Psalm 139:1-7 

O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

If there was one thing that David had a revelation and a constant awareness of, it was that he could never escape the Lord’s watchful eyes. He knew that there was nowhere he could go that the Lord wouldn’t know about. Even if he made his bed in the right place, or made it in the wrong place; the Lord would be there to discipline, help, or even rescue him.

Sometimes, we can run from the presence of the Lord, and not even realize that we are doing it. Other times, we can know that we are running from the Lord, and trying to cover up His voice in our hearts by being too busy or moving somewhere else. We must realize that there is nowhere a Christian could ever go to escape the Lord’s Presence.

Jonah was a prophet that was told to go to Nineveh, but he tried to run from the Presence of the Lord and escape his task. Brother Branham explained that there was nowhere Jonah could have gone to escape the Lord, and the task he had to do. It is just in man’s nature to try to shake off the responsibilities we have in this life. We will never be free from tasks and responsibilities on earth.

If you find yourself running from the Presence of God, and what He wants for you, just stop for a moment and ask yourself, “How do I know that my way will end up better than God’s way?” As David felt, the Lord's ways are just too high for us to attain to; and we will never be able to know His end results until we get there by His paths.

Don’t let yourself run from the Presence of God; rather, embrace all that God has for you. The road will be all the more tough, but the result will be in God’s hands, not yours. Far better is it to know you are seeking the Presence of God than to run from it. He is willing to embrace you and pull you back to where you need to be.

He will give you peace and assurance of the road ahead. So submit to Him, and His hand will firmly clasp yours, to lead you on the path you must take. His love will surround you and hold you like no one else can.

65-0217 “A Man Running From The Presence Of The Lord”

L-46 And Jonah here was called on, as this, one of the minor prophets of the Bible, to go down to this city.

And here we find an example of all of us. Every one of us, we always are running from something. We run from trouble. We run from responsibilities. We, we're all prone to do that. We, we are, we are more prone to run than we are to stand and face it out. See, we just... We--we--we find ourselves running.

Sometimes we find ourselves prone to run from work. We don't want to, we don't want to work. Some people just thinks they can make their living without working. But, I think, Solomon it was that said we could find here the answer, in watching an ant.

L-47 You know, a little ant, they tell me if that (every) ant doesn't work and lay in, that ant doesn't eat that winter, either. So, everybody has to--to work.

L-48 We got so many things we have to do, so much responsibility that we have to face. Everybody has got to face a certain responsibility.

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