God describes Himself

God Could Not Describe Himself

I know. What kind of title is this?

Not literally the kind of topic to discuss on a blog like this. Yeah. But could you follow closely? Please? 😊

Words: Beautiful but Inefficacious

Words are an essential part of our co-existence as humans. They help us share our thoughts, knowledge, and life with other people.

Do you have the slightest idea of how much chaos we’d have in the world today if there were no words for us to toss among ourselves? Life would likely be a nightmare if there were to exist without words – and language (since words are the building blocks of language).

Remember the tower of Babel? It became a failed project the moment God made their words unusable amongst themselves.

But as beautiful and useful words are, there are certain things you really cannot explain with them.

Let’s assume you’re trying to portray your nature before someone who just met you for the first time.

Yes, more like in a job interview, but in this case, you’re trying to convince them about who you are, not what you can do.

Would you have a conversation like this: “Hi, I’m Meb, and I’m a very kind, generous, and submissive woman”?

Or would you rather have that person experience your kind, generous, and submissive self?

Have you also wondered why people always anticipate the film adaptation of their favorite books – even when they’ve read the book a million times?

Words Were Not Enough for God

God has some issues with words too.

They are not enough to help us see Him for who He truly is. Such that when Moses asked God what He would say to the children of Israel in Egypt, guess the response God gave?

Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

Trust me, behind that ‘I AM’ are a million unspeakable descriptions of the Almighty that could not be communicated in mere words. And this is why God backed up Moses’s visit to Egypt with signs and wonders (descriptions beyond words).

And as God led His people out of Egypt and kept interacting with man, He didn’t stop the signs and wonders because He wanted them to know Him, and words alone wouldn’t make a hit.

Even after He had inspired prophets to express His nature and being to man, that still did not suffice – although it set the stage.

A Physical Description of God

So, God sent Jesus not only to blot the sins of humanity but to reveal Himself in a manner humans would understand. Jesus came as the Only Begotten Son, who declared God (John 1:18). He is the express image of God (Hebrews 1:3) and described himself by saying He that hath seen Me, hath seen the Father (John 14:9). Simply put, God sent Jesus to reveal Himself to the people of the earth.

However, Jesus ceased to have a mortal body after His time on earth, and human beings could no longer see God physically. Yes, we have a record of Jesus’s life from which we can learn about the person of God. But God still wouldn’t leave us at the mercy of words alone.

God Describes Himself In Us

He gave us His Spirit! He put Himself in us! He was like, “Alright! Go ahead and experience Me!” 😁

Without God’s Spirit, trying to know Him by reading the words “I am,” “the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,” and “the Holy One of Israel” would only leave us with very little knowledge of God. By themselves, those words do not do justice to the description of the nature of God – not to mere men!

However, with the Spirit of God, you and I can have firsthand, hands-on knowledge of who God is and make sense of all the descriptions of God in the Bible!

Glory to God! 💃🏼💃🏼

God couldn’t describe Himself enough using words, so He’s given us His Spirit for a better understanding of His person!

If you’re yet to be a partaker of the person of God, don’t worry. You’re not left out. All you need to do is accept the life and sacrifice of Jesus by clicking here. And yes, congratulations! You can now know God (and what he can do) for yourself!

In subsequent posts, I’ll share a few steps you can take to truly know God by His Word and Spirit He has given us.

Peace!

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6 thoughts on “God Could Not Describe Himself”

  1. Wow
    It’s the quest to continue to grasp the point for me. This is great! God left me with the Holy spirit to have an experiential knowledge of Him.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Adeshina Emmanuel

    Glory to God for the deposit of His Spirit in mortal men through faith in Christ Jesus. Thank you Meb for this truth. Reading through this was refreshing. What an awesome way to end a day.

  3. If God had made any specific statement or discription of himself, he would have limited himself and also limited the possible knowledge men can have about him.
    Isaiah 40:28b – there is no searching of his understanding (person)
    so for man to best understand him is to have him in them which words couldn’t convey but himself (his Spirit within us)

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