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Hosting His Presence

By Daniel Pringle
One of the greatest privileges we now have as a believer is hosting the Presence of the Lord. What does it mean to be a host of His Presence? It means that we are now carriers of His Presence.This unique high calling is something that we must learn how to effectively steward and guard. God has entrusted unto us this unspeakable gift.

 

 

 

One of the greatest privileges we now have as a believer is hosting the Presence of the Lord. What does it mean to be a host of His Presence?  It means that we are now carriers of His Presence. In the Old Covenant the Ark of the Covenant was symbolic of the manifest presence of God on the earth. The ark was ordained to be carried by the priests. We are now the priests of the Lord who are the carriers of His Presence. This unique high calling is something that we must learn how to effectively steward and guard. God has entrusted unto us this unspeakable gift.

When Jesus was baptized in the river Jordan, the Holy Spirit descended like a dove and "remained "on Him. We must learn to be a person whom the Holy Spirit will rest upon as well as "remain".  Because of this new and better covenant which has been established for us, Jesus said that He would never leave us nor forsake us. Even though He said He would never leave us nor forsake us does not necessarily mean that the Spirit rests' upon all of us. You can grieve His presence and His Spirit be in you but not rest on you. Your sins have been dealt with, but are you in communion with the Holy Spirit. It is in the place of communion of the Holy Spirit that the Spirit of God rests upon a person and you now become a Host of His Presence.

The Spirit of God is in me for my sake, but He is on me for others.

When the Holy Spirit remains upon a person there is an atmospheric change that takes place wherever that person goes.  When we begin to grow in our faith in tandem with our measure of realized authority there is a greater weight of presence that we are allowed to carry in an environment. This is why Peter's shadow healed many.

 

 

 

 

Hebrews 13:5 (Amplified Bible)

Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God} Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, {I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]   

 The two Hebrew words for "leave" and "forsake"  means to "let up" and " leave behind"  respectively. He will never let up and He will never leave you behind.  His love for you will never let up.  This zeal of God's love for us is ceaseless and intense  and  it is never slacking. It does not let up but rather continues always at the same intense demanding fervor. His love is relentless. God is more passionate for us than we are for Him.

  There is a cry that is being released right now from the heart of God's people for more.  Not more materialistic things, but rather more of His Presence. This passionate groaning  is the response  His Spirit brooding over us to envelop us with His glorious presence. We are moving into a place where deep calls to deep. It is the Father's desire to invade earth through the hearts of mankind.  Think of this awesome privilege and responsibility. We are now stewards of His Presence in the earth.

1 Corinthians 4:2

Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful
 
It is vital and essential to those entrusted with the Presence that a man be found faithful.  To be found faithful literally speaks of people who show themselves faithful in the transaction of business, the execution of commands, or the discharge of official duties. Daily there are opportunities that abound that are presented to you that as a Host of His Presence God expects you to conduct Kingdom transactions, execute commands and fulfill our official duties as Kingdom citizens. You have an official duty to properly discharge this anointing throughout your sphere of influence.

 

 

2 Timothy 1:14
Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you-guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us

 

As a host of the presence of God we are called to guard the good deposit. You cannot afford to live carelessly. God has made an investment in your life. As you live in the continual awareness of His Presence by guarding  and stewarding this deposit, you will begin to see it yield higher and higher  of return by seeing a greater manifestation in your life.

 

The Holy Spirit is resting upon God's people in a new and fresh way.  You are now a host of the Presence of the Kingdom. You are called to infect your environment with righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.