Listen:  129.3

The prefix ‘omni’ comes from a Latin word meaning ‘all’.  When we speak of God being omnipotent, that means He is all powerful.  When we speak of God being omniscient, that means He is all knowing.  When we speak of God being omnipresent, that means that He is everywhere at all times.  Is there scripture to support this idea?  There certainly is!  Let’s read the words of King David in Psalms 139:7-12, “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.”  David understood this concept that God is omnipresent.

Solomon, David’s son, also realized this incredible truth.  He wrote in Proverbs 15:3, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”  Job wrote about the Lord in Job 34:21saying, “For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.”  The Lord spoke to Jeremiah concerning His omnipresence in Jeremiah 23:24, “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.” 

The Lord Jesus spoke of His omnipresence in Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  This is a remarkable promise that as we are gathered together in the name of the Lord Jesus, He is right there with us.  No matter how many gatherings; no matter how many locations…He is right there with us!  The Lord also told His disciples, and us, in Matthew 28:20, “…lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”  There are many more scriptures that attest to the fact that God is omnipresent, but I think we have seen enough to realize this precious truth.   

So, how does our omnipresent Lord hear each prayer?  This question is only intensified when we consider that there may be millions of prayers ascending to the throne of grace at any given moment.  Are there others who listen to our prayers before passing them along to the Lord?  Absolutely not!  We read in 1 Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”  There is one God, and one way to God; and that is through the man Christ Jesus.  The Lord said in John 16:23, “…Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.”  We must realize that our God is limitless.  Sometimes that can be hard to conceive.  We read in Psalms 147:5, “Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.”  Infinite means, of course, limitless. 

Another unfathomable thought is that even before we pray, the Lord knows what our prayers will be.  We read in Isaiah 65:24, “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”  I’ll repeat: our God is limitless! 

In Genesis, chapter 28, we have the incident where the Lord informed Abraham that his aged wife would bear him a son.  Upon hearing this Sarah laughed.  She thought that she was past her child bearing years and could not have children.  We read the words of the Lord in Genesis 18:14, “Is any thing too hard for the LORD?”  We have the words of the Lord in Jeremiah 32:27, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” 

So, while it may seem impossible that our omnipresent Lord can hear every single prayer that is prayed, anytime day or night…it is true!  May we all be encouraged by this awesome truth to ”…come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” as we are taught in Hebrews 4:16.  (129.3)