The following was given to me by the Holy Spirit it gives a laymen s understanding to God the Father and God the Son and the Holy Spirit, this is my belief: God is all things: Colossians 1:16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. Acts 17-28 for in Him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ John 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
God has three parts, just as you and I have three parts like Body, Soul and Spirit, God has three parts. Genesis 1-26 “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. So as God is three persons, so are we three persons in one. These illustration below may help you understand how God is three persons as man is three separate beings yet still one.
- Man the spirit, is able to do great and wonderful things, ( John 14:2 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father) to act in the likeness of his father and create spiritual things like Love, Joy, Happiness and all the attributes of God. Man is alive in God, he is existing, eternal, conscious, and is aware through thought of all things within the confinds of his knowledge and understanding.
- Man the Soul is the person, personality the decision maker and data processor. The soul has a brain that filters the world’s input and removes the unreliable material and assist the soul making decisions. The Soul or sub-conscious is far more apt in decision making than the brain when actions concerning your well being are concerned, and is the true you located in region of your heart, and is subject to habit; once the soul settles on a life process, it becomes a habit that is accepted and accounted as part of your personality. The Brain makes 4 billion calculations per-second and controls the reasoning portion of your soul. One of many sources of this conclusion is located at http://www.sott.net/article/165067-Does-Memory-Reside-Outside-the-Brain , but the most reliable source is the Bible. Luke 6:45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A person that has a weak soul or soul not filled with the Holy spirit will allow anything that comes into the brain to come out of their mouth (a canal mind (brain) will rule a weak soul through lust of the flesh). The soul creates self in actions and speech, the person chooses and makes decisions either good or evil and thus forms habits consistant with their environment, knowledge, experience and teachings. The soul decides fate by decisions made daily in the confines of the tangible world, using the the five senses and the Holy Spirit or the spirit of fear as a guide in creating self. These decisions inevitably lead to a personality that exhibits either good or evil. The Soul is the independent man, it chooses right or wrong, good or evil and heaven or hell. Made in God’s image and in His likeness. The soul creates himself through actions compounded on a daily basis and must cleanse the bad habits through knowledge of the Word of God.
God knew us before He made the world and predestines our lives to conform to the image of His Son. Earth is a school created for that purpose. He allows us to choose our own course of training, as He allows us to walk away from His perfect Will. He never leaves us nor forsakes us and has already forgiven all of our sins, past present and future. If we (our soul) turn from God and choose the world and its ways, the pride of life, deceitfulness of riches and lust of our flesh, then we will obtain bad habits that will cause us to stray from God. If we choose a path to Hell, we will arrive and enter in with all of our sins forgiven. The choice is ours. Psalm 62:12 and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”; and, “You reward everyone according to what they have done.” Matthew 16:27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done. Romans 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who will render to each person according to his deeds: to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life.
Satan attempts to control the Soul with a carnal mind. From birth, we are taught the ways of the world which are contrary to the ways of God. James 4:4 do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Our soul is who we are as an individual, and it chooses right from wrong.
- Man the body: Existing in conscious form, tangible, alive in the world and subject to it. The body is a tent used by the soul and spirit to remain on earth and train to be a Son of God. 2 Peter 1:13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body. Romans 8:13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:7 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Satan is also a created being, and his job is to tempt and test man at every level. He is Jehovah’s creation for testing man to determine who will accept His Word (Jesus), His Love (Holy Spirit) and become His Son. Who is Satan, that is another chapter.
God the Father is “I Am”, the all in all. Jehovah is Spirit, He does not live in Time or confines. He has no tangible existence Yet all things exist for Him (Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities– all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together). He is not limited to the speed of light, He has no beginning or no end, He is without limits. Our Father is all encompassing and posses all knowledge. God the Father cannot be defined in mans understanding. He just IS. He is all knowledgeable. He is Holy, Holy, Holy and beyond approach. God’s body is like a house with many vessels, some are honorable and some are dis-honorable, just as your body has honorable and dis-honorable parts for we are made in His image. Psalms 139:7 (Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will lay hold of me). As we are body soul and spirit, and so is He, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jehovah is The Father. He is also the Son as well as the Holy Spirit. Supreme over All.
God the Son. Jesus, is God, was God and will always be God. Jesus is the physical manifestation of God, (the Body). In the Old testament He is the Angel of the Lord, Melchizedek, and all physical manifestations of God. In the New Testament or the New Covenant, He is better known as: Son of Man, Son of God, God incarnated as man to show the way, Savior, Soon coming Hope, The Word of God, The Power of God, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Prince of Peace, Captain of the Host, Name above all Names, The only Way or Door to the Father, The way the Truth and the Light, The Good Shepherd. Jesus is known by many other names, even names reserved for the Father, for He is one with Him in all he does, yet His primary roll is the Gate Keeper. (John 4:16 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.) Jesus is the Right Hand of Jehovah and has the same Will of the Father. If you see Jesus, you have Seen the Father. John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.14“You are My friends if you do what I command you.
God the Holy Spirit is Love. Jehovah’s primary attribute is Love and the Holy Spirit personifies Jehovah through Love. As we have seen in biblical text He created all things, so He is the author of Love. The Holy Spirit of God is referred to in the Male Gender through out the New Testament, but many scholars show in a break down the Hebrew text the actual reference is of a female gender. Even so the Holy Spirit will never leave you nor forsake you, and is very coveted by the God Head. (Luke 12:10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.) The Holy Spirit has all the attributes of a caring woman (mother, grandmother or care giver), including a glowing definition in the Word of God: 1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never ends, Love never Fails. The Holy Spirit is described as your Intercessor, a Teacher, a Comforter, a Friend, Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Prudence, Caring, gives Revelation Knowledge, gives Prophetic Knowledge, Healer, orchestrates God’s Will in your life, speaks through you directly to Father God via unknown language called tongues. Once you are born again into the Kingdom of God, the Holy Spirit acts as a guide (like a loving mother or grandmother) would in nurturing the baby to adulthood and continues with the child teaching and guiding the adult in the deeper walk with God. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman, He will never force Himself on you nor will He control you outside your own free will. He will however allow you to follow your own desires and pay the concequences of your actions. He allows our stubbornness to teach us through adversity but never leaves us or forsakes us and there to get us out of situations that would lead to death. The Holy Spirit is your constant companion, and will communicate with you however you will hear Him. God’s Word is the bases for His communique, people, predicaments, situations, animals, will all point to God’s word and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you through the experience.
Who is God? The Wikipedia defines God as: In monotheism and henotheism, God is conceived as the Supreme Being and principal object of faith. The concept of God as described by theologians commonly includes the attributes of omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence(present everywhere), Omni-benevolence (perfect goodness), divine simplicity, and eternal and necessary existence. Wikipedia has a very good explaination for God in all since of the word. The following are names of the Jewish God and the One God known in the Bible as Creator.
God is Jehovah “I AM”
The name of the independent, self-complete being – “I AM WHO I AM” – only belongs to Jehovah God. Our proper response to Him is to fall down in fear and awe of the One who possesses all authority. Exodus 3:13-15 Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 and God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” and He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord 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 forever, and this is my memorial to all generations.’
God is Jehovah-M’Kaddesh “I AM”
This name means “the God who sanctifies.” A God separate from all that is evil requires that the people who follow Him be cleansed from all evil. – Leviticus 20:7-8 Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God; and you shall keep my statutes, and perform them: I am the Lord who sanctifies you.
God is infinite “I AM”.
God is beyond measurement – we cannot define Him by size or amount. He has no beginning, no end, and no limits. – Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
God is omnipotent “Jesus”.
This means God is all-powerful. He spoke all things into being, and all things – every cell, every breath, and every thought – are sustained by Him. There is nothing too difficult for Him to do. – Jeremiah 32:17, 18, 26, 27 ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You. 18 You show loving kindness to thousands, and repay the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them – the Great, the Mighty God, whose name is the Lord of hosts. 26 Then The Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, 27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for me?
God is Good “HS”
God is the embodiment of perfect goodness, and is kind, benevolent, and full of good will toward all creation. – Psalm 119:65-72 You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your Word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge. For I believe your commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your Word. You are good, and do good; teach me your statutes. The proud have forged a lie against me, but I will keep your precepts with my whole heart. Their heart is as fat as grease, but I delight in your law. It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes. The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of coins of gold and silver.
God is Love “HS”
God’s love is so great that He gave His only Son to bring us into fellowship with Him. God’s love not only encompasses the world, but embraces each of us personally and intimately. 1 John 4:7-10 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
God is Jehovah-jireh “Jesus”
“The God who provides.” Just as He provided yesterday, He will also provide today and tomorrow. He grants deliverance from sin, the oil of joy for the ashes of sorrow, and eternal citizenship in His kingdom for all those adopted into His household. – Genesis 22:9-14 Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.” And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”
God is Jehovah-shalom “Jesus”.
“The God of peace.” We are meant to know the fullness of God’s perfect peace, or His “shalom.” God’s peace surpasses understanding and sustains us even through difficult times. It is the product of fully being what we were created to be. – Judges 6:16-24 And the Lord said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.” Then he said to Him, “If now I have found favor in your sight, then show me a sign that it is you who talk with me. Do not depart from here, I pray, until I come to you and bring out my offering and set it before You.” and He said, “I will wait until you come back.” So Gideon went in and prepared a young goat, and unleavened bread from an ephah of flour. The meat he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot; and he brought them out to Him under the terebinth tree and presented them. The Angel of God said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened bread and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth.” And he did so. Then the Angel of the Lord put out the end of the staff that was in His hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened bread; and fire rose out of the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. And the Angel of the Lord departed out of his sight. Now Gideon perceived that He was the Angel of the Lord. So Gideon said, “Alas, O Lord God! For I have seen the Angel of the Lord face to face.” Then the Lord said to him, “Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die.” So Gideon built an altar there to the Lord, and called it The-Lord-Is-Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
God is immutable “Jesus” (while still the Angel of the LORD)
All that God is, He has always been. All that He has been and is, He will ever be. He is ever perfect and unchanging. – Psalm 102:25-28 Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will endure; yes, they will all grow old like a garment; like a cloak You will change them, and they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end. The children of your servants will continue, and their descendants will be established before you.
- God is transcendent “I AM”.
We must not think of God as simply the highest in an order of beings. This would be to grant Him eminence, but He is more than eminent. He is transcendent – existing beyond and above the created universe. Psalm 13:4 The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, who dwells on high?
- God is just “I AM”.
God is righteous and holy, fair and equitable in all things. We can trust Him to always do what is right. Psalm 75:1-7 We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! For your wondrous works declare that your name is near. “When I choose the proper time, I will judge uprightly. The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved; I set up its pillars firmly. -Selah- “I said to the boastful, ‘Do not deal boastfully,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn. Do not lift up your horn on high; Do not speak with a stiff neck.’” For exaltation comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another.
- God is Holy “I AM”.
God is utterly and supremely untainted. His holiness stands is incomprehensible. – Revelation 4:8-11 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.”
- God is Jehovah-rophe “Jesus”.
This name means “Jehovah heals.” God alone provides the remedy for mankind’s brokenness through His son, Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the physical, moral, and spiritual remedy for all people. Exodus 15:22-26 So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, And said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”
- God is self-sufficient “I AM”.
All things are God’s to give, and all that is given is given by Him. He can receive nothing that He has not already given us. – Acts 17:24-28 “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, “For we are also His offspring”.
- God is omniscient “I AM”.
This means God is all-knowing. God’s knowledge encompasses every possible thing that exists, has ever existed, or will ever exist. Nothing is a mystery to Him. Psalm 139:1-6 O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; you understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, and laid your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.
- God is omnipresent “I AM”.
God is everywhere – in and around everything, close to everyone. “‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ declares the Lord.” Psalm 139:7-12 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend into heaven, you are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me, even the night shall be light about me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from you, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to you.
- God is merciful “Jesus”.
God’s merciful compassion is infinite and inexhaustible. Through Christ, He took the judgment that was rightfully ours and placed it on His own shoulders. He waits and works now for all people to turn to Him and to live under His justification. – Deuteronomy 4:29-31 But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. 30 When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey His voice 31 (for the Lord your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.
- God is sovereign “I AM”.
God presides over every event, great or small. To be sovereign, He must be all-knowing and all-powerful, and by His sovereignty He rules His entire creation. – 1 Chronicles 29:11-13 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is yours; yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head over all. 12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you reign over all. In your hand is power and might; in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 13 “Now therefore, our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name.”
- God is Jehovah-nissi “Jesus”.
This name means “God our banner.” Under His banner we go from triumph to triumph and say, “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. – Exodus 17:8-15 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” 10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner.
- God is wise “HS”
All God’s acts are accomplished through His infinite wisdom. He always acts for our good, which is to conform us to Christ. Our good and His glory are inextricably bound together. – Proverbs 3:19-20 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens; 20 by His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew.
- God is faithful “I AM”.
Out of His faithfulness God honors His covenants and fulfills His promises. Our hope for the future rests upon God’s faithfulness. – Psalm 89:1-8 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations. 2 For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up forever; your faithfulness you shall establish in the very heavens.” 3 “I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn to my servant David: 4 ‘Your seed I will establish forever, and build up your throne to all generations.’” -Selah- 5 and the heavens will praise your wonders, O Lord; your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints. 6 For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? 7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him. 8 O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty like you, O Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds you.
- God is wrathful “Jesus”.
Unlike human anger, God’s wrath is never capricious, self-indulgent, or irritable. It is the right and necessary reaction to objective moral evil. – Nahum 1:2-8 God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His enemies; 3 The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet. 4 He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, and the flower of Lebanon wilts. 5 The mountains quake before Him, the hills melt, and the earth heaves at His presence, yes, the world and all who dwell in it. 6 Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by Him. 7 The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him. 8 But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place, and darkness will pursue His enemies.
- God is full of grace “HS”
Grace is God’s good pleasure that moves Him to grant merit where it is undeserved and to forgive debt that cannot be repaid. – Ephesians 1:5-8 Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
- God is our Comforter “HS”
Jesus called the Holy Spirit the “Comforter,” and the apostle Paul writes that the Lord is “the God of all comfort.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
- God is El-Shaddai “Jesus”.
This name means “God Almighty, ” the God who is all-sufficient and all-bountiful, the source of all blessings. – Genesis 49:22-26 “Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a well; His branches run over the wall. 23 The archers have bitterly grieved him, shot at him and hated him. 24 But his bow remained in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel), 25 By the God of your father who will help you, and by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb. 26 The blessings of your father have excelled the blessings of my ancestors, up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.”
- God is Father “I AM”.
Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father” (Matthew 6:9), and the Spirit of God taught us to cry, “Abba, Father.” an intimate Aramaic term similar to “Daddy.” The Creator of the universe cares for each one of us as if we were the only child He had. – Romans 8:15-17 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs -heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
- God is the Church’s head “Jesus”.
God the Son, Jesus, is the head of the Church. As the head, the part of the body that sees, hears, thinks, and decides, He gives the orders that the rest of the body lives by. – Ephesians 1:22,23 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
- God is our intercessor “HS”
Knowing our temptations, God the Son intercedes for us. He opens the doors for us to boldly ask God the Father for mercy. Thus, God is both the initiation and conclusion of true prayer. – Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
- God is Adonai “I AM”.
This name means “Master” or “Lord.” God, our Adonai, calls all God’s people to acknowledge themselves as His servants, claiming His right to reign as Lord of our lives. – 2 Samuel 7:18-20 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord; and he said: “Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that you have brought me this far? 19 And yet this was a small thing in your sight, O Lord God; and you have also spoken of your servant’s house for a great while to come. Is this the manner of man, O Lord God? 20 Now what more can David say to you? For you, Lord God, know your servant.
- God is Elohim “Jesus”.
This name means “strength” or “power.” He is transcendent, mighty and strong. Elohim is the great name of God, displaying His supreme power, sovereignty, and faithfulness in His covenant relationship with us. – Genesis 17:7-8 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. 8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”