Thursday, 4 July 2013

Where God dwells

- Everywhere (he is omnipresent)
- Throughout heaven and earth (Jeremiah 23:24); yet beyond them too (for when they were not, he was - Genesis 1:1)
- In heaven (Matthew 6:9 - "Our Father, who art in heaven..."); meaning the "third heaven" (2 Corinthians 12:2), i.e. the (to those of us in this life) unseen world of glory that is presently veiled and inaccessible to us
- In former times, visibly via the "Shekinah" (glory cloud) in the tabernacle and temple (Exodus 40:34).
- Within the hearts of the humble and lowly (Isaiah 66:1) - ultimately, those who have been humbled and mourn for sin, and trust in Christ - in those he dwells by his Spirit (1 Cor. 6:15).
- In the midst of the people of God, the church (1 Cor. 3:16)
- In all his fulness, in Christ (Colossians 2:9)

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