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"THE REALITY OF GOD"

A Word Study
By George Clouse


God impressed on me during my "quiet time with Him" while resting upon my bed, to do a Word Study using English words so that we might understand "The Reality of God". Many times we read things in the Bible, as well as hear Bible Expository Teachings that we embrace, yet do not fully understand. I hope this will be a blessing to you and you can understand God's word more readily in the future.

The first word I want to interpret is about God Himself. We are told He is Omnipotent; which means He is unlimited in power or authority; all-powerful; almighty.
The word omnipotent comes from the Latin word omnis, a prefix meaning all. We use omni which means all, as the beginning of the word and then we add to it. We add potent which also originates from the Latin word, potens, which is the present participle, to be able, have power; having or wielding authority, mighty. Now when we say omnipotent we can interpret the exact meaning of it. Omnipotent means He is God, all powerful, and there is no limitation in Him.

The next word is omnipresent. Again the first part, omni means all. Then we add present which comes from praesentia in French and Latin meaning the immediate vicinity of a personal nearness; the person or the personality of the individual; act, fact, or condition of being present; opposed to absence. Again, when we hear this word we will understand that it means God is always with us, no matter what. The Bible says in Hebrews 13:8, "He is the same yesterday, today and forever." Plainly stated, God is everywhere all the time for always.

The next word on our list is omniscient which again comes from omni meaning all.
Added to that is sciens which is Latin. Then scentis is the present participle of scire or to know. In other words it means to have infinite knowledge; knowing all things. Definitely God knows all things for He is the originator of them all. In Genesis 1:1 the Bible says: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."

Now I'd like to add one more word to our listing today. That is the word "seed" We are told in Genesis 1:12: "And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind, and God saw that it was good."

Seed is a potential of what is to come. If you hold a peach in your hand, inside of it is a seed. Inside of the seed is the potential to grow a peach tree which has peaches on it. Then that potential will again grow more trees and more peaches. What a great thing potential is. In like manner God tells us in Jeremiah 1:5; "Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." This says that God, who knows everything, and is all powerful, with all authority, sets our potential, or seed, in us before we are ever born. That seed or potential is there if we obey His leading and move in the pathways He directs us. It is our choice, but He has the power and authority and presence to bring it to pass. How about that? He did not make us a robot but gave us complete choice in all matters. He wants us all to go to Heaven but He gives us the choice and if we follow His leading then we end up in Heaven and if we refuse Him then we face the consequences. Realizing all these things I think Potential is a great thing. At this point I feel like coining a new word: "OMNIPOTENTIAL". God makes it possible and we decide to do it and then He brings it to pass.

We are told in Job 22:27 and 28: "You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you, And you will pay your vows. You will also declare a thing and it will be established for you." You notice it says that YOU pray and pay your vows and declare a thing and HE will then establish it. I don't know about you but that really thrills me!

I hope you have enjoyed this Word Study and receive many blessings, as well as health and prosperity from contemplating on it.




 

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