A resting place for God.

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Arise, LORD, and come to your resting place,
you and the ark of your might. ( Psalms 132:8 )

The Old Testament captures a number of events which suggests that the Lord had no place among the people of that time. They built tents and resting places for themselves but they had no place to host God. The ark of God had to be carried about on the shoulders of men. But King David thought that it was inappropriate for God not to have a place among them. And so he sought to build God a resting place. Now, that house for God was a template of the kind of house that God would dwell in—us. God would later make His dwelling with us and in us. Jesus said, I am in the Father and you are in me ( see John 14:20). There is the need to make place for Christ in us, now more than ever. The world has come to a stage where it has become rather difficult to make a definite (exclusive) place for God in us. The Lord knows those who are His by reason of having a place in them. Our body, the Bible says is the temple of the Holy Spirit but He does not live in every temple. He lives in temples dedicated to Him. This calls for consciously making our bodies His temple and dwelling place through consecration.

Prayer_Bead: Omniscient Father, thank you for the opportunity to house your presence. Consecrate this house for your dwelling.

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It’s all well intentioned

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She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. ( Mark 5:26 )

The woman referred to as “she” in the verse was the woman with the issue of blood for twelve years. The scripture says that she had spent all the money she had in search of a cure but instead of getting better, she became worse. The intricate workings of God are hard to fathom. There are times when it seems like life and it’s circumstances have conspired against us. But often, such drawings are the wooing of God to being us into our kairos moments. If this woman with the issue of blood had been healed by any of the doctors she encountered, she probably wouldn’t have met Jesus; in other words she wouldn’t have encountered salvation. The doctors could have helped her flesh but not her soul. All the events of her life led to that memorable encounter with Jesus. As this year comes to an end, we must be very intentional about everything around us because God is intentional about us so much that everything that happens in these times are ushering us into the atmosphere of glory and miracles. All the event in our lives are set ups for divine encounters. Let’s trust God.

Prayer_Bead: Author and Finisher of our faith, guide of the universe, thank you for causing everything to work for my good. Help me to remain aligned to your eternal purposes for me.

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Ripple effects of glory

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And these are but the outer fringe of his works;
how faint the whisper we hear of him!
Who then can understand the thunder of his power?” ( Job 26:14 )

In truth, nothing in time can confine or define eternity. It is also a fact that all of the seen realm cannot host the unseen realm. The things we call the unseen realm in this physical realm are only the ripple effects of the unseen realm. So Job calls the wonderful things we see as the extensions of God’s glory on earth as the fringes of his works. He further explains that the things we think we hear are so faint compared to what is heard (expressed) of Him behind the veil of the earth. So that when we come to the realm of Glory, which is the realm of the totality of God; the atmosphere of the Godhead and His fullness, we will not be furnished with the right words to communicate such experiences. This is why many who came close to that glory were half dead most of the time. One said, I was like a dead man (Revelation 1:17). The flesh cannot stay in that atmosphere because it lacks the capacity to host His realities. God is the reality of both the seen and the unseen realm.

Prayer_Bead: Almighty King, Gracious Lord, thank you for the extension of your glory into the seen world. Let the world see your glory through me.

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The Holy Spirit, our secret

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He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables ( Mark 4:11 )

It is very possible to have been given something and yet not show any bit of it in expression. We have been called into the Kingdom of God. And even after we lost it, we were given the opportunity through the Cross to find our way back to it. As a result we have been given the secret access into the kingdom; we have been given access into the mysteries of the word by the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God is the secret (key) into the Kingdom. The scripture says, no man knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of that man and no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. And if Christ is the fullness of the Godhead, the embodiment of the Kingdom, then the Governor, who is the Holy Spirit is the key (secret) into that kingdom. The Holy Spirit has been given to us. It is by Him we can call the father our “Abba” Father. Those outside the kingdom only have parables, psychology and the ideologies of man. But we have the secret to the Kingdom. Glory!!.

Prayer_Bead: Abba Father, thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for giving us access into the Kingdom by the governor.

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The word works

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That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.( Luke 7:7 )

In the scripture above, the servant of a Roman centurion was sick and about to die. This centurion was a very influential person in his society and so he sent some of the Jewish elders to talk to Jesus about his servant. Now, the elders convinced Jesus to go to the home of the centurion but on their way, the centurion met with them and told Jesus that He didn’t have to come to his house. Instead, He should speak the word, and his servant will be healed. This centurion believed something that we need even more in our time than ever. He believed that the word of Jesus works. And because the word was efficacious, Jesus didn’t have to be present in body to effect changes. His word was enough to do what He would do. The default mode of the word of God is to produce results. So our responsibility is to trust the word. The word works, let us give opportunity to the word by faith and it will yield the desired results.

Prayer_Bead: Thank you gracious Father for the efficacy of your word and the opportunities it makes available. I believe in your word.

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