Friday, May 8, 2020

"In God's Presence"

“In God’s Presence”

In the shelter of Your presence You hide them from all human intrigues; You keep them safe in Your dwelling from accusing tongues     Psalm 31:20

Have you ever given thought to what it would be like to CONTINUALLY LIVE in God’s presence?  As TRUE BELIEVERS, we can experience times when we FEEL the PRESENCE of the LIVING GOD.  But because of our SINFUL NATURE, we LIMIT the BENEFITS of CONTINUALLY LIVING in God’s PRESENCE.   I know God’s presence is ALWAYS with us, but when we SIN and don’t CONFESS that sin, we break our FELLOWSHIP with God, and we have to restore it, before we can reap the BENEFITS of His PRESENCE.  And with the UNBELIEVER, they do not possess a RELATIONSHIP with Him at ALL, and until they come to Him for the SALVATION of their souls, they cannot experience ANY BENEFITS of His PRESENCE.

For those who are TRULY God’s Children, those who take REFUGE in Him, they can BENEFIT the SHELTER of His PRESENCE.  And they are PROTECTED from ALL human intrigues. Meaning they are SHELTERED from being DRAWN into UNGODLY situations.  And they can BENEFIT from the SHELTERING PRESENCE of the Almighty God, from ACCUSING TONGUES.  Because they have run to Him for their REFUGE, in times of the ATTACKS from the ENEMY.

King David tells us that we can BENEFIT from God’s SHELTERING PRESENCE, because of our RELATIONSHIP with Him.   David penned this, in Psalm 41:12; “Because of my INTEGRITY You uphold me, and set me in Your PRESENCE FOREVER. We can BENEFIT from God’s PRESENCE when we are RIGHT with Him, and this is ONLY possible, when we have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with Him and His Son, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

The TRUE BELIEVER can experience the JOY of God’s SHELTERING PRESENCE, and UNENDING BLESSINGS.  Psalm 21:6 says:  Surely You have granted him (David) UNENDING BLESSINGS and made him glad with the JOY of Your PRESENCE.  Psalm 16:11 says, “You make known to me the path of life; You will fill me with JOY in Your PRESENCE, with ETERNAL PLEASURES at Your Right Hand.

God’s PRESENCE is like a SEARCH LIGHT, which ILLUMINES our souls, and sheds LIGHT on our INIQUITIES, (secret sins).   Psalm 90:1 says; “You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the LIGHT of Your PRESENCE.

Then there is the TERROR of His PRESENCE, when He JUDGES the DEAD, better known as the GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT: “Then I (John) saw a Great White Throne and Him who was seated on it.  The earth and the heavens fled from His PRESENCE, and there was NO place for them.”  Rev. 20:11, “Anyone whose name was NOT found written in the Book of Life was thrown into the Lake of Fire.  (V 15)   Is YOUR name written in the BOOK of LIFE?

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD then, your name is NOT there, and you will be JUDGED and THROWN into the Lake of Fire.  The HOLY WORD of the LIVING GOD says so.  However, God has a PLAN to KEEP you from that DESTINY.  You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVE with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God.  Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and RUN to HIM for REFUGE, and LIVE in GOD’S SHELTERING PRESENCE.  Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!


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