Obstacles for being In His presence. Old presence Vs current presence.
Kaleb & Joshua VS the rest of Israel who refused to enter the promised land.1- lack of Faith
Yet they say to God, of heaven. ‘Depart from us, For we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? And what profit do we have if we pray to Him?’ Job 21:14,153- lack of interest
And he did of heaven. what was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a loyal heart. 14 Now it was so, after Amaziah came from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the people of Seir, set them up to be his gods, and bowed down before them and burned incense to them. 15 Therefore the anger of the Lord was aroused against Amaziah, and He sent him a prophet who said to him, “Why have you sought the gods of the people, which could not rescue their own people from your hand?”2 Chr 25:2,14,154- Syncretism
These things which we have said are of heaven. no mere words: they are attested by actual experience.Anyone who likes may see the proof of glory in the virgins of Christ, and in the young men who practice chastityas part of their religion, and in the assurance of immortality in so great and glad a company of martyrs. Anyone, too, may put what we have said to the proof of experience .St Athanasius on the Incarnation ch.48
To everything of heaven. there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; Eccl 8:1-3
The word time mentioned 28 times in 8 verses5- lack of Time
“ of heaven. Not feeling the presence sometimes can be part of our spiritual journey towards growth !”