I was studying the book of Leviticus and I saw how much God Himself took time to explain what and what makes people unclean and the process they must go through to be cleansed from their uncleanness, in fact, it was so serious in those days that if you touch something that had been touched by someone who has been termed “unclean”, you also would be automatically unclean until the next evening. So, I asked the Lord saying “Why is uncleanness so strong to this point?”, then He said “this law was given to the Israelites because I was physically staying among them such that they could see My glory face to face, enjoying the depths of My presence demands a lot of purity”—Meaning that God wouldn’t be able to go along with the children of Israel the way He wanted if they are not clean before His eyes.
I studied this standard of uncleanness and purification in the old testament days and I discovered that God doesn’t joke with it to the point that God is ready to kill any priest who reach out his hands to touch holy things while he is ceremonially unclean, you also need to know that this uncleanness I’m talking about does not mostly involve sinning, in fact, some of them is just what many of us do on daily basis—But my point is, if the standard of purity is as high as this in the old testament, how much more today where God now desire a higher level of purity, which is, purity of spirit, soul and body! In our present dispensation, God is willing to go along with us both physically and spiritually (because we are under a better covenant with better promises) but I discovered that majority of Christians today are too unclean and impure to have the REAL presence of God, you see, we have different levels of God’s presence:
1) There’s a COMMON PRESENCE OF GOD. By this, I mean God is present at every place at every time, both in the brightest light and in the thickest darkness, both among sinners and saints, and both in the secret places and open places of everywhere that exists.
2) COVENANT PRESENCE OF GOD. An example of this is the statement of Jesus, which is “wherever two or three are gathered together in my name, I will be right there in their midst”, therefore, whether you see Jesus or not, He is always in places where they gather together in His name (because He must honor His words)
3) POWER PRESENCE. Here, God is not only present but His Power is also fully present with him to do anything He wants to do which includes healing, miracles, deliverance, signs and wonders.
4) GLORY PRESENCE. This is the kind of presence the Israelites saw in the wilderness, they saw the Glory of God physically, they weren’t seeing it in a vision or dream, they saw it face to face, even Moses had one of the closest relationships a man could ever had with God on earth, he spoke with God on a very close level (face to face)…the Glory Presence is when you can literally see angels walking the streets of your community.
I don’t know how much of God you desire to have but if you really want to see the Glory of God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven, then you must be so pure within and without (Matthew 5:8), How clean is your heart and mind?, how pure are your thoughts?, how clean is your body and dressing before God?…The Lord told me recently that the way some of us dress is too unclean for His angels to visit us with His blessings, Now, if your dressing is chasing away angels, how do you think you will enter heaven with such dressing lifestyle?! Many of the things God termed unclean in the old testament was because they contained some level of darkness or are vulnerable to be manipulated or polluted by darkness…there are some things we do today that are not actually sinful but can be easily controlled and used by the dark kingdom against us, be watchful!
WE THANK GOD FOR THE BLOOD OF JESUS BECAUSE THE WHOLE WORLD HAS BEEN SERIOUSLY POLLUTED BY DARKNESS, YES, EVEN THE THINGS WE EAT AND USE EVERY DAY!!
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE POLLUTION OF MINDS, EMOTIONS AND SPIRITS?, WHAT ABOUT THE POLLUTIONS YOU BROUGHT UPON YOURSELF DELIBERATELY?…WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR BODY?, WHAT ADDICTIONS ARE YOU FEEDING?, WHEN WILL YOU CUT TIES WITH THE SINFUL PARTNERS YOU ARE MOVING WITH?—YOU DON’T NEED TO GET OFFENDED IF GOD HAS REFUSED TO TOUCH AND HELP YOU, WHY?, BECAUSE GOD HATES DIRTY VESSELS!!! Amen.
©️ A. A. Emmanuel