Infinite God: The Meaning
"Infinite God" means the God without any limits. Infinite is being endless, vast, immeasurable, and universally omnipresent. God is not confined as we are in our understanding, nor is He bound in any other sense. When John wrote the letters to the seven churches, in the words given to him by God, he says “Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come…” (Revelation 1:4) This describes God, who not only exist today but always has and always will.
In verse 8 God’s own words tell us “I am the Alpha [beginning] and the Omega [end] and the First and the Last.” Jesus Christ (God with us) is said in Hebrews 13:8 to be “…the same yesterday, today, and forever.” When this verse says He is the same, it is pointing out that His nature is unchanging and the grace He offers is currently and forever available to all who believe in Him.
The Infinite God: Understanding Him
A.W. Tozer said “God dwells in a mode of being totally beyond us and wholly above us and infinitely removed from us yet when we think about God we are trying to think about someone unlike anything we know. God says, who am I like? or to whom will you compare me? The answer being, nobody; nobody's like God, nothing's like God. God is like Himself.
We dwell in matter and space and time and we are creatures. God is not material; he doesn't dwell in matter. And he isn't spacial; He doesn't dwell in space. And he isn't temporal; he doesn't dwell in time. And he isn't a creature; God is a Creator, not a creature. God was before any creature was and as I have said before, nothing adds anything to God and nothing can take anything away from him.”1
We can begin to understand God as we become more knowledgeable through His written word and His Holy Spirit. God has revealed Himself, His character, and His nature by word and spiritual revelation. He beckons us to come to Him and to know Him.
The Infinite God: Knowing Him
As we begin to know the Infinite God, we are able to develop a relationship with Him, rather than to only know about Him. He is all-knowing and all powerful. He is sovereign and supreme. He is good, merciful and a loving God.
Knowing Him personally can change your life. With Him we can overcome adversity, and will have the comfort, guidance, and power of His Holy Spirit in our daily lives. The best part of all in knowing God is that He has promised us forgiveness of all sin and an eternal life with Him if we believe and accept His Son, Christ Jesus into our hearts.
It only takes a simple step to know Him. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Pray that He will forgive you of any sin and to strengthen your faith. He will be faithful to do this for you if you ask.
1 Facing the Infinite God was a sermon preached at Avenue Road Alliance Church, Toronto by A. W. Tozer
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