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You Were Designed to Live Fascinated in God

“I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them” (Jn. 17:26)

One of the most profound truths of the Bible is that God reveals God to your spirit to awaken love within. It takes God’s power to love God. There is nothing more pleasurable or exhilarating than loving God by the power of God. The Father’s love is supernaturally poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 5:5). Your desire for God is God’s gift to you. Our desire for God is an expression of His desire for us. God created your spirit with seven principal longings. These longings draw you to Him and reflect His glory. They are the longing for the assurance that you are enjoyed by God, the longing to be fascinated, the longing to be beautiful, the longing to be great, the longing for intimacy without shame, the longing to be wholehearted (passionate), and the longing for significance with lasting impact. Each longing is a reflection of God’s personality. You and I were made in His image; these longings enable us to walk with Jesus as His eternal companion. They give us insight into how

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God created our spirit. They reflect His creative genius. These “in built cravings” will be within us forever. That’s why you have a great appetite for pleasure. You won’t be able to remove these longings by repenting of them. Rather, you must repent of seeking to fulfill them outside of your relationship with Jesus. It’s like this: you have a God-shaped vacuum (emptiness) until you are touched by God. Yes, God created you with a great appetite for pleasure. The Holy Spirit will answer these basic longings, knowing they will not be fully satisfied in this age. As you seek to answer these longings in your relationship with Jesus, you will experience the “superior pleasures” of the gospel. In this way, you can walk free from the dominion of the “inferior pleasures” of sin. The result is that you are empowered to love Jesus more. The tension of your life is in seeking to satisfy these longings outside of God’s will. Each of these longings has a counterfeit: the essence of temptation is to seek to satisfy these longings outside of God’s will. As the Lord’s return draws near, many will walk in unprecedented measures of perversion. There will be a great increase of murder, pornography, and witchcraft (Rev. 9:21). They did not repent of their murders or sorceries or sexual immorality or thefts. (Rev. 9:21)

In the face of escalating sin, God will bring His people to victory. Jesus will return for a prepared Bride. Only satisfied people who are happy in God will be equipped to stand in this hour. “He might present her to Himself a glorious church…holy and without blemish.” (Eph. 5:27) God can empower you to live fascinated in Him and overcome the darkness around you. Much Blessings Pablo Perez

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You Were Designed to Live Fascinated in God