Learning to Host the Presence
by Bill Johnson
One of the greatest privileges in life is to learn to be a person that God will rest upon.
He already lives in every born again Believer. But He doesn’t rest upon all of us. One way I like to say it is, “He is in me for my sake, but He is upon me for yours.” When He is upon us, it especially changes others around us. Jesus modeled this lifestyle in the story of His baptism in water.
When Jesus was baptized, He came out of the water, the Heavens opened, the Father spoke, and then the Holy Spirit came upon Him as a dove and remained. “John testified saying, ‘I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of Heaven, and He remained upon Him'” (John 1:32). If, in the natural, I have a