God is looking for houses that are in order. That are set in order according to His Word and His will. He’s not looking for places that are set in order so that everyone feels comfortable. God’s agenda isn’t our comfort; God’s agenda is our transformation. What we need is a revival of understanding Biblical order in the House of God. The Word of God shows us that the most important aspect of any assembly of saints is the focus on God. There is a modern problem that has invaded churches and that problem is a focus on people. When we focus on people we become like the old plate spinners. They are constantly working to keep everything working with no true, effective goal. Plate spinners are entertaining and often very frustrated as well as stressed. The modern church is running around trying to keep people happy, spinning things for people so that the people feel good, entertained, and affirmed. Unfortunately, God ain’t in that.
God is truly looking for assemblies that will place a premium on His Word and His Presence. Though we are not under the law, we can look back at the Old Testament and discover some vital things about God’s Will for Himself and His People. When we look back to the Garden of Eden, we see God dwelling with Adam and Eve, until they disobeyed and they lost His Presence. We look throughout the prophets and a central issue is God wanting to dwell with His people. We look at the Children of Israel, and we see GOD WANTING TO DWELL WITH HIS PEOPLE. In the Old Testament, God truly dwelt among His People when they had established a tent of meeting for Him by following His instructions for how it was to be built (see Exodus 39-40). God’s Glorious Presence came upon a place when the place was prepared for Him. When the House was set in order, His Glory came. They weren’t plate spinning, they weren’t distracted, they were intentional in their approach, to have God, to host God, and to know God.
The point of today’s article is this… do we want God to manifest His Presence for His own Glory? Or do we want church as usual? We can have either. We can go to heaven having either because heaven isn’t based upon our actions but our faith. So, we can sit idly by and allow a move of God to pass us, or we can begin to set our house in order and watch as God doesn’t just abide with us but where He demonstrates Himself among us.
Make this confession of faith today:
In the name of Jesus, I am making more room in my life for more of God’s Presence. I want His life and love to explode through my life in power and demonstration. I declare that my church is growing in understanding how to host the Presence, the manifest Presence of God. I ask for more of God, everyday. I’m hungry for more of God, today, in the name of Jesus.