GOD + ME = ?
by Becky Dewitt
Years ago I had the privilege to attend a conference where an internationally known man of God spoke these words, “God plus me equals unlimited possibility. These words are the hidden factor in the life of every Believer. Sometime, the Body of Christ forgets that the Almighty, the Creator of the universe is positioned and lives on the inside of us. It is by His incredible plan that He has deposited His Holy Spirit in each and every one of us. Not only do we need to remember that He is within, but He is the part of us that keeps it all together!
The Father, the potter, loves to work on His creation. We are constantly in the process of changing from glory to glory and from faith to faith. All little water (word) and a little clay (flesh) being worked everyday. Now that He is on the inside, He works on us in every area from both sides. Each time we receive a touch; He leaves His fingerprint on the outside, while working the spiritual DNA that has been activated on the inside. “The vessel of clay that was marred in the hand of the potter ahs been made again another.” (Jeremiah 18:4).
It all began with the new birth experience. He is always working through the movement of the Holy Spirit on the inside. It is the spiritual DNA that gives us access to the mysteries of the kingdom and eternal information. It is because the Holy Spirit dwells, takes up residence, in us that we are quickened, made alive and aware of the eternal presence. He downloads and deposits His presence continually initiating change, performing a work until the day of completion.
Believers quote “greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world” all the time. (I John 4:4). It has become cliché to the point that we have neglected to seek God for the true revelation and power behind this scripture. When we really receive a deeper understanding of this word, one will seek not to grieve the Holy Spirit so easily with the actions and words that loosely spoken. We fail to realize that the world is not the only audience that is watching and listening. He hears and sees your every activity in thought, word, and deed. In fact, all of heaven is watching.
“Let no corruption communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:29-30). Do not let the enemy steal your future by the words you speak. He works with your doubt and unbelief. If you speak it, he is there to work with it and work out for you. But if you are speaking the word of God, he tries to steal it, kill it, and destroy it before the manifestation. (John 10:10). There are some things that God has sealed on the inside of you that you don’t even know about. When something is sealed, it is marked or stamped as evidence of authenticity to prevent and secure against tampering or leakage.
Many of us would have fainted, fell out and leaked everywhere from the constant barrage of the enemy. The deposit of the Holy Spirit is what sustains you in every situation. As you receive the Word constant filling and enlarging on the inside, it becomes engrafted or a part of your very being. The attachment of the Word is what builds your spirit even the more.
As the Word is building you, there is always a time of testing and pruning. Every situation or problem we label, as a crisis is a test to determine where our faith level is in the God that we state that we trust. Whatever the it is, these tough circumstances are just a hidden opportunity for our God to flex His muscles to show up and show out as El Shaddai, the all sufficient one and El Elyon, the most high God.
Take a moment to mediate on who is on the inside of you. He is in the deepest part of you just waiting to work with you for unlimited possibilities. He is the key to your greatness. What is it that you think that you cannot do? Whatever it is, prepare to do it because you have a guide and helper like no other. Don’t even worry about the attempts of the enemy to frustrate you on the surface, dig deep and let the Holy Spirit released something that awesome, dangerous, and will annihilate his plan. He didn’t have a clue that it was in you! Start now for the New Year focusing on your purpose and the destiny ahead. Always remember there is a hidden factor, a deposit in you!
“Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.” (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)