Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Indwelling of Omnipresence

God's Omniprensence in Us
When we think of Omnipresence we think as God being everywhere this was addressed earlier in the “Everywhere of Omnipresence” or as God incarnating God’s self for man to interact with, this was addressed in the “Theophany of Omnipresence” but there is another form of omnipresence that I think should be cleared up. And it is even more complicated than all the rest and of all the Attributes of God this is the one that we have power over.
This being the incarnation of God which is beyond the physical to the spiritual, it lives in us, and speaks to us, and through us, it exists to comfort us, and guide us into full maturation in the works of God. This incarnation is called the Holy Spirit (Ruah HaKodesh; Hebrew) (Pneuma Hagios; Greek) it is given to the believer of Christ as a promise from Jesus Christ. And because every man, woman, and child that walks on this earth has within him the free will to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior, none is excluded from the possibility of having the Holy Spirit dwelling in him; this is the Indwelling of Omnipresence.
Now with the Holy Spirit indwelling in us our body becomes as Paul says in a temple where God
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, 1 Corinthian 6:19
Pay attention to the way this is written, the apostle Paul did not say that if you have received the Holy Spirit, then your body is a temple where God dwells. What he was trying to do was draw to the attention of the Church of Corinth that because they have accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, their bodies are a temple.
Now this becomes wholly important in our understanding that the Holy Spirit is not an option in the life of the believer, but rather (help me Holy Spirit) without the Holy Spirit dwelling in you there is no salvation! This is important because we are told that all we have to do is say that we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and we are saved, but this is far from the truth. I will write on the deeper understanding of parable of the sower in another blog. You can agree with me on that last statement about salvation or not.

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Romans 8:8-9 (KJV)

Let me break down these two verses written by the Apostle Paul. The Apostle says that "those of the flesh can not please God, but you (he was speaking to the Church of Corinth ) are not of the flesh but of the spirit." Now pay close attention to these next two words. Paul writes “if so” if you truly are of the spirit, "be that the Spirit of God dwell in you." That was a statement of confidence, not a question. What the Apostle was saying is that, if so you are truly living your life after God then I am confident that the Spirit of God dwells in you. This is important because Paul understood that even then there were phony Christians among the Church of Corinth , just as it will be in your church.
Now the next line seals the deal the apostle writes "If any man have not the spirit of Christ he is none of his." Now who are those that belong to Christ, those that have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal savior, not just with their lips but also with their hearts? Because anyone can say “I accept Jesus Christ as my savior” and not have the contrite heart and they are not saved!
False Converts
In second Timothy 4:10 The apostle Paul writes “For Demas hath forsaken me having loved this present world.” You see Demas had accepted Christ as a savior with his lips but the desires of the
flesh (they that are of flesh can not please God) he esteemed greater than the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. In John 6:70 Jesus in speaking of Judas reply “One of you is a devil” You see Judas had promised to follow Christ but the desires of his flesh (lucre) was greater than his salvation. I’ve heard people say that Judas could not go to heaven because he hung himself. Let’s be real now Judas won’t get to heaven because he is a devil! Christ words not mine.
So both Demas and Judas did profess a Love for Christ but the Spirit of God never dwelt in them because they never accepted Christ with their hearts. Time after time the bible makes it clear that salvation is a product of the heart but we as Christian teach that it is a product of our lips, even though we see two biblical examples of false converts those that had professed a love for Christ with their lips, but whose heart was still desiring the things of this world
  • The bible says that God saves those of contrite spirit (broken hearted) Psalm 34:18;
  • God will not despise a contrite heart Psalm 51:17; ·
  • I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit Isaiah 57:15
So this incarnation of God is different in that God indwells in our very heart. This incarnation of God is not external to us but is the very spirit that guides us in righteousness, by giving us perfect interpretation of God’s word in the way that is specific to the individual person.

And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Acts 2:7-8 (KJV)

Now of all the Attributes of God, only the Indwelling Omnipresence do we have power by our action to defile. So be it drugs, homosexuality, adultery, fornication, effeminate, overeating, smoking, or excessive drinking, anything in which the body is directly affected we dishonor God by submitting to the lust of flesh. More importantly we defile the Holy Temple of God and place ourselves under a curse of destruction.

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God , and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God , him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (KJV)

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