Who is God? The most misrepresented being on earth.
Good question. The encyclopedic answer bores us. And the theologians’ answers to who (they say) God is, perplexes us.
First, let’s explore the textbook answer.
Who is God? God is a supreme being who exists outside of time. He is triune—meaning three—represented by Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God created the universe and humans. He exists outside of “the fall of man”—an inherited state of disobedience—which impacts creation due to man’s inability to choose right from wrong. When Moses asked God who he is, God referred to himself as “I AM,” meaning “I am,” “I was,” and “I will be.” Unlike humans, God is omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipresent (everywhere, because he is a spirit).
While God expresses forgiveness to humans through the death of his son Jesus at the cross, millions of people don’t believe God exists. Or worse—they don’t think God cares about humanity.
That’s the theological response—the 10th-grade answer.
But…who is God to you?
Now, not who do you think he is. Moreover, who does he say he is?
A manual would be great, wouldn’t it? A self-help guide explaining how we got here, and why we’re here.
For example, if you built an electrical appliance and sold it, would you include an instruction booklet?
Yes, right? Of course, you would.
And so did God.
If you’re composing a dissertation paper about the existence of God, then, by all means, use the textbook answer. But, if you’re trying to convince yourself about the merit of worshipping God, upgrade your explanation of who God is. Well, actually, upgrade your explanation a LOT.
Enter: the Bible.
A book that contains sacred writings accepted as coming from God.
Still, how do you know the Bible is the truth?
The Bible’s credibility shouldn’t be based just on historical evidence—did a man named Jesus really exist 2,000 years ago?—but rather, can you find Jesus today?
“To discover who God really is, we need to determine (and test) who he says he is. And he says he can be found. When we seek him.“—Natalie Wilkinson
The accounts in the Bible show people in various situations and how God deals with them. God’s nature comes through.
God refers to himself as “I AM” over 300 times in the Bible. But… what does “I AM” mean?
You hear mystery in these words right off the bat. God’s exact words to Moses were: “I am who I am.”
According to, ‘the statement “I AM” comes from the Hebrew verb “to be or to exist.” With this statement, God declared that He is self-existent, eternal, self-sufficient, self-directed, and unchanging. But this statement also declared that He is present.’
But why do we even have to ask who God is? Why don’t we just… know?
Man’s fall in the Garden of Eden separated us from God, sin separated us.
We can’t always sense him or feel his presence.
I didn’t “sense” God for the first 21-years of my existence. Until I looked for him.—Natalie Wilkinson
An nth Dimensional God in a 3D World
The fall diminished our ability to “see” beyond three dimensions.
Do you believe we live in a broken world?
Murder, rape, theft, poverty… and now—a worldwide pandemic.
You know life shouldn’t be this way.
As the BibleProject explains, imagine yourself as a two-dimensional object. You can only comprehend length and width, but not height or thickness. If a three-dimensional god passed through a two-dimensional world, you’d just see two sides of the god.
We live in a three-dimensional world, but how many dimensions is God?
Are there sides of God we can’t see in this fallen world?
And, can you limit an omniscient being to seven dimensions only, for example? Can our human minds even comprehend five dimensions?
If I were to ask you, “Who is Joe Biden?”
You’d probably respond with something like…
“He’s the president of America and a politician. He served in office as vice president to Barak Obama from 2009 to 2013.”
You may then go on to say he has a wife and two children (and probably voice your like or dislike for him!).
Notice how a lot of who a person is boils down to what they do—their profession or job.
Well, what is God’s profession?
You may know someone who’s a jack of all trades… Our God is the king AND master of ALL trades.
The talents he bestows on you originate with him and fall in line with what you’re supposed to do on earth, your purpose.
Each of us has a propensity or talent toward a particular industry.
Who is God according to his names?
Now, my next sentence may sound blasphemous—it’s not meant to—so I’m going to say it…
Does it matter who God says he is if you don’t experience him that way?
I’m referring to who God says he will be to you today and what will happen in your life IF you follow him.
Does God back your finances?
If you’ve ever surveyed average Christians, you probably thought to yourself…
“These people are buffoons. They tout the Bible, but their lives suck! They’re pitiful, powerless, and pesky.”
And you’re right, many are.
In truth? Most Christians don’t know any better. They fumble around in the dark, trying to figure out how to get the Bible to work.
And when they do learn how to get out of a situation, they don’t act. They believe the Bible, just not that part of the Bible.
I have a confession to make.
I was one of these people.
When I first came to God, I repented. And then boom—nothing happened.
Or so it seemed…
You see, God isn’t always focused on the obstacle you see. His gaze penetrates deeper, to the root of your problem.
If you don’t cooperate with Him, you’ll go around the same mountain. Again. And. Again.
Jesus refers to himself as the good shepherd, meaning he uses his staff to show you which direction to take.
You’ll have an unction or inner knowing when to turn right, when to stop, when to do a u-turn.
The absence of peace and confusion often means you’re going the wrong way.
If you know Jesus, your normal frame of mind should be peace.
There are times when friends or family insist you’re on the wrong track… But you know God wants you to head in that direction.
How do you think the Israelites felt as Moses headed straight for the Red sea?
Take tithing, for example.
Giving is a big one to God. I know it’s important to a lot of people, not just Christians.
If you’re on the lookout for an astounding ROI, then tithing is for you.
Even if you don’t believe in the Bible, tithing is foolproof (and recession-proof). Tithing just… works.
If you do tithe—you know you cannot fail.
Where should you tithe to?
Your local church or to a ministry that feeds you spiritually.
I do impossible Math.—God
When you take two cookies away from three, you’ll only have one left, right?
Somehow—and no one can explain it—when you take 10 percent of your income and give it to your church, you get back much MORE than 10 percent AND blessings you can’t buy, like fruitful relationships.
When Kevin Zadai died on the operating table, Jesus met him and said:
“My people won’t let me into their finances, and it’s obvious.”
Jesus acknowledges that people have money worries because they don’t follow the guidance on how to receive from God.
“Give to Cesar that which is Cesar’s, and give to God what is God’s.“
Let’s break down Malachi 3:10.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of Heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Such bold claims should mean that God has all your attention.
My experience? I stumbled into Malachi 3:10 because I ran out of options. Either God was real, or I was about to be $100 short. And hungry.
The next day—the first day I would’ve had no food, if God didn’t exist—the least likely person called to say they transferred $1000 into my bank account.
I’ve since learned that was God’s plan all along, to find out if I trust him. Well, actually, he knew what I would do. But I didn’t know if he realized I needed help ASAP.
If you only have one door in front of you—to test God or drown—you’re likely to do what he says.
Fact: He has to keep His Word.
Important: we’re not putting God to the test. He helps us with problems in front of us. We don’t create problems and then say, “Fix this.”
If you tithe, God is obligated to help you.
So that’s the catch, right? I have to do what the Bible says?
Well… how desperate are you?
Let me put it to you this way… If your new oven only burns chicken, wouldn’t you take the time to read the instruction book?
In the same way, if your life and finances aren’t blessed, don’t you want to find out why?
The two echoing questions behind Who is God?:
“Where is God in my situation?” and “Can he help me?”
In the end, God wants one thing…
It’s what he wanted from Adam and Eve. And it’s what he’s always wanted.
For you to believe him.
Will God allow you to come into awkward situations so that only he can deliver you?
You bet. He’s not the author of your problems. But it was problems that pushed Abraham, Joseph, Jacob, and Jesus into God’s glory.
In fact, sometimes, there’ll be no other way—but God.
If God can be fully proved by the human mind, then He is no greater than the mind that proves Him. -Billy Graham
Who is Jesus? Jesus is God in the flesh or human form. He is the second person of the Trinity.
Who is the Father? Father God is not just Jesus’ father, but our father, too. Jesus refers to God as father and not as creator. Their relationship shows intimacy and closeness. The concept of family stems from their relationship.
Who is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is the comforter, our helper. Most importantly; he is here on earth to guide you into your purpose.
Most importantly; God desires relationship
Maybe you’re going through a hard time, and you’re thinking:
But I’m suffering.
No, you couldn’t possibly.
I get it. I’ve been in your shoes before and I know how painful it is.
I can’t imagine what you’ve been through, and what you’re going through, but there’s one who does know.
Do we deny God’s existence because we suffer? Jesus, God in the flesh, went through agony – and he is the son of God!
The question, Who is God? goes hand in hand with, Do I accept the God of the Bible as my God?
God might exist.
I might not go to Heaven.
God might not exist.
I might not go to Hell.
I’m not ready to change. I’ll do it [insert date].
I might not go anywhere when I die.
Are you sure?
So the question is; who’s right? The Scientist who can’t explain how the big bang brought about the thrill of an orgasm? Or the atheist who believes nothing comes from nothing but bursts into tears at the thought of losing the dog they love so much?
There are two major reasons why people don’t believe God exists.
#1 Unanswered Prayers
Are your prayers answered?
Or maybe you’re apathetic towards praying?
I’ve had many unanswered prayers (some I’m thankful for!).
Unanswered prayers cause many people’s relationships with God to feel shipwrecked.
“I prayed; nothing happened.” or “What’s written in the Bible doesn’t work.”
Sound familiar? It did to me, for a long time.
Without the Holy Spirit, perhaps humanity would dissolve into a Lord of the flies-type society.
The Spirit, who’s referred to as “he,” creates a means of communication and interaction between you and God. Praying in tongues blocks unbelief and enforces God’s plan for your life.
All the gentiles in the book of Acts prayed in tongues as the Holy Spirit fell on them. ALL OF THEM.
Can I save you time?
Don’t let anyone tell you tongues isn’t for today or that only certain people receive tongues.
All who thirst for Jesus pray in tongues, eventually. Once you get out of your head.
A spiritual gift’s power can be perceived by the amount of controversy surrounding it.
Jesus told Kevin Zadai:
“The single most supernatural thing a person can do on this earth is to pray in tongues.”
I believe Jesus, don’t you?
But that’s not to say that what happens when we pray in tongues is written in stone. Tongues, like all things spiritual, is a mystery.
God is not looking at you and thinking, “Shame, man… weakling.”
When God sees a demon coming toward you… His First thought? “Cast him out!”
You’re made in God’s image, and the Omega doesn’t run from a fight. And neither should you.
Praying, tithing, obedience, and holiness pave the way forward to your destiny.
You need the Holy Spirit to enforce the plans God has for you.
What HE has for you will blow your mind. And I’m not referring to when you die; I’m talking about IN THIS LIFE.
Don’t get stuck and spend a lifetime wondering if tongues is real.
The true fight—and rewards—only roll in when you receive tongues.
Ask the Lord for the Holy Spirit and begin to pray in tongues every day.
#2 Walking by feelings/experiences
Man was cut off from sensing or “feeling” God at the fall.
Every person in the Bible who God exalted went through a season of preparation and waiting. And God prepares his children today in the same way—through waiting.
However, with enough time, waiting on God can make it oddly easy to doubt. After all, you can’t see God or hear him audibly. So you begin to question. Part of preventing this is sticking to your beliefs like a bulldog—bulldog faith. Can God lie? No.
Sure you can’t be fired from God’s waiting program, but you can stay in the same place year after year, going back into the same cycle until you pass your tests.
Answered prayers are linked to faith. When you call on God, you’re sending a message of trust and confidence in his ability to deliver you from whatever situation you face. Faith in God brings reward and answers.
You’ve got to have enough confidence in your God to not only believe his promises for you today but trust him for your tomorrow. If you truly believe in God’s character, you’ll remain consistent in your faith.
Satan plans to thwart your faith and thrash your trust in God so that you don’t receive what you’ve asked for.
Take God’s Word seriously and make sure you’re not falling for Satan’s lies. The world is counting on you to fulfill your purpose. God is love, after all, and he won’t—unlike people—drop you if you become a problem.
He loves problems.
The bottom line
I’ll end with one more area to focus on; arguably the most crucial factor in finding God and getting your prayers answered.
Sin thrills and terrifies. Your stomach flutters with elation, and dread. Your heart beats faster, and your flesh wants more.
I sure have.
God loves you, he really does. He loves you so much that the idea of not giving you free will was never part of the equation. And sometimes, when you choose wrong, that means gently pushing you in the right direction, toward the path he has for you.
Overt sin, such as theft, adultery, or murder, brings one thing: discipline.
Thankfully, discipline isn’t disqualification.
The quickest way to get stuck in a season of testing is to remain in sin you can’t shake. And it’s easy to get trapped there. But most people do.
Overt sin or hidden sin, such as sexual sins, can cost you 50 years.
Remember the man who was lame for 38 years? After he was healed, Jesus is straight-up with him. He told the man, “See, you are well again; so stop sinning, or something even worse may happen to you.”
And today, we don’t believe sin opens doors to sickness?
Satan’s modus operandi is to convince you God is not good, that God is not faithful.
His goal is to turn off your flame, to turn off your faith, to snuff out your trust in God.
Why is God misrepresented on earth?
Man makes assumptions about God based on the state of the world—and people judge God based on their unanswered prayers and the pain and suffering they’ve had to overcome.
As long as you are questioning God’s love and goodness, you cannot be in faith.
The point is; there’s a reason you want to know who God is. You want to know the One who created you and what he’s like.
But how far must you go to find him?
I believe you’re already tuned into the Holy Spirit as you’re here with me, looking to learn more about God.
But your next step? That’s all you.
So keep searching. Start praying. And know that you don’t need to “find” God…
He’s right next to you.
You think you’re looking for him, but HE is pursuing you.
What happens if Jesus lets you catch him? -Kevin Zadai
“God’s people who adhere to His instructions will dwell in prosperity.” —Kevin Zadai