God revealing himself

who is God

God is the creator of the universe and everything in it. He has always existed, and he always will exist. He is perfect, and he is good. He is holy, and he is love.

what does the bible say about God

The Bible is very clear that God is a Trinity, that is, one God in three persons. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are each fully and eternally God, yet there is only one God. This mystery of the Trinity is a central doctrine of the Christian faith.

The Father is the supreme authority over all things (1 Corinthians 15:27). He created the universe and all that exists in it (Genesis 1:1). He has always existed, and he will always exist (Psalm 90:2). He knows everything and sees everything (Psalm 139:4). He is holy and just and good (Psalm 145:17).

The Son, Jesus Christ, is eternal and divine (John 1:1-2; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:8). He became a human being—being both fully God and fully man at the same time—in order to save us from our sins (Luke 1:26-38; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 2:14-18; 4:14-16; 5:8-9).

The Holy Spirit is also eternal and divine. He was involved in creation (Genesis 1:2) and he fills the universe (Psalm 139:7). He works in our lives today, convicting us of sin, teaching us, helping us to obey God’s Word, and giving us spiritual gifts to use for his glory (John 16:13; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 8:9, 14; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11).

how do we know that God exists

How do we know that God exists? This is a question that has been asked throughout history. There are many ways to answer this question, but ultimately it comes down to faith.

The existence of God is an absolute fact. It is not based on human reasoning or logic. It is a supernatural revelation from God Himself. The only way to know for sure that God exists is to ask Him to reveal Himself to you.

If you sincerely seek God with all your heart, He will make Himself known to you. The Bible tells us that those who seek God will find Him (Deuteronomy 4:29). It also tells us that anyone who comes to Him will not be rejected (John 6:37).

If you have never sought after God, why not do so today? He is waiting for you with open arms.

how has God revealed himself

God has revealed himself in many ways. He has revealed himself through his word, through his creation, and through his Son, Jesus Christ. God continues to reveal himself to us today. He reveals himself to us through the Bible, through prayer, and through the Church.

in creation

In Genesis, the opening book of the Bible, we read that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). From this one verse, we understand several things about God. We learn that He is the Creator and that He is eternal. This one verse also teaches us that everything that exists had a beginning – except for God.

We see God’s handiwork throughout creation. The Psalmist writes, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1). When we look at a beautiful sunset or gaze at the stars on a clear night, we are seeing evidence of God’s creative power. The apostle Paul writes, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Romans 1:20).

In addition to revealing Himself through His creation, God has also revealed Himself to us through His Word – the Bible. The Bible is “God-breathed” and is profitable for teaching us about who He is and how we can please Him (2 Timothy 3:16). As we read His Word, we learn about His attributes – those things that tell us what He is like. We learn that He is holy, just, merciful, gracious, and loving. We see these attributes on display throughout Scripture as we read about His interactions with people.

In addition to revealing Himself to us through His Word and His creation, God has also revealed Himself to us through His Son – Jesus Christ. Jesus is “the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15) and “in Him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17). In Jesus Christ, we see what God is really like. We see His love for us demonstrated in Christ’s death on the cross for our sins. We see His grace extended to us in our salvation. And we see His power over death in Christ’s resurrection from the grave.

Because of all these ways that God has revealed Himself to us – through His Word, through creation, and through Christ – we can know Him personally. As you get to know Him better through reading your Bible and praying daily, you will better understand how great and good He really is!

in scripture

In Scripture, we see that God has revealed Himself in many ways. He has revealed His character through His creation, His works, and His Word. He has also revealed Himself through His Son, Jesus Christ. Scripture tells us that God is love (1 John 4:8), and that He desires to have a relationship with us (Jeremiah 29:13). In order to have a relationship with us, He sent His Son to die for our sins (John 3:16).

in Christ

In Christ, we see God’s character and nature most clearly. Through Christ, we see that God is loving, merciful, gracious, and just. In Christ, we also see that God is holy and demands holiness from us. We see that God is perfect and calls us to be perfect as well.

how should we respond

if God is revealing himself to us then how should our response be and what does that look like. There are a few things that we should take into account. One is that we need to be careful not to put God into a box.

in worship

When we gather together for worship, our response should be based on what God has done for us. We should respond in worship because of who God is, not because of what we can get from Him. Our response should be one of reverence and awe, acknowledging that He is the Holy One who deserves our praise.

in obedience

God has given us everything we need to know about himself in his word, the bible. He wants us to respond to him in obedience, which is the act of doing what he has commanded us to do. We are not perfect, but when we repent and obey him, he will forgive us and bless us.

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