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ENCOUNTERING GOD 5-14-21  VIDEO LARRY

Encounter is to have a face-to-face meeting, to contact, to experience. The Bible is full of many places where God encountered mankind. One encounter with Him will change everything. God is not a God of the dead but a God of the living. During the time of Jesus transfiguration they saw him as who he really was and how he really looks. Experience finding God when we seek God we encounter Him because He wants to be seen. When we encounter God we encounter love because God is love.

Eph 5:10 And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him]. AMP

Ex 3:2 The Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, yet was not consumed. 

3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush is not burned. 

4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the midst of the bush and said, Moses, Moses! And he said, Here am I. 

5 God said, Do not come near; put your shoes off your feet, for the place on which you stand is holy ground. 

6 Also He said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.   AMP

Luke 20:37-38  But that the dead are raised [from death] even Moses made known and showed in the passage concerning the [burning] bush, where he calls the Lord, The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.  

38 Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all men are alive [whether in the body or out    AMP

ISA 6:1-3  In the year that King Uzziah died, I clearly saw the Lord. He was seated on his exalted throne, towering high above me. His long, flowing robe of splendor spread throughout the temple.

Standing above him were the angels of flaming fire, each with six wings: with two wings they covered their faces in reverence, with two wings they covered their feet, and with two wings they flew.

And one called out to another, saying:  Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Commander of Angel Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!  TPT

ISA 6:5-8 Then I stammered and said, Woe is me! Im destroyeddoomed as a sinful man! For my words are tainted and I live among people who talk the same way. King Yahweh, Commander of Angel Armies! My eyes have gazed upon him!

Then out of the smoke, one of the angels of fire flew to me. He had in his hands a burning coal he had taken from the altar with tongs.

 He touched my lips with it and said, See? The burning coal from the altar has touched your lips. Your guilt is taken away; your sin is blotted out.

Then I heard the Lord saying, Whom should I send to my people? Who will go to represent us? I spoke up and said, I will be the one. Send me. TPT

Gen 32:24 And Jacob was left alone, and a Man wrestled with him until daybreak. 

25 And when [the Man] saw that He did not prevail against [Jacob], He touched the hollow of his thigh; and Jacob's thigh was put out of joint as he wrestled with Him. 

26 Then He said, Let Me go, for day is breaking. But [Jacob] said, I will not let You go unless You declare a blessing upon me. 

27 [The Man] asked him, What is your name? And [in shock of realization, whispering] he said, Jacob [supplanter, schemer, trickster, swindler]! 

28 And He said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob [supplanter], but Israel [contender with God]; for you have contended and have power with God and with men and have prevailed. 

29 Then Jacob asked Him, Tell me, I pray You, what [in contrast] is Your name? But He said, Why is it that you ask My name? And [the Angel of God declared] a blessing on [Jacob] there. 

30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel [the face of God], saying, For I have seen God face to face, and my life is spared and not snatched away.  AMP

MK 9:2-7 After six days, Jesus took Peter and the two brothers, Jacob and John, and hiked up a high mountain to be alone. And Jesus appearance was dramatically altered, for he was transfigured before their very eyes!

His clothing sparkled and became glistening whitewhiter than any bleach in the world could make them.

Then suddenly, right in front of them, Moses and Elijah appeared, and they spoke with Jesus.

Peter blurted out, Good Teacher, this is so amazing to see the three of you together! Why dont we stay here and set up three shelters: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah?

(For all of the disciples were in total fear, and Peter didnt have a clue what to say.)

Just then, a radiant cloud began to spread over them, enveloping them all. And Gods voice suddenly spoke from the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son and you need to always listen to him! TPT

2 PET 1:16 We were not retelling some masterfully crafted legend when we informed you of the power and appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we saw his magnificence and splendor unveiled before our very eyes.

17 Yes, Father God lavished upon him radiant glory and honor when his distinct voice spoke out of the realm of majestic glory, endorsing him with these words: This is my cherished Son, marked by my love. All my delight is found in him!  TPT

2 Cor 3:18 And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit. AMP

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2 COR 3:18  The days of window-shopping are over! In him every face is 1unveiled. In gazing with wonder at the blueprint likeness of God displayed in human form, we suddenly realize that we are  looking at ourselves!  Every  feature of his image is mirrored in us!  This is the most radical transformation engineered by the Spirit of the Lord; we are led from an inferior mindset to the revealed endorsement of our authentic identity. You are his glory! MIRROR

ACTS 17:26-28 From one man, Adam, he made every man and woman and every race of humanity, and he spread us over all the earth. He sets the boundaries of people and nations, determining their appointed times in history.

27 He has done this so that every person would long for God, feel their way to him, and find himfor he is the God who is easy to discover!

28 It is through him that we live and function and have our identity; just as your own poets have said, Our lineage comes from him.  TPT

The Greek word means kindred or family (taken from his genes).

Jer 29:13 Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.  AMP

PRO 8:17 I will show my love to those who passionately love me. For they will search and search continually until they find me. TPT

Jer 33:3 Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).  AMP

1 Chron 16:11 Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face and to be in His presence continually! AMP

Zeph 3:17 The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing. AMP

HEB 11:6 And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faithknowing that he is real and that he rewards the faith of those who passionately seek him.  TPT

PS 34:10 Even the strong and the wealthygrow weak and hungry, but those who passionately pursue the Lordwill never lack any good thing. TPT

Deut 31:8 God is striding ahead of you. He's right there with you. He won't let you down; he won't leave you. Don't be intimidated. Don't worry."  MSG

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Deut 31:8 It is the Lord Who goes before you; He will [march] with you; He will not fail you or let you go or forsake you; [let there be no cowardice or flinching, but] fear not, neither become broken [in spirit depressed, dismayed, and unnerved with alarm].  AMP

EPH 3:18-20 Then you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiencesthe great magnitudeof the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understandingthis extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!

20 Never doubt Gods mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you. TPT

Ex 24:9  Then they climbed the mountain Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel   

10 and saw the God of Israel. He was standing on a pavement of something like sapphires pure, clear sky-blue.

11 He didn't hurt these pillar-leaders of the Israelites: They saw God; and they ate and drank. MSG

Gen 5:24 Enoch walked steadily with God. And then one day he was simply gone: God took him. MSG

Zech 3:7 Thus says the Lord of hosts: If you will walk in My ways and keep My charge, then also you shall rule My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you access [to My presence] and places to walk among these who stand here.  AMP

Jn 14:21 The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]


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