The universe cannot contain God, but He was willing to put His presence in a burning bush, an elaborate tent, a stone temple, and lastly the innermost being of millions of Believers. The only wise God, Creator, Almighty, Father has been willing to humble himself, to communicate with the patriarchs, to give the law on stone tablets to Moses, and most amazingly to send His Son as a human, Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name) who lived and died as a sacrifice for everyone who Believes.
His presence came and left the bush, tent, temple and this earth when His Son ascended into heaven. Has He ever left the Congregation of Believers? Does He leave us when we sin? Scripture teaches that the separation between God and man has been bridged and God inhabits His people. Though a generation of Israelites were sent into the wilderness because of unbelief and disobedience, God did not forsake them – He was in the wilderness also. He will not leave us, for without Him we are lost and Yeshua has paid the price of our redemption, while we were yet sinners. The church may mimic the world and wander away from the truth of His word. Leaders may lose faith and bring bondage and reproach upon His people. Israel has not accepted her Messiah, Yeshua, but God remains faithful even when we do not. “Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” (2 Timothy 2:11-13)
A great awakening will come before the end and multitudes will hunger and thirst for His Word and presence. The Bride of Messiah will be made clean, purified, and dressed in wedding attire before the return of King Yeshua. He is returning to save Israel, unite the Congregation of His people, and defeat His enemies. The story of God’s love for mankind has a good ending of triumph, fulfillment, and reunion. All glory and honor will belong to God, all majesty and victory is His, and all creation praises and worships Him alone. King David longed for God’s presence as does every Believer. “I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” (Psalms 122:1) Lord, thank you for bringing us into your Kingdom which is everlasting and Glorious.