When God Comes Near (Part 2)

As mentioned in the previous article of this two-part study, God is not only omnipresent in his creation, he is also present in a special way among those whom we might call God-seekers. We saw that one of the spiritual principles of the kingdom of God is that whenever God comes near—i.e., manifests himself through his Holy Spirit to a God-seeker—one of the results will be conviction of sin in the life of the sinner as well as in the life of a failing Christian. The outshining of God’s perfect holiness awakens in both the sinner and the Christian the awareness … Continue reading “When God Comes Near (Part 2)”

When God Comes Near (Part 1)

The Bible teaches us that God is everywhere present in his creation. The psalmist affirmed this truth when he prayed, “You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways” (Psa. 139:2-3).1 Expanding further on this subject, he inquired of the Lord in verses 7-8, “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are … Continue reading “When God Comes Near (Part 1)”