It is one thing to have a single or occasional encounter with God’s Presence, but something entirely different to have a sustaining relationship with His Presence.
It is the desire of God to dwell with His people and not to simply visit them. The greatest damage of the Garden of Eden was the severing of the deep, relational connection between God and Adam. God has never stopped desiring that type of connection with man. Oftentimes the issue is that man does not want it with God.