LET THE RIGHTEOUS BE GLAD AND REJOICE!

Posted by Bill Stockham in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

[The presence of God on the throne of grace is an abundant source of delight to the righteous person; let us drink from the streams which are meant to make us glad. LET US REJOICE BEFORE OUR AWESOME ABBA FATHER. As seekers of a happy God we should wear the garments of delight, for IN HIS PRESENCE IS FULNESS OF JOY. That presence, which is the fear and terror of the wicked, is our desire and delight! O yes, let us exceedingly rejoice. Let us dance with all our might, as David did, for the very joy of the Lord!] “…may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; MAY THEY BE HAPPY AND JOYFUL. Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; REJOICE BEFORE HIM–his name is the LORD. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” (Psa. 68:3-5) [I have this memory as a child of about 8 years old; my mom and I took a flight to California. I don’t remember any of the details, but what I do remember is this; I lived in the Seattle area, it had been several days of depressing cloudy overcast skies. Having never flown I did not know what to expect, so imagine my delight as we flew through the clouds; WOW, what beautiful sunlight! The sun had always been there, just not visible through the clouds!] “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, WHO DAILY BEARS OUR BURDENS. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.” (Psa. 68:19-20) [Our awesome Abba Father IS ALWAYS, here with us!] “Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth, SING PRAISE TO THE LORD, to him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens, who thunders with mighty voice.” (Psa. 68:32-33) [Somehow Jesus and our Abba Father will come to us and make their home, the place where they live, IN US!] Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and WE WILL COME TO THEM and MAKE OUR HOME WITH THEM.” (John 14:23) [Jesus said that he laid his life down for his friends; THAT’S US!] “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I HAVE CALLED YOU FRIENDS, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15)

Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that JESUS AND OUR ABBA FATHER WILL COME TO US AND MAKE THEIR HOME WITH US! –

Bill Stockham

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  • Reply July 6, 2018

    Scotty Searan

    Encouraging scriptures
    Yet I have trouble grabbing hold of these I realize that we are not always in the presents of our God as David was referring to
    Israel was following the cloud and the fire by night but they weren’t in his presence at all time take a look where the presence of God bless it was over the Tabernacle now I know we are the temple of of God, but I don’t think the presence of God it’s with all of us in everything we do God was holy God is Holy and he showed it in the pimple of someone came in that wasn’t consecrated or be was not holy they met an untimely death
    Yes I have experience a few times in my life the presence of God in a service I’ve seen it like fire on top of a building
    I’ve seen it like smoke or spiritual haze.
    I’ve seen it when it would sweep through a congregation like a wave when the Holy Ghost starts moving like a wave and a congregation it’s more than anything that will happen at a football for you or on the baseball field
    Yes dear in those times I have felt the fullness of joy that King David spoke about
    To say we are always in the ultimate presents or the presence of the Lord to me he’s just a little far out I’ve been raised Pentecostal Holiness all my life I’m not bapticostal, just a realist
    I feel quite sure that many out there in this group feel the same way but they won’t admit it but I’m not afraid to admit my failure if I am missing it on this point you can hold me up in your prayers cuz I go through a lot of tough times and have been through a lot of tough times in my life and I sure didn’t feel more joy there I’ve been through a lot of regular times I know I was saved but I didn’t actually have the joy but I have experienced joy unspeakable and I wonder if our bodies could hold up under God’s presence every second in our life as we sperience in those moment are glimpse of the ultimate presence of God
    Pray for me

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LET THE RIGHTEOUS BE GLAD AND REJOICE!

Posted by in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

[The presence of God on the throne of grace is an abundant source of delight to the righteous person; let us drink from the streams which are meant to make us glad. LET US REJOICE BEFORE OUR AWESOME ABBA FATHER. As seekers of a happy God we should wear the garments of delight, for IN HIS PRESENCE IS FULNESS OF JOY. That presence, which is the fear and terror of the wicked, is our desire and delight! O yes, let us exceedingly rejoice. Let us dance with all our might, as David did, for the very joy of the Lord!] “…may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; MAY THEY BE HAPPY AND JOYFUL. Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; REJOICE BEFORE HIM–his name is the LORD. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” (Psa. 68:3-5) [I have this memory as a child of about 8 years old; my mom and I took a flight to California. I don’t remember any of the details, but what I do remember is this; I lived in the Seattle area, it had been several days of depressing cloudy overcast skies. Having never flown I did not know what to expect, so imagine my delight as we flew through the clouds; WOW, what beautiful sunlight! The sun had always been there, just not visible through the clouds!] “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, WHO DAILY BEARS OUR BURDENS. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.” (Psa. 68:19-20) [Our awesome Abba Father IS ALWAYS, here with us!] “Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth, SING PRAISE TO THE LORD, to him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens, who thunders with mighty voice.” (Psa. 68:32-33) [Somehow Jesus and our Abba Father will come to us and make their home, the place where they live, IN US!] Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and WE WILL COME TO THEM and MAKE OUR HOME WITH THEM.” (John 14:23) [Jesus said that he laid his life down for his friends; THAT’S US!] “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I HAVE CALLED YOU FRIENDS, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15)

Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that JESUS AND OUR ABBA FATHER WILL COME TO US AND MAKE THEIR HOME WITH US! –

Bill Stockham

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