24th July 2023
Author Jeran Ferguson describes
Carrying the Presence of God: What it is and How to do it
Carrying the presence of God is something that everyone who loves God will eventually desire in their life, if they continually seek Him. The Bible reveals that Moses was a man who had such a desire.
Moses said to God,
"For how then will it be known that Your people, and I, have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us?
He basically said, "God, if Your presence doesn't go with us what will make us different from everyone else in this world?"
And the answer is...nothing!
If God does not go with us then what we will be doing will produce little to no fruit and we won't look any different than the man or woman who doesn't believe in God.
Carrying God's presence is nothing more than God being present in a person's life everywhere that they go.
And as Christians, we have this promise from the mouth of Jesus Himself that He will always be with us wherever we go.
"...and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
The Bible also mentions that the Holy Spirit literally dwells on the inside of us and that we are His temple.
So, what is the difference between having this as a promise from the Bible and having this as a reality in our lives?
Another way to ask this question is, why do some people seem to have a greater manifestation of God's presence on their lives than others?
The word tells us what we are to do if we want to grow in this area of our lives.
"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."
The more that we engage with Him in prayer and worship the closer He will be to us.
The promise of Him always being with us is still the same, but now it becomes more real to us in our lives.
Talk with Him. Thank Him. Ask Him sincere questions. Worship Him.
If you do this consistently throughout the day you will be drawing near to Him.
A good example of this is the apostle Paul and Peter.
They had God's presence on their lives, more so than we have ever seen in our lifetime.
Paul had God's presence and power dwell on Him to such an extent that pieces of his robe were cut off and given to the sick, and when the cloth touched the sick, the sick would recover.
Paul wasn't the exception. A similar thing happened to Peter as well.
The Bible says that Peter's shadow would heal people.
Think about that for a moment...his shadow.
Do you know what these men did differently? They devoted their lives; their time, their thoughts, and their breath to the Lord. They lived and breathed communion with Jesus.
We carry God's presence by being aware of Him and communing with Him throughout our day.
The individual who carries God's presence is an individual who has devoted themselves to being one with God through intimacy with Him.
We should be in the Word of God every day of our lives.
The Bible commands us meditate on the 'scriptures' day and night.
Jesus said that if we want to have Him and the Father make their home in us then we need to obey His Word.
Hopefully, you can see from these few scriptures that reading the Word of God every day and obeying it is essential to have God dwell in us.
Every day, multiple times a day, should be times when we talk to our Father and worship Him.
The Bible also reveals that every man that God used was a man who was devoted to prayer and worship.
If we want what they got, then we must do what they did.
This one isn't talked about very much in the church today but it was commanded and practiced throughout scripture.
Jesus fasted, Paul fasted, Daniel fasted, and David fasted.
Fasting brings us closer to God, through our dependence on Him. And it is a tool to suppress the flesh for a short time so that we can train our flesh to submit to the Spirit.
But more importantly, if we do the above disciplines with a pure heart, we will begin to know God and have intimacy with Him.
If you are carrying God's presence, then that means you are also obeying the scripture that tells us to dwell in the secret place, which is found in Psalm 91. Throughout that chapter, we see the benefits that God promises us if we dwell in Him through communion.
You will be delivered.
You will receive deliverance from those against you who try to trap you, and from deadly sicknesses.
He will cover you from your enemies and from evil
You will have no fear in your life.
You won't be afraid of sickness, darkness, destruction, or man-made weapons.
You will be blessed with long life.
Whew! That is a whole lot of promises.
I encourage all of you to read Psalm 91 and study it.
Let those benefits listed there become real to you.
Spend time in His presence, and commune with Him throughout the day, and you will be a man or woman who carries His presence everywhere you go.
Hey everyone! My name is Jeran Ferguson.
I've been following Jesus since I was 17
I grew up in a Christian home, for the most part. I was taught right and wrong and that we go to church on Sunday. But as I got older I would see a lot of Christians that I was close to put on a face for Sunday service
My main goal in my articles is to communicate the Word of God in such a way that anyone can understand it.
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