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God’s Essence Introduction God has chosen to reveal Himself through General & Special Revelation -General Revelation Romans 1:20 20 Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead (Theologians call this General Revelation)
God’s Essence Introduction God has chosen to reveal Himself through: -Special Revelation Graciously, the God of the Bible has chosen to disclose His characteristics more fully through special revelation. God progressively discloses Himself as Creator, God of covenant, Dispenser of loving-kindness, justice, Redeemer, and Restorer of what man forfeited.
God’s Essence God Is Spirit- “God Speaks Unseen” Deuteronomy 4:12 12 And the Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice
God’s Essence God Is Spirit- “God Speaks Unseen” Deuteronomy 4:15-16 15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the Lord spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
God’s Essence God Is Spirit- “God Speaks Unseen” John 1:18 New King James Version (NKJV) 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son,[a] who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.a
God’s Essence God Is Spirit- “Worship God As Spirit” John 4:24 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. God was emphasizing that God is not one among many spirits, but the one God whose substance is spirit. We are tripartite- body, soul and spirit.
God’s Essence God Is Spirit- “Worship God As Spirit” 2 Corinthians 3:17 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. This is not a license to misbehave of ignore biblical mandates, but freedom to begin to realize God’s original intention for humankind –to authentically worship him by living daily in harmony with Him gradually growing toward the likeness of Christ.
God’s Essence God Is Spirit- “The Invisible God” Colossians 1:12-15 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
God’s Essence God Is Spirit- “The Invisible God” Colossians 1:12-15 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: The pre-incarnate Son of God was pure Spirit, like the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus was fully human and fully divine. One person with 2 natures. “He who has seen me has seen the Father.” John 14:9
God’s Essence God Is Spirit- “The Invisible God” 1 Timothy 6:16 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
God’s Essence God Is A Person- “God is Personal” Exodus 2:23-25 23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
God’s Essence God Is A Person- “God is Personal” Exodus 3:13-15 13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
God’s Essence God Is A Person- “God is Personal” Exodus 3:13-15 14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you. The Eternally Existing One
God’s Essence God Is A Person- “God is Personal” Exodus 3:13-15 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. When you know someone you call them by name!
God’s Essence God Is A Person- “God is The Ultimate Person” Isaiah 45:5-12 5 I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: 6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.
God’s Essence God Is A Person- “God is The Ultimate Person” Isaiah 45:5-12 7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things. 8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it.
God’s Essence God Is A Person- “God is The Ultimate Person” Isaiah 45:5-12 9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? 10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
God’s Essence God Is A Person- “God is The Ultimate Person” Isaiah 45:5-12 11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. 12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
God’s Essence God Is A Person- “God Personal Care For Us” Matthew 6:30-32 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
God’s Essence God Is A Person- “God Personal Care For Us” Matthew 6:30-32 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
God’s Essence God Is Eternal and Unchanging “From Everlasting to Everlasting” Psalm 90:1-2 1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
God’s Essence God Is Eternal and Unchanging “Unchanging” Malachi 3:5-6 5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts. 6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
God’s Essence God Is Eternal and Unchanging “Unchanging” Hebrews 13:8 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. There is no expiration date on the benefits they received from Jesus- forgiveness of sins, daily spiritual victory, eternal life etc.
God’s Essence God Is Eternal and Unchanging “Beginning and Ending” Revelation 1:8 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.