Apostle Grace Lubega
Ephesians 3:19 (AMPC); [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
There are three forms of the presence of God.
The first form is generic, an example of which the Psalmist describes in Psalm 139 when he says, ‘Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.’
The second is the exclusive form of His presence, which was experienced by specific individuals in the Old Testament because of their divine assignment in their generation. For example, Moses carried this exclusive form of His presence. Elijah had an exclusive form of the presence of God. We see it in the life of Abraham, David, Elisha, Joshua and many great men of old.
The third form of the presence of God is that of the new birth, which is described in our theme scripture as the richest measure of the divine presence. It is the form that we who believed in Jesus Christ should live by and experience.
Sadly, there are Christians who have not understood this third form. Their relationship with God is based only on the second form of His presence which was exclusive to specific individuals. This is seen in how often they seek prophets, seers and men of God to hear God on their behalf.
Because they misunderstand how the presence of God in the New Testament works, they subject their growth, deliverance and progress to other men whom they assume God has anointed in a special way.
You must understand that we are no longer in the dispensation of the exclusivity of the presence of God. We are in a time where the highest measure of the Divine presence is available and accessible to all.
FURTHER STUDY: Acts 17:28, Hebrews 8:11
GOLDEN NUGGET: We are no longer in the dispensation of exclusivity of the presence of God. We are in a time where the highest measure of the Divine presence is available and accessible to all.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this knowledge. Thank You for the dispensation in which we live. I know that Your presence is ready and available for me, in its richest measure. I am full of God! I can access You anywhere and at any time, in Jesus’ name, Amen.