I Want Those Who Are Desperate For Me
Visions, Revelations and Messages
Two nights ago, after a long period of waiting upon the Lord all day and night, the Lord came upon me and revealed certain things to me. I want to specifically write on one of the things He said to me. He said to me, ” I want those who want me, I want those who are desperate for me.” The Lord had spoken to me several times in the past about hunger, passion, thirst, craving and need as relates to wanting Him and His divine presence. This time around He used a word that struck a deep chord within me – desperate.
Most of the time, we sing some of the worship songs about needing the Lord and being desperate for Him without any emotion or understanding. We sing those songs without realizing that underneath those songs lie deep spiritual wisdom and reality.
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. John 7:37-38
Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. John 22:17
To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment (Revelation 21:6 ESV)
God wants desperate men and women to cry out to Him in heartfelt, persistent, passionate desire for His presence. This prayer comes from a place of necessity and need. We need Him, period. Those who are not seeking Him with hunger and thirst are still blind to their naked state and need. They are not putting on their white garments but are content. They think they do not need Him but they are very wrong.
“Because you say, ’I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ – and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked – (Revelation 3:17 NKJV)
“I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. (Revelation 3:18 NKJV)
It is only a desperate man that will take great measures to seek the Lord. It is only a man that is aware of his desperation that will forsake all else and seek the Lord. We all need Him but unfortunately, we are not all aware of this desperation or need. Many of us are unconsious, asleep or in a deep spiritual coma regarding our spiritual need for the Lord.
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. Psalm 42:1
As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. Psalm 42:1
To pant is to be out of breath or short of breath. To pant is to gasp for air. The presence of God is our spiritual air and oxygen. The presence of God is our spiritual food and the word of God is our soul food. We need both.
The presence of God is our spiritual and living water. A wise man knows that he cannot survive without constant supply and intake of water. We cannot be spiritually healthy, strong and effective without our spiritual water.
If you are not desperate for the presence of God, it will show in your nonchalant and lukewarm prayer life. Your prayer will not be hot, fervent, heartfelt and sincere. It will be cold, tepid or lukewarm. Those who are not desperate for the Lord are those who will spend every minute of their prayer lives asking for everything else and every physical blessing but will never ask for the constant infilling and overflowing presence of the Lord. Your heart will always be where your treasure is. Their treasure is not the Lord and sometimes you can not differentiate such believers from non believers. They are full of worldly desires, greed, cravings, lusts and needs but ignore the Holy Spirit.
Desperation, passion, longing, hunger, thirst and desire are so important when seeking the fire or presence of the Holy Spirit. God wants us to want Him, need Him and be desperate for Him. Do we care enough to respond to this Holy call?
May great grace be upon us in Jesus name.