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August 13, 2016

Establishing The Presence of God

by Dennis Rouse
1 John 5:14-15 NIVThis is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we askanything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that hehears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we askedof him.Matthew 6:9-13 NKJIn this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed beYour name. Your kingdom
Sermon Notes

1 John 5:14-15 NIV
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask
anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he
hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked
of him.
Matthew 6:9-13 NKJ
In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be
Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in
heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as
we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver
us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the
glory forever. Amen.
Seven Themes of Personal Prayer:

  1. Establishing His presence
  2. Expanding His kingdom
  3. Submitting to His will
  4. Praying in His blessing
  5. Creating a clean heart
  6. Preparing for the battle
  7. Establishing His authority

Dynamics of Presence:

  1. Your position and level of relationship with that person
  2. Who you know that person to be
  3. How confident you are in the presence of that person
  4. How you hope or expect that person to respond
    Hebrews 11:6 NKJ
    But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to
    God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who
    diligently seek Him.
    Psalm 100:4-5 NKJ
    Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.
    Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His
    mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.
    Matthew 6:9 NKJ
    In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be
    Your name.

Establishing His Presence:

  1. Establishing your relationship
  2. Connecting His character with your life
    Hallowed: sanctified and set apart; to be reverenced as holy; to be
    praised and worshiped

Eight Names of God:

  1. Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord our Righteousness
  2. Jehovah M’kaddesh – The Lord our Sanctifier
  3. Jehovah Shalom – The Lord our Peace
  4. Jehovah Shammah – The Lord our Presence
  5. Jehovah Jireh – The Lord our Provider
  6. Jehovah Rapha – The Lord our Healer
  7. Jehovah Nissi – The Lord our Victory
  8. Jehovah Rohi – The Lord our Shepherd

Benefits of God’s Names:

  1. The promise of forgiveness and deliverance from sin’s dominion
    2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJ
    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have
    passed away; behold, all things have become new.
    2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJ
    For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might
    become the righteousness of God in Him.
    “You and I are receiving the riches of His grace on the basis of how
    free we are from the consciousness of sin.”
    Jehovah M’kaddesh: the Lord who sanctifies
    1 Corinthians 6:11 NKJ
    And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were
    sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and
    by the Spirit of our God.
  2. The promise of the presence of the Holy Spirit
    John 16:33 NKJ
    “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.
    In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have
    overcome the world.”
    John 14:27 NKJ
    “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world
    gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be
    Hebrews 13:5b NKJ
    …“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
    Hebrews 13:6 NKJ
    So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What
    can man do to me?”
    Romans 8:31 NKJ
    …If God is for us, who can be against us?
    Psalm 16:11 NKJ
    …in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures
  3. The promise of provision
    Psalm 35:27 NKJ
    Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause;
    and let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has
    pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
    Philippians 4:19 NKJ
    And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in
    glory by Christ Jesus.
    Psalm 37:25 NKJ
    I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the
    righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.
  4. The promise of healing
    Exodus 15:26 NKJ
    “…For I am the Lord who heals you.”
    Psalm 103:2-3 NKJ
    Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who
    forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases…
    Isaiah 53:5 NKJ
    But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our
    iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His
    stripes we are healed.
  5. The promise of a victorious life
    1 Corinthians 15:57 NKJ
    But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord
    Jesus Christ.
    2 Corinthians 2:14 NKJ
    Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and
    through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
    Colossians 2:15 NKJ
    Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public
    spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
    Psalm 23:1-6 NKJ
    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down
    in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores
    my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s
    sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I
    will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they
    comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my
    enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely
    goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will
    dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
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