The presence of God is the secret of divine protection and preservation. The shortest cut to this presence is love. If you love God, you will be a person of his presence. So, be addicted to his presence. If you are, you will keep his word; your heart will bubble with songs. Before you start praying, God’s presence overshadows you. When you open the Bible to do your studies, his presence will envelop you. You are not looking for miracle, no, you are a miracle waiting to happen.
Make up your mind to imbibe this not only for this year but for the rest of your life – walking in the consciousness of the ever abiding presence of God. When you confront an evil altar, the evil altar will fall, not because of you. Just as dagon collapsed before the ark of the living God so also there will be a collapse of evil alliances. If the enemy fires an evil arrow against you, it shall not come near you, it will fall. Few weeks back, during our usual Sunday Evening Fire Service, an evil arrow was fired at one of the Sisters. Everyone around her heard the sound of the arrow as it fell. It could not penetrate. Those who strike their head on the rock can only expect to draw their own blood because rocks are not meant to bleed.
You are highly covered, protected and insulated. None of the lesser powers can terrorize you. This is what God expects of his children but many times his children operate less than ten percent of their potentials. Do you really love God? Straighten it up. Is there any area of his word that you are not one hundred percent aligned with? The blessings of the presence of God are innumerable, they are boundless. The greatest protection is the glory protection. It is when the glory departs that bad things begin to happen to man. If you are a mobile ark that God expects you to be – remember that the presence of the Holy Spirit is there, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – you are a carrier of the very presence of God. The apostles were soaked in the presence of God to the extent that their shadow began to heal the sick. That is the dimension I want us to enter into. This year, set spiritual goals for yourself; press into them, pray into them, walk into them. Pray and ask God to help you – that his presence will be manifest in every area of your life this year more than ever before, that it will be palpable, tangible.
The blessings of his presence are immeasurable. The Bible says, in his presence is fullness of joy, at his right hand, pleasures forever. There is no joy that can rival the joy you derive in God’s presence that is why the Psalmist said, “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy, I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD” Psa. 27:4-6. When you get to this dimension in your walk with God, you will become unstoppable because the more you praise him, the more the fire of his presence is accentuated in your life, the more you become a transformer. He transforms you to become a transformer.
TO BE CONTINUED……..