Carriers of his Presence

“so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them.” (Acts 5:15).

Following Jesus’s ascension, the apostles went around preaching the good news and continued the work of Jesus Christ. These men were so full of the presence of God that even their shadow caused people to be healed. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed (Acts 5:16). Imagine your shadow causing people to be healed from all forms of sickness and diseases. The apostles walked in divine authority and understood what Jesus meant when he said, that they would do even greater works than he did.

During the Old Testament, the ark of the covenant carried the presence of God. The people carried the ark around as they moved from place to place and the presence of God stayed in the Ark. There was an instance in the Old Testament, when David tried to transport the ark and it caused the death of one of his soldiers. David was both angry and afraid of God so he left the ark in the house of a Gittite. “And the ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household” (2 Samuel 6:11).

After the coming of Jesus, the promise of the Holy Spirit is the tangible presence of God. We are vessels unto honour and the presence of God lives in us and moves through us. “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you” (1 Corinthians 3:16)? Our presence should signal to the kingdom of darkness who we are and who lives in us. With the presence of God in us, our work environment, homes and communities should be blessed. People who come in contact with us should know, that God lives in us and be able to experience his presence in our lives.

We need in this season to be so full of the presence of God and his anointing, that his power can flow through us. This power will help us to transform lives to bring healing, deliverance and freedom to those around us. Can people tell the difference in you and is it evident to those around you that God lives in you? Are people better off from knowing you and spending time with you? Does your life point people to the light of Jesus Christ? Do people want to know more about God because they see the difference that he makes in your life? Do you bear fruits of righteousness that are visible for others to see? Let us live so that others can see and experience the presence of God in us.

A.P.-Y.

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