In holy Scripture, there are fragmented testimonies of WHO GOD IS. This is an attempt to collect them in a document. It is a rung in the ladder of getting to know God if indeed that is possible. You certainly must realize from the beginning that getting to know God will not be like getting to know a man. God does not live like a man in a house nor does he drive a car, use email, or phones, watch tv or hang out where he could be seen yet He does all of these things through holy people.
Ultimately, the best way to get to know your Maker better is to give your life back to him and come to the knowledge of how to walk in his Spirit. There "THE ANOINTING THAT ABIDES WITHIN WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS." (1 John 2:27) There are some things you can begin to do today to draw closer to God. By doing so, you can hope to learn of him and his mysterious ways.
Perfection cannot be experienced without the Spirit of God filling an individual, yet God is a Spirit outside of us to be worshiped. The Saints worship God by his Spirit within. King David, one of the greatest of Saints wrote: "O GOD, MY HEART IS FIXED; I WILL SING AND GIVE PRAISE, EVEN WITH MY GLORY. (Psalm 108:1)
It was by the power of the Spirit of David's glory that he sang in the beauties of holiness and gave praises unto God.
The Church receives the incorruptible seed in the Baptism of the holy Ghost and worships with little power in the Spirit while Saints filled to overflowing with the fountain of living Waters worship God with their glory in Christ.
Here the finite are trying to understand the infinite when so very few have PURCHASED GOLD TRIED IN THE FIRE to become filled with the Spirit of worship. Be careful of your present understanding of God. It is an understanding that will grow as you grow spiritually. Were you to totally turn your life over to God, serving him day and night for the rest of your life, to earn your way into the beauties of holiness treasured up in Sainthood, you would gain a much better opinion of who God is through experience than you would in relying on Scriptures alone.
Nonetheless, an accurate understanding of the Scriptures is necessary. Saint John ate the book into his understanding. It was sweet to the taste, but bitter to the belly. (Revelation 10:10)
There is no searching out God's understanding. (Isaiah 40:28) Many boast of their high intelligence and disregard the one who gave them intelligence.
"IT IS THE GLORY OF GOD TO CONCEAL A THING: BUT THE HONOR OF KINGS IS TO SEARCH OUT A MATTER." (Proverbs 25:2) Look for concealment in everything God does. He will be known by faith before he is known by words. "DRAW NEAR TO GOD AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU." (St. James 4:8)
God "SITS UPON THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH, AND THE INHABITANTS THEREOF ARE AS GRASSHOPPERS." He "STRETCHES OUT THE HEAVENS AS A CURTAIN, AND SPREADS THEM OUT AS A TENT TO DWELL IN." (Isaiah 40:22) Airplanes fly through the omnipresent God and do not know it. Multitudes drive to and from work within the omnipresence of God and are unmindeful of him. He can reach you but you cannot reach Him. He can read your thoughts and comprehend your motives better than you, but you cannot search His Divine Mind.
The only way to put on the mind of God is to put on the mind of Christ who is the God-man sent by the LORD God as His Word Incarnate. Even then you cannot search the Infinite Mind of God but you will develop a God Consciousness and will know God better as your comprehension of His Word grows by your obedience and sacrifice unto Him.
God told the Israelites, "The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine;
for you are strangers and sojourners with me." (Leviticus 25:23)
Some of you Real Estate Agents should know from this verse God does
not like your selling his land. The land belongs
to Him who created it. The LORD has made the Hebrew people
"strangers and sojourners" with God in this world, and
the Gentiles are grafting into this relationship. They are a separatist
people as you should be,... knowing we are just passing
through this world.