Higher Ground

Most of Gods children desire to walk in intimacy with the Lord but very few understand that the level of intimacy that you desire also demands the same level of commitment.

There are four levels of intimacy that is demonstrated in the lives of those who follow Jesus

1st Level
Luke 10:1
After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.

Christ appointed at least seventy people to go forth and to announce to the entire nation of Israel that He was coming

2nd Level
Matt 10:1
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Out of these seventy he would chose 12 who would have a deeper level of intimacy with him

3rd Level
Matt 17:1-2
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

Peter, James and John would be taken by Jesus into places and situations that none of the others would be allowed to share.

4th Level
John 13:23
Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

But out of those three only John would enter into a place where he would be comfortable enough to rest his head upon the breast of Jesus as he listened to the Lord speak and teach concerning the kingdom of God.

Jesus had seventy acquaintances, twelve disciples, three close friends and one who loved him like a brother.
Jesus loved them all and they all loved Jesus but not every one was willing to make that commitment to enter into that personable and intimate relationship with him.