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Empowered by His presence

Posted by appolus on August 20, 2016

Unashamedness. To be baptized in the Holy Spirit is to be emboldened in a supernatural way that cannot be confused with someone’s personality. Peter is a great example of one who was denying Jesus with curses to one who spoke without any thought as to the consequences of the truth he was sharing and of course it did ultimately lead to his death.

A lack of shallowness. The enormity of eternity, the reality of the Kingdom which is now and is to come overwhelms the one taken up by the impartation of the Spirit.

I believe this depth comes from the actual experience of the presence of God. One moment before the throne ruins us for this life. And what I mean by that is that the things of this world grow strangely dim in the light of His glory. It is not that there is not beauty and love in this world, for there surely is, it is that in comparison to His beauty and His love all other things fall short, and that phrase is not enough. There is the the presence of God which is otherworldly and then there is everything else.

To be in that place before the throne is to be home, is to be one, is to be complete, is to be fulfilled. The Lord Jesus states in John 17 that the reason that He came was so that we could be one just as He and His Father are one, that we could be where the glory is. And so, for those who have experienced the ” glory,” then all other things simply fall into their natural place.

The strange thing is, that even although the things of this world grow strangely dim, they are only dim in comparison to His light. For the mountains and the rivers and the birds of the air and the waterfalls and the magnificent creatures of the earth are magnified in the hearts and minds of the saints, no one appreciates the beauty of the creator more than the saints because they can see through eyes that have been opened to the true nature of all things. The smallest bird to the great blue whale, we are captured by it all because we know the creator, we know the artist.

Yet, the magnificent glory of the Godhead, the magnificent presence of God only serves to compel us on no matter the circumstances of our lives. Because we know that we are headed home and no matter how difficult the journey, nothing shall stop us from putting one foot in front of the other for every single step brings us closer to basking forever in the resplendent glory of our heavenly Father. I can say with all honesty that I long for the day of my homecoming. I long for the day that I dwell in that place where there is no sin, where there is no shadow of turning, where there is only Him and His glory. Let us long together saints in this journey that we share and encourage one another with the great blessed hope that lies within us.

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