The Holy Spirit reveals that the only true God is eternity and life.
Eternity exists in Him.
Life is only found in Him. Outside of Him is only death.
Every good thing is from Him and is found in Him.
For example, He is love. He is hope. He is peace. He is joy. He is holy. And on and on.
And how do we know Him? Through Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit.
And when someone knows Jesus, they can experience all the wonderful things God offers, such as: love, hope, peace, joy, holiness and infinitely more!
He and His Glory Fill the Universe
He is the Creator and Possessor of the heavens and the earth. The universe exists in Him.
He and His glory fill the heavens and the earth:
“‘Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?’ says the Lord; ‘Do I not fill heaven and earth?’ says the Lord” (Jer. 23:24).
In fact, the heavens are His throne. The earth is His footstool (Isaiah 66:1).
His Presence Fills the Earth
God’s glorious presence fills and is over all the earth. The earth exists in Him.
Simply put, God is everywhere. He is available to every person, all the time, everywhere they go . . . for eternity.
This truth is why it is easy for a person to be saved. If someone sincerely asks Jesus to be their Lord and Savior, they are saved. Jesus is everywhere and always available – and always desires to save . . . and eternally more!
A believer can always experience God’s presence. If they do not, it is because their old nature is “in the way.”
Jesus says, “‘I am with you always, even to the end of the age’” (Matthew 28:20).
In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).
The Natural World
The natural world is a reflection of the spiritual world. God created both.
Jesus used the natural world to reveal spiritual truth.
Everything good on the earth comes directly from God, both natural and spiritual things.
Every good gift comes down from the Father, (James 1:17).
The good things every person has come directly and exclusively from God. When we realize the universe exists in Him, it is easy to realize that God provides all things that are good, even for those who do not know Him.
He provided every person their very life to begin with.
He provides everything that keeps them alive: light, air, food, water, and all the good natural things.
He provides the intangible, spiritual things as well, for all people: love, hope, faith, joy, peace, and much more.
What about the Suffering?
People often question these truths. They ask, “What about all the suffering? Why is there so much suffering in the world?”
Everything God creates is perfect.
Earth has imperfection and death because of the fall and sin.
The Spiritual World
There is a vast spiritual world beyond our earthly, natural life.
The real “battle” is the war between God and the enemy.
The enemy caused man to fall which brought sin, death and decay.
For a full summary and explanation of the spiritual world, see the book War in the Heavens by Jim Harwell.
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