Who is God?
It is not easy to explain who God is in any language, but here’s a concise effort to explain in English who God is.
To know who God is, you have to start with His name. God formally introduces Himself to us in the book of Exodus. He starts with the explanation of His name before revealing His actual name.
And God said to Moses, “I AM THAT I AM,” and he said, "You shall tell the children of Israel this: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14)
In the next verse comes His actual name that was obscured as “LORD” in English Bibles and “Hashem” (translates: The NAME) or “YHWH” in Hebrew Bibles (omitting the Hebrew vowels). This was done so by the Pharisees because they believed His name was too holy to be casually mentioned. Although we should never take the Name of the Lord in vain, God, however does not want to hide who He is, He wants His name to be known in the earth. How else will we know who God is?
And God said moreover to Moses, “You shall tell the children of Israel this, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations.’” (Exodus 3:15)
“The LORD” is where the actual name of God appears in ancient Hebrew manuscripts, which is “Yehovah”. (if you want to know more about these findings, visit Makor Hebrew Foundation.)
Yehovah is His name forever and a memorial to all generations.
I AM THAT I AM conveys that God is existence; it reveals that He is the Creator who created existence and existence cannot be outside of Him. Another way the meaning of His name Yehovah is proclaimed in the Bible is: “the One who was, who is and is to come.” This appears in the book of Revelation several times: Revelation 1:4; Revelation 1:8; Revelation 2:8; and Revelation 11:17. He is who he is, He will be who he will be; He is the everlasting one, He is the beginning and the end, alpha and omega; He has no beginning and He has no end.
He is the Almighty One
He made himself known to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as the Almighty God (Exodus 6:3), and made a covenant with them. Through them He raised a people to represent him so that other nations might know Him and serve Him too. But they broke His covenant by becoming like other nations instead.
He sent them prophets to deliver them and bring them back into covenant with Him, from Moses all the way to John the Baptizer, but they kept rebelling.
Lastly, He sent Yeshua (which means Yehovah Saves), born of a virgin, the Son of God, the Messiah; to take all the world’s sin upon Him so that the covenant could be renewed in Him, through His blood and by His sacrifice.
Now, all who look to Yeshua, who believe in Him for forgiveness of sins are renewing that covenant with the Almighty, reconciling back to God.
He is Father
Yeshua is God's expressed image. When you look to Yeshua, you’ll know and see the Almighty God. Yeshua revealed Him as a Father who gives and forgives, corrects and rewards, leads and protects; who is merciful yet just, holy and patient, righteous and gracious, He is perfect and uncompromisingly true.
If you continue in Yeshua’s word faithfully—not like others who keep rejecting Him—He promises to immerse you in His Holy Spirit from heaven and give you power from on high to represent Him to the nations of the earth.
Yehovah is a God who is looking for representatives, those who know Him, who also make Him known to others.