GOD’S PRESENCE – PRESENCE IS A GREAT BIBLE WORD!
- How do you know about God is present?
- How does this knowledge affect you?
- Why is God’s presence a good thing?
- What is God’s presence a challenge?
UNCOMFORTABLE IN GOD’S PRESENCE
Genesis 3:8 – And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Genesis 4:16 – And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
Jonah 1:3 – But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
ATTRIBUTES OF GOD’S PRESENCE
Exodus 33:14 – And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
1 Chronicles 16:27 – Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
JOY IN GOD’S PRESENCE
Psalms 16:11 – Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Luke 15:10 – Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 – For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy.
FEAR OF LOSS OF GOD’S PRESENCE
Psalms 51:11 – Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
WORSHIP IN GOD’S PRESENCE
Psalms 100:2 – Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
COMPLETENESS OF GOD’S PRESENCE
Psalms 139:7-10 – Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
PARTAKERS OF GOD’S PRESENCE
Psalms 140:13 – Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
HUMILITY IN GOD’S PRESENCE.
1 Corinthians 1:27-29 – But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.
INTERCESSION IN GOD’S PRESENCE
Hebrews 9:24 – For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
SECURITY IN GOD’S PRESENCE
Jude 1:24-25 – Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.