Following Jesus’s ascension, the apostles went around preaching the good news and continued the work of Jesus Christ. These men were so full of the presence of God that even their shadow caused people to be healed. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed (Acts 5:16). Imagine your shadow causing people to be healed from all forms of sickness and diseases. The apostles walked in divine authority and understood what Jesus meant when he said, that they would do even greater works than he did.
During the Old Testament, the ark of the covenant carried the presence of God. The people carried the ark around as they moved from place to place and the presence of God stayed in the Ark. There was an instance in the Old Testament, when David tried to transport the ark and it caused the death of one of his soldiers. David was both angry and afraid of God so he left the ark in the house of a Gittite. “And the ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household” (2 Samuel 6:11).
After the coming of Jesus, the promise of the Holy Spirit is the tangible presence of God. We are vessels unto honour and the presence of God lives in us and moves through us. “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you” (1 Corinthians 3:16)? Our presence should signal to the kingdom of darkness who we are and who lives in us. With the presence of God in us, our work environment, homes and communities should be blessed. People who come in contact with us should know, that God lives in us and be able to experience his presence in our lives.
We need in this season to be so full of the presence of God and his anointing, that his power can flow through us. This power will help us to transform lives to bring healing, deliverance and freedom to those around us. Can people tell the difference in you and is it evident to those around you that God lives in you? Are people better off from knowing you and spending time with you? Does your life point people to the light of Jesus Christ? Do people want to know more about God because they see the difference that he makes in your life? Do you bear fruits of righteousness that are visible for others to see? Let us live so that others can see and experience the presence of God in us.
Published by Anneta Pinto-Young
I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession. Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm. I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing. I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages. View all posts by Anneta Pinto-Young
Published November 6, 2023November 6, 2023
Republished with permission from Blogs.crossmap.com, featuring inspiring Bible verses about Carriers of his Presence.