The Omnipresence of God

 

"God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24"

God is a Spirit. His embodiment is that of a spirit. He is an everlasting, eternal, omnipotent, and omnipresent God who is at all places at all times. 2 Corinthians 4:17 reads “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

God is manifested on earth in a spiritual form so that He can reach and communicate with man. This form of God is in the presence of the Holy Spirit. Christ wants us to know that God, the Holy Spirit, is present in our lives to show us all things that the Father has promised us through His Word.

“Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He (the Spirit) will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.” John 16:15 (Amplified Bible)

It is important to remember that The Holy Spirit is God. He convinces and convicts sinners and shows them the saving grace of God. Importantly, the Holy Spirit guides believers into all truth and discloses His love, grace, and personal fellowship to man. He works within the believers to deepen the awareness of Jesus’ presence in their lives. Significantly, the Holy Spirit takes that which is Christ’s and reveals it to believers.

Jesus makes clear the work of the Holy Spirit St. John 18:13-14 (Amplified Bible):

1. In verse 13 Jesus declares that the Holy Spirit will guide believers into all Truth. “For when He the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message (on His own authority); but He will tell whatever He hears (from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him), and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come (that will happen in the future).”

2. Next, He promises us that the Holy Spirit will honor and glorify Jesus Christ and reveal Him (verse 14). “He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.”

The Pentecostal outpouring of the Holy Spirit occurred only after Christ went away. He informed us that this would happen in John 16:7 (Amplified Bible)

“However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you (into close fellowship with you): but if I go away, I will send Him to you (to be in close fellowship with you).

The omnipresence is the attribute of God by which He fills the universe in all its parts and is present everywhere at once. The entire whole of God is present in every place at all times.

We are surrounded by waves and think nothing of the many waves that travel though space (light and sound waves are two examples). We don’t question how light comes on in our homes, or how electromagnetic waves cause our televisions, CD’s, and other appliances to come on. However, we question the omnipresence of God.

It is important to know that God does not need space and is not affected by space. He is omnipresent and does not exist or operate in term of space. His presence is in every molecule in the earth. He fills the whole universe.

We cannot measure the distance between God and some point in space because He covers all of space. He cannot be contained by space. Space is contained by God. His omnipresence is that virtue of God by which we can all unite in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

HERE ARE SOME KEY SCRIPTURES THAT ASSERT THE OMNIPRESENCE OF GOD:

Jeremiah 23: 23-24 (Amplified Bible)
Am I a God at hand, says the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places that I cannot see him? says the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the Lord.

Psalms 139:7-10 (Amplified):
Where could I go from Your Spirit? Or where could I flee from your presence? If I ascend up into heave, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol (the place of the dead), behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there shall Your hand lead me. And Your right hand shall hold me.

Gen 28:16
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. (KJV)

Deut 4:39
Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

(KJV)
IKing 8:27
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded? (KJV)

2 Chr 2:6
But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him? (KJV)

Ps 139:3
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. (KJV)

Ps 139:5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. (KJV)

Prov 15:3
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
(KJV)

Isa 66:1
Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
(KJV)

Matt 18:20
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (KJV)

Matt 28:20
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (KJV)

John 3:13
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. (KJV)

Acts 7:48-49
Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? Saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? (KJV)

Acts 17:27-28
That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. (KJV)

Eph 1:22-23
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all. (KJV)