Many have heard about the importance of relationship with God, but about time in His presence. Jesus himself spoke much about the Holy Spirit, that “curtain” was finally torn and the Comforter has come, which will bring a special “breath” in the life of believers. What does this mean? Why spend time in God’s presence — it is vital for each person?
“This place is strong with the presence of God” — these words are not just heard at conferences, meetings or evening worship. The truth is that for someone, God’s presence remains just a good atmosphere and sensations.
The reality of the spiritual world – fact. Christians, of course, recognize this. God sent the Holy spirit, because he knew that for a fact, when we are immersed in His presence, is more than just a feeling. The Bible confirms this. Let’s follow the Word that God puts in the concept of “God’s presence” and what is it?
God’s desire to see the man in His presence we still traceable in the old Testament. Namely the fact that after the fall Adam and eve got from God’s perpetual presence. So God promised that he will restore it again and people will be able to be close with God, despite the fact that He is by nature Holy and the sinner just can not log in.
“and I will establish My Covenant between Me and thee, and between thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting Covenant, that I will be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee. (Genesis 17:7)
In the 42 Chapter of Isaiah it is clear that there will be a restoration of the original Covenant through Jesus Christ.
“I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, and will hold your hand and guard You, and appoint You a Covenant for the people, a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes, to bring the prisoners from the prison and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house” (Isaiah 42:6)
We know that at the time people had to make sacrifices to cleanse their sins. And later, God commanded Moses to build the tabernacle. And all for the same intimacy with Him.
“And let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them; do as I show thee, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so do it.” (Exodus 25:8-9)
This primarily testifies to the heart of God. It turns out, God wanted to be close with the person that created the tabernacle had to build the ark. However at that time not everyone could enter into the Holy of holies. But only once a year, and only one high priest. So His presence had a special value.
The presence of God so strongly went against Moses, after that his face shone, and during a meeting was something special God had invested in Moses, Their dreams and desires.
Returning to the Covenant, who wanted to restore God, we know that this recovery has come later through the death of Jesus. To the man no longer had to sacrifice animals and to make a once-for-all sacrifice. In turn, this could only have been sinless Jesus.
Through the death and resurrection of Jesus “the veil was torn”. And this access to God, into His presence, was opened. God’s plan was accomplished, as His blood washed person from all sin.
And finally, when this happened, Jesus said that he would send the Holy spirit, who not only “brought together” with God, but will bring something special in a person’s life. Perhaps at that time, people are still not fully aware of what is going to happen in His presence and that will bring the Holy Spirit.
Initially, man was created for God’s presence. And it’s not just God’s desire, but a necessity, which ensures safety. In the spiritual world when man abides in Him, he wins. Thus begins the moving of God in human life or in some situation.
Release. No darkness can withstand God’s Holy presence, because they can not coexist together clean and unclean. In God we cleared the first turn from his sins, and also, if a spirit has authority in a person’s life, he can not easily “to be” in the presence of God. There is a release.
Healing. Also people getting healed from diseases that may have long bound it. If the person is truly open to God, healed and also his soul. Out any bitterness comes and God’s world.
One of the important components of God’s presence – filling. Often, when God fills a person, only then will he be able to carry any service. Because God serves us so that we could then serve others.
Through Its presence God puts His plan in the heart of man. It can be dreams, visions, goals, motivation to change something in your life, as well as answers to our questions.
No wonder the world is created places a 24 hour worship. Still is a spiritual war. The presence of God, the human environment, like water is to fish. Without it, people are exhausted, exhausted, exasperated and unable to have victory in your life. Only spending time in God’s presence man is able to live a victorious life and to ensure healthy functioning of all spheres.
Anna Sutorina, especially for GOD.NEWS