The Power of the Lord's Presence Preached By Pastor Siani HarpalPsalm 16:11
Topic: Power of the Lord's Presence
We see in the Bible the importance of the presence of God. David knew the importance of the presence of the Lord . That is the reason David says in Psalm 51:11 " Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me" . Again David says in Psalm 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..."
Moses says in Exodus 33:15 " And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence"
When the Lord's presence is in our midst, no one can harm. But without him, we are helpless, we can not do anythings. God's presence was so evident in Abrahm's life Genesis 21:22 ; Gen 12: 1-3, God promised Joshua that no enemy could stand ( Joshua 1:5-6), God told Gideon Judges 6:12,14" The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour, go in this thy might and thou shall save Israel " . God warned Jeremiah that the whole nation would turn against him and reject his prophets, yet God promised Jeremiah 15:20 "And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the Lord.. God told Isaiah Fear not: for I am with thee ...Isaiah 43:1-5
Friends , we can understand how important it is the presence of God in our lives.
Blessings of the Presence of God in our lives:
1. Peace Exo 33:14-17 , John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid"
2. Protection Isaiah 43:1-5 ; Joshua 1:5 " There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee"
3. Help Isaiah 41:10-13 " Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
4. Victory Jeremiah 20:10-11, Job 5:12-14 "
For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him. But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten"
5. Wisdom I Samuel 18:12-15, Matthew 10:16 Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with David but had departed from Saul. So he sent David away from him and gave him command over a thousand men, and David led the troops in their campaigns. In everything he did he had great success, because the Lord was with him. When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him.
6. Success Genesis 39:23, Psalm 1:1-3 '
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper"
7. Pathway Isaiah 45:1-3 "
Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel
8. People Genesis 39:21 But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison
9. Power Mark 16:20 , Acts 19:11-20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen
10. Privilege Isaiah 57:15, Jeremiah 9:23-24" For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones"
11. Courage Acts 4:13'Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus
It is possible to loose God's presence
1. Exodus 33:2-3 " And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way
2. If not love God and obey His teachngs John 14: 23-24 'Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me"
3. If you do not seek Him 2 Chronicle 15:3 " Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law"
Thank you and God bless you !