Hello Precious One!
Ever soaked in a bath tub or in a hot tub? You lay down in warm or hot water and let the water relax body. Your body is in the receiving mode, receiving the relaxation caused by the sustained influence of the warm water. Sometimes people will put on soft music to help with the relaxation process so they can go deeper in state of relaxation. Some people put oils in the water for fragrance and a greater ability to absorb the warm water into a deeper place in their skin. The longer you soak, the greater is the influence the water has on you.
There was a movement in the Body of Christ about five to ten years back where people would soak in the presence and Love of the Father. There would be “soaking” nights. People would come together, turn on mostly soft instrumental music and soak. They would not read scriptures or pray with their minds, they would simply soak in the outpouring of the Love of the Father. “God has poured out His Love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given to us.” Romans 5:5.
I went to a soaking class for two and half days before a Father Loves You Conference in Toronto. They taught us to just sit or lie down and receive the Love of the Father that was always being poured into our hearts. We were just absorbing the Father’s Love into the depths of our hearts! We were putting ourselves under the influence of the Father’s Love to go deep within us. We put ourselves in the receiving mode. We would quiet our minds and entire being down, so that the noise of the world was put a bay. “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10.
Some people would experience great visions and have powerful encounters with the Father through the Holy Spirit, but others of us would not experience anything. Even though I rarely experienced anything while soaking, I knew in the depths of my heart that the Truth of the outpouring of His Love was being poured in and that the transformation was occurring by Faith. I would not feel anything most of the time, but I would see or sense greater power, anointing and presence upon me later! So soaking never seemed like a waste of time to me, even though I would not feel hardly anything, but I would always see greater manifestations of the Spirit upon me!!!!!!!
It seems like the more I soak in His outpouring of His Love, the greater His presence fills me! Now, there is like a craving inside of me to spend time soak in His Love. Sometimes, I even wonder if I am soaking too much with the neglect of doing ministry. Most people think soaking is a waste of time and say that you should be always doing something concrete and physical. They are not realizing that soaking in His Loving, all-powerful Presence is doing something concrete and very practical.
Most of us live in this state of mind that is very busy, active and many times, anxious. Soaking is training our minds and bodies to quiet down and be still before our God and listen and receive from Him! The Spirit is always leading us if we will quiet ourselves down to receive His guiding. The Father is always speaking to us, Psalms 139:17-18, so we need to quiet ourselves down to hear His voice.
If we are always talking to God, if we are always speaking, and speaking and speaking, even if it is the Word of God, we will not hear His voice as well, because we are not listening. Ever spent time with someone who would not stop talking? You cannot get a word into the conversation because they are so busy talking!
MY HEART GREW HOT WITHIN ME, AND AS I MEDITATED, THE FIRE BURNED; THEN I SPOKE WITH MY TONGUE.” Psalms 39:3
Jesus only did and said what He saw and heard His Father doing and saying. In order to see and hear the Father, Jesus had to be still, quiet himself down and look and listen to the Father. We can do Christianity in our best ability or we can soak and marinade ourselves in The Father’s abilities and Love. The more we soak, receive, absorb, in His outpouring of Love through the Holy Spirit, the more of HIS Life and Love we will manifest in us!!!!!!! “Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” You want to manifest the heavenly realms, then we devote ourselves to soaking in this realm which is the greatest expression of the Father’s heart!!!!!!!!!
Jerry Brown 11-4-2013