Who is God?

There is ONE God, but He has three “forms” known as the Godhead or Holy Trinity — Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

For there are three that bear witness in heaven:

the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit;

and these three are one.

1John 5:7

 

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all 100% God, but they have different roles and forms.  Although nothing earthly can compare to God, consider the following comparisons:  

  • Water can be a liquid, solid or gas, but all three forms are H2O.  Jesus came to earth in human form, but He now has a glorified form like His Father.  They sit side by side on the throne in Heaven while the invisible Spirit of God lives in believers. 
 God My Earthly Dad H2O
Father Father Water – Liquid
Son Son Ice – Solid
Holy Spirit Husband Steam – Gas

 Who is God-3 Forms of Water

Titles of God

The words “God” and “Lord” are really titles rather than names.  Some of the other titles for God are: 

  • God the Father and/or Holy Trinity – God*, El Shaddai (i.e. God Almighty), Adonai (i.e. Lord), Elohim (i.e. God(s)), Abba (i.e. Father), God of Israel, God of Abraham
  • God the Son – Christ** (i.e. Messiah, Anointed One, Savior), Immanuel (i.e. God with us), Second Adam, Son, Son of God, Son of Man, Prince of Peace, Lamb of God, Shepherd, Vine
  • God the Holy Spirit – Holy Ghost, Spirit, Spirit of God, Spirit of the Lord, Spirit of the Living God, Helper, Comforter
*God may refer to God the Father or the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (i.e. Holy Trinity). 
**Christ and Jesus are often used together (i.e. Jesus Christ) or interchangeably.

Names of God 

  • I AM (Exodus 3:14)–Translated as Ehyeh, YHVH, Yahweh
  • Jehovah* (Exodus 6:3) – English translation of the vocalization of YHVH
  • Jesus (Matthew 1:21) – English translation of the Hebrew Yeshua

*There are no vowels in the Hebrew language.  Vowels were added for Latin & English pronunciation.  The original Hebrew for Yahweh and Jehovah in English letters is YHVH.

 Characteristics of God 

Throughout the Bible, God is revealed as:

  • Omnipotent which means all-powerful.
  • Omniscient which means all-knowing.
  • Omnipresent which means ever-present.

BUT MOST OF ALL,

GOD IS LOVE.

 1 John 4:8- He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. (NKJV)

 

Let’s Pray:  Father,my El Shaddai, Jesus, my Lord and Savior, thank You for Your unconditional love.  Thank You for loving me even when I didn’t care about You.  I pray that everyone will know You and Your amazing love. 

QUESTION:  What special names do you have for God?  Use the comment form to share your thoughts.

Have a Victorious Day!
Marianne Clements

 

 

  • http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com/ Ann Musico

    Years ago I cross stitched the names of God and they are framed and hanging in my kitchen across from where I sit when I pray. I always choose one of the names of God each day to address my prayers to. I love them all but I think my favorite it Jehovah-shammah – The Lord is There – because it reminds me that He is always with me no matter how alone I might feel.

    • http://www.MarianneClements.org/ Marianne Clements

      Ann,
      That’s wonderful! Jehovah-Shammah – the Lord is There. Yes, He is always with us.
      Have a Victorious Day!
      Marianne