Psalm 67:11 “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
To be in His presence is to learn. Our precious Jesus always taught. Even from the cross He taught to those who stood looking at His suffering. Moments before He gave up His Spirit He taught that they may know what was happening. (Matthew 27:45,59)) The more we spend time with Him and worship Him in Spirit and Truth (John 4:24), the more time we travel through His Word with the Holy Spirit guiding us, the more we learn. It is impossible to dwell with God and not learn. How can we not learn as we spend time with Him who knows everything? The more we spend time with Him the more we know Him. The more we know Him the more we trust and have faith in Him. The more we have trust and faith in Him the more we have His peace and joy flow through us and the more we live in eternal pleasure with Him. Eternal pleasure with Him. By and because of Him. Oh shout out the great joy and pleasure of our Lord!
1 John 3:19-24 “This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God 22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.”
If we love our Savior and Lord Jesus, if we truly love Him, we do not fear. (2 Timothy 1:7) What if we die? To those who know and trust Him, to live here pales next to living fully in His presence. Yes, He is always with us but let’s not be silly, when we pass from here to there we then have in full what we now have in part. (1 Corinthians 13:9) If that is not so why has it been revealed that the Holy Spirit, who seals our souls to God, is a “deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:14, 2 Corinthians 1:22) As glorious as it is to now walk with God “we ain’t seen nothing yet.” Yet let us strive to know and see more and more as we dwell with Him. Who knows if the Lord will allow us to see unutterable realities and truth of God as the Apostle Paul did? (2 Corinthians 12:2-4) Now wouldn’t that be awesome? And why not?
Acts 2:17-18 “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.”
God Almighty the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit has poured from an exhaustible source (He Himself) His Holy Spirit upon all who have believed, believed in and submitted to His Son Jesus. All who receive Jesus and believe what the Father has foretold and what Jesus fulfilled will receive the Holy Spirit within who still passes on the ancient scriptures around an eternal campfire in our hearts. The Holy Spirit tells us eternal truths and points at the stars in the skies and He can call them by name. (Psalm 147:4) The Holy Spirit, what a wonderful camp counselor we have! Praise God with raised voices and in songs of wonder! Praise God!
Psalm 150:6 – Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
Micah 7:7 – But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will Hear me.
Micah 6:8 – He has shown you, Oh man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Numbers 6:24-26 – The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.This entry was posted in Devotion and tagged Acts, Corinthians, Ephesians, John, Luke, Matthew, Micah, Numbers, Timothy by Bob with