We are honored to be hosting Georgian Banov on Sunday, July 17 at the 10AM service! Georgian brings an anointing of the tangible presence of God and a powerful message of joy and freedom! Join us for this special guest speaker!
Lovingly referred to as “Joy Apostles” and leaders of Global Celebration, Georgian and Winnie Cóco Banov are a radical team with a powerful message. Boldly declaring the finished work of the Cross, their teaching and ministry are full of God’s loving, joyful presence, bringing healing and changing lives. They are dedicated to hosting evangelistic missionary crusades and conferences, rescuing and caring for trafficked and at-risk children, helping marginalized impoverished communities and training ministry students and leaders.
The Spirit hovered over creation, and God walked among
man in the cool of the day, and so He has always wanted His Spirit to be
present and dwelling in us. It has always been the plan. Even when we messed it
up, the invitation has remained the same: come
nearer. “Let us dwell in the house of the Lord”. Resist the urge to run
away in fear or to reject Him heartlessly.
But in the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit could not
inhabit inside a person because man on the inside was unclean and holy. It was
only after Jesus appeared on the earth, died and resurrected that made it
available for us to be cleansed and holy from the inside! So, in the Old
Testament, the people of God were invited to a physical place called a
tabernacle, temple or synagogue. In that place they can come into the Presence
of God and enjoy Him. In the Old Testament, you had to go to church!
Now since Jesus had come, the invitation that was from the beginning of time can be given out again: “Come, let Me dwell within you.” Since the New Testament, instead of us being invited from the outside, instead of inviting you to come to a physical tabernacle, temple or place of worship, this invitation is from within us. God wants to make you His dwelling place. Since the New Testament, you get to be The Church.
For one who is born again and surrendered to the
lordship of Jesus Christ, you are now the dwelling place and temple of the Holy
Spirit. You have already come into His Presence because He dwells in you. All
we need to do is not tune Him out. He has made you holy and perfected you, so
live it, being holy and perfect. He has cleansed you, so remain pure and clean.
He has loved you all this time, so love Him back. He has given you a powerful
voice and testimony, so use it powerfully and without fear.
God’s Holy Spirit dwells in you, so let Him out and
show His effect to the world. You are the Church, the Dwelling Place of the