Promise Presence and Renewal

Promise, Presence, and Renewal

From the time of Moses’s birth God knew him and had a plan for him. God has a promise of His presence and a renewal of His power.

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The determining factor in any mission is the presence of God. The most valuable thing we have is the presence of the living God. His promise, and presence, renewal is necessary in any endeavor to serve Him.

God’s Presence

Moses requested God’s presence go with the children of Israel. Moses did not want to go without the presence of God. God manifested Himself as fire by night and a cloud by day. When the children of Israel thought Moses and the presence of God had left them they demanded a man-made god of gold. Nothing can replace the presence of God.

Exodus 33:12-19

  • 12 Then Moses said to the Lord, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’
  • 13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.” 
  • 14 And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 
  • 15 Then he said to Him, “If Your  Presence  does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.
  • 16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.” 
  • 17 So the Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.” 
  • 18 And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.” 
  • 19 Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”

God’ Promise

God made a covenant, a promise, with Moses. We can have God’s promise written on our heart. In the garden of Eden, the covenant was broken and fellowship was severed when the disobedience of one man brought about sin and death. We were separated from the presence of God. The Spirit of Prophecy proclaimed that God would revisit Israel with ta new covenant and a new day of spirit informed believers. The promise of the Holy Spirit is to bring about a covenant of renewal. The time when God revisits His people with His divine presence, or in Paul’s mind, the Holy Spirit of Promise.

Deuteronomy 30:4-5

  • 4 If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under heaven, from there the Lord your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you.
  • Then the Lord your God will bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers.


Central to the prophetic hope was the promised return and renewal of God’s presence. God will revisit His people! The motif of the renewed presence is tied directly to the hope of a restored temple.

Revelation 21:5

  • 5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said [a]to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

pub 2.20.22