Omnipresence: n. Presence in every place at the same time; unbounded or universal presence; ubiquity. (Answers, the online dictionary)
Our omnipresence is from the Latin omni (all) + Latin praesēns (presence) or in simple terms, present everywhere.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. (Hebrews 4:13)
God is not only omnipotent, and omniscient, He is also omnipresent. This may be one of the more difficult features of God for man to be able to comprehend.
Again, this writer is astounded at the efforts of many to explain this spiritual trait when it is quite obvious they are grasping at nothing feasible. One source ventured the opinion that God’s omnipresence is only in regard to the areas where humanity is concentrated. That He is not in the outer reaches of space or other non-inhabited places. This shows a complete misunderstanding of the spirit realm. The spirit realm is not a part of the physical realm. Spirits occupy no space.
Space is not a consideration. Read these scriptures:
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. (Hebrews 4:12-13 KJV)
Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 23:23-24 KJV)
When God asks if He does not fill heaven and earth, He is not referring to His heavenly abode, but rather the physical heavens above. This is shown by a quote from King Solomon after he had completed the tabernacle which God had authorized him to build…notice:
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded? (1 Kings 8:27 KJV)
God dwells within each of his faithful children, Paul puts it this way, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) If we live Godly in the steps of Jesus, we have the spirit of God within us.
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. (Psalm 139:7-12 KJV)
There are a number of scriptures which indicate such things as ‘God is on His throne and Jesus is on His right hand’ (Hebrews 8:1, 12:2). These are expressions showing the exalted positions of God and His Son. But with all the other scriptures, we can rest assured they are not simply sitting there, inactive elsewhere.
It would be helpful for the true student in understanding, to read the two articles preceding this one, The omnipotence of God and The omniscience of God.
When the Israelites abandoned God, He also abandoned them. However, this by no means indicates that He was not near and fully aware of their activities. He is forever present and He knows every facet of one’s life. When a Christian fails to follow Jesus’ bidding, he is separated from God, but God is still aware of his every move and yearns for the wayward child to repent and return to Him.
At the time of judgment, those who are separated from God will be cast into outer darkness, and forever continue to be separated from Him. According to His omniscience, it is apparent that He will remain knowing where they are and what is occurring with them.
Let us consider a moment, the end of time for the universe. Understanding that there was nothing physical whatsoever prior to the creation. We have statements concerning the end which could not possibly be fulfilled from a physical standpoint. Those which cause such a dilemma must be considered as figurative or symbolic, or other scriptures will be damaged. For instance, we are told that, when Jesus returns, every eye will see him and every knee will bow. This is obviously a literal statement an will occur. But when it says he will come in the clouds as they watched him leave, it is virtually certain that this is symbolic. Simply because this paints a picture of is descending from above with all peoples standing below watching. With the world standing at the time, it is not possible that all peoples could see him descend if, say it was over Jerusalem. And once again the thoughts are strictly from a physical viewpoint. Read these few verses and see what actually will occur, and listed in the probable order of occurrence:
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. (2 Peter 3:10 KJV)
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1 Corinthian 15:52 KJV)
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2 KJV)
Beginning with the quote from Peter, at this very instant, there will be no more flesh and blood, nothing physical whatsoever. Even the elements will melt with fervent heat and physical matter will be no more. Every person then living or having been dead, will then, immediately be in the spirit. Physical eyes will not see a physical Jesus descending and physical knees will not bow, but rather those eyes and knees of spirits will see and bow.
John expressed it well above. We do not know what life in the spirit will be like, but we know that we will be in the same realm as Jesus and the Father. The fact that Paul referred to the sound of a trumpet. This may have been symbolic, but if he intended it to be literal, then we can expect that there will be some type of manifestation of trumpets. But not copper or gold physical matter trumpets. Even though we cannot comprehend life outside the physical body, we must prepare for the change, however it is. If we expect to have no pain, no fatigue, no hunger or thirst, etc. we cannot be in flesh and blood. All these are physical problems.