Trinity

The word “Trinity” is not in the Bible, but the concept is…. Read Matthew 3:16 -17, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Ephesians 2:18 and 1 Peter 1:2

Each of these divine Persons has specific characteristics and yet they are equal in power and glory and

1.  each is called “God”…. John 6:27, Hebrews 1:8 and Acts 5:3 – 4

2. each possessing all the divine attributes…. James 1:17, Hebrews 13:8 and Hebrews 9:14

3. each performing divine works… John 5:21, Romans 8:11

4. each receiving divine honors… John 5:23, 2 Corinthians 13:14

Consider how they work together…… of the Father (1 Corinthians 8:6), through the Son (John 3:17), by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 3:5) and unto the Father (Ephesians 2:18)

But He is ONLY ONE GOD  ….. not three gods…  read Mark 12:29 – 30, Romans 3:30

Many people have a hard time trying to “understand” this…. my advice is simple… do NOT expect to completely understand it…. how can you as a human understand God ?…. He has explained Himself to you using simple RELATIONSHIPS and human words that you CAN understand… father, son and spirit

NO human mind can “understand”  everything…. the Bible contains what you need to know (and even extra material to help the “thinkers” and “scientists”)….. but a god that we (humans) could completely “figure out” would not be much of a god because that would make us equal with him.

GOD has explained Himself to our “human mind” in the best way that is possible…. and we are expected to ACCEPT that…. and live as He wishes us to live.

There will ALWAYS be stuff that you do not understand…. BLESSED is the man (or woman) who FOLLOWS THE  BIBLE INSTRUCTION anyway and does not get offended (or “turn away”) simply because of “something they do not understand” (Matthew 11:6, Luke 7:23).

Even the “brightest” minds of “scientists, philosophers and academics” will admit (if they are honest) that they do not understand everything about our material universe…. yet many of them refuse to BELIEVE that “something greater than themselves” must have created it all…… rather they prefer to teach “lesser mortals” that it all just “happened by chance” and, apparently, they cannot see that is just as much their BELIEF….

Any way you look at it…. everybody is BELIEVING something…. so which story do you want to believe ?  …. take your pick…

Here are valid arguments for believing the Bible (even though you do not “understand” it):

1. HISTORY – inspite of all the supposed “errors” and “inaccuracies”, continued research in archeology supports the Biblical record. … and although not a “scientific” book, nothing in it has been conclusively disproved by true scientific research.

2. UNIVERSAL IMPACT – the entire world has been  “affected” by the Bible, it is the most printed book…. the Christian religion eclipses all other religions of the world… the global calendar is reckoned (supposedly) from the birth of Christ…. all other major religions use, excuse, re-write, re-interpret, explain or contradict the Bible, but NONE of them just IGNORE it altogether.

3. Supernatural POWER – even the Holywood movie-makers portray the Bible as having power over evil manifestation…. the problem of GOOD and EVIL in men and spirits NEEDS explanation…. witches, occultists, new agers , atheists and agnostics…. whether out of hate or out of love they all use, abuse or re-interpret the Bible…. why dont they just simply IGNORE it altogether ?…. the problem is people have tried that before too…. but it just will not be ignored…. whether they burn it, bury it or put it out of their minds… it just will not go away…. it keeps coming back …  it just cannot be made to DISAPPEAR !

PROPHECY – Events foretold before they occurred and amazing predictions for the future has got everybody on edge… anything that happens in the world (like impending disaster) sends people scurrying for a Bible, looking for some answers or hope…. can you imagine the number of HOURS that humans have spent arguing, discussing, proclaiming or denying the Bible…. why dont they simply IGNORE it and get on with their daily lives…. friend, it’s obviously not that simple… because it’s not going to go away…

My readers, the Bible is a powerful book… it has been written by men…. but the words, the concepts, the ideas and the revelations are not from men but from GOD…. and the Bible has supernatural power that goes beyond time and out into eternity…. send this post to somebody who needs convincing and if you are already a believer then do not stumble over “phrases and words of individual verses”…. the main theme and the most important concepts are REPEATED over and over again throughout the Book…. grasp this vision in child-like FAITH (Matthew 18:3)…. dont worry too much about  the “parts you do not understand” for the time being…. once you receive the Holy Spirit, He will guide you through the book showing you what you need for every stage of your life (John 16:13 – 15)…. and the rest does not matter until it’s time.

Prayer for Today:

Loving Heavenly Father, I do not have to understand everything…. I come to you in a child-like manner willing to be led and taught by your Holy Spirit…. reveal to me what you have for me today in your Book so that I may grow up (spiritually) the way You want me to be… in Jesus name, I pray… Amen.

worship

Mark 15:38 “And the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom”

The significance of this veil was that it hid the “Holy Place” from the worshippers and only the High Priest could enter “the presence of God” which dwelt beneath the cherubim on the Ark.

The tearing of this veil signifies the END OF EARTHLY HIGH PRIESTS…. every worshipper may now enter the presence of God through FAITH in the shed Blood of Christ (who is now our ETERNAL HIGH PRIEST)…. this veil was torn by GOD HIMSELF.

But what did the Jews do ????  …. they REPLACED the veil and continued to worship God the way they were accustomed to….. does that make any sense ?

Since we are worshipping GOD…. He has the RIGHT to tell us HOW He wants to be worshipped…. what is the point of worshipping Him in a manner that He does not approve ?…. surely this defeats the whole reason for worship !

Churches are just as guilty today of worshipping God the way THEY wish to worship Him….. instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to LEAD the worship.

Why do they do this ?…..  for two main reasons:

1. They really dont want God to run things…. because of sin in the church, they would prefer to have “comfortable” religion… that makes them feel good, eases their conscience and allows them to continue sinning.

2. They want God to run things…. but are having difficulty establishing communication with Him… they are not even sure how to “hear” from Him…. and they are very suspicious (maybe frightened or offended) of His presence…. when the Holy Spirit comes to minister…. someone may prophesy…. another may speak in tongues…. this takes “guts” on the part of the prophet… and “faith” on the part of the hearers…. and usually only happens in churches where God is actually allowed to LEAD the service because in some churches they already have it “all planned out” exactly how everything is to be done (but are these not worshipping God the way THEY want to worship Him ??? )

In closing…. this is not a new idea… it goes all the way back to Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:3 – 8)….. both brought sacrifice to God…. Abel did it the way God said He wanted it…. and Cain did it his own way and expected God to accept it….. God accepted Abel and rejected Cain… and Cain got vexed about that and hated Abel….. is this not happening today ??

Organized man-made religion hates and vilifies Spirit-filled churches where the fruit of the Spirit is manifest and the blessing of God is evident.

Prayer for Today:

Loving Heavenly Father, may we worship You in holiness and from the depth of our being…. and may we always look to You for direction and inspiration and guidance as to how you want us to worship You at every instant of the day so that we may please You with our worship…. Amen.

obedience

Obedience is NOT a popular word with anybody…. adults have a hard time getting the children to do what is required…. but the same adults (if they really check themselves) are not interested in “obeying” anybody either.

1 Samuel 15:22 – 23, Acts 5:29, Colossians 3:20

Rebellion is much admired in society… and in the movies that you watch….. and (be honest) you agree with all the laws, rules and regulations UNTIL one of them does not “suit you” and then (if you do not “break” it) you only obey because of “fear of the consequences”.

Such is the state of affairs because of SIN…. before Lucifer said, “I WILL………”(Isaiah 14:13 – 14)…  there was only one WILL in the Universe and that was GOD’s perfect will….

ALL Kingdoms, Governments and Armies run the same way…. by RANK and AUTHORITY…… obedience to delegated authority through “chain of command” is what makes any army (or kingdom) STRONG…. ALL the problems in the world today would DISAPPEAR if GOD was giving the commands and everybody else was obeying them.

The failure of Satan to ORGANIZE and RULE this planet is directly linked to his own rebellion against GOD’s authority…. as the AUTHOR of rebellion he has not yet realized (nor have his followers – MANKIND) that rebellion itself is DOOMED…. the very act of rebellion has within it the seeds of its own destruction.

You will be quick to tell me of all the GOOD that “rebels” have done…. liberating the enslaved from tyranical regime and so on….  so that brings us to point number two, CHOICE.

Because there are now MULTIPLE WILLS in the Universe…. EVERY ACTION is BOTH an “obedience” to some “will” AND a “rebellion” against another opposing “will”….

What can we PERSONALLY do about this ?

Jesus taught His disciples to pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:2)….  are we doing OUR PART ????

How can we pray for His will to be done on earth…. if we, ourselves, are not doing His will ???….. do you know what His will is ?….  but more importantly, do you have an OBEDIENT heart REGARDLESS of what His will is ?

It starts with CHILDREN (Proverbs 22:15, Proverbs 22:6, Proverbs 23:13 -14)

Today the world is doing just the opposite… instead of training the children in the ways of the LORD…. the parents are allowing the children to do as they like….. stupid laws “for the protection of children” have made many parents afraid to discipline their own offspring…. what about a BALANCED outlook ?…. where is the “common sense” (WISDOM) ?….

This has all come about because the world has FORSAKEN GOD….. they think they know better…. they think they are so smart with all their “education” and “degrees” and why should they consider a “non-scientific” Bible written by “primitive and superstitious” people to be an “authority” on any matter ?… but the joke is on them, because although Satan has gotten them to discredit God’s Word….. NONE of the “alternative methodologies” have the slightest chance of producing a BETTER world…. and as the planet slips further and further into CHAOS and ANARCHY  with each passing year (because each person says, “I dont have to obey God and I dont have to obey Satan…. I can do my own thing… I am INDEPENDANT)…. both Mankind and Satan have NOT yet learned the lesson that only GOD’S WILL can amount to anything POSITIVE and PERMANENT……  in fact, the END is already written (Habakkuk 2:14, Isaiah 11:9) …… but before this happens, the planet will become a living hell of MANKIND’s OWN MAKING…. pity the children who will suffer…. but it is all MANKIND’s FAULT….

Are you ready to OBEY Him yet ?…. have you yet realized (and understood) that your own wisdom and willpower cannot deliver you ?

You can do whatever you wish… even Christians make mistakes… and God is very patient, loving and kind…. but in the end, we will see that His will was the best after all.

Prayer for Today:

Loving Heavenly Father, how we long for your kingdom…. but please be with us today in this enemy territory… make us wise as serpents and harmless as doves…. help us to influence some other human for You…..  minister to some seeking soul…. comfort some lost child… or whatever else you have planned for us to do today… in Jesus name … Amen.

Distraction

We live in an age of constant distractions….. people are “multi-tasking”…. adults talking on the phone while driving…. kids playing video games in the classroom during lessons…. messaging numerous people on internet all at the same time…. thinking of other things while praying…. and the list goes on and on.

The art of concentration…. focusing ones mind on a single objective is probably only done by “specialised” practicioners (buddist monks, psychics, etc.)

Satan’s aim is to keep people busy 24/7 so they live their lives “on the surface”… without thinking too deeply about “life”…. or even death.

Entire lives are WASTED in “vanity” and a “grasping for the wind”…. (Ecclesiastes 1:14)… and another translation says, “It is all foolishness, chasing the wind”.

What then is wisdom ? (Proverbs 9:10)…. and how should we spend our days upon the earth ? (Ecclesiastes 12:13)…  the “fear of the LORD” implies FAITH (…for he that cometh to GOD must BELIEVE that He is (exists)….  Hebrews 11:6)… and the commandments imply WORKS  (some action) (John 14:15)

Only a life of FAITH which results in WORKS prepares man to meet God….. and JOB who was “the most perfect man” ACCORDING TO GOD’s OWN WORDS (Job 1:8) said (after God “interviewed” Him), “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I ABHOR MYSELF, AND REPENT IN DUST AND ASHES.” (Job 42:5 – 6)

Now if Job (the most righteous man) could say that….. what do you think is going to happen to people like Rihanna, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Lady GaGa when they meet GOD ?

There is a lot of “speculation” on the internet over whether these people “worship the devil” ….. but I say to you that it DOES NOT MATTER one way or the other….  because they are serving him anyhow.

SIMPLY OBSERVE THEIR BEHAVIOR…. they are so DISGUSTING to even unchristian (but “morally”-minded) people… that they have been banned in China and elsewhere as a NEGATIVE influence on ANY “decent” culture….

Their extreme popularity shows:

1. How easily “misled” people are.

2. The popularity of degenerate behavior and their natural inclination for it.

3. The magnitude of their usefulness to Satan…. that by the  behavior of “his few chosen ones”, the many may be influenced to decadence and sin.

I thought it was quite interesting that Rihanna chose to wear two horns on her head while “playing” at Cropover…. because whether she “worships” him or not, Satan has no difficulty getting her to do whatever he wants her to do….  the horns are quite significant…. where did she get the idea to wear them ? ….. I know where her “ideas” are coming from… and you should too.

…. and yet all the people of this world don’t give it “a second thought”… they are so busy “having fun” and “enjoying life” they dont even think about such things…

and this is the state of the world today……. so what do you think they are going to do when the LORD finally appears ?….. read Revelation 6:15 – 17… so shall it be for all those who have rejected God and His Christ.

Prayer for Today:

Loving Heavenly Father, Time is all we have and we are not using it wisely… please guide our lives that we may bear fruit for you… we cannot do this on our own…. in Jesus name we ask it… Amen.