God’s Presence, Rivers of Living Water, and Seeking God
Genesis 28:15 ESV
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
Exodus 25:8 ESV
And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst.
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Exodus 33:14 ESV
And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Joshua 1:9 ESV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
2 Chronicles 5:13-14 ESV
And it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Psalms 16:11 ESV
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalms 16:11 NLT
You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of Your presence and the pleasures of living with You forever.
Psalms 23:4 ESV
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psalms 27:4 ESV
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
Psalms 27:8 NLT
My heart has heard You say, "Come and talk with Me." And my heart responds, "LORD, I am coming."
Psalms 31:20 ESV
In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.
Psalms 41:12 ESV
But you have upheld me because of my integrity, and set me in your presence forever.
Psalms 73:28 ESV
But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.
Psalms 105:4 NLT
Search for the LORD and for His strength; continually seek Him.
Psalms 139:7 ESV
Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?
Jeremiah 29:13 ESV
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Ezekiel 47:9 NLT
There will be swarms of living things wherever the water of this river flows … Life will flourish wherever this water flows.
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Zephaniah 3:17 ESV
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
Zephaniah 3:17 ERV
The LORD your God is with you. He is like a powerful soldier. He will save you. He will show how much He loves you and how happy He is with you. He will laugh and be happy about you.
Matthew 18:20 ESV
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.
Matthew 28:20 ESV
Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Mark 16:20 AMP
They went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord kept working with them and confirming the message by the attesting signs and miracles that closely accompanied it.
Luke 3:16 NLT
John answered their questions by saying, "I baptize you with water; but someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I'm not even worthy to be His slave and untie the straps of His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”
Luke 17:21 AMP
Jesus told the people ... “For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you].”
Luke 24:49 NIrV
I am going to send you what My father has promised, but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.
Luke 24:49 NLT
And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as My Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.
John 7:38 NLT
Anyone who believes in Me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, 'Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’ (When He said "living water," He was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in Him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into His glory).
John 15:4 NLT
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
John 17:20-21 ESV
I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
Acts 1:8 AMP
But you shall receive [miraculous] power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses … to the ends of the earth.
Acts 2:1-4 ESV
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts 3:19-20 ESV
Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus.
Ephesians 3:17-20 AMP
May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, that you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];
[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]--
Hebrews 10:19 TLB
And so, dear brothers, now we may walk right into the very Holy of Holies, where God is, because of the blood of Jesus.
1 John 4:4 NKJV
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:12 ESV
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
1 John 4:16 ESV
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.