Many think that nearness with God is something we initiate.
That God comes close when we are good and that He withdraws when we fail.
To the extent we think that way, feelings dominate our sense of presence.
The apostle Paul had something to say about that…
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. ~ Eph. 2:13 (NIV)
You are not brought near by your effort. You are brought near by THE BLOOD OF JESUS.
This message explores the principle of presence.
We pray it blesses you.
DEFINITIONS AND REFERENCES
- Near (Agkalē) = The curve or inner angle of the arm, the bent arm, the part that is enfolding
- Goshen = Drawing near
- Eph. 2:13, 2 Cor 12.19, Gen 45:3-9, 1 Cor. 1:30, 2 Cor. 5:15, Col. 3:3, Jn. 6:37 & 44, 1 Cor. 2:14