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Right Where You Are

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“In Him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)

niagara-falls“Oh, I so want to live in this place called Grace!” a young lady cried out. “Or, rather, I so want this Grace to live in me!!”

Several others expressed themselves with equal passion, and we all felt God’s Spirit moving upon us in a tangible way that caused us to tremble.

“Can you now see how this Journey has served in preparing us, changing us, and opening us for the entrance of God’s Grace into our inner-being?” I asked.

Let me tell you a strange dream I had last night.

I was an adventurous explorer in a tunnel looking for The Presence, a very rare artifact from the days of Jesus; which was reported to have miraculous powers that would heal and deliver all who were over-powered by the devil.

I had long searched for this holy treasure and was assured by trusted friends that I would find it in these tunnels. After scrunching my way through a tight stretch I entered into a large chamber, that seemed to pulsate with a deep, resonating beat – like a heart. I stood very still; not knowing what to do next.

I then looked about and saw, directly above my head, a placard embedded into the ceiling of the chamber. On it were written strange words: “Iti Swhe Reyo Uare.” I phonetically pronounced the words, but could make no sense of them at all.

And suddenly I saw what it was saying – “It is Where You Are!”

I excitedly reached upward to remove the placard, knowing that The Presence was directly above me. As soon as I did so a great gush of liquid poured forth all over me, as though I were under a water fall. I was filled with the Holy Spirit and began praising God as I had never done before. I actually woke myself up from the dream by singing out loud.

I lay in my bed trembling for sometime. I looked at the clock and it read 10:38pm. Oddly enough my senses were heightened to such a point I felt strongly impressed that I should read from The Book of the Acts of the Apostles, chapter ten, verse thirty-eight.

Call me crazy, but here is what I read:

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” (Act 10:38)

I heard a voice then say, “Christ in you is the hope of glory.”

My dream brought me to realize that the Presence is not some religious artifact to be seized upon and welded as a source of power. Rather, it is the Lord Jesus Himself, being Himself in me, and through me — right where I am.

And the same is true for you.

God’s will for each one of us is that we be “anointed with the Holy Spirit and power, going about doing good, and healing all who are under the power of the devil” – because Christ is in us, with us, and will make His Presence known through us!

Yes, Grace is the power of Christ to do God’s will; and Christ in you is the hope of glory; glory all around you….right where you are!

“Let’s walk on a little bit farther,” I said. ”We have a real treat waiting for us just around the corner.”  

Having made this journey before, I knew what was coming. And I could hardly wait for the others to see it.

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  1. July 15th, 2014 at 09:08 | #1

    This thrills my heart so much. What a good, kind, God we serve!

  2. Tops Taylor
    July 15th, 2014 at 09:33 | #2

    This is the best dream ever and it’s revelation is for all of us who believe! Thanks James and Holy Spirit!

  3. Amy Rieg
    July 15th, 2014 at 20:44 | #3

    These teachings on the Grace of God have been such a blessing to me. Thank you so much!

  4. ML Morlock
    July 26th, 2014 at 01:07 | #4

    Always love when you teach of Grace. It’s always timely! Love you guys!