Read: Joshua 3:3,6,11; Exodus 33:12-15
Adam and Eve lived in it before the Fall. Moses asked to see it. People who love God desire to experience it. What is it? It’s the glorious presence of God. A close and personal encounter with the Lord. The Bible speaks of the omnipresence of God, meaning ‘God is everywhere’. But there is another dimension of His presence, known as the ‘manifest presence of God’, where we sense and declare, ‘God is here’. In Hebrew, the most common word for ‘presence’ is ‘panim’ which is translated ‘face’, implying a close and personal, face-to- face encounter with the Lord. That’s the cry of our hearts; O God we want to ‘see’ you, to experience you; a close, intimate encounter with the Jehovah God!
As God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land, Moses was adamant regarding his concern about who was going to go with them to show them the way. The Lord answered, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” In the Old Testament, the Ark of the Covenant was the symbol of God’s presence, as God declared He would dwell between the cherubim (angels) above the Ark. Now Joshua stands at the Jordan River with that same Ark and the promise of God renewed that His presence would lead the way!
The cry of Moses’ heart once he understood God’s presence would go with them was, “Please, show me Your glory.” What is God’s glory? It is His character, His nature, His way of relating to His creatures. The glory of God is the manifest presence of God. Where God comes in such a way that is presence is tangible. You just know He is there in the room, by His Spirit. At last Wednesday night’s Worship & Prayer Service, we experienced it and His presence grew stronger and more powerful as we sang a song about miracles! The manifest presence of God brings the provision of God. Today, we are believing for miracles, healings, signs and wonders to be performed as we welcome the presence of God in our services this morning and evening: Lord, Take Us Where We’ve Never Been Before In Your Word and Break Every Chain!
Pastor Barry Risto
Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.
1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.
Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting
Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.
Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.
Lord, lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.
Joshua 3:3 – Lord, overwhelm the PPT pastoral team with Your presence as we embark on this journey in Jesus’ name.
Joshua 3:3 – Lord, overwhelm my home with Your presence as You lead me to where I have never been before.
Joshua 3:3 – Jehovah, overwhelm PPT with Your presence in our services this year in Jesus’ name.
Exodus 33:14 – Surround me with Your presence.
Exodus 33:14 – Surround PPT with Your presence.
Lord, remove all the impediments to Your presence in my life.
Father remove all the impediments to Your presence in my household.
Elohim, remove all the impediments to Your presence in PPT in Jesus’ name.
Exodus 33:16 – Your presence sets us apart, therefore we ask for Your presence in our services Jesus’ name.
Exodus 8:20-23 – Goshen was saved of the plagues because of Your presence with Israel; Lord make my life and household a ‘GOSHEN’.
Exodus 8:20-23 – Jehovah Rapha, make PPT a ‘GOSHEN’.
Lord, like Goshen, protect my home in Jesus’ name.
Lord, like Goshen, protect the homes of the PPT pastoral team in Jesus’ name.
Exodus 15:26 – Jehovah Rapha heal me of my sickness (mention it)
Psalm 107:20 – Jehovah Rapha, I release Your word into my sickness. (mention it)
Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.
Pre-Service Prayer, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Would you make a special effort to attend and be the answer to our prayer? We are believing for at least 120 people to come and fill that prayer room!