When it comes to intimacy with Jesus, it will be an ongoing growing thing, not a one-shot deal and then it's all overwith.
God is a God of progressive revelation. All of the Body of Christ has from time to time gotten new revelation knowledge. You'll say, "I didn't see this before." Well, now you've got it.
God is doing this so we can use it in our intimacy and growing up and wqlking out our part concerning the destiny of the Church. A baby Christian cannot walk in much of this ... you will only walk in what you know. Unfortunately some of us aren't even walking in what we know. We know some things but we aren't using them ... we aren't walking in them.
God is dealing with every believer about this. We keep hearing: "When are you going to get with it?" We must get rid of the traditions of men and the doctrines of devils that aren't scriptually correct before we'll be able to move up into the higher levels of intimacy. This is my goal. If people around me think of me as radiacal and strange ... if this is what it takes for me to become more intimate with Him ... so be it.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler