FOREVER IN HIS PRESENCE – Pastor Chris
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16).
Oftentimes, there’re Christians who, when they come to church, would say, “Lord, we’ve come into your presence today.”
And when they leave, they feel they’ve left the presence of God. Some even pray for the presence of God to come down or follow them everywhere. But as a child of God, you don’t “come” into God’s presence nor go from it; you’re forever in His presence.
When you come into a place, no matter where it is, you come in, and with, God’s presence. You bear His presence. You’re the temple of the living God, who dwells in you by the Holy Spirit. When you were born again, Christ took up His abode in the quarters of your heart. He’s in you now, and you’re in Him. He didn’t come into you to leave again after some time; He’s forever in you.
Read the words of Jesus in Matthew 28:20; He said, “…lo, Iam with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”This was before the Holy Spirit came to take up His abode in the quarters of our hearts. He had said concerning the Holy Spirit in John 14:17, “…ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” It’s an everlasting indwelling. The Spirit of God dwells in you, and He’s the conveyor of the presence and blessings of God, and all that’s been given to us in Christ Jesus.
Have the consciousness that you’re a God-carrying vessel, and you live in His presence every day. This is what it means to be in Christ. You’re in the divine environment; the environment of His glory and divine essence. Hallelujah!
I’m in Christ, and Christ is in me; what a union; and what a place to be! He’s graced my life with His glory, with His presence, and with Himself! In Him I live, and move, and have my being. What a blessing to be, not just a God-carrying vessel, but also the conveyor and dispenser of His divine presence. Hallelujah!
FURTHERSTUDY: Acts 17:28; John 14:16; 2 Corinthians 6:16
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 21:5-38 & 1 Samuel 23-25
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Mark 5:14-20 & Leviticus 25
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