers to the Union of Divine Love and Glory expressed between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each giving into the complete, beneficial experience of the other, and expressed to us through the Spirit of The Son, Jesus.
Love relinquishes Self: Emanuel, God with us
The Philippians 2 passage reads in part:
Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. 6 He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. 7 Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a servant, became human! 8 Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death– even death on a cross. (Message)
Jesus further reveals the intent of this word Kenosis in his prayer for us to the Father.
John 17:21….in order that all might be one, even as you, Father, are in me and I in you, in order that they themselves also might be in us,…
22 And as for myself, the glory which you have given me, I have given them, in order that they might be one even as we are one,
23 I in them and you in me, in order that they, having been brought to the complete state with respect to oneness, may persist in that state of completeness, to the end that the world might be understanding that you sent me on a mission and that you loved them even as you loved me. (my emphasis)
Love in its true and fullest form, is always Reciprocal.
As if this weren’t enough for us to be certain that He desires to be fully known, co-joined to Him, we were caught up in spirit into the existence and experience of this Kenosis-caught up into Christ, into God, seated in heavenly places. Ephesians 2:6, Col. 3:3 & 10
We are placed into the most secure place, directly into the receivership of the kenosis of God. The heart space of His fullness-His very bosom.
For out of His fullness (abundance) we have All received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one Grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favorand gift [heaped] upon gift. (Amplified) John 1:16
The fullness o His heart is emptied into the earth, into us; Holy Spirit abiding and indwelling us, gracing us and enabling us to explore the heights and widths and depths and breadths of this vast boundlessness
Love revolutions (cycles).
bring resolutions (clarity)
1Corinthians 2: 10…as the scripture says: “What no one ever saw or heard what no one ever thought could happen, is the very thing God prepared for those who love him.”
To us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through HisSpirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny]…….
12 Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God. Isaiah’s question, “Is there anyone around who knows God’s Spirit, anyone who knows what he is doing?” has been answered:
Christ knows, and We Have Christ’s Spirit.”
Being secure within the fullness of Divine Kenosis, we understand how it can be true, that there is no room for fear in Love and no withholding. Kenosis, its perfected state, displaces all fear. 1John 4:18 & 19
First we were fully loved; now we may fully love.
As He is, so We Are.
Before the foundations of the world, with great detail and care, He planned to share the grace of kenosis with mankind-
In the face of mankind’s self love, He self-emptied.
Page after page of God’s journal reveals it was always His intent to fulfill our desire above all we would ask or think. How Adam and Eve “knew” each other and how they knew God was a mere “image” of the union He planned with us-the Indwelling Presence joined with ours.
So you also are complete through your union with Christ who is the head over every ruler and authority. Colossians 2:9
“What do you think the scriptures mean when they say God longs jealously for the human spirit He has placed within us? James 4:5-6&8
(Greek 1971 ἐπιποθέω from 1909 and potheo (to yearn); to dote upon, i.e. intensely crave possession (lawfully or wrongfully):–(earnestly) desire (greatly), (greatly) long (after), lust. Strongs concordance.
Or that Holy Spirit placed within us, opposes our envy? (Greek 1971)But He gives us more Grace, (to be satiated; satisfied by Him, (Greek 5485)
Come close to God and He will come close to You
He’s longing to be Known