by | Nov 9, 2023 | Prophetic | 3 comments

Some days, I will get an image or impression from the Lord not knowing what He is saying to me at the time. Yesterday, I saw a large porch, the kind older homes had that was large enough for families to gather without an agenda and interact with those who passed by. The image offered me a good and stable feeling.

This morning, I read about Moses going to the top of the mountain with the elders, and then I came upon the following verse. As Moses and the elders climbed the mountain, “There they saw the God of Israel” (Exodus 24:10).   They were there by God’s invitation, not by their assumption. The next verse states, “And though these nobles of Israel gazed upon God, he did not destroy them. In fact, they ate a covenant meal, eating and drinking in his presence!” (vs. 11). 

The elders of Israel were invited to sit before the God of all worlds to eat and drink in His presence. That Old Testament image was a foretaste of what was coming when Jesus rose from the dead and offered us something new – porch time as His friends.

I tried to imagine what it would be like if the Lord invited me to a porch-like experience. I would never want to become so casual in my relationship with Jesus that I would forget the One inviting me to sit with Him was the God who created the universe by just speaking it into existence. I would still be looking over my shoulder from time to time to gaze upon Him in wonder as I ate and drank in His presence.

Our relationship with Jesus must include both majesty and familiarity. Without those two elements in place and functioning, we will miss what is needed to have a healthy relationship with Him and those who sit with us on the porch.


  1. Marjorie

    is the Whole of our Existence!
    Covenant Intimacy With
    YESHUA Messiah- HIS SON
    and each other!! Glory!!!!

  2. Galen Wright

    I think my favorite scene in the bible is Peter’s frantic swim to be with Jesus on the beach, BBQing up some fresh Galilean Talapia or what-not. Peter seemed highly aware of Jesus as Lord, especially in light of his recent denials, yet unable to quell his longing to be with his long-lost best friend.

  3. Daniel W.

    “Now that we know what we have Jesus, our great, High Priest with whom we have complete access to God, let’s not let this reality slip through our fingers.
    We don’t have a priest who is obtuse to our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, and experienced it all, all but the sin. So let’s go boldly to His throne of grace and receive the grace, the help and mercy in time of need.”
    Hebrews 4:16-17


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