His Presence--Chapter 1
"The Lord your God in the midst of you is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over you with singing." Zeph. 3:17
Written in first person from God's perspective, the messages in this book should intensify your awareness of the constant presence of Christ in your life, enhance your understanding of what it means to be the body of Christ in fellowship with others, stir up the ministry gifts upon you, and call you forth unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4:13).
God is calling forth a people in this hour who will sanctify themselves as a kingdom of priests to carry the ark of His presence into the world around them, in order to fulfill the great commission to "go" with the promise that "lo, I am with you always even unto the completion of the age" (Matt. 28:20).
May these prophecies bring you into the joyful presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Chapter 1 - The Presence Of The Lord
I, the Lord your God, am coming...I am coming once again to My temple...I am coming to fill My temple with My glory. My presence is My glory.
You are the temple of My Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19), My house-hold (Eph. 2:19), a people called by My name (Deut. 28:10; Acts 15:17). I am coming to you. I am coming to fill you with My glory, My presence.
I want more than anything to fill you with My presence. I am sanctifying [setting apart, separating] a people unto Myself, preparing them for My coming so that when I come, I will have a house, pure and undefiled, in which to dwell. I want to dwell among My people and within My people.
I am turning up My refiner's fire in this hour that I might separate a people as pure gold and silver from the dross of sin and flesh. Are you willing to be in that number? Do you long, even pine, for My glory to come to My people?
If you do, expect great and glorious things to begin happening to you, for I am coming. I am coming soon. I am coming in all My glory. I am coming on My great white horse, riding triumphantly into the city of Zion, My holy hill, My holy people. There I will dismount and seat Myself upon the great throne of My judgment. There I will separate the sheep from the goats. There I will call forth My people.
I will give them a crown of glory. I will fill them forever. They will be for Me, My people. I will possess them and they will possess Me. I will be in them and they shall be in Me. We shall be one in spirit.
I will fill them with My glory, My presence. They will see Me as I am, and when they see Me as I am, they will become as I am (1 John 3:2).
I am releasing upon the face of the earth a people who will bear My image as a temple filled with My glory. They will be My presence in the earth, in all the world. I in them. They in Me. Do you want to be in that number? Are you personally willing to deny yourself of all self-centeredness, to take up your cross daily and follow Me?
I am coming to My people--a people called by My name. By what name are you called? Do you take pride in being a Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Charismatic? These are the names you have given to yourselves. Are these places in your heart where everyone of you says, I am of Paul, I am of Apollos, I am of Cephas, and I am of Christ (1 Cor. 1:12)? These names represent the icons of self-worship around which you gather and to which you pay homage. These are your idols. These are the extensions of yourselves.
I am coming for a sanctified bride, one who has cleansed herself of all of her idolatries, one who has a heart and eyes only for Me, her beloved, Jesus. She has renounced her ties with sin, the world, the deeds of the flesh, and any hold Satan has upon her. She is free from those things.
I am coming for My body--a people who have been crucified, resurrected, ascended, and glorified in Me. I am coming for a people who have declared that I, Jesus, am their only head. They are an obedient people. They listen to and obey My Holy Spirit, because My Holy Spirit listens to Me and obeys Me, the head, just as I listen to and obey the absolute, sovereign will of My Father (John 5:19, 30; 14:24; 16:13).
We are Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three-in-one, working in concert to rebuild for Us a people for Our eternal habitation.
I long for My presence to fill My temple. Do you? Humble yourself in My sight. Allow Me to reveal the truth about your heart and life. Let Me show you your sins and your idols. Let Me empty you of self that I might pour you full of Me.
I am coming...I am coming soon...I am coming to fill My temple with My glory, My presence, and My power. Will you be ready?
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His Presence In The Midst Of You
Calling Forth a Sanctified People to Carry the Ark of the Lord's Presence into the World around Them.
Charles E. Newbold, Jr.
"The Lord your God in the midst of you is mighty;
He will save, He will rejoice over you with joy;
He will rest in His love, He will joy over you with singing." Zeph. 3:17"