Experiencing heaven through the five senses of hearing, feeling, seeing, smelling and finally, tasting can draw us closer to the One who holds our hearts close to His heart, causing the objects of His affection to know Him in deeper, more intimate ways. The more acquainted we become with this all powerful King, the more His unmatched beauty, unending power, holy justice and everlasting, passionate love becomes apparent. Knowing Him like this encourages a holy passion in His Beloved, which no earthly thing, physical or abstract, compares. This goal is ultimate, surpassing all other pursuits!
Although I have experienced Jesus through the former four senses, tasting Him eludes me, but that will not hinder in the writing of this last post in the series. Because of my personal inexperience with this particular sense, I report the experience of a trustworthy man, Mr. P., who has experienced heaven through all five of his senses, taste included. He described the wonder of smelling and tasting a wine scent as Jesus (His Holy Spirit) was passing by, while visibly witnessing the affects of this One Who is powerful and true as He touched the hearts of people who were positioned along His pathway.
Song of Solomon 1:3 & 4 "[And she continues] The odor of your ointments is fragrant; your name is like perfume poured out. Therefore do the maidens love you. Draw me! We will run after you! The king brings me into his apartments! We will be glad and rejoice in you! We will recall [when we were favored with] your love, more fragrant than wine. The upright [are not offended at your choice, but sincerely] love you." Amplified Bible
I believe intimate experiences as the ones described in this series will propel the Bride of Christ into His arms, causing her to be the beloved in whom no spot is found, desired by the King because of her beauty which manifests as submissive and reverent honor of Him Who deserves all praise, all worship, all allegiance...Who deserves ALL!!!
Every sense opened to You, Jesus, to know You and to fall deeper in love with You!!! Bless all who read this with many encounters with You, the One True King! AMEN!!!
by Beautiful Grace
She is a bold lion, listening and obeying.
She runs after her beloved Shepherd,
Not caring what others think.
Her passion for the Lord evidences itself without reserve.
She hides no emotion, whether tears or joy,
Because that is who her Bridegroom made her to be.
Love flows so naturally from her being,
Love put there from above, a gift of sorts,
In order to walk through life on earth pleasing her Master.
Rivers of Living Water flow
As this love is released to those around her,
A cool drink of spiritual refreshment in a dry and weary land.
Those who know her marvel at the favor of the Most High God
Which rests on her very life.
Many join with her in song,
The song of the Bride.
They listen carefully for the voice of the Son.
It is His song they sing,
Repeating the words of it back to Him.
The Bride and Bridegroom’s voices ring together throughout the land
Perfect harmony and melody together blended.
The unity of song releases the power and glory of the Father.
A wave of glory washes over the land,
Wiping away all that is not pleasing to Him.
What remains has been washed by this holy flood,
Cleansed, strong, and true.
Make me that Bride, Lord.
You have the power to accomplish anything!
Revelation 22:17 "The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost." Amplified Bible
Update: Check out this article by Jim Goll for more information on discernment through our senses.