“In Him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)
Several others expressed themselves with equal passion, and we all felt God’s Spirit moving upon us in a tangible way that caused us to tremble.
“Can you now see how this Journey has served in preparing us, changing us, and opening us for the entrance of God’s Grace into our inner-being?” I asked.
Let me tell you a strange dream I had last night.
I was an adventurous explorer in a tunnel looking for The Presence, a very rare artifact from the days of Jesus; which was reported to have miraculous powers that would heal and deliver all who were over-powered by the devil.
I had long searched for this holy treasure and was assured by trusted friends that I would find it in these tunnels. After scrunching my way through a tight stretch I entered into a large chamber, that seemed to pulsate with a deep, resonating beat – like a heart. I stood very still; not knowing what to do next.
I then looked about and saw, directly above my head, a placard embedded into the ceiling of the chamber. On it were written strange words: “Iti Swhe Reyo Uare.” I phonetically pronounced the words, but could make no sense of them at all.
And suddenly I saw what it was saying – “It is Where You Are!”
I excitedly reached upward to remove the placard, knowing that The Presence was directly above me. As soon as I did so a great gush of liquid poured forth all over me, as though I were under a water fall. I was filled with the Holy Spirit and began praising God as I had never done before. I actually woke myself up from the dream by singing out loud.
I lay in my bed trembling for sometime. I looked at the clock and it read 10:38pm. Oddly enough my senses were heightened to such a point I felt strongly impressed that I should read from The Book of the Acts of the Apostles, chapter ten, verse thirty-eight.
Call me crazy, but here is what I read:
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” (Act 10:38)
I heard a voice then say, “Christ in you is the hope of glory.”
My dream brought me to realize that the Presence is not some religious artifact to be seized upon and welded as a source of power. Rather, it is the Lord Jesus Himself, being Himself in me, and through me — right where I am.
And the same is true for you.
God’s will for each one of us is that we be “anointed with the Holy Spirit and power, going about doing good, and healing all who are under the power of the devil” – because Christ is in us, with us, and will make His Presence known through us!
Yes, Grace is the power of Christ to do God’s will; and Christ in you is the hope of glory; glory all around you….right where you are!
“Let’s walk on a little bit farther,” I said. “We have a real treat waiting for us just around the corner.”
Having made this journey before, I knew what was coming. And I could hardly wait for the others to see it.