We need the presence of God because in His presence we rise above the problems. When Jesus becomes our focus more than our problems or frustrations and we let it all go, allowing the Holy Spirit be our problem solver; everything changes.
We need to get to where God's Word, which is Jesus, is more real and more believable for us, than what we see in our problems with our physical eyes, because we have the promises of Scripture to stand on in our lives.
“True worship” means “honest praise” to God. As we focus on the Lord; the reality of His heavenly presence takes over our hearts and we slowly forget about ourselves and the world around us. The deeper we are in His presence, the smaller our issues become. Being more in the presence of the Lord, means less of our surroundings and selves. Miracles manifest in atmospheres when the Lord is allowed to move freely in..
In His presence, our faith is built and strengthened; In His presence our faith increases to the levels of being the mountain movers the Lord wants us to be.
When we pursue the Lord and are vertical in the presence of God, blessings and wonders happen. When we seek the Lord first and His heart, the Holy Spirit in return helps us with the answers and even miracles we need. Healing happens when Jesus becomes more real to us than the physical illnesses that we suffered from. We are healed when loving and trusting Jesus is truly more real than the issues.
Entering into the presence of the Lord is not a fad and requires no ritual. Entering into the presence of the Lord is accessing the essence of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He longs for quality time with us His children.
God's presence is always with us... But we need the desire and to take the time to access it. We need to slow down the thoughts of our minds. We need to surrender our issues and concerns to the control of the Holy Spirit and to enter deeper into the presence of our Lord.
Sadly many songs sung in churches today are not worship focused which would take us closer in the presence of the Lord but are more about what God can do for us or some form of what is in it for “us” instead of true worship. The Lord should be praised for who He is; the praise of our hearts should focus on the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; not us.
The worshiper with the sincere heart who gives their love and adoration to the One who deserves it in return, the One who has loved us with all His heart, this worshiper will access the deeper place in the presence of the Lord.
John 14:16-17 “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-- the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”
Jesus was with the disciples and said He will be in them (and us) through the Holy Spirit. Before our conversion, the Holy Spirit came to show us that Jesus is real, that He is the truth, that the Bible is true, that we are sinners and we need a Savior. The Holy Spirit actually helped us have faith in God; He convicts us of sin, leads us in all truth and keeps us in right relationship with God. When we are born again, the Holy Spirit comes to live in us, He is the presence of God in us.
The Holy Spirit doesn't need temples made of bricks and stone, we are the temples of the Holy Spirit. The same Spirit who raised Jesus Christ from the dead lives in each of us, the Lord's born-again children. The same power that literally raised Jesus from the dead, is residing in every child of God who is born again!
If we live daily close to the Lord, worshiping Him and seeking His presence daily then we are sure that we remain in Him and He will stay in us. In the end, we will end up safe and secure in our Heavenly Father's arms.
1 Corinthians 6:19 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”
Romans 8:11 “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
John 15:5-6 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.” (salvation is for those who remain in Christ Jesus)
The presence of God is evident in the fruit of our lives. It comes from living sincere lives unto the Lord which includes true worship, honest fellowship and by studying and applying God's Word into our lives.
After we receive the blessing and power of the anointing of the Holy Spirit, we realize how much we need Him and are glad to surrender to the Holy Spirit. The greater the “level of our surrender” is, the greater the anointing is and through it the Lord can, and will use us more. The anointing is the power of God, it is His presence. It cannot be copied or faked, we just have to receive it! The anointing is what breaks the chains of oppression:
Isaiah 10:27 'It shall come to pass in that day That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, And his yoke from your neck, And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.
By this it means that the anointing of the Holy Spirit, which is the presence of God, will destroy every yoke of oppression of life for the children of God.
1 John 2:20 “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things” (the Holy Spirit discerns what is truth or not for us when we listen)
The abundant life and fullness of joy, the peace that passes understanding, the victorious life are all found in the presence of the Lord; when we keep His commandments, abide in Him and He abides in us and worship Him in Spirit and truth.
John 15:7-8 “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.”