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Summary: To show that GOD dwells within and among us.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Is GOD's Presence within you?

Yes. Within and among me. Colossians 1:27

Colossians 1:27 (Amplified Bible)

To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] glory.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD dwells within and among us.

IV. TEXT:

Exodus 26:34 (Amplified Bible)

And you shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy Place.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for Your Very Divine Presence dwells within me and among us.

VI. TITLE:

GOD's Presence within and among us

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author and Central Character: Moses

B. Date written: 1447-1410 b.c.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

C. Purpose: To be a permanent reminder of God's redemptive act on Passover night; and of His care and direction, through the cloud of day and the pillar of fire of night, during His people's wilderness wanderings on the way to Canaan.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

D. To whom written: Each new generation of Israel

E. Main Theme: History of Israel from death of Joseph to the erection of the tabernacle

F. Key word: deliverance

G. Key verses:

Exodus 12:40-43 (Amplified Bible)

12:40 Now the time the Israelites dwelt in Egypt was 430 years.

12:41 At the end of the 430 years, even that very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out of Egypt.

12:42 It was a night of watching unto the Lord and to be much observed for bringing them out of Egypt; this same night of watching unto the Lord is to be observed by all the Israelites throughout their generations.

12:43 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: No foreigner shall eat of it;

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Exodus 26:34 (King James Version)

And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.

A. GOD's Presence is Placed by JESUS within us

"And you shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the Testimony"

Hebrews 9:5 (Amplified Bible)

Above [the ark] and overshadowing the mercy seat were the representations of the cherubim [winged creatures which were the symbols] of glory. We cannot now go into detail about these things.

The ALEPH-TAV, the Beginning and the End or the Alpha and the Omega, the LORD JESUS CHRIST signature is placed after the word "put". The LORD JESUS Himself placed His Divine Presence within us.

ILLUSTRATION: There's a drawing of a chromosome wherein the middle you can see a "fish" the symbol of CHRISTianity. The LORD JESUS CHRIST has placed this ability in ALL human beings to become a believer. Only the human being rejected the offer because he does not want the plan of GOD in his/her life.

GOD's Presence is symbolized by two (2) elements:

1. Mercy seat

Romans 3:25 (Amplified Bible)

Whom God put forward [before the eyes of all] as a mercy seat and propitiation by His blood [the cleansing and life-giving sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation, to be received] through faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over and ignored former sins without punishment.

Hebrews 9:5 (Amplified Bible)

Above [the ark] and overshadowing the mercy seat were the representations of the cherubim [winged creatures which were the symbols] of glory. We cannot now go into detail about these things.

2. Ark of the testimony

Revelation 11:19 (Amplified Bible)

Then the sanctuary of God in heaven was thrown open, and the ark of His covenant was seen standing inside in His sanctuary; and there were flashes of lightning, loud rumblings (blasts, mutterings), peals of thunder, an earthquake, and a terrific hailstorm.

B. GOD's Presence is within our human spirit

"in the Most Holy Place"

We know that the Most Holy Place now is not on earth anymore, because the curtain was already torn in two, but it is now where the LORD JESUS CHRIST is seated at the right hand of GOD, that's the Most Holy Place and it's in third heaven.

Matthew 27:51 (Amplified Bible)

And at once the curtain of the sanctuary of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; the earth shook and the rocks were split.

Ephesians 2:6 (Amplified Bible)

And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Ephesians 1:20-23 (Amplified Bible)

Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places],

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