Knowing God

Later on this month we will think about the different aspects of God, focusing on his many names. However, let us think more importantly on how we can communicate with him. He is always there 'He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.' (Isaiah 40:28).


Let's look at some core principles of God


He is someone who loves to communicate with his chidren

We will further look at this tomorrow; however, God is someone who we can talk to every hour of every day. He never sleeps and we can always talk to him.


He is the great ruler

God does not rule like the old emporers in the Bible but 'royal power belongs to the LORD. He rules all the nations.' In the Elizabethan times, the people hung very tightly onto something called the 'Great Chain of Being'. This meant that God appointed the King to rule. This arguably is still the case today. Due to how the monarchy works, people are born into the royal family. If we look at David the Shepherd Boy in the Bible we see that 'Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers'. David was a God appointed ruler.

The other side to the coin is that we know that God is omnipresent and omnipotent. Some may argue that the royals are a proxy and mouthpiece for God.


We can go to God through Jesus

When Jesus died at calvary, the gap between us and God was closed. Before this time, only select people were filled with God and priests had to make the sacrifices. However, Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice! Jesus said '"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'. This means we can have unlimited access to God!


We are made in his image

Just as we are body, soul and spirit, so is God. We have Jesus, the Father and the holy-spirit. An interesting quote from the internet 'the Father purposing redemption, the Son securing it, and the Spirit applying it.'. To me this makes things much clearer, in a later blog we will delve especially into the holy spirit and who he is.


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