MAKE A QUALITY DECISION FOR YOUR LIFE

    Sunday, March 8, 2009, 12:16 PM [HOW TO KNOW GOD]

     

    God Loves You!

     

     

     

    The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life"

     

    The problem is that . . .

     

    All of us have done, said, or thought things that are wrong in that they destroy us spiritually, mentally, and/or physically.  Thoughts lead to subsequent actions that either bless our lives or curse our lives. You loved one, were created for a purpose to contribute greatly to the world in which you were born.  You were created to co-create with the Almighty - and acquire and thereby use His intellectual, and spiritual, attributes, enjoy being taught by Him, experience His tremendous love, and inherit His incomprehensible wisdom and power.

     

    You were given the precious gifts of WILL and of CHOCE.  When we subscribe to thoughts and behaviors that destroy others, and us, we are negating God's purpose for our ultimate well- being (and the well-being of others).

     

    You were created to have joy, peace, contentment, prosperity, and to be whole and complete spiritually, mentally, and physically.

     

    By our ignorance and/or deliberate decisions to ignore God, and the universal laws that were established to bless and govern our lives, we negate and corrupt the purpose for which we were created.

     

     The Bible says, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

     

    Sin is missing God's intended purpose for your life, as an archer misses the intended target.  If we look at our world today, we can attest to the results of leading a self-directed and ungodly life.

     

     

    These are a few examples of what is known as sin:  

     

    •      Dishonesty
    •      Hatred
    •      Jealousy (envy, Covetousness)
    •      Resentment
    •      Suspicion and Distrust
    •      Immorality
    •      Selfishness
    •      Greed
    •      Back-Biting
    •      Substance Abuse
    •      Acts of Violence and Murder

     

    Is there any good thing that can be derived from these thoughts and actions?

     


    God is perfect and holy, and our sins separate us from God forever.

    The Bible says, "The wages of sin is death."

     

    God looked down upon his children, and saw that they could not within themselves and with their own power comply with His holy will for their lives.  He provided a way for us. 

     

    The good news is that, about 2,000 years ago,

    He gave us His Son who would empower us to live as He intended

     

    God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins.  (Jesus literally took our place when he died on the cross).  Jesus was with God in the Beginning - He was the Word of God and created all things - There was nothing created that was not created without Him - (1 John) 

     

    Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. "God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us."  

     

    Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in heaven with God His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life -- of living forever with Him in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me."

     

     

    God reaches out in love to you and wants you to be His child. "As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name." You can choose to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and come in to your life as your Lord and Savior.

     

    It is written that if you shall believe in your heart, and confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Christ and your Lord that you shall be saved.  If you want to accept Christ as Savior and turn from your sins, you can ask Him to be your Savior and Lord by praying a prayer like this:

     

    "Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I believe that you died and rose on the 3rd day as the Bible stated.  Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life.  I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve you always."

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     If you have just prayed this prayer - 

    YOU HAVE JUST MADE A QUALITY DECISION FOR YOUR LIFE!

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    Did you pray this prayer?

     

      

    I came that YOU MIGHT HAVE LIFE, AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY.

    LEARN OF ME.

     Take my yoke upon you, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light! 

     

     

     MY FATHER AND I ARE ONE.  
    HAVE FAITH , BELIEVE, AND TRUST IN ME .

     

     

       

    I came, to seek and save the lost....

    I know what it is to suffer...

    Because of my great love for YOU ...

    I was mocked, spit upon, beaten beyond recognition, and

    endured carrying the cross on which I was hung ....

    for it is written, if I be lifted up, I would draw all men unto me.

     I ROSE AGAIN!

    I LIVE AND BECAUSE I LIVE - SO SHALL YOU LIVE!

     

     I endured the cross and gave my life that you might have eternal life.

     

      

     

     

      

     

     

    I AM COMING SOON, I AM PREPARING THE CELEBRATION TABLE.

    COME MY BELOVED CHILD,

    LET US SPEND ETERNITY IN MY KINGDOM TOGETHER 

     

      

    "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one."

    John 10: 27-30:

     

     

    FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM AND THE POWER AND THE GLORY!

     

     

     

     

     

    TO COMFORT YOU TODAY

    When your heart is sad and lonely, and your friends seem far away, Turn to Him Who is all holy, and He'll drive your cares away.  When a dear one seems to fail you, when for friendship true you long, confide in Him Who is all-true, and He'll right your every wrong. Jesus' heart is your true refuge, to Him you can always flee, even when  your hopes are sinking, He will then a True Friend be.  He will soothe your lonely spirit, He will love and bless and say, " Come to Me and I will comfort you, today, and every day." 

       

    HE GIVETH MORE GRACE

    "He giveth more grace as the burdens grow greater, He sendth more strength as the labors increase.  To added affliction, He added His mercy, to multiplied trials - His multiplied peace.  When we have exhausted our store of endurance, when our strength has failed ere the day is half done, when we reach the end of our horded resources, Our Father's full giving is only begun.  His love has no limits, His grace has no measure, His power no boundary known to men. And out of His infinite riches In Jesus, He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again." 

     

     

    MAY YOU BE COMFORTED TODAY IN KNOWING GOD TRULY LOVES YOU!

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    I CARRIED THE CROSS.... I AM WELL ABLE TO CARRY YOU!

    Saturday, February 28, 2009, 10:34 PM [HOW TO KNOW GOD]

     

     

    I CARRIED THE CROSS.... I AM WELL ABLE TO CARRY YOU!

     


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    I came that YOU MIGHT HAVE LIFE, AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY.

    LEARN OF ME.

     Take my yoke upon you, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light! 

     

     

     MY FATHER AND I ARE ONE.  
    HAVE FAITH , BELIEVE, AND TRUST IN ME .

     

     

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    I came, to seek and save the lost....

    I know what it is to suffer...

    Because of my great love for YOU ...

    I was mocked, spit upon, beaten beyond recognition, and

    endured carrying the cross on which I was hung ....

    for it is written, if I be lifted up, I would draw all men unto me.

     I ROSE AGAIN!

    I LIVE AND BECAUSE I LIVE - SO SHALL YOU LIVE!

     I endured the cross and gave my life that you might have eternal life.

     I am well able to carry You 

    through the storms of this world.

     

     

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    "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one."

    John 10: 27-30:

     

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     I AM COMING SOON, I AM PREPARING THE CELEBRATION TABLE.

    COME MY BELOVED CHILD,

    LET US SPEND ETERNITY IN MY KINGDOM TOGETHER.

     

      

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    TO COMFORT YOU TODAY

    When your heart is sad and lonely, and your friends seem far away, Turn to Him Who is all holy, and He'll drive your cares away.  When a dear one seems to fail you, when for friendship true you long, confide in Him Who is all-true, and He'll right your every wrong. Jesus' heart is your true refuge, to Him you can always flee, even when  your hopes are sinking, He will then a True Friend be.  He will soothe your lonely spirit, He will love and bless and say, " Come to Me and I will comfort you, today, and every day." 

     

     

     

    HE GIVETH MORE GRACE

    "He giveth more grace as the burdens grow greater, He sendth more strength as the labors increase.  To added affliction, He added His mercy, to multiplied trials - His multiplied peace.  When we have exhausted our store of endurance, when our strength has failed ere the day is half done, when we reach the end of our horded resources, Our Father's full giving is only begun.  His love has no limits, His grace has no measure, His power no boundary known to men. And out of His infinite riches In Jesus, He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again." 

    By:  Annie Johnson Flint

     

    God Loves You!

     

    The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life"

     

    The problem is that . . .

     

    All of us have done, said, or thought things that are wrong in that they destroy us spiritually, mentally, and/or physically.  Thoughts lead to subsequent actions that either bless our lives or curse our lives.

     

    You loved one, were created for a purpose to contribute greatly to the world in which you were born.  You were created to co-create with the Almighty - and acquire and thereby use His intellectual, and spiritual, attributes, enjoy being taught by Him, experience His tremendous love, and inherit His incomprehensible wisdom and power.

     

    You were given the precious gifts of WILL and of CHOCE.  When we subscribe to thoughts and behaviors that destroy others, and us, we are negating God's purpose for our ultimate well- being (and the well-being of others).

     

    You were created to have joy, peace, contentment, prosperity, and to be whole and complete spiritually, mentally, and physically.

     

    By our ignorance and/or deliberate decisions to ignore God, and the universal laws that were established to bless and govern our lives, we negate and corrupt the purpose for which we were created.

     

     The Bible says, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

     

    Sin is missing God's intended purpose for your life, as an archer misses the intended target.  If we look at our world today, we can attest to the results of leading a self-directed and ungodly life.

     

    These are a few examples of what is known as sin: 

       

    •  
      •  
        •      Dishonesty
        •      Hatred
        •      Jealousy (envy, Covetousness)
        •      Resentment
        •      Suspicion and Distrust
        •      Immorality
        •      Selfishness
        •      Greed
        •      Back-Biting
        •      Substance Abuse
        •      Acts of Violence and Murder

     

    Is there any good thing that can be derived from these thoughts and actions?


    God is perfect and holy, and our sins separate us from God forever. The Bible says, "The wages of sin is death."

    God looked down upon his children, and saw that they could not within themselves and with their own power comply with His holy will for their lives.  He provided a way for us.

     

    The good news is that, about 2,000 years ago,

    God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins.  (Jesus literally took our place when he died on the cross).  Jesus was with God in the Beginning - He was the Word of God and created all things - There was nothing created that was not created without Him - (1 John)

     

    Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. "God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us."

     

    Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in heaven with God His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life -- of living forever with Him in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me."

    God reaches out in love to you and wants you to be His child. "As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name." You can choose to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and come in to your life as your Lord and Savior.

     

    It is written that if you shall believe in your heart, and confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Christ and your Lord that you shall be saved.  If you want to accept Christ as Savior and turn from your sins, you can ask Him to be your Savior and Lord by praying a prayer like this:

     

    "Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I believe that you died and rose on the 3rd day as the Bible stated.  Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life.  I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve you always."

     

    Did you pray this prayer?

     

     

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    PEACE BE STILL

    Monday, January 19, 2009, 3:38 AM [HOW TO KNOW GOD]

    Great friends leave behind a wealth that is not tarnished by time. I visited with Helen Steiner Rice this morning.  She shared with me a vital secret in achieving inner peace and closeness with God. 

     

     

    The Peace of Meditation

    So we may know God better And feel His quite power,

    Let us daily keep in silence

    A Meditation Hour –

    For to understand God’s greatness

    And to use His gifts each day

    The soul must learn to meet Him 

    In a meditative way,

    For our Father tells His children

     That if they would know His will 

    They must seek Him in the silence 

    When all is calm and still…

    For nature’s greatest forces

    Are found in quiet things 

    Like softly falling snowflakes 

    Drifting down on angel’s wings,

     Or petals dropping soundlessly From a lovely full-blown rose,

    So God comes closet to us

     When our souls are in repose

    So let us plan with prayerful care

    To always allocate

     certain portion of each day

    To be still and meditate…

    For when everything is quiet

    And we’re lost in meditation,

    Our soul is then preparing

    For deeper dedication

    That will make it wholly possible To quietly endure

     The violent world around us –For in God we are secure. 

    By Helen Steiner Rice

     

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    Renewal

    Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 8:52 AM [HOW TO KNOW GOD]

    Those that WAIT upon the Lord......

     

    Sometimes it seems that we are driven to the peak of exhaustion in trying to keep up with the various challenges that come our way in this world.     

     

     

    Dear Lord, will you help me find time in my day to be still and know that you are God.  Help me to enter into your rest. There is always so much to do.... help me find that rest in you.  I am in need of renewal - and I am waiting upon you.  In Jesus' name.....Amen

     

     hmmmm,

     

    I got it!  I need to organize an structure my time today to allow time for you!  I see, THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANSWER! I think I will put you first on my schedule - starting right now. 

     

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    GOD'S BELIEFNET PROFILE

    Thursday, January 1, 2009, 1:14 AM [HOW TO KNOW GOD]

     PART I

    GOD'S BELIEFNET PROFILE

     

     

     

      

    INTRODUCTION

     

    Here at Beliefnet, it is suggested that new members complete a profile to assist those who view it in acquiring some idea about their characters, and their beliefs.  This profile has been complied from several research sources (and the identity of the source will be provided at the end of each source segment).  I have compiled this information to assist the sincere seeker in his/her quest to learn about our creator.   It is my suggestion, that you start your journey by talking to God.  You talk to God as you would a person you are seeking to know.  This is called prayer.   If you are not sure of how to pray, just start with the words that are in your heart.  You do not have to have eloquent words for your prayer to be heard, simply tell God that you are seeking Him and want to know Him better.  He is excellent at reading between the lines.  As you begin your prayer, you will find that the words will come naturally.  Coming to know God is a life-long process.  We are taught moment by moment - and it will always be a continuous attainment of knowledge and understanding for as long as we live.

     

    If you wanted to know me, you would most likely want to know my name, and would then seek other information that would allow you to learn of my interests, my character, my likes and dislikes.  As a Christian, it is my belief and firm conviction that the best place to start is with God's inspired word to man, found in the Holy Bible.

      

    GOD'S PROFILE

      

    Gender:   

    I AM SPIRIT AND HE WHO COMES TO ME MUST WORSHIP ME IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.

    The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' what shall I say to them?" God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And he said, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" God also said to Moses, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you': this is my name for ever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.

    (Exodus 3:1-15)

     Location:       HEAVEN

     

    ABOUT ME:        

    A Way to Understand His Nature and Character
    The Names of God used in the Bible act as a roadmap for learning about the character of God. Since the Bible is God's Word to us, the names He chooses in scripture are meant to reveal His true nature to us.

    Names of God:

    "ELOHIM" (or Elohay) is the first name for God found in the Bible, and it's used throughout the Old Testament over 2,300 times. Elohim comes from the Hebrew root meaning "strength" or "power", and has the unusual characteristic of being plural in form. In Genesis 1:1, we read, "In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth." Right from the start, this plural form for the name of God is used to describe the One God, a mystery that is uncovered throughout the rest of the Bible. Throughout scripture, Elohim is combined with other words to describe certain characteristics of God. Some examples: Elohay Kedem - God of the Beginning: (Deuteronomy 33:27). Elohay Mishpat - God Of Justice: (Isaiah 30:18). Elohay Selichot - God Of Forgiveness: (Nehemiah 9:17). Elohay Marom - God Of Heights: (Micah 6:6). Elohay Mikarov - God Who Is Near: (Jeremiah 23:23). Elohay Mauzi - God Of My Strength: (Psalm 43:2). Elohay Tehilati - God Of My Praise: (Psalm 109:1). Elohay Yishi - God Of My Salvation: (Psalm 18:47, 25:5). Elohim Kedoshim - Holy God: (Leviticus 19:2, Joshua 24:19). Elohim Chaiyim - Living God: (Jeremiah 10:10). Elohay Elohim - God Of Gods: (Deuteronomy 10:17).

     

     "EL" is another name used for God in the Bible, showing up about 200 times in the Old Testament. El is the simple form arising from Elohim, and is often combined with other words for descriptive emphasis. Some examples: El HaNe'eman - The Faithful God: (Deuteronomy 7:9). El HaGadol - The Great God: (Deuteronomy 10:17). El HaKadosh - The Holy God: (Isaiah 5:16). El Yisrael - The God Of Israel: (Psalm 68:35). El HaShamayim - The God Of The Heavens: (Psalm 136:26). El De'ot - The God Of Knowledge: (1 Samuel 2:3). El Emet - The God Of Truth: (Psalm 31:6). El Yeshuati - The God Of My Salvation: (Isaiah 12:2). El Elyon - The Most High God: (Genesis 14:18). Immanu El - God Is With Us: (Isaiah 7:14). El Olam - The God Of Eternity (Genesis 21:33). El Echad - The One God: (Malachi 2:10). "ELAH" is another name for God, used about 70 times in the Old Testament. Again, when combined with other words, we see different attributes of God. Some examples: Elah Yerush'lem - God of Jerusalem: (Ezra 7:19). Elah Yisrael - God of Israel: (Ezra 5:1). Elah Sh'maya - God of Heaven: (Ezra 7:23). Elah Sh'maya V'Arah - God of Heaven and Earth: (Ezra 5:11).


    "YHVH" is the Hebrew word that translates as "LORD". Found more often in the Old Testament than any other name for God (approximately 7,000 times), the title is also referred to as the "Tetragrammaton," meaning the "The Four Letters". YHVH comes from the Hebrew verb "to be" and is the special name that God revealed to Moses at the burning bush. "And God said to Moses, 'I AM WHO I AM; and He said, thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, I AM has sent me to you... this is My eternal name, and this is how I am to be recalled for all generations'" (Exodus 3:14-15). Therefore, YHVH declares God's absolute being - the source of everything, without beginning and without end. Although some pronounce YHVH as "Jehovah" or "Yaweh," scholars really don't know the proper pronunciation. The Jews stopped pronouncing this name by about 200 A.D., out of fear of breaking the commandment "You shall not take the name of YHVH your God in vain" (Exodus 20:7). (Today's rabbis typically use "Adonai" in place of YHVH.) Here are some examples of YHVH used in scripture: YHVH Elohim - LORD God: (Genesis 2:4). YHVH M'kadesh - The LORD Who Makes Holy: (Ezekiel 37:28). YHVH Yireh - The LORD Who Sees/provides: (Genesis 22:14). YHVH Nissi - The LORD My Banner: (Exodus 17:15). YHVH Shalom - The LORD Of Peace: (Judges 6:24). YHVH Tzidkaynu - The LORD Our Righteousness: (Jeremiah 33:16). YHVH O'saynu - The LORD our Maker: (Psalm 95:6).

    Names of God: The Lord Revealed in YHVH is the Lord Revealed in Yeshua (Jesus)
    The LORD who revealed Himself as YHVH in the Old Testament is revealed as Yeshua (Jesus) in the New Testament. Jesus shares the same attributes as YHVH and clearly claims to be YHVH. In John 8:56-9, Jesus presents himself as the "I AM." When challenged by some Jewish leaders regarding His claim of seeing Abraham (who lived some 2000 years earlier), Jesus replied, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I AM." Those Jewish leaders understood that Jesus was claiming to be YHVH. This is clearly established when they tried to stone Him to death for what they considered blasphemy under Jewish Law. In Romans 10:9, Paul declares, "if you confess with your mouth Yeshua as LORD... you shall be saved." Immediately thereafter, in Romans 10:13, Paul backs up this declaration by quoting the Old Testament, "Whoever will call upon the name of the LORD (YHVH) will be saved" (Joel 2:32). Calling on Yeshua (Jesus) as Lord is the same as calling Him YHVH, because Yeshua (Jesus) is YHVH (LORD), the Messiah foretold throughout the entire Old Testament

       

    Attributes of God - The Meaning


    "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." So says A.W. Tozer in his classic book on the attributes of God, The Knowledge of the Holy. Why would he make such an extreme pronouncement? Tozer goes on to say, "Man's spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God. Worship is pure or base as the worshipper entertains high or low thoughts of God."

    In our hearts we know the above is true. It is not enough to follow "god." That word has come to mean so many different things today that it actually means very little. If we just make up our own minds concerning what He is like, then we are just creating an idol in our heads.

     

    Attributes of God - The Basis


    Jesus came to reveal the God of the Bible. And God has revealed Himself in His book. Any deviation from that insight from Him is a made-up god. Tozer in Knowledge of the Holy finds 18 characteristics of God in the Bible. They are repeated here, although not in the same order. Tozer's definitions, when used, will appear in quotes.

    The Bible says to praise God for who He is, especially in prayer. Much of Psalms is a good example of this. Most people concentrate their praise in just a few areas, such as God's love, and then spend the rest of their prayers asking Him for things. (So that you can remember all of the attributes of God they are presented in the order of this acronym: WISH TO FLOSS JIM EGGO.)

     

    Attributes of God - The Characteristics


    Wisdom: "Wisdom is the ability to devise perfect ends and to achieve these ends by the most perfect means." In other words, God makes no mistakes. He is the Father who truly knows best, as Paul explains in Romans 11:33: "Oh, how great are God's riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand His decisions and His ways!"



    Infinitude: God knows no boundaries. He is without measure. This attribute by definition impacts all of the others. Since God is infinite, everything else about Him must also be infinite.



    Sovereignty: This is "the attribute by which He rules His entire creation." It is the application of His other attributes of being all-knowing and all-powerful. It makes Him absolutely free to do what He knows to be best. God is in control of everything that happens. Man still has a free will, and is responsible for his choices in life.



    Holiness: This is the attribute that sets God apart from all other created beings. It refers to His majesty and His perfect moral purity. There is absolutely no sin or evil thought in God at all. His holiness is the definition of that which is pure and righteous in all the universe. Wherever God has appeared, such as to Moses at the burning bush, that place becomes holy just for God having been there.



    Trinity: Though the actual word is not used in the Bible, the truth of God revealing Himself in three persons is included. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all called God, given worship as God, exist eternally, and are involved in doing things only God could do. Although, God reveals Himself in three persons, God is One and cannot be divided. All are involved completely whenever One of the Three is active.



    Omniscience: "God possesses perfect knowledge and therefore has no need to learn. God has never learned and cannot learn." Omniscience means all-knowing. God knows everything, and His knowledge is infinite. It is impossible to hide anything from God.



    Faithfulness: Everything that God has promised will come to pass. His faithfulness guarantees this fact. He does not lie. What He has said in the Bible about Himself is true. Jesus even said that He is the Truth. This is extremely important for the followers of Jesus because it is on His faithfulness that our hope of eternal life rests. He will honor His promise that our sins will be forgiven and that we will live forever with Him.

     

    The  difference between names, titles, metaphors, and descriptors of God, and a quick look at the now-discredited Documentary Hypothesis.

    Most High God ('El 'Elyon). We discuss 'El, the generic term for God and 'Elohim, the plural name used for the Israelite's God. In addition, we explore titles by which God's exalted nature is revealed: Most High God, Father of Glory, High and Lofty One, King of Glory, and My Glory. And we examine Abraham's encounter with Melchizedek in Genesis 14:17-24.

     

    God of Might ('El Shaddai). We examine the names and metaphors of God that refer to his power and might, including military might as the LORD of Hosts/Armies (Yahweh Sabaoth). Also Mighty Warrior and the LORD our Banner (Yahweh nissi). Joshua 5:13-6:2

     

    Yahweh, I AM, the Eternal God ('El 'Olam). This is God's unique, self-revealed name, sometimes called Jehovah or the tetragrammaton YHWH. We also examine the eternal nature of God as the Ancient of Days, Alpha and Omega, First and the Last, Everlasting God, I AM, and the One Who Inhabits Eternity. Exodus 3:1-18. 

     

    God Our Creator. We examine God as our Creator, our Potter as we are clay in his hands, our Builder and Maker. Is 45:5-12 and Psalm 95:1-7.

     

    The Holy and Righteous One. He is God of Holiness, Justice, and Righteousness. He is known as Holy, Jealous, Righteous One, the Judge of All the Earth, the Awe/Fear of Jacob. We'll also consider compound names: The LORD who Sanctifies You (Yahweh-M'Kaddesh) and the LORD our Righteousness (Yahweh-Tsidkenu). He is the Protector of widows and the fatherless  The theme of God requiring ethical justice is strong in the Bible. Isaiah 6:1-8.

     

    God Our Lord and King. Here we examine God in his role as absolute sovereign, or Lord and King. We'll consider such titles as King of Glory, God of gods, and Lord of lords. Psalm 24.

     

    God our Fortress and Protector. A number of metaphors refer to God's protection for his people. He is our Shield, Fortress, Hiding Place, Keeper, Lifter of Our Head, Refuge, Rock, Shade, Shelter, and Stronghold. Psalm 91.

     

    The Lord Our Provider and Shepherd, the God who leads us and supplies our needs. We explore the LORD who provides (Yahewh-jireh), the LORD Our Shepherd (Yahweh-rohi), the God Who Sees ('El-Roi), the LORD who provides (Yahewh-jireh), the LORD is our Healer (Yawheh-rapha), and and The LORD is Here (Yahweh-Shammah).. Psalm 23.

     

    Abba, Father. Jesus especially revealed God as our Heavenly Father, building on an Old Testament theme. We also consider God in relationships with his people as Husband, God of Israel, and God of our Fathers..

     

    The God of All Grace. While the Old Testament revealed the Merciful God, the God of Love and Peace, and the God of My Mercy, the New Testament's special emphasis is on God's love and mercy. Exodus 34:5-7.

     

    God Our Savior. We conclude with a strong theme of God who rescues his people from trouble -- Deliverer, Redeemer, Savior, and Horn of Salvation. We'll also consider The LORD is Peace (Yahweh-Shalom, the name of Gideon's altar). Mark 10:35-45.

     

    Christianity

    Yahweh is a common vocalization[citation needed] of God's personal name based on the Hebrew tetragrammaton (above). Opinions differ as to the most appropriate vowels to be used with the four-letter tetragrammaton. Because of Jewish concerns for avoiding blasphemy, the name was often avoided and replaced with "LORD" (equivalent to the Hebrew Adonai). Also some other names for God used by Christians are Father, Lord, Heavenly Father, or the Holy Trinity.

     

    'Iehovah', an English rendering of the tetragrammaton, the four Hebrew letters used by Bible writers to represent the personal name of the supreme deity, is found in Tyndale's Bible, in the King James Bible, and in many other translations from that time period onward. (See Jehovah for more details and examples of usage of this form.)


    Some claim that the form Yahweh is an uncertain pronunciation, (in ancient Hebrew, the earliest forms of the tetragrammaton were written without vowels), but the article on Yahweh details why the traditionally used English word Jehovah also cannot be 'correct'.
    Some avoid using either Yahweh or Jehovah altogether on the basis that the actual pronunciation of the tetragrammaton has been lost in antiquity. Instead they refer to him simply as God, or The Lord.

     

    Jesus (Iesus, Yeshua, Joshua, or Yehoshûa) is a Hebraic personal name meaning "Yahweh saves/helps/is salvation",[7]. Christ means "the anointed" in Greek. Khristos is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word Messiah; while in English the old Anglo-Saxon Messiah-rendering hæland 'healer' was practically annihilated by the Latin Christ, some cognates such as heiland in Dutch survive.

     

    In Messianic Judaism, generally regarded as a form of Christianity, YHWH (pre-incarnate) and Yeshua (incarnate) are one and the same, the second Person, with the Father and Ruach haQodesh (the Holy Spirit) being the first and third Persons, respectively, of ha'Elohiym (the Godhead). YHWH is expressed as "haShem," which means 'the Name.'

     

    The less evangelical branch of the Quakers often refers to God as The Light. Another term used is 'King of Kings' or 'Lord of Lords' and Lord of the Hosts. Other names used by Christians include Ancient of Days, Father/Abba, 'Most High' and the Hebrew names Elohim, El-Shaddai, and Adonai. Principle, Mind, Soul, Life, Truth, Love, and Spirit are names for God in Christian Science. These names are considered synonymous and indicative of God's wholeness. The name, "Abba/Father" is the most common term used for the creator within Christianity, because it was the name Jesus Christ (Yeshua Messiah) himself used to refer to God.

     

    This research was provided by:  AllAboutGod.com

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