How Do I Know That God Is With Me?
In answer to this question, the Bible clearly teaches that God
is everywhere present, so He is always with us.
He is omnipresent.
He sees all and hears all.
Psalm 139 says that we cannot escape His presence.
I suggest reading this whole Psalm which says in verse 7, "where can I go from Your presence?"
The answer is nowhere, for He is everywhere.
2 Chronicles 6:18 and I Kings 8:27 and Acts 17:24-28 show us that Solomon,
who built the temple for God Who promised to dwell in it,
realized that God could not be contained in a specific place.
Paul put it this way in Acts when he said, "The Lord of heaven
and earth does not dwell in temples made with hands."
Jeremiah 23:23&24 says "He fills heaven and earth."
Ephesians 1:23 says He fills "all in all."
Yet for the believer, those who have chosen to receive
and believe in His Son (see John 3:16 and John 1:12),
He promises to be with us in an even more special way as our Father, our Friend,
our Protector and Provider.
Matthew 28:20 says, "lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the ages."
This is an unconditional promise, we cannot or do not cause it to happen.
This is a fact because God said it.
It also says that where two or three (believers) are gathered together,
"there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20 KJV)
We do not call down, beg or otherwise invoke His Presence.
He says He is with us, so He is. It is a promise, a truth, a fact.
We just have to believe it and count on it.
Though God is not restricted to a building,
He is with us in a very special way, whether we sense it or not.
What a wonderful promise.
For believers He is with us in another very special way.
John chapter one says that God would give us the gift of His Spirit.
In Acts chapters 1&2 and John 14:17, God tells us that when Jesus died,
rose from the dead and ascended to the Father, He would send the Holy Spirit to dwell within our hearts.
In John 14:17 He said, "the Spirit of truth…who abides with you, and will be in you."
I Corinthians 6:19 says, "your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit Who is in you,
whom you have from God…" So for believers God the Spirit dwells within us.
We see that God said to Joshua in Joshua 1:5, and it is repeated in Hebrews 13:5,
"I will never leave you or forsake you."
Count on it.
Romans 8:38&39 tells us that nothing can
separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ.
Though God is always with us, that does not mean He will always listen to us.
Isaiah 59:2 says that sin will separate us from God in the sense
that He will not hear (listen) to us, but because He is always with us,
He will always hear us if we acknowledge (confess) our sin,
and will forgive us of that sin.
That is a promise.
(I John 1:9; 2 Chronicles 7:14)
Also if you are not a believer, God's presence is important because
He sees everyone and because He "is not willing that any should perish." (2 Peter 3:9)
He will always hear the cry of those who believe and call upon Him to be their Savior,
believing the Gospel. (I Corinthians 15:1-3)
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
John 6:37 says that He will not turn anyone away,
and whosoever will may come.
(Revelation 22:17; John 1:12)
Do you have the assurance that if you were to die today,
you'll be in the presence of the Lord in Heaven?
Death for a believer is but a doorway that opens into eternal life.
Those who fall asleep in Jesus
shall be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.
Those you've laid in the grave in tears,
you shall meet them again with joy!
Oh, to see their smile and feel their touch...
never to part again!
Yet, if you don't believe in the Lord, you're going to hell.
There is no pleasant way to say it.
The Scripture says,
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
~ Romans 3:23
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved."
~ Romans 10:9
Don't fall asleep without Jesus
until you are assured of a place in heaven.
Tonight, if you would like to receive the gift of eternal life
first you must believe in the Lord.
You have to ask for your sins to be forgiven
and put your trust in the Lord.
To be a believer in the Lord, ask for eternal life.
There's only one way to heaven and that's through the Lord Jesus.
That's God's wonderful plan of salvation.
You can begin a personal relationship with Him
by praying from your heart a prayer such as the following:
"Oh God, I'm a sinner.
I've been a sinner all of my life.
Forgive me, Lord.
I receive Jesus as my Savior.
I trust Him as my Lord.
Thank you for saving me.
In Jesus' name, Amen."
you have never received the
Lord Jesus as your personal Savior, but
have received Him today after
reading this invitation, please let us know.
If you have never received the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior,
but have received Him today after reading this invitation, please let us know.
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