FREEDOM IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015

Kenwood Fellowship Church
July 12, 2015
Ken Bashford, Pastor

“FREEDO IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD”
Scripture Reading: Exodus 34, 35, 36:1-7
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Memory Verses: Acts 3:19-20 (NLT)
19 Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. 20 Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah.
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What Does the Scripture Say?

Moses set up a place and went to meet with God
[Exodus 33:1-8]
The Lord met Moses and talked with him-Face to Face
[Exodus 33:9-11]
[Notice the effect on others when Moses met with the Lord]
God commands Moses to make two more stone tablets to replace the two he had broken and early in the morning God met with Moses-when God’s presence was felt by Moses, he broke out into praise of who God is and what He has done for the Children of Israel-God makes a covenant with Moses
[Exodus 34:1-10]
The more time Moses spent with the God, the closer he wanted to get to Him
Moses continually brought up the people before the Lord
Moses face glowed as a result of being in the presence of God
[Exodus 34:28-25
Read Psalms 57: Enjoying God’s presence as a place of:
Refuge from danger
Prayer to calm our fears
Power to overcome obstacles

How does this affect me?

God wants to be in a personal growing relationship with us, the more time we spend with God the more we understand Him, the more we see Him working and the stronger we become to both hear and carry out His will for our lives

Being in the presence of God changes us, we develop a deeper desire to serve Him and a deeper love for the people He has placed in our world

Being in the presence of God becomes noticeable to others, we are different-in attitude, which affects how we live our lives-what is important to us changes-how we treat others changes

Being in the presence of God gives us direction and purpose and gives us an inner strength to deal with the enemy and with life’s challenges

Personal Reflections

1. How does God communicate with people today?
2. What area[s] of your life have you give 100% to God?
3. What area[s] of your life do you hold on to?
4. How often each day do you find yourself, consciously in the presence of God?

What do you have to do [on purpose] to get consciously in God’s presence more often?

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Additional Verses to Review
Deuteronomy 6:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Deuteronomy 4:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And beware lest you raise your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, things that the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
Deuteronomy 4:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes
You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.
1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV /
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Hebrews 1:3 ESV /
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Philippians 2:9-11 ESV /
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
John 17:16-17 ESV /
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
John 11:40 ESV /
Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”
Galatians 3:28 ESV /
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:23 ESV /
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Isaiah 61:6 ESV /
But you shall be called the priests of the Lord; they shall speak of you as the ministers of our God; you shall eat the wealth of the nations, and in their glory you shall boast.
Psalm 8:1 ESV /
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.