So we’re talking about experience, and we
talked about how, experience is not necessarily an outward, tangible thing; it’s an inward
thing. But it often overflows into an outward, tangible
thing. Which leads me to this question: talk to me
about ecstatic experiences. I know this is sort of a different level,
but — Right.
Well, I asked an old nun one time if she experiences ecstasy in prayer, and her answer
was amazing. She said, “These things are only for the faithful.”
And I think she nailed something on the head when she said that.
These raptures, delight type of experiences I have not seen then happen to people who
were inconsistent. I’ve seen them happen to two types of people,
or people who do two things: number one, they’re faithful in prayer; and number two: they are
resigned to just being with Him for extended periods of time.
I’ve had many ecstatic experiences and most of them happened after six to eight hours
of just straight being with Jesus. like I — like I’ve told you, I’ve done
extended times and every single one of them He met me in a way that was unexplainable. And they were very ecstatic. very — beyond anything that could ever
be communicated. They are incommunicable, to the core.
They — they bliss — even the body gets blissed to the point where, they’re like electric
currents of bliss going through your being. And, everything changes.
Why do you think that happens, what is that? I think He’s coming close.
You know exactly what I’m talking about. When He comes really close we can’t take it.
Our physical bodies are unable — they’re not fit for glory.
In other words they’re not ready for the Lord. That’s why we get a new one so that we can
be around Him. You know, the way that He desires us to be.
You know, so when He gets real close — you remember in Brownsville, you know, and even
in your meetings now some people will get around you, and the glory of God is so strong
on you they can’t stand up. They fall down; they shake.
It’s because the glory of God is so strong that the physical body, the muscles and sinews,
everything, it responds, to the glory of the Lord.
And is this something that you think every Christian can experience, or this for — I
mean I know it’s for the faithful but for anyone?
Yes, anyone who will seek Him, or find Him. And this is part of finding Him.
It’s part of seeing Him, it’s part of beholding the glory of God, which is, by the way, the
only way to be transformed into the image of Jesus, according to the scriptures.