Adam and Eve enjoyed unrestricted access to the father until they sinned and fell. Access to divine presence was their greatest advantage and yet they lost it both for themselves and for everyone coming after them. Things were good until they lost that and then things became sour demanding that a savior came to our rescue. Genesis 3:8-11.
God in a bit to relate to man according to the redemption plan brought in the old covenant with prophets, priests and high priests as mediators and even this couldn’t satisfy him. Hebrews 1: 1-2, Hebrews 9:1-9
God’s only satisfactory solution to this access and relationship problem was Jesus who has now become our doorway and access to the father and all the father has in store for his children. John 10:9, john 14:6-7.
Jesus isn’t just our access to God; Jesus is the exact representation of the father. Hebrews 1:3, John 1:18, John 14:8-11, 18-20. Jesus is God made manifest in the flesh. Therefore Jesus is God’s presence and his presence in the believer equals the presence of God in that believer.
Because of our faith in Jesus, we have secured unconditional, unrestricted and an eternal access to the father. We don’t just visit his presence, we live there, we carry Gods presence in us around everywhere we go and that is because Jesus lives in us by the Holy Ghost. 1 John 4:13-16, Acts 17:28.
The spiritual location of the believer is in Christ and we must live in this consciousness of our IN CHRIST location because it keeps us conscious of who we are and all we have including divine presence.
We must deliberately refrain from such songs that suggest we are visitors to where God is. The truth is that God lives in us by His spirit and being joined together with him, we are inseparable. 1 cor. 6:17
The believer in Christ must be very aware of the fact that he will not have divine presence, he has divine presence ALREADY. We don’t pray to have the presence of God. We are perpetually in the presence of God. This is possible because Gods presence simply means wherever he is and he is permanently resident in the believer. We are where he is and he is in us. 1 John 4:4, 1 cor.3:16, 1 cor 6:19, 2 cor 6:16.
God does not live in physical buildings. He does not dwell in temples made with human hands. He lives in the believer and if you are born again he lives in you. Acts 7:48. Thank God for beautiful cathedrals and structures but God prefers to live in you rather than in those buildings. This implies that the believer is so holy that the most holy lives in him. You are not ordinary as a child of God because the most holy God lives in you. This is possible not because of your works of righteousness but because of your faith in Christ Jesus.
We have been made one with his presence so we build a consciousness of his presence instead by declaring the reality of what he has said about this. The bond between us is unbreakable because he himself has said he will never leave nor forsake us and his word is his bond. Hebrews 13:5, John 14:16.
Live and walk in this consciousness that you are not alone, you are not powerless and you do not lack divine presence, not now not ever because Jesus lives in you forever by his spirit.
Now, where the believer is, God is! God is here because I am here and he is where you are because you are there as a believer! That’s why when we gather in fellowship as believers, we don’t ask God to give us his presence, No! No!! No!!!
We carried him into the meeting. We don’t leave his presence when we are done and neither do we leave his presence behind when leaving the place of worship, we carry him everywhere we go because we are one with Christ, He is one with us, we are one spirit, inseparable! Live today and always in this consciousness that you are an eternal carrier of God’s presence and hence, everyone and everything you come in contact with MUST contact the goodies that flow from God as it is packaged in eternal life.