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Summary: God is perfect, glorious, and wise. Yet there are three things that God cannot do...

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I. GOD IS SPIRIT

A. JOHN 4:24 -- GOD IS SPIRIT

B. LUKE 24:39 -- SPIRIT HATH NOT FLESH AND BONES

C. SEEING GOD IN FULLNESS IS THUS RESERVED FOR THE FINAL ORDER

1) I CORINTHIANS 15:50 & 1 JOHN 3:1-2

D. GOD AS SPIRIT IS FREE, UNBOUND, KNOWS NO LIMITS OF ANY KIND (2 CORINTHIANS 3:17)

II. GOD IS INFINITE

A. GOD IS UNLIMITED, HE TRANSCENDS EVERYTHING IN CREATION

B. THIS IS PICTURED IN HIS EXALTATION

1. ISAIAH 6:1, 1 KINGS 8:27, NEHEMIAH 9:5

C. EL ELYON -- GOD MOST HIGH (GENESIS 14:18-22)

D. GOD IS FAR GREATER THAN EVERYTHING FINITE

E. JOB 11:7-9

F. GOD IS HIGHER THAN HEIGHT, DEEPER THAN DEPTH AND BROADER THAN BREADTH

G. NOTHING IS LIKE HIM, HE SUBMITS TO NO FINITE MEASURE, HOWEVER GREAT THAT MEASURE MAY BE

H. WHEREVER THERE IS THE FINITE, THERE IS GOD’S CREATION BUT NOT GOD HIMSELF

I. THUS MAN’S PROPER ATTITUDE IS HUMILITY -- BOASTING SHOULD ONLY BE DONE OF GOD

1. PSALMS 34:2

2. ISAIAH 2:11

III. GOD IS EVERLASTING

A. GOD IS WITHOUT BEGINNING OR ENDING, HIS DAYS CANNOT BE NUMBERED

B. GOD IS THE GREAT "I AM" (EXODUS 3:14) -- ETERNALLY CONTEMPORARY, EVERLASTING NOW

C. BEFORE ABRAHAM, I AM (JOHN 8:58) -- ETERNITY OVERARCHES TIME

D. GOD IS THE ONLY ONE WITHOUT BEGINNING, MIDDLE OR END (PSALMS 90:2), NEITHER BEGINNING OF DAYS NOR END OF YEARS

E. TO SAY "GOD IS" DOES NOT MEAN HE DWELLS IN PRESENT FOR "PRESENT" IS A WORD USED BY ONE CONFINED BY TIME

F. HE LIVES ETERNALLY (ISAIAH 57:15)

G. SON EXISTED WITH THE FATHER BEFORE TIME (JOHN 1:1, JOHN 17:5)

H. GOD WILL EXIST WHEN TIME IS NO MORE (PSALMS 102:25-27)

I. THE ETERNAL GOD ENTERED TIME AND SPACE IN JESUS AND BROUGHT ETERNITY INTO OUR HEARTS -- WE HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE

IV. GOD IS UNCHANGING

A. ALL OF CREATION IS UNDERGOING CHANGE

B. GOD IS GREATER THAN WHAT HE CREATED IN THAT HE DOES NOT CHANGE (MALACHI 3:6)

C. THERE IS CONSTANCY AND STABILITY IN ALL HE IS AND DOES -- HE DOESN’T FLUCTUATE FROM ONE EVEN TO THE NEXT

D. GOD IS THE ROCK (DEUTERONOMY 32:4)

E. JAMES 1:17 & HEBREWS 13:8 & HEBREWS 1:8-12

F. YET HE IS NOT FIXED STATUE -- HE IS THE UNMOVED MOVER

V. GOD’S PERFECTION -- OMNIPOTENTENCE -- ALL POWERFUL, ALMIGHTY

A. JEREMIAH 32:17, HEBREWS 1:3, EXODUS 15:6, EPHESIANS 1:19

B. NOTHING IS TO DIFFICULT OR BEYOND HIS CAPABILITY

C. JOB 42:2, GENESIS 18:4, LUKE 1:37, MATTHEW 19:26

D. HE ONLY DOES AND WILL DO THINGS IN HARMONY WITH WHO HE IS -- HOLY, LOVING, TRUTHFUL

E. NOT OMNICAUSALITY -- GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS BUT IS NOT THE CAUSE OF ALL THINGS

F. NO ONE CAN THWART GOD’S PURPOSE

G. OMNIPOTENCE DEMONSTRATED IN HIS MIRACLES

H. GOD’S OMNIPOTENCE SHOULD PRODUCE A LIFESTYLE OF FAITH IN US (1 CHRONICLES 29:11)

VI. GOD’S PERFECTION -- OMNISCIENCE -- ALL KNOWING

A. 1 JOHN 3:20, JOB 37:16, PSALMS 147:5, I SAMUEL 2:3, PROVERBS 15:3, HEBREWS 4:13, JEREMIAH 17:10

B. GOD’S KNOWLEDGE IS IMMEDIATE. IT IS NOT ACQUIRED THROUGH REASON, REFLECTION, EXPERIENCE OR STUDY. ISAIAH 40:14.

C. GOD’S KNOWLEDGE INCLUDES FUTURE -- FOREKNOWLEDGE -- ISAIAH 42:9, PSALMS 139:4 & 16

D. GOD KNOWS YOU BETTE3R THAN YOU KNOW YOURSELF -- JEREMIAH 17:9-10, EZEKIEL 11:5, 1 SAMUEL 16:7, PSALMS 139:1-2, MATTHEW 10:30


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