Today’s opening Scripture tells us that God appeared to Abram. John 4:24 tells us that God is a Spirit, and though the physical senses cannot perceive Him because He is a Spirit, yet several portions of the Scriptures show us that He can be made manifest in the physical, in such a way that the physical senses can perceive Him. John 1:1 says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The Word was God and was with God in Spirit form, then verse 14 of John 1 tells us that the Word that had been with God in the beginning was made flesh and dwelt among men. John says “…and we beheld his glory…” In other words, He became perceptible to the physical senses! Wow! Again, in John 14:21, the Lord Jesus said that He would manifest Himself to the one that keeps His commandment. 1 Corinthians 12:7 also tells us about the physical manifestation of the unseen Spirit. The Greek word for manifestation in that verse is ‘Phanerosis’ which means ‘to make known’ or ‘to exhibit’. It means that the Spirit of God can make Himself known in the Church such that everyone can know that He is present. So, the Scripture makes it clear that God, though a Spirit being, can be made manifest in the physical.
When believers gather together in faith and worship God with thanksgiving and gratitude, He manifests Himself. How does God manifest Himself among us? He speaks, He moves in power and He reveals His knowledge in and through us. Yes, God is a Spirit, but His dwelling place (tabernacle) is with us. The bodies of believers have become the house or temple of God. Understand that as we walk in love one toward another, live by faith consistent with the Word of God, and minister unto the Lord with thanksgiving and praise, God will manifest Himself in utterance, in power, and in revelation. We are going to see awesome things wrought in our midst when we learn the simple secrets of hosting the manifest presence of God, which are: Love towards one another, faith in the Word towards God, and thanksgiving unto the Lord. Amen!
My Solid Front (Confession):
I am a spirit being like my Father God; I have the capacity to interact and fellowship with God, and to bring His knowledge to the physical world. My world sees the reality of the invisible God in and through my life in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Meditation: 1 Timothy 3:16; Acts 13:1-3.