This month’s University gathering helped me to see that there are two types of consecration. From the previous article we can see that we want to have an Upper Room consecration in order for the Lord to move on this earth, rather than a general consecration. Even though this may seem like an individual matter, it is actually something corporate. Just like Eve is a type of the Church, something corporate to fulfil God’s heart’s desire. Eve was not created but was built out of Adam.
I enjoyed recently that Christ wants us to enjoy Him as the topstone! We always enjoy Christ as the Redeeming Lamb, but how much should we be enjoying Christ as the building stone (Zech 4:7). Here we see that redemption issues in building. The Lord needs His people to have an Upper Room Consecration in order for the accomplishing of His building. Consecration does not mean that we agree to do something for God but that we agree to allow God to do something for us.
Our eyes need to be open to see the heavenly vision, but our heart must be warm toward the Lord. That’s why in the morning we were encouraged as young people to be romantic towards the Lord. Play guitar, play piano, sing to Him, that’s what the Bible says (Psalm 100, Eph 5:17-19), singing with your heart, with our heart, He is worthy to receive all of our heart.
By the Lord’s mercy we would see the vision, count the cost, pay the price, live a life of no regrets. We should pray “Lord, through Your mercy, make me the one who is in the upper room, make me one of Your overcomers! I need Your mercy and Your grace.”