My Definition of God and Why It Matters!

God is eternal. That means God sees past, present, and future at the same time. God is omnipresent which means that He is not only eternal but also everywhere.

Being eternal and everywhere, God sees everything everywhere in the past, in the present and in the future.

God is eternal and everywhere but also, He is! God tells Moses that His name is I Am (Exodus 3:14)!

He exists not in the past, or the present, or the future but now. With God there is no time. God watches everything, everywhere, past, present, and future – right now.

God is not only eternal, everywhere, seeing everything that ever happened right now – God is sovereign.

Psalm 103:19 reads: “The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.”

As sovereign, God is everywhere, always, and in charge of everything at the same time because with God time is now.

God has all power. Everything everywhere was created through Him and for Him. All things belong to God and He has total and complete control of everything in the universe.

God is everywhere, knowing everything, observing right now everything that you ever did or thought in your entire life, and the same with your parents, grandparents, and all the way back to Adam.

He controls all of history, the entire universe, through His sovereign and perfect will. He makes no mistakes. He always keeps His promises. He has all power.

God is good. He is not cantankerous or mischievous. God is never in a bad mood. His anger is righteous. His love is total. The Epistle of James says that God gives only good gifts (James 1:17).

God being everywhere, knowing all things, having all power, being good, always loving, works all things to the good for those who love Him and are living according to His purposes (Romans 8:8).

To summarize: God is everywhere, knowing everything right now because He is present with no past and no future. God loves you and is good. He has all power and is working toward His sovereign purposes. Nothing can thwart or hinder Him.

That same God sent His Son to die on the cross for your sins. You were created for eternity, learning from God, to be enmeshed in His plans for His good and your enjoyment.

God calls you His child and wants to rule the universe through you. Since all time is now, some of these purposes will be seen only when you enter eternity. At that moment light will replace darkness, love for hatred, forgiveness for condemnation, hope for despair, and we will know.

We will celebrate and worship Him forever.

I follow Jesus. If you understand or even have a glimpse of God’s nature, when you see Him nothing else matters.

Eternal, everywhere, seeing everything, right now, all powerful, loving, good, great, sovereign, in control, perfect, never making a mistake. God doesn’t need to explain or defend His actions when He reveals Himself; all things will make sense.

John writes in the Book of Revelation about that moment, when all of creation sees God fully:

When the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for you created all things, and because of your will they existed and were created.”

I plan to be there at this moment. I plan to throw my crown at the feet of God too. I will be so excited that I will probably not wait for those twenty-four elders. While the living creatures are giving glory, you will hear my crown hit the floor.

Oops! Sorry everyone. The twenty-four elders were to go first, but I couldn’t wait!

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