Dwelling Place

 

Gods Intent

Before man ever had had a chance to walk away, man had a place of belonging. Since the very beginning of mans existence man was given a place of dwelling, an eternal home. In this place man would experience divine life, peace, joy, satisfaction, security and fulfillment. Because all things were "made by Him and for Him" God created man knowing that He Himself is all that man would ever need. It was Gods intention that man would live, move, and dwell in His manifest Presence.

Why His Presence

In Gods Presence every need is met, every question is answered, every perspective is purified, and every soul is satisfied. According to the plan of God the place He desires for us to dwell is the same place He desires for us to draw from. His Presence. God doesn't need to be desired because He's insecure, He loves to be desired because He loves to provide for His children. He loves to give of Himself to those who love and desire Him. Sometimes He will even let us do without because He's teaching us to ask. He's that invested in you!

The Source

When God created the Heavens and the Earth He accomplished it through His creative power. He spoke into nothing and everything came to be. However, when God created mankind He accomplished it by speaking to Himself. ("Let US make man..." Genesis 1:26). What God is revealing to us is this...because man came from God mans source of life is found in Him alone. From that one statement, "Let US make man.." God eternally established that His very Person and Presence would be mans source of all things pertaining to life. God Himself is your source. You must know that the God you serve is that powerful, that intentional, and that relational.

Existing vs. Living

Merely existing is possible without His Presence but divine life is not ("This is eternal life that they may know You..." John 17:3). Until one is born again  by the Holy Spirit they are disconnected from the source they were created to live from. God Himself. This is how its possible to exist (natural birth) while not being alive (spiritual birth). "God is Spirit" (John 4:24) and until His Holy Spirit comes to regenerate and live in our spirit we have no means of knowing Him. The bible says that IN HIM there is life (John 1:4) and that when we are born again we are "joined together with Lord as one Spirit" (1 Corinthians 6:17) This is incredible because when we become born again God Himself in His fulness comes to dwell within us. The source goes from being around you to within you! This is why in John 4:14 Jesus said "But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life."
 

Steady Source

Once you have been born again by the Spirit of God you can now walk in the manifest presence of God. In Galatians Paul says "Now that you live in the Spirit walk in the Spirit." (Galatians 5:25) When we as believers walk in the Spirit we are walking with God in the cool of the day as Adam did in the Garden. When we abide in His presence we begin to discover the wonders and glories of His Person. As we walk in the Spirit our soul becomes flooded with His Presence manifesting peace and joy. As we abide in the vine of His Presence we begin to walk in Oneness with the Lord (".....that they may be one as We are"-John 17:11). Walking in the Spirit is how you live connected to the source! God Himself. 

 

I pray this encourages and stirs you to seek to live in and from His manifest Presence!