The Presence of the Lord in our lives are one of the single most important attributes in our lives. We cannot live without the Presence of the Lord. The Bible says in Psalm 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence (before your very face). The Presence of the Lord is so important, and yet few Believers know what the Presence of God really means. There are three dimensions of the Presence of the Lord we will look at:
1. God is Omni-Present
What does this mean in the life of the Believer? You are NEVER alone! God is with you no matter where life may take you. The Omni-Presence of God is the Believers security! You are safe in the hands of God, regardless where you are.
2. Indwelling Presence
What does this mean to the Believer? Godís indwelling presence is our Lifeline! Without Him we are nothing. We are completely dependent on Him every day. Through His indwelling presence He shapes our character and deposits the fruit of the Holy Spirit in us (Galatians 5:22) The gifts of the Holy Spirit operates through us as a result of His indwelling presence.
3. His Manifest Presence
The manifest Presence of God is the Believerís Jump-start! It is the ďgoose-fleshĒ experiences that change our lives in the presence of the Lord. Think of the day of salvation or when God healed you, or when revival touched your life. It is real, it is powerful, but temporal! That anointing lifts from you. It comes and goes. Too many Christians want to live in this realm permanently! Remember your Lifeline is His indwelling presence! You live your life within that realm. When God manifests His presence it is to give you a much-needed jumpstart into the right direction. The manifest presence is for desperate and immediate needs to be met.
1 Cor. 3:16
2 Chron. 5:13-14