The first time we saw God in the manifestation of the physical human body was when Jesus was made flesh (the incarnation of the Son of God). John 1:14 reveals that Jesus, the effulgence of God’s glory (Hebrews 1:3), the Word of God, lived among humans. God was made man in the flesh and the Bible calls it the mystery of godliness (1 Timothy 3:16). Under the Old Covenant, we saw different emblems, signs, or symbols typifying the manifestation of God among God’s people. Examples are the cloud of glory (Exodus 24:16); the pillar of fire (Exodus 13:21); the burning bush (Exodus 3:2-4). God revealed His presence in physical ways such that the people could tell that God was in their midst. So, the invisible God can reveal Himself in the visible world; though invisible, yet He can be substantiated in physical, visible terms. Again, creation reveals the invisible God to us. Nature reveals God to us (Romans 1:20), so God, though invisible can be made known in the physical. It doesn’t mean that one will see His eyes or ears, but one can tell that His nature, character, attributes are made manifest in our midst.
God is omniscient; His all-knowing ability can be revealed. God is omnipotent; His almighty ability can be made manifest in the physical. God is omnipresent; His ability to be everywhere at once can be experienced in the physical realm. God is not limited by time and space. He is the almighty God. The Scripture is replete with manifestations or appearances of God, from Genesis to Revelation. God is not the hidden God; He is the revealing God; He is the manifesting God. God always wants to reveal Himself to His people; He is willing to show Himself strong to those who love and trust Him. The attributes of God can be articulated and substantiated as what is called the manifestation of the Spirit. Beyond the telling of the mouth, you can tell that God is in a place by the manifestation of His Spirit. In simple words, the manifestation of the Spirit is God revealing Himself in physical, tangible, finite, and palpable terms. Desire to experience the manifest presence of God today. Long to see God reveal Himself to you. Indeed, the tabernacle of God is with men. Don’t ever think or believe that God loves to hide Himself from His people. No, He doesn’t! God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3).
My Solid Front (Confession):
Heavenly Father, I thank You that You are interested in showing or revealing Yourself to me. Thank You for giving me your Spirit to dwell in me that I may enjoy Your manifest presence. I hereby declare that I am the temple of God and that You manifest Yourself to me daily, in Jesus’ Name!
Genesis 28:16-17; Exodus 33:18-20.