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My God is Omnipresent and Immanuel.

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My God is Omnipresent.


Where can I go from your Spirit?


Where can I flee from your presence?


If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.


If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

if I settle on the far side of the sea,

even there your hand will guide me,

your right hand will hold me fast. 


Psalm 139:7-10

 

My God is Immanuel.


“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, 

and they will call him Immanuel” 

—which means,

“God with us.”


Matthew 1:23




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1st Omnipresent

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Which means:

 

*He is everywhere and everything and everyone 

is in His presence and under His watchful eye!


This means, my God is aware of


Everywhere I go

and

everything I do

and

everyone I interact with.

 

I am learning that even when I am totally alone, locked away safely in the privacy of my own home where no one can see me, even there, I am not alone. I am always in the presence of my all present God.  Yet it is in this very place of privacy that I have allowed so much hypocrisy to come to life, within my thoughts and actions.


King David, in Psalm 139 teaches me about my God, our God being Omnipresent.


David understood his Omnipresent God and embraced Him personally.

 

We see this in Psalm 139  in verse 7 through 12:


Where can I go from your spirit?


Where can I flee from your presence?


Here we see how David started to realize just how big his God is.


Then in verse 8:

 

If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

 

We see David looking at the “height” and “depth” of His presence.  

 

And verse 9:

 

              If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

              if I settle on the far side of the sea,

 

Here David is also viewing the “breadth” of His presence

in verse 10:

 

        even there your hand will guide me,

          your right hand will hold me fast.

 

David reveals the intimacy of the personal relationship he has with his God.


Then David observes in verses 11 and 12 

that he cannot escape the penetrating power of His God’s presence,  

for he says:


 If I say,

“surely the darkness will hide me and

the light become night around me,”

even the darkness will not be dark to you;    

 

The night will shine like the day,

for darkness is as light to you.

 

Is King David in fear of His all present God?                                

 

No!

 

He takes hope and comfort towards his Omnipresent God.

 

For he realizes that his Omnipresent God is;


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His all-present God,  

Immanuel.

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Which means:

 

*God is with me,

no matter what,

He is with me when I succeed

and when I fail

 

King David learned that, in Him, he (and we) are not a failure.


We may fail time and again but our God, Immanuel,

never views us as a failure.


And yet,

there is a reality that if I choose to sin He will not be with me.


Remember,

He separated himself from Jesus while Jesus was dying on the cross because of our sins.


Mark 15:34

 

Is He all present?                                                                                                      

 

Yes!


But if we choose to embrace sin, 

we are choosing also to separate ourselves from His intimate presence. 

 

Even King David experienced this.

 

Remember,

he killed Goliath his enemy.

 

What an amazing story!

 

What an awesome victory!

 

God was with him!                                                                                                       

 

 Yes!

 1 Samuel 17

 

But on the far other extreme,

he had Uriah the Hittite murdered to cover up his sexual sin with Bathsheba. 

 

Was God “Immanuel” during this time also?                                                         

 

Yes!

 

On what level?

Was He aware of what David was doing?                                                              

 

Yes!

 

And yet as David chose to embrace this sin,  2 Samuel 11  

God removed David from His intimate presence.

 

What did David say in Psalm 51:11?


            …Do not cast me from your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me.

 

How did David correct this?


Did David sincerely repent?                                                                                       

 

                                    Yes! (Read Psalm 51)


 

Was he forgiven?                                                                                                          

 

 Yes!


Was David held accountable?   

 

Yes!

 

Were there severe consequences for what he did?                                               

 

Yes!

 

Did God call David a failure?                                                                                    

 

No!

 

As a matter of fact, as a result of David sincerely repenting, he became known as a man after God’s own heart. (Read Acts 13:22) We need to learn that we will reap consequences for our sins, but we can also take comfort in knowing that our God never views us as a failure. As I said earlier, we may fail time and again but our God “Immanuel” never views us as a failure.  

 

He is Immanuel, 

God with us, 

and

our God is with us no matter what. 

 

He is with us when we succeed and when we fail.


 

Always remember this verse:


             …for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.


Proverbs 24:16

 

Our choice is,

do we want His intimate presence or our sin.

 

For me,

I have proven to myself that I can’t have both. 

 

His presence is better, more fulfilling than what I get from my sin.

 

Therefore as the scripture says:

 

To him who is able to keep you from falling

and to present you before His glorious presence

without fault and with great joy—


Jude 1:24

 

I have learned that this speaks of my God  who is my all-present God. He is Omnipresent,

and because I personally know Him,

 

I say to you that My God is

 

        Immanuel  –  God with me.


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*Greg Wiley,  from his book  

  Beholding the Beauty of God”

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