Satan’s most popular weapon is Fear. His lie is to instill fear into us so we think Jesus is far away or absent from our presence.
Ezekiel 37:27-28. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
Beloved, do you know God, your loving Father, from the outset had insatiable passion to dwell with His people. No marvel at the cool of the day, He usually visited Adam and Eve, before the fall. Genesis 3:8. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
One foremost thing God desired to do, when He had delivered Israel from Egypt and they became His people, was to dwell among them. Exodus 25:8. And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. Exodus 29:45-46. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the Lord their God. In the same token, as He desired to dwell with them on this side of heaven, So He desired His saints and you in particular to dwell with Him for all eternity, in heaven. It shall be so in Jesus name . Isaiah 57:15. For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
IT WAS THIS UNCHANGING PASSION OF DWELLING WITH HIS PEOPLE, THAT MADE HIM TO INFORM EZEKIEL, WHAT HE WOULD DO, AFTER RESTORING ISRAEL BACK TO THEIR LAND. Always remember, God lounges to dwell with you, come into agreement with Him and enjoy this unique privilege . It shall be your portion in Jesus name. Ezekiel 37:27-28. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore
SEE HOW THE SCRIPTURES AFFIRMED THE PASSION OF GOD TO DWELL AMONG HIS PEOPLE, EVEN THOUGH THIS PRIVILEGE WAS LOST, BECAUSE OF THEIR IMPUDENT TRANSGRESSIONS. 1 Kings 6:11-13. And the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying, Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father: And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel. Isaiah 12:6: Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee. Zechariah 2:10: ¶Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD. Zechariah 8:3: Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain. 2 Corinthians 6:16: And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
SO YOU BEGIN TO ENJOY AND SUSTAIN THIS BLESSING DRIVEN PRIVILEGE BY WALKING WITH HIM IN IMPLICIT OBEDIENCE. Joshua 1:8-9. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Dearly beloved ,one major thing the earthly ministry of our Lord accomplished was restoring God’s dwelling among His people. John 1:14: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Years before this time God spoke through prophet Isaiah of His unchanging passion to be in the midst of His people. Isaiah 7:14: Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Matthew 1:20-23. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
BEFORE HIS ASCENSION AFTER THE COMPLETION OF HIS EARTHLY MINISTRY, JESUS GAVE A COMMITMENT, TO ALWAYS ABIDE WITH HIS BLOOD BOUGHT FOLLOWERS TILL THE END OF TIME. This shall be your continual experience in Jesus name. Matthew 28:20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Hebrews 13:5. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
The believers in Bible days enjoyed this privilege, so also you shall enjoy it too. Acts 18:9-10. Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. Acts 23:11. And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. 2 Corinthians 1:10. Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
2 Timothy 4:17-18. Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Dearly beloved see the secret of the Bible days believers in cultivating and sustaining the promised unchanging abiding presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. They usually constrained Him in prayer, reminding Him to fulfil His promise. So take advantage of this promise by doing same. It is done in Jesus name. Luke 24:29. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. JESUS’S PROMISED UNFAILING ABIDING PRESENCE WITH BELIEVERS OF ALL AGES AND YOU IN PARTICULAR. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.
Friend, just like the persistent rebellion of the Jews deprived them of the blessings of God’s abiding presence, so also the worldlings and carefree churchgoers shall miss the insatiable passion of God to dwell among His people for all eternity in heaven. This shall not be your portion in Jesus name , so don’t follow their bad example. They shall be eternally separated from Him for all eternity in hell, being tormented .Matthew 7:21-23. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 25:41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Matthew 25:46. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
ON THE CONTRARY, HOWEVER, BELIEVERS LIKE YOU, THAT SHALL BE PART OF THE DAWNING RAPTURE SHALL PARTAKE IN THE FULFILMENT OF THE PASSION OF GOD TO DWELL AMONG HIS PEOPLE. This shall be your portion in Jesus name.
Revelation 21:3-5. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. Revelation 7:13-17. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
To be part of this, which has been your earnest desire, commit yourself determinedly to meet the conditions of dwelling with your loving Father eternally. It shall not elude you in Jesus name. Receive grace to meet these conditions in Jesus name. Isaiah 33:15-17. He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. See you at the top in Jesus name.