Before we begin on these three-very-hard-to-pronounce words, I want to share a gem I found in the Bible.
Side note- when I find a verse that's like "WOAH" I usually mark "Gem" beside it because it's a hidden gem in the Word. This is one of my gems.
Let's start in the days of old. In the days of Solomon.
Read 1 Kings 8:27
So, King Solomon, aka David's son who became King after Him, has built a temple for the Lord. This temple has been one of the most popular tourist sites and most visited places in the Old Testament. I looked up how he designed it and how it was mad, and it's so-so symbolic. Every little inch. It was pretty amazing. So, if you would like me to do a mini study on that, I would love to! Not sure if you guys would be interested?
Anyway, let's move on to when Solomon finally finished this temple. He stands in the altar of God and lifts his arms in the air and starts praying out loud.
But will God indeed live on earth? Even heaven, the highest heaven, cannot contain You, much less this temple I have built. (1 Kings 8:27)
Even heaven, even the highest heaven, cannot contain You, Lord. Then Solomon goes on to say that even this huge temple cannot even contain God. So just by this truth alone in the Word, we can talk about our first Omni-attribute!
The Latin word "omnis" means ALL. In allll caps.
So the other half of the word is "presens" which is present.
Everywhere I searched, the only further meaning of presens is: a tense expressing an action that is currently going on or habitually performed, or a state that currently or generally exists. So this is talking about God is and was, and is to come. He exists in the now. He is alive this very moment in time. And He also will exists in the future, just as He has in the past.
Read Matthew 28:30
Throughout the Bible we see that God is omnipresent.
Here are some other verses I found that you can look up later, if you want to! I'm going to start throwing them out!
God’s presence is so intimate that He not only sees everyone’s true character, what they say and do, but also what they think, and what they plan.
I mean, just imagine. When Jesus walked on the earth, God was there every second in heaven and with us. At the same time! That was just another example that I thought about. How would you describe God as Omnipresent? And how does His Omnipresence effect you?
All powerful. This is a very humbling truth. When I think of this word, this verse comes to mind.
Read Job 11:7-11
In Hebrews 1:3, it says He upholds all things.
And Colossians 1:17 actually talks about Christ. That by Him we exist. And that's not just you and me, that's everything. The forces of nature, the way the stars come out at a certain time in the day, the way that animals hibernate, the mysteries of when the storms blow in, the beauty of the ocean's waves coming and going. He holds all that. Guys. God bumps! He orchestrates it all.
Because He is all powerful, He's free to do what He pleases and gives Him glory, Romans 9:18.
There is nothing too difficult for Him either, Jeremiah 32:27.
He doesn't get tired, Isaiah 40:28.
With God, all things are possible. Matthew 19:26
This is proof of Christ defeating death when He resurrected. I think we put God in a box sometimes, I know I do. But when you lay out all of these truths it's aweing. Humbling.
How has God been all powerful in your life?
God knows all. All knowing. All powerful. All present.
Let's read Matthew 10:30
These attributes are definitely, well, let me say, more incommutable. We are mere humans, made from dust. We can't be everywhere at a moment in time. We don't have enough strength for holding up the universe. And we definitely don't know everything. There are still days that I learn basic lessons.
1 John 3:20
The omniscience of God is the truth that God is all-knowing; that He surrounds all knowledge of the universe past, present, and future. In the beginning, God created the world and everything in it, including knowledge.
Nothing can surprise Him. Nothing we can ever do can hide us from Him.
Just like Eve and Adam trying to hide themselves in the garden of Eden. God knew where they were. He knew the moment they took a bite of the fruit that they made their decision. But God, in His great mercy and grace made a plan.
His rescue plan for all humanity was on the shoulders of His Son. Jesus. Then why did God put the option of that tree in the garden?" Why? Because even though He has the power to do all things, He gave us that option to make for ourselves. To choose Him. To choose the Creator and Savior, the one who knows all. He wants us to choose Him over whatever idol we make for ourselves. God really is who He says He is. The evidence is all in the Word, and it's all over creation. We just have to look for it.
So, this is my question, have you chosen Him?