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WHY DOES GOD SEEM SO FAR AWAY?

There are times that God seems like He’s a million miles away, even to the best Christians. Why is that? The Bible says God is ‘omnipresent’ which means God is present everywhere at the same time. And too, God is ‘immanent’ meaning that God penetrates everything, He is inherent, He operates within us, so HOW can He be far away???

God created Hell for all people who are unlike Him. For all who are morally not like God, Hell will be their final and eternal residence. For all those who are morally similar to God, Heaven will be their eternal home for that is where their nature belongs.

So, how do people become like God? that we can spend eternity in Heaven --- instead of Hell? We must be reconciled to God. We inherit from Adam and Eve our sinful nature. We are actually God’s enemies (Psalm 58:3; Jeremiah 2:5; Ezekiel 14:5; Ephesians 2:12; 4:18; Colossions 1:20-21). So --- how can we be reconciled to God? Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. [KJV] Only by the Blood of Jesus can we ever be God’s friend. Only by the Blood of Jesus can we ever hope to be anything like God. We must believe God and accept Jesus and what He did on the cross for us (the world).

Reconciliation to God is accomplished by three completely Divine acts.

Atonement. This is the Work Christ did on the cross, before any of us were even born. It is something He did alone, in the dark, on that horrendous cross. The huge nails pounded into His Hands and Feet, and the spear that pierced His precious Side. That is atonement. He took our place so we could be friends with God.

Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. [KJV]

Justification, a big word for a big thing! Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: [KJV] Justification makes us righteous in God’s eyes. God declares us "not guilty" in the courts of Heaven. Justify = just as if I’d never sinned.

Regeneration. When we are justified, we are regenerated at the same time. Regeneration is the same as being "born again." Regeneration is when God gives us a little of His Holy and Divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. [KJV] We receive a new nature, similar to God, and which gives us eternal life.

Our ‘unlikeness’ to God can be reconciled only by this One (Jesus) who is both God and Man. There is NO way we could ever teach ourselves to be ‘like God.’ There is NO way we could ever enlighten ourselves to be ‘like God.’ We can NEVER right ourselves. But consider this: God will NEVER compromise Himself. He will NEVER give in to our sinful nature because He is so pure and just. It is we who must admit He is right and we are wrong. God will NEVER meet us half way because He must stay what and who He is, faithful, pure, righteous and never changing. We really do NOT want God to compromise. We do NOT want Him to pass over our sins and iniquities. We want God to make us right. We want God to be the Holy and perfect God that He is. And He will make us right when we repent and turn to Him.

So, as you see, reconciliation to God, is brought about by three separate and distinct acts of God. He performs these wondrous acts the moment we repent and turn to Jesus. It is our faith that starts the ‘ball rolling.’ God will NEVER force Himself on anyone. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. [KJV]

Is God in Hell, or Isn’t He?

Psalm 139:7-10 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? [8] If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. [9] If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; [10] Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. [KJV]

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: [9] Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power. [KJV] These two verses seem to contradict each other. IF God is present everywhere (including Hell) why does the verses in Thessalonians say everyone in Hell will be cut off from the Presence of God?

God had to create Hell for all the millions of people who simply refuse to become like Him. Yes, God’s Presence is in Hell, but His manifest (conscious) Presence is not. God’s conscious Presence is only in Heaven and with all believers who truly repent of their sins and make every effort to become more like God with each passing day.

Sin causes moral incompatibility in the human race. Sin alienates us from a pure and perfect God, making it impossible to live in harmony with Him. Sin causes God’s Presence to seem far away, when in fact, He is as near as your next breath. Sin makes us dissimilar (unlike) God, and we can’t feel that wondrous, loving awareness that God is near to us. We must REPENT to have God’s conscious Presence restored within us.

Do you follow the Lord just from afar off? If you do, can you live with that? Can you live in the dim twilight rather than in the glorious Light of our Lord? Can you live in the chill of the world rather than in the warmth of His love? Do you ever shed any tears for the lack of His manifest, conscious Presence in your life? Do you ever even think of your unlikeness to God? Do you feel a total sense of remoteness from God in your heart? Do you know He’s there but you just can’t feel Him there? We need to repent of our unlikeness, unholiness, self-indulgence, harshness, unforgiveness, and lack of love. We need to leave our state of lukewarmness and be "on fire" for the Lord! Then we will feel that absolutely marvelous close feeling to our awesome God.

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