New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. I did this once with our children. … They walk boldly into God's presence without faith and without necessary heart preparations. Fortunately, we didn't have to buy any of the supplies to celebrate! Selah Save, O LORD; May the King answer us in the day we call. We could not run into a more definite statement of faith than we have here in verse 6. Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. Psalm 52:5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin; He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent; He will uproot you from the land of the living. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving. They cannot see that God wants to do so much more but that our faith constrains Him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;As wax melts before the fire,So let the wicked perish before God. Once the king figured God was going to give the victory, he sent the singers in front of the army! The "May He" in one form or the other is repeated seven times! In the end, they stood up while the other stayed put. Psalm 73:28 HCSB - But as for me, God’s presence is my - Bible Gateway But as for me, God’s presence is my good. He depended upon God and observed God's awesome works. For the sons of Ammon and Moab rose up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir destroying them completely, and when they had finished with the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another. We, too, can experience this joy when we are in God’s presence submitting to Him. As the psalmist was given pause by the thought of God’s per… therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings." Psalm 63:1 O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my body yearns for You in a dry and weary land without water. Either one thinks that Yahweh is the king and the king is submitting himself to Him such as the NASB or in other traditions on how people say to King David, "Long live the King" or more accurately, "O Lord, save the king..." In either case they are crying out for God to give them victory. It is the harlot, Babylon. He fought God's battle. What deception! God is looking for others who will stand the tide flow of secularism and cry out for faith. The key to this is that God is on their side. And so we conclude this first section by seeing faith, prayer, intimacy and obedience are all wrapped together in this psalm of dedication. Do not claim honor in the presence of the king. Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. Acts 3:20-21 and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God … We can experience that peace today by deepening our relationship with God. May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! She felt the same.God is preparing us for something much bigger to come. It must come down to giving thanks. This psalm was written by the sons of Korah and centers around describing a love for being in the presence of God. Those that do are the men and women of prayer. The "May He" clause is used only once but two petitions are brought to mention connected by an 'and.' This original prayer was said by and depended upon David's faith as indicated in the Psalms first line. True enough we see men excel at times. It is not yet completed, but having God hear their prayer. Why is this? The Lord utters His voice before His army;Surely His camp is very great,For strong is he who carries out His word.The day of the Lord is indeed great and very awesome,And who can endure it? 2 Corinthians 2:17. The earth shook; the heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel. Psalm 52:2 Your tongue devises destruction like a sharpened razor, O worker of deceit. Psalm 16:11 “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” If you feel that God is far away right now, and many people go through this, know that God says “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb 13:5). We do not need much faith to see what has been done. Sincere thanks require a faith in God's promises and a confidence that He is able and willing to fulfill His promises. [Selah. This is what she is accused of here in Revelation 14:8. The Lord was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. We can never know what we really trust until after the battle and see what we say where we go. In fact, this is not true. In this case we see God has extra resources. For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God. But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the. We will not go into detail as to how He revealed Himself to His people for that would be a summary of the whole Bible! The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the. Worship the Lord in holy attire;Tremble before Him, all the earth. Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name, (Hebrews 13:15). This verse might be understood this way out of context, but the context is much more demanding. How Jesus interpreted God’s written Word Jesus is God. Do we really have faith or not? We dwell in God’s presence. This sermon is about how to enjoy God’s Presence. All who trust in Jesus have access to the presence of God. We are His temples. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few. for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. The pilgrim focuses his attention especially on the thought of being in the very presence of God. Yes, they fought hard perhaps. Man is never so free then when he is able to ultimately trust God to do His best for him. One might think that they really don't have faith. When Judah came to the lookout of the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and behold, they were corpses lying on the ground, and no one had escaped. The Lord protects my life! So let us examine how Jesus interpreted the Scriptures. I am afraid of no one!” (v. 1). But are we sensitive to what God is doing? The true Christian living by faith knows without delivery that evil will assume his place. And do not stand in the place of great men; Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the. We can calculate how many times God or His name, LORD, is used. They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stood upright. Paul says it goes beyond stating your requests. a 2 Let us come before him with a song of praise,. How many of us know what God wants to accomplish through our lives? But when God intervenes through some miracle, people are touched with God's presence rather than man's. Like the soldiers, we gain a true understanding of what it is to live in dependence upon God. And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God, (43:4). Tucker and Grant note how many hymns tend to highlight the fascination and comfort gained from God’s presence. Who cares if we can do it on our own strength. God’s Presence Is with Us No Matter What (Psalm 46) July 29, 2019 The Psalms are nothing if not authentic to the vast array of human behaviors and emotions—fear, anger, sadness, joy, celebration. The psalmist fully realizes what most soldiers put their confidence in - it is their weapons, their numbers, their advantage, etc. This happened to the Israelites soon after they entered the Promised Land. There is possibility that this poem is broken apart in places that it shouldn't. Let my judgment come forth from Your presence; Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence. There is nothing more important than living in God’s Presence. The angel answered and said to him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. They change from the previous requests style but still the same faith is relayed forward in a powerful way. For this reason prayer is based on faith. in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. Here we find God. King James Bible.Practicing the Presence of God. Then he said to Him, "If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here. so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God. As he spent time with God, God would so speak to his heart. We can see what a man of prayer David was from all the Psalms. God made him such a general. He "answers from His holy heaven." Instead we wll note five times LORD or Yahweh, God's Name, is used in this short psalm. The world that we so closely see condemned and judged in the Book of Revelation is the same secularism that we see today. who owns the tops of the mountains. Anybody can ask but few are able to give thanks. For I went to my Daugthers room and the same dark shadow had happened to her. I decided to break protocol and have an ice cream sundae to celebrate God's good care for our lives. Do we go to a pub and tell everyone what happened or do we go and humble worship the Lord? As long as the army is carrying out God's purposes in His way, they can trust Him for victory. The greatest celebrations of God's works begin even before the great work is done. They see that their resources mean nothing and that if God doesn't hear them for some reason, then they will fall. May the Word that lives within this eloquent music carry us ever more deeply into the enduring presence of God. Even though the church is a place where we feel comfortable, there is nothing like imagining us in our final dwelling with the Father. There is no place we cannot find Him. (1) Let's note them. Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God. for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. How many of these individuals have committed themselves to accomplish it? Whether it is going into a battle or stepping into a new job, we must realize the importance of our trust in God. May the LORD fulfill all your petitions. Do not be in a hurry to leave him. One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,To behold the beauty of the LordAnd to meditate in His temple. 1 Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD;. 7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! (Psalms 20:1-9, NASB). “But the Lord is in His holy temple.Let all the earth be silent before Him.”. May the King answer us in the day we call. Many people do not. The theme of God's presence flows through the nine verses of Psalm 20. Do you know what this is called in that book? A Life Striving for Total Obedience 2. They know it cannot be accomplished apart from God's power. (1) Let's note them. The Thanks with Petition (Psalm 20:5-8). And they rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the LORD your God, and you will be established. cry out to the rock of our salvation. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. What we boast in betrays our trusts. Living In The Presence of God. Those who live by the grace of God often find themselves crying out to God. Let my judgment come forth from Your presence;Let Your eyes look with equity. There is a better way. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. You will make known to me the path of life; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 84:2 My soul longs, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. May He grant you your hearts desire, And fulfill all your counsel! These soldiers were fighting God's war, but they realized God actually went with them. Our battles as Christians depends less on experience and more on how much we have been close to the Lord. As we start scanning the verses of Psalm 20, we instantly notice the pattern that prevades over the whole Psalm. Have you cried out to God before? And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality. (Revelation 14:8, NASB). We need to check our prayers too. Our bodies are His temple, the place where His glory dwells, His spirit dwells in us. (1 John 5:4, NASB). knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you. "Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed." We can make our petititons but most important is the way we believe. We will notice that some of these are double petitions. The context here speaks of a prayer and offering before David's army went out. Crying out to God shows that the person is in total dependence upon the Lord for help. Psalm 52:4 You love every word that devours, O deceitful tongue. Perhaps we can look at this more closely if we look at all the Psalmist's wishes. Vince Ambrosetti Publisher, … We understand that the Lord wants to bless us too, but we need to first be revived and reformed. But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God. And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. For strong is he who carries out His word. (Philippians 4:6). This practically shows up on how we are glad, joyous and even living in a spirit of victory. All these verbs use the Hebrew imperfect tense indicating something which is yet completed. A Life Being Dependent on God Make it your habit to # Practise_The_Presence_of_God “But as for me, God’s presence is my good. The LORD remade him and gave him a new name, Israel. True faith is always built on obedience. Some boast in chariots, and some in horses; But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God. It is first a whole entity. He says, "We will boast in the name of the LORD our God.". Jacob was his old name which reminds of his desperate sins of deceit. May the LORD fulfill all your petitions. I love the book of Psalms, beautiful. Happy New Year. Where can I go from Your Spirit?Or where can I flee from Your presence? But be careful and humble, God lets the foolish run ahead at times only to be able to show off their folly to all. 2021: Practise the Presence of God - Psalm 91:1. Psalm 91 NKJV - Safety of Abiding in the Presence of - Bible Gateway Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God - He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Do not cast me away from Your presenceAnd do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. [Selah. Wait for God, for I shall again praise him, my savior and my God. Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven, With the saving strength of His right hand. Psalm 24: The Presence of God. We will notice that some of these are double petitions. One might face enormous odds against them, but this doesn't mean anything when God stands on one side. God's people need to come alive and begin to allow God's extra grace to be poured forth on the earth just as in Jesus' day. The strong faith of David radiates through the scriptures. May He send you help from the sanctuary, And support you from Zion! Our main battle weapons is a holy life by which the enemy loses ground. May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! She is characterized by immorality, pride and most of all a spirit of independence. There is possibility that this poem is broken apart in places that it shouldn't. “Psalms In His Presence” is an extraordinary work. If experience counts, it will help shape our dependence upon the Lord. And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”, Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”. Then the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him.” So Satan departed from the presence of the Lord. We might think this demeans the efforts of the valiant soldiers, but on the contrast, it places the soldiers in the right heart where they: gain a vision of God's mission, see their part in God's mission, and then wholeheartedly commit themselves to it. Jesus has come into the world and destroyed the root of securlarism. Do we tell others the special way I got this or do we sit their humbled at the way God empowered everyone? They understood how God worked. The Christian life is like this. Those that truly depend on God often cry out to God out of faith. There are many people who simply say prayers. These offerings had more to do with readying their hearts than manipulating God. (Psalms 34:18-19 NKJV) The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. What can man say to this?! It is an awkward statement but truly at times we have such times of revelation. The key test is to see who wins. Do not claim honor in the presence of the king,And do not stand in the place of great men; Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. Faith can never be made up out of determination. No reserves. I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, so I can tell about all You do. 2 Chronicles 20:20-24 says. The psalmist is far from Jerusalem, and longs for the divine presence that Israel experienced in … May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! His omnipresence will also be known in hell. The world taunts God just as the harlot of Babylon snorts at God's challenge. Psalm 20 is rare in the way it so commonly speaks of God. May He remember all your meal offerings, And find your burnt offering acceptable! Put your trust in His prophets and succeed. And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the LORD and those who praised Him in holy attire, as they went out before the army and said, Give thanks to the LORD, for His lovingkindness is everlasting. And when they began singing and praising, the LORD set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were routed. As we continue through these Psalms, the wrestling match ensues. She has released her poison into the world. The NET interprets the opening Hebrew phrase “light and salvation” as the psalmist’s assur… We do not work out of our strengths but our weaknesses. The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord,At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. Psalm 139 reflects on the human condition, and specifically God’s interaction with the individual human experience. It is our close and intimate relationship with God that we have the confidence in His Word. A Life of Undivided Devotion 3. Some people scoff at miracles as if they only happened back then if at all. (Psalms 91:1-2 NKJV) He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shade of the Almighty. Crying out is not a sign of weakness but the complete giving of ones last hope on self to find a solution. Then the men became extremely frightened and they said to him, “How could you do this?” For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them. PSALM 95 * A Call to Praise and Obedience I. At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. Mountains quake because of HimAnd the hills dissolve;Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence,The world and all the inhabitants in it. Psalm 68:8 (NKJV) Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. How do we respond to the Help of His Presence? Bringing Our Enemies and Opponents to God (Psalms 4, 6, 7, 17) Authority (Psalm 8) Business Ethics (Psalms 15, 24, 34) Trusting God in the Face of Institutional Pressure (Psalm 20) God’s Presence in our Struggles at Work (Psalm 23) God’s Guidance in our Work (Psalm 25) Book 2 (Psalms 42–72) God’s Presence in the Midst of Disaster (Psalm 46) Many say their prayers, but few know and believe God hears their prayers like David did. Few believe if is God. Clearly He is the God who revealed Himself to Jacob at different times in His life. When studying Psalm 100 one gets the impression that it is inappropriate for us to barge into God's holy presence without taking the proper actions and necessary steps. His spirit desires to … They do not understand the relationship between God and His covenant people. The other, the victors, rise up from the battle and stand erect. No one should be fighting. But first we must gain a vision of God's call to share His holiness, see how we can do it and then commit ourselves to the task. And He said, "My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest." The "May He" in one form or the other is repeated seven times! And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. Most of the time the Lord's name is not used but a pronoun. The great city Babylon is opposed to the city of God. We are not to sponsor any movement, hold any thought, or voice any words that come not from God's heart. (Psalms 20:5, NASB). we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. What we have not realized is how the tentacles of Babylon have cleverly infiltrated the church. Their repeated petitions shows how they needed God's help from on high. History unfold before our eyes as these cities come and make their demands upon one.. 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