Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.Jer 23:24
No matter who you are, or where you are, or when you are. This verse is in effect. God is everywhere, at all times.
He is the Omnipresent One. There is no where to go to hide from His Presence. At no time are we not 'in' His Presence.
I know we were talking about the manifest Presence of God and this is not it. However, the very nature of God allows Him to be present with His creation at any time and any place.
This is NOT, however, the same as the new-age belief of God being present in all things; the trees, the sky. He is God. He is a Spirit. He does not need a flower to inhabit. That is new-age and that is unscriptural.
He is omnipresent. He is always 'there'. So, for Him to manifest that ever-present presence is no great task for Him.
It is the knowledge of this fact, and the faith in this very truth that allows us as believers to appropriate that Presence in whatever circumstances we find ourselves. Considering this truth daily will elevate you to the next level...
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.Col 3:1-2
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?1Co 3:16
The first reference there says that spiritually, we are seated with Him. The second verse says that He is in us!
Well, that certainly is a next level! God's omnipresence is such that as believers, He is both with us and in us ~ always!
We are His adopted children. He is always with us. He will never leave us. In pain and sorrow, good times and bad, He is with us. His Presence surrounds us. His Presence indwells us.
If you are saved and if you are contemplating these very truths, watch out! You may be experiencing a bit of His Manifest Presence right now!
Go ahead, Engage God!
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