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God's Eternal Existence
by Teresa Wiltz
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While teaching my niece and twin nephews Bible Study the other day, they inquired as to how God came into existence. This question is one that had never weighed on my heart or struck a chord of curiosity within my soul, therefore I had to sit down and give it some deep thought. I ended up telling the kids that God has always existed and that we must have unequivocal faith in this knowledge. Later that day, while gazing from my window at all the beautifully designed mountains, trees, and various forms of birds flying so elegantly in this awesome expanse that God calls sky, I became enraptured by this perfect picture and began pondering the question from earlier in which the kids had asked. A light switch clicked on in my head shinning some light into the existence of God Almighty.

After great lengths of research, a process I choose to do before composing spiritual messages, it was determined that the simple answer is based on how strategically this Earth and everything upon it was created by an Omnipresence who didn’t come into existence; but who is the very essence of existence. There is not one human being walking the realms of this Universe who is capable of producing such an extraordinary magnitude of brilliance. This world was designed by the one true God ever known to mankind; and salvation gifted to all through His Son—Christ.

Palm 93:2—“Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.” When Moses was led to climb the Sacred Mountain of God, here is what occurred as revealed in the book of Exodus 3:13-14—“And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the children of Israel, and shall say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say to them? And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.”

John 17:3~“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

There is some controversy surrounding the very character of God; for instances most people think of Him as a gentle spirit who lacks the emotion of anger. I was raised with a reverent fear of God instilled within the depths of my heart. However, some people are unable to imagine the degree of severity attached to God’s wrath; too terrifying for human contemplation. Others hold the delusion that God’s wrath is not in harmony with His goodness and so they completely banish it from their beliefs altogether. The following Bible verses will offer some insight into the flip side of God’s gentle nature that we all can appreciate from a perspective of higher authority. After all it is this very book which provides moral guidance and knowledge for living in accordance with God's will.

As we begin to examine these scriptures, we will discover that God has made no attempt to conceal the evidence of His mighty wrath. God is clearly unashamed to make it known that vengeance and wrath are integral aspects of His character:

Isaiah 13:6-16—“Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.7 Because of this, all hands will go limp, every heart will melt with fear.8 Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them; they will writhe like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.

9 See, the day of the LORD is coming—a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger—to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.10 The stars of heaven and their constellations
will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.

11 I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.12 I will make people scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble; and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the LORD Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.

14 Like a hunted gazelle, like sheep without a shepherd, they will all return to their own people, they will flee to their native land.15 Whoever is captured will be thrust through; all who are caught will fall by the sword.16 Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes;
their houses will be looted and their wives violated.”

God is judging us for our present sins, but few souls are aware due to their distorted thinking, where they view judgment as an intangible prophetic fallacy safely buried in the death of a non-existent eternal life. Many people are caught in a deadly snare of their sinful lives, feeding the dark desires and self-indulgence of their depraved minds that turn a blind eye to the wrath and punishment following their irreverent hearts.

Romans 1:18-20—“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

The wrath of God is an essential aspect of knowledge for those of us who choose to preach the gospel of Christ. If we evangelize without speaking about the consequences of God’s undeniable wrath, we have not truly edified others with spiritual evangelism which is based on holy doctrine.

Even in learning about the wrathful side of God, we must still remember that His character is one of love, mercy, kindness, strength, forgiveness and a list of endless other holy attributes. It is important to always praise God, regardless to which part of His profound nature is exhibited at any given time; and also in all circumstances—peaceful or trying. As faithful Christians, we are to praise Him in our darkest hours and praise Him in the highest points of our lives.

God gave us the knowledge of Him in the Bible. So as humans we do realize the true God, yet we tend to constantly suppress this knowledge and refuse to worship and serve him. Therefore, the wrath of God is revealed against man, against his ungodliness and his unrighteousness. The only deliverance and salvation from this wrath of God is for us to receive by faith the righteousness of God which we need and which comes to us freely in the gospel.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You Father for being the mighty “I AM” and blessing us with Your bread of life and its mighty power made available for the nourishment of our souls. Help us to obtain the wisdom and strength provided therein as a means to stay focused and true to the Holy Spirit who dwells within the hearts of those of us who love and remain faithful to Your Word.

Thank You for blessing us with a spirit of discernment so that we are equipped to overcome the desires of a sinful nature and that by our free will we are able to transcend all forms of temptation during our travels through this complex world…to You—God be all the glory…in Jesus' precious Name…Amen~

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