The Lord’s Presence | The Institute for Creation Research
The Lord’s Presence

“I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved” (Psalm 16:8).

One of the greatest of spiritual blessings is to realize that the Lord’s presence is with us at all times. “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). Salvation is a person, Christ, and because we have the person, He “is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption” (I Corinthians 1:30).

There is great security in Christ. “Because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” Because Jesus is at God’s right hand (Hebrews 1:3) and at our right hand, we have a divine connection that can never be broken. The Lord promised His presence to Israel in Moses’ day. “My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest” (Exodus 33:14). He also promised to be there in the future millennium, “and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there” (Ezekiel 48:35). The Hebrew name for this aspect of God’s attributes is Jehovah Shammah.

But to the New Testament believer, His presence is here and now. “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5); “The Lord is at hand,” or nearby (Philippians 4:5). “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him” (John 14:23).

May we ever practice the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ moment by moment as we live for Him each day. When our last day comes, we will say: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. . . . Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever” (Psalm 23:4,6). NPS

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