18 th November 2023
When we receive revelation, His presence will manifest itself first to us….
●Then, through us, others will come to experience.
●John 14:21. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
●We will come to realize that his presence is real .
■Galatians Chap 1:16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles.
●Paul received the revelation of Jesus Christ
●The purpose of the revelation was that it would enable him to preach among the Gentiles
■So He will manifest himself so that we will preach the Word of God to others
●Jesus appeared to Paul several times
▪︎▪︎This made Paul very sure of what he was preaching
▪︎▪︎Jesus was, in fact, so real to him
■John chap 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
“and I will love him and manifest/reveal/show myself to him.”
●”I will let myself be clearly seen by him and make myself real to him,”
■■The purpose of the manifesting presence is that it makes Jesus so “real” to you
●Acts 1:3 to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days
●After His resurrection, Jesus Christ appeared only to the desiples
●So the experience of seeing him as risen from death was so real to them !
*After this, they started preaching His Word.
●So first, Jesus will manifest Himself to you.
■■Then that manifest presence will be shown THROUGH you .
God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.
- Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.
●●” What you now see and hear”
●●When we preach the Word, people will first hear the word ,but then things will start to happen,such that people will start to see Jesus through those works !!
●A major part of these ” works” is physical healing.
●This works occur through the manifesting presence
■Luke 5:17 One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick.
●There were many Pharsees and Jewish teachers of the Law there at that time
●The power of the Lord was PRESENT there to heal
●Jesus carried the presence
●This presence was a presence to heal the sick
■■When you carry the presence to perform healings and miracles, people will see the manifesting presence through you !!
■■They will come to see God THROUGH you !!
●When you experience presence , this signifies availability
When He is available with you ,He will transform your life
●We see that many of the desiples were fearful , inferior, illetrate fishermen
Also, they were from Galelee, and they were not accepted by the Jews.
But they are transformed by the presence!!
**So the presence transforms !!
■Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
●So being with Jesus transforms you !
●If you spend time with Jesus ,you will carry the transforming presence, and that presence will bring glory on your face
●Mathew 19:27 Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore, what shall we have?”
●●Notice that in the Gospels peter was asking Jesus what he would get if he followed Him,
But the same person in Acts 3:6 says : Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you.
●●Notice now Peter feels he has something, which he is willing to “give”
●When you walk with Jesus, His presence will transform you from a scared to a bold person.
●●Acts 6:15 And all who sat in the council, looking steadfastly at him, saw his face as the face of an angel.
●●So the presence will bring glory to your face !
■Anointing =Presence +Power +Authority
1●● Presence is sustained through intimacy with the Holy Spirit.
2●●Authority – Word of God is the source of all authority !
3●●Power: How can you maintain and activate the power of the Holy Spirit? Through prayer !!
○○So one must spend more time in prayer!!
●●■Isaiah 10:27 And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.
••Apply this in your ministry
●●And what would be the result? The Lord will entrust you with bigger responsibilities !!
●●Acts 18:9 Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you
●Jesus says, “I am with you,”
●His presence signifies availability
●●God is going to entrust you with an even bigger responsibility !!