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1
There are more people here today than you realize!
  • Jesus wanted His disciples to know of His
    presence after His ascension.

2
There are more people here today than you realize!
  • Jesus wanted His disciples to know of His
    presence after His ascension.
  • When the disciples first observed the Lords
    Supper at Pentecost. (Acts 242 Mt 2629)

3
There are more people here today than you realize!
  • Acts 242 (NKJV) - And they continued steadfastly
    in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, in the
    breaking of bread, and in prayers.

4
There are more people here today than you realize!
  • Matthew 2629 (NKJV) - But I say to you, I will
    not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on
    until that day when I drink it new with you in My
    Fathers kingdom.

5
There are more people here today than you realize!
  • When they prayed to the Father. (Mt 66 Heb
    924)

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There are more people here today than you realize!
  • When they prayed to the Father. (Mt 66 Heb
    924)

7
There are more people here today than you realize!
  • Matthew 66 (NKJV) - But you, when you pray, go
    into your room, and when you have shut your door,
    pray to your Father who is in the secret place
    and your Father who sees in secret will reward
    you openly.

8
There are more people here today than you realize!
  • Do you know of His presence today?

9
There are more people here today than you realize!
  • Do you know of His presence today?
  • Many false doctrines are built on a manipulation
    of emotions that then makes one
    aware of the presence of God.

10
There are more people here today than you realize!
  • Do you know of His presence today?
  • Many false doctrines are built on a manipulation
    of emotions that then makes one
    aware of the presence of God.
  • The presence of God is only known today by faith,
    faith based on His promises.

11
There are more people here today than you realize!
  • Do you know of His presence today?
  • Many false doctrines are built on a manipulation
    of emotions that then makes one
    aware of the presence of God.
  • The presence of God is only known today by faith,
    faith based on His promises.
  • Other presences will lead you to another
    Jesus or another gospel which is not real.

12
The significance of a presence
  • What is a presence?

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The significance of a presence
  • What is a presence?
  • The state or fact of being present current
    existence or occurrence.

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The significance of a presence
  • What is a presence?
  • The state or fact of being present current
    existence or occurrence.
  • Immediate proximity in time or space.

15
The significance of a presence
  • What is a presence?
  • The state or fact of being present current
    existence or occurrence.
  • Immediate proximity in time or space.
  • The diplomatic, political, or military influence
    of a nation in a foreign country.

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The significance of a presence
  • What is a presence?
  • The state or fact of being present current
    existence or occurrence.
  • Immediate proximity in time or space.
  • The diplomatic, political, or military influence
    of a nation in a foreign country.
  • It involves consciousness.

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The significance of a presence
  • What is a presence?
  • The state or fact of being present current
    existence or occurrence.
  • Immediate proximity in time or space.
  • The diplomatic, political, or military influence
    of a nation in a foreign country.
  • It involves consciousness.
  • It is easy to know when someone is physically
    present.

18
The significance of a presence
  • There can be a presence without a physical one.
    (1 Cor 53 1 Thess 217)

19
The significance of a presence
  • 1 Corinthians 53 (NKJV) - For I indeed, as
    absent in body but present in spirit, have
    already judged (as though I were present) him who
    has so done this deed.

20
The significance of a presence
  • 1 Thessalonians 217 (NKJV) - But we, brethren,
    having been taken away from you for a short time
    in presence, not in heart, endeavored more
    eagerly to see your face with great desire.

21
The significance of a presence
  • The presence of the Lord is greater than this.
    (Psa 1397-10)

22
The significance of a presence
  • Psalm 1397-9 - 7 Where can I go from Your
    Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? 8
    If I ascend into heaven, You are there If I make
    my bed in hell, behold, You are there. 9 If I
    take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the
    uttermost parts of the sea, 10 Even there Your
    hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall
    hold me.

23
The significance of a presence
  • Jonah learned this lesson! (Jonah 13)

24
The significance of a presence
  • Our very spirit knows this. (Ps 191-4)

25
The significance of a presence
  • Our very spirit knows this. (Ps 191-4)
  • It involves some knowledge of the one who casts
    the presence.

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The significance of a presence
  • Our very spirit knows this. (Ps 191-4)
  • It involves some knowledge of the one who casts
    the presence.
  • This presence has a greater force when we know
    the character or significance of the one we are
    before.

27
The significance of a presence
  • Our very spirit knows this. (Ps 191-4)
  • It involves some knowledge of the one who casts
    the presence.
  • This presence has a greater force when we know
    the character or significance of the one we are
    before.
  • The great cloud of witnesses are significant only
    to those who know them. (Heb 1139-121)

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The significance of a presence
  • Hebrews 1139-121- 39And all these, having
    obtained a good testimony through faith, did not
    receive the promise, 40 God having provided
    something better for us, that they should not be
    made perfect apart from us.

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The significance of a presence
  • 1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by
    so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside
    every weight, and the sin which so easily
    ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the
    race that is set before us,

30
The significance of a presence
  • Who is present with you here today?

31
The power of the presence of God
  • The actual presence of the divine is awesome. (Ex
    3320-23)

32
The power of the presence of God
  • Exodus 3320-23 - But He said, You cannot see
    My face for no man shall see Me, and live. 21
    And the LORD said, Here is a place by Me, and
    you shall stand on the rock. 22 So it shall be,
    while My glory passes by, that I will put you in
    the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My
    hand while I pass by.

33
The power of the presence of God
  • 23 Then I will take away My hand, and you shall
    see My back but My face shall not be seen.

34
The power of the presence of God
  • Isaiah reacted immediately when he perceived he
    was in Gods presence. (Isa 61-5)

35
The power of the presence of God
  • Isaiah reacted immediately when he perceived he
    was in Gods presence. (Isa
    61-5)
  • God wants all to fear His presence! (Isa 643)

36
The power of the presence of God
  • Isaiah 643 (NKJV) - When You did awesome things
    for which we did not look, You came down, The
    mountains shook at Your presence.

37
The power of the presence of God
  • We must keep our hearts attuned and tender to
    respect this presence!

38
The power of the presence of God
  • We must keep our hearts attuned and tender to
    respect this presence!
  • Gods people became hardened to it. (Jer 522-23)

39
The power of the presence of God
  • Jeremiah 522-23 (NKJV) - Do you not fear Me?
    says the LORD. Will you not tremble at My
    presence, Who have placed the sand as the bound
    of the sea, By a perpetual decree, that it cannot
    pass beyond it? And though its waves toss to and
    fro, Yet they cannot prevail Though they roar,
    yet they cannot pass over it. 23 But this people
    has a defiant and rebellious heart They have
    revolted and departed.

40
The power of the presence of God
  • The Gentile world already has. (Rom 118-20, 28)

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The power of the presence of God
  • The Gentile world already has. (Rom 118-20, 28)
  • This is Satans only weapon against the powerful
    presence of God, a hardened
    conscience.

42
The power of the presence of God
  • The Gentile world already has. (Rom 118-20, 28)
  • This is Satans only weapon against the powerful
    presence of God, a hardened
    conscience.
  • Moses would not leave without the assurance of
    Gods presence. (Ex 3314-16)

43
The power of the presence of God
  • Exodus 3314 -16 - And He said, My Presence will
    go with you, and I will give you rest. 15Then he
    said to Him, If Your Presence does not go with
    us, do not bring us up from here. 16 For how then
    will it be known that Your people and I have
    found grace in Your sight, except You go with us?
    So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from
    all the people who are upon the face of the
    earth.

44
The power of the presence of God
  • This presence (fellowship) is something the world
    does not have.

45
The power of the presence of God
  • This presence (fellowship) is something the world
    does not have.
  • This presence requires separation! (Ps 1017)

46
The power of the presence of God
  • Psalm 1017 (NKJV) - He who works deceit shall
    not dwell within my house He who tells lies
    shall not continue in my presence.

47
The power of the presence of men
  • The rulers of this world demand and receive
    respect.

48
The power of the presence of men
  • The rulers of this world demand and receive
    respect.
  • Esther knew the significance of access to the
    king. (Esther 114 416)

49
The power of the presence of men
  • Esther 114 (NKJV) - those closest to him being
    Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres,
    Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia
    and Media, who had access to the kings presence,
    and who ranked highest in the kingdom)

50
The power of the presence of men
  • Esther 416 (NKJV) - Go, gather all the Jews who
    are present in Shushan, and fast for me neither
    eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My
    maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go
    to the king, which is against the law and if I
    perish, I perish!

51
The power of the presence of men
  • Before a king there is a way to dress, speak and
    act.

52
The power of the presence of men
  • Before a king there is a way to dress, speak and
    act.
  • The Pharisees were more aware of the presence of
    men than they were of God.

53
The power of the presence of men
  • Jesus knew the motivation behind their piety. (Mt
    61-2)

54
The power of the presence of men
  • Matthew 61-2 - Take heed that you do not do
    your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by
    them. Otherwise you have no reward from your
    Father in heaven. 2 Therefore, when you do a
    charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before
    you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in
    the streets, that they may have glory from men.
    Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.

55
The power of the presence of men
  • They used arguments that were intended to impress
    men. (Lk 2026 1-8)

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The power of the presence of men
  • Lk 2026 26 But they could not catch Him in His
    words in the presence of the people. And they
    marveled at His answer and kept silent.

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The power of the presence of men
  • Lk 201-8 - Now it happened on one of those days,
    as He taught the people in the temple and
    preached the gospel, that the chief priests and
    the scribes, together with the elders, confronted
    Him 2 and spoke to Him, saying, Tell us, by what
    authority are You doing these things? Or who is
    he who gave You this authority?

58
The power of the presence of men
  • 3 But He answered and said to them, I also will
    ask you one thing, and answer Me 4 The baptism
    of Johnwas it from heaven or from men? 5 And
    they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we
    say, From heaven, He will say, Why then did
    you not believe him? 6 But if we say, From
    men, all the people will stone us, for they are
    persuaded that John was a prophet.

59
The power of the presence of men
  • 7 So they answered that they did not know where
    it was from. 8 And Jesus said to them, Neither
    will I tell you by what authority I do these
    things.

60
The power of the presence of men
  • How many writers and speakers have used the fear
    of men to persuade another to accept their
    teachings?

61
The power of the presence of men
  • How many writers and speakers have used the fear
    of men to persuade another to accept their
    teachings?
  • Paul wanted Christians to grow where the physical
    presence was not as needed.

62
The power of the presence of men
  • There is a wonderful power being in the presence
    of faithful Christians. (Heb
    1023-25)

63
The power of the presence of men
  • There is a wonderful power being in the presence
    of faithful Christians. (Heb
    1023-25)
  • There comes a point where one has faith and zeal
    even when others are not there!
    (Gal 418-20)

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The power of the presence of men
  • Galatians 418-20 - But it is good to be zealous
    in a good thing always, and not only when I am
    present with you. 19 My little children, for whom
    I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in
    you, 20 I would like to be present with you now
    and to change my tone for I have doubts about
    you.

65
The power of the presence of men
  • Many parents have sadly found this out when their
    child moves away.

66
The power of the presence of men
  • There is a great encouragement when this God
    centered faith is confirmed and grows! (Phil 212)

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The power of the presence of men
  • Philippians 212 (NKJV) - Therefore, my beloved,
    as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence
    only, but now much more in my absence, work out
    your own salvation with fear and trembling

68
The power of the presence of men
  • Which presence is greater for you? (Ps 3119-20)

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The power of the presence of men
  • Psalm 3119 -20 - Oh, how great is Your goodness,
    Which You have laid up for those who fear You,
    Which You have prepared for those who trust in
    You In the presence of the sons of men! 20 You
    shall hide them in the secret place of Your
    presence From the plots of man You shall keep
    them secretly in a pavilion From the strife of
    tongues.

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The power of the presence of men
  • This should be a very serious question we ask
    ourselves!

71
The power of the presence of men
  • This should be a very serious question we ask
    ourselves!
  • I am concerned when we focus on other men,
    churches, papers and not on God.

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The power of the presence of men
  • This should be a very serious question we ask
    ourselves!
  • I am concerned when we focus on other men,
    churches, papers and not on God.
  • Belshazzar was concerned about the thousand.
    That perspective changed radically
    when it was too late. (Dan 51)

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The power of the presence of men
  • Daniel 51 (NKJV) - Belshazzar the king made a
    great feast for a thousand of his lords, and
    drank wine in the presence of the thousand.

74
Using these presences for our good
  • Let Gods presence build you up.

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Using these presences for our good
  • Let Gods presence build you up.
  • God will defeat your enemies. (Ps 93)

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Using these presences for our good
  • Psalm 93 (NKJV) - When my enemies turn back,
    They shall fall and perish at Your presence.

77
Using these presences for our good
  • You will find joy. (Ps 1611)

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Using these presences for our good
  • Psalm 1611 (NKJV) - You will show me the path of
    life In Your presence is fullness of joy At
    Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

79
Using these presences for our good
  • You will find justification. (Ps 172)

80
Using these presences for our good
  • (Ps 172) - Let my vindication come from Your
    presence Let Your eyes look on the things that
    are upright.

81
Using these presences for our good
  • You will have peace and blessing in the presence
    of your enemies. (Ps 235)

82
Using these presences for our good
  • Psalm 235 (NKJV) - You prepare a table before
    me in the presence of my enemies You anoint my
    head with oil My cup runs over.

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Using these presences for our good
  • Be aware of the presence of faithful men.

84
Using these presences for our good
  • Be aware of the presence of faithful men.
  • Seek their actual presence.

85
Using these presences for our good
  • Let our assemblies be that which build faith and
    destroy sin. (1 Tim 520)

86
Using these presences for our good
  • 1 Timothy 520 (NKJV) - Those who are sinning
    rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also
    may fear.

87
Using these presences for our good
  • Let good influence always be with you. (2 Cor
    132, 10)

88
Using these presences for our good
  • 2 Corinthians 132 (NKJV) - I have told you
    before, and foretell as if I were present the
    second time, and now being absent ?I write to
    those who have sinned before, and to all the
    rest, that if I come again I will not spare

89
Using these presences for our good
  • 2 Corinthians 1310 (NKJV) - Therefore I write
    these things being absent, lest being present I
    should use sharpness, according to the authority
    which the Lord has given me for edification and
    not for destruction.

90
Using these presences for our good
  • Let you hope be fully set on one day being in the
    presence of the Lord.

91
Using these presences for our good
  • Let you hope be fully set on one day being in the
    presence of the Lord.
  • Are you running the race? (Heb 121-3)

92
Using these presences for our good
  • How do we find the strength to finish? What will
    make heaven a blessing for us?

93
Using these presences for our good
  • How do we find the strength to finish? What will
    make heaven a blessing for us?
  • Are you serving God or merely offering eye
    service? (Eph 66 Col 322)

94
Using these presences for our good
  • Ephesians 66 (NKJV) - not with eyeservice, as
    men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ,
    doing the will of God from the heart,

95
Using these presences for our good
  • Colossians 322 (NKJV) - Bondservants, obey in
    all things your masters according to the flesh,
    not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in
    sincerity of heart, fearing God.

96
Using these presences for our good
  • One day you will know with a certainty!

97
Using these presences for our good
  • One day you will know with a certainty!
  • Those who loved the presence of men above God
    will spend an eternity away from His presence. (2
    Thess 19)

98
Using these presences for our good
  • Who is present with you today?
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