God Declaring Himself!
No one is qualified to define who God is but God Himself, or those in whom He has placed His own words, i.e. His Son Jesus Messiah and his chosen Apostles.
“For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God” [Jesus speaking] (John 3:34).
“For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me” [Jesus’ prayer to the Father]
Jesus spoke the very words of God, but there is nothing more powerful in Scripture than the Lord God Almighty, our heavenly Father Himself, declaring who He is!
“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.”
“And the Lord descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth…”
Isaiah 37:23: [God says]
“Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? And against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? Even against the Holy One of Israel.” Please note: God our Father calls Himself “the Holy One of Israel” no less than 26 times in the book of Isaiah.
“Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.” Note: God is our ultimate “savior,” but He has used “saviors” (Neh. 9:27; Obad. v.21; Luke 1:47; Acts 5:31; Acts 13:23; I Tim. 4:10; Jude v. 25).
“Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.” Notice carefully the personal pronoun “I.” One entity, being, person is speaking – not three!
“Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any.”
“Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.”
“I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.”
“Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker. I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.”
“For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.”
“Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? Who hath told it from that time? Have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.”
“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.”
“Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour besides me.”
“And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else.”
Could anything be clearer? Could God have said it any plainer? Let me ask you a question. What part of “one,” “alone,” “none else,” “by myself,” or “none beside me,” don’t we understand? “I am God the Creator, I am one, I am alone.” My friend, hasten to come into agreement with God regarding this most important truth!