What does all this mean? You don’t need church services, choirs, and meetings to succeed in this life. There were none of these things in the Garden of Eden and yet His presence was there. Neither were there prophets, teachers, preachers or apostles. Keep this in mind; the ideal environment is nothing more or less than the presence of the Lord God Himself. That was the Lord God’s first gift to Adam. The Lord God’s presence was here first. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2
I am not discounting all the other things I have mentioned, but without His presence, we have nothing! The Lord God’s presence in our physical body is the most beautiful and powerful presence in the world. Of course, I speak of the Holy Spirit. You don’t need a husband or wife to succeed in this life. You need the Holy Spirit—our Governor. That is why the Lord Jesus had His Father send Him to us. If you love Me, obey My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you. John 14:15-17 NLT
Your closest friend and confidant should also be filled with the Holy Spirit because everything that is not in its ideal environment will malfunction. The people you spend your time with will affect your environment. An orange tree planted in Alaska will not grow and thrive. A fish will die outside of water. An eagle will starve to death if it cannot fly and the soul of man without the Holy Spirit—our Governor—will be eternally separated from His presence. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. Romans 8:9-10
Just as the fish and plants must stay in the environment the Lord God created for them to flourish; so mankind must stay in His presence to thrive. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to His cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Galatians 5:22-25 NLT
Keep this in mind; roses start to die the minute they are cut from the plant. Death is certain unless it is rejoined to its source and its ideal environment. It is the same for mankind. Life and fulfillment of our destiny are possible only to the extent that we walk and talk with the Lord God, staying in constant communication with the King.
But you have received the Holy Spirit, and He lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what He teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as He has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ. 1 John 2:27 NLT
Remember, your most valuable asset is your faith in King Jesus.
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