Save, O LORD; May the King answer us in the day we call. In the end, they stood up while the other stayed put. The greatest celebrations of God's works begin even before the great work is done. 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 world that we so closely see condemned and judged in the Book of Revelation is the same secularism that we see today. They walk boldly into God's presence without faith and without necessary heart preparations. What we have not realized is how the tentacles of Babylon have cleverly infiltrated the church. And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. We can never know what we really trust until after the battle and see what we say where we go. The great city Babylon is opposed to the city of God. We seek God not to do our will but to have Him do His will in and through us. The other, the victors, rise up from the battle and stand erect. “But the Lord is in His holy temple.Let all the earth be silent before Him.”. (Psalms 46:1 NKJV) God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Prayer is the expectation that things will change for the better. Why is this? But when God intervenes through some miracle, people are touched with God's presence rather than man's. All who trust in Jesus have access to the presence of God. The "May He" in one form or the other is repeated seven times! Indeed this is the hallowed place that His true believers have been searching for all the time. who owns the tops of the mountains. Those that truly depend on God often cry out to God out of faith. In verse 8 we clearly see that one side falls and rises not. What deception! As long as the army is carrying out God's purposes in His way, they can trust Him for victory. Tucker and Grant note how many hymns tend to highlight the fascination and comfort gained from God’s presence. Do not join in an evil matter, for he will do whatever he pleases.”. Notice the spirit generated in Psalm 20:5. The key test is to see who wins. Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. 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. PSALM 91 – SAFETY OF ABIDING IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD Before looking at this Psalm, I believe we need to consider the matter of what are correct principles we need to use in interpreting it. (1 John 5:4, NASB). And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God, (43:4). It is not yet completed, but having God hear their prayer. Yes, they fought hard perhaps. These offerings had more to do with readying their hearts than manipulating God. It is an awkward statement but truly at times we have such times of revelation. In times of destruction we will know to call on our Lord. How do we respond to the Help of His Presence? Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God. There is no place we cannot find Him. PSALM 95 * A Call to Praise and Obedience I. Do we really have faith or not? We see their dependence upon God through their recognition that He could and desired to help them. There are two plausible ones and in the end it doesn't matter. The true Christian living by faith knows without delivery that evil will assume his place. As the psalmist was given pause by the thought of God’s per… We were using our coins to buy milk. We were very low on cash - I mean we had only a few literal dollars left. In Old Testament times the pagan gods … I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, so I can tell about all You do. Our bodies are His temple, the place where His glory dwells, His spirit dwells in us. Psalm 84: the longing for the Temple of God The children of God constantly feel the desire to live under His protection, feel close to His presence, etc. This disturbing situation I take seriously. {2} I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”. We are honored to present this collection of Psalm settings for your use. May He grant you your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your counsel! For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”. They know it cannot be accomplished apart from God's power. The psalmist fully realizes what most soldiers put their confidence in - it is their weapons, their numbers, their advantage, etc. This sermon is about how to enjoy God’s Presence. A Life of Undivided Devotion 3. … Many say their prayers, but few know and believe God hears their prayers like David did. There are many people who simply say prayers. For this reason prayer is based on faith. (Psalm 49:1-20; Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-9){Michtam of David. They only believe He did them back then. Make it your habit to # Practise_The_Presence_of_God It is full with confidence in God's ability. So while we investigate the mindset of the godly man, we can also clearly discern the marks of the world. You will make known to me the path of life;In Your presence is fullness of joy;In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Do not claim honor in the presence of the king. Crying out is not a sign of weakness but the complete giving of ones last hope on self to find a solution. What can man say to this?! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings." We are His temples. Nothing. Faith can never be made up out of determination. 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. May He send you help from the sanctuary, And support you from Zion! I decided to break protocol and have an ice cream sundae to celebrate God's good care for our lives. This verse might be understood this way out of context, but the context is much more demanding. Perhaps we can look at this more closely if we look at all the Psalmist's wishes. May He send you help from the sanctuary, And support you from Zion! Talk to Him. For strong is he who carries out His word. These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power. Sometimes in a war, we might wonder which side God is on. We have too much man in church and too little God. God’s coming Kingdom has been called a Kingdom of peace. Have you been emptied of your own resources to which only God could save you? If secularism describes a heart or society operating without God's presence, surely Psalm 20 proves to be the opposite. 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. They see that their resources mean nothing and that if God doesn't hear them for some reason, then they will fall. They change from the previous requests style but still the same faith is relayed forward in a powerful way. Very few of us truly believe in God. 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. The Christian life is like this. (Philippians 4:6). God is looking for others who will stand the tide flow of secularism and cry out for faith. The psalmist’s opening words contain a declaration of confidence in the Lord during the most challenging of times: “The Lord delivers and vindicates me! Psalm 24: The Presence of God. [Selah. David’s heartfelt journey with God, through the good, bad, challenging, and unbelievable, remains alive and relatable throughout Psalm … Psalm 139 is a personal prayer and song of praise to God. 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) His omnipresence will also be known in hell. They came to the true God, Yahweh, who had consistently revealed Himself to His people. 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). The strong faith of David radiates through the scriptures. Some people scoff at miracles as if they only happened back then if at all. Clearly He is the God who revealed Himself to Jacob at different times in His life. 6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast. May the LORD fulfill all your petitions. Their repeated petitions shows how they needed God's help from on high. New Testament faith is the same as in the Old Testament. Then he said to Him, "If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here. We tolerate a lesser life because we live in doubt and fear. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith. I felt this was a warning from God to come. It doesn't take more than one worry to chase peace away. How many of these individuals have committed themselves to accomplish it? But are we sensitive to what God is doing? Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. A Life Being Dependent on God No one likes to be in such situations but it is here that God creates situations that need miracles. Sincere thanks require a faith in God's promises and a confidence that He is able and willing to fulfill His promises. 1 Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD;. {19} Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all. They made the needed special offerings before they went off to war. Even though the church is a place where we feel comfortable, there is nothing like imagining us in our final dwelling with the Father. Mountains quake because of HimAnd the hills dissolve;Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence,The world and all the inhabitants in it. My Delight Is In The Lord (1-4) The psalmist begins by desiring to be where God dwells. Whether it is going into a battle or stepping into a new job, we must realize the importance of our trust in God. We need to check our prayers too. Our battles as Christians depends less on experience and more on how much we have been close to the Lord. 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! * [Psalms 42–43] Ps 42–43 form a single lament of three sections, each section ending in an identical refrain (Ps 42:6, 12; 43:5). She is characterized by immorality, pride and most of all a spirit of independence. Who cares if we can do it on our own strength. True faith is always built on obedience. we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. So let us examine how Jesus interpreted the Scriptures. Let my judgment come forth from Your presence;Let Your eyes look with equity. 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.”. “Psalms In His Presence” is an extraordinary work. 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. 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. I love the book of Psalms, beautiful. Or is our confidence in what a batter has averaged through a season? One might think that they really don't have faith. Once the king figured God was going to give the victory, he sent the singers in front of the army! And fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. In fact, this is not true. (1) Let's note them. The world taunts God just as the harlot of Babylon snorts at God's challenge. David went out to war in the LORD's name. We do not work out of our strengths but our weaknesses. We are not to sponsor any movement, hold any thought, or voice any words that come not from God's heart. 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. Wait for God, for I shall again praise him, my savior and my God. for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. And so we conclude this first section by seeing faith, prayer, intimacy and obedience are all wrapped together in this psalm of dedication. No one should be fighting. Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus. King James Bible.Practicing the Presence of God. We dwell in God’s presence. Do not cast me away from Your presenceAnd do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. This original prayer was said by and depended upon David's faith as indicated in the Psalms first line. Prayer for the most part is based on the needs of man. We see the climax of history unfold before our eyes as these cities come and make their demands upon one another. I did this once with our children. Those who live by the grace of God often find themselves crying out to God. We, too, can experience this joy when we are in God’s presence submitting to Him. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. joyfully sing out our psalms. Happy New Year. It must come down to giving thanks. How many of us know what God wants to accomplish through our lives? The sea looked and fled;The Jordan turned back. Ironically, some of those that say such things boast of God's sovereign power. The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the. May He remember all your meal offerings, And find your burnt offering acceptable! May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! Many people cannot figure out God's solution for anxiety and worry. In and of itself, there is nothing about this fact that would trouble Asaph, since he considered himself an Israelite who was pure in heart. It is our close and intimate relationship with God that we have the confidence in His Word. Where can I go from Your Spirit?Or where can I flee from Your presence? 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. He recognizes that without God's special grace, he will suffer. A Life Striving for Total Obedience 2. English would put them in the future tense though the NASB puts it in the petitional form of "may." But as for me, God’s presence is my good. And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Many people do not. I. Psalm 36:5-7, "Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. 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. 2 Corinthians 2:17. We can make our petititons but most important is the way we believe. If His name is not familiar to the reader, the psalmist describes this more by the phrase 'God of Jacob.' May He remember all your meal offerings, And find your burnt offering acceptable! But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;I have made the Lord God my refuge,That I may tell of all Your works. We will notice that some of these are double petitions. He says, "We will boast in the name of the LORD our God.". There is possibility that this poem is broken apart in places that it shouldn't. We can have lots of false confidence that God is on our side especially if one is in a row of victories. You will make known to me the path of life; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving. Those who have faith smell victory before it is even there. She has released her poison into the world. 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. The reason for the above emphasis is chiefly to help us realize that though these men stood ready for war, the battle would depend on God rather than them. God's ability to save does not depend on how well trained the army is. Do we tell others the special way I got this or do we sit their humbled at the way God empowered everyone? We do not need much faith to see what has been done. The LORD remade him and gave him a new name, Israel. The theme of God's presence flows through the nine verses of Psalm 20. She felt the same.God is preparing us for something much bigger to come. He depended upon God and observed God's awesome works. We can see what a man of prayer David was from all the Psalms. May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! They do not understand the relationship between God and His covenant people. As we start scanning the verses of Psalm 20, we instantly notice the pattern that prevades over the whole Psalm. Most of the time the Lord's name is not used but a pronoun. Posted by polishedspirit July 25, 2020 July 5, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized Tags: City of God, Detachments, Fullness of God, Holiness of God, Holy Place, Majesty of God, Mount Zion, Mountain of God, Psalm 24, Psalms Meditation Series, Surrender and Release Meditations, Temple of God, The Presence of God. “But as for me, God’s presence is my good. In this case we see God has extra resources. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; 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, And fire came out from the presence of the, Cloud of glory » Called » The presence of God, Steadfastness » Secured by » The presence of God. Instead we wll note five times LORD or Yahweh, God's Name, is used in this short psalm. "Sure am lucky!" God is looking for those who will fight secularism with its boasts that God is not real or applicable to their lives. The pilgrim focuses his attention especially on the thought of being in the very presence of God. Do we go to a pub and tell everyone what happened or do we go and humble worship the Lord? 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. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. 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. I fear no one! 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. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. He is saying these things before the king comes back with the army. Man is never so free then when he is able to ultimately trust God to do His best for him. And He said, "My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest." I have made the Lord God my refuge, so I can tell about all you do.” (Psalm 73:28 CSB) When life gets difficult, it is quite easy to slip into a negative cycle of thinking, viewing ourselves as victims and our life as a series of bad events. We do not deny Yahweh to be the true king but they only wonder if this is the meaning.s. We understand that the Lord wants to bless us too, but we need to first be revived and reformed. From defeating Goliath to the many large enemy armies spread across the fields, David knew it was God who empowered him. One might face enormous odds against them, but this doesn't mean anything when God stands on one side. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few. The "May He" in one form or the other is repeated seven times! We will notice that some of these are double petitions. As he spent time with God, God would so speak to his heart. the great king over all gods, b 4 Whose hand holds the depths of the earth;. (2) However, we need a lot of faith to shape our expectations and confidence to face the future. [Selah. These soldiers were fighting God's war, but they realized God actually went with them. Know Him. They fought and defeated Jericho. 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