"For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called."
(Isaiah 54:5 KJV)
God is Awesome! The word Elohim is Hebrew and means God is the "strong one." It is used in the Bible in ways that imply sovereignty, creative work and the mighty work done for Israel. It is either singular or plural, depending on the verb used. It is used in Genesis 1:1 where the Bible states, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis 1:1 KJV). This verse shows our God in His creative work and is used with a plural verb.
The people all around the Hebrews had multiple gods with each one in charge of a different aspect of life. But the Hebrews had just one God with 3 aspects of Himself to do everything. This made them unique.
"Behold, I am the Lord, the God (Elohim) of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Therefore thus saith the Lord ; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it:"(Jeremiah 32:27-28 KJV). In this verse from the Bible, Our Awesome God is saying no man, god or nation can with stand His Will or ways since He can and will use any nation as He wishes. He is all powerful and can do anything He wants. Again, the Hebrew word, Elohim, is used when telling about Our Awesome God and describes His characteristics as strong, creative or a mighty work done for Israel.
When we read the Bible slowly and use the commentaries carefully, we can begin to partially understand Our Awesome God. This is one of several ways we can discover who God is, what God did, and sometimes why He did it. So continue reading your Bible and attending a church that actually teaches what the Bible says. God will bless you!
Our church is a loving church that wants to help others to a better understanding of Our Awesome God and His love, mercy and grace for all of mankind. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we love others while preaching and teaching from our Holy Bible about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Our church has a Bible Study at 9:30 AM on Sunday and Worship Service at 10:30 AM and then at 6:00 PM there is another Bible Study hour along with a children's program until 7:30 PM. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill