20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
There are many who quote this saying of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ but never come to an understanding of multiplication in the way that He meant it. We understand that He is saying that if two or three of us down here on Earth gather together for the sake of prayers of agreement, church service, or praise and worship, that His presence would be there to help us and fight our battles for us. What many have not considered is the fact that God is reverberating the scripture here that says, “God is not a man that He should lie” (Numbers 23:19), and many don’t catch it. That is what is so awesome about the God that we serve. He says things that takes the unction of His Holy Spirit to understand.
15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
Jesus telling Mary not to touch Him for He had not ascended unto the Father at the time, shows us the 2 or 3 factor. While He was down here on Earth, there were still 2 in Heaven, the Father and the Holy Spirit of God. God the Father is never left alone in Heaven and neither is His Holy Spirit left alone in Heaven. The “two” were sitting in Heaven on the Throne as the Son did what He had to do for man down here. Heaven is vast, Heaven is an Eternity! Heaven is the place that counts. All of life as we know it started there. Earth is just one of God’s creations, even Genesis tells us that. The Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the sky, heavens, man, animals, waters, etc. We see this also in Acts 1:5 where Jesus tells the followers, “wait for the promise of the Father, which ye had heard of me. For John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” He is promising them that there is another Character of God, the Holy Spirit, who is coming to be with them when He leaves. We are never left alone. Meanwhile, the Spirit is sitting in Heaven with the Father. (Companionship.) Companionship is a lovely thing. God doesn’t intend for anyone to be alone. That’s why He sent His Spirit to be with us. At our loneliest times, when we think that we are alone, He is there. All that we have to do is talk to Him and He will answer. What many do not realize is that He speaks in different ways, not just audibly. You can be reading a book or a message and words will jump out at you from off of the page. That’s God. He is directing you. You can get online, then read the newspaper, and then open your mail or watch Tv and a certain word or words will pop up and take prescedence over everything else….that’s God. If you’ve been asking God if someone in your life is genuine, He can use many vehicles in your day and show you the word, “genuine”. You will see the word in your morning newspaper, or a magazine or a commercial on television. He’s telling you “yes!” It’s beautiful how God works. Some of us miss it looking in all the wrong places. Shall we say, “Hidden in plain sight?” Hidden from satan, open to you.
Once Jesus went up to meet with the Father portion of the Godhead, only then did He send the Spirit to us. Acts Chapter 2.
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilæans?
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judæa, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judæa, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Now, there are 2 characters of the Godhead in Heaven watching over us and 1 down here on Earth Who remains until the day of Jesus Christs return. The Holy Spirit is our Teacher and our Guide. He wants us to invite Him into our day when we awaken. He wants to be there to put us asleep at night after hearing our evening prayers. He’s a Teacher, that’s what He does. He listens to us and either He agrees with us or lovingly corrects. He is the Administrator of the Godhead, administrating us as we attempt to live Holy as God is Holy.
administerverb1 the union is administered by a central executive | Leighton administers an entire department: manage, direct, control, operate, regulate, conduct, handle, run, organize, supervise, superintend, oversee, preside over, govern, rule, lead, head, steer; be in control of, be in charge of, be responsible for, be at the helm of; informal head up.2 the lifeboat crew administered first aid: dispense, issue, give, provide, apply, allot, distribute, hand out, dole out, disburse.3 a gym shoe was used to administer punishment: inflict, mete out, deal out, deliver.
If someone is having a hard time living the sanctified life it is only because they are rejecting the Holy Spirit of God’s Administration over them. If you refuse Him, you will not live a justified, sanctified and Holy life. You just cannot do it correctly on your own and no, it’s not “Just do it” or “Do as thou wilt.”
Do the math. 3 up! (Godhead) 2 down. (Adam and Eve). Then after their sin it became 2 up! (Father and Spirit) and 1 down (Jesus.) The sum total of this process is actually 8. 8 is the number of new beginnings. The only thing that can happen now after all of this is …. A NEW BEGINNING! Jesus is coming back soon and we shall all be free from the works of the enemy. God will throw all of our enemies in the fiery furnace below for an Eternity and our minds will be renewed, our surroundings cleaner and our mansions will be awaiting our manicuring and love. Oh! And yes, satan took 1/3rd of the angels in Heaven but he got it ALL wrong. he just didn’t understand the concept. That’s what made him think that he had branded his kingdom on the Earth. he thought that he had his 2/3rds. He did actually but he was lacking God’s total power. The only power that he got was the power that was given to man to adminstrate this Earth. Whoops! Sorry Charlie! What he failed to realize is that man had human power, the Holy Ghost wasn’t here yet. That’s what satan got as a gift from man….only human power. Not the sum total of God’s Complete Power. (Thank God. Can you imagine?)
I hope that you enjoyed this writing. It lets us know that we are not alone. Ever. We are never alone because God is not a man that He should lie. #Smile!
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