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aymon de albatrus

In these modern pagan times our western society has lost the "fear of God" and carries on its miserable life as if God did not exist, and even those that have a smear of belief think of and treat God as if He were a "father Christmas" whose only purpose is to please man’s every single whim.

But Scripture says that "do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked (Gal 6:7)" and that: "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." (Heb 10:31)

God is not a small thing, and has an infinite number of powerful Attributes. Below there are listed but just a few, and these are well sufficient to display the awesome power of God and to demonstrate our littleness in front of Him, The Almighty God. "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding." (Pro 9:10)

God is all powerful and can bring to pass everything which He wills. This means that if God says something will come to pass for He has ALL the power to make sure that it will happen. God is not controlled by His power (nor by anything else) but has complete control over it; otherwise He would not be a free being as He is.

God is the only being that has full liberty in Himself, through His power He is truly free, in every sense possible.  Man and every other created existence do not have full Freewill but are subject to the total Sovereign Omnipotence of God in being.

"And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunder, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns." (Rev 19:6)

"For with God nothing shall be impossible." (Luk 1:37)

"But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." (Mat 19:26)

God knows all things (Past, Present and Future, at the same time) and is absolutely perfect in knowledge. By this attribute God perfectly and eternally knows all things which can be known, as if it were a present 'now'.

"Our Lord is great and of great might; there is no limit to His understanding." (Psa 147:5)

"Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:" (Isa 46:10)

God is everywhere present. His centre is in every place; His boundaries are nowhere. By this attribute God fills the universe in all its parts and is present everywhere at once. Not a part, but the whole of God is present in every place.

"Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me." (Psa 139:7-10)

"Am I a God at hand, said the LORD, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? said the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? said the LORD." (Jer 23:23,24)

Holy means the pure, loving nature of God, separate from evil. There are two basic aspects to God's holiness. One aspect is related to the loftiness, exaltedness, and splendour of God as seen in Isaiah 6:1-4, where Isaiah saw God "high and lifted up," and the seraphim cried "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts." The second feature of God's holiness is the absolute purity of His goodness. God is untouched and unstained by the evil of the world. God's holiness is the standard for our moral character, and the motivation for the way we are to live our lives.

"And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory." (Isa 6:3)

"Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy." (1Pe 1:16)

"And the four beasts....... rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come." (Rev 4:8)

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." (1Jo 2:15)

God has absolute life in Himself and He is the source of all life. He is the only being with eternal self generated life in Himself. All the other eternal being, including man, have had life given to them by God and are kept in life by Him.

"My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God." (Psa 84:2)

"And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." (Mat 16:16)

"For in him we live, and move, and have our being; …………." (Act 17:28)

Whatever God says He will do, that He will do. Whatever God says it is Truth – it is TRUTH. There is NO other Truth but God’s Truth, He is the TRUTH.

"For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth." (Psa 33:4)

"Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth." (Joh 17:17)

"Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me." (Joh 14:6)

God does not change, EVER. There is no reason for God to change because there is no change that would make Him better, for He is already perfect. No change is possible in God, because all change must be to better or worse, and God is absolute perfection. No cause for change in God exists, either in Himself or outside of Him, given that He has decreed all things before time began, for all times.

"……. the Father of lights, with whom is no change or shadow of turning." (Jam 1:17)

"For I am the LORD, I change not; …..." (Mal 3:6)

"And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: ……" (Exo 3:14)

God cannot be seen by the human eye. Yet His eternal power and divine character are known and clearly seen by the things He has made. Just because God cannot be seen directly does not mean He does not exist. The things He created and the order with which they were designed point toward an Almighty God with tremendous power and wisdom.

"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:" (Rom 1:20)

"Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen." (1Ti 1:17)

God is over and above time, space and all other reality. Neither heavens nor earth can contain Him.

"But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!" (1Ki 8:27).

Eternally Self- Existent:
God is neither created nor brought into existence by any power or person. He is independent. Since He created time, He lives outside of time and can see the beginning and the end of all things of all times, including our lives and the age of men and the church, all at the same time. He is eternal and self-existent by His own power.

"Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God." (Psa 90:2)

"For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones." (Isa 57:15)

Only God possesses immortality in and of Himself. Man cannot gain immortality by his own power, instead God must grant it to him.

"Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen." (1Ti 1:17)

"Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach to; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen." (1Ti 6:16)

God has no material dimensions such as a physical body. God is spirit. God is a non-material personal being, self-conscious and self-determining. Since He is not physical, He cannot be apprehended nor understood by physical means, but spiritually.

"God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." (Joh 4:24)

"But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." (1Co 2:14)

God is a personal being. He thinks, chooses, makes covenants, keeps them all and is full of love (agape) and compassion.

"The LORD is compassionate and gracious; slow to anger, abounding in love." (Psa 103:8)

God is holy, utterly without flaws, blemishes, weaknesses, shortcomings or disabilities.

"As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him." (Psa 18:30).

Righteous and Just:
God always does right and His justice is devoid of passion and caprice. All that God does is always righteous and just, by definition.

"The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made." (Psa 145:17)

It is the very nature of God to love "Agape". Paul defines "love" as having these attributes: patience, kindness, protection, trusting, hoping, and persevering. Love is not envious, boastful, proud, rude, self-seeking, easily angered, a recorder of wrongs or does it take delight in evil.

"But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved." (Eph 2:4,5)

"And we have known and have believed the love which God has in us. God is love, and the one abiding in love abides in God and God in him." (1Jo 4:16)

"But God commends His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Rom 5:8)

God is under no rule or law outside of His own will and nature. He is a law unto Himself, and He is under no obligation to give an account of His matters to anybody. God is sovereign in the exercise of His power and wisdom; He exercises His power as He wills, when He wills and where He wills. We always need to remember that He is operating according to His purpose from His perspective, by His plan and time schedule, not ours.

Haughty man fancy himself free of any restraints and that he can do what he wants, but the truth of the matter is that man is a created being totally dependent on God and under His control and influence. The bottom line of this matter is that man’s "free will" is nothing but a fanciful myth.

"A man’s heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps." (Pro 16:9)

"See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand." (Deu 32:39)

"All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity." (Isa 40:17)

"Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he takes up the isles as a very little thing." (Isa 40:15)

"You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, …..." (Joh 15:16)

"… you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, …." (Joh 15:19)

"What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory–– even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles?" (Rom 9:22-24)

"And not only so, but also Rebekah conceiving of one, our father Isaac, for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of the One calling, it was said to her, "The greater shall serve the lesser;" Gen 25:23 even as it has been written, "I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau." Mal 1:2,3" (Rom 9:10-13)