Carriers of God’s presence:


John 14:16-17
[16] And I will pray the Father and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; [17] Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

After Adam lost the permanent in-dwelling presence of God in the Garden of Eden, His presence became a visitation in the lives of consecrated and separated individuals appointed by God. The presence was also confined to a place called the temple and before people could even approach this presence, even the priests, they would need to consecrate themselves through sacrifice to atone for their sins and the sins of the people. But Jesus came back with the presence. John 3:34 says that God gave Him His Spirit without measure, Colossians 1:19 says in Him all fullness dwells and Act 10:38 says, ‘How God anointed Jesus Christ of Nazareth who went about doing good, healing them that were oppressed by the devil because God was with Him.’
Unlike in the olden days where the presence came as a visitation, in the new dispensation of grace through the atoning sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, the presence of God in a born again, spirit filled child of God becomes a permanent in-dwelling presence.

Also, His presence is no longer confined to a place according to Acts 7:48 – Howbeit, the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; .. the Almighty now lives in you and I and as many that will accept Jesus into their lives.

We no longer go into His presence as it were but we activate the presence that we carry. We are carry His presence, we are the temple of God and not the Church building. We make the church building the house of God because it is full of people carrying His presence and are conscious of His presence. This explains why miracles, signs, wonders and deliverances will regularly happens in the church and not in your secular office, because, there in the church, there is a heavy concentration of people carrying His presence and we activate this presence in fellowship with one another.

Friends, we have become His presence and if we can recognize and activate this presence everywhere we go, we will become a mobile church: meaning we will create an atmosphere around us where yokes are destroyed, chains are broken, burdens are lifted and people are set free. This is exactly what the Scripture in Act 7:48 describes about the life of Jesus. Everywhere He went became a kind of church or crusade because God was with Him and He manifested His presence.


For further study:
Matthew 3:16-17

Personal declaration for the day:
I am a carrier of the active presence of God. I bring heaven to the earth.

Questions for you to reflect
How aware are of God’s presence within you?