We seem a little reluctant to talk about the ecstatic experience. Isn’t that just for mystics and weirdo’s?
It’s not just for kooks.
- Doesn’t Jesus just rock our world?
- Are we out of our mind at what Jesus is doing?
- Are we crazy in love with Jesus?
- Are we stunned at His beauty and brilliance?
Ecstasy in response to Jesus the Messiah: The Greek word “ecstasy” (ἔκστασις, ekstasis) means “standing outside of” and refers to the experience of having the mind cut off from ordinary sense perceptions. These experiences are often referred to as mystical or ecstatic experiences. We read in Revelations about the Apostle John who had some stunning experiences. So did all the disciples. So can we.
Does Jesus amaze me? Am I stunned by His beauty and brilliance? Am I rejoicing greatly in the Holy Spirit? Here are some examples of “crazy love” experiences.
- Luke 10:21 — At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
- 1 Peter 1:8 — And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of the beauty of God (glory).
- Psalm 4:7 — You have put gladness in my heart, more than when their grain and new wine abound.
- Psalm 28:7 — The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
- Matthew 28:8 — And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples.