In the new testament age God is in you and you are in Him – in Him as in you fellowshipping with the trinity in your spirit. This is the key fact of the new testament age and the hub of all new testament life - In the age of the incarnation the trinity lives in you. Did you know that you are one with God by the One Spirit whether of not you go to a church, belong to a fellowship or sit on bean bags at home studying Ephesians? Since Pentecost Jesus lives in all who take His name. He is not far from anyone and has not abandoned those who have not yet believed.
The gift of daily resurrection in this life and an infinite quality of life eternally belongs to all who are human beings. But we possess it when we reach out and claim it by believing that Jesus is our life. Jesus, the Son of God is life Himself. He is the way to the Father. No thing, behavior, rite or observance imparts the life of God. Only Jesus who is life Himself.
'But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him' 1 Cor 6.17 NIV.
Jesus said, "I and the Father are one." Today you and the Father are one no matter where you are and what you are doing. All because of Jesus' life for you and in you. Nothing can separate the Believer from the love and the presence of God - other than the choice not to believe.
'For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit' Eph 2.18 NIV.
If we were to live from the Christ within and from our position in the courts of heaven the life we could minister to each other in our homes and families would be astonishing. Rather than people consuming religion at church like so many infants, we would be multipliers of His life on the hearth and the world. Our effect on each other when we meet as the church would be explosive because we would indeed be the priests of the new creation.
SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND
Dr Stephen Crosby writes, "I once heard a Christian recording artist say how thankful she was for the ministry God had given her of taking people into the Lord's presence. It's one thing for a gifted musician to facilitate our singing as we corporately experience the Lord's Presence when we gather. However, there's no such ministry as an official-taker-into-the-Presence person.
Pentecost changed everything. We have direct access to the Lord's Presence through Christ's work, not the song leader's. We can legitimately experience Christ in each other in a covenant community via mutual gift exchange done in love, but there are no Presence -Brokers in the New Covenant era." Neither is there any need for a special place or a special day in the new covenant era. Christ is your life.
“The New Covenant teaches that His Presence is in the hearts of His people. What were inhabited praises of the Old Covenant became inhabited hearts in the New. I am in Him, and He is in me. I'm always in His Presence abiding, regardless of what the song leader may or may not do. Jesus said obedience, not singing, was the key to His manifest presence. Jesus said those that are His have already been given the glory of God. They don't have to sing for it on Sunday, and no one other than Jesus brokers it.” But we may think others broker the presence of we have been trained to believe that we live in separation. No way. When Jesus cried, ‘It is finished!’ separation was finished.
Crosby continues, “I sing for joy because I'm always in His Presence, not to create His Presence. These revealed propositional Truths stand regardless of what we might feel, or not feel, and regardless of what we do in the first hour of our typical worship services. The young lady's subjective experience is irrelevant to these truths. Her understanding is at least inadequate and perhaps worse. Inspiration doesn't supplant doctrine."
IN THE LORD’S PRESENCE - ALWAYS
In the new covenant age there are no holy days, holy places or human mediators. But there is a holy you. God is holy. He lives in you, therefore you are graced with His holiness.
Since Christ lives in you everywhere you place your feet is holy ground. What applies to worship leaders applies to pastors. No human takes you into God's presence. Neither does any ministry, church or denomination. You are already in God's presence because God lives in you and you live God. Be done with these parsimonious version of Christianity.
‘An hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth' John 4.23-24 NIV.