WE MUST HAVE HIS PRESENCE
When God birthed this Church, He didn’t birth another club or organization. He didn’t birth the Protestants or the Catholics. When God birthed this Church His intention was to generate a dynamic force, a supernatural power that would never experience any limits. God was literally making a deposit of Himself, through Jesus and the Holy Spirit, into our bodies.
In the beginning, God walked and talked with Adam. In the Old Testament record, God came upon the prophets and judges to manifest Himself and then after the work was done His presence would lift. But when the Church was birthed, God Himself came to indwell His body:
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. (1 John 2:27)
The anointing abides in you permanently. Here is how the Amplified Version translates this verse:
But as for you, the anointing (the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides (permanently) in you. (1 John 2:27)
Christ abides in you permanently. His anointing abides in you permanently. His presence is within you — and it is there to stay!
…When you battle sickness or disease in your body, you know His presence is there.
…When you face a financial crisis — you have a mountain of debt and it keeps piling up God’s presence is right at your side.
…When you are in danger, you don’t fear because you know God’s presence is there.
…When you are battle fatigued, worn, and weary, you are not dismayed because you know God’s presence is with you.
God’s presence equips us with saving and keeping power. It provides guiding power. His presence strengthens us and separates us from the world. It heals, renews, and cleanses us…It is unlimited power! That is why we must have His presence!
Make this declaration:
Thank You, God, for Your presence which saves and keeps me, provides guidance, heals, renews, and cleanses me, strengthens and separates me from the world.