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Chapter 2
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GOD THE FATHER


The Old Testament specifically reveals God the Father.

Since the beginning of time men have wanted to know more about God and His appearance.

Isaiah the Prophet had a vision of God the Father upon His throne.

Isaiah 6:1

"In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple."

Other scriptures also describe God upon His Throne.

Revelation 4, Ezekiel 1:5-21 and Ezekiel 10:1.

Above Gods throne is an emerald colored rainbow. In front of His throne are the seven Lamps of fire or the seven Spirits of God and a crystal sea like glass. Around His throne are Seraphim's and Cherubim's that worship Him night and day.

 

The following verses of the Bible reveal His greatness and magnificence:

Deuteronomy 33:26

"There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven ...in his excellence on the sky."

Deuteronomy 3:24

"O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?"

Psalm 104:1-2

"O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Psalm 145:3

"Great is the LORD ... and his greatness is unsearchable."

Psalm 115:3

"But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased."

Luke 1:37

"For with God nothing shall be impossible."

Genesis 18:14

"Is any thing too hard for the LORD?"

Isaiah 40:12-22

"Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance:

All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him.

It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:"

 

There are twelve aspects of God the Father:

1. He is the Most High God - El-eliyon

2 Samuel 22:14

"The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice."

2. He is God Almighty - El-shaddai

Genesis 17:1

"The LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am El-shaddai."

3. He is a God of majesty

1 Chronicles 29:11

"Thine, O LORD is the greatness and the majesty:"

Job 37:22

"With God is terrible majesty."

      Psalm 29:4

      "The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of

      majesty."

Psalm 93:1                                                                                                                                      

  The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty.

Every aspect of God, His entire being, His voice and clothes are full of majesty."

He is immeasurable

Isaiah 66:1

"The Heaven is His throne, the earth is His footstool and He measures the universe with the span of His hand."

5. He is eternal (outside of time)

Psalm 90:2

"Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God."

6. He is immutable (He never changes)

       Mal 3:6

       "For I am the LORD, I change not."

 

 

7.He is indestructible

     Acts 5:39

     "Ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against

      God."

8.He is omniscient (knows all things)

Job 34:21

"For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his
      goings."
9.He is omnipresent (He is everywhere)
      Psalm 139:8
        "If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell,
      behold, thou art there."
10. He is omnipotent >He can do anything)

     Luke 1:37

     "For with God nothing shall be impossible."
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      Psalm 50:12

     "If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine"              


12.  He is all wise

       Romans 11:33

       "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!

       How unsearchable are his his judgments, and his ways past finding

       out!"

      

God the Father has a wonderful Divine Nature.

His Divine nature is:

Holy -

Exodus 15:11

"Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness."

Glorious -

Exodus 24:17

"And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire."

Excellent -

Isaiah 28:29

"LORD of hosts excellent in working."

Righteous -

Psalm 145:17

"The LORD is righteous in all his ways."

Loving -

1 John 4:8

"For God is love."

Kind -

Psalm 117:2

"For his merciful kindness is great toward us."

Good -

Psalm25:8

"Good and upright is the LORD."

Merciful -

Psalm 103:17

"But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him."

Gracious -

Ephesians 2:7

"That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace."

Forgiving -

Psalm 86:5

"For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive."

Wise - 

Romans 16:27

"To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever."

All knowing -

1John 3:20

"God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things."

Just -

John 5:30

"I judge: and my judgment is just."

Truth - He is truth and all truth transcends from Him.

Deuteronomy 32:4

"A God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he."

Faithful - He will never disappoint or fail us.

Deuteronomy 7:9

"Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God."

Impartial -

Job 34:19

"Him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor."

Joyful -

Matthew 25:21

"Enter thou into the joy of thy lord."

Peace -

Ephesians 2:14

"He is our peace."

Longsuffering -

2 Peter 3:9

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, but is longsuffering to us-ward."

Gentle -

James 3:17

"But the wisdom that is from above is gentle."

Caring -

1 Peter 5:7

"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."

The Name "God the Father" is very special.

It reveals the very essence of His relationship with us, namely.  


This Fatherly relationship impacts our life in three ways:

1. God has received us as children that we can call Him our heavenly Father.

John 1:12

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God."

2 Corinthians 6:18

"And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."

2. Jesus said that we may pray to God our Father-

Matthew 6:9

" After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name."

3. God loves us and cares for all our needs.

Matthew 7:11, 6:26

"How much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?"

 

God the Father knows us intimately and thinks about us.

Psalm 139:1-17
"O Lord, You have looked through me and have known me. 2You know when I sit down and when I get up. You understand my thoughts from far away. 3You look over my path and my lying down. You know all my ways very well. 4Even before I speak a word, O Lord, You know it all.
For You made the parts inside me. You put me together inside my mother. 16Your eyes saw me before I was put together. And all the days of my life were written in Your book before any of them came to be.
Your thoughts are of great worth to me, O God. How many there are! 18If I could number them, there would be more than the sand."

 

God takes very special care of us.

He is concerned with our well being and we valuable to Him.

Matthew 6:30-32

"Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Therefore take no thought, saying, what shall we eat? Or, what shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things."

 

If you are born again of the Spirit you are privileged to be a part of Gods family.

Enjoy His wonderful blessings and honor Him as your Heavenly Father.

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