Written by His Grace Jan. 19, 2003

By: Kevin K. O’Connor

 

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Main thought: To share the contrast between the language we use to communicate now compared to the language of Heaven.

 

 

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Learning the Heavenly Language

 

When I first came to Christ as a young boy at the age of nine, my heart’s desire was to live for the One Who purchase my life with His. As I looked into His Word, I saw where if I could remain happily single I’d be better off and could serve Him more completely. Well, I said to myself, that’s what I’ll do, I’ll remain single and serve Him all my life. Well, little did I know that God had different plans for me and being happily single wasn’t one of them. And, I’m grateful, but you know, when I came into the realization that being single wasn’t in God’s plan for me, I knew that I had to grow in my understanding of what made a good husband. And so, I began reading many good Christian books on the subject in preparation of being all I could be for my wife to be. I didn’t even have anyone in mind to marry at the time but I had finally surrendered to the fact that being single wasn’t in my future. As I began to study and prepare my heart, God took care of causing the paths of myself and my future wife to cross.

 

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In the same way, our Lord desires us to prepare our hearts for our union with Him. There is a Heavenly language that the world doesn’t speak, a Heavenly Life that is not lived in this world. In this life it seems that out of the three parts of our being, Spirit, soul, and body, that the body is the predominant one. And so while here, we tend to listen to it more than the spiritual part of our being. But, not so in the Life to come, oh we’ll still have a body but then it will be a spiritual one. A body that is governed by the spiritual realm and not the physical. 1 Corinthians 15:52-54 52in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."[1]

 

And, just as the physical body now gets its nourishment from the physical realm, so

then our Spiritual body will get its nourishment from the Spiritual realm. Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, (Whole Chapter: Romans 14 In context: Romans 14:16-18) So, as God has taught me to prepare for those things to come in my life, my heart’s desire is to prepare for this Spiritual life even though now I’m here in the body.

 

And even though now, when it seems like my Spiritual man has to put up with my physical man trying to call the shots, I’m learning that the more I listen to the Spirit and what He desires, the less I’m following after the flesh and what it desires. I’m learning that as I live God’s Word like His Word in Psalms 37:4 which states “Psalm 37 4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” That it is true! I find myself caring less and less for those things that are here and gone and desiring more and more those things that are eternal. I find my thoughts are filled with worship and praise unto Him. I’m finding it easier and easier to lay aside my pride and what I want for what others want because this life is not it.

 

And as I look into His Word, that which I’ve grown to trust and love as I’ve applied it within my life, I see a language that is spoken that is not of this world. This language is not of the physical part of me that it is here and gone but eternal. This is the Heavenly Language that is of the Spirit and not of the flesh. And, since my desire is to prepare now for my eternal walk with Him, I desire to learn this language. And, just as our physical language consists of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs and the like, so too, the Heavenly Language has its structure from which all of the words spoken are clearly understood. Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (Whole Chapter: Galatians 5 In context: Galatians 5:21-23) So then, instead of the structure of the language being nouns, pronouns, and the like, it will be Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, and Faithfulness.

 

Just as learning the language here below comes from listening with our ears, so the Heavenly One comes from listening with our Hearts what God’s word speaks to us; 2 Peter 1:3-11 3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-

control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. 10Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, 11and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

The closer I draw near to Him, the more I desire to speak His Language and not that of this world. And, although we are all passing through this life, let us all learn how to prepare for the language of the heart the Heavenly Language that is Righteousness, Peace, and Joy in the Holy Spirit! And, that language will be learned as we draw near to the Author; Colossians 1:26-28 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: The Riches of the glory of the mystery among the gentiles, Christ in us, the Hope of Glory! May He ever teach us how to listen to His Heart that ours may be renewed in Him and that we may learn the Heavenly language!

 

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