Tuesday, November 15, 2011

{To: The Girls I was talking to at the Football Party}

Yes! Its true. . . God is omnipresent.  He is everywhere at all times.

How, biblically, should we think of God's omnipresence? The word means that God knows exhaustively, and upholds and touches continually, every single item in the universe he has made, from the tiniest genes and electrons to the most massive stars in the expanding universe to the most complex mind-body interactions in the psyche of over 6 billion people. God is here, there, and everywhere, and his mind and hand are on everything. We are never out of his sight (Psalm 139), and we cannot get away from him (John 1). Wherever we are, he is there too. This is not simply a matter of transcending spatial confines. Strictly speaking, God has no spatial location at all, for space belongs to the created order and exists in him rather than he in it. Such is the omnipresence of God.

That is amazing!! We worship an amazing God!!!!

Satan cannot know our thoughts, but can hear what we say. BUT he cant be everyone at once!  Although he does have demons. . . but that is heavy stuff and I am no BIBLE scholar. . .

Satan tempts many people simultaneously—does that mean he is omnipresent? No. Omnipresence, as we saw, is unique to the Creator. Satan comes and goes (Matthew 4:3, 11; Job 1:7–12).

I also read this. . .

But don’t worry about that!A lady once said to me, “We whisper,” because she was afraid of demons hearing her prayers. My response was, “Well, that’s foolish!”You can go boldly before the throne of grace. In the Old Testament, it doesn’t say, “And David whispered to the Lord;” it says, “And David said unto the Lord”—and out it came. You never hear any time in the apostle Paul’s instruction to us about prayer when he says, “Don’t talk out loud.” When he wanted to pray, he just flat out prayed and it didn’t bother him whether Satan heard it because he was living in such a way that Satan couldn’t do anything about it anyway. That’s the issue.

We have peace knowing we belong to God.  He is ours and we our his! So GET BEHIND US SATAN!

(I know heavy stuff for a party! But I like follow-thru!!)


Jessica S. said...

man! i NEEDED to read this today!! i was not part of that conversation but wowee, maybe i should have been? thanks for following thru in a way that i could benefit from this!

Stacy Carter said...

Awesome! I love it! Thank you!