The Power of His Presence
V.1-2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
V.10-11Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. (Psalms 46:1-2, 10-11 KJV)
The Psalmist here declares in the first verse; 'God is' those two words by itself are enough to just start shouting. I'm not sure what your going through today or what you may be in need of, but whatever it is; we serve a God that 'IS'.
He is not the I was; HE IS!
The Lord revealed Himself to Moses and said 'I AM'. Jesus announced to the Pharisees and declared 'Before Abraham was I AM'.
The Psalmist is here declaring in verse 1 that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
I know most just read right over those words, but I want to direct your attention to the word 'very' in this text. It comes from the word meʾōḏ in Hebrew.
It literally means 'exceedingly powerful'.
So now let's take another look at the text. As we now look at the scripture; why is God our refuge and strength? It is simply because the Prophet understands that God is present!
God IS! The scripture is actually declaring that God is exceedingly powerfully present in our midst!
It is because we grasp the revelation that God is present in our midst, in our time of trouble that He only then becomes our refuge and our strength.
He is our refuge and strength, because He is powerfully exceedingly present in our midst!
That is why the next verse shouts-'Therefore will not we fear though the earth be removed'. Why not?
Because Jehovah Himself is exceedingly powerfully present in our midst!!
That is why in verse 10 the Holy Spirit declares to us; "Be still and know that I am God"
In the midst of our trials, in the midst of our midnight we have no reason to fear, no reason to doubt, no reason to worry; because the Lord Jesus is both powerfully and exceedingly present in our midst!
When Jesus is present nothing can stand against us! Cancer flees in His presence, poverty flees in His presence, bondage is snapped in His presence, Demons tremble and flee in His presence! Dead things are resurrected in His presence!
Understand now that whatever you are going through, whatever your circumstance; God is present!
We are moving into a prophetic season in 2015. A season of rest, a season of the overwhelming presence of God. We have now entered a season where dead things are going to be resurrected again because we are going to experience His exceedingly powerful presence!
Walk today in the faith and revelation of His power and presence in your life in the name of Jesus Christ!