KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:20 KJV “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
The Lord never commissions without committing Himself to the one He has sent.
In Mark 16:20 the scripture reads ” And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” This account is fully expressed in the Acts of the APOSTLES. The Lord never forsook them. He says the same word of assurance to us, and He does the same way of approving of their acts of obedience. The Lord is faithful and will always honour His word. Heb 13:5 KJV “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
The scripture quoted above has an emphasis on the never. It reads, not at all or no never, no never. This is a very strong assurance of His commitment to be by us always. He even adds a time duration. He says until the end of the age. The implication of this is that if you are to speak or do anything on His behalf, and in His name, you should be assured of His full backing. This assurance should help the church act more in faith without any fear whatsoever, knowing He would not dishonour His own word. If you have to pray for a terribly sick condition, give no place to fear or wonder about what may happen. Always remember this slogan. WHEN THE LORD COMMISSIONS, HE COMMITS HIMSELF.
This thought brings us to the point of never asking the Lord to be with you. Such a prayer shows a high level of ignorance or unbelief. May we copy the Lord’s example in John 16:32. He said, His disciples will scatter and leave Him, yet He was never alone, because the father was ever with Him.
How can one maintain a consciousness of the Lord’s presence? You can do it by practising the Lord’s presence always. You always create a mental picture of His presence with you. You may start this in your quiet time and your times of meditations. You then do it where ever you are. This is one of the greatest assets you can build into your consciousness.
Jesus is with me always. I am one with His Spirit and so He lives within my being. He eats with Him and meets every challenge with me. I am never alone. He always honours my actions in His name.
John 8:29 KJV “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.”
Isaiah 43:2 KJV” When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee”.