God doesn’t leave you if you sin and then comes back if you do something right. You are not a hotel. You are not a bed and breakfast kinda place. You are God’s House, the place where He has chosen to live. Remember that night at the altar call when you received Christ as Lord and asked for Him to come live within your heart…Yep, you are stuck with Him and He is stuck with you. He didn’t change His mind when He died for you. He purchased you with His blood. Your heart and His heart have been merged in Love. The two have become one!
One of the most powerful revelations I’ve received from Heaven is the reality of His Indwelling Presence. It is the understanding that the presence of God comes to live within us the minute we surrender our hearts and align our faith to Christ. Apostle Paul talks about this mystery of “Christ IN You the Hope of Glory”. (Col 1:28) Jesus stated “The Kingdom is Within you.” (Luke 17:21) We often look for God to manifest Himself externally, but He is more involved in manifesting WITHIN us.
How does God see you? The Jesus Mind is about seeing yourself the way God sees you and treating yourself and others as such. As you read the New Testament long enough, you’ll quickly see that the way God sees and wants to treat us is far different from the way religion taught us.
God sees you as a body (1 Corinthians 12:27), a bride (Ephesians 5:25-27) and a HOUSE (1 Corinthians 3:16).
What do you do in a house? You live there!
God is awakening the Church to the reality that we are to move from having a mindset of visitation to establishing a culture of habitation for the presence of God. He’s not coming and going as in the Old Covenant days. His past wish was for us to be a people of visitation, but His present desire is that we recognize we are a place for His Habitation on the Earth. You’re not just a person…you’re a place. God’s dwelling place.
We are abiding in Him and He is abiding in us. (See John 15)
If I am a place, then within and around me should also be an environment, an atmosphere and an ecosystem. Is the environment within and around me conducive and appropriate for the Presence of God?
What are the conditions that allow you to remain aware of the Indwelling presence?
I believe that having the right mindsets facilitate and manifest in a deeper way the presence of God in a person’s life. The right mindsets are discovered in Heaven, the realm where God is moving from. When we learn the attitudes of Heaven and replicate them in our lives, we will recreate the habitat God loves to dwells in. And the more He shows up around you, the greater the joys, favor and advantages of the Kingdom that will be displayed around your life. It’s Kinda like having a celebrity living with you. Everywhere he takes you, you receive preferential treatment because you are connected with their clout. Having God’s Presence on you, you have the clout of God’s glory on you…and remember, the entire EARTH is the LORD’s. He’s better than having some celebrity.
So developing the right attitudes provide a deeper awareness of God’s Presence within you. How do we know the right mindsets to think? That is what the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation is given to us for. To have the “eyes of our heart” enlightened so we can see Heaven and think Heaven’s thoughts so we our lives can become conduits of Heaven. (Ephesians 1:17)
WHAT ARE SOME REASONS WHY PEOPLE STRUGGLE WITH BELIEVING THAT GOD IS ALWAYS WITH THEM, EVEN AS CHRISTIANS?
WHAT ATTITUDES DO YOU THINK ARE NECESSARY FOR US TO RECREATE THE PRESENCE OF HEAVEN IN OUR WORLD?