Met by Love

MetbyLoveWhen we sing, “There is no one like You, Lord,” what we’re saying is that God is holy. Holiness is God’s altogether otherness. But it’s more than just being different.

It also means that no one loves us like He does. As one of my favorite lines in another song goes, “You can love me more in a moment than other lovers can in a lifetime.”

What we need to understand about our worship is that it’s nothing like Old Testament worship. Under the Old Covenant, the best one could see is the back-side of God. Moses asked God to show him His glory, but God would not allow Moses to see His face (see Exod.33:14-23). But, now, because we are placed in Christ, we enjoy Jesus’ face-to-face fellowship in the Godhead! And as we behold Him our life is transformed into His likeness, in ever-increasing glory.

This worship upgrade is what Paul was trying to tell us here:

But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?
12 Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech— 13 unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. 15 But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. 16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Cor. 3:7-8, 12-18 NKJV)

Beloved, when we are met by Love the Spirit removes the “veil” that keeps us hiding from God. His perfect love has driven all orphan-hearted fear away. You now know there’s nothing separating you from Him. You know that His presence doesn’t just go with you; He is in you; you are forever in Him. You understand that the heart-expression “we can run straight into Your arms unafraid” simply means there’s nothing holding you back from being fully embraced by Love.

Do you understand what I’m saying? Because Love met us on the Cross, you and I literally now have Jesus’ face-to-face fellowship with this “altogether-other” Father through the communion of the Holy Spirit residing in us.

Unlike Moses, we can now sing, “Every time we worship we see Your face!”

This worship song by United Pursuit expresses this encounter with the Lover of our soul. Let Love meet you anew today. Because every time we do, there is greater freedom…there is upgrade in our worship…we are changed…from glory to glory!

Met By Love
By Brandon Hampton |Brock Human | Michael Ketterer | Will Reagan
© Capitol CMG Genesis (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
United Pursuit Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

There is none
None like You
Who can know my heart like you do
For all creation sings your song
I will join with them declaring your glory

We can run straight into your arms unafraid
‘Cos every time we need you we’re met by love
And we can lift our hands to heaven full of faith
‘Cos every time we worship we see your face

We see your face

There is no one like you Lord, you Lord

CCLI# 7047286

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About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 37 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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2 Responses to Met by Love

  1. Fully agree, Mel.

    In John 1, where it says: “in the beginning, the word was with God, and the word was god….” etc.

    The word “with” in this statement is the greek word called “pros”.

    It literally means, “in the begining the word was turned towards god, and the word was god.”

    Basically, it means that Jesus is sitting face to face with His Father, turned towards Him, face to face. Since, we’re in Christ, so are we. You should check out Baxter Kruger’s teacing on the 3 chairs, if you’ve not already done so. He’s got some awesome revelation on this.

    Blessings,

    John

    • Mel Wild says:

      Thanks John. I’ve seen the three chairs illustration by Baxter Kruger before. Great way to understand the trinity. What I really like about what this says about God is that He is about relationship and love, first and foremost. He has never been alone, and we are never alone, because we are in Christ’s relationship with the Father in the Godhead. Pretty awesome!
      Blessings.

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