When God brings you to the place of silence, when you no longer have anything to say or add, you have found a high place. When the flesh has been brought into such submission that there are no longer questions of or to the Lord one has truly found the Christ within. To take no thought for your life or what to wear and really believe that God is aware and responsive to such mundane things exemplify a oneness Jesus calls for in John. One mind, one body, one spirit, you in him he in you until you are completely One. The protocol then is the work of Christ to establish and to carry out. I say only those things I hear my Lord say. I do my Father’s work with knowledge that there is nothing to add to that which is perfect and in compliance with the master plan of God. Realizing that there is absolutely nothing in the wisdom of mankind to foster the furtherance of the Kingdom of God then a new part of the Body of Christ has been made ready to function in unison with that new mind that does not seek it’s own. Why do you say Lord, Lord, and not do the things I say? The flesh is a powerful adversary to a Christ Consciousness and akin to Satan declaring that he (flesh) can build a tower that can reach into heaven and have a throne greater than that of God. We are taught from early childhood that we can do great things and build wonderful lives with proper education and good jobs that afford us great wealth to buy the things of luxury and reach the great Plateau of Success. The I in this process is the focal point of all our attention and constant comparisons are drawn as to how one might compare to another on the ladder of recognition and accomplishment. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with accumulating wealth or status, it is of concern if that is the sum total of a person’s existence where the focus is entirely on ones own life.
The flesh is extremely powerful, and constantly demands it be cared for and nurtured no matter what. I have asked myself several times if I would be one of the disciples found by Jesus to be sleeping while he prayed to the Father. Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Knowing that Jesus was about to sacrifice his life for me and you and yet our flesh demanded sleep? And when confronted with bodily harm I say Jesus? No I do not know of him. The carnal will absolutely shout for survival at any cost whether it be at the expense of another or withholding something another might need simply because of greed. This monster of flesh is the overcoming challenge to everyone who may consider themselves a follower of Christ Jesus.
This process of coming to Silence before God and to so totally trust him that you can let go of “self” preservation is surely a fire that kindles a great tempest and if not for the Spirit of the Lord, impossible. We all say we love the Lord, we sing love songs unto Him, we say “Praise the Lord” but when Jesus asks you Do you love me? Like Peter do we finally say, “You know Lord”. Do you love and trust me enough to cease from your worries and fear? Can you sit and wait upon me for one hour? Can you be still and know I am God? Does this have anything to do with “The Still Small Voice of God?