Getting To Know God
Yahweh - The LORD
The Creator - The Light Of The World - The Glory Of God - The Aseity Of God
The First And Last
“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I [am] the First and I [am] the Last; besides Me [there is] no God.’”
By definition, God is uniquely eternal, self-existing, and self-sustaining, making Him “the First and the Last.” This means that God has no creator. There is no other entity that came before Him. Since God is self-sustaining, He doesn’t change. This means that He is also the means by which ALL other things exist. The world will expire, but God will remain. Though God is supremely and uniquely glorious this way, He desires to reveal Himself as King and Redeemer. God exercises His glory and power to bring His people unto Himself in order to share His glory to our benefit by His administration and control.
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