Environment And Presence

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Series: Visiting Speakers

Sunday 6th March 2016 – Eddie O’Neil

(Eph. 5:14); (Ps. 100:5; Ps. 106:1; Ps. 107:1: Ps. 136:3;
Ps. 118:29); (1 Cor. 3:16); 
(Rom. 8:11); (Rev. 4:1-11);
(Luke 1:37);
(Matt. 19:29); (Matt. 10:40-42);
Luke 15:11-32; 
1 Cor. 14:24-25; (John. 2:1-12)

We need to pick up the frequency of the Holy Spirit; we have to tune in our receiver. We have to exercise our spirit man (Eph. 5:14), pick up the frequency of the Spirit of God and respond to that. We have to be tuned spiritually, not just naturally. Our spirit-man exalts God. He responds to thanksgivings and not to moaning. He responds to the corporate opening of our mouths. Thanksgiving must come out of our mouth to express our thanksgivings to God (Ps. 100:5; Ps. 106:1; Ps. 107:1: Ps. 136:3; Ps. 118:29). When we respond corporately and when we release something from our spirit man, God responds with His presence and we know in our spirit-man He is here. We release something of His presence; we do not only come for presence, we release presence; we release who we are. In the corporate environment we can release the presence of God.

Allow the Holy Spirit to invade and allow Him to disrupt, He may work outside of your frame of reference and old religious concepts. His presence is tangible. Glory is visible. God is here by His Spirit because we are carriers of His Spirit. The Spirit of God dwells within you. He resides there (1 Cor. 3:16; Rom. 8:11). If you have come to church this morning you have come to the wrong place because we are the Temple and the Holy Spirit resides in us. So we do not only come for presence but we come with the expectancy to release the presence of God so that something can be effected in peoples’ lives.

Imagine what the sound is like in heaven! (Rev. 4: 1-11) They praise Him! His precious blood bought us. We praise Him not only because He has done that but because of who He is. He is the precious Lamb of God! It is astounding what God is doing in our midst just because He is present and not just mentally present. He can invade our gatherings every time we get together. In this situation people are healed by speaking the Word in His Presence. It is not hype! One visitation of the Spirit of God radically changes people lives. It is not manufactured; it is just the presence of God. It is not impossible for God to come on the scene and change your life and your circumstances (Luke 1:37; Matt. 19:29). When the Spirit moves He touches flesh and flesh knows it. The Holy Spirit quickens things to you.

Seed was found in the pyramids which grew after lying for 2000 years in a tomb and multiplied after the genesis origin. Just put the seed in an accurate environment and it will grow after its original DNA. You have to wake up your spirit-man. The death in the tomb could not inhibit the power and the life in the seed. Just put it in the right environment; put it in Presence, water it, give it sunlight and it is destined to produce after its own kind. You could experience some form of death physically, soulishly, religiously, and life carries on exactly the same. As long you stay in that environment that is what you will experience. If you remain in an environment of religion, that is where you will stay. If you remain in an environment of unforgivingness, that is where you will stay and you will die like that without experiencing the life that is inside of you. But come into the environment of life, the environment of the Spirit of God, come into the corporate environment of worship and something transpires inside of you. In the correct environment all of a sudden people will function according to their genesis origin how God created them. And the seed of Christ inside of them will be generated and activated.

By the Word and the Spirit you grow up. When we come into a corporate environment and release it, God will respond. Supernatural intervention can happen in one moment and it can happen today as you hear this word and pick up the frequency of the Spirit of God. So in the environment of His presence, coming together is no labour anymore. It is enjoyment. Religion can become boring. When you are open to the Holy Spirit it is not boring anymore, things happen. It can happen anywhere, in the home groups, in your business, in the work place. Be cognisant of the Holy Spirit, aware of the Holy Spirit. You have come into a household. A father in the household brings security. Where there is honour and acceptance of a father in the house, the children will access the graces on the father for their benefit. If you honour a prophet, you will receive a prophet’s reward; if you honour a righteous man you will receive the reward of a righteous man (Matt. 10:40-42). But you could also have a prophet and a righteous man together. But if you see the sent one in your midst just as a normal person and you do not acknowledge a father in the house, you do not receive the reward. It is an acknowledgement of it; he is a carrier of presence. When there is recognition of the grace gift in the Body; there is this presence. Where there is the father, and you know he is a true father when he does not dominate you nor manipulate you but he will celebrate your strengths and enhance who you are; not being jealous. You have to recognise the presence that one carries. There is a father in this house that carries presence. The purpose of that is to raise up the children, raise up the sons as we associate with that presence in our house. God has something destined for this house far greater than you can think. You are going to see the structures of this house change but the values systems will remain; but the methodology will change. It will be like bees coming to a flower. You will see a younger generation start standing up and taking their positions with a father in the house bringing order and rule in the house.

The story of the prodigal son is actually the story of an extravagant father (Luke 15:11-32). The younger son received money. That is not a true inheritance. There is such a thing as a spiritual inheritance. The young man left the environment where there was light, love and appreciation. He went to an environment of a tomb and he experienced death. He experienced separation from his father. Then he came back and received his true inheritance (cloak, ring on his finger, shoes on his feet) because he returned to the presence of a father. Then came the advantage of the connection with a father. The elder son was in the house with no identity, in the presence of the father but not acknowledging the father. He was an orphan in the house. The son in the house was in a tomb. The father also had to go out to him and bring him back into the party, the house. He had to come back to the womb where life was once again generated. But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all; the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you (1 Cor. 14:24-25). This means he is hearing the truth where the Spirit of God is present. The secrets of his heart are revealed to himself. He will know this is reality, this is not fake, not religion. We are carriers of presence and also dispensers of presence (John 2:1-12). There were six clay pots at the wedding, six being the number of man. Jesus asked to fill the pots with water. He wanted to change something with the number of man to something of value. They dispensed life. You have become a dispenser. You are dispensers of life for you have received life and you create presence wherever you go; you dispense it. Thank God for His presence resident in you.