"All That We Are,
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We owe our very existence to God,
Who gave us life and breath.
For in God we live and move and
have our being.
One of the most important realities of life
is knowing to Whom we belong.
Our relationship with God is our
greatest pursuit and the most supremely
satisfying treasure for the soul.
We understand the uneasiness
associated with speaking out about
the beauty of knowing God, but we
also understand the detriments of not talking about the
rewards at all. We do ourselves and this hurting world,
that's in critical need, a great disservice if we resist or
neglect to make an effort to share, to the best of our ability,
the Good News of what we have observed through
blessings and life lessons, what we have come to
understand about God's love and plan for our lives, and
our experiences of discovering real contentment in
knowing God personally.
If people continually hear only about what is wrong, they
may cease to notice all that is good. Over and over again
Scripture points us to share God with others. God's grace
and existence is not only for us to claim... it is for us to
Even if God never did another good thing in our lives, we
could spend the rest of our lives... glorifying and praising
God for what He has already done.
Necessity is laid upon us.
"We cannot help speaking about what we
have seen and heard."
This commentary was not written in an effort, by any means, to place or present
ourselves as the experts or as flawless individuals without faults or failures. We
realize we are flawed and imperfect.
God delights intaking what the eyes of the world may see as unaccomplished,
unskilled, unimportant and inexperienced to do extraordinary thins.
We know we have much more to learn, this is why, with great intentionality...
we humbly remain teachable spirits and usable channels for greater works.
We will do our best to work toward God's purposes and getting things right.
God is all-existence.
God is over all, through all... and in all.
God is the center of everything that exists.
God is infinite, Self-existing,
and without origin.
God is the uncreated Creator,
the Giver and Author of life
God is the Creator and the One Who created
all that we can see. All of creation belongs
The soul of every living thing is in the hand
of God, and the breath of all mankind.
So what was “before” creation?
Before time began there was only eternity. Before
creation, God was existing from everlasting to
everlasting. Before earth and time began, God
existed. There was not a time when God did not
God is the Creator. Before time and space and matter
were brought into being, before the universe came
into existence… there was only God. God already
existed prior to the creation of time, space and matter.
God created time. There was no time "before"
God created. Time only began with His creation of
the universe. Before creation, there was God, the
timeless, eternal self-existent One, existing in eternity.
According to the Scriptures, God had no beginning!
The "First cause" had no beginning... that is,
not a single thing caused it to exist because the
"First cause is eternal."
God is the uncaused "First Cause."
God has neither a beginning or end.
God is without beginning of days, or end of
life, or change of time. God is outside of time.
God is uncreated and is eternal in His being.
God always existed and always will exist.
God was never made because God
is infinite and eternal in His nature.
God is the One Who always is, always
has been, and will forever be.
God is our "Everlasting Father," our
eternal God, Whose existence has neither
a commencement or a period with time.
"All things were made through Him,
and without Him nothing was made
that has been made."
Time is actually a created entity.
The first verse of the Bible reads:
“In the beginning God created the heavens
and the earth”
“In the beginning . . .” is when time began!
There was no time before time was created!
for accommodating the workings of His purpose.
You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord,
“and My servant whom I have chosen,
so that You may know and believe Me
and understand that I am He. Before Me
no god was formed,nor will there be one
God will never cease to exist. God is always
existing in eternity past, present, and eternity
future. God was, is, and will always exist from
everlasting to everlasting.
Creation itself gives evidence that a Creator exists.
Creation also demands that its Creator has
The invisible, incomprehensible essence, and
unfathomable wisdom of God's existence is
conspicuous throughout the infinite complexity,
amazing diversity, and splendor of creation.
God's creation has left all sorts of visible evidence,
provided by the universe, that bears witness and
points right back to the reality of God.
When we ponder the evidence throughout this vast
universe... it establishes that divine energy... beyond
human comprehension produced it. Clearly, the
created order and the invisible qualities of the
universe could not have come into existence on its
own. The only reasonable explanation for such
magnitude, majesty, and precision is the divine
intelligence and power of God.
God is the uncaused... nothing caused God.
God, the Creator of everything, is
self-existent and eternal. God has always
existed. God is the cause of everything that
exists and all things necessary for the
continuance of our existence.
The very first verse of the Bible opens not
with a proof of God's existence, but with a
pronouncement of God's works.
"In the beginning, God created
the heavens and the earth."
The Scriptures also proclaims,
"All things came into being through God,
and apart from God not even one thing came
into being that has come into being."
Since the creation of the world, God's
invisible attributes, His handiwork, His eternal
power and divine nature have been clearly seen
through what God created. Creation bears the
stamp of God's Omnipotence and Divinity.
We learn right away that God created and
God is the "First cause" that
brought the universe into
God has no beginning,
but the universe does.
In the beginning, the earth was formless, void and
empty. There was a formless mass of darkness
upon the surface of the desolate deep waters. The
Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Then God said, "Let there be light,"
and there was light."
In his epistle to the Romans, the apostle Paul
insists that God’s “Eternal power and divine
nature” are clearly perceived from the created
According to the Scriptures:
God established light and darkness.
Only God can take light and darkness to its home.
Only God can command the morning to appear and
cause the dawn to rise in the east.
God made daylight spread to the ends of the earth
and robed it in brilliant colors. God set the shorelines
of the world by perpetual decrees, so that the oceans,
though they toss and roar, can never pass those bounds.
God created everything visible and invisible, and
nothing was created except through God.
The beautiful statement from, Psalm 19 considers the
glory of God in the many different aspects of creation.
It moves to reflect upon the beauty, splendor and majesty
of its Creator.
Considering the immensity, the incomprehensible
and endless creativity, the complexity and depths of
mystery, the magnificent intricacies, the intelligence,
the amazing diversity of life, the majesty and power
of God throughout creation... protecting, providing,
pervading and sustaining all of creation; to the
contrary, its humbling to know that our place in this
vast universe is important to God. There is nothing
about fragile human beings, so small compared to
the universe, that God does not know.
God's intelligent design, great power and mighty
strength, created this vast universe in all of its
magnitude and creative details. God is infinitely
exalted above all creation, but... be that as it may,
God loves us, is concerned and involved in the
minuscule details of our lives and makes it clear,
in the Scriptures, that human beings are very
important to Him.
As we reflect, in awe, on what we know about God
and Who God is... we cannot help but experience an
utterly humbling gratitude. We are forever grateful
for Who God is and What God is.
God is not just transcendent; God is also immanent.
God is naturally present in every aspect of the natural
order of things, in every manner, time and place...
still our place in the universe is very significant to
"God is not far from any one of us."
God’s presence is continuous throughout all of
creation. God is not limited to any time or space.
God is everywhere and in every now.
God created, sustains, and upholds everything
in existence. God created everything that is...
and will be. God was... what God is today.
“When I consider your heavens, the work of your
fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have
set in place, what is man that you are mindful of
him, the son of man that you care for him?"
Deuteronomy 32:4, shows us that:
“God's work is perfect.”
He is the Rock; His deeds are perfect.
Everything He does is just and fair. He is
a faithful God who does no wrong; how just
and upright He is!
In 1 Corinthians 14:33 Paul tells us that:
“God is not the author of confusion.”
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace,
as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.
In 1 John 1:5 John reveals that:
This is the message we heard from Jesus and
now declare to you:
“God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.”
God Himself declares that He is the eternal Creator.
This is reiterated by the Apostle John and
by Jesus of Nazareth, Son of God and the
brotherhood of man:
Perfection and a complete lack of confusion
and darkness define God and everything that
God directly creates.
The principles of the laws of nature,
the beginning of time, and the first existence
of this world all are the result of God, the
Creator who possesses never-ending
wisdom and power.
God and God alone brings out the starry host
one by one.
🤔 Think about it,
we inhabit a galaxy comprised of billions of stars,
and we can only see a fraction of them; yet,
according to Psalms 147:4; and Isaiah 40:26,
God has given each one a name.
The book of Genesis tells us, before time,
space and matter were brought into being,
before the universe came into existence…
there was only God.
God is and has always been and will be
forever and ever.
The Psalmist seeks to place this concept, in
Psalm 90:2, that is inconceivable to the mind
of man into perspective, with the words...
"from everlasting to everlasting You are God."
Before the mountains were born or You
brought forth the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting
You are God.
God possesses attributes that
we can know.
We are able to cite God's attributes as
God has revealed to us... as found in
When we talk about the attributes of God, we
are trying to answer questions like, Who is God,
What is God like, and What kind of God is He?
Attributes of God are truths about Him.
God makes Himself known in a variety
of ways, yet, it is impossible for us, as
limited beings, to fully comprehend Who
What God would have us to know about
Himself has been revealed in His Word and
in His creation.
God is the Creator and life Giver.
All of life comes from God.
God, in His loving-kindness, gives life to everything.
God is Supreme Perfection, Sustainer and Ruler
of the universe and all things in it. God is Father
of all mankind, the Intelligent Guide of all, divine
intelligence and power, the entirety of the universe.
God is Reality itself. God is beyond compare.
God is unsurpassed. God is Sovereign, all-powerful,
all-knowing, and without equal. God exists outside
the realm of time and space and is clearly independent
from His creation.
God does not suppress the truth about Himself.
God reveals more truth when we respond rightly,
in faith, to what He has already revealed.
The whole Bible is a record of God revealing
Himself to us. He gives us enough information
without forcing it upon us. God wants a willing
response of faith from us; He doesn’t manipulate
us into a relationship against our will.
God reveals truth to those who humbly seek truth.
God’s goal is not “to satisfy our curiosity, but to
change us according to His will. Thus, obedience
is the purpose of God’s revelation to us.
We see this principle in Jesus’ ministry. When
the Jewish leaders began actively rejecting and
resisting Jesus, He began preaching in parables
so that only those who were really seeking the
truth would find it in what Jesus was teaching.
As He would famously say,
“Whoever has ears,
let them hear.”
In other words, only those who were actively
listening for and seeking the truth would find it.
The tension we experience in the unknown leads
us to remain dependent upon God, as well as to
remain humble in our own finite knowledge.
Humility is at the heart of being like Christ...
which, by the way, is the main purpose God has
for our lives.
If we could understand everything there is to know
about God... then God would cease to be God to us.
If we had all the answers, we would have no need
to learn from others. The desire to learn more and
seek truth leads us to connect with other kindreds.
It prompts great discussions, and those conversations
become the environment in which something even
more important than knowledge can flourish.
It is "Love" that strengthens and edifies people.
1 Corinthians 8:1
When God does not reveal it, let us consider it not our
season to know it. God’s Word tells us that...
God's abounding love withholds no good thing
from those who walk uprightly.
God is completely self-sufficient,
having within Himself the sufficient
reason for His own existence.
God exists in and of Himself, from Himself.
God was created by no one and has always
existed. God contains within Himself the cause
God is the uncaused, uncreated Creator depending
on no other being for the source of His existence.
God never had a beginning and will never have
God and God alone is self-sufficient.
God is absolute independence and self-existence.
God is not served by human hands. God
is not subject to anything outside of Himself.
God exists independent of the world.
God is greater than any human we would
consider to be great. God created everything
and He does not need the created.
When we give something to God... we give God
only what He has first given us. God has no needs.
God has endless resources and unimaginable
“God Who made the world and everything in it,
being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live
in temples made by man, nor is He served by
human hands, as though He needed anything,
since He himself gives to all mankind life
and breath and everything.”
The longing for God resides within each of
our hearts. Within all of humanity exists a
strong desire to know their Creator, even if
they are not professed believers in God.
In light of God's unfathomable greatness...
those of us who seek to know God... should be
profoundly humbled and unafraid to explore and
In the process we will come to realize... the more
we learn about God... the more we have to learn...
and the more we desire to seek God.
God makes Himself known to the humble heart
that longs to know Him.
For ever since the creation of the world God's
invisible attributes, His eternal power and
divine nature, have been clearly seen, being
understood through His workmanship (all
His creation, the wonderful things that He
has made), so that they (who fail to believe
and trust in Him) are without excuse and
So, according to Romans 1:20,
God's invisible attributes, namely, His eternal
power and divine nature, have been clearly
perceived, ever since the creation of the world,
in the things that have been made.
God is not an old man in the sky.
God is not distant or hidden from us.
The power of God is ever-present and is
within the innermost heart of all.
The kingdom is within us.
God resides within us all.
The power of God is ever-present
and is within the innermost
heart of all.
God is both transcendent and immanent.
We are not alone.
God is near, and God can be known.
God is Infinite, Incomprehensible, knowable,
and Intimately aware of all of creation...
God is everywhere, is all-knowing, and is
all powerful. God is without any limits. God is
endless, vast, immeasurable, and universally
We are inseparable from God; God is
everywhere present... closer than
the air we breathe.
God is all-knowing, all-wise and all-powerful.
God is able to take those things that Satan tried
to use to destroy us and turns it so that it actually
works for our good, instead. Even in the midst
of any disturbance in the atmosphere, God is
perfectly able to bless us with His amazing
and timely gifts of grace.
Jesus teaches that God knows and cares
about our needs... and He will give us peace,
which surpasses all understanding.
God knows everything.
God has personal knowledge of each of us.
All of our thoughts, words, secrets, and deeds
are an open book before God. Nothing is
hidden from God. God knows our hearts.
Our hearts are laid bare before God.
We cannot flee from God's all seeing eye nor
experience anything that God is not aware of.
God knows all about our secret sins; yet, God
is forgiving and will forgive us from the moment
we begin a loving, intimate relationship with Him.
From eternity past to eternity future, everything
we think, do and say... God knows those things.
God has personal knowledge of each of us
and all things.
God knew us before the time of our
conception. Before we were formed in our
mother's womb, God knew us.
God knows each and every one of us intimately.
God is all knowing, all-powerful, all-loving. The
most minutest details about each of us are known
completely... and are on full display before God.
God's knowledge of us is so vast that there is
nothing we can do or imagine that God does
not already know about. God knows all and sees
all. God knows all our days... their beginning,
their number, and their end.
God has known every subtle intricacy of our
entire existence. God even knows the number of
hairs on our heads. God knows us better than we
know ourselves. There is nothing about us that
God does not know.
God is always near everything and everyone.
There is no language or speech where our
voices are not heard or understood by God.
We are never far from God's
There is no place where God is not.
God is Eternal Spirit,
God has no beginning and will have no end.
God has no limitations. God is above and
before all of the past, present, and future.
God is the Greatest Being conceivable and is
not dependent on human beings. Unlike humans,
who change from one day to the next, God is
immutable and unchanging in His love and
justice. This means, that even in the midst of
life's storms, God's nature is love, and God's
love is perfect, Holy, and unchanging.
God is majestic, perfectly good,
faithful, incomparably righteous,
just and upright.
God is the Highest Authority, and all things
are under God's control. God is sovereign
over all men.
God is our Supreme strength.
"God is our refuge and strength."
Almighty God is unconquerable. God is
incapable of being vanquished, subdued,
or defeated. God cannot be overcome.
God is trustworthy, dependable, and reliable.
God is always true to His word.
God is our Promise-Keeper.
God is absolutely reliable and
Every promise God makes to us can be fully
God is worthy of our trust.
God is Master of the wind
God is our Chain-breaker, Way-maker, and the
Source of all Goodness. God is King, Master,
Judge, Shepherd, Light, and Father.
God is the same, yesterday, today,
God is worthy to be praised!
God is exceedingly and abundantly
God is able to do far beyond all
that we ask or imagine.
The power of God is ever-present
and is within the innermost heart
God is God of all flesh, Father of mercies,
and God of all comfort. God is full of compassion.
It is part of God's nature, and one of His attributes
that makes Him Who He is.
God is unsurpassed... beyond compare. God is
subject to nothing and answers to no one. God
is Omniscient and all-wise.
God has complete and unlimited infinite
knowledge, awareness, and understanding.
God is all-knowing.
God always does what is right and fair, and
God does it consistently without partiality or
God is faithful to His promises.
God is allness. God is all-inclusive...
everywhere present throughout His universe.
God's allness leaves no space or location
where anything unlike God or opposite
to His presence can appear as fact or
God is King and Lord over all.
God is Pure Spirit. God is Indescribable. God is our
Shepherd. God is Forgiving. God is always Giving.
God is Worthy. God is Awesome. God is Mighty.
God is our Rock of Ages. God is our Strong Tower.
God is our Hiding place. God is our Refuge. God is our
Father and Creator. God is Peace. God is our Great
Physician and Healer. God is our Comforter. God is our
Master. God is our Teacher, God is Rich in Mercy. God is
our all Sufficiency. God is dwelling within us. God is our
sure Foundation. God is No Respecter of persons. God is
Almighty. God is infinitely exalted above and beyond all
creation. Our Sovereign God is All-knowing, All-wise,
and All-powerful. God is aware of the past, present, and
God's knowledge is total.
God is the one and only Ultimate
and necessary Being.
It is imperative to understand that mankind, on
our own, are incapable of truly knowing God because
of our sinfulness. We will perish and suffer spiritual death
eternally, without God.
Nothing is of greater importance than receiving
God into our lives, seeking to understand God's truths,
and embarking upon a special, deep, personal, and
eternal relationship with God.
We carry the responsibility to live out our faith in
God. Not only must we read and understand God’s
Word, we must apply it, and faithfully run with
patience the race that is set before us, looking to God,
the Author and Finisher of our faith.
Jesus Himself placed the greatest importance on...
Loving God with all our heart, with all our soul,
with all our mind and with all our strength.
God's pure and infinite love is
within each of us.
God gives pure love, life, breath, and spirit to
everyone. All of creation depends on God.
God pervades and sustains the universe; yet,
He has intimate knowledge of our soul,
emotions, and thoughts.
One of God's primary
attributes is love.
God's character is the very
personification of love.
God is love.
God's love is very different from the
natural man's love.
God's love permeates His essence
in all He is and all He does.
Everything God has ever done
has been out of love.
Love starts with God and ends with God because God is love.
God loved us enough to die for us.God’s love for us Is personal.
God is compassionate and loving.
God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son
into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him.
God’s love should not stop with Him loving us, it should overflow into
the lives of the people around us.
God’s love grows in us.God freely offers His love to us.
God's love is everything beautiful.
God loves us as we are, but He also loves us enough to not let us stay
how we are.
God wants to see us grow and change for the better.
God’s love helps us grow and improve.
God’s love is too great to fully understand.
God’s love surrounds ua and keeps us safe.
God will not let us down because His love cannot fail.
We do not deserve God’s love. No one does. But He loves us anyway.
God wants us to be filled with His love.
God loves us and disciplines us to help us learn. He wants to teach us
God cares about our sadness and hardships.
He is always there to comfort us with His unfailing love.God's faithful love never ends.
God's love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.
God is the only One Who can love us perfectly.
Nothing can separate us from God’s love.
God's love is Infinite and unfailing.
God loves us regardless of our station in life.
Each new day is another opportunity to receive God's grace, mercy and
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
1 Timothy 6:6-7
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.
“Love the Lord your God with all of your heart,
all your soul, all your strength, and all of your mind…”
Thinking rightly about God is of absolute importance
because a bogus idea about God is idolatry. The
idolatrous heart assumes and concludes that God is
other than Who He is.
To fall in love with God means,
replacing idols and misplaced
affections with God.
We are to love God above all else.
God's love is better than the
best this life can ever be.
We know that God will never
leave us, fail or abandon us.
Even at our weakest, darkest and worst...
we can find God.
God will not abandon His people.
Our Father is the only true God of Scripture,
and God has no equals. God has no contenders.
God is matchless. There is no one like God. No
one can compare to God...God never changes.
God knows no limitations. God is not limited to the
dimensional restrictions of created things. God
is absolutely unrestricted to time and place.
In Genesis, God reveals Himself as our great
Creator. He unveils His perfect judgment and
mighty works. His unlimited power and eternal
knowledge are shown as God leads and blesses.
Psalm 90:2 says, “From forever in the past
to forever in the future, You are God.”
Great is the Lord, and highly to be
praised, And His greatness is unsearchable.
There is none like You, O Lord; You are
great, and great is Your Name in might.
The Scriptures are overflowing with
God alone is the Most High over all the earth.
There is no one higher than God.
God is the All-Powerful Creator of the universe.
The almighty and ever-present power of God created,
sustains, and governs all of creation. God is our only
Source of comfort, truth, power and the fulfillment
of the longings of the heart.
God is God... the King of all ages, the only God, and
there is none greater.
The greatness of God and the mind of God
is beyond our capacity to understand or
God's majesty, supreme perfection, and splendor
far exceeds anything we can comprehend. The
power, magnificence, and invisible essence of
God is Infinitely above anything and everything
we can attempt to discern or express.
God possesses unknowable attributes beyond
human understanding. God's invisible attributes,
His eternal power and divine nature is beyond
human logic, reason, imagination and
The essence of God is Supernatural,
and incomprehensible to the human
mind, for the finite understanding cannot
be applied to God's infinite mystery.
God encompasses all:
God cannot be encompassed.
Yes, we are limited in our understanding of God.
God is the One and only; the Eternal and Absolute.
All that God is and all that God does is
beyond our finite knowledge. The finite reach
of our human mind will never comprehend the
infinite nature of God. God's greatness is beyond
anything our limited faculties are qualified of
defining or fathoming.
We can never fully comprehend God's whole
being because God is, by nature, Holy,
God has many characteristics and attributes
which distinguishes Himself from His creation.
greatness is in a different category from all of
Unlike God's creation God is not bound by
the laws of time, space, or matter. Instead
God is actually the Creator of time, space
and matter. This, in and of itself puts God
in a category of His own.
Genesis 1:1 says:
In the beginning, God created the heavens
and the earth. The earth was without form
and void, and darkness was over the face
of the deep. And the Spirit of God was
hovering over the face of the waters.
And God said,
“Let there be light,” and there was light.
We read in Genesis, the first book of the
Bible, that God created everything... light,
earth, water, air, plants, animals, and humans.
God created the entire world out of nothing
and everything that God created, God called
On the last day of creation; God created man
and woman. In the beginning, everyone and
everything was created good. All of it was
created to reflect the glory of God. This has
not changed. All of creation is still meant to
reflect God’s glory.
There are some important facts we can learn
from Genesis 1:1-3 which are the following:
This passage reveals that God existed before
anything was ever created.
The Scriptures also reveals that time, space
and matter began with God. In this passage,
time is represented by the words
“In the beginning”, then space is
“The heavens” and matter is “The earth”.
Who else, but God would have the ability to
operate and create outside the boundaries or
parameters of time, space and matter?
God already existed prior to creation of time,
space and matter. Genesis 1:4-31, also reveals
that God is the Source of all things as He spoke
everything into existence. So everything we
observe in life and the universe has a beginning
because everything began with God.
reality itself. Everything in creation is subject
to natural or physical laws of which God is
the Source of those laws.
God, the Creator of everything that exists, is both
gloriously incomprehensible and Knowable.
The nature of God is so vast and complex
that no human being can fully know everything
there is to know about God. But life is about
continually seeking God, learning more about
God, and enjoying His fellowship.
You will seek Me and find Me when you
seek Me with all your heart.
What is more, I consider everything a loss
because of the surpassing worth of knowing
Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have
lost all things. I consider them garbage, that
I may gain Christ.
“Let not the wise boast in their wisdom
or the strong boast in their strength or the rich
boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts
boast about this: that they have the understanding
to know Me, that I am God, Who exercises
kindness, justice, and righteousness on earth.
For in these things I delight."
Simply knowing and having an intellectual
understanding about God is theoretical
knowledge of a theological sort or speculative
thought concerning God. This is not adequate
for life with God. Human beliefs often limit
and misinterpret God's character.
Intellect is an amazing gift from God, but it can
become damaged by sinfulness. One can quickly
become puffed up and have an exalted feeling
because they have an intellectual understanding
of the gospel, yet, in spiritual things, they are
unaware of their shallowness of Who God is
and knowing God, personally. Many are
relationally distant from God. They have not
gotten to the place where God wants them to
be. There is no spiritual oneness.
We cheat ourselves if we communicate with
God only on a surface level.The real blessing
is growing to know God intimately, more
deeply. We awaken from a state of Spiritual
death. We come alive to God by willingly
surrendering ourselves to God, in grateful
love. We decrease so that God may increase.
This opens the floodgates so that we may
enjoy the blessings of God's faithful love,
justice, and righteousness.
To come alive to God means... Being
interested in God, to know Who God is,
to believe in God, to be close and have
experiential knowledge of God.
To be intimately aware of God is a blessing.
We can be vulnerable with God. We become
empowered by listening to God, truthfully
talking to God, intentionally and willingly
spending quality time uniting in close
communion with God, getting to know what
God desires of us, obeying, praying, serving,
praising and witnessing. This means prioritizing
our relationship with God... as the most important
factor in our life.
Experiencing Almighty God, personally,
enriches our lives greatly. Our understanding
can be purified, transformed, and humbled.
Ultimately, it is to our benefit, when we can have
a new perspective on ourselves and God's
To know God is to be troubled by sin. To know
God is to have God's provision, protection,
comfort, faithful guidance, and Power of His
Holy Spirit in our daily lives.
The most fundamental thing to a believer
is a living and vital relationship with God.
When we know God personally... we
automatically seek Him, and we know that
intimacy with God has no contenders.
We truly desire fellowship with God. Some
things with God are so personal, they can
only be felt with the heart. No one else
would ever understand.
A personal relationship with God is the
most loving, faithfully honest, righteous,
caring relationship we could ever hope for.
God is our daily Bread.
God is a perfect Friend.
When we encounter God,
we encounter grace and mercy.
When one only has intellectual understanding
of facts about God, Jesus, and the Bible without
realizing their need for God.. knowing God
could seem like an obscure pursuit. This leaves
the intellectual unfulfilled... realizing emptiness
and inescapable voids.
To know God is more than knowing about
Him, committing Bible verses to memory and
attending church. To know God is to allow
our facts about God to become our personal
reality. One can hold knowledge in their heads,
but God's truth needs to penetrate the heart.
To know God is to enter into a relationship. It's
hard to love someone you don't know.
Our society believes the most important
question to answer is:
Who are we?
The question is not: Who am I?
The question is:
Who is God?
Knowing Who God is can change our perspective.
Once we find out who God is, then we can
understand who we are.
Who is God?
This is a question many have asked throughout
history and across cultures.
It is paramount to understand
who and Whose we are.
In these uncertain times, there is no better time
to examine why God is worthy of our praise.
God is unlike anything or anyone we could ever
know or imagine. God is one of a kind, unique and
Even describing God with mere words truly falls
short of capturing Who God is. Our words simply
cannot do justice to describe our holy God.
God desires that we come to know Him intimately...
surrendering ourselves, obeying what God has
commanded, fellowshipping with God, and
communicating with God in total love, gratefulness,
In keeping with Scripture, God is interested in
humanity and has a purpose that applies to all
We believe it is impossible for the finite to
adequately and completely define God... because
Almighty God is Infinite Spirit... not restricted by
time or space.
The treasury of Scripture teaches that we can
have an honest and personal knowledge of God,
but this does not mean we will ever completely
figure God out.
Our human knowledge of God cannot encompass
the infinite dimensions of His greatness.
In order to understand God's love, power,
knowledge, and other attributes, we are
constrained to use the same words we use
with regard to human beings.
While we can comprehend some attributes
of God, God's nature is incomprehensible to
our limited minds. We are incapable of grasping
God transcends the bounds of time and space.
God can never be fully known.
God's greatness is unsearchable.
It has been said,
"In our limitedness, grasping
the nature of our limit-less God
is like holding onto water as it
rages down a river."
God will remain God always to our human
understanding, but He reveals Himself in so many
ways to those who believe in Him that no matter
how limited we are in our knowledge... we can
still have an understanding about Him.
No human mind can fully understand God, but to
those who are open to enter into His mystery
He will reveal Himself enough to give us the
certitude conviction that He is real.
to our finite and limited understanding.
The Scriptures are clear and certain that
God is the only Supreme, Infinite, eternally
self-aware Being, and God is ultimately...
incomprehensible to us.
God can never be fully explained,
but we can certainly
The Word of God Is Living and Active.
The Word is a mysterious and powerful force.
It refers to the will of God (Galatians 1:4),
the truth of God (John 17:17)
The Word is eternal.
Prayer is also an important part of knowing
God better. As we pray, we praise God for
His character and for what He has done.
We spend time with God, relying on His
power and allowing the Spirit to intercede
for us through groanings that cannot be
expressed in words.
Also consider that one can get to know God
better by fellowshipping with other believers
who are walking with God.
Those who are diligently seeking, in faith, to
learn more about God will find Him.
Joy is found in giving God the keys to our heart.
Sitting in God's presence revives our soul, gives
light to our understanding, and overflows our
hearts with joy, unspeakable.
It's been said that if we read the Word of God
with faith, then it begins to read us. Nothing
is hidden from God.
God has provided us with a fuller understanding
of His character through His God-breathed
revelation to us... His Word.
God has a way of revealing Himself also
through nature. Nature has a way of telling us
how great our God is.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies
proclaim the work of His hands."
What we do know about God, we primarily know
through the Bible. God identifies Himself as the
God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Old
Testament (Exodus 3:15; Acts 7:32). He also
describes himself as,
The whole Bible "is the story of God's involvement
with His creation", but highlights verses such as
For in Him we live and move and have our being.
’ As some poets have said, ‘We are God's offspring.’
The Bible is God's communication to us. It was
inspired by God Himself. It speaks of God Who has
been changing and guiding people's lives for thousands
of years. Scripture speaks of things beyond our seeing.
God shows His nature and character, His love, His
justice, forgiveness, truth and faithfulness to us as
He walks with us through His Word.
God's Word is God's revelation
God's Word helps us to know God more deeply
and intimately. Within the covers of God's Word
we can discover instructions, guidance,
solutions and answers to the most profound
questions and perplexing problems we could
The Scriptures help us to know God, spend
time with God, hear from God, pursue God's
work and God's ways.
To know God is to know Light, Life, and
Love in all its fullness and glory.
Among the first in those revelations describes
Who God is.
God is spirit.
First, Jesus says,
“God is spirit, and those who worship Him
must worship in Spirit and Truth.”
Holy reflects God's eternal nature.
We must have Spiritual eyes to "See"
God, yet we as human beings have difficulty
attempting to fit an infinite concept into our
In accordance with Scripture, God does not
seek to be worshipped in a physical temple or
through rituals and rules, but in Spirit.
The things of God are spiritually discerned,
i.e., spoken by God Who is Spirit to the spirit
That is what the Scriptures mean when
prepared for those who love Him.”
The Spirit searches all things, even the
deep things of God. For who knows a
person’s thoughts except their own spirit
within them? In the same way no one
knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit
What we have received is not the spirit of the
world, but the Spirit who is from God, so
that we may understand what God has freely
given us. This is what we speak, not in words
taught us by human wisdom but in words taught
by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with
The person without the Spirit does not accept
the things that come from the Spirit of God but
considers them foolishness, and cannot understand
them because they are discerned only through the
The person with the Spirit makes judgments
about all things, but such a person is not
subject to merely human judgments.
More of God's attributes
All Mighty, Supreme and Infinite in power,
Absolute, unlimited, present everywhere at the
same time, and the Most High.
God is the Ultimate Authority over man and
all creation. God alone is worthy of our worship.
God is the entirety of the universe.
universe and all things in it.
By God all things were created, in heaven
and on earth, visible and invisible.
Holy reflects God's eternal nature.
Holy and Divine reflects Who God is.
The Bible contains around 170 instances where
God is referred to as the Father. Fathers are
traditionally the protectors of the family, and
historically the bread-winners. God is
proclaiming Himself as our Protector and
It is clear in the Bible that God chose
masculine pronouns and responsibilities to
reveal Himself to us. By using the male titles,
God made it easier for us to understand Him.
According to our research, the term "Man"
is used to refer to the whole of humankind...
both men and women. Men and women are
only patterned after the image of God-not
identical replicas. This fact does not require
God to have a body like a man or a woman.
Being made in the image of God has
nothing to do with physical characteristics.
God is never described with sexual
characteristics in the Scriptures, but He does
consistently describe Himself in the masculine
gender. This is in no way meant to minimize
While God contains all the qualities of both
male and female genders, He has chosen to
present Himself with an emphasis on masculine
qualities of fatherhood, protection, direction,
strength, etc. Metaphors used to describe Him
in the Bible include: King, Father, Judge,
Husband, Master, and the God and Father
of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
C. S. Lewis, has suggested that gender is far
deeper than our human distinctions reveal.
He suggests that God is so masculine that
we all are feminine in relation to Him.
Even though the term "Him" is frequently
used when speaking about or referring to God...
God is Spirit. God is also a living, personal being
Whom we can know personally and walk in
personal fellowship with.
God chose us to be sons and daughters before
the foundation of the world. God's extreme pleasure
and supreme delight is for us to experience, as a
reality in our lives, His Fatherhood.
The love of God, the Father, is not only to be felt,
but heard as well. God speaks. God spoke the world
into existence. God’s voice formed and shaped
creation. That same voice can form and shape
As we spend time alone in God's presence, let us
worship God with open and sincere hearts...
allowing the peace of God to rule in our minds and
hearts. May we submit all we are to God, and may
God's stillness refresh our souls.
The Bible says that God is the uncontained One.
God cannot be contained within the universe.
1 Kings 8:27
God is limitless in power and ability and is not
confined, defined or limited to the parameters of
God is beyond limitations. God is limitless
in every quality He possesses. We cannot
confine God or put God in a box. God is
The fact that no one place can be said to contain
God should help us to better understand that
there is no one special place that gives people
special access to God.
God cannot be contained.
Nothing can contain or restrain God. God is so
unlimited in power that time and space cannot
bind Him or define Him.
God is endless, boundless, immeasurable,
universally vast, immense, forever, and
In God's infinite wisdom, He has chosen to
be God of compassion, mercy and love. God
has willed Himself not to do things that are not
in accordance with His nature or contrary to
It is because God either has not, cannot, will not
do these things, that we can do all things
So, for our own edification let us examine
a few of the many restrictions God has
imposed upon Himself.
We would do well to observe and
God cannot cease to exist.
God always was, always is, and
always will be.
God cannot be second.“Thou shalt have no other gods before
Me.” Exodus 20:3
“No one is holy like the Lord, For there is none other than You,
nor is there any rock like our God.” 1 Samuel 2:2
God cannot be contained. The heavens and earth cannot contain
God. Some may try to explain God with plausible reasons. They are
limiting the magnificence and greatness of God to their limited
understanding. Job 11:7-9 reminds us "God is beyond our understanding!
The number of His years is past finding out."God is Infinite, God is
immeasurably great, limitless, exceedingly awesome! God has no
boundaries in time or space. "Bless the Lord your God from everlasting
to everlasting." Nehemiah 9:5
God cannot go unnoticed. “The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmaments hows His handy-work.” Psalm 19:1
God cannot become a false god - God does not need to become
like anyone. False gods might try to imitate God; however, God is God.
God says “I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none
like Me. A false god is worthless, a work of delusion. Jeremiah 10:14-15
God cannot be mocked. God cannot be ridiculed. He cannot feel
mocked because God is all knowing and all sufficient and He lacks
nothing. There is nothing that anyone can say about God that will make
God feel mocked or inadequate. "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked;
for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." Galatians 6-7
God’s intent and power cannot be stopped. - God will
accomplish His purpose’ God is absolutely committed and resolute
about His plan for man.
God cannot sin. It is not in God’s nature to sin, lie or perform any
kind of wickedness. God is holy, pure and sinless. God is not corrupt
nor can He be tempted to become corrupt or to sin. His thoughts, His
motives, His actions are always good and righteous and just. God is
righteous... sinless in all His ways, including in His nature.
God cannot increase or diminish in knowledge -
God is Omniscient (all knowing). God fully knows Himself and all things
actual and possible. “God is fully aware of everything.” “He knows
all things at once.”
God’s Word cannot be broken. God's Word is pure and sure...
forever. John 10:35 “… the Scriptures cannot be broken.”
God cannot be silenced. “Heaven and earth shall pass away,
but My words shall not pass away.” Matthew 24:35
“For I am the Lord, I do not change." Malachi 3:6
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Hebrews 13:8
God cannot be pleased without faith. “But without faith it is
impossible to please God; for he that comes to God must believe that He is,
and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” Hebrews 11:6
God cannot leave work unfinished.- God will complete the
good work He began, and He will be faithful to complete it. “Being
confident of this very thing, that He which begun a good work in you
will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” – Philippians 1:6
"God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, "
1Corinthians 14:33 God is not confused nor can anybody confuse God.
God’s word, the Bible does not contradict itself nor can
God behave in any way that is contradictory to His nature.
God does not have favorites. He loves us the same. Then Peter
opened his mouth and said: ”In truth I perceive that God shows no
partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness
is accepted by Him." Acts 10:34-35
God does not judge anybody unjustly or unfairly. God is
not unjust. - Hebrews 6:10
God cannot break a promise. I will not break my covenant; I will
not take back a single word I said. I will not violate my covenant or alter
the word that went forth from my lips. Psalm 89:34. God keeps His
promises. He will not break His covenant with us. Leviticus 26:44,
God will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding
no one can fathom. Isaiah 40:28
God cannot get tired. “The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator
of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary…” – Isaiah 40:28
“He neither slumber nor sleep.” - Psalm 121:4
God cannot be divided.“I and My Father are One.” John 10:30
God cannot be destroyed. - God cannot be thwarted, deceived,
or overthrown.“Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy
dominion endureth throughout all generations.” Psalm 145:13
God cannot be tempted with evil, and He Himself tempts
no one. James 1:13
God does not cause people to commit sinful acts.
God is not the author of wickedness nor does He make
people commit wicked acts. Numbers 23:19.
"God is not a man, that He should lie." God’s truthfulness
is shown and repeated throughout all of Scripture. If he could lie, then
He would cease to be a good God, since lying is not worthy of approval.
When it seems that God isn’t trustworthy or truthful, it’s not God who
lies, but those of us who misunderstand.
God cannot deny Himself. If we are faithless, God remains
faithful. 2 Timothy 2:13
God cannot be imperfect.“Be ye therefore perfect, even as
your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:48
God cannot be defeated. God has never lost a battle. No one
can match God’s power and might. There is nobody like God, and
therefore He has no equal. God is triumphant, and it is not in His
nature to lose. "Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His
understanding is infinite." Psalm 147:5
God cannot contradict Himself. God cannot change His
mind when it comes to issues that are consistent with His very nature
and His word.
God cannot change. " I am the Lord. I do not change." - “For I
am the Lord, I change not Malachi 3:6
God cannot be selfish. “He that spareth not His own Son, but
delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give
us all things?” Romans 8:32
Cannot leave nor forsake. “I will never leave you, nor forsake
you." Hebrews 13:5
God cannot forget us. “Can a woman forget her suckling child,
that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea,
they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.” Isaiah 49:15 Knowing
the nature of God is very important. God will not ignore us if we call
to Him, and if we have a genuine desire to know Him and have a
relationship with Him.
2 Timothy 1:7 - "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but
of power and of love and of a sound mind."
God cannot make losers.“Now thanks be unto God, which
always causes us to triumph in Christ.- 2 Corinthians 2:14
God cannot despise a broken and contrite heart. "A
broken and contrite heart, O God thou wilt not despise.” Psalm 51:17
No matter what we have done, we can return to God through repentance
and His saving grace.
God cannot hate us. God cannot hate His creation. When He
made all that He created in Genesis, God saw that what He had made
was good. God loves us even when we are at our very worst. This is
why He sent His begotten Son Jesus to die for us. Romans 5:8
eminds us,"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that
while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
"God is Love." 1 John 4:7
God’s church cannot be destroyed. “And I say also unto
thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this Rock I will build My church; and
the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” Matthew 16:18
Because God is all powerful (omnipotent) and
all knowing (omniscient), He is also able to be
present at all places at all times (omnipresent).
God is Complete, Divine, Mighty, Faultless,
Majestic, Holy, Glorious in His perfections, in
control, Awesome in glory, Sovereign, and rich
in mercy. God is Faithful, Infinite, Self-existent,
Supreme, Righteous, Compassionate, Just,
Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient,
Transcendent, and Immanent.
God is exceedingly and abundantly awe-inspiring.
God is beyond compare. God is Supreme
perfection, Sustainer and Ruler of the universe
and all things in it.
God is perfect in all His ways in
eternity past, present, and future.
God is completely good and completely sovereign.
God is Supreme in power and authority. There is
absolutely nothing that happens in the universe
that is outside of God's influence, authority,
God's power over creation
God controls matter, energy, space, and time at
will. God is all powerful and all knowing. God
has knowledge of all things that are possible to
be known and able to accomplish any possible
task He wills to do.
According to Scripture, God has no beginning, nor
will God cease to exist. God's greatness, power, grace,
holiness, thoughts, ways, justice, wisdom, and God's past,
present, and future judgments are perfect and beyond our
God has no beginning and no end. God is the
Originator of time, something else that has no
beginning and no end.
Psalm 90:2 says, “From forever in the past to
forever in the future, You are God.”
The eternity of God concerns His existence
Drawing on verses such as Psalm 90:2,
"God has no beginning, end, or succession of
moments in His own being, and He sees all time
equally distinctly, yet God sees events in time and
acts in time."
God is the Ultimate Authority over
man and all creation, and God alone
is worthy of our worship.
May we keep our minds attention
and our hearts affection
God and God alone.
Many passages of Scripture affirm God as Eternal. For
example, Psalm 90:2 notes, "Before the mountains were
born or You brought forth the whole world, from
everlasting to everlasting You are God."
Deuteronomy 33:27 refers to -
the Lord as the "Eternal God."
Romans 1:20 speaks of God's -
"Eternal power and Divine nature."
Ephesians 3:11 speaks of God's -
1Timothy 6:16 notes God's -
"Eternal dominion" or rule.
"God alone is immortal and lives in unapproachable
light, Whom no one has seen or can see."
Isaiah 9:6 refers to God as an "Everlasting Father."
Isaiah 26:4 calls Him an "Everlasting Rock."
The Lord Himself is
the Rock eternal.
The fear of God is an awe and
reverence of God. It is joined
with love, trust, a desire to
serve and worship God, Who
is holy, just and almighty.
A Reverent Fear of God, is
the foundation of wisdom.
It is the wisdom that
abandons and flees from
evil. Wisdom avoids evil or
anything that lures us to do
evil or wickedness.
A "reverential fear" of God brings us to
intimate acquaintance with God. It is a
response to God's greatness, God's power,
God's holiness and God's mercy. We desire
to live in harmony with God and honor
God in all that we do.
A reverential fear of God is foundational to a
life lived in the absoluteness of God's blessings.
It is a life that brings our hearts deep fulfillment.
It teaches us how to communicate with God
rightly... by true worship and submissiveness,
and how to come to live with God for ever.
Reverential fear” of God, is not a mere‘fear’
of God's power, righteous justice and
judgement, but a wholesome care and
concern of not offending or displeasing God.
A "reverential fear"
does not spring from being frightful or
paralyzed into inaction. Holy fear
motivates us to act correctly and live in
a righteous manner... knowing that God
holds us accountable for our motives,
thoughts, words and actions.
A reverential fear of God is a
deep, abiding holy fear. It is a
state of the mind and heart that
results in a respectful reverential
fear and awe of God.
A reverential fear of God is a
breathless adoration, and a
genuine wonder for the majesty
and holiness of God.
God is perfect in power, love,
To glorify God means to give God the
dignity, honor, respect, praise, and worship
due Him as the gracious gift He is to us.
Our response to God's greatness