2Cor. 12:3-4 And I know how such a man — whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows — was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.
There is always more. I can still hear the cries of prayer repeatedly cried out in our services in the mid-nineties. “MORE !” It was a simple, desperate, sincere, plea for God. We had tasted something profound that had awakened us to the awareness that there were new realms of God available to all of us. We had been shocked out of our complacent satisfaction of mediocrity by the sudden, unmistakeable appearance of the Lord Himself in our church. Don’t get me wrong, we were not ungrateful for what we had tasted, we were just aware of the infinite nature of God and wanted His visitation to deepen in our lives. We had seen that we had lived for years far below what we were now tasting and no one wanted to return to what others were calling the normal Christian life. That kind of normal would never do, we had seen that there was more, and “more” was our cry. Charles Spurgeon also spoke of other places in the upper realms of God, check it out.
“There are the common frames and feelings of repentance, and faith, and joy, and hope, which are enjoyed by the entire family; but there is an upper realm of rapture, of communion, and conscious union with Christ, which is far from being the common dwelling-place of believers. We have not all the high privilege of John, to lean upon Jesus’ bosom; nor of Paul, to be caught up into the third heaven. There are heights in experimental knowledge of the things of God which the eagle’s eye of acumen and philosophic thought hath never seen: God alone can bear us there; but the chariot in which he takes us up, and the fiery steeds with which that chariot is dragged, are prevailing prayers.”
Spurgeon said that we may never be caught up into heaven in this life like John or Paul but he also said there was a place that the “fiery steeds of prevailing prayer” would take us. Spurgeon had obviously been carried away by the Spirit into some of these ecstasies and was telling us that there are places in the Spirit available to us that can be opened to us when we call upon the name of the Lord. Those precious moments when we are caught up in the Spirit of the Lord are very significant in our lives. It is in these times that we are empowered, changed, and receive guidance and equipping for the challenges that lie before us. Our world is reeling under the birth-pangs of the coming Kingdom. Our spirits are trembling in joyful anticipation of the return of our Lord. As the problems of the world deepen our need for divine power increases. Maybe today that desperate plea is forming in your heart, you know, that cry of hunger that we lift corporately before the Lord. Can you hear it deep down inside of your heart? If so let it out. More Lord, MORE!