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]!
The presence of God has degrees. Even though He is everywhere, the intensity of His presence differs from place to place.
The force of His presence in a bar varies from that in a Holy Spirit-filled church.
Sadly, many Christians have settled for lesser degrees of His presence as the ultimate experience they can have in God.
They can only function in the generic degree of His presence that David speaks of in Psalm 139. 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. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”
As a believer under the New Testament dispensation, you were called to function at a higher degree of His presence because its intensity defines the level of manifestation of God’s life through you.
The degree of His presence that God expects you to enjoy is revealed in our theme scripture. It is called the richest measure of the divine presence. This degree makes you a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself. This was the experience of Christ on earth. The Bible says that the fullness of God dwelt in Him bodily. In Acts 10:38, the Bible also says that He did good everywhere He went because God was with Him.
When you have this degree of His presence people will be able to feel God wherever you go. It is your portion.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 139:7-10, Acts 10:38
GOLDEN NUGGET: The degree of His presence that God expects you to enjoy is the richest measure of the divine presence. This degree makes you a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You because in You I live, move and have my being. I spread the savour of Your knowledge everywhere I go because I carry the richest measure of the divine presence, in Jesus’ name, Amen.