“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
“For where two or three are gathered together In My name,
I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:18-20
“I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
For me there is no greater thrill in all the world than the knowledge that Jesus is Present with me and in me ALWAYS! Glory!
I could give scripture after scripture to affirm this but I will just let the above statements of Jesus be our point of reference.
Jesus clearly declares that He will be with the believer in and follower of Him always! This is an awesome fact and one of the most missed or misunderstood things in our world today.
Often believers feel alone and never or seldom in personal contact with Jesus. How can we miss this? It is vital in order to go into all the world with the message of salvation in Jesus our Lord.
Whatever we face or where ever we go we can know that Jesus is with us.
I have carried the cross around the world and in every nation. Wherever I have been Jesus is there. Whatever I face Jesus is there. Jesus is with me always.
Time and again I have been in places where the only follower of Jesus is me. I am facing a crowd of people or soldiers in distant lands. People often say don’t you feel the power of the Devil or demonic spirits in that land. I say ‘No’. Why because Jesus is with me!
Often I will ask the people to repeat after me the Name of Jesus. The very moment they say His Name, even should they not even believe in Him. The very moment they say His Name’¦Jesus is there! In the midst of them! Often the Presence of the Lord is so strong that there is even weeping before I deliver the message.
As I have traveled the world with the cross I have walked and lived and ministered in the Presence of Jesus.
Where Jesus is all the fullness of God is!
For in Him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead body. Colossians 2:9
Just imagine that you were to see for real Jesus walking up to you and a friend or two. Wow, you would have no doubt that Jesus would and could meet your every need. Now this same Jesus is with us today. Jesus is Present in your life and mine. When you are praying for some need in a person’s life’¦Jesus hears you as you agree and Jesus is Present.
For all these years as I have carried the cross I have lived and walked and ministered in the Presence of the Lord Jesus along the roadsides of the world. I have seen stunning miracles and the mighty works of God. Yet I have not seen exactly the same things back in America and other places when I am just preaching. Why?
This summer Jesus led for me to do a seven day fast and prayer outside Heritage Christian Center in Denver, Colorado. Our pastor Bishop Dennis Leonard felt the leading of Jesus for the entire church to join in this mission. We fasted outside of the church on the grass between the parking lot and the street. We had communion every two hours. We have foot washing following the communion. We simply sat the three crosses up that I have carried around the world and begin to pray and pray with people.
What happened is something I have never experienced in America. We simply welcomed the Presence of Jesus and the Glory of God was Present and the mighty works of Jesus was manifested. People were saved, healed of all kinds of sickness and diseases. Jesus met needs of people from jobs to healing relationships. This came to be hundreds of people.
Now over four months later the same things have continued to happen here. Mark Leonard, our pastor’s son and our youth minister is moving in the same miracle power in the Presence of the Lord.
What happened was that as I set up the three crosses I felt at home. I felt on the road. I was praying and ministering as I have around the world. Not just speaking and sharing truth and inspiration but praying and speaking in the Presence of the Lord.
Now when I pray for someone I have the person welcome Jesus, welcome the Holy Spirit and welcome the Father in his or her life. Now they are aware of the Presence of God. Now in His Presence all things are possible!
I must state that nothing has diminished since this move of God started in August. We are just moving from Glory to Glory in Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Just as I have lived in the Presence of the Lord Jesus around the world you and I can live in His Presence day by day and minister in His Presence.
There is no stress in this and no anxiety.
Welcome Jesus! Welcome to meet this need in this person whatever it is.
I will close with just one Old Testament story as God is speaking with Moses. God says to Moses, “
And He (God) said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’ Exodus 33:14
Dear weary one, Jesus wants to go with you and be with you and you can have the Presence of God always in your life and calling. You do not have to be dry well. You can live in the refreshing living water! You can minister dear pastor or Sunday school teacher or deacon or follower of Jesus in the Presence of Jesus.
Welcome His Presence the next meeting you have. Be free for Jesus to do what He has always done. Fear not. Break out of the bondage of religion and into the freedom and glory of the Presence of Jesus.
Know Who is with you and then Go in Jesus Name.
Peace, love, blessings and miracles,
A pilgrim follower of Jesus,
Arthur and Denise Blessitt