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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

"What is God REALLY Like?"

The Eternal Nature Of God


God is a spirit. This means He is without flesh and blood and therefore invisible to the natural eyes of man:

God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)


God is the sovereign (greatest) power in all the universe. Read Ephesians l and Romans 9.


This means God is present everywhere:

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth...

(II Chronicles 16:9)

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)

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 are there. (Psalms 139:7-8)


This means God knows all things:

...Thou knowest it altogether. (Psalms 139:4)

...God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. (I John 3:20)

...But all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. (Hebrews 4:13)


This means God is all powerful:

...I am the Almighty God... (Genesis 17:1)

...With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)

...For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. (Revelation 19:6)

God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God. (Psalms 62:11)


God does not change His person, nature, purpose, or plans are concerned: For I am the Lord, I change not... (Malachi 3:6)

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, to day, and for ever. (Hebrews 13:8)


God is sinless, absolutely pure:

...Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy. (Leviticus 19:2)


God is fair and impartial in judgment:

...A God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.

(Deuteronomy 32:4)


God keeps His promises and is absolutely trustworthy.

...He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself. (II Timothy 2:13)


God is good, kind, and desires your welfare:

The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works. (Psalms 145:9)


God shows mercy to sinful mankind:

...The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth. Keeping mercy for thousands... (Exodus 34:6-7)


God shows undeserved kindness to sinful man:

...For I am gracious. (Exodus 22:27)

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. (Psalms 145:8)


God is love:

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. (I John 4:8)


God shows deep understanding and keen discernment.

The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath He established the heavens. (Proverbs 3:19)


God is not subject to natural and human limitations. He is not subject to the limitations of space:

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee: how much less this house that I have builded?

(I Kings 8:27)

He is not subject to the limitations of time:

The Lord shall reign for ever and ever. (Exodus 15:18)

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