His Commanding Presence


After a non-believer accepts Christ Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, the rest of the faith journey is spent being formed daily into the image and character of Christ until He returns to take believers home to Heaven.

My hope, prayer and practice is that the way I carry myself would exude a strong example of Christ's Presence in my life, but even more-so on my personage. I yearn to emanate God's presence, nature and aura whenever I enter a room or take a walk so that people are drawn to the Holy Spirit radiating from me.

Daniel, Peter and Paul. Daniel was noted by the angel Gabriel as being "esteemed". Daniel was regarded this way not only on earth, but Gabriel tells him three times - 9:23; 10:11, 19 - that Heaven deems him esteemed. I believe this notoriety was due to his time abiding with God in prayer and having a policy of no compromise.

Peter was seen as "highly regarded by people" in Acts 5:13-15. God's healing power was displayed even in Peter's shadow as a great way to showcase The Commanding Presence of God in Peter's life and person. Here again, this ministry of power comes from a close relationship that Peter had with Jesus.

We receive a heavy dose of God's Presence exemplified in Paul's life and person as we read his letter to the believers in Rome. Romans 8:38-39 says three huge words that nobody can attack and penetrate with Paul - "I am convinced..."

Paul went through much hardship in his adult years. His suffering for Christ's sake was even foretold to Ananias by The Lord (Acts 9:15-16). However, it is not just Paul's spoken words that I am sure gave people inspiration. It is not just his and The Holy Spirit's written words that brought many direction and enlightenment. But when I observe Paul's life and hear him say - "I am convinced" - I know that life is the instrument and God is the Teacher of what I am to be convinced.

2 Corinthians 2:16 encourages the Christian to put off a Heavenly Scent or "an aroma that brings life". Matthew 5:15 instructs believers to not hide the light that has now been lit within your heart and life but "put it on its stand" especially for family and friends - "to everyone in the house". Ephesians 2:6 and Romans 8:37 infuse the disciple of Christ with His authority as they walk out their faith with Jesus.

However, even more than scent, light and authority - I desire His Spirit to pour out my pores. I want to glow with His radiance much like the shine Moses had when he spent time with God on the Mount. And I hope my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ do also.

The key to anyone who shares my passion is time or intimate, special conversation with the King. 
Ever spent so much time with somebody that their word choice, habits and quirks rubbed-off or influenced you to make them your own? 

Walking into any room, my desire is to introduce you to Jesus Christ without any words if possible. Even if you did not have any "spiritual glasses" on I would want you to see Jesus walk-in with me and speak through me in whatever atmosphere is given.

This is the idea behind spending time with Christ Jesus. The more time you spend with Him, the more you will smell like Him, shine like Him, speak like Him and act like Him - the more He will imprint on you His Commanding Presence.