2nd July 2020

Where Does God Live?

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist,’ says the Lord.”
Isaiah 66:1-2 (NKJV)

Lucifer when he rebelled against God said, “‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High” (Isaiah 14: 13-14). It is written in Isaiah 57:15, “For thus says the High and Lofty One, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place”.  And this is how the Apostle Paul describes God in 1 Timothy 6:16, “Who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light.” Solomon prayed when dedicating the temple in 2 Chronicle 6:18, “But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You.” God has revealed Himself as Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent, which means He is all powerful, all knowing and present every where. For God is Spirit, has existed from everlasting, and inhabits eternity.

At the same time, we find that God dwells in the temple which the Holy Spirit has built. This temple is revealed in 1 Corinthians 3:16, 18, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.” Further confirmation is made by God in 2 Corinthians 6:16-18, “As God has said: ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people…I will be a Father to you and you shall be My sons and daughters.’”

And the future is glorious, for there will be a new earth and new a heaven when the city of God, the New Jerusalem, will descend out of heaven and God will tabernacle with men, and will dwell with them, and they shall be His people and there will be no more sorrow or crying or death anymore. Please take time to read chapter 21 of the book of Revelation in which all the wonderful details are recorded by John.

Yes, God lives in eternity, in heaven, in His children and will dwell on earth with mankind.

Prayer
Father in heaven, thank You for Your word revealing the places of Your dwelling, giving us assurance of salvation, calling us to be Your sons and daughters. In Jesus’ name I pray.
Amen

Study by Natu Moti

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About the Author:
Natu Moti is a Deacon in the Birmingham Congregation of Grace Communion International.

Local Congregation:
Gracecom Birmingham
All Saints Church
George Road
BIRMINGHAM
B23 7QB

Meeting Time:
Saturday 1pm

Local Congregational Contact:
David Gibbs
Phone: 07777-667635
Email: birmingham@gracecom.church

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