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God’s Presence

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Team #4—Purifying Love

“I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be my people. … I will welcome you. I will be a father to you.” Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. … Continue reading

Guidance #2—Guiding Presence

God said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” Then Moses said to him, “If your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here.” Exodus 33:14–15 We need more than just the knowledge of our destination. Israel needed more than a road map to Canaan. … Continue reading

God’s Presence #8 — Present in Praise

You are holy, inhabiting the praises of Israel. In you our fathers trusted; they trusted and you delivered them. Psalm 22:3-4 “Eternal Father, strong to save, whose arm dost still the restless wave,” I confess your infinite, unexcelled and irreplaceable worth. Before you I recognize my finitude and weakness, and my own inability to secure … Continue reading

God’s Presence #7 — Present for Life

God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has this life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have this life. 1 John 5:11-12 All patients have doctors. They have a doctor in the sense that the doctor has promised to be … Continue reading

God’s Presence #6 — Present for Clarity

It is to your advantage that I … send the Helper to you. … He will expose the world’s error concerning sin, righteousness and judgment. John 16:7-8 The world would have us believe incorrectly about certain fundamental truths. So having the Holy Spirit is advantageous for Christians. Jesus does not give him to us to … Continue reading

God’s Presence #5 — Present Against Fear

The Eternal himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What shall man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6 Fear is very often a lie. Fear occurs while we’re seeing a situation as threatening. But … Continue reading

God’s Presence #4 — Present in the Valley

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for you are with me. Your rod and staff comfort me. You prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anointed my head with oil. My cup overflows. Surely extravagant grace and goodness will pursue me … Continue reading

God’s Presence #3 — Present in Persecution

Joseph had been taken down to Egypt … and the Eternal was with Joseph. Genesis 39:1-2 Where we are in life, physically or existentially, is infinitely less important than who is with us while we’re there. If we’re in a “Garden of Eden” accompanied by an enemy, paradise becomes perdition. If we feel captive in some … Continue reading

God’s Presence #2 — Present for Joy

I have set the Eternal continually before me; because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. … You cause me to know the way of the living. In your presence is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11 While the psalmist teaches us to anticipate the … Continue reading

Courage #3 — Reasonable Courage

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be frightened, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. …” says the Eternal, even your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 41:10 &14 God could hardly be … Continue reading