Monday, September 30, 2013

The “Omni–ness” of God

“Remember this, fix it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels. Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.…What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do” (Isaiah 46:8–11)

Is your god big enough for today’s needs, world events and scientific discoveries?  Is your god big enough to command your loyalty and cooperation?  To believe in your god do you have to suspend your adult thinking for fear of weakening your faith?  Maybe it is not your God who is too small but your knowledge of Him.  Maybe you need to meet the Omni-God.

Remember…Your strength is in direct proportion to your faith
and your faith is in direct proportion to your knowledge of God.

Children sometimes ask, "Who made God?" The clearest answer is that God never needed to be made, because he was always there.  He exists in a different way from us.  We necessarily age and die because it is our present nature to do that; God necessarily continues forever unchanged because it is his eternal nature to do that. This is one of many contrasts between creature and Creator.

God's self-existence is a basic truth.
The Apostle Paul explained at the outset of his presentation of the unknown God to the Athenian idolaters in Acts 17:23-25, that this God, the world's Creator, "is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else."  Sacrifices offered to idols, in today's tribal religions as in ancient Athens, are thought of as somehow keeping the god going, but the Creator needs no such support system.

God has life in himself and draws his unending energy from himself. The Bible makes this clear.  Meditate on these verses proclaiming  

(Psalms 90:1-4) Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were born or You gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. You turn man back into dust and say, "Return, O children of men." For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it passes by, or as a watch in the night.

(Psalms 102:25-27) "Of old You founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. "Even they will perish, but You endure; and all of them will wear out like a garment; like clothing You will change them and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will not come to an end.

When we sing “How Great is Our God!” may these scriptures be etched on our hearts to come forth in praise to the true and living God.  It is vital for spiritual health to believe that God is great.  To one studying theology (the study of God), the Omnipresence, Omniscience, and Omnipotence of God are fundamental to knowing Him. In other words, God is “Always in the Here & Now!", "Never out of Touch", and "Has it All Together!"

Scripture to Claim
(Isaiah 40:28 )Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. 

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