God is Omnipresent

QUESTION: Are there verses in the Bible that support God is omnipresent?

ANSWER:

Yes, there are verses that say God is omnipresent. When looking for biblical text that bears witness to God’s presence, we must establish an eternal mindset. Fully grasping the fullness of God’s presence becomes difficult to fathom. Beyond all spatial limitations, yet God draws near to hear every whispered prayer.
  • God is omnipresent, ruling over all kingdoms. “This is what the Lord says: ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool...’” (Isaiah 66:1-2). While the prophet is speaking figuratively of God, the Creator as resting His foot upon our planet, Isaiah affirms that God was present to govern the nation of Israel. The Messiah, seated on David’s throne (Luke 1:32–33) is ever-present—the Ruler of a millennial kingdom and for all eternity.

  • God is omnipresent, filling heaven and earth with His character. “‘Am I only a God nearby,’ declares the Lord, ‘and not a God far away? Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him’ declares the Lord. ‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 23:23–24). God is not some localized God from whom we remain concealed. Upon His heavenly throne, His eye is still as keen. Nearness and distance make no difference in what God sees or does.

  • God is omnipresent, piercing the darkness with His glorious light. “What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside? Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings?” (Job 38:19–20). God reminds Job that he cannot follow the light at sunset or pursue the darkness at sunrise. In the beginning, God spread the darkness over the face of the deep, then, by the presence of His Word, He commanded light to shine out of that darkness.

  • God is omnipresent, fixing the stars in the heavens. “Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons...Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth?” (Job 38:32–33). Despite their vast distance, the stars influence the earth. The stars of heaven are under God’s command, calling them by name as His presence permeates this celestial realm.

  • God is omnipresent, observing all that is good and that is evil. “The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them. The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates” (Psalm 11:4–5). God’s presence is so intimate that He not only sees everyone’s true character, what they say and do, but also what they think, what they plan.
God is omnipresent – How does this impact me?
Throughout the Bible we see that God is omnipresent and it impacts us on a deep level. Psalm 139:7-10 says, "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."

Matthew 6:6 says, "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? - We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

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