Sunday 5 June 2022

Do you know God? (CW49)

     World War 3 is at Hand

While we wait for the fall and destruction of Iran to start World War 3, let's check our own Christian faith, doctrine and knowledge of Him and His words.

Knowledge of God
Eph 1:17  that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him

God is Spirit
2 Cor 4:18  while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
  The physical body of man can be seen and is only temporary. The spirit of man living within his body cannot be seen and is eternal.  
   God is Spirit, so are His angels and the spirits of man. The devil, demons and the fallen angels are also spirits.
John 4:24  God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

Mat 25:41  "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:"
    While those in Christ will forever be with Him in heavenly bliss, those departed spirits of rebellious, wicked and merciless men will be cast into the everlasting fire along with the devil and his fallen angels.

The Word was God
John 1:1-3  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
   In the beginning the Word was with God and the Word was God. God and the Word were Spirits from the very beginning and they are part of the Godhead.
Rom 1:20  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

The Word made Flesh
John 1:14  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
   Jesus was the Word made flesh. The Spirit of Jesus was the Word and His Spirit was 100% God. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, so His physical body was 100% human.    
   Jesus, while He was living among us on earth, was the only begotten Son (2nd Man) of the Father because His Spirit was the Word, a member of the Godhead but His physical body was human.
1 Cor 15:47  The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.

The Triune Godhead
   Though God is One but He reveals to man as the Triune Godhead or Trinity. This will help mankind to enjoy the harmonious family values.
God reveals Himself:-
1. As the Father so that we as fathers follow from the OT His attributes of love, mercy, provision, delivery, salvation, teaching, protection, healing, comfort, care and chastisement. Whoever comprehends and practices the Father's perfect love, he too will be able to find the unity and harmony within his own family and also in the family of God.
2. As the Son - in complete obedience to every word of the Father just as Jesus did when He was on earth.
3. As the Holy Spirit or Helper - to teach us all things, guide us into all truth, and tell us things (end-time events) to come thereby freeing us from all worldly fears, bondages and heresies, and helping us overcome the deceptions and temptations of the evil one.
John 14:26  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

The above verse John 14:26 is one of many showing the existence of the Triune Godhead of the Father, the Word (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost).
   Unfortunately many modern translations left out 1 John 5:7 as recorded below, which is found in the original Greek Bible used in the Greek Orthodox church and the Latin Vulgate Bible used in the Roman Catholic church.
1 John 5:7  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (KJV)