Who Is God?

 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. John 17:3

Who is God? A question that has been asked in centuries past and is still being asked today. God is so many things at the same time – but it is the church’s responsibility to provide Spirit-filled answers to those who are asking. Who is God is a question akin to asking who is man?

In an attempt to answer this important question, some have sought to use the many attributes of God to help explain who God is. For example. to say God is the creator does not fully do justice to the question. Because before He created the heavens and the earth, who was He? He was God before He created anything.

Now to answer this all-important question, there is no better person to help us out than Jesus Christ.

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:1-3

Jesus was the express image of the person God. An image is the reflection of reality. In other words, Jesus was a direct reflection of God. The image you see in the mirror is you. If you look different from the image you see in the mirror then there is something wrong. Jesus is God because He was the very image of the personality of God.

The Answer To Who Is God Is That God Is Eternal Life!

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. John 17:3

Jesus provided a clear answer to the question when He was praying in John 17.

Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He [a]should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. John 17:1-3

Eternal life is to know God! In other words, God is eternal life! Now the word eternal has been misunderstood by many believers. The average believer thinks of eternal life as a life that we will have in heaven (“future”), and not something we have now.

The Greek word translated as eternal is aion. It literally means always. So eternal life simply means life always. All the time life. God existed before He created anything. He is life eternal (always), from beginning to the end of time. He is a being who is principally life at all times. And out of Him came every type of life – including the human life.

Therefore, to clearly answer the question of who is God is quite simple – He is that being or person who is life eternal. Because to have eternal life is to know God. Every other characteristic of God, such as light, love, peace, etc, all stem from the fact that God is life eternal. Without life, there is no light. Without life, there is no love, etc.

 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”Joh 4:24

Life eternal exists as Spirit. He is not natural as a human being. He created flesh and blood and gave it a type of life. God exists as Spirit. To have Him (eternal life) is to have access into the realm of the spirit. There are different types of spirits but the Holy Spirit is God because He is different from other spirits. If God isn’t life eternal, absolutely nothing would have existed. He is life principle before any other attribution.

Now, the way God lives is by speaking. When God speaks a word, He is releasing Himself. He manifests himself through words. An encounter with the word of God is an encounter with life eternal. He sustains all things through words. He carries himself in His Word.

63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

One cannot have eternal life until he receives the word of life. The Word knows the way to life eternal (God)

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6

So the next time anyone asks you about who is God, the simple answer is that He is life eternal. He is life without an end. Anyone who has Him also has life without an end. God is “I AM WHO I AM” because He is life eternal. Stay blessed

Read Further: John 3:16, John 10:10

Prayer For Today

Holy Father, I thank you in the name of Jesus Christ for unraveling your Word to me. Thank you for the gift of eternal life in Christ. I walk in the consciousness of this truth, and I believe that by the glory of your life, I live above any opposition of the enemy. Amen

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