When we're not in God's Presence and we feel that we're far from Him, we wonder what has happened. I have asked Him, "Why don't I sense more of Your Presence?" I believe that this is because we aren't allowing the Holy Spirit to deal with the sin in our lives and justifying us.
God told me that believers who want to progress on must get rid of wrong traditions, doctrines of men not scripturally sound, and doctrines of devils.
To get into the Presence of God and stay there, we need to get these things out of our lives and out of our thinking. If we're going to press on into His absolute Truth and the revelation knowledge that He has for us, we've got to flee from the very thing that keeps us from His Presence, whatever it may be.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler