“Ohhhhh . . . I get it.” I heard my grandson say over his math homework.
There’s nothing sweeter than a revelation. Suddenly, your brow smooths out, a smile breaks across your face, understanding has come. Bliss.
It’s like this: Revelation
What is a revelation? “It’s a surprising and previously unknown fact. The divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence or the world.” (Dictionary)
Have you ever had an ah-ha moment with God? I love it when He illuminates the Scriptures and something I might have read over and over suddenly comes alive in a new way. It makes me want to jump up and preach. It’s when His Holy Spirit turns the written word (logos) into the speaking word (rehma). That’s when it becomes a “kiss” to our hearts.
The Bible talks about all sorts of kisses. The kiss of a friend, a parent, even an enemy. But, there is one kiss that is saved for the expression of love between a husband and wife. The kiss of betrothal as in the Song of Solomon.
“Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth, for Your love is better that wine.” Song 1:2
Is it possible God wants to “kiss” us. How?
“It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word which goes out through God’s mouth” (Matthew 4:4)
Words are the fruit of our lips. God’s Word is the fruit of God’s mouth . . . the fruit of His lips. When we embrace God’s Word into the intimate chambers of our heart, it is like a “kiss” to our spirits from the Lord. But, there’s even more . . .
The word “kiss” obviously means: to touch with the lips as a sign of love, reverence, or greeting. But the Hebrew definition adds another dimension. It means to equip with weapons.
Jesus models it for us: When He was tempted in the desert, Jesus used the Word (the fruit of His lips) to rebuke Satan when He said, “It is written.”
1. The definition of the word worship is to kiss toward! Wow. That means when we worship Him we are sending Him kisses. Think about that a minute.
2. “Every man shall kiss his lips who gives a right answer.” When we lift God’s Word (our right answer) back to Him, we are also sending Him kisses. And, in our relationships, when we answer honestly, with integrity, from a pure heart, we delight the Lord with sweet kisses.
3. “Through Him then let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of (our) lips giving thanks to His name.” (Hebrews 13:15) When we give thanks, we are sending Him kisses.
There is so much here. I hope you have a “ah-ha” moment as your read this. Isn’t it proof that God wants intimacy with us. This is the place of deepest joy and satisfaction this side of Heaven.
Father, please open the Word to us. Enlighten our hearts with Your Spirit today. May be lean in for Your kiss. In Jesus name, amen.