The Awesome God: His works and attributes
Pastor (Dr.) E.O. Abina
The General Overseer, Pastor (Dr.) E.O. Abina handled the day three teaching of the ongoing convention. The lesson as stated in the topic is a broad study on the attributes and works of God. The G.O. cited the psalmist’s expression in the book of psalms 104:24 where the psalmist appreciated the wonderful works of God. God is the owner and creator of the whole universe.
In the lesson, the G.O. made the congregation understand that the awesome work of God has started since “in the beginning” (a timeless age) where He created the Heavens and the Earth in six days after which God Himself commented that His works were good. In the beginning, everything was good and perfect.
How was the world created? Pastor (Dr.) E.O. Abina taught that the congregation that it is only through faith that one can have an understanding of the creation. In his words; “it is by faith that we have the assurance that God is the creator of everything”. The G.O. further stressed that the power of the word which was used in creation was also exhibited by Jesus Christ in His earthly ministry. Jesus also stated the fact that all we need is faith…”believe and have faith that everything you have asked, you have received”. Pastor Abina further reiterated that one needs faith to work with God because human reasoning cannot fully understand and comprehend the works of God.
Going further into the lesson, the General Overseer took the congregation through the attributes of this Awesome God. The first attribute that was HOLINESS, while explaining this great attribute, the G.O. stated that holiness is an attribute God Himself wants us to share and exhibit as He is asking us in the book of Rom.12:1-2. Holiness is a virtue that can’t be hidden and it is what God wants us to show the world.
Another attribute of God is LOVE. Love has been the basis of everything that God has done for mankind. Since the beginning of time, God has never been economical with His love towards us even to the extent of giving out His only begotten Son (Jesus Christ) to come and die for our sins. Love is also an attribute that the Awesome God expects us to show to the entire world. The final attribute that the G.O. touched was MERCY. The forgiveness of our sins had been made possible through God’s mercies for us.