by Joseph R. Chambers
The God of Christianity is awesome because He is Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent. He is Sovereign in all these attributes. There is none that can approach His Holiness except the holy. In His Omnipotence, He is unlimited in all of His powers and there is nothing beyond His fullness. In His Omniscience, He is without limits in knowledge. He knows every thought and every nuance of wisdom in the Universe. In His Omnipresence, there is no reach in His great world that extends beyond Himself. His presence is capable of touching every sphere of His entire Heavens and creation.
This greatness is known in the beauty of His Godhead. He exists in three persons, each fully possessing the perfection of their individuality. Yet, each individual is a perfect part of the whole; so, that we do not have three Gods but one. This perfect unity is greater than our human reach can extend but will be understood when we awake in our future glory. It is a unity that sin robs from us but will be restored in our resurrection. The perfect oneness of the Trinity cannot be enlarged or reduced. To try and limit this truth is darkly harmful to the worshippers. One God in three persons fills the Holy Scripture.
The Father is the Omnipotence of the Godhead. All unlimited power extends from the person named the Heavenly Father. He is Omnipotent to the point that He calls things that are not into existence. His words instantly become reality. He cannot speak or think without the substance of His mind becoming the full result of what He thought. The Universe is the creation of every great idea He has conceived.
The Son of God is the Omniscience of the Godhead. As the Omniscient, He is the Word, both written and manifested. Every Word of the Holy Bible is as much Himself as is His own Person. He lives in the Scripture in such a manner that to read and devour the Word is to progressively know Him in your heart. You cannot possess the Word of God in your soul without possessing Him. The Word of God is only a dead letter until you let this Word possess you into the regions of your whole life. In possessing you, His authority masters you. It is life eternal and transcending.
God and Christ’s Holy Spirit is the Omnipresence of the Godhead. The Father is on His throne and His Son is at His right hand, but the Holy Spirit extends all they are into every realm of the Universe. Even nature is a material expression of the reach of the Spirit of Life. There is no fact of life apart from God. The person of the Holy Spirit is seen as “Seven Lamps of Fire,” because the duty of His office is to fill all the reach of God to all the fullness of existence. The darkest sinner owes their very existence to the life of God, which is manifested in the person of the Holy Spirit. The smallest creature in the world is a product of that life that flows by the Spirit.
The Father makes our “God in Three Persons” perfect in Omnipotence. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, makes our God complete in knowledge and Omniscience. The Holy Spirit makes our God Omnipresent so that there is not any place where they are not present. The perfection of the Godhead gives the devil an endless headache. Satan is so determined to be God that he is soon to produce an unholy trinity (Revelation Chapter 12, 13). It will be his last hoorah, because he is only a created being that rebelled and lied to himself. His time is almost over and his last action will soon be finished.
What a Creator we are invited to worship and experience! Unless we surrender and receive the greater life of the Spiritual realm, our physical life is extremely short and quickly passing. The name of the unwilling and resisting will be soon forgotten. “The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot” (Proverbs 10:7).
The Creator has a plan for you, but He made His plan your choice. If you resist that plan, the end is eternal judgment and the Lake of Fire. He does not send you there, you send yourself. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). This great Heavenly Father sent His Son to redeem you from Adam’s fall into sin. You are invited to bow before Him and give up the life you think you own, but that life has only been loaned to you. Your life has wonderful potential because He put His life in you; but that life is in your spirit hid behind the cloak of self. Only when self is relinquished can His life appear. It’s serious business and His Spirit is calling you to the love of God in Christ. His Blood was offered to cleanse you from the guilt of sin and self and to restore you to the rightful King that made you for Himself. Simply, surrender to Him and He will reveal Himself. The Holy Bible is where you will find all that He is waiting to give you, which is His gift of eternal life. Remember, your surrender must be complete before He can take control.