We all need to experience the presence of God on a daily basis.
We need God to be real to us, not just a denomination or doctrine. We need that intimate "knowing" relationship. We do not need more religion, more theology and more works. What we need is more of Jesus, the living ascended Monarch in Glory!
Psalms 43 says that the light and the truth will lead us to the "holy hill" or the tabernacle of God. This is His presence.
Psalms 43:3-5 says, " Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain [your presence], to the place where you dwell [your tabernacle].
4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.
5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God."
Let us break this down.
Truth is what the Word of God says is true, no matter what the circumstances. Light is that which makes that truth real to us. Truth is we have been crucified with Christ, yet we live, and Christ lives in us according to Galatians 2:20. Truth is we are delivered, saved made whole and healed. Truth is our needs are supplied and we are resting in His love and grace. Is that our experience? Sometimes it is not.
So how do we get there? By truth and light. We need to see the truth of what has already been accomplished by Jesus at the Cross for our benefit, and we need to see that truth with light, or revelation knowledge.
There is another side of truth. That is the truth of our sin and the condition of our heart. If we approach God and His Word with the truth of our life, then He will shed light on the truth in His Word!
Psalms 119:105 says, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." The Word of God has enough light in itself to reveal itself, through the Holy Spirit to our hearts. The problem is the condition of our hearts. Look at Mark chapter 4 in the parable of the sower. There are four heart conditions, some bring forth fruit, some do not.
So join me today and take a trip to His "holy hill" and to his tabernacle. Bring all of your sin and burden to the Lord, pour out your heart to Him and allow Him to cleanse you with His love and grace. Then get into His Truth, His Word, and watch the light, or the Holy Spirit's revelation shine into your hearts.
The last thing to do is to stand. Once you have received light, you must stand and do not let the devil steal that Word and truth out of your heart.
September 4, 1999
Psalms 43:3-5, NIV.