“If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part, He is blasphemed, but on your part, He is glorified” 1 Peter 4:14
Early in my ministry, I was privileged to meet an internationally well-known prophet whose ministry was very well regarded in USA. God used him mightily to bless many nations. There was such a tangible presence of God (glory) resting upon him. However, when I met him again 12 years later, I was shocked to see that he was no longer hosting the manifest presence of God’s glory. Upon his request, I prayed with him and he was restored and he later shared his testimony with me. All glory to God!
All believers have the Holy Spirit in them, but very few have the manifest presence of God’s glory resting upon them. Some anointed ministers of God who started well, later lost the tangible manifest presence of God in their ministry without them knowing. In 1 Samuel 15, King Saul compromised out of fear and he did not obey God’s instructions completely and he was rejected by God. Likewise, we must be careful not to compromise what God has asked us to do especially, to preach His holy word without compromise. If we fear that people may leave our ministry and we do not do completely what God has asked us to do, slowly, His anointing will depart from us.
In 1 Samuel 15:24-28, 16:14, the LORD took the kingdom away from Saul because he sinned and violated the LORD’S command and His instructions. Saul was afraid of the people and so he gave in to them. As a result, the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him.
Never compromise the VISION that God had put in our hearts and our INTEGRITY.
Saul lost the most precious treasure - that was the manifest presence of Spirit of God upon him.
A man of God once wrote, “His presence is not upon us to be commandeered or directed by us. Instead, we are tools in his hand. If there is a dove resting on my shoulder in the natural and I don’t want it to fly away, how am I going to walk around this room? Every step will be with the dove in mind. Every movement I make will be to preserve what I value most.”
An insight of how God will use an earthly vessel to host the manifest presence of His glory is in the following link:-
If we are dry spiritually, it will be wise to do a spiritual check-up, to examine our love for God and others and what is the state of our heart and attitude? Have we lost the fire for God and have strayed out of His will.
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Paul K P Ang 洪 光 炳
Ordained Minister (California)
Arsenal of Fire Global
July 1, 2020
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