Trying To Understand the Attributes of God

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The attributes (or, essential characteristics or qualities) of God are a bundles of features which are BEYOND the understanding of man.

The attributes of God are, therefore, unknowable to man because man has NO experience with ANY of those qualities.

Man can guess.

Man can speculate.

Man can imagine.

BUT, man cannot KNOW those attributes because man has nothing to compare God’s characteristics to.

A FEW of God’s better-known attributes follow.

1- ETERNAL and INFINITE and FOREVER.

Man’s life is short–which is NOT necessarily a BAD thing, because man gets into so much trouble given his short amount of years on earth.

The reader might well imagine how much trouble man might land in IF he normally lived to be 200-300 years-old.

God ALWAYS was. God had NO beginning and has NO end. God knows FOREVER; man can only speculate on what “forever” means.

Words like “forever” and “infinite” are only WORDS to man, who believes that if a man lives to be 100 that man is OLD.

When Moses asked God about what name he should call Him, God told Moses I AM–meaning that God always has been and always will be.

“Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

“And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

“And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.”
–Exodus 3:1-6,10,13-15

This is the first attribute of God man has immense difficulty understanding.

God Himself tried to break it to man gently about how much higher God is than man (a creation of God).

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
–Isaiah 55:8-9

2- HOLY

Man is sinful.

God is HOLY.

God ALONE is HOlY.

“Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.”
–Revelation 15:4

God ALWAYS does what is right.

God ALWAYS eschews sin.

God is ALWAYS perfect.

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
–1JOHN 1:5

MAN, on the other hand, does NOT compare.

MAN can be said to be a SIN MAGNET.

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
–Romans 3:10-12

This is another of God’s attributes which man can NOT understand because man is in NO way, HOLY.

As God is.

3- GOD IS OMNIPOTENT.

omnipotent: one who has unlimited power or authority one who is omnipotent.

Man–regardless of how GREAT a man might believe himself to be–has his FLAWS and DRAWBACKS.

God has NONE of those defects.

As Jesus Christ pointed out:

” And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
–Matthew 19:24-26

“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
–Luke 1:37

No matter how powerful a man might become, he is NOT God.

Man will NEVER become God–even the “little g” gods that the media and entertainment like to prattle on about.

And so, man has NO understanding of omnipotence.

The list goes on…

MORE: Man’s Shortcomings: Trying To Understand the Infinite With Finite Faculties

DOES the reader believe the he can understand the qualities that make God God?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  March 11-13, 2022.]

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The Deadly Head Wound

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“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”
–Revelation 13:3

There may be no greater prophetic chapter in the Bible than Revelation 13.

The chapter reveals MUCH end times information that is nowhere else to be found in God’s Word.

It is Revelation 13 which contains the entire data sheet about the MARK OF THE BEAST (Revelation 13:16-18).

It is Revelation 13 which contains many important details about the man of sin (the false prophet; the false messiah).

It is Revelation 13 which also contains much useful information on the one-world government; the one-world government’s composition; and, the world’s acceptance of the beast government.

And so, it is Revelation 13–EXCLUSIVELY in God’s Word–which relates what is known about the ‘deadly wound’ suffered by one of the heads of the world beast government.  OR RATHER, the deadly wound AS IT WERE.

What does ‘as it were’ mean?

The phrase “as it were” is a parenthetical phrase used to point out that another part of the sentence is either not quite accurate or a metaphor. You can think of it as having the same meaning of “in other words,” “in a manner of speaking” or, more literally, “but that’s just a close approximation of what I really mean.”

So how does ‘as it were’ affect the meaning of the beast’s deadly wound?

FIRST, it is important to determine who or what beast mentioned in Revelation 13:3 is referring to.

God’s Word is the absolute guide in this manner–and the Bible states that the ‘beasts’ are either 1) kingdoms [nations] or 2) the kings [leaders] who rule those kingdoms.  Which is which is determined by the context of the sentence in question. Since there are NO kings mentioned in the Bible having more than one head, the ‘beast’ referred to is a kingdom: in short, the end times one-world government.

“After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”
–Daniel 7:7-8

“Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.”
–Daniel 7:23

Practically ALL of the smiling wolves who operate as ‘Bible teachers’ teach that the ‘beast’ in Revelation 3 is a MAN and this MAN suffers a mortal head wound.

The ‘Bible teacher’ who teaches otherwise is unheard of.

It is telling that God’s Word ALSO reveals HOW the beast’s wound was achieved.

By a ‘sword.’

“And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”
–Revelation 13:14

In God’s Word, “Sword” is VERY OFTEN a synonym for “war.”

So, there is an end times country which is one of the leaders of the one-world government and this country APPEARS to suffer an overwhelming defeat–before making what APPEARS to be a miraculous recovery–and just not any old recovery: this country makes a ‘MIRACULOUS’ recovery.

So much so that the men who dwell upon the earth worship the world-wide government because of this ‘miracle.’

HOWEVER, one thing the reader might keep in mind: the deadly head wound suffered by the SWORD is ‘AS IT WERE.’

DOES the reader know of any countries which might fit this description?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  March 9, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

IMPORTANT END TIMES CHOICE: Believe God’s Word OR Believe What Others Say About God’s Word

Christianity or religion: a choice

IF the reader is REALLY concerned about getting the truth from God’s Word, he can STUDY God’s Word.

OR, he can listen to the various stories which are told by those who pretend to explain God’s Word.

This is particularly true during the end times–and this is especially true of those who gather in the churches.

WHY ELSE does the reader speculate that so many stories about what God’s Word SUPPOSEDLY says are told?

Some of these stories are told by trusted teachers.

Some of these stories are told by smiling wolves in the pulpits.

Some of these stories are told by publications which has been providing such stories for YEARS.

Regardless of who it is that is telling the story, the reader has to make a CHOICE.

The choice involves a little elbow grease on the part of all those who opt for studying God’s Word.

IF the reader decides to STUDY GOD’S WORD, then he should be prepared to read and study.  This will involve a little time–and nothing, it seems, is more important to moderns than their TIME.

On the other hand, IF the reader decides that the stories told by trusted storytellers is the way to go, then this will NOT require much time at all.

It doesn’t matter if the subject matter is the gathering together of the followers of Jesus; the specific events of the last days OR the particulars of ANY last days’ details: inaccurate information is NOT a good thing.

BUT, so many of those who dwell upon the earth during the last days will allow SECONDARY CONSIDERATIONS to influence what they believe.

One such SECONDARY CONSIDERATION is time: their time, to be exact.

And MANY of those who “go with the flow” do so because they feel they are just too pressed for time otherwise.

The reader has an IMPORTANT choice to make.

Either STUDY God’s Word to learn what it says is true OR learn from what others say God’s Word says.

WHICH will the reader choose?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  March 8, 2022.]

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ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

Prince of Peace?

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The world has really latched onto one of the many titles given to Jesus Christ.

Specifically, the title can be found in Isaiah 9:6.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

This is mentioned because earlier today, someone pointed out a magazine cover with a picture of someone purporting to be Jesus and the HUGE headline underneath the picture read “Prince of Peace.”

The person who pointed out the magazine then mumbled some words about “Prince of Peace.”

That same person appeared a bit surprised when it was mentioned that Jesus Himself had a somewhat different view–at least for the short term.

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”
–Matthew 10:34

[For all of the unbelieving readers: Matthew 10:34 is NOT a contradiction of Isaiah 9:6.  Matthew 10:34 is only a bit of additional information.]

Has the reader ever associated Jesus Christ with a SWORD?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  March 9, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

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