HABITATION

HABITATION

Eph.2:18-22 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.

If you pay close attention to today’s scripture, you will discover an amazing thing. The central purpose of the local church is to be a habitation, a dwelling place for God’s Spirit. God’s intention from the very beginning was for the Lord to have intimate, personal correspondence with His people. Because of that, the Lord has chosen to manifest His presence in his local assemblies. His plan is have His tangible presence available to everyone, thus His emphasis on the local church. Today, the church world has moved far away from it’s central purpose, to be a dwelling place for the shekinah glory. Don’t get me wrong, most churches have a lot of good things going on. Great teachings about biblical truth, ministries and activities for every age and people group. Most churches do some things well, just not the main thing. If James was right in his prophesy in Acts 15 about the church being the restoration of the Tabernacle of David, then many churches, dare I say the overwhelming majority of churches, have it wrong. The key element of the Tabernacle of David was the access available to the very presence of God. That is the main function of the church, without His presence it is not church, just a group of people gathering to talk about spiritual things. Graham Truscott wrote a powerful book in 1969 called The Power of his Presence. In it, he spoke about the Tabernacle of David and the last day revival that would usher in the coming of the Lord. Here is an excerpt from that book.

“While the book of Acts most certainly records the commencement of this Restoration, it is obvious that in the book of Acts the Restoration was neither completed or perfected. Under the unction of the Holy Spirit, James, together with all the Old Testament prophets, looks down the corridors of time to an age when there will be a complete Restoration of the Tabernacle of David as a dwelling place for God’s presence. By comparing Scripture with Scripture, we shall see that this glorious Restoration is speaking of the great world-wide move of the Spirit of God at the end of the Gospel Age, just before the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

The good news is that these things will take place, there will be another move of the Spirit of God that will focus on the restoration of God’s Glory in His local church. We cannot settle for less. How can we settle for powerless sermons and lifeless worship, nothing less than the Shekinah Glory will do.

4 Replies to “HABITATION”

  1. I really rejoice that we are one in Christ and He is the head,you are right if we as a body dont get the glory of god coming down in our churchs its jusyt a social spiritual based type of thing without the fullness of God, just another meeting place maybe some fruit but lacking so much in a situation lacking we wouldnt walk in a healthy fear of the lord, things would get justified that shouldnt be at all, the world would look better to some, flesh would really get a good foothold, scary stuff, no thank you ,we want thev real goods and only the Lord has the goods the rest of it all is something else that will burn when it is tried by fire, the real goodies from god will survive the flames when it is tryed. Im glad He comes down in his glory and alot of time it is when we gather and please him worshiping in a true worship in love to him will bring the Holy Spirit and many times it is so strong and powerful changeing us situations bringing us closer to the Lord, thats a great place to hangout and allow change direction as people and as a Body see and experience Jesus, unbelivers that get draged in by relatives see God is real or others that come to check outy the pretty women get saved and after seeing and experienceing god ,forgot the reasons they came and want the lord not some little fox they had their eye on great things happen when the Lord is there and He is leading it.

  2. Gods presence in an assembly of saints is a must! Without him we are powerless! The Holy Spirit is truly the empowerment of the true church! I owe all the broken strongholds of satan in my life to Jesus Christ! Consumption of strong drink,smoking of tobacco,gambling,fornication,and adultery!

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