Updated: Mar 20, 2019
“Where could I go from your Spirit?
Where could I run and hide from your face?
If I go up to heaven, you’re there!
If I go down to the realm of the dead, you’re there too!
If I fly with wings into the shining dawn, you’re there!
If I fly into the radiant sunset, you’re there waiting!
Wherever I go, your hand will guide me;
your strength will empower me.
It’s impossible to disappear from you
or to ask the darkness to hide me,
for your presence is everywhere, bringing light into my night.”
Psalm 139:7-11 TPT
“God, you are really everywhere!”
This was the re-occurring phrase last night, as I led a prayer meeting at my local church. Over and over again, all I could hear from the prayers of those faithful, who had gathered to call on the name of the Lord; was the fact that He was here, there, and everywhere!
Now I must admit that I thought I knew this truth. And before last night, I was just about positive in my confession of the omnipresence of God. However, something “broke-loose” in me last night. It was almost if a hidden dam, which served one purpose—to hinder my knowledge and reception of the ever-present nature of God; had ben confiscated and felled by a power that was far from my own.
Last night I received a fresh revelation of the nature of God to be with me, even when I don’t necessarily feel Him or discern whether He is present in the moment. This was probably one of the best prayer meetings I have been in a while, simply since I came into a greater level of His truth; that He is near.
I believe the Psalmist was on to something! He had begun to understand that God not only knew everything, but He was in every place. And this truth alone is so greatly needed in the church today. We often have a knowledge of God’s love, protection, and ever-abiding presence in our lives; but whether or not that truth goes “down deep” into the very essence of our being and produces fruit, is a completely different story.
But what would happen if it did? What would take place in us, if we began to understand the fact that God is near? How would we greet our days and embrace our nights, if we really knew that God was closer than the whisper of His name.
You see, I believe that all over the world people have come into varying degrees of this revelation, often without proper guidance. Take for example the teaching of pantheism. It says that God is everything, and everything is God. First developed by ancient mystics and cult religions; I believe they were on to something, but without the proper guidance and truth aligned with Holy Spirit. (Which always ends in false doctrine and grave error)
The truth is that God is everywhere and there is no place in the universe that is without Him. Yet, he is not everything. He is present inside me and in you. And (let me blow your mind) the very fibers of the electronic device you are reading this blog through—God is there too!. This is an example of his power and sheer ability. Still I, nor you, nor a tree, nor your electronic device will ever be or equal God.
The understanding between what is divine, and human is a must when understanding His “everywhere-ness.”
But I believe that something will happen when this truth becomes heart-knowledge and not just head-knowledge. Something will take place within us, when we allow the very nature of God to come in and work wonders in our being. I am without doubt, that if we allow this to impact us, in the same manner that it impacted the Psalmist millennia ago, we too will say, “His presence is everywhere, bringing light into my night!”
Sitting here with God,