Where is God right now? Where is Jesus right now? Where is Holy Ghost right now? These are all questions that need to be answered. I believe that God is in the middle of changing the language of the church, to match the language of Heaven. This is being done through encounter of Him. It is also being done in this hour by shifting our perspective. As children of God we are to see everything through a Heavenly perspective. This Heavenly perspective is only on this side of the cross. If you have any portion of your thinking still in the old covenant it becomes impossible to see and hear from the plans of Heaven.
The Lord told me one day that there was going to be one word that changed everything for the church and the world. What word do you think that is? I thought at first it was Love. Then maybe Joy. He said, “AWARENESS”. He wants us to be fully aware of Him in us (this is the mystery of heaven). When I began to study this out, it ruined a lot of praise and worship songs for me. Have you ever been in a church worship service, and everyone was crying out for the Holy Ghost to fall, or for God to open the heavens. Maybe you have shouted these things out yourself. This is okay if we have the understanding that we have the “Fullness of the Godhead dwelling on the inside of us.” He is here and now!
Have you ever heard some one ask God for more of His glory? Maybe you have heard people quote the scripture and say, “one day the glory will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.” The bible does not say this. The scripture is actually in the book of Habakkuk 2:14NLT:
“For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with the AWARENESS of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea”
Here are a few more!:
“Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the Lord fills the whole earth,”
“But as surely as I live, and as surely as the earth is filled with the Lords glory,”
“And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”
The Glory is a reality.
“The Lord is high above all nations, and His glory above the Heavens! Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?
AWARENESS of the glory. The earth is already filled with God’s glory, we are just not aware of it if we are not experiencing it. We are actually going from glory to ever increasing glory the scriptures say. Now we have to ask ourselves why we are not experiencing it. There are a lot of scriptures that we just breeze over without really taking time to understand what it is that the writer is trying to convey. Here are a few:
“Finally, bothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable– if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think (meditate) about such things.”
Colossians 3:2 niv
” Set your mind on the things above, not on earthly matters (Things).
“Feed on that which is above and not that which is in the earth,”
King James 2000
“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
Mathew 6:22-23 niv
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
From the sound of his word, God only wants us to be aware of Heavenly realities. When we are practicing the presence of God we should experience everything we read about in His word:
Glory Clouds (2 Chronicles 5:14, Exodus 40:34)
Trances (Acts 10:10; 11:6; 22:17)
Walking on Water (Mathew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-56, John 6:16-24)
Healing Shadows (Acts 5:15)
And More (John 14:12)
There are two major reasons these things are not more prevalent in within the regular everyday run of the mill christians life. These two things are AWARENESS, and UNBELIEF. Some of this is our fault, and some is the culture that we have helped design. Our way of life isn’t exactly a catalyst for awareness, and there is plenty of unbelief to go around.
We must resolve in our hearts to be with him. God is hungry for our presence, I believe, more than we are for His. It says in the book of Acts that the people saw Peter and John and knew just by looking at them that they had been with Jesus. Moses face was shining so bright when He came off the mountain, after being with God, that they had to cover His face with a veil.
Some tips to make you more aware of our King Lover and His glory:
1. Stop watching the News
2. Set hours a side each day for worship
5. Get rid of Hopeless theology and doctrine (Bad Eschatology)
7. Go after what you read in scripture (Signs, Wonders, Miracles)
10. Listen, He is there!