Divine Presence – II

Posted on 18 Jan 2015
Divine Presence II
Text: Is. 7:14
Isa 7:14  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Psa 16:11  Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
  • The name Immanuel means God with us.  Therefore it is synonymous with “Divine Presence”
  • Divine means God
  • Presence means with us
  • This teaching will answer the following questions
    • What is divine presence?
    • Why divine presence?
    • How to attain divine presence
    • How to lose divine presence
    • How to keep divine presence
    • How to increase divine presence
Main Topic
1. What is Divine presence?
2. Why Divine Presence?
  • We need Divine presence because we are nothing without Him.  So, if you want to be successful in life, you need divine presence.
  • It doesn’t matter what you want to become, with God on your side, you will achieve it in Jesus name.
  • So, why divine presence?
  1. Because He is God
  2. Because He will help you
  3. Because He will protect you
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  4. Because He will fight on your behalf
    • If anyone will fight for you, let it be some One who has never lost a battle.  He is called the mighty man in battle
    • Children of Israel at the red sea
      • Exo 14:13  And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
        Exo 14:14  The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
    • Jehosaphat
      • 2Ch 20:1  It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.
      • 2Ch 20:17  Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you. 2Ch 20:18  And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD.  2Ch 20:19  And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with a loud voice on high. 2Ch 20:20  And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. 2Ch 20:21  And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
      • 2Ch 20:22  And when they began to sing and to praisethe LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. 2Ch 20:23  For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another. 2Ch 20:24  And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.
    • Gideon and his 300 men
      • Jdg 7:20  And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon. Jdg 7:21  And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled. Jdg 7:22  And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.
    • Prayer: Father, because I am Your child and You are my God, fight my battles for me in Jesus name.
  5. Because He will counsel you
    • Counsel is getting wisdom from those more knowledgeable than you in a certain area.
    • For example, you would not go to the meat market and ask for counsel about your car.  You would go to the mechanic.
    • The God that we serve, He is called the “Counsellor” in Is. 9:6.  All wisdom is with Him.  There is no subject matter that He is not an expert.
    • All the scientific breakthrough that man is boasting of, God already knew them before man was formed.
    • Psa 1:1  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
    • Psa 16:7  I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
    • Prayer: Father, in all my ways, I need Your counsel, counsel me in Jesus name.
  6. Because He will guide you
    • Guidance is similar to counsel.  You would ask the Lord for direction in situations, and He will direct you to the path that He wants you to take.
    • If one obeys His direction, all shall be well.  If one disobeys, one would surely suffer the consequences.
    • Isa 42:16  And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
    • David always ask God for guidance and counsel before going into battle
      • In 2 Samuel 5, when the Philistines came against David, the Lord told him to go and fight against them.
      • 2Sa 5:19  And David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.
      • The second time, David did not assume that he could just go.  He went back and asked God for counsel and direction.
      • This time, the Lord told David not to go, and He gave David a different battle plan.
      • 2Sa 5:23  And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees. 2Sa 5:24  And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines. 2Sa 5:25  And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.
    • Prayer: Father, because You are my God, guide me in all my ways in the name of Jesus.
  7. Because He will deliver you
    • When we hear “deliverance”, we instantly think of demon possession.  However, we all need deliverance every now and then.
    • Deliverance mean to be rescued – from those who are more powerful than you or from situation that you have no control over.
    • Job 5:19  He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
    • Psa 7:1  O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
    • Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego
      • In the book of Daniel, the story of 3 Hebrew boys were recorded.
      • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow down to the image that king Nebuchadnezzar had made.
      • Nebuchadnezzar commanded that they be thrown into the fiery furnace after they had heated the furnace 7 times more.
      • Dan 3:17  If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. Dan 3:18  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
      • After they were thrown in the fire, the presence of God was there to deliver them.
      • Dan 3:25  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
    • Daniel
      • In Daniel 6, Daniel was thrown into the den of lions by his enemies.
      • The presence of God was there to deliver Daniel.
      • The lions that were meant to eat him became his pets.
    • Prayer: Father, deliver me from all my troubles, and from the hands of the enemy in the name of Jesus.
  8. Because He will heal you
    • The God that we serve is the Great Physician.
    • He is the Jehovah Ropheka, which is the Lord our Healer
    • Exo 23:25  And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
    • Act 10:38  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
    • Everywhere the presence of Jesus was and is, He was healing, and He is still healing:
      • Mat 8:16  When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: Mat 8:17  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
      • He healed the woman with issue of blood for 12 years
      • He healed the man with infirmity of 38 years
      • He healed the lame man by the beautiful gate
      • He healed the 10 lepers that came to Him
      • He healed the Centurion’s servant – Matt. 8
      • He healed the Canaanite woman’s daughter
      • He healed Peter’s mother in law
      • He raised Lazarus from the dead and healed him of the sickness that killed him
      • He healed the man that was blind from birth
      • He opened the eyes of blind Bartimeus
      • He healed the boy that possessed of the devil
      • He healed the man with the withered hand
      • He healed the man that was sick of the palsy
    • Heb 13:8  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
    • As Jesus healed in old, He is still healing now.
    • Prayer: Father, because You are my Healer, heal my body from any oppression of sickness in Jesus name.
  9. Because He will favor you
    • Psa 102:13  Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
    • Esther
      • Est 5:2  And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.
    • Children of Israel leaving Egypt
      • Exo 3:21  And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:
      • Exo 12:36  And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
    • Job
      • Job 10:12  Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.
    • Psa 5:12  For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
    • Pro 3:3  Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: Pro 3:4  So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
    • Prayer: Father, let Your presence bring me favour with God and man in the name of Jesus.
  10. Because He will provide your needs
    • In Matt 14, Jesus fed 5000 men from 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish
    • In Matt 15, Jesus fed 4000 men from 7 loaves of bread and a few fish
    • In Exodus 16, God rained manna from Heaven
    • Owner of the cattle upon a 1000 hills
    • Silver and gold belongs to Him
    • Mat 6:30  Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
    • Php 4:19  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
    • Prayer: Father, because You are my God, please provide all my needs in Jesus name.
  11. Because He will prosper your ways
    • 3Jn 1:2  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
    • Abraham was great
    • Isaac was very great
    • Jacob was exceedingly great
    • Joseph fed the whole nation of Egypt and beyond during 7 years of famine – because of the presence of God upon his life.
    • Prayer: Father, prosper my ways with good health, wealth, and Your peace in the name of Jesus.
  12. Because He removes fear from you Is. 41:10-13
    • 2Ti 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
    • Isa 41:10  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isa 41:11  Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Isa 41:12  Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. Isa 41:13  For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
    • Joshua
      • Jos 1:6  Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
      • Jos 1:9  Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
    • Believers of Acts 4
      • Act 4:29  And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, Act 4:30  By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. Act 4:31  And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
    • Pro 28:1  The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
    • Prayer: Father, remove fear from my life, make me to be bold in Jesus name.
  13. Because He will give you victory
    • David was victorious over Goliath
    • Moses was victorious over Pharaoh
    • Joshua was victorious over the inhabitants of the promised land
    • Elijah was victorious over the prophets of Baal
    • Elisha was victorious over the Syrians
    • Samson was victorious over the Philistines
    • Joseph was victorious over the temptations from Potiphar’s wife
    • Jesus is victorious over sickness, disease, death, and all the powers of the enemy
    • Because of the presence of God, you shall be victorious
    • Prayer: Father, because of Your presence, grant me victory in all areas of my life in Jesus name
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To be continued ….