The air of Heaven this book is about is so close to God that we are embraced by the Spirit, literally cuddled like little children by His enveloping love. It is a place we should visit often, because we come away with a changed perspective, a deeper relationship, and a more committed lifestyle. The first time I went there I burst out in angelic praise. My heart so overflowed with love that I simply could not keep my mouth shut. Like the rocks that the Lord said would cry out, such intense closeness to Him transcends us beyond our earthly existence and everything we are is compelled to show it. I used to wonder about the scene in Revelation (4:8) where the creatures are saying:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come.”
I thought it probably boring to say the same thing over and over. Now I know that not only can they not help but do so, they are eager to. Every fiber of our being is moved to praise Him when we are that close. His holiness commands it, and we will comply with no small amount of joy.
To get to this point we have to be fully committed to Him, totally reliant on Him, and completely pliable in His hands. He has to be the breath of our lungs, the blood of our hearts, and the hope of our souls. For some this will require a re-commitment to the things He is concerned with, a purging of hidden sins, an appreciation of sins not recognized, and a purging of those sins, as well. This fragrant air does not come cheap. We must be willing to be broken, so that He can lift us up, draw us close, and bring the revival so many of us are seeking.