The presence of God

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The presence of God

The thing that people need to be aware of is, out of all the needs we bring before the feet of Jesus, such as: blessings in the family, love life, professional, financial, etc., which are essential to live well in this world – the one He expects the most from us, is the need for His presence in our lives.

Moses was aware of this and persistently called upon the presence of God. He did not accept to merely go forward with the angels but wanted the Almighty Himself to walk with him during his difficult mission to take the people through the desert to the Promised Land.

“And He said, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’ Then he said to Him, ‘If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.’” (Exodus 33:14,15)

A person only receives the Holy Spirit when he discovers that there is no need greater than receiving Him. The presence of God is more important than the air we breathe so, when our life comes to an end, we will be saved with the presence of the Spirit of God in us but, without the presence of the Most High in us at that moment, we will be lost for all eternity.

The Lord Jesus’ sweat became great drops of blood and He even asked, that if it were possible, for the cup to pass from Him, knowing that He would spend a few hours on the cross, away from the Father’s presence.

‘…“My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”’ (Matthew 26:39)

Moses went as far as asking to see the glory of God. He could have asked for food to give the people, or for their journey through the desert to be shortened, but he wanted to see His glory.

‘…“Please, show me Your glory”. Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you”…’ (Exodus 33:18,19)

This is very powerful!

I think all the goodness of God passes through us with the baptism of His Holy Spirit. We have seen many Christians put on a facade, but few reflect the glory of God in their face because they are dull – without lustre – because of the lack of the presence of God in their lives. Perhaps, they may have even possessed Him one day, but lost Him because of reasons which are unknown to us.

But there is still time to humble ourselves, repent of our sins and seek, like Moses sought the presence of God.

“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)

May God bless you!

Bishop Edir Macedo
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    Lorraine Mphahlele

    2nd April 2016

    Wow I was deeply touched by the message...I got a clear and consise understanding of the sacrifice that our lord Jesus Christ did for us..I was also reminded of the importance of babtism by water and by the Holy Spirit and that I should be a reflection of the glory of God

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    NONI MASEKO

    8th April 2016

    this is a powerful message indeed.......sometimes we tend to be so focused on how much we need this and that (material things) but the truth is nothing could be more important then the presence of God in our lives. thank you bishop i just realised that i need to seek the presence of GOD MORE THEN ANY OTHER THING IN THIS WORLD.

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    Samantha Mogotsi

    14th April 2016

    That is so true " without the presence of the Most High in us at that moment, we will be lost for all eternity". It's really important to have the presence of God in our lives so we may be guided in our ways.

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    Charles chingwalu

    18th April 2016

    It's powerful becouse without Him we don't deserve.

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    busisiwe

    22nd April 2016

    Amen to that Bishop, I can see that it is not only enough to come to the church, but it will only be enough when we are filled with him in His house, thanks

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    Mandisa Cele

    13th May 2016

    Thank you Bishop for such a very spiritually deep message. This post made me realise how careless and reckless I was with my salvation. But now that I understand the importance of the presence of the Holy Spirit within each and every one of us, I will certainly value nothing else above it.

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    tracy

    19th May 2016

    God said, "seek first my kingdom and the rest shall follow". He wants us to seek Him first before seeking other things, once we receive Him then He'll provide the rest for us

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    Patricia Monyamane

    1st June 2016

    That true.And if we have the presence of God ,We always want to seek more of him. for our journey of faith make us to be more dependent of him.

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    Immaculate Alyano

    6th June 2016

    Wow! I've known now that there's power in the name of Jesus and that when you use it to in all areas of life, you become an over comer that nothing can touch you.

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    Granny Tshabalala

    21st June 2016

    its so saddening how in this world we are so caught up with the things of the world forgetting the true life giver. Gold we shall leave in this world but our soul. we should start working for our souls while are on this earth and acknowledge the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

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    Franscina nyambose

    30th June 2016

    Its nice to been in God present we are save when we are in his hands ,and we rejoice I'n him because the old life has gone know we are and new creations .

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