Tuesday, August 6, 2013

God IS, and That is Enough

Do we know Who God is? Do we know where we can find Him, and what His presence and our existence have to do with one another?

How do we approach God? as an idea, as a feeling, or as a real Being? We should not approach God the Father as a man, for He is immeasurably greater than a human. He is God. We should approach for Who He is with the deepest respect, humility, gratefulness –and expectation.

1.Who God is in relation to mankind:
God is not a man. Numbers 23:19
God is greater than man. Job 33:12
God is wiser than men. 1Corinthians 1:25
God is stronger than men. 1 Cor. 1:25
God is preached, and every man presseth into it. Luke 16:16
God is come to prove you. Exodus 20:20
God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. Deut. 4:24; Hebrews 12:29
God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth. Nahum 1:2
God is a jealous God among you. Deuteronomy 6:15
God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward. Deut. 10:17
God is no respecter of persons Acts 10:34
God is judge Himself. Psalm 50:6
God is the judge: He putteth down one, and setteth up another. Psalm 75:7
God is the God of salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death. Psalm 68:20
God is the King of all the earth. Psalm 47:7
God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets. Dan 2:47
God is not mocked. Galatians 6:7
God is mighty, and despiseth not any: He is mighty in strength and wisdom. Job 36:5
God is great, and we know Him not, neither can the number of His years be searched out. Job 36:26
God is terrible majesty. Job 37:22
God is holy. Psalm 99:9
God is true. John 3:33;2 Cor. 1:18
God is love. 1 John 4:8
God is able to graft them in again. Romans 11:23
God is able to make him stand. Romans 14:4
God is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. John 6:33

Those who do not trust in God make a sad progression away from His goodness. They do not think highly of Him, then they do not talk highly of Him, and finally, once in the grave, they do not spend eternity with Him either. Trusting God is a decision we can make only when living on earth. God is just in letting unbelievers face the judgment that we all deserve.

2.Who God is in relation to unbelievers:
God is not in all his thoughts. Psalm 10:4
God is righteous in all His works which He doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.  Daniel 9:14
God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you. Romans 2:24
God is according to truth against them which commit such things. Romans 2:2
God is angry with the wicked every day. Psalm 7:11
God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Matthew 22:32

Where can we find God? We can see His fingerprints in the design of creation. He enables the breath we take in at this moment. But for a closer look, we can see His likeness and His presence in the lives of His children.

3.Where God is:
God is in my nostrils. Job 27:3
God is in the generation of the righteous. Psalm 14:5
God is in his heart. Psalm 37:31
God is manifest in them [the just who live by faith]. Romans 19:11
God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:5
God is upon all them for good that seek Him. Ezra 8:22
God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me. Isaiah 61:1
God is come nigh unto you. Luke 10:9;11;11:20
God is within you. Luke 17:21
God is nigh at hand. Luke 21:31
God is with thee in all that thou doest. Genesis 21:22
God is with thee. Deuteronomy 20:1;1 Samuel 10:1;1 Chronicles 17:2
God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9
God is with us. Isaiah 8:10
God is with you. Zechariah 8:23
God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it. Acts 28:28
God is come into the camp. 1 Samuel 4:7
God is among you, and that He will without fail drive out from before you the [enemies]. Joshua 3:10
God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of [enemies]. 1 Chronicles 14:15
God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased. Psalm 115:3
God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2
God is not bound. 2 Timothy 2:9
God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Psalm 47:5
God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 1 John 5:20
God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. Revelation 21:3

To the trusting heart, God is a new beginning. He is our constant Enabler, and we can cultivate integrity in our lives for His Name's sake. He is the fullness of mankind. God is without fail. He fights for us, makes our way perfect, loves us unconditionally, and is pleased with our sincere sacrifices of love to Him. Before God sent the Holy Spirit to indwell believers (after Christ's Ascension), His spirit did not always stay with people. If they forsook Him to a certain point, His spirit left them. Such was the case for the Old Testament King Saul, “God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, (1 Samuel 28:15). But now His Spirit unmovable from the hearts of those truly saved. 

4.Who God is in relation to His Children:
God is in you of a truth. 1 Corinthians 14:25
God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light. Psalm 118:27
God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
God is upon him: I am the Lord.  Leviticus 21:12
God is one Lord. Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29
God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2
God is the salvation of Israel. Jeremiah 2:23
God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places. Hab. 3:19
God is merciful. Psalm 116:5
God is a merciful God; He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget. Deuteronomy 4:31
God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away His face from you, if ye return unto Him. 2 Chro. 30:9
God is my defence. Psalm 59:9
God is my defence, and the God of my mercy. Psalm 59:17
God is He that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.  Deuteronomy 20:4
God is He that hath fought for you. Joshua 23:3
God is my strength and power: and He maketh my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33
God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and He shall thrust out the enemy from before thee. Deut. 33:27
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 36:1
God is known in her palaces for a refuge. Psalm 48:3
God is the rock of my refuge. Psalm 94:12
God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Psalm 62:7
God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:7
God is mine helper. Psalm 54:4
God is for me. Psalm 56:9
God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. Psalm 73:1
God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Psalm 73:26
God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. Psalm 74:12
God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about Him. Ps. 89:7
God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. Proverbs 30:5
God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. Matthew 3:9; Luke 3:8
God is greater than he [John the Baptist, a respected proclaimer]. Luke 7:28
God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24
God is glorified in Him [Jesus Christ]. John 13:31
God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Romans 14:17
God is faithful, by whom ye were called. 1 Corinthians 1:9
God is holy, which temple ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:17
God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33
God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
God is one. Galatians 3:20
God is witness betwixt me and thee. Genesis 31:50
God is my record. Philippians 1:8
God is witness. 1 Thessalonians 2:5
God is my witness. Romans 1:9
God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love. Hebrews 6:10
God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. Hebrews 11:16
God is well pleased {with sacrifices of sincerity]. Hebrews 13:16 
God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 1 John 3:20
God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of his Son. 1 John 5:9
God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.  1 John 4:16
God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death. Psalm 48:14

Who is God to us? Simply our Creator? The Savior of our past youths? Or is He our daily Counselor and Redeemer, the One who feels each heartbeat, hears each prayer, sees each tear, and enables each victory? Is He our closest Friend, Who we take time to tell every thing? Do others see that He is indeed a part of our lives, or that He is the very center of our hearts and its choices? God is, and that is enough.

...the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power,” (1 Corinthians 4:20).