VERSE OF THE DAY: ~2 Chr. 7:1-4 “When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. And the priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord’s house. When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the Lord, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever.” Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the Lord.
I live for those days when men pray and fire falls from heaven! This Old Testament outpouring of God’s presence should be well within the reach of us who have received Christ and are living in the New and better Testament. I long for those days when the Glory of the LORD fills the place and our earthly routines get interrupted by His divine intervention.
There is a major difference between the Old Testament temple and the New Testament temple! Paul writes to Corinth and asks; Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you? (1 Co. 6:19) So, the visitation I am referring to is released by us through prayer, witnessing, faith, worship etc; Simple studies on revival teach us that these “outpourings” have been experienced by great measure throughout church history. This “element” of revival starts in believers but manifests to the lost resulting in their salvation.
Could you imagine showing up for the usual service, prayer meeting, outreach or Bible study, and when you pull into the parking lot everyone is standing outside, or kneeling on the ground with hands lifted to heaven? Maybe there is a few people layed out on the ground here and there because the Glory of God filled the place to the extent that nobody was humanly capable of getting into the building. It is that very presence of the Lord where we find the power to save, heal, deliver and transform the human heart. We see here that it is biblical but how often do we experience it in real time?
• In His presence is fullness of joy! (Psalm 16:11)
• The power of the Lord was present to heal them. (Luke 5:17)
• I will give you a new heart and put a new Spirit in you. (Ezekiel 36:26)
• And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. (1 Corinthians 2:4)
• The Lord working with them confirming the word with accompanying signs following. (Mark 16:20)
PRAYER: “Lord Jesus I ask that you grant us the visitation of your presence to such a degree that it brings us past our own abilities and into the supernatural dimension of Your Holy Spirit? We cannot afford any longer to rely upon our own abilities and talents what we need is for You to intervene and assume control of our efforts that the fruit of our service toward You would be a transformed life, church, community country and world. Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus’ name Amen”
VERSE FOR FEARLESS LIVING! ~ 1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”