Wednesday, April 20, 2016

"The Shift from Visitation to Habitation" Podcast

Podcast from Sunday night, April 17th, at SOG:

"The Shift from Visitation to Habitation"

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Patricks notes:
Shift from Visitation to Habitation
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? Luke 2:49 
Prophet Bob Jones: “I’ve had the angels come to me twice now and speak Luke 2:49 to me, and this is one of your callings, it’s time you be about your Daddy’s business, and what your Daddy wants to do in this town is build a Temple of living stones that He can co-habitate in. I don’t really think He’s as much interested in a visitation as He is setting up shop, and this is what your called to do, and this is the Word I had for you, that’s why I come!”
The Holy Spirit is showing His remnant that He desires to set up His habitation in the Church. He’s not as much interested in visitation as He is habitation. 
The difference between the two. 
Example: He gave us-the Welsh Revival-when it manifested it was habitation that saved a nation and changed society transformed the Church in that nation. 100,000 were saved in 6 months. Then after it, it broke out at Azusa Street but it changed from habitation to visitation that did not save our nation or change our society. God continued to visit but it was a lower Spiritual manifestation. 
God is saying He wants habitation like He did in our City of Rochester, New York where the whole City was saved and our society changed and His Church here was transformed. 
Both manifestations of habitation were birthed through much prayer.
Evan Roberts would come under the unction of prayer for 8 hours a day for a year then after a year he was caught up to Heaven and saw 100,000 saved in his nation of Wales and six months later it was fulfilled.
Brother Daniel Nash and four others were so burdened in prayer taken over by the Holy Spirit for months in groaning and travail by the Spirit then Charles G. Finney came and preached the Gospel and 95% of the people in the City of Rochester, New York were saved. Finney said it was their prayers that opened the Heavens over Rochester and saved this City. 
God’s Presence, In All His Power and Glory, Has Been Manifested Within Us! 
The Ark of the covenant was a visible sign to Israel of God’s Presence dwelling in the midst of them. His glorious awesome Presence, that he manifested on Mount Sanai; that He manifested in the wilderness when His glory filled the Tabernacle; that He manifested when His Presence so filled Solomon’s Temple the Priest’s could not stand, has been manifested IN US!
God’s Presence, in all His power and glory, has been manifested among us as He LIVES, WALKS, and WORKS THROUGH US! 
The Ark is gone, the Temple is gone. Today God’s Temple is the Body of Christ, made up of innummerable members joined together by the indwelling of His Spirit.
For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 2 Corinthians 6:16
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Ephesians 2:19-22
Through the indwelling of God’s Spirit, we have become the HABITATION OF GOD, where His Presence dwells. And in this end-time hour, as we begin to place our total dependence upon Him, God is going to manifest His glory, His power and His Presence in our lives until all the world will know that He is the Almighty God of the heavens and earth. 
After the Temple was destroyed, God promised He would come and manifest His glory among His people.
For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her. Zechariah 2:5
The Presence of Almighty God is around us today as an impenetrable shield. He has manifested His glory in us and is with us today, as He was with Israel! His glory is in our midst! 
God has promised: 
Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD. And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee. 
And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. Zechariah 2:10-12
He promised through Haggai that:
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2:6-9
Those prophecies are concerning the Body of Christ today. WE have become the HABITATION OF GOD ALMIGHTY! 
His Presence, His power, His glory, all that He has and is has been manifested IN US! 
And as God has promised, the glory of His Presence manifested within the Body of Christ will be far greater than the glory which He manifested in the midst of Israel.
Prophecy: “On December 29, 2011 Bob Jones was given Haggai 2:9 and told that peace and prosperity would be given to the believers in the church. To those who know their God they will know God’s peace and prosperity during a time of judgment. It will be the best of times for those who know God and the worst of times for those who don’t.
Glory brings Separation
To what extent the glory will come we don’t know but Bob has believed for 42 years that it will begin this year. The glory will bring a great separation between sheep and goats. God will separate the sheep from the goats single handedly. There’s a separating of the sheep and goats this day among the nations. The sheep you will see graze nicely upon God’s lofty hills and become wealthy and wise while the goats fall by the wayside. The goats will continue to be unclean while the sheep draw nearer to God. We are called to walk with God and be His sheep herders.
God’s Glory Arises
In this day of much devastation you will see God’s glory extended to the believer. The day of God’s glory is coming as the smoke from the rubble clears and we will see God’s glory arise from the ashes of the heap. His glory will be displayed as the saints go forth in love, joy and truth. They will display God’s love and extend healing to the weak and faint of heart. No longer will man doubt God’s love nor His power. 
The believer will rest in the peace of God and prosper in the fullness of His abiding glory as the glory returns to His church.”