God! God! God! Best defined when undefined; a Fire that may not be touched; a Life too great for shape of image; a Love for which there is no equal name. Who is He? God. What is He? God. Of whom begotten? God. He is at once the question and the answer, the self-balance, the All.”
“God is not to be described in parts; He is to be comprehended in the unity of His character.”
God’s name is so flippant today. It is no longer sacred causing us to be filled with reverential awe. No, I’m not talking about the world out there. They are already ignorant of God, but I’m speaking about those who say they are His children. Supposedly the blood-bought, the redeemed–those who think they are on their way to heaven to spend eternity with the One whom they mock and take His name in vain.
God is not an exclamation! His is not three letters!! He is the Creator; the Almighty; the holy I AM! He is a consuming fire and He is love. He is jealous and will have no other gods before Him. Everything about Him is holy, and yet man, those in the church will lower His name. There is one thing that He esteems higher than His name–the Word. I’m not talking about a book, or some verses, but the Theos. “In the beginning was the Word…”!
I mentioned in the Paine on Monday that I was concerned that the Spirit is not welcome in many churches today. He is not talked about because He is not known personally. The same is true of God. Those in the church do not want to hear a sermon dealing with theology (the study of God); they instead like to be tickled or at least come out of church feeling goooood. To speak or preach on God’s holiness who make those in the congregation cower, and their self-esteem might be damaged. As Parker said, we do not dissect God, we must take Him in His entirety.
Why do people in the church have the same issues that those in the world have? Don’t give me the excuse, “I’m only human,” or “We’re not exempt from the world.” Those are true statements, but do you not have God living inside you? Doesn’t He offer you power–the power to overcome? But, no wonder, He is simply “OMG” to most in the church. He is not God. We fear Muslims and terrorists, we fear politicians, we fear economic collapse, we fear old-age, we fear working for a living, we fear famine, we fear global warming, we fear–fear. Lord, help us through the jungles! Listen to Parker again, “Fear God, and no other fear will ever trouble you.”
“And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!”
–Exodus 3:14 (AMPC)