Summary: If you have ever felt like you are alone in this world, if you ever struggle to sense God’s presence, my prayer is that you will be encouraged by God’s Word.
Supernatural Stream of God’s Presence
If i am honest, even as a Pentecostal Minister, who loves and serves Jesus with my whole heart, sometimes I can question whether or not God is near.
It’s usually struggles or chaos that seem to hide His presence in my life.
But just because i can’t clearly sense His presence in those times, it doesn’t mean the Lord isn’t present.
In fact, God is always much closer than we could ever imagine.
In Acts 17:28, the Apostle Paul declares to the Greek philosophers of the time and to us today that ‘in God we live and move and exist.’
God is closer than we could imagine.
For those of us who have accepted Jesus as Saviour, become the dwelling place for The Holy Spirit.
God dwells within us.
If you have ever felt like you are alone in this world,
if you ever struggle to sense God’s presence,
my prayer is that you will be encouraged by God’s Word this morning.
Deuteronomy 31:6 tells us: “Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic. For the Lord your God will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
God is with you. He is always with you, for there is no place that we can go to escape His loving presence!
The Bible tells us there is no place we could go to escape His presence.
So, the title of my sermon this morning is
We cannot escape God’s presence and I want us to consider together four key points from Psalm 139.
1. God knows your thoughts and actions.
2. God is continually present in your life.
3. God knows your past, present & future
4. God will continue to lead & to guide.
Bible Scholars will tell you that of the 150 Psalms we have in the Bible, Psalm 139 is the one that is the best at describing God’s personal relationship with us.
The key theme of Psalm 139 is that God is not far off,
He is always near to each of us.
We cannot escape God’s presence.
In this Psalm, King David declares there is absolutely no place he could go to escape the presence of God.
If David goes to heaven, God is there.
If David descended into the earth, God is there.
David goes on to say that wherever he goes, the hand of the Lord will lead him and hold him.
What an amazing promise!
Wherever we go, God goes with us.
The universe does not contain the Lord.
The Lord contains the universe!
The first point from Psalm 139 is:
GOD KNOWS YOUR THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS.
1 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
These verses describe an attribute of God theologians call Omniscience.
Omniscience simply means all knowing.
God knows everything.
Hebrews 4:13 says “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
Let me remind you, there is no question God cannot answer, there is no problem that can confuses God. God is never surprised. He’s never shocked.