THE MOST HIGH GOD OF THE BIBLE
The Most High God of the Bible created the heavens, the earth, and all life. This God made Himself known to the human race by communicating to many Hebrew prophets through direct encounters, through visions, through prayer and through supernatural events. These prophets in turn, spoke God’s message to their respective audiences, and some prophets were authors of the books in the Bible. This same God who spoke through the prophets of the Old Testament (Hebrew Tanakh ), spoke through Jesus the Christ and his apostles in the New Testament.
One of the earliest names used to describe this Creator-God was “The Most High God.” It was used by both Abraham and Melchizedek circa 2000 BCE. Both of them were surrounded at that time by the polytheistic regional gods and goddesses of the Mesopotamian and Chaldean people groups, and the term, The Most High God, was a contrasting witness to the One, True, Creator-God who had revealed Himself to each of them.
Later during the time of Moses, this same God revealed and identified Himself with the names: “I Am the I Am,” “YHWH,” “The God of Abraham-Isaac-and Jacob,” And to later prophets, God used many names that describe His essence: “I am the Beginning and the End,” I am the Rock,” “I am the Lord, there is no other”,” “I am the Maker of All things,” “The Holy One of Israel.” “I am the Lord your God.”
What follows in this blog are six summary statements which describe the One True God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, the Most High God of Abraham. Beneath each statement are the supporting verses taken from the Bible. The reference for each verse is included so you can look up each verse in the Bible. You can find the Bible online (with search function) at:
A. There is only One True God, and God is One:
Deut 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Isaiah 42:8 I am the Lord, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.
Isaiah 43:10 Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.
I, even I, am the Lord, And besides Me there is no savior.
Isaiah 44:6 I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.
Isaiah 44:8 Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.
Isaiah 45:6 I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.
Jer 10:10 But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King
I Cor 8:4 We know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one.
Gal 4:8 However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature, are no gods.
I Tim 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus
James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!
B. The Most High God is the Creator/Owner of heaven and earth:
Gen 14:18 Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;
Gen 14:22 I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth.
Isaiah 45:12 Thus says the Lord, The Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: ….I have made the earth, and created man on it. I—My hands—stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.
Isaiah 45:18 For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord, and there is no other.
Isaiah 48:12 I am He, I am the First, I am also the Last. Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth, And My right hand has stretched out the heavens; When I call to them, They stand up together.
Rev 4:11 You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.
C. The One True God has made himself known as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God (Plural-Elohim) created the heavens and earth.
Gen 1:2 The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Gen 1:26 Let us make man in our image. Also, 3:22; 11:7
Psalm 2 You are my Son,…… Kiss the Son.
Psalm 110:1 The LORD said unto my Lord, sit Thou at My right hand, until………
Prov. 30:4 Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know?
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 48:16 Come near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; From the time that it was, I was there. And now the Lord God and His Spirit have sent Me.
John 10:30 I and the Father are One.
John 10:33 For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.
John 15:26 But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
John 16 See John 16 for many more references.
D. God the Son was begotten (came forth) from the Father in eternity past. He was not created. (Angels are created beings, and of course we humans are also)
Psalm 2 I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me,‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You.’
Prov 8 The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.
Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.
John 1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
Heb 1:5 For to which of the angels did He ever say:“You are My Son, TodayI have begotten You”?
I John 4:9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
E. God the Son (the Word, the Logos) was instrumental in creation of the universe.
Proverbs 8:30 When He marked out the foundations of the earth, Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman; And I was daily His delight,
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
Heb 1:2 spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
Colossians 1 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and on earth,
Gen2:2-3/Ex20:11/Luke 6:1-11, The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath
F. God the Son took on a human body and was both fully God and fully Man.
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
Micah 5:2 Bethlehem….out of you will come He whose goings forth have been from everlasting to everlasting.
Malachi 3:1 the LORD will come suddenly to His temple
Colossians 2:9 …..Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;
Philippians 2 Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond-servant, and coming in the likeness of men.
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For additional reading see: The Most High God and the gods of Antiquity