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The Seven Characteristics of the Nature of God


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The Seven Characteristics of the Nature of God

Welcome to the Onward Christian Soldier Discipleship Ministry. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, here to encourage you in your walk with Jesus Christ. The purpose of our time together is to strengthen you in the faith and in your walk with Christ. Our mission is to help you know all you need to know and do after you have entered through the door of accepting Jesus Christ as your Saviour.

My message for today is titled “What is God’s Nature?” But first, let’s pray together.

PRAYER

Many people have pondered the question of God’s nature down through the years. God says of himself in Isaiah 44:6, “I am the first, and I am the last; and beside Me there is no God.” The Bible tells us a lot about the nature of God. Let’s see what we can learn about God from His Word.

1. GOD IS ONE IN THREE PERSONS.

The Bible tells us that there is only one God, but that God manifests Himself in three persons — Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Father is God, the Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God. These three persons are one God.

God the Father is in Heaven and no man has ever seen Him.

God the Son is the Lord Jesus Christ who came into the world as a baby. He lived on earth as a man for thirty-three years and then died on the cross for our sins. He was buried and rose again on the third day and went back to Heaven to sit on His throne on the right hand of God. He is our living Savior.

God the Holy Spirit also cannot be seen, but He is a real person, equal in power and glory with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit lives in the hearts of all those who believe in Jesus Christ.

2. GOD IS EVERYWHERE.

You may have heard someone say God is “omnipresent.” This simply means that God is present everywhere at the same time. No matter where you go in the world, God is there. Deuteronomy 4:39 says, “Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.” God is in Heaven and He is everywhere on Earth at the same time.

This is very comforting for us as believers because this lets us know that we will never be alone. God said in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

3. GOD IS ETERNAL.

The Bible says in Psalm 90:2, “From everlasting to everlasting, you are God.” This means that God always has been and He always will be. God had no beginning and He will have no end. There has never been a time when God did not exist and there will never be a time when He will not exist.

Because we know that God is eternal, we can be confident in His promise of eternal life for those of us who trust in Jesus Christ for salvation.

4. GOD IS ALL-KNOWING.

This means that God knows everything there is to know about anything that has ever happened and everybody who has ever lived. Isaiah 46:9-10 states, “I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done.” This verse means that God knows everything that has happened since the beginning of time and He even knows the things that have not happened yet.

Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10, that God knows the number of hairs on our heads. David said in Psalm 139:4 that before he even said a word, God knew what he was going to say. Because God knows all things, we cannot hide anything from Him. He knows all that we say and do. He sees us at all times. He knows every secret. He knows all of our thoughts.

5. GOD IS HOLY.

God told the children of Israel in Leviticus 11:44, “Be ye holy, because I am holy.” The word holy means to be separated from evil; to be completely righteous; to be without sin. The word “holy” accurately describes God’s nature. Habakkuk 1:13 says that ‘God cannot even look on iniquity’ or sin/

Because of God’s nature, He cannot overlook our sins or pretend that He does not know about them. But because of God’s love and goodness, He has made a way for us to be forgiven of all our sins. He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross and when we take the Lord Jesus as our Savior, God forgives us of all our sins and makes us His child.

6. GOD IS FAITHFUL.

Deuteronomy 7:9 says, “Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God.” This means that God always keeps His word and does what He says He will do. Because He is faithful, we can trust Him. We can count on what He says in the Bible. God will never let us down.

7. GOD IS UNCHANGEABLE.

James 1:17 says that with God, there “is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” In Malachi 3:6, God says, “I am the LORD, I change not.” This means that God is always the same. Everything that the Bible tells us about God will always be true.

God will always be everywhere. God will always be eternal. God will allways be all-knowing. God will always be holy. God will always be faithful. God does not change. He is always the same.

In closing, we have looked at seven characteristics of God’s nature. After learning about how great God is and how much He loves you, it makes you want to please Him, doesn’t it? Do you want to know how you can please God? You can please Him by doing three things.

1. You can please God when you LOVE Him. The Bible says that we love God because He first loved us. Our love for God comes out of our gratitude for Him saving our souls.

2. You can please God when you BELIEVE Him. Because God is faithful and trustworthy, you do not have to worry about putting your trust in Him. You can believe everything He says.

3. You can please God when you WORSHIP Him. Because God is holy, He is deserving of our worship, honor, and praise. God loves to hear His people worshipping Him.

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Now, before we conclude our time together, allow me to say that if you are listening and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today and forever. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer and you meant it from your heart, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”.

Until next time, May the Lord Bless You!