“Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come” Revelation 1:4.
I will never forget the day my son spoke with reverence toward God. It is a day every Christian parent hopes for, when their child comes to a realization that God is real, their faith is energized, and they begin to give tangible proof that belief is their own.
I entered the front door, and my son was standing by the entrance to his room. He asked me to read from Revelation 1, he stopped me at verse 4, ‘Grace to you, and peace, from him who is…” “Read it again,” he said, “Grace to you, and peace from him who is…” “Who is what, he replied?” “I have been standing here for fifteen minutes in awe at the fact that God is.” Such a statement gives evidence to a living faith!
The bible states the fact that God is, in many ways, from the pronouncement “In the beginning God…” to a voice from a burning bush that declares His personal name, “I AM that I AM.” Eventually and consistently, in the book of Revelation is this word, “From Him who is, and who was, and who is to come.” He is, because He is essential life, He was, because He was before us, and He is to come, because His is an indestructible life. (Hebrews 7:16)
It means very little when people say they believe in God, if their description of God is not biblical. There is faith that makes men hypocritical atheists, who say they believe in God, and all the while denying Him by their attitudes and actions.
The Christian is one who realizes the reality of God in the person of Jesus Christ; his is not simply an intellectual ascent to biblical facts, but a transforming faith that results in a transformed mind and life!