The word “conducive” is not a word I hear a lot from other people. But it still has a meaning that is extremely important when referring to the way things work in our everyday lives. A school teacher has to create an atmosphere in the classroom that is “conducive” to learning. The teacher, or professor, must make himself relatable to the students in such a way that they can see his or her strength of knowledge in the course being taught. Credibility is of utmost importance to those under their direction..
On the job, or in a business, the leader of the business, whether it be the president, or the office manager or the shop floor supervisor, there has to be a “normal” expected conduct in their own behavior when it relates to productivity from employees. They are expected to truly lead. Real leadership will cause those under them to witness what it really takes to succeed where they work. They must lead by example. They must create the atmosphere that is conducive to the success of the business, as well as success for the employees.
Now, what does it take for us to create an atmosphere in the church that is conducive to receiving from God by faith? Do we personally have the faith, credibility, strength of knowledge, strength of character, and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ to create the atmosphere for people to receive from Him? What do we really, and truly need to lead others into receiving from the Lord?
We desperately need The Holy Spirit within us, to indwell us, Whom Jesus sent, as He promised in the gospel of John, chapter 15. He is the Teacher, the Comforter, that leads us along the path of righteousness for His Name’s sake. We must know His Voice with greater clarity, coming to know Him with exponentially greater desire every day that we are aware of Who He is. The more you know Him, the more you will receive from Him. The more you receive from Him, the greater your expectation of Him will become. Your own dependence on His Presence will cause you to become more and more of what you were called to be.
The indwelling of His Presence empowers you to walk in His calling on your life. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing, comprehending rhema revelation, comes by the Word of God. This refers to the Word that is Sent, the Word that accomplishes the comprehension you truly need, because of the Word’s power to transform us.
This is why Romans 12 says: “I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual act of worship. And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you can prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.”
This is the transformation we need in order to lead others into receiving what God has for them. For apart from Him we can do nothing that would be convincing to those watching and looking for the manifestation of the sons of God. We would be just “a sounding brass and a clanging symbol.” We would only be making noise that has no anointing, or meaning to those who are watching and looking for real leadership.
This transformation will be what enables us to create an atmosphere conducive to receiving from God. The Word of God will begin to flow into and through your life with the power of God that people are really hungering and thirsting for. What are you going to do about it?
Jesus Christ is the Baptizer. He baptizes us for the purpose of the indwelling, empowering presence of God in your life. He empowers you to receive the Word of the Lord, and the power of the Word That is Sent will be not only be self-evident in its own right, but will also be the evidence people are looking for in your life. And, hopefully, they will want what you have, which is, really, Christ in you, the hope of glory
This will create God-given opportunities to be the witness of His transforming power. He is the Creator that will draw others into the atmosphere of the Holy of Holies; conducive for learning the Presence of the Lord, and calling upon His wonderful Name. They will find grace to help them in their time of need. For in His Presence they will find fullness of joy, and life forevermore.