The quiet, descending, ascending, all-enveloping, all-encompassing peace that covers my soul in the time when His holy Presence fills the room, blanketing me with a holy hush.
When The Holy Spirit enters my dwelling, and my eternal, internal dwelling as well as the room I am in, with His calming Presence, GRACE UPON GRACE. He touches my soul, heals my body, fills my spirit, and continues filling me with the all-encompassing love that is His very nature. There is nothing quite like it.
I found unspeakable joy
My heart slows, and my breath stills, as His very sacred breath falls in rhythm with mine, calming my heart, assuring me that keeping me safe is His priority, with reassuring murmurs of His cascading waves of glory- He stills my soul.
I recall four specific times recently when I experienced His Holy Hush entering my circumstances.
When I was in the operating room having my eye fixed, He met me right there and enveloped me in His grace to remain still.
My husband opened the door to our room with a beautifully displayed, absolutely delicious lunch he had prepared for me. It was such a gift of love. I thanked God;
after lying in bed for two days and nights on my back with my chin elevated. I was able to lay on my side: finished. God came into my room and enfolded me into His arms, and I was totally immersed in His ever-present loving embrace. Cocooned in Him.
I looked out the front door and saw all the buds on the trees and the shoots from the bulbs I had planted springing up with the promise of beautiful flowers.
He met me in all those moments right where I was. I worshiped, so grateful. They were life-changing moments.
TO YOU belongs silence (the submissive wonder of reverence which bursts forth into praise), and praise is due and fitting to You, O God, in Zion; and to You shall the vow be performed. Psalm 65:1 In the kingdom of grace (v. 1), hearing prayer (v. 2) pardoning sin (v. 3) satisfying our souls as a people (v. 4), protecting and supporting us (v. 5) In the kingdom of the earth fixing the mountains (v. 6) calming the sea (v. 7) preserving the regular succession of day and night (v. 8) making the earth fruitful (v. 9-13).
Sing His Praises and Stand in Silence: bowing in humble gratitude and awe: we bow down low hearing the holy HUSH. Listening to the eternal involves a silence within us. Communion and contentment.
There’s a Place – Leonard Jones There’s a Place, In my heart, Where I worship, where I praise Lord, it’s only for You There’s a Room, pure and white and you know it’s holy, holy, Lord, it’s only for You. There’s a Hope, in my heart, no one else gives, no one has, it comes only from You There’s a song that I sing, No one else knows, no one hears, Lord, it’s only for You.
God’ s ultimate desire is to have constant communion with us – It is His love’s motivation- His heart.
We need to yield to His communion mood when He calls us to Himself.
Like a diamond, God is multifaceted and the Holy Spirit wants to reveal the nature of God to us through communion.
Prayer is communion with the Holy Spirit. There are different forms of prayer.
Petition – asking God for what we need. Philippians 4:6-7 : “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Thanksgiving – A way to enter into the Presence of God. Ps 100: Enter into His gates with thanksgiving. We are grateful for what He has done.
I Thes 5:18- “ In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 17: pray without ceasing.”
Supplication – the humble and earnest cry that comes from the deep desire of the spirit and soul. Acts 1:14- “ these all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication…” “ I exhort, therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers and intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in godliness and honesty.” I Tim 2:1-2
Intercession – standing in the gap for someone else. All three members of the Godhead intercede for us and through us to fulfill the eternal plan and purpose of God for our lives, which is to be transformed into His image. Jesus ever lives to make intercession for us. Heb 7:25
Romans 8:26 “And in a similar way, the Holy Spirit takes hold of us in our human frailty to empower us in our weakness. For example, at times we don’t even know how to pray, or know the best things to ask for. But the Holy Spirit rises up within us to super-intercede on our behalf, pleading to God with emotional sighs too deep for words. 27 God, the searcher of the heart, knows fully our longings, yet he also understands the desires of the Spirit, because the Holy Spirit passionately pleads before God for us, his holy ones, in perfect harmony with God’s plan and our destiny.”
Praise – literally raving about His goodness and greatness. Ps 100:4
Worship – true worship happens when we have experienced a divine encounter with the living God. shachah- bow down, crouch, beseech humbly. proskuneo – Kiss toward= expressing deep devotion and love in response to the manifest Presence of God; bringing us into the right relationship with Him.
Come into agreement with His Values –
His Manifested Presence comes –
When we are in Right relationship –
Divine love is received
Worship -changes the picture because we see Him and look through His LENS at situations and our lives. We see The Throne in our midst
Worship places us on the offensive
Worship represents the voice of the Lord in our midst
Worship enables us to rightly divide the Word of truth
The Holy Spirit can show us how to defeat our enemies, how to continue to walk in peace with His perspective in mind and heart.
Rms 5:17- reign in life through One Jesus Christ in communion with the Holy Spirit.
“For if, through the transgression of the one individual, Death made use of the one individual to seize the sovereignty, all the more shall those who receive God’s overflowing grace and gift of righteousness reign as kings in Life through the one individual, Jesus Christ.”
— God saves us so He can transform us! — Transformation = CHANGE — Humility allows us the capacity to recognize what needs to be changed
— F. Frangipane — “Humility is the spiritual capacity that enables us to perceive our need.”
— James 4:6 – ”God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.” — God resists the proud because the proud resist God. — Humility must be “put on.” (Colossians 3:12) through consistent and conscious decisions and actions. — Spiritual Humility is a created attribute of a character that is formed in us through a deepening relationship with God practiced consistently — Humility — the greatest virtue in heaven -(Matthew 18:4) — No other virtue can enter our lives except humility requests it to come. — Saul of Tarsus — considered himself “blameless before God” before his conversion. — His meeting with Jesus devastated that opinion of himself. — When we meet Jesus along our road, He will “DE-MASK-US” as well — “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God–” (1 Peter 5:6) — Every time we embrace MEEKNESS/Teachableness, we are embracing Sustained Transformation. — “Learn of Me, for I am MEEK and lowly of heart.” –(Matthew 11:29) –” Learn” of Jesus in order to understand the power of His Humility
— Philippians 2:5-8 — Zephaniah 3:11-12
— Grace – not only unmerited favor but also the power to do what we cannot do by ourselves.
God gave you a present in Christ- you have to receive it, unwrap it, read the directions and use it well.
“They that wait for Yahweh’s grace will receive His divine power.” Isaiah 40:31
“So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.” (Romans 11:5 NIV) … for God’s grace empowers his chosen remnant. [a small believing minority]
I find the real Christian life to be an exciting adventure and journey into MORE.
WE NEED TO CONTEND.
CONTEND- WRESTLE, BATTLE, CLAIM SOMETHING THAT IS TRUE. STRUGGLE TO SURMOUNT. [overcome (a difficulty or obstacle). conquer-triumph over- vanquish- stand or be placed on top of.
We need to contend with faith and authority
“Through faith and patience, we inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:12
WE NEED TO BREAKTHROUGH THE LIES AND BONDAGES FOR OUR LIVES SO THAT WE CAN LIVE IN PEACE AND PROSPERITY AND HAVE OUR NEEDS MET BY GOD HIMSELF.
6 TRUTHS that we can stand on as launching pads to start from to assure us victory in every battle. If we enter His GATES WITH THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE, HUMBLY WORSHIPPING THE KING OF GLORY… we can launch our victory from there.
1. KNOW Your identity In Christ
I Peter 2:9 – Romans 8:17 -Ephesians 2:6 –
Ephesians 1:18-19 – flooded with light, called, and an advertisement of His immense power as it works through us.
Isaiah 62:12 – Revelation 19:14 – You are His Bridal army wearing His garments of praise, humility, righteousness, salvation, and love.
2. KNOW the love and character of Father God
This builds a well of trust as we continue to grow and mature. it gets deeper- a well of salvation
2 Tim 1:12 Know Whom you have believed.
Eph 1:17 – God has promised that He will give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.
3. USE the keys God has given you.
Matthew 16:18-19 – the church is built on the Truth of Who He is – and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. You have the keys of the kingdom – to forbid on earth that which is forbidden in heaven and to release on earth that which is released in heaven. [bind or loose]We are not defensive -but OFFENSIVE
4. Know that your weapons are supernatural- not natural –
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 – Weapons of our warfare are mighty in God energized with divine power. We can effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide and demolish every fantasy that opposes God.
THERE IS A POWER, SO OVERWHELMING, ALL OF CREATION, BOWS TO ITS NAME.
He came to change every outcome,
lift every head,
win every battle,
and raise the dead.] Rita Springer
5. A significant part of the Abrahamic blessing that we step into as people of faith is possessing the gate of our enemies.
6. LAST…OUR Faith is what we exercise to possess our gates.
Faith comes through what we have heard. Romans 10:17
“Through faith and patience, we inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:12
FAITH IS THE KEY [faith in GOD]
I pray for an impartation of faith, fresh vision with new eyes – new grace and an enlarged vision with heavens’ perspective.
Again, receive a personal awakening in the knowledge of your keys and tools given by God and learn how to use them from the Holy Spirit. Enter the kingdom and walk in empowered living.
RISE UP, GO IN, AND POSSESS YOUR GATES INTO YOUR GOD GIVEN DESTINY.