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8/26/2012 ~ Mindful of The Presence of The Lord


Are you looking for the Lord?

... "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down,
for today I must stay at your house." ... ~ Luke 19:1-6


Your willingness to receive the Lord
determines His presence coming to you.
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~ Fellowship with God – In communion with Him ~

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"... be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins;
and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." ~ Acts 2:38


 Presence of the Lord = Holy Spirit 

... Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,
so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, ..."
~ Acts 3:17-19


The Word is clearly repeated for individuals to understand.

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; ...
~ Psalm 16:11


His word elevates the conscious of our consciousness.

" '... You have made known to me the ways of life;
You will make me full of joy in Your presence.' " ~ Acts 2:25-28


... Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. ~ Psalms 95:1-2


To be with the Lord is a joyful song earnestly sung.

Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
~ Psalm 100:2


There would be those that do not desire the Presence of The Lord.

... Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God ...
~ Genesis 3:8

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... Cain went out from the presence of the LORD
and dwelt in the land of Nod ... ~ Genesis 4:16

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But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. ...
~ Jonah 1:3

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Because they did not believe in God, And did not trust in His salvation.
~ Psalm 78:22

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It is an evil thing not to want the Lord.

The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God;
God is in none of his thoughts. ~ Psalms 10:4


... they did not like to retain God in their knowledge,
God gave them over to a debased mind, ... ~ Romans 1:28


... in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on
those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be
punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord ...
~ 2nd Thessalonians 1:2-9


Judgment will be harsh for those that have rejected God.
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It is a fearful thing for each of us as we approach eternal judgment.


... Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. ~ Psalms 51:10-11


The Lord plainly does not hide from any of us.

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
~ Psalm 139:7


To always acknowledge His Presence strengthens one's resolve.

... "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him,
and We will come to him and make Our home with him." ~ John 14:23


He asks that we search Him out and obey His Word.

"... If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him
and dine with him, and he with Me." ~ Revelation 3:20


He will come to those who love Him in the presence of His truth.

 Presence of the Lord = Holy Spirit = His Word 

But the LORD was gracious to them, had compassion on them, and regarded
them, because of His covenant with Abraham, ... ~ 2nd Kings 13:23


The Lord does not desire to cast us away from His Presence.

For because of the anger of the LORD this happened in Jerusalem and
Judah, that He finally cast them out from His presence. ... ~ 2nd Kings 24:20


Rebellion and rejection of His ways will cast one away.

... The upright shall dwell in Your presence. ~ Psalm 140:13

Are You Mindful of
the Presence of the Lord?
Condition    Spectacle    Result
Abide in Him
Seeking His Word
Mutual
Presence
Eternal Communion
Abide in Self: Views
of Human Tolerance
Ignored
Presence
Cast Away

" 'Do you not fear Me?' says the LORD. 'Will you not tremble at My presence,
Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, ... ' " ~ Jeremiah 5:22


The Presence of the Lord is in each grain of sand.
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The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
~ Job 33:4

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Without God, there is no presence.
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It is not being mindful of the Presence of The Lord
that causes us to stumble in self serving desires.


I would like to Thank my very dear friend and brother in Christ, Kevin Fox.



 

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