In 2 Kings 2: 11-14 we find the story of God calling Elijah to Heaven in a chariot of fire. Elisha now had the burden and responsibility to carry on in the stead of Elijah as Godís prophet to Israel. When He saw this amazing sight of Elijah ascending to glory, and when he realized the calling of God to this office, he took the mantle of Elijah and smote the waters of Jordan and cried, "Where is the God of Elijah." We know that He is not dead, nor sleeping, nor on a journey (1 Kings 18:27). So where is He? Lets see if we can answer this question from the Bible.
From everlasting to everlasting Thou art God, beside Him there is no other. David said, "Our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased" (Psalm 115:3). The eternal God is in the heavens ruling in absolute power and dominion over all creatures to the praise and delight of His sovereign will (Eph.1:11, Isa. 46:11).
2). He is in Jesus Christ our Lord!
God Almighty was in the man Christ Jesus. Paul wrote, "God was in Christ" (2 Cor. 5:19). God was manifested in the human, sinless flesh (1 Tim.3:16). As God in the flesh he came to accomplish our eternal redemption and satisfy His holy justice (Heb. 9:12).
3). He is in His Word!
You cannot separate the written Word from the incarnate Word. When Paul was inspired to write, "The word is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword" (Heb. 4:12), he was speaking both of the written and living Word (John 1:1,14). It is with the Word that we are quickened and born from above (James 1:18).
4). He is on the throne of grace!
"Let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Heb. 4:16). Our Lord Jesus Christ having obtained and secured salvation for His people through His glorious sacrifice, sat down at the right hand of God (Heb. 1:3). Now he ever lives to intercede for us (Heb. 7:25).
5). He is in the midst of His people!
He is wherever His people meet, "Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst" (Matt. 18:20).
6). He is in every act of divine providence!
He wisely sends trials our way to wean us from the arm of the flesh, and causes us to trust Him more. "For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever" (Rom. 11:36).
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