Updated: Nov 29, 2021
November 21, 2021
The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the name of the city from that day shall be, ‘The LORD is there.’ Ezekiel 48:35
God is ‘there.’ Whether you feel Him or not, whether you recognize it or not, He is there.
The goal of all that He does is to draw you near His presence.
The Lord is ‘There’
1. The name, God is There
“and the name of the city from that day shall be, ‘The LORD is there.’ ” Ezekiel 48:35
2. God, not there
It is possible for God to NOT be there. To me, the worst possible judgment of God is not a plague or pestilence. It’s the removal of His presence.
You can ‘push away’ God’s presence
1 Personal Sin
2 Turning to idols
3 Refusing the influence of His Spirit
4 As a Christ-follower: When you cultivate a life ‘unaware’ of His presence
3. God, always there
4. God, continually there
One thing I have asked of the Lord,
That I shall seek … Psalm 27:4
“We cannot avoid the dangers and the reefs of which this life is full, without the real and constant help of God. Let us ask him for it without ceasing. But how can we ask him without being with him? And how can we be with him without often thinking of him? And how can we often think of him without forming a holy habit of doing so?” Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God