“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17)
READ: Acts 18: 13-16
The presence of God offers believers great possibilities. The attitude of Christians to God’s presence reveals the quality of life they live. If you meet with a fellow who has cultivated the habit of going into God’s presence, you can easily distinguish such an individual from another who hardly goes there.
Regular visitors or permanent residents of His presence display lots of courage. They are not moved by the noise of a riotous storm. They are not shaken by the quake of the earth. They are not scared by the fury of the oppressor. They are not worried by the emptiness of their bank accounts, etc. because they know everything can be settled in God’s presence.
Any believer who is easily worried, disturbed, or distracted to a point of dislocation is simply displaying distance from God’s presence. How regular have you been to God’s presence? In His presence, you can realize all your potentials and possibilities.
According to today’s reading, if you are being chased by enemies and run into God’s presence, it is either they turn back at the entrance, or they will fall and are consumed. Any enemy that follows you into God’s presence will be roasted. Similarly, Psalms 16:11 says whenever your container of joy is half empty or completely dry, where to go for replenishment is God’s presence. It also says that you will find uncommon pleasures there.
If you love pleasure, especially the special kind, go regularly into His presence. “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Cor. 3:17)
All lovers of freedom need to come into His presence. Whatever yoke or heavy load you have been carrying, when you come into God’s presence today, there will be a separation between you and the load. The Lord will separate you from every satanic load as you enter into His presence. The hills melt at His presence because there is a fire before Him. Every problem in your life turns into a candle and the fire of His presence ignites it.
It burns progressively and melts the problems to extinction. Every problem in your life will melt this season as you regularly approach His presence. Enter in with thanksgiving and praise. Be full of expectations. Your change will come.
The glory that comes down each time you enter God’s presence is the stipend your ministering angel requires to continue to render services to you. Without this, your angel may look away when you are in need.
Sermon by Pastor ADEBOYE E:A of Redeemed Church of God
Republished with permission from Blogs.crossmap.com, featuring inspiring Bible verses about Prayer and fasting: benefits and and in fasting.