Daily Words of God: Knowing God | Excerpt 198
August 4, 2020
The Identity and Status of God Himself
God is the One who rules over all things, and who administers all things. He created all that there is, He administers all that there is, and He also rules over all that there is and provides to all that there is. This is the status of God, and the identity of God. For all things and all that there is, God’s true identity is the Creator, and the Ruler of all things. Such is the identity possessed by God, and He is unique among all things. None of God’s creatures—whether they be among mankind, or in the spiritual world—can use any means or excuse to impersonate or replace God’s identity and status, for there is only one among all things who is possessed of this identity, power, authority, and the ability to rule over all things: our unique God Himself. He lives and moves among all things; He can rise to the highest place, above all things; He can humble Himself by becoming a man, becoming one among those who are of flesh and blood, coming face-to-face with people and sharing weal and woe with them; at the same time, He commands all that there is, and decides the fate of all that there is, and what direction it moves in; moreover, He guides the fate of all mankind, and the direction of mankind. A God such as this should be worshiped, obeyed, and known by all living beings. And so, regardless of which group and type among mankind you belong to, believing in God, following God, revering God, accepting God’s rule, and accepting God’s arrangements for your fate is the only choice, and the necessary choice, for any person, for any living being. In God’s uniqueness, people see that His authority, His righteous disposition, His substance, and the means by which He provides to all things are all unique; His uniqueness determines the true identity of God Himself, and it determines His status. And so, among all creatures, if any living being in the spiritual world or among mankind wished to stand in God’s stead, it would be impossible, as would be trying to impersonate God. This is fact. What are the requirements of mankind of a Creator and Ruler such as this, who is possessed of the identity, the power, and the status of God Himself? This should be clear to all of you here today, and should be remembered by you, and it is very important to both God and man!
—The Word, Vol. 2. On Knowing God. God Himself, the Unique X
The Status and Identity of God Himself
God’s identity is Creator, Ruler. He is unique amongst all things, all that there is. None of God’s creatures, man or spiritual, can portray, replace His status or identity. For there exists only one among all things with this identity, authority, power, and ability to rule over all things. It’s the only One: Our unique God Himself. God rules and reigns over all things. He created, administers, and provides for all there is. God rules and reigns. This is His status and identity.
He lives and He moves among all there is. He can rise up high and be above all things. He can humble Himself to become a man, becoming one among those of flesh and blood. He meets people, shares in their joys and sorrows. He commands all things, decides their fate. He decides the direction in which they move. He guides the fate and direction of mankind. God rules and reigns over all things. He created, administers, and provides for all there is. God rules and reigns. This is His status and identity.
All living beings should worship, obey, know this God. The only necessary choice for all men is to believe in, follow and revere God, to accept His rule and plan for their fate. God rules and reigns over all things. He created, administers, and provides for all there is. God rules and reigns. This is His status and identity.
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