DON’T BE HASTY TO LEAVE GOD’S PRESENCE

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse of The Day: Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. Eccl. 8:3 KJV

Thought of The Day: Being uncomfortable in God’s presence is proof that, an evil seed is growing and thriving in the heart.

LISTEN : There are kings in the world but God is the King of all. There are lords in the world but God owns everyone. He is the Master of all. In the earth power lies with the governing body. It could be a monarchical government; presidential or dictatorial government. The list goes on and on. The fact remains that, disloyalty to the power that be, attracts the wrath of the governing body. When monarchical government was prevalent in the world, kings rule with great power and conquer territories. Their words are law. The Bible says,

“Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?”

Ecclesiastes 8:4 (KJV)

By their power they set people free and kill at will. Those who disobeyed or involved themselves in conspiracy, rebellion or the like against the king get hurt in the end. The Bible says,

A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion; those who anger him forfeit their lives.

Proverbs 20:2 (NIV).

That’s how powerful human government is. But God is far more powerful becaues He is all-powerful. His kingdom is everlasting. He is the King of kings and LORD of lords. He owns everyone and everything. We, His creation should stand in awe of Him. We should be comfortable in His presence. As believers in Christ Jesus, His presence should stir us up to worship and dedication. We should not be in a hurry to leave His presence no matter what. Being uncomfortable in God’s presence is proof that, an evil seed is growing and thriving in the heart. Beloved, rise and fight anything that keeps you from God’s presence. Whatever moves you against God is moving you to destruction, resist it! As a believer, you can’t go to church to fellowship with other believers and be in a hurry to leave the house and presence of God. If God’s presence can’t make you happy, examine your life. If you find joy outside God’s presence trust me, you’ll lose it in the long run. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Honour God with your time and attention as long as you live.
2. Learn to be relaxed in the presence of God and don’t be in a hurry to leave.
3. Live in such a way that you’ll not attract the wrath of God.
4. Determine to be committed to God and cherish His presence for the rest of your life.

Prayer : Dear LORD! Your presence is awesomely awesome. Help me to cherish Your presence and serve You with my time. In Jesus’ name, amen!

A Word Of Blessing: Today, I speak on your life. Recieve grace to be committed to God. Henceforth, time with God becomes a pleasure to you. In Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : Anything that keeps you from God’s presence wants to keep you with the devil.

Quote : He or she who is not comfortable in God’s presence is undoubtedly dinning with the devil.

Biblical Fact : Did you know Abraham was the son of Terah? (Genesis 11:31).

Stunning Fact : Did you know snakes smell with their tongues?

Bible Quiz: How many years did Moses spend in Midian?

God bless you!

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