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The Secret of the Presence of God

Leading the Way / Michael Youssef
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May 11, 2022 8:00 am

The Secret of the Presence of God

Leading the Way / Michael Youssef

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The power is infusing God's word into your life. From Dr. Michael just sent the younger you begin filling the mind on the hardwood. The word of God, the more of his power. Your experience when you grow up younger you begin to make your heart of home for the word of God, the more peaceful, contented and joyful.

You will be like drawn welcome to leading the way with pastor Dr. and International Bible teacher, Dr. Michael you sent today a reminder from Dr. Yousef that God has the answer for every problem you face. You will hear through the words of King David that the power and the joy of the Lord can rescue you in times of trouble. If you pour God's word into your life and if you'd like to reach out to leading the way, for any reason may be to lend your support or obtain a product or share with the team how Dr. Yousef is impacted your life for the first stop is or you can give us a call 866-626-4356 or later. Right now, to listen with me to Dr. Michael you Seth. Psalm 100 from Ogden versus 9 to 6 tells us exactly how to keep on eyes on Jesus by keeping your on the word of God and if I summarize this particular song it will be like this. Either God's word will keep you from sin and harm or sin will keep you from the word of God and the protection of God whom it please the secret of God's protection is in the secret of his presence in the secret of God's presence is in the secret of keeping his word and that is why Psalm 119 versus 9 to 16 tells us two very important things, write them down for good notes. First of all, it tells us about this indescribable power of the word of God versus 9 to 12. Then it tells us about the incalculable preeminence of the word of God versus 13 to 16 indescribable power of the word of God why God: indescribable because you cannot describe it to somebody else you have to experience the power for yourself. If I stand here and I ate a nice piece of fruit and I said you are, that was delicious, don't you think is it I don't know what it tasted like dice. It tasted absolutely true and that is why it is indescribable you can describe it to somebody else you have to experience it yourself question how the experience the power of the word of God well in verse nine. It tells us that it has the power to cleanse us and in verse 10 it tells us that it has the power to control us in verse 11. It tells us that has the power to correct us.

This cleanse control correct. How can a person keep his or her wipe your butt obedience to the word of God. The psalmist is saying that when it comes to character when it comes to conduct. No amount of goodwill. No amount of good intentions.

No amount of good benefits. No amount of good anything will achieve the desired effect. The best boardwalks that cleanses the best ammonia that whitens the best detergent that purifies is in the power of the word of God. There is a world of difference between what the word of God says and what the world since the world says to a young person saw your wild oats while you're young, get it out of your system.

That's what the world says have a fling while you're young become religiously wrong.

Listen to me.

The problem with this lie. The problem with this fallacy is doing is he gonna read as a whirlwind visit do-gooders give you false advice. Give your lives. They have never taken you to the Shepherd spinal clinic to show you the effect of drunken-driving they never take you to an STD clinic to show you the result of security they never thank you to a psychiatrist or psychologist to show you how there are broken hearts and damaged emotions and shattered relationships, and fear of intimacy and pain of addiction. They don't have to sadly experience it for yourself or the word God warns us. The psalmist is telling us something that the world will never, never, never comprehend, let alone understand is saying, the younger you begin filling the mind on the hardwood. The word of God, the more of his power. You experience when you grow up, the younger you begin to make your heart home for the word of God, the more peaceful, contented and joyful. You will be later on I cannot begin to tell you how many I have encountered who suffered this awful addictions and under destructive behaviors.

The inability to relate the spouse and the inability to relate just to love another person. These are all the results of bad seeds that have been planted early in life habits, undisciplined live begins early in life. But thank god thank god thank god thank God that any agent, administration, the word of God. When the supply has power to purify the power of the word of God not only cleanses, but it also controls one of the things I did when I was doing my PhD at Emory in the sociology. There were several studies have been done regarding how controls talk about social controls help a person to not talk about the word of God, I'm giving you something that is society can never do. In verse 10, with my whole heart.

I was taught you. Let me wander from your commands. Another words keep me under the control of the word of God when I was a young man in my teens, I could not wait to get away from home.

I wanted it so badly I want to get out of that hole. After all, I had six older siblings that they were all perfect and I figured that I will never measure up. I wanted freedom to control my life. I resented family pressures are presented, family control, I wanted to experience the world for myself and so in my late teens I found myself 9000 miles away from home. Man and I want to live wildly.

Nobody knew me.

There are no curfews, no one to hold me accountable. I'm gonna run wild right can you measure me wild.

Not a chance.

Not a chance. Why now I can look back kept me from sending what kept me from just living a life of sin all the stuff that I wanted. It was the word of God that was planted in my heart when the word of God is planted in an early age. It has a controlling effect. You know when Daniel and his friends were taken out of the Jewish homes in Israel and dragged into Babylon. I know because modern transportation diagram.

Just think about it. 2500 years ago.

It felt like a million miles away was only a thousand Muslims and thought just another world there in Babylon, Daniel was away from parental control. He was away from religious environment and he was under relentless pressure from the officials in the King's College near the Bible said Daniel in his heart was determined not to be defiled by the Babylonian culture most likely I'm speculating always tell you that so you know ahead of time on the saints in order most likely somebody said to Daniel, and maybe even one of his fellow Jews, Danny boy, when in wrongdoing with Romans do know why the treasured the word of God in my life I treasured the word of God in my heart and now I'm experiencing the control of the word of God. What would few sips of that delicious Babylonian line are going to do probably nothing but on those going to leave me into idolatry. Situational ethics which is taught in many different Christian environments and Christian colleges teaches that our actions depend on the circumstances.

Just been on the surroundings, but God's word said do the right thing when nobody is watching.

When Joseph was sold into slavery in Egypt.

As you know the Bible was not written word. God is not there, but Betty Jacob granddaddy Isaac, and most likely great grandpa Ebrahim have taught Joseph to fear the Lord, that did it in the times of temptation. Joseph could affect man I can get ahead in politics.

I can get ahead with the various household I can become rich. I can become powerful. I could experience success, man, this is my chance but he said no. The part of the word of God cleanses a part of the word of God controls the power of the word of God corrects why because there is indescribable power in the word of God. Secondly, there is incalculable preeminence in the word of God. Look at verses 13 to 16 blood of our generation seems to know the price of everything and the value of nothing see to treasure the word of God in your heart is wonderful is very good but you cannot stop there for the word of God to have preeminence. We must learn how to apply the word of God in every area of our life and in every circumstance we face. I will explain this. Having a headache medicine in your medicine cabinet is great right, but not using it when you have a headache is not very good having money in the bank is wonderful but not knowing how to gonna make a withdrawal got the idea machine these days and get that money to use it when you needed never again some people know the word of God but they don't know how to apply it in every circumstance they face.

I knew some people in the past who memorize the word of God and yet the life was contrary to the word of God.

What's wrong with this picture. What's wrong with this picture. Mother gives me now the Segway to come to the three exercises I want you to have frightened them. The first exercise is that you must speak the word of God verbalize it. The second exercise.

That's verse 13. The second exercise verses 14 and 15 is that you must savor the word of God. You speak it and you savor it, and thirdly the first exercise is that you must substantiate the word of God in your life.

That's verse 60.

The psalmist said with my lips I have told of all the ordinance blubbered reading the word of God right is wonderful meditating upon the word of God rightly is fantastic, saturating your mind in the word of God.

Great absolutely great, but then if it's really going to help you. It is going to build you up if it is going to bless you. If you going to experience its power, then you must be able to first of all verbalize it verbalize it.

I know enough of our Bible study leaders in this church and we have many wonderfully gifted Bible study leaders and I talked to some of them I can't speak for all of them but I can tell you, there would absolutely agree on that with the statement that they get more out of it than the people listening to them.

I know in my life is absolutely true. I am blessed by the preparation of excited the preacher gets more than the hearers, and so I am blessed by verbalizing it on Sunday mornings as well as all the Bible teaches Michael, are you saying to us that everyone of us should become a Bible teacher. Yes, it's exactly what I'm saying is exactly what I'm saying every one of us how, by sharing with family and friends, and whoever would listen, sharing what sharing what the word of God taught you on a given day sharing with others. How the will of God enriched your life have been reading and studying the word of God guided you guided your steps as you verbalize the word of God to whomever would listen to you. You are being built from the inside. The second exercise is savoring the word of God was 70 verse 14. I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies as much as some rejoice in great riches, I'm gonna take you into fantasyland just couple minutes no more want to bring you back okay don't say there supposed you go home this afternoon, and you get a phone call and in that phone call.

You told that you have a rich uncle whom you really did not know existed, has died and left you a fortune. How do you react you call your pastor right. Listen her onto realistic expectations enough on the human nature very well, but what your job and you're jumping up and down your excited when you tell your family members you call them immediately and let them know you want everybody to know how to call your best friend in a new celebrating and menu on cloud nine. Right in the psalmist said that this is how you should feel about the word of God is like having inherited a fortune every day, every day.

Your subject fully overwhelmed and you cannot wait to share it with others.

The preeminence of the word of God causes us to verbalize the word about brothers the preeminence of the word of God causes us to savor and rejoice in sharing it with joy with others and thirdly the third exercise because the preeminence of the word of God is found in substantiating it in your life substantiating was that me speaking.

Yes, savoring it. Yes, verse 16 substantiating our shell delight in your statutes. I shall not forget your word how how that allow the word of God to be demonstrated in your life by allowing the word of God to be proven. Now the word of God is true with theirs proven or not, but when you allow it to be proven in your life you receive blessing like you have never received before when David was on the run from King Saul. Just think about this. Okay think with this young man with a motley crew. The king of Israel and his whole army chasing this man. David knew he was anointed king when he was a young man, and in years but became because God keeps his word, and he's done nothing wrong and everything right. One day David had a chance to be freed up from all of this chasing from all this trouble. He had the chance to be delivered from the pain on the suffering David and his small motley crew walking by passing a cave, and there is sold, the king and his entire army that would in deep sleep. There is no telling how long they've been walking over there were so tired building deep Stealth bomber not working. They were so deep in sleep and man. David got his chance with revenge right now. No, David, God brought you an opportunity kill the rascal.

What an opportunity.

David finally became. What an opportunity David to save your life and save yourself and your family and your friends a lot of headaches and suffering all David not only knew the word of God treasured the word of God, but he applied the word of God. He obeyed it even when it's not advantageous to him. He proved it in his life and God honored him for it, demonstrating the word of God in David's life taught him that shortcuts shortcuts in your business deals for new business leadership shortcuts in any decision you're making life shortcuts. Another good shortcuts are filled with worse grief shortcuts are short-lived. David, who knew not only the word of God, but he demonstrated the word of God in his life he comes as close to the king as to take his garb and cuts a piece of imagine his motley crew producing stepping stepping he's asleep.

He won't even know what happened. He said no he cuts small piece of the garment in order to prove to the king or the word of God said harm not God's anointed touch not God's anointed is demonstrating with God, and trusting. As I said in the last message trust in God's timing glissade again.

Trust, love, and knowing the word of God is not good enough substantiating word of God is what honors God moving it in your life is what God blesses in your life. Applying is an everyday situation brings about God's pleasure over you want God's protection of God's presence in God's presence. Allow the word of God will rich the applied demonstrated in your everyday decision-making. Dr. Michael you set challenging you to experience God's word in a deeper way. Thank you for listening to leading the way you'd like to find out more about the Christian life speak to a compassionate member of the leading the right pastoral team begin conversation and

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