That is my first half of the metaphor. Jesus could be touched here. According to 2 Timothy 2:15, "Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." ” (NLT) Jeremiah 33:3 This is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. alleluia, New American Standard 1977 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. So do believers from Adam to Eve to dear loved ones who recently have gone to be with the Lord. What’s more, God the Father loves to hear the earnest prayers of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:34, Hebrews 7:25, and 1 John 2:1) and the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:26-27). He is pleased when you let your light shine so others may see your good work but glorify Him, according to Matthew 5:16. God’s presence is everywhere. This is how you can approach the throne of grace with confidence and without arguments against you. In the New Testament with the coming of Jesus into the world, we now have God in human flesh, which does have spatial dimension. Through prayer we can pour out our hearts in His presence, we can offer our lives on the altar, presenting ourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. 1 Come into God’s presence singing “Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.” 2 Come into God’s presence singing “Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord.” 3 Praise the Lord together singing “Worthy the Lamb, worthy the Lamb, worthy the Lamb.” 4 Praise the Lord together singing “Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God.” This is sometimes called God’s omnipresence. Therefore, you should talk to God on a daily basis. 10:2), “Fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.” You may think, “But that was the Old Testament!” But, if you try to come into God’s holy presence by your own way rather than God’s way, one day you will be eternally shut out of God’s presence (Matt. The Holy God cannot tolerate the presence of sin. He could be kissed here. I’m struck by Psalm 21:6 — ‘you make glad with the joy of your presence.’ If God is omni-present, what does this mean, to be in God’s presence now?”. So, for example, we read, Psalm 100:2: “Serve the Lord with gladness! This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. Our experience of it means that we taste or feel or realize the reality of God more directly, more authentically, more intimately, more effectively — that is, producing more effects in our lives — more certainly, more satisfyingly, or more terrifyingly, and so on. We partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. worthy the Lamb, Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or, COME INTO HIS PRESENCE (Hymnal for Worship & Celebration 489), COME INTO GOD'S PRESENCE (Sing A New Creation 3 - lead line). Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. He can love his neighbor as himself as well as loving his enemies. He fills heaven with His infinite and eternal glory, majestic, power, dominion, holiness, and love. Christianity.com is a member of the Salem Web Network of sites including: Copyright © 2020, Christianity.com. We need to remember that only through this precious blood are we free to enter into the presence of God. It also runs throughout the New Testament (Acts 2:28 and 3:19-21 and 1 Thessalonians 3:9). God’s Presence Is Everywhere. Jesus is Lord.”, 3 Praise the Lord together singing To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service. God’s way into His presence was through the tabernacle, which pictures Jesus Christ. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”. From the moment that the first couple, Adam and Eve, gave into temptation and disobedience, the enemy was in charge of dominating and enslaving the human being to a life of sin and curse. As they do, they are denying themselves and accepting God’s will for their lives. 1. Let's shout happily to him with psalms. Remember the electricity that races through you when someone famous walks by you? This was a picture of divine mission, strength, and courage (Deuteronomy 31:7). https://g12church.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/g12-church-logo-dark.png, https://g12church.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/cell-group-studies-banner.jpg, Leaving the ordinary to be part of the extraordinary. Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. To deny ourselves is to submit our will, which can often become untamable and tends to rise above His perfect will, to God. 7. This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Samuel said in 1 Samuel 15:22 that "Obedience is better than sacrifice." In fact, Romans 8:9 and other Scriptures teach that if the Spirit of God isn’t in you, you’re not a Christian yet. That’s one of the best ways to feel blessed, isn’t it? Instead, praise the Creator! The Lord spoke about telling our egos “no”; in other words denying the “I want”, “I feel”, and “I think”. When you talk to God, remember it should be a two-way conversation. The prophet Jeremiah (23:23-24) goes on to say that God fills the heavens and earth. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” And what he means, I think, is literally the incarnate, God-man, Jesus Christ exists in dimensions that we don’t fully understand in a human body that is different from ours and yet like ours, and that when we die, we will be at home with that Christ, that God-man incarnate Christ, in a way that relates to his body in ways we don’t fully comprehend. When people have a relationship with God, they will get into the habit of worshipping Him all the time. The opening line of the text is a paraphrase of Psalm 100:2, and the very act of singing this song fulfills that verse’s invitation. “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus.”. After you confess that Jesus is Lord and He died for your sins and God raised Him from the dead, you become saved and part of the family. 7 Steps to Leading People Into God’s Presence 1. An example of the Hebrew panim is in Genesis 3:8. We hear this from the Lord Himself in Numbers 14:21, from David in Psalm 8:1, from the seraphim in Isaiah 6:3, and from the Lord again in both Isaiah 11:9 and Habakkuk 2:14. 6. In Jesus ́ body sin was conquered once and for all, granting us freedom from all bondage and guilt. What Does It Mean to Be in the Presence of God? It’s not just about not eating certain kinds of food, or not doing certain activities. The unthinkable promise of the new covenant tells us not only that we are God’s people, but that he is our God. Heaven alone is proof of that! In order to enter into God's presence, you need to be intentional about spending quality time with God. Stephen said in Acts 7:48, “The Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands.” The point being, God is not that kind of being. “But I can’t know when it will happen” should encourage you. For God to rescue us there was only one way: through the shedding of blood. When we stand before the throne of God’s grace, we feel that He takes our weaknesses, turns them into strengths and anguish, anxiety and everything that oppressed us disappears, and in return He gives us full confidence that we are more than conquerors. Instead, He’s winning people to Jesus Christ every day in every country on this planet. But how can we gauge if we are fully and completely committed to him. Praise God even when you don't feel like it. Jumping to the New Testament, we see this again in Matthew 25:41-46 and 2 Thessalonians 1:9. Inversely, the Lord repeatedly equates His judgment as removal from His presence and blessing. ● Declare that you are under the covenant of the blood of Jesus and that all the benefits of His Blood are upon your lives (healing, restoration, forgiveness, deliverance, conquest, a new nature, purpose, spiritual gifts, a new heart). The Bible tells us in John 4:24 that God is a spirit, and his worshipers must worship him in spirit and in truth. To enter into God's presence, a person must be willing to live for God and die to self. It’s important to understand that the only thing that can separate us from the fullness of His presence and that creates walls between God and man is sin and the sinful nature, but all of this was resolved and conquered by Jesus on the Cross. We should be ready to praise God when we have bills to pay but no money in the bank. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap. You usually can’t predict when God will make His presence known to you. When you worship God, you let him know that you think he is worthy. ● Guide them to apply that blood that flowed from His forehead over their lives. Read the Bible and meditate on what you have read. This is feature allows you to search the site. The word “presence” is almost always translating the Hebrew penae or peneme and it means “face.” I think all of those images are metaphors or pictures. He can also work in the Kingdom of God and set his affections on God. The way Jesus walked is the same one we need to walk; it’s a path that requires we deny ourselves, a path of obedience, sacrifice and death. Remember that partial obedience is disobedience. Compare #6 below. Psalm 100:4 says, "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise." 25:10-12). For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy, 10 Modern Worship Songs to Experience the Presence and Glory of God, 11 Ways to Discourage Demons or Unclean Spirits From Harassing You, How to Get Immediate Answers to Your Prayers, Don't Exalt the Preacher Don't Exalt the Pew. When you evangelize and let others know about your experience with God, it helps you enter into God's presence. He also proved this by sending an angel to the Roman centurion Cornelius (Acts 10–11). 2. Yes, you can experience God’s presence here and there all through your life. We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.