"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)
The word "immanence" means Our Awesome God is present everywhere and knows everything and created everything. God manifests Himself in everything from history to the lives of people in both a mundane way and in a spectacular way. This has been taught for several millennia by most Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious leaders as their doctrine of an eternal, transcendent and immanent God.
When you read the Bible carefully, you realize that Our Awesome God created the universe, a physical universe, out of nothing and that God Himself is greater than all other things in this physical realm He created. He is not physical, but spiritual. God exists outside of what can usually be seen by human beings which He created. Being a Spirit, He exists in a metaphysical "body." Read these verses to help you understand the difference in God's nature and ours: Genesis 1:1; John 1:3; 4:24; and Hebrews 11:3. God is everywhere, created everything, knows everything including what you just thought and is a Spirit so He usually cannot be seen by our earthly eyes.
The important things we need to know about God's immanence and transcendence is that: 1) The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. 2) He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding is complete. No one can understand as He does. 3) Our Awesome God is eternal, He is omnipotent and omniscient. 4) God is huge and no one and nothing can be compared to Him for there is no one like Him. He is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega. And the day we actually see God, we will know who He is and all things we know will fit together nicely. We will be home!
We will be able to know all that we need to know. But be assured Our Awesome God will know more and do more. He lives and keeps us alive!
Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour along with a program for children called AWANA which goes until 7:30 PM (September through May). We have a Prayer Meeting and Bible Study that meets at 7:00 PM on Wednesday along with a separate Spanish Bible Study until 8:00 PM. We love visitors and try to always appreciate God's creation.
Flo & Bill