This article is not written to ask the
question ""WHO IS GOD?"" so that one may gain an answer,
but it is to proclaim WHO IS GOD so that where there has been error
there shall be a strong realization that shall be made to explode, as one
realizes the true fact of
WHO IS GOD.
The Eternal Truth is that there is Only One Person Who is God Over All.
The Scriptures call Him Father. To identify the Father as THE ONE TRUE GOD, is not to be recognizing that there is a Father who is God within the framework of what we all know that has been named THE TRINITY.
This introduced concept of a Trinity has caused endless debating on who is God.
This is because the Trinity has not given revelation of God, but has in fact clouded God, who is the Father, and endeavoured to bring forth His Son as The One who is God.
He is not sharing the so called Godhead with His Son and His own Holy Spirit.
HE IS GOD AND THE HEAD. God who desired His people who trusted in Him to call Him Father, which was an enormous release of the knowledge of Himself to man;
that He would be their Father.
Isaiah 63:16, Isaiah 61:8-9
This article is not to debate the multitude of the various aspects of beliefs and understandings in regard to the Trinity statements of The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost and how they are supposed to represent one or the other of themselves or in conjunction with each other. We place before the believer, facts that should cause them to give serious and long consideration in the light of Scripture itself.
This is in order that they may gain
understanding in regard to the aspects of the Trinity, for there are many
aspects which have been created by man's wisdom. 1 Cor. 1:18-25.
Yet what is to understand? The egg and what it consists of? Water
in its three states of liquid, solid and vapour?
These are two of the many methods of reasoning that Christians are given in the HOPE OF UNDERSTANDING THE 'MYSTERY' OF THE TRINITY. A MYSTERY THAT IS NOT OF GOD BUT MAN'S CONJECTURE.
This is a 'Mystery' that has created a capstone, an impervious skin over the believer; those who have Christ in them and those who have gone on to be In Christ. Col. 1:27 & 28. The soil that they are in, that is supposed to nurture them to maturity is not being watered by The Spirit of Truth: the capstone and the skin on the soil of their hearts and understanding, rejects because of the lack of receiving. These may be believers who are genuinely seeking to grow in the important matters of God, but without any power of the Truth of God Himself, they are withering.
Eph. 3:14-19, 1 Peter 2:4-8, Isaiah 22:20-25, 2 Peter 1:3-4, Heb. 6:4-8
- Who is The ‘Us’?
1 Corinthians 8:6 Paul says this: ""For us"" !!
Who is the us? This is God's word through Paul. The 'For Us' is declaring for those who would know eternal life by appreciating the truth of 1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 John 2:24-25 and John 17:3 and knowing who it is for - for us.
The Truth is that there is Only One True
God, with whom there is no equal.
It is He whom Israel knew as Father. Isaiah 63:16. He is the One we must believe To Be GOD ALONE and trust in HIM ALONE. Our faith is to be IN GOD.
Hebrews 6:1-3, Matt. 7:21-23
FOR US who believe, there is another Person in whom we are to believe and to know, Jesus Christ. This is The One whom God The Father anointed and appointed to be Christ and Lord.
He is Lord of all that God has given him to be Lord of.
John 14:1-2 Acts 2:31-36 Eph. 1:17-22
We are to believe in Jesus Christ. He is the one who is John 14:6. He is The Way to The Father, The Truth of The Father and The Life of The Father. Jesus is the only one who could bring man to know his God and Father.
How? As Lamb of God, and by continuing on to know his heavenly work
as Christ, Baptiser with Holy Spirit. These works are the Way to
the One True God, who is The Father of Christ. John 1:29-34
This Jesus Christ, whom God sent, we know before coming to know God.
This is not out of character or the order of God. This is what occurred again and again within the times of The Old Testament.
Galatians 3:22 & 3:14, John 1:29-34, John 3:16, John 14:13-17,
Exodus 3:2-4, Judges 6:11-23
Man is called to repent towards God
and to have faith in Jesus Christ. It is faith in the works of
Christ, which are given by God to bring one to be In Christ, to be
in the Spirit of God, which is speaking of God the Father Himself.
John 1:29-34, 1 Cor. 12:13-18, Eph. 4:4-6**
After the believer has been brought to the Father, who is God, they are to have full faith in The One who is The One by whom all things exist. Continual existence of all things is in His Will and power. Hebrews 2:10, Jeremiah 31:34-36
He is The One True God, whom to know is eternal life. The One True God, who is the God and Father of Jesus Christ. The One True God whose Son, Jesus Christ, declared that He was The One True God. John 17:3-5
His Name or Love is Father. He is Healer, Deliverer and Provider. He is all that His seven Spirits declare of His works as do the fruit of His Spirit.
His Fullness declares that no matter what
situation arises, He can deal with it.
With Him all things are possible.
The Son whose works always glorify that of His God and Father, whose throne he works at establishing on earth. That is his ambition and attitude of heart.
Hebrews 1:8, Psalm 45:1-8
The Son, who at the very end when all is finished will hand back all to His God and Father. 1 Cor. 15:22-28
This article is not only seeking to glorify God by proclaiming His Name, but also that of Jesus Christ and what is, His Name.
We are seeking to warn all believers who believe in the 'creation' of Jesus Christ as God, and that there shall be eternal consequences.
Worship God, give Him all thanks; especially for His Son. Eph. 5:20
The writers of this article are appalled at the situation we were once in, where fellowship, being taught truth by our Father as The Spirit of Truth and the peace of God, were not our experience - it was not happening.
We wondered where were the greater things
that we were to be doing?
We don't wonder anymore. John 14:10-12
Our purpose. So that with one heart and mouth you may Glorify The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
THAT YOU MAY KNOW HIM. FOR THIS IS ETERNAL LIFE.
WHO IS GOD?
GOD THE FATHER, THE GOD OF ISRAEL, SAID THIS:-
ISAIAH 42:8 I AM THE LORD: THAT IS MY NAME
I WILL NOT GIVE MY NAME TO ANOTHER
JESUS SAID This is ETERNAL LIFE that they may KNOW YOU, THE ONLY TRUE GOD, AND JESUS CHRIST whom YOU have sent.
I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work YOU gave me to do
NOW FATHER, glorify me in your presence with the GLORY I had WITH YOU BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN. John 17:1-5
Isaiah 46:5 Isaiah
40:25 GOD IS VERY DOGMATIC WHEN SAYING
TO WHOM WILL YOU COMPARE ME? OR WHO IS MY EQUAL?
GOD THE FATHER HAS HIS GLORY.
God's glory means: All that He was, is and will always be. All during the ages before and after the creation of
the earth, and all the ages of the universe, God Our Father, The Ancient One,
who was and is and is to come. Rev. 1:8
He is The Ever Present One in whatever Age that He would present Himself in particular to mankind.
EXODUS 3:14 I AM WHO I AM…. This speaks of His glory.
Isaiah 48:12-13 GOD WAS THE
ONE WHO ALL ALONE HUNG OUT THE HEAVENS AND
God by whom all exists is God the Father who created man out of that which He had already made.
The One whom we know as Jesus, created out of what God had made, as he was The Craftsman at God's side in the creation of the earth. He did not have to be God to do this.
But all that he did in creation, he did so because of God's appointment to do the work. He works with His God and Father, always in an attitude of Oneness.
Genesis 1:27, Proverbs 8:22-36
Those who have made Jesus to be God do not
understand the full glory that he does have. All that he is and all he
is able to do, is his glory, in relation to the position given to him by God
the glory (all that one is) that Jesus had before the world began, and has now, must not be and cannot be, compared to the glory of God, and all that He is.
Isaiah 46:5, Isaiah 40:25, Col. 1:15-18, John 17:5
God is very, very dogmatic when saying - ""To whom will you compare me, or who is my equal?"" ""I know of none.""
CHRIST THE SON OF GOD.
Question: Is the glory that Christ has as The Son of God, to be compared or made equal to that of The One who is God, and HIS GLORY?
THE ANSWER IS .... NO! NO! NO!......
Let us look at Philippians 2:5-11.
Jesus as The Son of Man was in very nature God, made in the image of God, just
as Adam was, but he was begotten by God the Father
i.e. He was brought from The Past. Genesis
He was Immanuel, meaning God with us. For God and all His Fullness was in Jesus as The Son of Man.
Jesus constantly spoke of this fact. John 14:1-12, Corinthians 1:19
Jesus, despite being all this, did not consider equality with God. He didn't give it a thought, as Satan gave it a thought and the thought gave birth to action.
Phil. 2:5-11, Ezekiel 28:13-19
Jesus DID NOT GRASP AT EQUALITY
WITH GOD HIS FATHER.
Jesus did not consider or grasp at equality with God His Father for he knew that no one could be God, but God Himself. (Let us remember what happened to Lucifer, for his attempt to 'be as God'.)
In the position of being God, with the supremacy, greatness and power of God, there is no other like Him. There is no Training Course. He is what He is. No other has HIS GLORY.
WHO IS GOD?
God and Christ each have their own
God, is not Christ, nor is Christ, God. Who and What God is, is not the same as Christ.
Who and what Christ is, is not the same as God.
Consider the glory from which Jesus had come, and he made himself nothing because his Father asked this of Jesus and Jesus obeyed to the uttermost even to die the death of a criminal.
Heb. 5:7-10, Heb. 7:25-28, Heb. 10:5-10, Luke 9:22, Rev. 1:5, Heb. 2:8
THEREFORE: As a result GOD EXALTED HIM to a higher place than he had before he came as The Son of Man, when it was as God raised him by His Spirit of Holiness and He declared Jesus to be The Son of God, that God gave him a WORK that is above ANY OTHER WORK. John 17:5 Romans 1:3-4
As The Son of God, Baptiser with Holy Spirit,
Head of The Church. He is to indwell the spirits of men, in order to
bring them to his Father and God. Through Jesus, and no other can man
come to God.
John 14:6, Heb. 8:6-8, John 14:13-17, Galatians 4:6, Hebrews 2:11-13
Heb. 9:14-15, Rev. 1:17-20, Rev. 2:8, 12, 18, Rev. 3:1, 7, 14, 21
Every knee should bow to the name of Jesus because he is the only way to God, and that through the cross and The Baptism with Holy Spirit.
John 14:6, John 1:29-34
Those in the heavens, those on earth and those who are under the earth should bow the knee at the Name, or Work, that Christ Jesus has done and is doing, especially as Baptiser with The Holy Spirit and His Father confirming this work by confessing that Jesus is Lord, which is by THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD HIMSELF, spoken by God through the believer when one is Baptised with Holy Spirit. This is speaking in tongues which is the language of The Kingdom of God.
1 Cor. 12:3, John 15:26, Phil. 2:10-11, Gal. 3:22, Rom. 10:9
Gal. 3:22, Gal. 3:14, Rom. 6:3-14, Col. 2:9-13
The Father has planned and purposed the way of full Salvation, through Jesus Christ.
God The Father so loved The World.
This is God's glory, for it was His idea.
He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who REVEALED GOD.
Romans 15:8-9, Hebrews 1:1-2
GOD, THE LIVING GOD, IS ONE PERSON who by HIS
OWN SPIRIT does His Work.
1 Cor. 12:3, John 10:26
In Deuteronomy 6:4, the
Hebrew translation reveals that He is One Person who manifests in many
The candlestick of The Tabernacle displays the symbolism of this fact. The many ways is speaking of His Seven Spirits which are revealed as belonging to Him.
Revelation 1:4 & 4:5. They are held by Christ in his work as Baptiser. Acts 2:33, Rev. 3:1-7
God works by His own seven spirits, each 'named Spirit' fulfilling what they are, each the manifestation of its fullness, in totality of purity with always the provision of complete need to supply and to build up, fulfilling the work that God says it shall, completely.
The Seven Spirits of God are:
Truth: John 14:15-17, John 15:26,
Holiness: Romans 1:3-4, Glory: 1 Peter 4:14, Grace: Hebrews 10:29,
Wisdom and Revelation: Eph. 1:17, Adoption: Romans 8:15, Life: Romans 8:1-2
The Seven Spirits of God come into their full operation, firstly at the time that a believer is Baptised with The Spirit of God by Christ in his Heavenly Work. The believers are to open themselves to God's work so that all He is - His Fullness can be all in all to them.
Acts 2:33, Rev. 3:1, Col. 2:9-10, Eph. 3:19
It is in The Baptism with Holy Spirit that we see the believer receiving The Promise of God, for which we must be redeemed in order to receive. It is at this time, we see God The Father and Christ doing their own works: but working together. Galatians 3:14
GOD IS SPIRIT AND IS TO BE WORSHIPPED IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH:
To say that God is Spirit, means that
He is of the realm of the spirit, and not of the same realm that man lives in.
To worship in Spirit means that it is only as one is in God's Spirit, and in The Spiritual Realm of The Heavens, can one truly worship Him. Ephesians 2:6
The realm which man lives in, before death,
is the realm of Death and Darkness. God lives in The Realm of
Light and Life, into which man can only enter through God Himself
raising a believer out of Death itself and consequently,
immediately being Baptised with Holy Spirit by Christ, (Rom.
8:1-2, Col. 1:13-14, Eph. 1:13-14) resulting
in God Himself baptizing the Baptised believer into the Body of Christ.
God The Father is The Only One, who can do this, only Him - The One Spirit. i.e. To raise one out of Death and place them into the Body of Christ.
Matthew 15:3, 1 Cor. 12:13-15
GOD lives in The Spirit Realm, and
has A FORM. He has hands and eyes. He whistles, hears us, has a
mouth, nose and He has a heart. He gets angry, grieved, glad.
Psalm 35:22, Exodus 6:5, Psalm 18, Ezekiel 40:1, Ezra 5:5, John 9:31,
Genesis 6:5-8 & 8:21, Malachi 2:7, Matt. 4:4
GOD, THE LIVING GOD, has a
Personality. He is a person whom it is essential for us to know, in order
to have Eternal Life. The
fruit of His Spirit, reveals the Personality of God. His Personality is
displayed in the believer as they have faith in God The Father. It is God
Himself and His fruit that is displayed in us as the result of obedience to
Gal. 5:22-23, 2 Peter 1:3-11, 2 Cor. 3:17-18
It is God The Father Himself, His personality which is to be seen in us, as it was in Jesus - to love what he loved and to hate what he hated.
The Fruit of God's Spirit was seen in Jesus. THE SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD were made manifest through Jesus. This is God's fullness. He had all that belonged to God. As The Son of Man, it was His Father in him doing the miracles through him : GOD REVEALING HIMSELF, through Christ. The disciples were blind to this fact. At that time they did not understand.
John 14: 1-12 Finally they did. Thomas is our example of realization that God was in Christ, just as Jesus said John 20:17. Realization of The Spiritual.
John 16:13-15, Col. 1:15-19, John 14:10-12, John 10:34
GOD COMMUNICATING TO MAN:
God communicating with man? God plans
on man's communicating with Him.
From the beginning God communicated with mankind. His desire was to fellowship. He desired to be a Father. He desired man to live with Him. However, because of Adam's sin, mankind could not enter Heaven. From Adam to the time of Jesus - man could not enter heaven, but had the promise of it given by God.
It was not until the work of Jesus as Lamb, the one mediator between God and man, that the way was made open for man to gain access to God. This was God's idea.
John 3:13, Romans 15:8-9, Eph. 2:19-22
Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaiah, Jeremiah, ALL communicated with THE ONE PERSON, who is God - THE FATHER.
They trusted in Him as their God, as well as the one we know as Jesus, who was God's Messenger in The Old Testament.
He was the one who appeared to them before God came to them. He still does this today, under the work of the New Covenant, we meet Jesus first, whose work it is to be The Way to His God and Father.
He was with God when the Israelites were led out of Egypt. He was a separate person from God. Exodus 14:19
Hagar believed that she had seen God.
Jacob believed he had wrestled with God. Gideon met The
Angel of The Lord and The LORD GOD at the same time, as did Moses. Hagar
and Jacob did not understand that it was not God they encountered but The Angel
of The LORD. Gideon at least knew the difference between God and The
Angel of The LORD.
Genesis 16:11, Gen. 32:22-32, Exodus 2:2-6, Judges 6:11-22
So glorious and awesome was this person that many throughout Scripture made the same error. The word ‘Angel’ means Messenger** and Jesus as The Son of Man, just continues on as God's Messenger, as God's Word today; and shall continue to be until the fullness of time. The time when God shall open up His Kingdom as the everlasting Kingdom where those who are in that Kingdom through Faith and Obedience to Him shall see Him and His 'beloved Son' face to face. Malachi 3:1-3
Jesus is God's Word - His Truth. He came as the embodiment of God's Truth. He fulfilled God's promises for Israel, the Gentiles and the Holy Ones, and will continue to do this.
Jesus always spoke God's Word and
Message as if it were God speaking. Mankind, by believing in this message
(the Word of God) and taking the work done for them, need not perish but be
John 1:1, Exodus 4:16, Zechariah 12:7-8, John 12:47-50, John 10:34-35,
JESUS THE WORD OF GOD - GOD'S LAST WORD TO MAN. Hebrews 1:1-4
It is Jesus who was THE ANGEL OF
THE LORD who has inherited a name/work, much
superior to the angels, a position he held before he came as The Son of Man.
He has known greater exaltation to THE POSITION OF being
The Son of God, Christ The Lord; the one we know as Jesus, who
shall be the King of Israel for one thousand years.
This is important for the Fulfilment of God's promises to Abraham and all of His Word in regard to the Nations of The World and the Prophecies regarding them.
John 17:5, Acts 2:31-36, Hebrews 2:5-18, Rev. 19:16, Daniel 7:13-14,
Heb. 9:15-16, Heb. 12:11-16
THE GOD OF FAITHFULLNESS - IS GOD THE
The quality of God towards mankind is love, goodness, mercy and faithfulness.
Why Is The Father God? Because He Is The Most Powerful One. It is He by whom all things exist and continue to exist until He says they will not. He is the one who gives Life.
Hebrews 2:10, Jeremiah 31:35-37 John 5: 21
He is God because He alone can keep His Promises beyond one generation to another.
He is God because He alone can fulfil His Promises whether Blessing or Curses,
whether in the present or in Eternity.
All Promises of God which have been conveyed to anyone, shall be kept, because God who gave The Promise, is Faithful to His Word, for He heard the cries of Israel in Egypt and remembered Abraham - 430 years on from the time He spoke of Israel to Abraham.
Exodus 2:23-25, Exodus 3:7-17, Exodus 6:5, Genesis 15:13-16,
Gal. 3:22, Gal. 3:14, John 3:16, Rev. 20:11-15
WHAT IS THE GODHEAD?
The Godhead speaks of The One who is GOD and therefore HEAD over all.
The Godhead speaks of ONE God, The Father Himself.
1 Cor. 11:3, 1 Cor. 8:6, Eph. 4:4-6, John 17:3
N.B. While Christ is Head of all in The Body, it is God The Father who is over all in The Body including Christ himself, as God is the head of Christ.
So what is the oneness of God and Christ?
The oneness of God and Christ is in God's Purposes and aims, not of position or persons.
Jesus always will be one in mind with His Father, as he was before, during and after his time as The Son of Man.
Jesus prayed that The Church be one, as He and The Father were one. This is the oneness of mind, purpose and aim with complete emotional unity.
John 17:21-23, Phil. 1:27 - 2:2
THE GREATEST TRUTH:
The One True Self Existent God, is Eternal, Omnipotent, Omniscient and Immutable.
The Father, is the One who is God.
In regard to Christ being Eternal; he was brought into being. Prov. 8:21-36, Rev. 3:14,
In regard to being Omnipotent; It is God who is The All Powerful One.
The 'Person' of The Holy Spirit is God The Father's own Spirit. 'The Holy Spirit', is of God The Father Himself.
This is how He does His work, by His Spirit, which manifests in Seven ways. Rev. 4:5,
Romans 8:11, Gal. 1:1, Acts 1:4, Christ Baptizes with God's Spirit Acts 2:33,
Resulting in Acts 2:4, Acts 2:16-17, Joel 2:28 Fulfilled, John 7:37-39, 1 Cor. 2:10,
See Eph. 4:5-6**
WHAT MAKES THE CONFUSION AND
DECEPTION DIG IN?
Deception has placed both God and Christ into one. This has shattered the total picture of God's revelation of Himself to mankind.
Created Confusion and has said “There is one God who has revealed Himself as three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”
The Truth is: THE ONE TRUE GOD AND HIS HOLY SPIRIT IS ONE PERSON - THE FATHER, WHILE THE SON HAS HIS OWN SPIRIT, BUT IS NOT GOD.
We cannot melt (or meld) the name or works of The Father and The Son into those of One Person.
Teaching, Inferences, verses in isolation, no connections, not tested against
the context of the surrounding matter, nor the full flow of The Scriptures.
False teaching has cemented in, covered up, God's Truth, which results in God
God in His work as The Spirit of Truth desires to expand His Truth. All the time deepening our understanding, giving us appreciation as one thinks on the Old Treasures as well as the New which come out of God's Store House.
John 16:13-15, 1 Cor. 2:10, Matt. 13:52, Eph. 1:17
NOTE: It is interesting that statements of Doctrine concerning The Trinity,
give little or no statements concerning The Father. No wonder, for
understanding by God's wisdom and revelation would come heavily against God's
enemies, who would keep mankind from knowing God.
The vital name of God The Father is not being seen; and it must be to deal with the confusion and deception; for He is The Spirit of Truth, who will not teach unless one comes in faith to Him believing Him to be God alone.
He cannot be known in all His Fullness. He is bound from doing His work of Transformation by His Spirit. If this work is not accomplished, it shall incur eternal consequences for the believer, for it is His Work by His Spirit that remains in us, so transforming us.
1 John 2:24-25, 2 Cor. 3:17-18, Romans 8:11
It shall be the evidence in us that shall gain us our inheritance of Eternal Life. 1 Cor. 13:12
THE BELIAL SPIRIT: Psalm 18:3-4, 2 Cor. 6:15
The Belial Spirit, who is the Spirit of
Satan, presses in upon those who are entrapped in Deception, by not
allowing Discussion through opening up of The Word of God and reasoning,
together with The Holy Spirit of Truth, so that Deliverance
and Discussion can be hoped for. Today this problem is paramount with
Leaders isolating themselves from anyone outside their denomination.
Belial deception was formulated during the time of the Apostles, causing Christ to be the centre: with Jesus and the cross welded together and Christ as GOD. Is that deception? Yes it is! For this error has had the same effect as error did with Jeroboam. It has created an abomination, for the believers are not having faith and the reality of communication with The One who is GOD, but with Jesus His Son. The One who is God is being ignored because they are comfortable and feel compatible with Christ, as The Son of Man.
While men depend upon Jesus as God, while Jesus is looked to as God in His Father's place, he is unable to do that which His Father would have him to do, while God Himself is bound from demonstrating all that He is able to be to the believers.
1 Kings 12:25-29, 1 Cor. 8:6, 1 John 5:17
This situation has been prophesied in Isaiah 22:20-25, and is frightening, as one understands the judgement of God for this error.
While Christ is in an important position as Head of The Church, he is not to be depended upon as God. For this is not what is GOD'S Will.
Belial lets men see Jesus. But he does not want them to see The Father and to know the fullness into which Jesus wants to take them. For believers are to know God's fullness. For Him to be all that He is, to and for them, as Sons of God.
Col. 2:9-10, Eph. 3:19, Romans 8:17
Belial doesn't mind if we 'fall short of the
mark' from the bullseye, for it is 'the bullseye' that is essential to be hit
and that is to know who is God and to Trust Him.
John 16:23-28, Heb. 6:1-3, Eph. 5:20
BELIAL KNOWS THAT by men only 'Seeing Jesus', (and because of the emotional
tie that they shall have towards Jesus), that they shall fail to Hit The
If the 'Mark/Bullseye' was hit, it would be disastrous for Satan and those of his kingdom and other Orders, because God's Will and purposes would be done and God would be heard and seen.
The Church would be doing its work ordained by God to do, to the glory of God.
John 16:23-28, Eph. 3:10-12, John 14:10-12, Eph. 6:10-18, 2 Peter 1:3-4
Generally Christians have adhered to the heroes; men of renown in the Christian Church. The Greeks had their Heroes whom they chose to worship but more so to trust in them to care for them. They were in awe of them. Believers as Christians have Jesus as a hero, while believing him to be God. They have this same dependence upon him.
Men have believed what the heroes have said without testing for themselves what The Word of God has said. Precisely on the teachings that have been given in the name of enlightenment.
Those who are Baptised with Holy Spirit could avail themselves to the Spirit of Truth, (for they dwell in the Spirit of God The Father). But because they are bound by the teaching of the Heroes while believing the lie that Jesus is God, the Spirit of Truth cannot, and will not teach and lead into all Truth.
The Heroes have been men who through writing and speaking gained
the high respect of many peoples. This has been extended over many
denominations, influencing the thoughts of many Christians from the Liturgical
to the Fundamental, Evangelical churches creating a Gospel of its own : a
Diversity of Doctrines.
Many of The Heroes, have been brought up under the freedom of 'the just shall live by faith' on this side of the Reformation, not bound by old traditional religiosity who knew the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour. A great percentage of these people had never been Baptised with Holy Spirit.
They themselves were seeking, but not realizing that in order to go beyond seeking, to the position of knowing and being taught Truth by God Himself, who is The Spirit of Truth, they were required to BE BAPTIZED WITH HOLY SPIRIT. This was Christ's Ordained Work, given by God to do - his work as Christ and Lord, his Heavenly Work was being neglected.
The Heroes would say ""I love Jesus"". However they deny his work as Baptiser with The Holy Spirit of which Jesus said ""If you love me…obey me…I will give you The Spirit of Truth.""
John 1:29-34, John 14:13-17, Acts 2:33, Acts 2:4, Acts 2:16-17,
Joel 2:28 to fulfil John 7:37-39
These men in their writings gave the
impression of teaching that was deep. Each gave
'insight', but a great deal of this was in 'spiritualised' form and not factual
in detail. These men, as Heroes, have been men
that have cemented the person of our Lord Jesus
Christ into The Centre Position by their mind knowledge, and not
the wisdom and revelation of God, which would be available to them
IF they had believed in Christ's work as Baptiser, believing him to be
The Son of God but NOT God.
They have been the ones who have groomed, sculptured and erected Christ into the Centre. The Centre where God The Father has been made to stand behind, making the Truth to appear that to know Christ, is to know God.
They have compacted their assumptions and interpretations into this being God's Truth.
Romans 8:10 but not 11, Col. 1:27 but not 28, Eph 1:17, John 16:13-15,
1 Cor. 2:9-10
They have made Jesus to be God, and sadly they are not being taught more of Christ from God, but have laid what relates to God alone, upon Christ, not realizing just what awesome position and Glory Christ does have.
Not realizing his coming from what he was before coming as 'The Son of Man', to what he is now and what he will be in all that his God and Father has purposed for him.
Hebrews 2:5-18, John 17:5, Acts 2:31-36
Some of the strongest teaching which
continues to make its ever flowing impression upon the church today has come
from the misinterpretation of the work of God The Father, in The Old Testament,
where The Pinnacles of God's Work and action have been attributed to Christ.
For Example: The central theme of The Tabernacle has been interpreted to be speaking all of Christ. They have ignored the picture showing that The Tabernacle is the shadow of the greatness of The Way to God Himself. The whole picture of salvation is to be seen in the Tent of Meeting and The Altars. These have been ignored. By interpreting that all furniture speaks of Christ, God The Father is not seen; whereas we see both GOD and Christ's work pictured. We see believers with the differences displayed as being 'articles' or 'accessories'. i.e. knowing Christ or knowing GOD through Baptism. We see the process of salvation in the coming to God in the sacrifices.
We see the picture of Christ's Position engraved, which gives a feeling of that which is unattainable. But,
It is through the work of Christ that we can be brought to His Father and God with Christ as the Hope for all mankind to know The One True Living God.
These men have made 'a Christ' whom to know
is enough. WHEREAS Jesus is the way to The
Father, WHO IS GOD ALONE. Jesus is the mediator.
The Way, NOT The Destination.
This may not be their intention, but in their mission 'for God', they fail to realize that they need to know God, for Him to teach The Truth. They failed to desire to know God and remained content in their own absorbing knowledge of the way to God.
Again there is the spiritualising of the journey of Israel out of Egypt, which has been related to that of The Christian coming out of the world and into The Promised Land. This has created limitations of knowledge. The lack of it has enforced deeper and deeper Trinity based beliefs.
This has created a state of assurance, in the midst of unreality.
No one can teach beyond what he knows is Truth, or that which be believes it true.
Only God can take us into WHAT IS HIS TRUTH, to get further Truth. This Truth that no one else can teach us - but God Himself. We may hear Truth, we may be taught Truth, but it is God alone who settles it in the heart of the believer, giving them the wisdom and revelation that this is True and to see it working out in one's life.
1 Cor. 2:10, John 16:13-15, Matt. 13:52, 1 Cor. 1:19-21, Eph. 1:17
Through the lack of understanding of the
prophetic message and its plan of Salvation, of coming to God that is laid out
in the Tabernacle in the Laws of its Sacrifices, incorrect foundations have
been created which are not sound.
Especially in regard to salvation and its progress, that is clearly to
be displayed in the working out of our salvation.
Romans 11:22, Numbers Chapters 9 – 11, Phil. 2:12:13, 2 Tim. 2:19
The Truth and Presence of The Tabernacle has been grossly underestimated. It was a Holy God demonstrating through all that was the Furniture, the Colours, and Precious Metals - Himself as a Holy, Jealous and Kind God. He is also One who has established strict and exact ways of how man is to approach HIM and to keep in relationship with HIM.
The Truth that is to be seen in EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE found in Ezekiel Chapters 40-48.
This is a mystery to most because it is
believed that 'The Structure and Plan' does not apply to The New Covenant
Believer. However it most certainly does, as do the principles that are
shouted out in the set up of The Tabernacle.
The Spiritual Temple of Ezekiel is being built up right now in the Spiritual Realm.
Its Foundations have been laid, not by men, but by The Spirit of God Himself. The Foundations are The Prophets of old, with Christ as its Prince and Cornerstone. Entrance is for both Jew and Gentile through the work of the cross and Baptism with The Holy Spirit.
Eph. 2:22-23, 1 Peter 2:4, Acts 11:15-18
The Temple of Ezekiel is in the NOW. It has been ever since the work of the cross, when the sprinkled blood was shed and the poured out Spirit began to flow at Pentecost for the purpose of the Salvation of Mankind.
John 1:29-30, 1 Peter 1:3, Acts 2:33, Acts 2:4
Both The Tabernacle and Ezekiel's
Temple concentrate on, THE CENTRALITY OF GOD THE FATHER. The boundaries between those In The Kingdom of
Christ, and those In The Kingdom of God are
clearly seen and are defined by Courts and Sanctuaries, which
separates Christ's work as Lamb from that of Baptiser with Holy Spirit.
Matt. 13:37-42, Matt. 13:47-50
If any Temple displays this fact :
This is it. God The Father
is Central. Ezekiel 43:1-12
Ezekiel's Temple displays the specific entrances, exits, courts and sanctuaries, boundaries and rooms, all that which makes the way to God's Throne, where Christ sits on His Right Hand. Acts 7:55-56, Eph. 3:10-12
No matter who you are, or what Nation you belong to, there is only One Way into the courts and sanctuaries. Christ is in charge of The Courts and Sanctuaries. It is his work of deep concern to bring men from the courts, TO THE SANCTUARIES. Christ is the builder of men into the walls of The Temple that are in the Sanctuaries.
John 14:1, 1 Peter 2:4-11, John 2:29-34
Those who have known the work of the cross, are in the courts.
Those who know Christ's work as Baptiser, are in The Sanctuaries, where God sits.
It is in The Spiritual Temple we see The Son in the presence of God - doing the work God has appointed him to do. In the walls of the sanctuaries we see carved and beautifully displayed; the Progressive/prophetic Work of Christ the Lord.
The Angel of The LORD
The Son of Man
The Lion of Judah
Christ has fulfilled two of these positions and
he is heading for the third. In the meantime as The Son of God, Christ
and Lord, he as Melchizedek continues to build up The Temple and to take
men from out of The World to his Kingdom, and then to His Father's
Kingdom. i.e. from the courts to the sanctuaries.
Matt. 3:11-12, Eph. 2:20-22, John 14:6, Acts 1:4-5 (Amp.),
Acts 2:31-36, Hebrews 5:5-6
It is compulsory that The Floor Plan must,
and can be, traversed in our life time. This is only possible because of the
work done by Christ in obedience to God, which if believed, is able to bring
us, as we obey fully to His God and Father. Just as God planned it must
be, so as to enter Eternal Life.
Gal. 3:1-14, John 1:29-34, Leviticus chapters 1-7, Ezekiel chapters 41 - 47
THE BLOOD SPEAKS: AS DOES THE SPIRIT. 1 John 5:6-7
The Blood in the Old Covenant Sacrifices, the shed blood, was
either sprinkled or poured. This spoke of what work
was done and what access that blood purchased. We see the work
of the cross where sins are forgiven which is the result of the work of
the SPRINKLED BLOOD of Jesus. i.e. Justified of past sins but NOT ALL
1 Peter 1:2, Romans 3:25 Sprinkled blood says, 'A work done, but go on….'
So by believing Galatians 3:22, we go on to the work of the burnt offering, where THE BLOOD IS POURED OUT, resulting in Baptism with The Holy Spirit. The poured out Blood features in The Burnt Offering, which has been washed with water which speaks of The Baptism with The Holy Spirit. Baptised because the work is complete. One has been taken from Death to Life.
Matthew 3:11-12 Speaks of The Baptism with Holy Spirit which indicates that one has been given entrance INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES; i.e. The Sanctuaries because the work of Romans 6:3-11, Col. 2:9-13 has been completed and consequently Baptised with The Holy Spirit. Gal. 2:20, Romans 2:29, Romans 8:1-2
The Tabernacle in The Old Testament laid down
God's Laws regarding The Sacrifices and what is to be done with the
blood. This runs parallel with the work of the blood that Jesus shed
under The New Covenant Law in regard to the dealing with sin.
In regard to the work of the Spirit, we see the sprinkled blood complimented by the sprinkled Spirit, which speaks of The Spirit of Christ. We see the poured out blood complimented by the poured out Spirit. This speaks of The Spirit of God.
Jeremiah 31:27-28, Romans 8:10-11
Today it is Ezekiel's Temple that distinctly speaks to us of the way through to
The Throne of God to His Very Mountain, as did The Tabernacle Laws of
Sacrifice. Ezekiel 43:12
It is God's Way and this is only possible through the full work of Christ as Lamb and as Baptiser. John 1:29-34
Today we see Isaiah 22:20-24 in
fulfilment. Christ has been made a Peg for all to hang on,
those who have not known the full work of Christ, and therefore are NOT Priests : along with those who are Priests through Baptism with Holy Spirit. Together, all who see only Christ and not The One True God into whose presence the Baptised Believers have been brought.
The unbaptised are being presumptuous and the Baptised blind. Revelation 3:14-22.
So these two groups; priests through Baptism and those who are not, cling together as one.
They cling to Christ for they cannot see because of The Gospel of The Trinity.
Repent before Isaiah 22:25 occurs. For God does not tolerate any way or plan not of His own making. For His Way is Good and releases His Laws of Goodness and Love.
Ezekiel 43:12 This is The Law of The Temple, All the surrounding area on top
of The Mountain will be most Holy.
Such is The Law of The Temple of God most High.
Woe to those who have made One God into
three Persons. Jeroboam created 2 gods and perpetuated
abominations. 1 Kings 12:25-30.
See that God the Father is alone God and the Holy Spirit is of Himself. This is how He does His work which manifests in seven ways. Revelation 4:5 & 1:4
See that Jesus who came as The Son of Man has been exalted to
being Christ and Lord by God His Father.
He is the Son of God and those whom he has Baptised with Holy Spirit are also called Sons of God, co-heirs with Christ, who is their brother.
Romans 1:3-4, Acts 2:31-36, Romans 8:3-17, Hebrews 2:11-18, 1 John 5:1-12
Sons who are to trust and have full faith and
obedience to God, The Father who is The One True God, giving all thanks and
praise to Him - especially for His Son, Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:8, Eph. 5:20
They are to rejoice in His Presence : as one
knows Him apart from knowing The Son. For our fellowship is to be with
The Father (who is God) and His Son, Christ Jesus, whose likeness in his
obedience to his God and Father is our example, with the help and Power of God
we are to be like His Son.
Eph. 4:13, Hebrews 6:1-3, Hebrews 10:14
The Believer, at The Cross, must come
to know who is God and come to Him through God's Way of Salvation, that gives a
believer ENTRANCE TO HIS THRONE by Baptism with Holy Spirit. Eph. 3:10-12
It is essential that on going Salvation is assured in one's mind, knowing that it is according to God's Word. Philippians 2: 12-13
THE ROBBING OF GOD'S GLORY: BY TITLES.
It is God's Names and Titles, by which men have taken to mean that Christ is more than the Son of God and that he is God. There are Titles that God alone holds : some they both share.
While God alone is called The Rock of
Ages, He shares other Names/Works in the Redemptive work with His
It was The Father who gave His Son to be The Redeemer and The Father who paid the price of that redemption.
Jesus was that price of our Redemption given by The Father. God supplied His Lamb to shed 'His' Blood for Him, which was according to His own Word (by His criteria) in relation to God commanding the shedding of blood by man, so - God had to shed His Blood.
Acts 20:28, Genesis 9:5-6, Revelation 1:5-6
So God shed His blood by His Lamb, according
to Old Testament Stipulations and Regulations of sacrifice. His lamb
was in His stead to fulfil His promises to The Patriarchs.
Romans 15:8-9, Hebrews 9:15-16
Here we see His amazing faithfulness to
those who obeyed Him. Those who
shed Blood by their sacrifices in faith. God answers His Word by His
Son's death, and at that time we see The Resurrection of The Holy Ones.
Matt. 27:51-53, Eph. 4:7-10, Heb. 12:13-16
We see their entrance, their Eternal Place
with God whom they knew and loved, taken by Christ whom they had known in his
many other works for God.
John 8:56-58, Job 16:17-21, Joshua 5:14-15, Exodus 2:3-6, Exodus 23:20-25
Through being the Redeemer by his
death, Jesus is also called the Saviour of The World, whereas God the
Father is The Saviour of those that Believe.
1 Timothy 4:10, John 1:29, John 9:39, Galatians 3:22, John 3:16
The Title of 'Alpha and Omega' applies to God, The Father.
As related to God's Word, this is a Title which enforces what comes after it, very emphatically.
Revelation 1:8 Revelation 22:13
THE FIRST AND THE LAST APPLIES to both THE FATHER AND THE SON OF GOD because this expression concerns those who believe 'First' and with all those who believe 'last' and that they are continually with those who believe, and put their trust in God's Will.
Isaiah 41:4, Revelation 1:17, John 14:23, Romans 12:1-2
God and Christ with the Title 'The First and The Last' confirms and establishes that there is No One like either of them.
The Father is God alone - HE HAS NO EQUAL
Jesus Christ is The Son of God, Christ and Lord - there is no one like him either.
THE AREA OF GREAT CONCERN:
There is a lack of understanding what the positions of 'Christ In you' and that of being
'In Christ' mean.
What does it mean to know that Christ is in you but not The Spirit of God?
It is important to know the difference, because it speaks of progression from the cross to the Baptism with The Holy Spirit of God.
John 8:17, John 5:17, John 14:13-23, Romans 8:10-11, Colossians 1:27-28
To be In Christ, is not to be in THE PERSON of Christ, but to be in
The Spiritual Body which consists of all who are Baptised with
Eph. 4:5-6, 1 Cor. 12:13-15
'In Christ' God's Fullness is in the believer. 'In
Christ' are those who are Born Again, because God has raised them
out of death.
Romans 6:2-4, Galatians 1:1, Romans 8:1-2, Romans 2:29
It is when one is raised out of Death that
Christ Baptizes with Holy Spirit and Fire,
God The Father Himself then places/baptizes those Baptised with Holy Spirit, INTO THE ONE BODY, where Christ is, in his fully exalted position, and God the Father is in all, over all and through all.
Eph. 4:5-6, 1 Cor. 12:13-18, Matt. 15:13
It is in the Body where God and Christ
shall be known, John 16:13-15 as to who they
are, by all in the Body till the very end. That is what God
wants. God is to be believed to be The ONE True God; One Person and
trusted and obeyed as Jesus did.
John 17:3, 1 Cor. 8:6, Eph. 4:5-6, 1 John 5:5
It is in the work that precedes Baptism with
Holy Spirit, until one is baptised into The Body that we see the work of God
The Father and The Son working together.
The work of the cross has been accomplished and stands as finished, but the present on going work of God The Father and Christ His Son in the work of Baptism declares that Life Eternal is available. It is ever present. For God and His Son continue to look and wait to do their mighty work of deliverance on man out of Death and into Life, for us.
US THERE IS ONE GOD
HIS NAME IS ……FATHER
ALL THINGS COME FROM HIM
HIS NAME IS …..FATHER
HE IS THE ALMIGHTY GOD, THE LORD
HE ALONE IS: THE ONE WHO IS, WHO WAS AND IS TO COME
1 Corinthians 8:6, Revelation 1:8
THESE NAMES BELONG TO GOD THE FATHER ALONE -
AND NOT TO JESUS HIS SON.
GOD ALMIGHTY/ALL SUFFICIENT EL SHADDAI
MOST HIGH/EXALTED ELYON
THE MIGHTY GOD EL GIBBOR
AWESOME ONE ELAH
EVERLASTING EL OLAM
JEALOUS EL QANNA
PRESENT (there) SHAMMAH (seen at the Ark)
HOLY ONE KADOSH/HAKKADOSH
GOD SETS UP/HELP, SHIELD ELIAKEIM
RIGHTEOUS EL TSADDIQ
He only is Healer, Provider, Comforter,
Deliverer and Protector, in the magnitude of His ability as God, if He is
trusted in as GOD alone. This is GOD'S Work not Christ's.
Those with Spiritual Gifts of healing and miracles, the power of their working is as it was with Jesus - by His Father's Spirit. Luke 5:17, John 14:10-12
All that has been created, only keeps on
existing by God's Power. Hebrews 2:10
God is the source of all Life and Wisdom.
He is all Knowing of all Things. He is all Powerful.
God knows what He has planned and that His Plans shall be fulfilled. He appoints and anoints.
Eph. 2:10, Jeremiah 1:5
The judgements that he has established shall
be accomplished whether on man or on Nations.
With what He has decreed, judged or planned to be, He is immutable, all will take place.
In His plans and purposes He also has the help of His Angels. He has consigned them, appointed and empowered them to help carry out what He has purposed.
Rev. 18:1 Rev. 17:3-10 Rev. 10:1
GOD, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER IS:
Deuteronomy 1:31 Merciful
Exodus 8:10 No one like Him
Exodus 20:5 Jealous. His Name is Jealous
Exodus 34:6 Compassionate
Leviticus 19:2 Holy
Numbers 23:19 Does not lie
Deuteronomy 11:7 Judgement belongs to God
(of all but the church, Christ will do this)
Deuteronomy 4:24 A consuming fire Hebrews 10:31
Deuteronomy 5:26 He is like a fire and jealous
Nahum 1:2 He is a jealous and avenging God
Deuteronomy 7:9 Faithful
Deuteronomy 6:16 Not to be tested
Deuteronomy 7:21 Great and awesome
Deuteronomy 10:12 Disciplines
Deuteronomy 10:17 The God of gods. Psalm 88:82 He judges them
Deuteronomy 25:16 God who detests dishonesty
Deuteronomy 32:4 He does no wrong
1 Samuel 2:2 No Rock like God. 1 Kings 4:29
1 Samuel 10:26 A God who touches hearts
Proverbs 30:5 His Word is flawless
Proverbs 40:8 Stands forever
Psalm 11:5 His depths of wisdom cannot be fathomed nor
Daniel 3:17 Saves us
Matthew 19:26 All things are possible
John 4:24 He is Spirit
Acts 2:24 Raises the dead (His Son was raised by Him - His Spirit
Romans 2:11 Does not show favouritism
Romans 6:23 Gives Eternal Life. By His Spirit of Life
Romans 8:28 God is Good
Romans 11:22 Kind and stern
Romans 14:12 We will give account to Him
1 Corinthians 14:33 Not of disorder but peace
1 Corinthians 2:9 God has prepared a place for those who inherit
1 Corinthians 7:24 Man is responsible to God
1 Corinthians 15:28 Christ shall give all to God, that God be all in all
2 Corinthians 2:14 God leads **
2 Corinthians 3:5 Our competence comes from God
2 Corinthians 4:7 All surpassing Power
Mark 13:11 Will testify …. Believers
Mark 12:24-27 God of the living, not the Dead
Deliverer of Believers 1 Timothy 4:10
God reconciles 2 Corinthians 9:19
All goodness 1 Timothy 4:4
Not unjust nor forgetful Hebrews 6:10
Cannot please Him without faith Hebrews
11:6, Romans 3:3
Disciplines us for our good Hebrews 12:10
He is God alone, the one God. James 2:19
Provides our strength 1 Peter
He is Light 1 John 1:5
He is Love 1 John 4:7
God reigns over all Revelation 19:6
His gifts and callings are irrevocable Romans 11:29
God's judgement Romans 12:3, Revelation 20:11-15
God's foundation 2 Timothy 2:19 What all is built on
The Eye of God 2 Chronicles 16:9
is fixed Psalm 141:8
Unfailing love Psalm 52:8
All things exist and continue Hebrews 2:10
by God's Power Jeremiah 31:35-37
God sees the good and the wicked.
God hears those who call upon Him.
God teaches Truth by His Spirit John 16:13-15
God convicts sin by His Spirit John 16:8-11
God, by His Spirit, is in all Ephesians 4:4-6
over all and through all those who are 1 Corinthians 12:13-18
'In Christ'; Baptized with Holy Spirit Colossians 1:27
God shall say when Christ returns to
sit on David's Throne Acts 1:7
GOD decides who will sit with Christ
in that position Daniel 7:13-14
God places Christ's Spirit in the believer
at the work of the cross Galatians 4:6, Romans 8:10
God places the believer in Christ's Kingdom Col. 1:13-14
God raises the believer out of death Romans 6:4
and Christ Baptizes with Holy Spirit Col. 2:10-11
Matthew 3:11-12, Romans 8:11
God Baptizes the Baptised believer into the 1 Corinthians 12:13-18
Body of Christ. i.e. In Christ, in The Body, Ephesians 4:6
where all so Baptised are put together. Matthew 15:13
God testifies 'Jesus is Lord' this is in Tongues, John 15:26
This Confirms Christ's Work 1 Corinthians 12:3
GOD will decide when Christ returns Acts 1:6
CHRIST: knows the hearts and minds of the believers Revelation 2:23
CHRIST: shall judge the Church 2 Corinthians 5:10
CHRIST: Head of The Body, responsible for the Church Colossians 1:19-20
He shall judge The Nations Revelation 19:11-21
Christ's work is described in The Headings to
The Churches Revelation Chapters 1-3
He has angels at his disposal Mark 13:24-27
CHRIST: Prince of The Courts - to take those John 14:6
unbaptised, to be Baptised with Holy Spirit, John 14:1
to go from Christ's Kingdom to God's Throne. Ephesians 2:19-22
N.B. It is only as they Ask; Christ knowing their hearts Ephesians 3:10-12
that He must do this. Many have known this to occur
because of - John 14:13-15
CHRIST: To return for The Church, those 'In Christ' 1 Thessalonians 4:16
when God the Father says so. Acts 1:6
They shall be in The First Resurrection Mark 13:24-27
CHURCH: Those who will sit on Thrones to judge Luke 22:29-30
The Twelve Tribes of Israel.
Chosen by GOD. Revelation 20:4
WHO IS GOD?
CONSIDER SERIOUSLY AND ASK
WHO IS IN CHARGE.
Consider very seriously: Jesus himself, never at any time, called himself 'God'
Neither did they who knew him, call him God.
Demons testified that he was The Son of God, as they testified there is One God.
Paul spoke of The God and Father of Christ. Ephesians 1:17
Jesus Himself called God the Father 'His God and Father' and named Him as The One Only True God, whom to know is Eternal Life.
His God and Father appointed him into his position as Christ and Lord. He inherited The Name or Work which was given to him by God. If One is God, no one anoints or appoints nor does he need to inherit, for all things exist for Him and by Him.
Confusion is not to be the interpreter in understanding the difference between "all things were created for him and by him" thus speaking of Christ and "For whom and through whom everything exists" which is speaking of God The Father, who is The Source of all even of that which Jesus created. This will come to an end whenever God says so.
Luke 22:66-70, Matt. 16:15-16, John 17:3, John 20:17, Acts 2:31-36, Heb. 1:4,
Colossians 1:15-20, Hebrews 2:10, 1 Corinthians 15:14-28
Mary testified "Thou are The
Christ - The Son of God."
Thomas testified, "My Lord and my God". By this he was believing the fact that God was in Christ as The Son of Man as Jesus was explaining to them at The Last Supper.
God Himself declared the position of His Son appointing him at his resurrection.
Stephen saw him as The risen, ascended Christ, at his Father's right hand.
The Chief Priests and Teachers who were gathered to judge him, asked Jesus to tell them if he was The Christ.
Knowing that they would not believe him, he said how he would be exalted to the Right Hand. They then asked him
"Are you then the Son of God?" - "You are right in saying; I am."
With that testimony they accused him, but not believing. So close!
John 11:27, John 20:24-31, Acts 7:56, Matt. 17:5 Romans 1:3-4,
Gal. 1:1 John 14:6-14, 1 John 5:1-12
Consider: If Jesus is God and Jesus, also has a God (He declares that His God is The One and Only True God) is to believe that there are two Gods. Right?
Confusion? When God The Father, The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY says I will have no other gods before me: I know no other who is My equal …. To call Jesus God - who are we contradicting?
Scripture declares there is only One who is God. The Old Testament is emphatic. Only God The Father, and The Son of God are The Two Persons whom we are to know; one as GOD, the other as The Son of God.
It is important to understand what are the
positions and work of God The Father and of The Son, because we are to know
them and to trust them in these positions and work, because this will result in
their work being made manifest in the believer, this shall remain.
This is Eternal Life for The Spirit of God transforms us into the likeness of
Through 'Christ's work' both Father and Son can dwell in the believer.
We are to know them, fellowship with them by communing and doing God's Will, walking righteously. In doing this we are saying that we know The Father and The Son.
1 John 1:3, 1 John 2:24-25, John 8:14-19, 1 John 5:1-12, John 14:23, 2 Cor. 3:17-18
To believe Jesus is God goes against
Jesus' Words of God His Father, and
against God Himself. Let us not forget what happened to those who
disobeyed Him, and then to rob Him of His Position as GOD by calling another
John 8:54-58 To believe, Jesus is God, because he is The Son of God; to extend him to the position of God, because he is the Son of God, is totally of human reasoning, that is ignorant, and according to man's reasoning and not from God's Word.
These are the people who say "It's all in the Family." He was given responsibility over God's Household but not the position of God: For no One is equal to God. Matthew 7:21-23
The church today has not understood the words, "I Am" or "I am God's Son."
Their understanding appears to be as dark as that of the Pharisees, as were the disciples.
John 14:11-12, John 16:29-33, John 10:25-38
All Jesus was declaring by saying
"Before Abraham was I am" is that he was with God, he was present
with God even before Abraham was.
When God said to Moses, "Say to Israel, The 'I Am' has sent you;" He was saying, The God of Abraham that you know of, it is I who is sending you to deliver Israel out of Egypt.
I Am - Says The Lord God I AM The Ever-Present One right down through The Ages and before any Ages.
'I Am' The Ancient One, The Timeless One. I am The One who shall never fail, I shall not pass away. He was saying I AM, to say, I AM Here, I AM Present, even as I have been, so shall I always be. Revelation 1:8 declares this fact. Let's not read the I AM, 'Deity meaning' into such simple statements as Jesus saying, "I am the Light of The World", or
"I am God's Son".
The Pharisees did not understand how this could be. Exodus 6:5-8
For Jesus to say "I AM GOD'S SON", he was saying what he had heard God say to him. He was saying, what he knew to be true, that he was God's Son. Ps. 2:7-12, Ps. 110,
Matthew 2:15, 3:17, 11:27, 16:16, 17:5, 27:54, Romans 8:32
To say "I am God's Son," did not make him equal with God - the 'I Am' being the method of correct speaking rather than a declaration of being God.
NOTE: To be a Son of God, as those who are The Church are
called, those who are co-heirs with Christ, does not make any believer, equal
Jesus, as The Son of God, this does not make him equal as God. He did not consider this position.
To do so is to rob God.
Phil. 2:6-11, Romans 8:17, Isaiah 40:25, Romans 15:8-9
The Tanakh : Isaiah 9:6 Jesus was given The Name, "The Everlasting Father Is Planning Grace". This does not mean that he is The Everlasting Father, but was to be the one through whom GOD would reveal His Grace. The name Joel means "Jehovah is God". This does not mean that Joel is God.
The position of God shall never be vacant, for He shall never die.
The Ancient of Days shall never cease to be on His Throne where we all must worship.
For He is Good. He is Love. His Angels worship HIM, His Son worships HIM and even so must the sons of GOD worship HIM. They are to give HIM ALL THANKS AND PRAISE because of the work of obedience and faith of His Son, whom He sent to give us access to come to His Father and God.
We thank Him for The Son Christ The Lord. Ephesians 5:20
Even as all SHOULD bow their knees to Christ. Philippians 2:10
Even so ALL SHALL BOW their knees to The One Who Is GOD. Isaiah 45:22-24 and do His Will. Matt. 7:21-23
There is only One Person who is God - The Father.
The Holy Spirit is His Spirit by which He does His Work.
TOGETHER, GOD THE FATHER AND HIS SPIRIT, ARE THE ONE AND SAME PERSON,
WHO IS GOD ALONE.
Then apart from God, The Father, there is
The Son of God.
All the positions and names/works of Christ have been planned and purposed and positioned by God His Father who alone is God.
Psalm 110, Psalm 2:7-22, John 8:16-18, Revelation 3:11-12,
Revelation 19:11-16, Daniel 7:13-14, 1 Corinthians 15: 22-28
'For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God's Truth,
to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs,
so that the Gentiles may glorify God for His mercy…."