Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the man of God behind the commentary in the Rhapsody of Realities Bible, constantly preaches about the importance of intention. If we do not have intent in our actions, beliefs, and glory then our faith is hollow of substance. You cannot just say the words of the Lord, you must truly feel Him in every bone in our body. Belief cannot be passive, you must be active in your faith throughout your life.
“And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them” (Acts 19:11-12)
His presence in you
The presence of the Lord is in us no matter where we go or where life takes us. Take for example a person who is not a practicing Christian, does not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and obviously hasn’t yet received the Holy Spirit. Then suddenly, one day, the woman or man in question begins to speak in tongues in an encounter with you. This may seem like unusual behavior.
Yet, you mustn’t prolong your stunned state. You may ask yourself how such a drastic change can occur. Well, it happens, and much more frequently than one might imagine.
What happened to that person was an impartation, similar to that on the handkerchiefs and aprons that were taken from Paul’s body to heal the sick.
For example, I can rub myself on you and particles from my own clothes will come on to you. I could hug you and my smell will be on you. That doesn’t mean I’m in you. In the same way, the fact that that fellow spoke in tongues doesn’t mean the Holy Spirit was in him.
In Numbers 22:28 it states “Then the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth, and it said to Balaam, “What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?”
We read how a donkey spoke with a man’s voice and forbade the madness of the prophet. Was God living in the donkey? Not exactly.
In order to have the Lord’s Spirit in you, to be saved, you must have intention. Your heart must be in it. Without intention, you are just a vessel, with no substance of grace.
“Dear father, thank you for your Spirit that lives in me; I’m conscious of your divine presence in me that beautifies my life, and transforms my word. Christ in me makes me more than a conqueror, a victor and an overcomer in this life. Hallelujah!”