Have I Been So Long Inside You, Yet You Do Not Know Me?
Father, in the name of Jesus, I ask that you will help all those who read this essay to know, through your Holy Spirit, that You dwell in each and every believer who speaks with other tongues. I ask that You give your people a revelation of the power of the Spirit of Elijah, Your Holy Spirit, that is able to move mountains with the smallest of faiths. I ask that You enlighten the minds and hearts of your people so that they will understand that “Emanuel” desires to walk this Earth again in them. Amen.
The Spirit of revelation is upon me this evening and I feel compelled to write to all those who have ears to hear what His Spirit is saying to this generation. It is not a small thing when God speaks and we, as His people, should consider listening to the words of our Father as He communicates His will and desires to us.
The Body of Christ
We are the Body of Christ. We are God incarnate on this Earth at this present time. When the world looks at us they are supposed to see Jesus Christ looking back at them. When people of the world hurt they are supposed to feel the healing touch of God through our fingers. When the world cries because of all the pain and misery they suffer it is Christ in us, the hope of glory, that should be comforting them. What people need and really desire is to experience God with them and the way that our Father has chosen to do this, at this time, is through the many-membered body of believers that he is uniting under Christ, as our head, by His Holy Spirit.
This treasure, that each one of us possess inside, must be shown and shared with one another and ultimately, with the world. We cannot be a witness for God if will not let God have His complete way in our lives. People are literally dying because we do not know how to allow God to live through us with the authority and power of the Spirit.
The common people heard him gladly
Here is a truth,
“The common people want God and they only want God and until they get God they will not be inclined to listen to anything we say.”
Only through becoming one with God will there ever be a unity of the Spirit. Only by being of one heart and mind in Christ will we ever come to a unity of the faith. The fact the we believe different things only attests to the fact that we do not yet have the mind of Christ.
Having the mind of Christ is not something we can do in and of ourselves. The truth is that the unity of the Body of Christ will come through a “shared” experience in Christ. This experience is a by product of the “Tabernacle Blessing.” Through becoming “one” with God will will become love to one another. This is what will knit the Body of Christ together. It is something we can ask for and received just as we asked to be save or asked to be Spirit filled. Just as we cannot save ourselves, just as we cannot speak in other tongues ourselves, we cannot show forth the love or God ourselves: it is something God does and we merely yield too.
For as many who are led by the Spirit of God
it is written,
“ For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
Being led by the Spirit is a fundamental characteristic of the sons of God. People, who know us, should be saying, “oh yeah, that person is always talking about hearing the voice of God and doing what He says.”
Be filled with the Love of God
In conclusion, ask to be filled with the Love of God. Seek it as a thirsty man might seek a drink of cold water in a desert. Yield to the love of God when He fills your heart with it. Don’t be afraid to touch those who are hurting or in need of reassurance. And above all, “trust God more than you trust those around you.” God is you master and you are His servant. No one has the right or privilege to intervene in what God is doing through you. Be a good and faithful servant so that on that day Jesus might say to you,
“His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
How can I apply this teaching to my life?
The next time someone speaks to your about a problem that they are experiencing silently pray and ask Jesus, if it be his will, to speak through you to them. Consciously give Jesus the go ahead to say whatever he wants to the person who is sharing their difficulties with you. Imagine yourself as a being transparent and allow the Holy Spirit inside you to shine forth and be with the person before you.
When God speaks the person you are talking to may be very impacted. After all, most people do not have a personal encounter with God manifest in the flesh every day. If this happens it is important that you simply let them know that God loves them and, in your heart, give all the praise and glory to Him.