Mike Johnson

Do you realize God is omnipresent?  This means He is all or ever-present.  The Bible certainly teaches this idea.

It is possible today to flee or hid from other people.  A fugitive, for example, may remain at large for many years or perhaps even for a lifetime.  No one, however, can flee from God.

Consider one example from the Old Testament where someone tried.  In the book of Jonah, we read where God told Jonah to go and preach to the wicked city of Nineveh.  Jonah 1:3 says, “…But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.”  Jonah was traveling by ship; during his journey, God sent a great storm.  Jonah told the people on the ship that he was trying to flee from the presence of God, and this was causing the storm.  At Jonah’s insistence, the people on the ship cast him into the sea and then the sea became calm.  Then, a great fish  swallowed Jonah.  He stayed in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights, and the fish vomited him out on dry land.  He then went to Nineveh and very successfully preached God’s Word.  Jonah learned the lesson that one cannot flee from God’s presence.

Speaking of God’s omnipresence, Psalm 139:7-10 says, “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.”

We cannot flee from the presence of God, even if we wanted to.  God is omnipresent.