Practical Ideas for Growing in Intimacy 

By Jessica S.  and Jane Johnson Founder of Ecclesia Framework 

FIRST LOVE GATE AND GATEWAYS -Open your First Love Gateway by declaring Jesus is your first love and by faith ask Jesus to walk through your gateways with you and cleanse and open it wide. Pray in tongues, visualize the gateway and see Jesus pour His river of life and cleansing blood through it. You should feel a renewed passion for Him as your Beloved. You should have a pain in your heart that keeps you from things that grieve Him.

KETUBAH- Marriage Covenant

Seek to write your Ketubah out, your bridal agreement with Jesus. See Ian Clayton’s teaching on Ketubah. Ask Jesus to show you in your wedding garments.

GARDEN OF YOUR HEART

Ask Jesus to garden with you in the garden of your heart. Speak to Him in your garden. When you have done some righteous act you can plant the seeds in your garden to bear fruit. You may see things grow like trees with crowns or swords on it.  You can Journal out conversations with Him. Ask Him what He thinks of you.

WATERFALL AT THE SOURCE OF THE RIVER

Spend time with Him around the  waterfall where the river of Life comes out of the Mountain of God . Let Him take you on adventures with Him simply to spend time away in heaven with Him. This may be swimming together, exploring beautiful places, walking around mountains or flying. Set your desire on a place you want to go with Him. Enter in through Jesus the Door.

THE THRONE OF GRACE

Envision the throne room and your Father seated there. Come boldly before His throne of grace as the Scripture says and sit with Him, present your heart ask Him to show you how He sees you and to give you the affirmation and encouragement you need.

ENTANGLE YOUR DNA WITH THE TRINITY ( TETHER TO HEAVEN)

Ask the Father to reveal His heart of love to you and your identity in Him.
By faith and your imagination visualize yourself stepping into Jesus and then into His heart and being entwined with His heart and transformed
Jesus can give us His heart. Ask. Ask for His seal on it. Ask for molding and shaping of your desires. You can step into Jesus’ heart and merge your heart with his.

USE PAIN AS  A SPRINGBOARD TO INTIMACY

When you are in painful circumstances visualize Jesus putting His arm around your shoulders and remember He never leaves you. Remember that at any moment you can bury your head into His shoulder and release the struggles and burdens to Him. Every stress, pain or temptation can be a trigger or spring board to something let the pain drive you to Jesus as your safety .

TRADE ON SEA OF GLASS FOR INTIMACY – every time you are given something like a crown or you give your time to a godly purpose.

ENTER INTO THE BRIDAL CHAMBER  OR SOAKING ROOM OR DANCE FLOOR

THis is the most intimate place as one of the four chambers of the heart. Stand before Jesus and see what happens.  Let your time away with Him be a delight and a treasured time. It is a sacred tryst and it is not as religion names it a time to “read your Bible” or get your prayers said. Be led by Him for how He wants you to spend the together. Remind yourself that you are meeting for a date with Your eternal Bridegroom who is worthy of a top priority time in your day. Not the left overs. Give the best portion of your day to Him. When you have the fewest distractions.

Deep encounters are often silent and can be in one of the four chambers of God’s heart. Set your desire upon and go by faith to the soaking room, bridal chamber of union with Jesus, the dancing floor where your DNA is changed or God’s garden. By desire go and allow the Lord to refresh you and draw you nearer. He will show you how to as you set your desire on them. Let Him guide. Just enjoy. Silence in His presence soaking in the chamber of His heart is transforming! It’s like a heavenly oil beauty treatment.

Sit and be with Him in complete silence. No need to say a word. Look on the screen of your heart and remember He is delighting right there in just being with you. He waits for us to gaze at Him and just focus our hearts on His love. Gaze at His face within you. He dwells within you. His presence never leaves you.

You are the ark of the Most Holy Place and carry His rivers of life. Begin to practice opening up and releasing the love and peace of His presence from yourself.

Make Jesus a priority over your spouse if married. Let the Lord know He is your first Love and your spouse comes second. Your spouse will be blessed when you put Jesus’ love first. This means choosing to make time with the Lord even when time is tight. This doesn’t mean we neglect our spouse as the Lord wants us to love them second in place to Jesus but it does mean we do not make marriage an idol.

CRY OUT FOR MORE EACH DAY

Ask the Lord to increase your hunger and thirst for Him. He promises to fill the hungry.

GO INTO THE COURTS TO DEAL WITH ACCUSATIONS AGAINST YOU RELATED TO INTIMACY

Repent for any pride or religion which blocks intimacy with the Lord. Ask for a pure heart. He delights in this prayer. The pure in heart are friends of God and enjoy a depth of intimacy that the proud cannot access. If coldness has crept in ask for the mantle of humility and for repentance.

Those who are intimate with God go through a process of brokenness with Him. Do not be discouraged when you see this. Realize He flows through the cracks in us. We learn intimacy often through the brokenness. He becomes all we need. We learn to depend on Him as our strength rather then ourselves. The broken have learned to not look to themselves but Him.

SIT WITH JESUS ON YOUR MOUNTAIN ON THE SEAT OF REST

Ask Jesus to sit with you on your mountain and teach you His ways and the Beatitudes. Which are the bench marks of the kingdom and intimacy with Him.

If we have a sense of being distant to God remember that our feelings often can lie

CUT SOUL TIES

Separating your soul from your body and spirit so you are untethered from the pull of the material world can be profound. You can also untether from the pull of the planets over your life.  You can do this quickly the moment you don’t feel like intimacy and would rather do something materialistic.

OPEN EVERLASTING DOORS

https://growingpeopleframework.wordpress.com/opening-everlasting-doors/

BLACK CLOUD

This is for the more mature and good to ask if you are ready to go there.The father has many different thrones some linked with his fatherly character some his role as judge and some as his role in governing . It is the fathers throne where his authority is most felt and where he is shrouded in a dark cloud . Many see tears dripping around his feet as few make it here and can only last a few seconds with the intensity !!!

I have experienced this and was profound . Restores fear of the lord .

Ian Clayton https://youtu.be/TNBX-KNpqdw
ENTANGLING

we need our DNA changed so ENTANGLING our DNA or stepping in to Jesus’ heart or into the Holy Spirit , or stepping into the mind of Christ can allow our 3 strands of DNA to be united with 9 strands from the trinity so we end up having 12 stones on our breastplate .

TENT OF MEETING

I have experienced great intimacy with Jesus here .

ENGAGING ETERNITY

We were created before the beginning of the world ( god knew us before we were born psalm 139) and were in eternity with the trinity looking like light . We can explore eternity that is the highest realm of heaven and then translate what is there along the timeline to the present and the future. I find great peace there and intense purity.

Walking in Eden

https://youtu.be/GvT0J42lmoY


IS INTIMACY OUR PRIMARY PURPOSE IN LIFE?

Video by Jane Johnson