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DESTINY IMAGE BOOKS BY BILL JOHNSON

Hosting the Presence


A Life of Miracles
Dreaming with God
Release the Power of Jesus
Strengthen Yourself in the Lord
The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind
When Heaven Invades Earth

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Copyright 2014Bill Johnson


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HOW TO USE THIS DEVOTIONAL

he quest to host Gods Presence does not begin with formulas


or principles. It starts with an increasing awareness of Who lives
within you.
When you were born again, you became the temple of the Holy
Spirit (see 1 Cor. 6:19). Jesus blood made it possible for God to come
and take up residence in your heart in the Person of the Holy Spirit.
Though this truth is absolutely stunning and, at the same time, confounding, it is nevertheless the reality for every single person who has
said the ultimate Yes to Jesus.
It is the Cross that provided your entryway into the Kingdom. Now,
it is time for us to learn how to host the Presence of the One Who
shows us how to live out the resurrected life.
The Spirit who lives within you desires to also rest upon you. He
lives within you for your sake. However, He rests upon you for the sake
of others.
As you discover how to host His Presence every day, you will take
one step after the next into practically living the Kingdom lifestyle.
Remember, it is not simply a matter of implementing the right Kingdom
principles to experience a desired result. This quest is about developing
deeper intimacy with a Person. He is the prize. He is the breakthrough.

Daily Scripture Reading


These verses and passages of Scripture will reinforce the topic covered during a particular day. You may see some verses repeated. This is
intentional. The key is not study or even memorization; it is meditation. The vision is internalizing and, ultimately, living out the biblical
truth that you are feasting upon. Remember, His words are spirit and
they are life! (See John 6:63.)

Prayer
These prayers are tools to help you give voice to what you discover
each day. They are not comprehensive. Instead, they are launching
pads designed to help you talk with the Holy Spirit about what you
discovered about hosting His Presence.

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JANUARY
Your Ultimate Assignment

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Ja n u a r y 1
There was something different about the atmosphere that
surrounded the apostle Peter. His lifestyle changed quite
dramatically after he was baptized in the Holy Spirit.

ne moment, Peter stood fearful, intimidated, and trembling


before a servant girl, denying that he ever knew Jesus. It was only
aft
fter
er he was transformed by the Presence that his true identity was
awakened and he became the rock Jesus saw him as in Matthew 16
16..
When you are empowered by the Presence of God, Heaven awak
awak-ens your true potential, positioning you to step out and be the person
you were divinely designed to be. You are a completely new creationa
human being possessed by God. This truth alone should embolden you
to step out, absolutely confident that the Greater One lives within you
and that everything He has called you to be and everything His Word
describes you asthis
asthis is who you really are. Remember, the One Who
identifies you also inhabits you!

Daily Scripture Reading


M atthew 26
26::69
69--70 Acts 5:15

Prayer

Holy Spirit, come.Show me the person Your empowering Presence


has anointed me to be.

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Ja n u a r y 2
People not only were healed when he prayed for them,
they just seemed to get well when they were near him.

eters shadow released the Presence of the One Who


overshadowed him. Th
This
is apostle lived from a place where having
the Spirit dwelling within him was glorious, yes, but not enough. He
desired to walk in a dimension where this Presence Who indwelt him
also rested upon him and changed the environment around him. Th
This
is is
why Peters very shadow was charged with supernatural healing power.
This
Th
is same reality is available to you because you have access to the same
Holy Spirit Peter had access to.
The challenge: Will you take the steps that Peter did to make this
transition? All believers have the Holy Spirit living within them. He
makes salvation possible and is the gift we receive when we are born
again. However, there is a difference between living with the Spirit
dwelling within us and walking with His empowering Presence rest
rest-ing upon us.

Daily Scripture Reading


Acts 5:15

Prayer

Holy Spirit, I cry out for more. I know You live inside of me. I ask,
please show me what it looks like to live with Your Presence and
power resting upon me.

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Ja n u a r y 3
The anointing is a Person.

he Presence of God, or the anointing, is not an abstract conconcept; it is a living reality for every single believer. In order to walk
in the power of Gods Presence, you must fi
first
rst discover Who the PresPresence really is. Th
Thee Presence is not another member of the Trinity. We
are not discussing a force, a wind, or even some kind of physical manimanifestation. Th
Thee Presence of God is the Person of the Holy Spirit.
In the Book of Acts where Peters shadow carried and released
supernatural healing power, the apostle was not merely walking
under the influence of some kind of energy. He was inhabited by a
Divine Person called Holy Spirit.
Spirit. This Person is as much God as both
the Father and the Son. He is not an it. The Holy Spirit is God
Almighty fulfilling the promise He made in Ezekiel 36
36::27
27,, II will put
My Spirit within you.
you.

Daily Scripture Reading


Ezekiel 36
36::24
24--28

Prayer

Father, increase my awareness of the One Who lives inside of me


and empower me to represent Jesus well in the earth.

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For He dwells with you and
will be in you (John 14:17).
14:17).

s you come into a deeper understanding that Gods anointing


lives inside of you, you will begin to recognize more and more
that the Presence is actually the Person of God, the Holy Spirit.
Spirit. When
introducing us to the Holy Spirits ministry, Jesus introduced Him as a
He not an it. He would dwell with us, live inside of us, and bring us
into greater revelation of Who the Father is. How
How?? Because the Person
of the Holy Spirit is actually the Person of God, and God is the One
Who is most qualifi
qualified
ed to reveal Himself!
The more you know Godstudy His attributes, encounter His
nature, and review His characteristicsthe more you receive deeper
revelation of Who the One living inside you truly is. Remember, God
the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit are one. This is the mismission of the Holy Spirit within youto
youto represent Jesus accurately in
both word and demonstration, which brings great glory to your Father
in Heaven.

Daily Scripture Reading


John 14
14::15
15--18

Prayer

Lord, open my eyes to the wondrous reality that Youthe Maker


of Heaven and earthlive inside of me through the Person and
Presence of the Holy Spirit.

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Ja n u a r y 5
Jesus was known for healing people with and without prayer.
There were times when it looked as though He was not
inv
in
volved at all in the miracle that happened through Him.

onsider the woman with the nonstop blood fl


flow
ow in Mark 5.
In approaching Jesus for healing, she was not trying to implement
some type of miracle formula. Neither was she responding to some
teaching she received on the Five Keys to Get Your Healing.
She simply said to herself, If
If only I may touch His clothes, I shall
be made well
well (Mark 5:28
28).
). The point of emphasis in this story is not
Jesus clothes; rather, it is what made His clothes the womans point
of contact. Her faith was not in the hem of a garment, but in the One
whose very Presence caused the garment to be charged with healhealing power.

Daily Scripture Reading


M ark 5:25
25--34

Prayer

Thank You, Holy Spirit, that Your Presence releases Your power.
More than anything, I hunger for Your Presence, Your nearness, and
Your closeness. May You and You alone be my lifes great pursuit.

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Ja n u a r y 6
Extraordinary miracles operate at a higher level
of mystery, anointing, and authority.

ohn 14:12 extends an incredible invitation to all believers


throughout all generations. Jesus tells us, Most
Most assuredly, I say to you,
he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater
works than these he will do, because I go to My Father
Father (NKJV).
While the Holy Spirit has been bringing the body of Christ into a
place where the works of Jesus are becoming embraced and experienced
again, there is also a call to operate in the greater works. Though our
natural minds may have trouble processing these words, this does not
make them any less relevant to our lives today. As a people filled with
God, we have been empowered to do the same works as Jesusand
yes, even greater worksbecause
worksbecause the same Holy Spirit Who anointed
Jesus with supernatural power has fallen upon us.

Daily Scripture Reading


John 14
14::12

Prayer

Holy Spirit, You have invited me to not only do the same works that
Jesus did, but also to pursue and expect even greater works. Thank
You for this amazing invitation.

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Ja n u a r y 7
There was a time in the apostle Pauls ministry when he
graduated from miracles to extraordinary miracles.
God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of
Paul, so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his
body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits
went out (Acts 19:11-12 NASB).
NASB).

n this Scripture, we are given a preview of what the greater


works actually look like! Luke, the author of the Book of Acts, clasclassifi
si
fies
es them as extraordinary miracles.
Why call these miracles extraordinary
extraordinary?? Consider Jesus. The sick
touched the hem of His garment and they were healed. Flip over to
Acts 19
19.. Now, people are actually taking the clothes and sweatbands
off of Pauls body, placing them on the sick and tormented, and watchwatching them experience wholeness. Again, it had nothing to do with Paul
or Pauls clothing. There was nothing special about the cloths that
were taken from Pauls body. He was simply a man completely satusaturated in the Presence of God. As a result, every area of his life was
marked because of the anointingincluding his physical body!

Daily Scripture Reading


Acts 19
19::11
11--12

Prayer

Holy Spirit, come and saturate every area of my life with Your
Presence. Position me to walk in the extraordinary miracles that
Your Word promises, not because of my performance, but because of
Your anointing upon me.

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ABOUT BILL JOHNSON

ill Johnson is a fifth-generation pastor with a rich heritage in


the Holy Spirit. Together Bill and his wife serve a growing number
of churches that have partnered for revival. This leadership network
has crossed denominational lines, building relationships that enable
church leaders to walk successfully in both purity and power.
Bill and Brenda (Beni) Johnson are the senior pastors of Bethel
Church, Redding, California. All three of their children and spouses
are involved in full-time ministry. They also have nine wonderful grandchildren.

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