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Heart Before Hand is the Desire of a People of Presence
August 27, 2016      |     By: Sam McVay, Jr.      |      Category: Sermons



Seeking the Presence of the Lord before seeking to "get stuff” from, or even to "do stuff" for the Lord, is essential for being in step with the Lord, but to seek these things before we seek the Heart-Presence of the Lord is out of order of how he designed us and His kingdom. 

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1 Samuel 2:21 
1 Samuel 3: 
1 Samuel 3:21
 
The word of the Lord in this season to our spiritual family has been:
 
That He is transitioning HIs church from:
             -Eli Priesthood to Samuel Priesthood
         -from Saul Leadership to Davidic Leadership. 
 
Meaning:
Moving the body of Christ from being:
            -Principal Based to Presence Based 
            -Meetings ABOUT God to meetings WITH God
 
 
Sauls transforming beginning:
1 Samuel 10:5-10
 
 
The true problem with Saul revealed:
1 Samuel 13:13
 
Lebab:
inner man, mind, will, heart, soul, understanding
inner part, midst
midst (of things)
heart (of man)
soul, heart (of man)
mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory
inclination, resolution, determination (of will)
conscience
heart (of moral character)
as seat of appetites
as seat of emotions and passions
as seat of courage
 
Saul was a transformed man who had been touched by the Spirit of God whose total focus was the HAND of God
 
By the HAND of God we mean the manifestation of God’s favor, power, protection, etc.
 
This “first focus” on the HAND of GOD by Saul literally led to his downfall. 
Or another way to say this is- Saul lost his kingdom destiny and was made vulnerable to the enemy because he did not make seeking the Lord’s HEART his “first focus”.
 
The Lord reveals that he is seeking and intends to build his kingdom through those who are first seeking the HEART of the Lord not His HAND.
 
Seeking the Presence of the Lord before seeking to "get stuff” from, or even to "do stuff" for the Lord, is essential for being in step with the Lord.
 
Make no mistake the Presence of God produces favor, victory, protection, provision, blessing, etc. 
 
But to seek these things before we seek the Heart-Presence of the Lord is out of order of how he designed us and His kingdom. 
 
Lovers of God are the only trustworthy Warriors for God!
Lovers slay Goliath's with prophetically empowered stones!
 
We are called to be a People of Great Presence even before a Ministry of Great Mission. 
 
And to be clear the Presence of God in Christ is- the Presence of the Holy Spirit filling and leading us in every area of our life. 

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