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Steve Porter: "A Glimpse into the Heart of Jesus - He Is Drawing Close"

Steve Porter
Jun 4, 2023

From the Desks of Steve Shultz and Julie A. Smith:

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If you're wanting to walk in intimacy with the Lord in a fresh new way, we encourage you to read the following word from Steve Porter.

Steve Porter and I (Steve) had the same spiritual father, Wade Taylor...and he imparted to us many things before he graduated to Heaven.

In Steve Porter's recent word, you will receive a glimpse into the heart of Jesus as he says:

"I am drawing close to you," says the Lord.

You will begin to sense His nearness—perhaps just a little at first, but that presence will grow within you, and you will know He is drawing close. By humbling yourself before the great awesomeness of your God, the blocks and barriers that keep you apart will break down. You are invited to kneel before Him and ask humbly for healing and revelation, that you may gain more understanding of His unfathomable greatness and redemption.

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While in prayer, I received this picture and revelation from the Lord. I pray it touches your heart today:

You are standing at a gate with questions swirling in your mind. You can hardly believe your eyes when you're approached by a regal figure dressed in a stunning white robe. You instinctively shrink away, unsure of how to address such a magnificent Savior, Jesus Christ. Suddenly, you feel self-conscious, wondering if you've failed to meet His expectations. But then something beautiful happens—He comes closer, wrapping you in a comforting embrace that instantly erases all anxiety. His love radiates warmth and understanding, making the fear and dread melt away in an instant.

When you look into the eyes of Jesus, an immense love and delight fills your heart with a joy unspeakable and full of glory. It's almost as if He knows you better than you know yourself, including all the things you've done wrong. But instead of responding with judgment or criticism, He reaches out with tender, unconditional love. When you ask for forgiveness and repent, turning with a sincere and contrite heart, He instantly grants it to you, exchanging your old robe of shame and guilt for a new robe of righteousness—making it as if you've never sinned at all.

The Lord looks at you with love and compassion, aware of your struggles. When the darkness has seemed too heavy, He has always been there for you, even when your pillow has been drenched with tears. He has never left your side for a moment, even though it may have felt as if you were all alone at times. His promises remain true no matter what life throws your way. He will never leave you or forsake you. You can't even begin to imagine the amazing plans He has for you—how His heart is moved when He considers you, a precious child under His protection. His peace is always there for you, so cherish and claim it, knowing that out of the darkest moments come rays of light brighter than the dazzling sunshine.

A Place of Peace and Freedom

"I will bring you peace and freedom," says the Lord.

I hear the Lord softly whisper to you that He wants nothing more than to bring you to a place of peace and freedom. He asks you not to be distracted by the lies of the enemy, but rather to cast your gaze on Him and trust in His love, knowing that no matter how softly you pray, He hears it, and runs to answer. (Photo via Pexels)

Your King might appear distant at times, but He is always near. He just wants you to take that fact to the bank and cash the check, believing whole-heartedly that He is always faithful. Nothing can steal the joy and peace we enjoy when we keep our focus on His face. So cast your worries at His feet, knowing that He cares for you and is faithful to keep His promises. What He says, He will do.

You may feel that you are a hopeless case, but I want you to know that the Lord does not see it that way. He wants to help you obtain a deeper life in Him, one of joy and fulfillment. Let Him take your hand and lead you through the ditches and traps of the enemy. As you walk with Him, His angel armies will back you up, protecting you from all harm. If only your senses could access the spirit realm, you would witness these spiritual guardians standing faithfully at your side! No obstacle should prevent you from embracing the unconditional love of your Savior; He is always here for you! From Scripture, we know that no weapon formed against us will prosper (Isaiah 54:17).

He Is Making a Way

"I will make a way for you," says the Lord.

It is heartwarming to know that the heavenly Bridegroom, who loves you unconditionally, desires for you to take a step closer to Him. Your wonderful Father yearns for your company, simply because He loves you and wants a close relationship with you. In His presence, you will be filled up, encouraged, led, and given wisdom and a brand-new hope. In the secret place of communion with Him, He will make a way for you to accomplish things you thought to be impossible.

The Lord invites you to take hold of His hand and walk with Him—to remove anything that stands between you and Him so that He can draw you closer. He wants you to humbly ask so that you can receive a revelation of the unfathomable greatness and redemptive work that He has done for you. When we respond to these mercies with humility, we are blessed with healing, peace and joy. The Lord Jesus knows we're all full of worries, anxieties and doubts; regardless of this, He promises us Himself. If we just take His hand in humility, He will manifest Himself to us.

He Is Drawing Close

"I am drawing close to you," says the Lord.

You will begin to sense His nearness—perhaps just a little at first, but that presence will grow within you, and you will know He is drawing close. By humbling yourself before the great awesomeness of your God, the blocks and barriers that keep you apart will break down. You are invited to kneel before Him and ask humbly for healing and revelation, that you may gain more understanding of His unfathomable greatness and redemption.

In this moment, allow yourself to humbly experience an intimacy with Jesus like never before, as His presence envelops you like a warm blanket, wrapping around you with warmth and security. The Lord is standing by your side; won't you trust Him and follow Him into His inner chambers? He awaits you there in the holy of holies. (Photo via Pxfuel)

If it seems there's a wall of separation between the two of you, ask Him to search your heart and remove any hindrance so that you can walk in power, moving in the Spirit as never before. In that place, the glory of the Lord will fill your heart so that others can see Jesus in you and want Him for themselves. Tell Him what you need, share everything with Him, and let Him change you into the person He's always intended you to be. I promise you won't regret it. Go now.

Questions to Ask Yourself

Take a few moments to ponder on these questions:

1. How would your perception of yourself change if you truly believed in Jesus' unconditional love and forgiveness?

2. What barriers or hindrances prevent you from fully embracing the peace and freedom offered by the Lord?

3. In what way can you cultivate a deeper relationship with Jesus and experience His presence more tangibly in your life?

4. How does the concept of humility play a role in opening up the possibility of encountering Jesus on a deeper level?

5. Reflecting on your own experiences, how have you witnessed the transformative power of Jesus' love and how has it impacted your life?

In the presence of Jesus, fear dissolves, love overflows, and lives are forever changed!

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Steve Porter
Refuge Ministries


Steve and Diane Porter have dedicated their lives to helping others experience a deeper relationship with God. Through their work with Refuge Ministries and Deeper Life Press, they have created resources that touch lives all over the globe. Steve has a special anointing to bring forth the deep truths of the Spirit, and his books, articles, and videos have helped people draw closer to God. The Porters live near Rochester, NY, and their greatest joy is to share the incredible love of their wonderful Lord.

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June 8-10, 2023
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46 Glasgow Ave, Deer Park, NY
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