Bible Study for Ministry, Christian Women, and The Pastor's Wife ~ I Am in His Presence, Part 3
Psalms 16: 11 "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
As we begin the second phrase of this verse, "in thy presence is fulness of joy", we simply must examine some other places in Scripture where it is mentioned.
Moses is talking with God in Exodus 33:12-15 "And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight. 13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that
I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. 14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. 15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence."
Moses knew he had to have God's leading and God's presence. During that time frame, God spoke to Moses and Moses spoke to the people.
But, Jesus changed that when He was crucified. Look at Mathew, Mark, and Luke. Notice the wording in Matthew and Mark: it was ripped from "top to bottom." It came from God's direction not ours! He desires us to be in His presence.
Matthew 27:51 "And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent."
Mark 15:38 "And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom."
Luke 23:45 "And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst."
God wanted nothing - NO THING - between Him and His children; that would be us.
Be blessed in The Name above every name, Jesus! I know I am!
Linda L Culbreth
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