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He's Still There

John 10:30 - I and my Father are one.

Have you ever considered why sometimes we as saints depend on a feeling to be confident that the Lord is with us or in other words, “I’m in the Spirit”? God wants us to accept the fact that at Salvation, he took our soul and hid it in him, "For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God"(Colossians 3:3).

God purposely designed salvation so that he can be joined to us, that’s why He can feel what we feel, and we feel what He feels. That’s the only reason we can fellowship with Him. In the old covenant, there was no Oneness between God and man. God spoke to Moses in the form of a “burning bush” or He’d send messenger angels to deliver messages to other prophets. But in us He dwells, why then do we seek for a feeling to assure us of whether or not we’re in the spirit?

2 Corinthians 6:14
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Our father is indeed light and in Him there’s no darkness, which clarifies not only that there’s no darkness in Him, but it also tells us that He doesn’t fellowship with darkness. Darkness is the only operation that will put the fellowship between you and God to an end. “But what if you didn’t sin against God, but still feel as if God is not there?” Let’s look at a simple scenario: have you ever seen a mother teaching her child how to ride a bicycle. In teaching, the mother would first hold the bicycle seat or rest her hand on the back of their child to steady him. The mother would then get him to start pedaling. Then, the mother would say “look ahead, and not at the ground, which will help you to steer straight”. Then the mother would run alongside that child until he’s balanced and moving at a good speed before letting go. In letting go, the mother would stop and allow the child to ride along, and though the child continues to ride, it doesn’t mean the mother is not there.

The mother is a representation of God, the one who ‘runs alongside’. Though there are no feelings to back you up or to convince you that you’re in the spirit, God is still there. The fact that you don’t have some of the feelings you once had, means that He has now “let go” like the mother in our scenario - but is very much present.

In these moments, will you trust your feelings or will you trust the fact that God is in you and you in Him? Will you then lose your joy? Will you stop praising and worshipping? Didn’t God in His word say “I’ll never leave nor forsake you”? That should be our comfort, because if we don’t embrace this, the moment you don’t feel God (Holy Ghost) you’re going to accept and gravitate to other foreign emotions that oppose God. So today, what will you believe?

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