Psalm 16:11 says that the Lord will show us the path in life and that in his presence is “fullness of joy”, and in His right hand “there are pleasures evermore”. To dwell in the house of the Lord means to dwell in the presence of God, which means a more intimate fellowship with God (Psalm 23:6)
One of our greatest weapons we have against the enemy
is the presence
With the enemy circling you like a roaring lion waiting to devour you (1 Peter 5:8 ) he will try to contradict
God's word (Genesis 3:1-10), which can usher in a seed of fear which is the foundation of Every sin.
Sin brings in shame and guilt, aside from heartache from it's consequences, which causes one to hide from the presence of God. The more we dwell in His presence, the more we will hear His direction and will have desire to keep our walk constantly surrendered to Him.
We are doorkeepers to the presence of God
... our bodies a temple of God where His spirit Dwells (1 Corinthians 3:16) and we were created to abide in Him.
The deeper you dig into His manifest presence, the more in love with Him you will be and it will ruin you for anything else that the world has to offer. Follow through our steps into His presence and learn how to seek His face until you receive “the blessing”, to hear His voice in manifest ways and live in the supernatural, abiding with Christ Jesus. You will never be the same.
THE ONLY PLACE TO SURVIVE IS IN GOD'S PRESENCE!
Continue into the steps below that will lead you deeper into His manifest Presence. ( 4 Quicker Steps into His Manifest Presence is our “short” version for those who want to get started today)
However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”
— the things God has prepared for those who love him— (1 Corinthians 2:9)
Isn’t there a deep longing in your heart
for the presence of god?
The psalmist in Psalm 84 expressed a deep desire to dwell in God’s presence, recognizing that God blesses those who longingly and faithfully pursue Him. He knows that there is NOTHING that compares to the sweetness of God’s presence.
How lovely is Your tabernacle, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young—even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God (Psalm 84:1-3).
Even birds recognize the sweetness of God’s presence.
In verse three, we see that the psalmist longs for God’s presence so much that he is envious of the ability of the birds to dwell so close to the presence of the Lord. The word lovely in verse one can be translated “loved or beloved.” The psalmist loved to dwell in God’s presence so much that his whole being was crying out for God.
We can do NOTHING
apart from abiding in Christ Jesus.
Jesus calls us to “abide” in Him and says that if we don't, we can do NOTHING. He goes on to say that we would be thrown out as a branch that is withered and thrown into the fire. Now, if we DO remain in Him, the Father is glorified in this, we will bear much fruit and whatever we desire will be done for us
Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can't bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me. I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If a man doesn't remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you. "In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples. (John 15:4-8)