Pastor Dwayne mentions 3 platforms or places where we can experience the presence of God.
(Homework: 1 Corinthians 2:8-14 and Luke 4:13-18)
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
1 Corinthians 6:19|NIV
19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
1 Corinthians 3:16|NIV
16 Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?
1 John 4:4|NIV
4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."
1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.
6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: "Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
1 Peter 1:8|NIV
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10,8|NIV
9 However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--
10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
1 Corinthians 2:11-14|NIV
11 The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.
13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.
14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.