THE NEAR AND FAR GOD

2020 – TUESDAY 23 JUNE

THE NEAR AND FAR GOD

Psalm 76:1-3
In Judah God is known;
His name is great in Israel.
In Salem also is His tabernacle,
And His dwelling place in Zion.
There He broke the arrows of the bow,
The shield and sword of battle.

GOD IS BOTH NEAR AND FAR
Commit to knowing God and trusting God when He is both near and far.

NEAR GOD –
IN JUDAH GOD IS KNOWN
God will show Himself to those who press into His presence as His praising ones.

FAR GOD –
IN ISRAEL HIS NAME IS GREAT
The name of the Lord will be great to all of Israel.

FAR CHURCH –
IN JERUSALEM IS HIS TABERNACLE
People know where church is and often visit.

NEAR CHURCH –
IN MT ZION IS HIS DWELLING PLACE
However those who press into Zion – the place where His presence dwells – they will find Him.

THE ARROWS OF THE FARAWAY BATTLE
The battle can be near and far.
The fiery arrows of a distant oppressor.

THE SHIELD AND SWORD OF THE NEAR BATTLE
But those who know their God will be strong and press into the battle to overcome their enemy and see the victory.

GOD IS NEAR TO ALL WHO CALL UPON HIS NAME.
Deuteronomy 4:7
For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

DON’T SETTLE FOR A DISTANT GOD – PRESS INTO HIS PRESENCE AND SEE THAT GOD IS NEAR TO ALL WHO CALL UPON HIS NAME

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