This is a subject in which I take great encouragement, but I find few who want to "go here" with me. I want to put into my own words what it means to take in the Lord Jesus as the reality of my spiritual life and as my entire satisfaction. I hope this makes sense to you all.
To find a foretaste of the rapture that will keep us satisfied until that day, we need to take what God has provided. Rather, not “what” but “Whom” God has provided--Christ. The Lord Jesus is God’s way of bringing satisfaction to us, which leads to holiness. Christ is the sum total of all valuable content in our being. This is a mystery, but the Psalms and the gospels speak openly of Christ being food and drink to us.
According to Jesus’ words, His flesh and blood are our meat and our drink. His flesh and His blood truly are Himself assimilated in us as nourishment. Through the powerful word of God concerning Jesus’ Cross and His blood we are cleansed; and through the word of God concerning the resurrection and glorification we become partakers of His life. This happens in us by His Spirit. Concerning this Jesus says, “My words are spirit and my words are life.” (John 6:63)
We are partakers of Jesus Christ. We receive Him and are to walk in Him-- constantly receiving Him--without ceasing. This is the establishing of faith in us. Occupying ourselves with the Person of Christ, we find all of our most desired and preferred treasures (these treasures become real –and the Light breaks upon the meaning of the words “treasure” and “riches” as used by Paul in Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians). By grace we gain knowledge of Christ.
Can this “Spirit-given reality” be realized by all Christians? Yes. The spirit and power of Jesus Christ is present in all who are in Christ. We are fed by the supply of the spirit of Jesus Christ. How then to gain awareness of Christ? We dare trust in no method but Christ Himself, we wait on Him. Wait! Wait! Wait! Desiring nothing but The Lord Jesus. Remember the truth of who He is to us, He became poor, He offered Himself, He knew the loss and suffering that would come in His walk on earth—yet said to the Father, “Lo, I come”. Think of His glory, the measurelessness of His love causes Him to freely come to us and assure us of Himself as our comfort, Himself our saving power, Himself our delivering from all earthly troubles, Himself the sweetness of our fellowship. He delights to unfold the riches of the glory of His grace; He abounds toward us.
We must remove ourselves from the flow of normal thought to wait upon Him. We must preach the gospel to ourselves. Remember His attributes, His works, His ways of grace. Persuade ourselves to carve out time and thought for no other purpose but to receive Jesus-- to take Him in. The value we place upon Christ will cause us to set ourselves apart, wanting nothing but Christ. Confirm your whole-hearted intent to SIMPLY worship His Person and to come to Him alone in all simplicity and desire. He knows this and He owns it. David exhorted us to “wait on the Lord”. He feed us. We eat Him. We drink Him. May the Lord meet us, causing us to commit a substantial arc of the minute-hand of the clock for no other purpose but Himself.