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What the Bible reveals about God -God is a Spirit, invisible, present everywhere

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One of the questions that is not very clear to people is actually how God looks.

People very often imagine God as an old man with a white beard sitting on a throne, so he is sometimes full of love and helps people a lot, and sometimes full of anger that expresses anger to punish disobedient people. In addition to imagining God like this, people often make a god out of material which they find in their environment such as stone, wood, metal or something similar. But the Bible is very clear on this point so we read

 

"And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.“

                                                                                                           Gen. 1: 2

 

,,Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?”

                                                                                                           Ps.139: 7

 “God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth."

                                                                                                          John 4:24

 

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.."

                                                                                                             2 Cor.3: 17

 

We see that God is a Spirit and then it is clear to us humans that it is not possible to make the image of God from some material because God is a spirit and the Spirit does not have a body, so it is not clear what kind of body he really needs to make to "look" like God. God himself hates and forbids actions, and we find those prohibitions in several places.

 

"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth:”

                                                                                                            Exodus.20: 4

, , Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up [any] image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I [am] the Lord your God. "

                                                                                                            Levit. 26: 1

"Thou shalt not make thee [any] graven image, [or] any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the waters beneath the earth:."  

                                                                                                            Deuteronomy 5: 8

                       ,, Neither shalt thou set thee up [any] image; which the Lord thy God hateth.”

                                                                                                           Deuteronomy 16:22

"Cursed [be] the man that maketh [any] graven or molten image, an abomination unto the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth [it] in [a] secret [place]. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                           Deut.27: 15

We have seen that God is a Spirit and as such He is unlimited, infinite and something that has no limits cannot have a body as we know it and He is not limited in space or time in the body and therefore when people make images of God they actually put him in a mold that is limited and in reality God is something completely different and He cannot put himself or push himself into some creation that people would worship at will. And another important thing is that God is a Spirit and as such He is invisible to our eyes so there is a dilemma how to make something you have never seen except to use imagination and then you can make a god just the way that suits someone best. In that variation it is possible to make an unlimited number of gods but the question is whether it is the real God and the answer is of course negative because there are not many gods but only the One and only He and the Spirit and we cannot see Him as a Spirit so we cannot even make Him and we have seen that every such attempt is contrary to By the will of God.

We need to believe in God and accept what God himself has revealed to us and not burden ourselves with proving what we are already revealing that God is a Spirit. We as limited human beings do not have enough knowledge and capacity to understand even a part of God's infinity, we are something we have learned about earthly laws and we spend a lot of energy to get to know what is happening outside the earth but what to say to what is written in 1 book of kings except that God is a Spirit.

 

                       ,, ... But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?.. "

                                                                                                                 1 Kings 8:27

The Bible has proved to us that God is a Spirit, which means that God does not have a physical body as we know and as we can see and we can freely say that God is invisible to us. This claim is confirmed by God himself.

Here is what Job says about God:

                        “Lo, he goeth by me, and I see [him] not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.. “"

                                                                                                             Job 9:11

"Behold, I go forward, but he [is] not [there]; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold [him]: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see [him]:

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                                                                                                            Job 23: 8-9

And the apostle John gives us information on this topic and tells us who revealed the invisible God to us

"No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].."

                                                                                                       John 1:18

In Colossians we have a description of the Lord Jesus Christ and here is what it says about God being invisible

,,Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:”                                                                                                         

                                                                                                       Col. 1:15

The same quality of God is mentioned by Timothy in his hymns

"Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, [be] honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen."

                                                                                                       1 Tim.1: 17

"Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen."

                                                                                                      1 Tim 6:16

And here is another verse where Moses is described who believed in God when he left Egypt.

“By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible."

                                                                                                     Hebrews 11:27

 

So we cannot see God with our physical eyes, but we can always believe in Him and that is His will, and now let us mention another quality that arises from this topic. We said that God is infinite, immeasurable, unlimited, we also saw that God is a Spirit. and as such He is present everywhere. This quality is quite logical because God controls all processes and events and is incomprehensibly a large number of activities that happen at one time, but God has control over everything precisely because he is omnipresent.

We have already mentioned the verses from 1 Kings which say that God is not God only on earth but the heavens above the heavens do not allow him to encompass means much more than what we know

 

 

                   ,, But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?"

                                                                                                   1 Kings 8:27

We saw above that God is present in the distant universe, but he is also present on earth because Job says that there is no place where man can hide without God seeing him.

 

"For his eyes [are] upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. [There is] no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                     Job 34: 21-22

Here is how the psalmist describes in detail the omnipresence of God

 

,,Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the seaEven there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about meYea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”

                                                                                                            Ps.139: 7-16

Here are a few more verses that confirm God's omnipresence

 

"[Am] I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord."

                                                                                                  Jeremiah 23: 23-24

     "The eyes of the Lord [are] in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

                                                                                                   Proverbs Sol.15: 3

""[Am] I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord."

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                                                                                                            Jeremiah 23: 23-24

"Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down: And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:”

                                                                                                    Amos 9: 2-3

 

"Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

                                                                                                  Hebrews 4:13

 God has revealed to us that the Spirit is invisible and omnipresent and it is ours to believe in God.

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