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I remember the late Rev Geoff Bingham who was an evangelist, author, minister, College Principal and lecturer. Geoff served in the Second World War and had been a prisoner of war. He was telling us one day in a Bible College lecture about the reading of Revelation 4. He told us about a student in a lecture that he asked to read Revelation 4 out loud. Geoff impersonated the student as he read the following phrase from verse 8.

“holy, holy, holy, is the lord god almighty, who was and is and is to come!”

The student spoke as if telling us about what the weather was going to be like that coming day. Geoff stopped him and said to him, NO, this is how you should say that verse…

“HOLY, HOLY, HOLY,

 IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY,

WHO WAS AND IS AND IS TO COME!”

His voice boomed throughout the Bible College rooms. Geoff Bingham would have been in his early 60’s when he lectured me in 1982. A strong and rugged man who had charisma and spoke as one who had survived death many times and now lived for the Gospel! But at no point did he want any glory or accolades, rather, all glory to the only God who is seated on the eternal throne. 

There is none like our Lord God Almighty. The prefix omni means “all,” so the three divine attributes can be paraphrased by saying that God is “all-powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere present.”

“Omnipotence means that God is in total control of himself and his creation. Omniscience means that he is the ultimate criterion of truth and falsity, so that his ideas are always true. Omnipresence means that since God’s power and knowledge extend to all parts of his creation, he himself is present everywhere. Together they define God’s Lordship, and they yield a rich understanding of creation, providence, and salvation.” Written by John M. Frame.

O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you! You show unfailing love to thousands, but you also bring the consequences of one generation’s sin upon the next. You are the great and powerful God, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. You have all wisdom and do great and mighty miracles.” Jeremiah 32:17-19, NLT.