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God Explains Himself In Scripture: The Person, Nature, And Operations Of God

Updated on March 22, 2018

* all [bracketed] words in Scripture verses are mine *

This article is a lesson using the premise that God has revealed Himself in very specific ways in His word, the Bible. I tried to make specific statements based on the revelation present in Scripture that explains God as much as is possible for finite man can understand an infinite God. In regular print italics is a summation statement as if God had spoken it. Then after that in bold italics is a source Scripture for that statement. Articles such as this have a bit of adhesive to speculate on things too high for humans to know. I think that what I have added will not endanger the Biblical accuracy in the statements about God and His dealings with man and Satan and sin.

I am the only true God. There is none beside Me.

"Therefore You are great, O Lord God. For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears." (2 Samuel 7:22)

Know that I, your God, am one God .

"Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one." (Deuteronomy 6:4)

Although I am referred to in Scripture as the Father, and as the Son, and as the Holy Spirit, I am one (1) LORD..

"In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name." (Matthew 6:9)

"Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, 'Truly You are the Son of God.'" (Matthew 14:33)

"But Peter said, 'Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.'" (Acts 5:3-4)

I desired to personally reveal Myself to the creation I love.

"No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his Master is doing but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you." (John 15:15)

I have revealed Myself in three ways. The first way is in My very creation itself.

"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse." (Romans 1:20)

The second way I revealed myself is by the incarnation.

"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Father), full of grace and truth." (John 1:1, 14)

"For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him." (John 1:17-18)

The third way that I revealed Myself is by the written word. I have had written in a book, words that I know will explain things about my nature for mankind to know. I used symbols and concepts, relationships and stories, parables and history, and other things mankind has in their collective experience, to describe things far above them in nature, in substance, and experience. These things many times are not actual descriptions, but a glimpse, to reveal something I want pondered and considered.

"The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the Words of this law." (Deuteronomy 29:29)

Some things I did not dictate to be written, because in their present sinful form, mankind could not receive it.

"Jesus answered and said to him, 'What am I doing you do not understand now, but you will after this.'" (John 13:7)

"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now." (John 16:12)

I am so far above my creation in substance, morals, values, knowledge, and comprehension, that it is hard for My creation to understand how I have given them traits similar to Myself. I have given them, so study what I have written and find out about Me.

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts nor are your ways My ways,' says the Lord. 'For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.'" (Isaiah 55:8-9)

"So God created man in His own image, in the the image of God created He him; male and female created He them." (Genesis 1:27)

"Study to shew thyself approved to unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)

First and foremost, I have a respect for the personhood of every human being I create. Each person's destiny and their eternity is their choice. I do this because I do not and I cannot deny Myself My Own nature nor will I contradict Myself. I have said man has his destiny to decide and I will not I deny any person their personhood and right which I have given them to choose for themselves their path.

"If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself." (2 Timothy 2:13)

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me." (Revelation 3:20)

"I call heaven and earth today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live." (Deuteronomy 30:19)

There is none above Me.

"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." (1 Chronicles 29:11)

I Am all knowledge.

"Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite." (Psalm 147:5)

I Am all wisdom.

"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of our God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out." (Romans 11:33)

I Am all power.

"God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: that power belongs to God." (Psalm 62:11)

I can do anything.

"I know You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You." (Job 42:2)

"But Jesus looked at them and said to them, 'With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'" (Matthew 19:26)

I am pure.

"Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who may stand in His holy place? he who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully." (Psalm 24:3-4)

I am holiness.

"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory.'" (Isaiah 6:1-3)

I Am justice that cannot be denied.

"The just Lord is in the midst thereof; He will not do iniquity; every morning doth He bring His judgment to light, He faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame." (Zephaniah 3:5)

I Am mercy beyond any comprehension.

"But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children." (Psalm 103:17)

Around every one of the operations of My person is love.

"Beloved. let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." (1 John 4:7-8)

One day one of my creation, began to think on the circumstance of his life. He reasoned in himself until his thoughts showed flawed reasoning that once formed turned to sin. He rebelled against his position, his God, his purpose. Once he did that, evil was easy for sin was found in him.

"And there was war in heaven; Micheal and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found anymore in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Revelation 12:7-9)

Satan reasoned on My nature as he knows it. He noted My holiness, my justice, my love. He introduced sin to My creation, mankind, thinking he would make Me turn my attributes against one another. But My thoughts were above his thoughts and My ways were above his ways.

I had known what He would do because I know the end at the beginning.

"Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is none like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure." (Isaiah 46:9-10)

Satan reasoned in himself: [God cannot deny Himself of His own person and nature. God is holy and cannot tolerate sin. God must punish and wipe out sin. His mercy will not cancel out His justice. His love will make His heart hurt. All will see the contradiction in Him. He would have to destroy mankind, but then He would be seen as a failure. Or, He will forgive mankind, and He will be seen as less than just. In displaying His justice, they will see no love. In displaying His love, they will see no justice. His kingdom will be like a deck of cards, that, with but a slight breeze of sin, will come crashing down. I will appear more reasonable than He].

I, God, knew mankind would sin. I knew that they would need a redeemer, yet sin must be punished. Justice must prevail. Love must be the operative word. Holiness demands separation from sin. I could not deal with sin and be holy because holy demands I be apart from it. I knew man would need a choice. If none were given, they would have to be apart from Me forever. I knew that the devil that was named Satan, would need a place that would be a punishment designed for him. There is no place else for unrepentant sinners to go but with their father the devil.

"You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it." (John 8:44)

"Then He will also say to those on the left hand, "Depart from Me, you cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels." (Matthew 25:41)

I God came to earth in human flesh, I God told Joseph to name Me Jesus.

"For in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily." (Colossians 2:9)

I was born of a virgin because it was through the male Adam, that sin entered mankind. I had no human father but I was conceived by the Holy Spirit so I had no human blood since the gene for blood comes from the father. I had the Father's blood. I had God's blood.

"Therefore, just as through one man [Adam] sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned." (Romans 5:12)

I lived the law of God without sin.

"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." (Hebrews 4:15)

I was crucified unjustly, but that death paid for the sin of every single person ever born. In Jesus, God punished all sin by unleashing His wrath on Me as I symbolically became sin for every man, and then God my Father turned His back on Me who "became" sin.

"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21)

"Now from the sixth hour to the nineth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the nineth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice saying, 'Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" (Matthew 27:45-46)

"But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the law and the prophets, even the righteousness of God, though faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." (Romans 3:21-24)

Now it is possible for every person to open the door of his heart to God. It is their choice. Choose life and come home unto your rest. Don't pay for your sins yourself by an eternity with the devil. Accept what has been done for you, take it into your heart and live. I love you, all of you, so much. Come to Me while there is time.

Dear reader: God wants to be able to use the blood of Christ to pay for your sin. He wants every single person, His whole creation to live with Him in His holiness but He will not force anyone to make that decision. All one must do is believe and ask Jesus to save them. If you have not talked to God like this before, stop what you are doing and pray this prayer with me. Now this is not a magic incantation but a heartfelt cry to a Holy God. Pray:

Dear Jesus, I know I am a sinner and the weight of my sin is upon me. I know if I died right now I have no way to get to heaven because my sin will not let me in. So I cry out to You to save me. I need the value of Your blood applied to the debt I owe for my sin. I can't pay for my own sin for I have no righteousness of my own. I believe that You died for me, that You were buried for me, and that You rose the third day for me. I turn from my life of sin to You as the only way of salvation. Thank You Lord for hearing my prayer that I pray in Jesus' name. Amen.


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      Robert E Smith 3 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I will thoroughly enjoy any writing you do plus, I have to get to the others I'm sure I have not read. As far as Facebook, I spend more time than others I know. I scan it many times a day for the prayer ministry. I see people in need that I pray for, people that need encouragement. There is some crisis counseling I have done on there. I have no Twitter, or any other. I just have the FB for family and friends and gospel to anyone that will listen. I have my articles on my timeline. I don't think anyone reads them but they are there. Always my friend Tam, Bob.

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      Tamarajo 3 years ago

      I have been editing much in my older stuff as well. I miss being on here more frequently than I once was but there is always this fight between living all this out with those around me and the study and writing. I could be content to study, learn, read, and write 24/7, seriously!

      I'm constantly asking God for wisdom about how most wisely to utilize time in terms of what God wants me to do because time is so precious in the sense we will never get it back and only what He wants done really matters. I have cut social networking down to only using fb for private messaging and business matters, twitter for quick share or insight and G+ to save things I want to remember or use later for something. My telephone time is when I do mundane things like housework. Always trying to squirrel away some time to do this because I love it so much.

      God is just so simply stunning!! could spend all day everyday just looking at Him through His Word and creation : )

      God bless you Bob its always a blessing!

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      Robert E Smith 3 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Hey friend, Love this bumping into you again. I had really missed you and I have let too much time keep me from interacting with you like this. Thank you for the kind words. About two years ago I went back and revised (actually rewrote) all my old hubs. I still have a handful that I am not certain whether I will publish them or just end up deleting them. Many people were caught on the title and many said they did not read right away because they were put off by the title. I was sold on the title right away because the Bible is God explaining Himself. I am very happy that you thought that it was what I thought it could be. I respect your articles so much and I am overjoyed that you were blessed. Love, Bob.

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      Tamarajo 3 years ago

      Hi Bob,

      Not sure how I missed this gem. I loved the arrangement as well as the revelation! Surely captures the essence of the Father's heart as well as glorifies and magnifies His greatness and goodness. All glory to God!

      Beautifully done

      God Bless


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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Wow. The Lord sure is blessing His work. Thank you LadyT11. I'm so happy that you are blessed by this. I look forward to reading your hubs and knowing that I have been introduced to another of Christ's daughters. Glad to meet you, my sister. Love, Bob.

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      ladyt11 7 years ago

      The spirit of God in me rejoices at the powerful, deep understanding and accurate description of him. This is so well written and explained, if I had no knowledge of him and was not saved this would cause me to take a second look and consider giving my life to christ. This hub reminds me of his love and provision for me. Your relationship with him shines. You are OUTSTANDING!!! May God continue to bless and keep you. This hub is literally annointed!

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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      It was a labor of love DeBbie. Sometimes the perspective on a situation changes when one looks at it from the others perspective or even when someone else speaks the same words. Another case of me being blessed when you are blessed.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Nobody, Marvelous! Thank you for sharing this GOD inspired "Message" through HIS WORD! It is indeed powerful! I know the Lord pointed me here today...

      OH, How precious is the NAME of JESUS! OH How wonderful is the BLOOD of JESUS! It has cleansing Power! HIS WORD is ALIVE! PRAISE GOD!!! "May the words of my heart and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight! OH LORD my strength and my Redeemer!" We can totally TRUST GOD and HIS WORD!!!

      Bob, Thank you for sharing! "Greater is HE that is in us! Than he that is in the world..." My heart is REJOICING!

      In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Thank you for reading and I know you will pray for exactly that to happen. I want to get to heaven and see that this ministry has snagged a lot of people for Jesus. Love ya Lifegate. Bob.

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      William Kovacic 7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      N B, that was great especially the appeal for salvation at the end. You never know how God might use that in someone's life. Thanks for your faithfulness to Him.

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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I was hoping it would be a blessing to all who would read. Our Lord is an amazing God. His revelation is so awesome. I am so thankful to have you as my sister. I love you too, Lottie.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! I love it when a Word of God Hub has Scriptures for references! What a wonderful Hub you have presented before us no body, I'm honored. Thank you my friend you are a Blessing from the Lord!!!!

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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      The Spirit was gracious to me and my lovely sister was such a wise advisor. God has loved us so much, given so much and continues to endure so much from us. He is mindful that we are but dust. As a Father He entreats us as sinners to repent and allow Him to save us with His blood. What a wonderful LORD we have! He has truly done all He can to save everyone. Now all that is left is pray and witness and see who will respond to that love. Love you sis.

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      Judah's Daughter 7 years ago from Roseville, CA

      Hi brother! I'm finally here! And, I just have to say this is such an anointed hub!!! I absolutely love the worship of our LORD, the way He reveals Himself to us, the thoughts of His Adversary (which are also the thoughts of the children of the Adversary, even today), and how you show the reasons God give man a free will ~ Salvation is here; salvation is now to all who come by faith and believe. AMAZING!! God bless you!!!

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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I am very happy that you enjoyed it. Sometimes a different perspective in storytelling refreshes the whole story. Might even give a new insight or two. Hope it does. Love you. bob.

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      John Cain 7 years ago from Dayton, Texas

      A wonderful fullfilling hub. God bless you,

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      fred allen 7 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      It was brilliant how you made the appeal using scripture and tied them together with short first person declarations with God as the first person. As though the whole commentary were written by God Himself. Loved it!

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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      The only way to live, brother. Give yourself to the Scriptures and all of your life makes sense. God is so awesome. So much He has revealed of Himself and unlike anything made up by man. His fingerprints are all over the Bible. Thank you Dave. Love you brother.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Praise God! what a marvellous Hub. The scriptures touch so many different topics. I will take every scripture and allow it to fill my soul with God's lesson.

      Brother Dave.

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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      You mean God wanted me to write them for you. Truthfully, they are some of my all time favorite verses too. And I am blessed when you are blessed. Have a wonderful day. Love. Bob.

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      Joni Douglas 7 years ago

      Absolutely marvelous!

      You included my all time favorite verses from Isaiah 46.

      May God Bless You.

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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I thank you for your confirmation brother. God doesn't create sin and this is how it makes sense sin would enter him. You can kinda see the wheels working in his head. You can imagine him thinking, "Ooh I have Him now. There is no way out of this." I imagine his fury at how easy it was for God to solve this problem. As a matter of fact God knew the answer before He created anything. It's so cool. Love you brother.

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      Afro'smistake 7 years ago

      I love how you wrote this hub! espcially the part about the devil's reasonings


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