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The presence of God, actually!

Posted by appolus on May 12, 2011

The presence of God is the central fact of Christianity. At the heart of the Christian message is God Himself waiting for His redeemed children to push in to conscious awareness of His presence. That type of Christianity which happens now to be the vogue knows this Presence only in theory. It fails to stress the Christian’s privilege of present realization. According to its teachings we are in the presence of God positionally, and nothing is said about the need to experience that Presence actually. We are satisfied to rest in our judicial possessions and, for the most part, we bother ourselves very little about the absence of personal experience.
… A. W. Tozer (1897-1963), The Pursuit of God [1948],
Christian Publications, 1982, p. 35

3 Responses to “The presence of God, actually!”

  1. Robert Taylor said

    Hello brother Frank…….Good to hear your “voice” again, we missed you. I was invited to preach in one of the local churches recently, and i spoke on the very thing that you have spoken of here.What was it that made those early maryters able to endure the torture and horrible deaths that they went through? Foxy´s book of Martyers tells us that many of them went to the most horrible deaths that can be conceived in the minds of evil men, singing hymns, and singing praises to God. What gave them the strength to do that was the simple fact that they knew beyond any doubt that Jesus Christ was with them. They were very conscience of that fact. I told the people that if we stand in the face of all the evil being spewed out by the drug cartels, then we too must become conscience of the fact that our Lord is standing right beside us at at all times. Above all other things at this dangerous time in the world brother Frank, christians must stay constantly aware that Jesus Christ is beside them at all times. That is what is going to make the diffrence between the one that falls, and the overcomer. Blessings from mexico brother….Robert

  2. appolus said

    Hi brother, good to hear your ” voice,” as well. I have had a lot going on recently brother, but the Lord is good and His mercy endures forever. Ah yes Robert, what exactly sustained these saints down through the centuries? It was not head knowledge of the Word ( although they loved the Word of God and would die in attempts to spread it) It was not dogma nor doctrines, no, it was the very reality of God in their lives. These fragrant saints had encountered the Living God and it had ruined them for this world. Nothing else mattered but loving and serving God, indeed they loved the Lord more than life itself. This is the ” Church,” that the gates of hell will not and cannot prevail against. This army of saints that have marched down through the ages continue to march upon their knees and with their hands raised high to a God that they ” know.” This is the intimate word ” know.” We believe in our hearts and we confess with our mouths. The knowledge of God does not reside in the head. I listen to a symphony with my ears. I see the sunrise with my eyes. I smell the roses with my nose and so it is, I know Jesus in my heart. There is an ” inner witness,” of the Holy Spirit that is undefined. I simply know as I am known. I love because I am loved. I forgive because I am forgiven. I demand no payment because my debt was fogiven me. My reality, my walk with Jesus, begins and ends with the reality of who He is and how He has revealed Himself to me. Once tasted, all other ” food,” is foul tasting. As the old song say ” Cast your eyes upon Jesus, look full into His wonderful face, and the things of earth become strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.” God bless you today my dear brother and may you walk today and everyday in the shadow of the Almighty for He goes before you. He is a cloud by day and a fire by night and He has hemmed you in……………….brother Frank

  3. Michael s Press said

    Jesus said to know no one according to the Spirit The presence of God demands an expression of His presence to bring forth change and His KINGdom of resurrection life in His body. It must be seen and not just talked about
    I am participating in a fast and prayer week. We are waiting on Holy Spirit to experience His presence in a very corporate way. I am encouraged to go tonght and walk in front of the few of us gathered and to ask as I walk past do you see me according to the flesh or the Spirit. There has been much evidence of moving in the Spirit. The point is that we can not be expected to be seen in any way except according to the flesh if we are not walking led of Holy Spirit.Those not walking led of Holy Spirit will be happy with tradtion and not be able to see the difference We need to be in fellowship with those led of Holy Spirit to build one another up. We must see need of intrdependence with others being led to grow together. The Christian church in North America is sleeping in “tradition” in Hebrew numerically adds up to “666” We are wasting valuable oppotunity to cast our pearls if we are not in fellowship in the matters of KINGdom growth. This growth comes from the manifestation of “Faith works” which can only come from Holy Spirit leading/dircting. The evidence of which helps others to see the need to experience the building of faith that comes when we step out in it to do the works/assignments of Holy Spirit. I am not talking about giving out hot dogs or sandwiches to the poor as a traditional work led of man to please God using the letter of the word as their guide for “what shold we DO we should be doing something” in the community . Knowing according to the Spirit leaves no question about the assignment when the fruit is produced could only be of God and is magnifying the glory of God to Christian and non-Christian. WE go into a work as a “candle”! In early lighthouses in the middle was a candle and mirror reflections and prism refractions creates a bright light that is sent out by the lighthouse. Our Work is very similar. We are the candle god creates the the rest simply go in “in faith” to do a work understanding the lighthouse principle and not put any striving on ourself to perform, go and be where you are led conscious of His timing. The rest is rsponsibility of Holy Spirit to Do the bigger part. We sense we have to do many things, but that is a deception we only have to go where we are told and say what we are told to say (ambassador)and that is about it. We have diplomatic immunity as an ambassador. . . fear not. If you make an error in judgement there will be no peace. Adjust the channel you are tuned into. The words we are givne to speak bring the result. Our very presence allows god to magnify our authority to do His work as His ambassador to speak and HIS/our words deliver. As we move in Holy Spirit people will see us according to the works of faith that have brought change and realize that you are moving in the flow for positive change. Isaiah 9 6,7 speak about establidhing and upholding a KINGdom in Justice and righteousness. It’s the command for the church pointing to “subdue and have dominion” This is part of the vision the church must have. Knowing we are accountable to multiply seed of God to subdue and have dominion over every thing that moves upon the face of the earth. That is when we will experience co-ruling as our experience. Psalm 24:7-10 talks about ushuring in His KINGdom with His “overcomers” sitiing on His throne in authority established by “faith works” I will know you faith by your works….(works you must step out in faith to accomplish the unseen)

    Blessing of love in and love out

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