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God’s Word with Pastor JOHN RICHBOURG

The Presence of God!

THERE IS MORE INVOLVED IN YOU AND I BEING EXPOSED TO THE PRESENCE OF GOD, THAN MOST PEOPLE REALIZE!

“THE PRESENCE OF GOD”…

There is more involved in you and I being exposed to the presence of God, than most people realize!

In Exodus chapter 10 God is moving to free his people from Pharaoh… and we read in verse 27 “But, The Lord Hardened Pharaoh’s heart”. 

God hardened the heart of Pharaoh!…

When we read that… if we are not careful it will cause us great difficulty trying to understand why God would harden a person’s heart!

It seems unjust that God would harden someone’s heart, and as a result them be destroyed.

The bible says… “That it is not the will of God that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

The Word of God says, “God gets no pleasure in the death of the wicked.”

God does not take pleasure over anyone who is destroyed…

HOWEVER… you have to understand, God’s presence affects people differently, depending on the state and receptivity of their heart.

IT’S LIKE PUTTING A PIECE OF WAX AND A PIECE OF CLAY UNDERNEATH THE SUNLIGHT.

AS THE WAX IS EXPOSED TO THE SUN, IT WILL BECOME SOFT AND PLYABLE… AND THEN YOU TAKE A PIECE OF CLAY AND PUT IT UNDERNEATH THAT SAME SUN AND IT WILL BECOME DRY AND HARDEN…

THEY WERE BOTH EXPOSED TO THE SAME SONLIGHT… WITH TWO DIFFERENT RESULTS!

It was Pharaoh’s exposure to the Presence of God over and over… and his refusal to become
pliable to what God wanted him to do, that caused his heart to become harder and harder… Thus “God hardened the Heart of Pharaoh!”

His exposure to the presence of God with the wrong receptivity brought extreme consequences!!!

There is a danger in being exposed to the Presence of God with a heart that is not receptive to Him!

(Thank you for taking time to listen to sermon clip below)
God bless you as you prepare yourself for the presence of God!

GOD IS GOOD, AND HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER!