As our 2015 Tomorrow People conference is less than 3 months away, we thought it would be a good time to get the rest of the 2014 podcasts out to give you all a taste of last year, to encourage you to get your tickets sorted for this year’s conference (link to event page).
At the start of the second day of the Tomorrow People 2014 conference, Ian Clayton treated us to a simple yet powerful teaching on the mystic secret to powerful encounters with God… which is of course, cultivating an intimate relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as a priority, rather than seeking encounters themselves.
In our ‘success driven’ society, and our human deep insecurities that make us seek approval of people, it is so easy to desire supernatural encounters with the Father, almost as a badge to wave around, or to prove to people that we deeply spiritual. But the Father seeks lovers, not achievers.
Corinthians 13:1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. 3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Let’s return to our first love and make the first thing first: loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, strength, seeking first Him, that all else can be given to us.
This is the true mystic secret to amazing spiritual encounters with the Father and the heavenly realms.
Fall in love. Be encouraged. Be empowered. Be delivered.