This morning the presence of the Lord was awesome. As I put my tallit over my shoulders and head, I felt His mighty power coming up from the floor and flowing through my body. As I began to pray and worship, His powerful presence was falling on me and saturating me in spirit, soul and body. I was so delighted with His presence and experienced so much joy in giving Him praise, worship, honor and glory this morning. As I went face down before Him covered with my tallit, I began to receive a long series of visions. In each, I saw the presence of the Lord with people in many different places and situations.
I saw someone walking through a forest surrounded by the light and warmth of the sun. The light made the white bark on the birch trees seem like the pure light of His holiness. As a family walked in the woods, I saw that the Lord was a short distance away walking along with them. I could not tell if they were aware of His presence, but their calm assurance seemed to reflect a knowledge of His protective presence. Then I saw people walking on a busy city street. As these individuals pressed through the crowded streets, the Lord was constantly by their side. I saw someone walk into a dark room seemingly filled with uncertainty and fear. Then I saw that the Lord was there with them and they had nothing to fear. I saw children and adults in many places. I saw many more of these brief visions. The things I saw seemed unrelated at first until I noticed that the one constant was the presence of the Lord. The words of Psalm 139 began to fill my mind:
“O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.” Psalm 139:1-8
I don’t know what you are dealing with today, but I am certain that the Lord is with you. I don’t know how deep and foreboding your darkness may seem today, but I know that the Lord is present with you. I don’t know where you will have to travel today or how anxious you may be about those around you, but I know that the presence of the Lord is always with you and you have nothing to fear. Whatever your situation, remember 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” The perfect love of the Lord casts out all fear (1 John 4:17-18). I pray that He will open your spiritual ears to hear His comforting voice. I pray that He will open your spiritual eyes to see that He is always with you, even to the end of the age. I pray that He will open your heart to perceive the depth of His love and care for you today and always. I pray these things in the mighty name of Yeshua ha Messiach! Amen and Amen!!!
Pastor James Durham
Higher Calling Ministries, Intl
P.O. Box 292335
Columbia, SC 29229-0335
May the Lord bless you and keep you,
May the Lord make His face to shine upon you
And be gracious unto you,
May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you
And establish for you Shalom, Shalom, Shalom!