You could say the One with many names because the names of our God are so many.In Revelations 1:8 He said, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending, the One who is and the One who was and the One who is to be, the Almighty.” There you could see so many names in just one introduction.
When you go to John 1: 1-3, the Bible says, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was with God from the beginning and by Him were all things made and there is nothing that was made that was not made by Him.” He’s the Alpha and the Omega; He’s the Maker of all things. That is the One who is going to visit you.
In Psalm 24:1, the Bible says, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.” In other words, the Divine One we are talking about is the One who owns all. The Bible says the Lord we are talking about, the One who is going to visit you today is the Owner of all. That is why I know that an end has come to your poverty. According to Jeremiah 32: 27, He said, “I am the God of all flesh, is anything too hard for me? In Genesis 17:1 the Bible describes Him as the Almighty. This is the same as calling Him the Jehovah El-Shaddai, or the All Sufficient One”, the One who is able to supply the needs of everybody and there will still be plenty left. In Psalm 139:1-6 the Bible says He is the God who knows all things. In other words, the One who is going to visit us today knows all your problems. He is not going to allow you to go empty-handed.When you readPsalm 139:7-10, the Bible tells us that this God is everywhere at all times. This means that wherever you are now, God is there and I’m sure very, very soon He is going to touch you and say, “I am by your side.”
In Psalm 115:3 the Bible says, “Our God is in the heavens and He does as He pleases.” There is nobody who can query Him. So when He decides to give you a miracle nobody can query Him.
In Daniel 6: 27 the Bible calls Him the wonder-working God, the One who can perform wonders. That is why I know that from today there will be wonders in your life because the wonder-working One is visiting us. In Psalm 24:7-10, the Bible calls Him “the King of Glory”. That is why I am sure that all your shame will be changed to glory. Not only is He called the King of Glory, He is also called the Lord of Hosts, the One who has never lost a battle and He is going to fight for you today.
When you read Psalm 33:8-9, the Bible says “Let all the earth fear the Lord.” because “He spake and it was done!” The moment He speaks – that is a settled matter. He has already said “your joy will overflow” and because He has spoken, it is done.
What happens when He visits?
In Genesis 18:1-5, Abraham received a visit from God and that very day the barrenness that had been with him all these years disappeared completely.He visited Abraham and the man who had already lost hope suddenly found that his hope was renewed because the One who visited him is the Hope of glory. He visited Abraham and suddenly laughter came into his home because the One who came to visit him is the One who is known as the fullness of joy. I am sure that when my Daddy says someone is going to cry for joy it is because the fullness of joy is going to visit that fellow.
In Genesis 19:1-22 you find the same God visiting a man called Lot. When He visited, several things happened. One of these was that all the enemies of Lot that wanted to kill him were blinded.Because God visited Lot, the destruction which was to come on the town where he lived did not come near his house.
According to Genesis 32:24-30, God visited a man called Jacob and on that day, the One who is known as the Unchangeable Changer changed the name of Jacob to Israel. Jacob was to die the following day becausehis brother, Esau, was coming to meet him. He had promised that the day he saw Jacob again after he stole his blessings, he was going to kill him. God visited Jacob and changed his destiny. When he met Esau the following day, instead of Esau killing him, he embraced and kissed Jacob.
In Matthew 21:12-17, the Lord visited the temple and chased out all those who were buying and selling. He chased out the thieves. The Bible said children began to praise Him and some people said, “why are you praising Him? “ They even asked Him to tell those children to keep quiet. He said “Have you not read that out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise.”
In Mark 5: 1-15 God visited a man who wasmad. He was a very special kind of mad man. Among mad men he was a mad man, when mad men saw him coming they ran. One day, God visited him and every power of darkness in his life was chased out. The mad man was a very lonely man because he was living in a tomb, there was nobody who could live with him. The issue of marriage did not arise. When God visited him, his loneliness ended.This man was living in a continuous storm because the enemies were not giving him rest day or night but when the One who is called the Prince of Peace visited him, peace came into his life.
In Mark 5: 21- 24 and 35- 42, you will find the story of a man called Jairus who lost his only daughter. Death had come to swallow the only child of Jairus but when the One whose name is “the Life” got there, He chased out death. He chased out sorrow from the house of Jairus and replaced it with joy.
In Mark 10:46-52 the Bible tells us of a man called Bartemaeus who was blind and sitting by the roadside begging. There was no way he could be cured but one day the Divine One came visiting and He visited him. By the time He finished with Bartemaeus, suddenly his eyes were open.The One who was incurable became cured. Bartemaeus was a beggar that automatically means he was number one when we are talking about poverty. Because the Divine One visited him, from that day he never begged again. When God visited him, there was a crowd there but God heard his cry.Even though he was a poor man, God heard his cry.
In Luke 5:1-11 we find the story of a man called Peter. He fished all night but caught nothing. Early in the morning,the Lord visited him and suddenly failure became success.Hechanged his failure to success and gave him a brand new beginning.
In John 2:1-11, the Bible says there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, Jesus was invited and He accepted the invitation. They ran out of wine and shame came but because Jesus was there, because the Divine One was visiting, their shame became glory. When the mother of Jesus went to Him and said they needed wine, Jesus said, “Woman, my hour has not come yet,” but that very day, the hour of miracles came.
In Acts 126:19-39, the Bible tells us about two brethren, Paul and Silas whowere thrown into prison by the enemy. When God paid them a visit, the Bible says everyone’s bounds were loosed and the prison doors were opened. Those who started off as prisoners suddenly became the commander of the jailer. In other words, whenever God visits there will be supernatural promotion and there are some of us who need that kind of promotion.
When is God likely to visit?
He can come anytime but usually He comes when the fire is hottest. When they threw Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into the fiery furnace, God visited them. When the storm is fiercest, that is the time when He loves to visit. When the disciples were in a boat and there was a storm, it was the darkest hour of the night. Jesus came to them walking on water. Whenever there is trouble, within and without,God will visit. When the problem is toughest that is when God will visit.
Who will God visit?
Deuteronomy 23:14 says if you want God to visit you, you must be clean, physically and spiritually, because the God we are talking about, the Bible says His eyes are too pure to behold iniquity.In any case, when He wants to visit He will look at the fellow He is going to visit and say, “Oh, this fellow is too dirty. No, I can’t go there”. In other words, if you are not washed in the blood of the Lamb, if you are still living in sin and you want God to visit you, He will say “I want to visit you but I cannot stay where there is sin.” If He finds someone who, even though he is living in sin, but he is willing to repent and change his ways and begin to live in holiness, God is willing to visit the fellow.
In Luke 19:1-10 the Bible talks about a man called Zacchaeus. He was a terrible sinner but deep within him, his heart was crying out to God. He wanted to see Jesus, so the Bible said he ran ahead of the crowd and climbed a tree so that, at least, he could see Jesus. Jesus saw his heart that even though he was a sinner he loved God and wanted to be a child of God. Jesus called him down and said “Zacchaeus, I am going to have lunch in your house today”because Zacchaeus was willing to change. As soon as Jesus got to his house Zacchaeus began to confess: “Oh, I robbed some people. I had defrauded some people. I had taken money I should not take, but I will change.Jesus said, “today, salvation has come into this house.”If you have not surrendered to God, why don’t you let go of the sin in your life so that God can visit you. The Bible says in 1 John 1:7 “The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses from all sins.” If you will come to Jesus and surrender to Him today, His blood will cleanse you from all your sins. It doesn’t matter how many sins you have committed in the past, He is willing to forgive and wipe away all your sins so that you can become a child of God and He can visit you from time to time;so that all the miracles you want can come and meet you at home.
Is there anything that is better than Divine Visitation?
There is something better than God visiting you and that is, He should stay with you. If He visits, He will perform miracles but if He stays then you will be living with miracles. I want God to dwell in my house so that He will be there always.Suppose God arrives at your house today, how do you receive Him? What are you supposed to do for Him to even consider the possibility of entering your house?But there is one thing common to all of the people who received God and He stayed at their houses. They were all hospitable people.
The woman of Shunam in 2 Kings 4: 8-10 became the landlady of the Holy Ghost Carrier because she was hospitable.That tells you that God is not going to dwell in the house of a miser. In other words, those of us who want God to dwell in our houses, we have to make up our minds from now to be hospitable. The Bible says we should keep on entertaining strangers because you never can tell when one of the strangers will be an angel.The reason God always performs miracles in the houses He visits is so that He can remove any obstacle and the people can have time to serve Him. Everything that will not allow you to serve God, God will remove today.
In Matthew 8: 14-15 the Bible tells us that when Jesus entered the house of Peter and found the mother-in-law sick of fever, He healed her immediately. The story goes on to say the moment He healed her, the woman got up and began to serve Him. She began to prepare food for Him.Those who are miserly don’t know what they are missing.
What will happen if God decides to stay with you?
1. According to Psalm 16:11, you will feel the fullness of joy. In His presence, there is fullness of joy.”
2. Your blessings will begin to overflow. According to 2 Samuel 6: 11- 12, there was a man called Obed-Edom. He allowed God to stay in his house and everything he touched prospered.
3. You will have permanent victory because according to Psalm 27:4-6, if you are dwelling with God, He will lift your head above all your enemies. In other words, the enemies may be there but you’ll be living far above them. You will have permanent security because the Bible says, He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. You will find problems happening to the people on the right and on the left but it won’t come near you at all.
4. You will be able to say as David said, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life And I will be dwelling with God forever.
How are you going to get God to stay suppose He comes into your house?
If you want Him to stay in your house, you must be addicted to holiness because He said in His Word – 1 Peter 1: 15- 16 that “Be ye holy for I am holy.” If two of us are going to stay together, holiness is paramount.
If you want Him to stay in your house
1. You have to get rid of every form of sinand idolatory because He will not share His glory with any man. He is a very jealous God. He will not stay in your house with any idol or sin.
2. You must be wise. God does not like fools at all. The Bible says in Psalm 53:1 “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.” God says, “Well if you say there is no God then why should I stay with you?” So you must be wise.
How do we know those who are wise?
The Bible says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” So those who fear Him are those who are wise. The Bible also says in Proverbs 11: 30 that “Whosoever winneth souls is wise.” In other words, if you want God to stay in your house, for the rest of your life, you must go about winning souls. Just keep telling the whole world what God has done, what you have seen, what you have heard and what He has done for you. Keep telling others and then invite them to Jesus!
How do I invite Him in?
According to John 4: 23-24, the Bible says “God is a spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” That same passage says God is seeking those who will worship Him.
In Psalm 22: 3 the Bible says, “God inhabits the praises of His people.” In other words, anywhere they are praising and worshipping Him, God will always be there.There are some homes, all they do is quarrel, grumble and murmur. God can’t stay in such a place so you have to change your attitude and begin to praise and worship Him.
Begin to cultivate the habit of praising Him. Practice how to praise Him.