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The Mark Of His Presence (1) by OkahStephen(m): 12:08am On Oct 02, 2017
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Atmosphere of the supernatural

And she said unto her husband, behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
2Kings 4:9.

Most believers are unaware of the spiritual realm, even if they are aware they are not conscious of it. And for most who are conscious of it, they have not experienced it.
The spiritual realm, the supernatural is as real as the physical realm, even more real than the natural.
There are planes, communities, entities, substance etc. that exist in the spiritual realm, just like trees, animals, people, institutions etc. exist in the natural.
In the spiritual realm, the God-plane exists just as a demonic plane also exists. It is the God plane because that is the realm of operation of the Spirit of God. Angels too are common in that realm, Cherubims and Seraphims, chariots of fire etc.
The other realm is demonic because that is the realm where Satan and his cohorts gain dominance. This realm can also influence the realm of the mind but if submitted to the HolySpirit can be chaneled aright.
Everyman who is not born again is open and vulnerable to the demonic realm, same for a believer who opens himself up to such atmosphere.
The expectation of God is that every believer walk in the God-realm reality of the supernatural world.

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear son.
Colossians 1:13

We have been brought from a government of satan into the government of God.
The day we gave our lives to Christ, we were initiated into the atmosphere, the community of God. We were absorbed into the family of God. We are to begin to learn to walk in the reality of that existence.

The light we received is not to be hidden. The life we carry is suppose to find expression, we ought to radiate that life. And if we are radiating that life, that supernatural atmosphere, people cannot but perceive it and be changed.
On his way to Shunem, seeing him, a woman could perceive that Elisha was a holy man of God. The surprising thing is, Elijah was not preaching, he wasn't praying, there was no record that he was even dressed like a man of God, notwithstanding the woman could perceive that he was a holy man of God. He could be identified with God.
More than men want to hear you preach, pray or dress, they want to perceive God in your life. They want to see the tangible evidence of the God you profess. God cannot be hidden, if you're truly representing Him, He can be seen and felt all over you, it is not something you can hide. It is called the tangibility of His presence, an atmosphere that if you carry can't hide.
How did the woman know he was an holy man of God?. She perceived something!. What did she perceive?. It must have been the supernatural atmosphere that Elijah carried.
What is this atmosphere all about?. We can see a glimpse of the constituent of that atmosphere from 2Kings 6:15-17.

And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold a host compassed the city both with a horses and chariots.
And his servant said unto him, alas, my master! how shall we do?
And he answered, fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man ; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

Elisha moved with an entourage, an atmosphere that could not be seen with the physical eyes. That was probably what the woman perceived. Perception is a spiritual sense.
She didn't know by a physical indication.

Jesus operated such atmosphere while he was one earth. An example was the mad man of Gadara in Mark 5:1-15. Everyman had tried to tame the man, all to no avail. Without saying a word, the devil in the man saw Jesus and began to tremble. What did the devil see?. What ails you oh mountain, that you skip like ram?. It was the presence of God the devil saw!.
We can carry such presence and come to a point just like Jesus where devils begin to tremble on seeing us.
We can come to a point where we carry this presence insomuch that when people come into the circumference of where we are, they fall under power for the intensity of that atmosphere. That's how real it can be!.

As soon as he had said to them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
John 18:6

All Jesus said was 'I am He', and they all fell under power. That's the atmosphere!.
It was same with Peter(Acts 5:12-16), same with Paul(Acts 19:11-12).

This is the mark of every true believer - The mark of His presence, the atmosphere of the supernatural with purity and sanctity.

Question: Have anyone ever perceive God around you?.

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