“The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.” Psalm 68: 8Who can stand the presence of Adonai? Can depression, can anger, can fear, can insecurity, or what about worry? Can the proud, can the evil at heart, can the gossiper, or the abusive? How about addiction, disorders, or bad habits? What about broken relationships, an empty bank account, or sick loved ones?
“The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.” Psalm 97:5
Poster holding adolescent girls, and even some middle-aged women wearing "I <3 JB" t-shirts, go "goo-goo-gaga" over Teen Pop singer, Justin Beiber. Now I know you have seen those little girls with tears streaming down their faces, screaming at the top of their lungs, "I love you Justin!" I am not a Justin fan. Don't get me wrong, the boy can sing, you just wont find me melting over this guy. Like Rabbi Freeman at my Synagogue says, "Everyone puts on their pants the same way!" Meaning, we are all human, rich or poor, famous or an outcast, at the end of the day, we are still a person.
But there is ONE that should get our hearts racing, our legs trembling, our mouths stuttering and our hands raising-up, high posters that have love quotes written on.
He is the one that can melt even the hills, shake up the heavens, and shatter to pieces whatever is bringing you pain today.
When we worry or dread over something that is hurting us and we do not invite his presence in, then we will not have peace. When you find yourself crying, frustrated, or worried, drop your knees on the floor, face to the earth, and hands lifted high. Cry out for YHWH's presence. Cry out for the Great I AM to walk in the midst of you.
There is a song we sing at Synagogue that brought me to the conclusion that all you need is God's presence to weaken your pride, to weaken her, or his pride, to heal that disease, that disorder, that deadly cancer, to kill that addiction, or that gossiping tongue, to wake up what has been asleep for so long, to bring rain to that drought, to make a sinners shout out, praises to the God most high.
One Sabbath not too long ago, we were worshiping God, and no one could deny that His presence had fallen on a needy people. We have a police officer that monitors the Synagogue since in the past it has received threats. As we were singing, the police officer, opened the doors to the Synagogue and just stood by the door, his eyes closed and his hands lifted high! No one can stand the presence of ADONAI!
There is no type of pain today that can stand up to the presence of Adonai. You do not have to wait to get to church to feel HIS presence, ask for it today, it will not be denied. I leave you with this awesome song sung by Paul Wilbur-In your Presence.
Have an awesome day filled with His Presence today.