WHERE DOES OUR CREATOR DWELL ??? Several Bible verses speak of "the heavens" as God's "permanent dwelling place" (1 Kings 8:39, 43, 49; 2 Chronicles 6:33, 39). How great Jehovah God is, however, is described in one place in the following words: "But will God really dwell with men on the earth? Behold! The heavens themselves, even the heavens of the heavens, cannot contain you!" (2 Chronicles 6:18).
The Bible says: "God is a SPIRIT" (John 4:24). Accordingly, He is in a spiritual realm that does not belong to the material universe. That the Bible refers to God's abode as "heaven" is to convey how highly exalted His abode is compared to the material environment in which we reside. Basically, then, the Bible teaches that God's dwelling place-though clearly separate from the material universe-is in a very specific place (Job 2:1, 2).Jesus spoke of Jehovah's dwelling place when he said to his disciples, "In my Father's house are many mansions . . . . I go to prepare a place for you" (John 14:2). Where was Jesus going? He finally went "into heaven itself, to appear . . . before the person of God for us" (Hebrews 9:24). From these verses we learn two important facts about Jehovah God: first, he has a definite dwelling place, and second, he is not simply an indefinable force present everywhere, but a person.
That is why Jesus taught his followers to pray, "Our Father in the heavens," that is, to address their prayers to a person - Jehovah - who resides in a place - the spiritual heaven (Matthew 6:9; 12:5. To pray in this way had been taught to servants of God for over 1,500 years. The oldest of God's inspired scriptures contained the following prayer: "Look down from your holy dwelling place, the heavens, and bless your people" (Deuteronomy 26:15).