September, 2014

“And Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. (Genesis 28:16 ESV).

God With UsPastorKeith

God does not dwell in space; so He therefore is not transported by some missile or ray of light where He begins and then ends at a certain destination. Rather God contains all remoteness and all distances in His own great, marvelous being. Then why is it do we feel Him at a distance?

It is because of dissimilarity to Him in our nature. We have an unlikeness with which God cannot commune and call us His children. We sense this difference in us, which is why God seems remote.

Nearness to God is not defined by location, time; it is not a spatial thing, having to do with space. Rather it is spiritual, having to do with nature. That is why we can pray, “Draw me nearer.”

Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you always.” God said, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” Jacob, when he first encountered God; in what is known as Jacob’s ladder- arose from that dream and said, “God is in this place and I didn’t know it.”

While “living this life” unto Christ; may we forever be conscious that God is with us.


In His service,

Keith L. Bagwell