Heaven Is a Realm of Pure Imagination
All spirits are natures and all natures have certain characteristics that define their character.
When you are governed and ruled by the sinful, instinctual nature of the flesh and its characteristic pride, vanity, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival, that is what forms and defines your character.
When you truly overcome the instinctual nature of your flesh and put to death (crucify) its characteristic pride, etc., and surrender yourself absolutely to absolute, true love (God IS love), and allow yourself to be led and directed by love and love alone, according to true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute, true equanimity, humility and cooperativeness (brotherly love), without the slightest care in the world, like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish, then the characteristics of His divine nature transform your character, into that of an absolutely perfect gentleman or gentlewoman of His true love, a true saint.
This is what He is trying to make of us all and the truth is, that you can't possibly come close to being a perfect gentleman or gentlewoman in your own strength. Only in His presence, in His Holy Ghost, which is the presence of His divine nature and characteristics, in absolute, supernatural power and glory, are you able to be transformed into the true nature and character of Christ, a child of the LIVING God.
The legal eagles, are so bound up in the letter of the law (scriptures) and adhering to legalities, that they are far from being like little children and have little or no imagination and they have not experienced the presence of His Holy Ghost, in absolute reality.
"Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered."Luke 11:52
Most people experience the Holy Spirit as a guiding voice, but He is so, so much more than that! Yes, He is guiding you in the virtuous ways of God's true love, by directing you to think, talk and walk like a saint. He reveals things to you and whispers in your ear, "be humble", "be honest", "be forgiving", "be gracious", etc. However, when the work is done and He has shown you all you need to see, His presence comes upon you in absolute, supernatural power and glory, and transforms you, absolutely.
He won't come before, for while you are willing and THINK you're ready, that doesn't mean you are ABLE to allow your every thought, word and deed to be governed and dictated by His absolute love, and think, talk and walk like a TRUE saint, and if He came before you're truly ready, willing and ABLE, you would resist instinctually and He would have to depart from you. For He will only remain with you, if you are TRULY ready, willing and able to forsake all and live for love, with ALL your heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely).
Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising.Acts 17:29
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.2 Peter 1:2-4
Let those who have the ears to hear and eyes to see, get the bigger picture...
Virtue of the Week
Characteristic of the lamb
Service is cooperating with others and making a difference in their lives. You consider their needs as important as your own. Be helpful without waiting to be asked. Do every job with excellence. When you act with a spirit of service, you can change the world.
But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves.Luke 22:26