Summary: Enjoying the presence of God in our lifes produces results!
INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD
I. WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TELLS US?
A. Hab. 2:20”But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.”
B. Zec. 2:13”Be still before the LORD, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.”
C. Psalm 114:7”Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
II. WHAT DOES THE PRESENCE OF GOD PRODUCES IN OUR LIFE?
1)Ps. 100:2”Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing
1)Ps. 95:2” Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
C. Fear (Reverence)
1)Dt. 7:19” The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.
D. Fullness Joy
1)Ps. 16:11Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
1)Exodus 33:14 “And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest”
1)Exodus 34:34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded
1)EX. Exodus 3:5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”
III. WHERE IS HIS PRESENCE?
A. 1 Kings 19:11-15 “ The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He replied, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” The LORD said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram.”
B. Acts 17:27 God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
CONL: What does the presence of God produces in you?