CREATING AN ATMOSPHERE FOR GOD

Apr 23, 2023

God wanted to dwell among men but the environment was not favourable for Him. That is why He asked Moses to make for Him a sanctuary according to His pattern. The recreated spirit of man is the atmosphere that is like the atmosphere of heaven.

Exodus 25:1,8-9 [1] Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying… [8] And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. [9] According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it.

Exodus 25:40 And see to it that you make them according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain.

But for that atmosphere to be drawn from our spirit to our senses, it must go through the soul. 

That is why as we pray to God, we must pay attention to the things that the Holy Spirit is asking us to align within our souls that hinder his flow to our senses.

We must do things that create the right spiritual atmosphere for the Holy Spirit to flow freely.

Read:

Psalms 133:1-3

Hebrews 10:25

That is why it’s important for believers to fellowship together in unity.

There is a corporate blessing and anointing that we experience as believers every time we engage in corporate prayers which is different from what you experience when you pray privately. But we can only partake of this grace and anointing when we become spiritually greedy and hungry for it.

Below are some examples of people who disrupted Jesus’ ministry when they created an atmosphere to operate on them by their great hunger and thirst for Him.

  1. The men who were carrying the paralytic man

Luke 5:18-26 [18] Then behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Him. [19] And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus. [20] When He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” …—He said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”

Their faith was the right spiritual hunger and greed that created the atmosphere that attracted God’s intervention.

  1. The woman with the issue of blood.

Mark 5:26-29 [26]and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. [27] When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. [28] For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” [29] Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.

Nothing could stop this woman’s desire to be healed. She pressed in against all odds until she drew power from Jesus.

  1. Blind Bartimaeus

Mark 10:46-48 [46] Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging. [47] And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” [48] Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” …

Blind Bartimaeus did not stop calling on Jesus despite the opposition. He knew that Jesus was the only solution to his long-standing predicament. No one could stop him!

How hungry and thirsty are you? God has everything that you and I need but it requires hunger and thirst; that is the atmosphere that attracts God.

  1. The sinful woman

Luke 7:37-38 [37] And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, [38]and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.

This woman poured her ALL on Jesus. Such are the people that God is looking for; the hungry, thirsty, and greedy.

Remember, He is no respecter of persons; He responds where He detects hunger and thirst. Therefore, you must create an atmosphere that will attract Him and bring down heaven on earth by being spiritually hungry and thirsty.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.