We serve a God who is invisible and lives in eternity. Yet He is all around us. God sits on His throne in heaven, in eternity. Jesus sits on the right hand side of God. It is the Holy Spirit who is here on the earth. His Spirit is everywhere, surrounding this earth. I believe this because I see it in the Word of God. There is no where that I can go from His presence. I can try to run away from Him, but that is futile, for where ever I am, there He is. It's not that He catches up to me, but that He is already there. And yet many of us think that because we don't see Him, that means He's not there.
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Isaiah 66:1 says, that heaven is God's
throne and the earth is His foot stool. Some foot stool, or even better, wow, some foot! Ps. 50:12 speaks of how the whole world is His and the fullness there of. It belongs to Him, because He made it. Why shouldn't He be able to go where ever He pleases? Ps. 46:1 states that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. That reminds me of different cases where children where trapped in different dangerous places, and found unharmed and alive. There are many angels of God involved there, but it's because of the fact that God is a very present help in trouble.
With so many scriptures stated, and much more that give proof, why do we think that because we don't see Him, He isn't there? Or sometimes when you feel lonely or sad, you totally believe that God has left you and doesn't love you anymore. Those kind of thoughts come from either a lack of knowledge or the other side, which is the enemy. And His home is in the pit of hell for sure. Yes, we do serve an invisible God who is a good Father who loves us always. And that's why we need faith. If you saw Him, you wouldn't need faith. The disciples were with Jesus. But when He wasn't there or when He was sleeping on the boat, and they thought He wasn't helping them, they stopped believing. Thomas didn't see Jesus at the end like the others, and so He stopped believing. He wanted to see Jesus for himself in order to believe. Jesus told Thomas that blessed are those that didn't see but still believed.
Ps. 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
Ps. 114:7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord...
It is God's Spirit that is on the earth now. For believers, He is leading, teaching, guiding, comforting and so much more. And for unbelievers, He is convicting them that they need to repent and believe in Jesus (Jn. 16:8-9). If the Word tells us to come before His presence with thanksgiving (Ps.95) or to come before His presence with singing (Ps. 100:2), that must mean that we can come right into His presence. So when you sing to Him, you are in His presence and He is listening to you.
God doesn't sleep. Do you know that He watches you when you sleep? You get tired and sleep, and He doesn't get tired and stays up to watch that you are safe. Read it, an awesome little psalm speaks of it Psalm 121. You that have had babies, don't you like to watch them sleep? Don't you like to check on them and make sure they are safe? Why is God any different? Especially when you realize that we are made in His image, after His likeness.
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
As believers in the blood of Jesus Christ, we know that the difference in coming near to God's presence is that we come not in our own self, merits, achievements or works that we have accomplished. We come before the God of heaven who is God Almighty "In Christ," covered by His blood and His work of the cross. A humbling thought indeed. Who are we by our selves to strut up to Creator of the universe? We must always come by the grace of Jesus and "In Christ." Jesus is the one who made the bridge and the way to the Father. We were far, but now we are nigh, which means near.
So no matter where we are, whether it's stranded on a lonely, deserted island somewhere in the tropics, or climbing a mountain somewhere in the Sierras, you are not alone. The presence of the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of God, who is one with Jesus, and one with the Father, is all around you and in you. Above, beneath, behind and before you. You are covered and He will never let you go. He paid too high of a price for you to just let you go. He will never forsake or abandon you. He is your Father for keeps.
How perfectly secure we should be in that lovely thought that is so true. It should cause us to sleep, just like a baby.
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