God is omnipresent. He is everywhere at every moment whether we feel it or not. He has always been fully omnipresent in both past and future. We can’t escape his presence or hide from him (Psalm 139:1-12 ESV). Yet he ordains a specific order for mankind to approach his presence in the Old Testament priestly system, and he only manifests his Spirit at specific times.
Since Christ, however, we have the privilege to boldly come into God’s presence, and we have the gift of the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 10:19-22 ESV). Christ provides us a way to God (John 14:6 ESV, 2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV). We become a permanent dwelling place for God through the Holy Spirit which is our guarantee that one day we will be at home with Lord fully in his presence (2 Corinthians 5:3-5 ESV).
We look forward to being perfectly in God’s presence once we die, but have you wondered what it’s like to live in God’s presence now? How near is he? Can you feel his presence? Do the degrees of his presence vary at times? The following resources will help you further understand this reality.