Define God?

DEFINE GOD?

Jesus, our supreme authority on God, defined God as being Spirit (Jn.4: 24). Can science dissect the molecules of a spirit? It is absurd because a spirit has no molecules. But God is not a spirit but Spirit. Before creation began, the Spirit, or breath of God was hovering over the unformed mass (Gen.1: 2). This Spirit is being, energy or source of power that can wheel the entire universe. The immensity of Spirit is beyond our comprehension. Our planet earth is but a speck in the Spirit’s domain.

Spirit or God were many things. He is multiplicity. The Hebrews used the plural “Elohim” rather than the singular “El.” Jesus identified God for us as Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Mt.28: 19). Spirit could indwell humans and angels. That is why nothing is impossible with God. He is universal but also personal. How can this be? How is electricity transmitted? In a similar way, but on a much larger scale, Spirit, breath, air or oxygen is transmitted to all of us. Man in particular has been endowed with a double portion of God’s breath. First man was part of the substance over which Spirit hovered and second when God created man as a separate being from the rest of creation (Gen.2: 7). Man was created in the image of God and therefore was expected to act and behave accordingly (Gen.1: 26-31). For that reason, Jesus also described the Father in Heaven as being stern and to be feared more than anyone else (Mt.10: 28).

How do we address God? By what name are we to call on Him? Moses asked that question and the heavenly messenger informed Moses that he has to be content with the fact that God was the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God was the “I Am” (Ex.3: 14). The “I Am” in Hebrew is YHWH, with the help of the vowels “a” and “e” it became Yahweh, a name for God. The Hebrews did not dare to use the formula as being too holy. Instead, they used the word Adonai or Lord. The word Jehovah is a further human deduction, probably by Martin Luther, to pin a name on God. When we add it all up, there is no name for God. How then can we reach Him? We can reach our Heavenly Father in the Name of Jesus who has become our “Immanuel or God with us” (Mt.1: 23). Without the Name “Jesus” there is no access to God (Jn.14: 6). Jesus is our gate to God’s world (Jn.10: 9). The New Testament knows of no other Name whereby we can be saved (Ac.4: 12). The Father placed all the decisions in Jesus’ hands (Jn.5: 19-27).