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.

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Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23 – 24)

Here are some points to consider:

1. God KNOWS your heart and your thoughts ANYWAY…. whether you are a Christian or not…. whether you pray this prayer or not… NOBODY can fool God…. so if you are already concious of a “wicked way” in you then talk to Him about it…. if you TRULY wish to be delivered from this “wicked way”, He is willing and able to deliver you…. but if you do not wish to be delivered from this “wicked way” then tell Him so…. your HONESTY with God is important (He hates “hypocrites” – Matthew 24:51)…. IF you truly LOVE God (and He knows you heart attitude) then you can work this out TOGETHER with Him…. He will “cut you some slack” for a while as you try to work through this….  EVENTUALLY (maybe even YEARS later) you will probably discover that EITHER this “wicked way” is no longer “attractive” to you OR even if it still holds some attraction, you are both ABLE and WILLING to overcome it (this will be the outcome if you LOVE GOD)…. and this is the Power of God working in your life because of your LOVE for Him… and it is marvelous in our eyes that such a Great One would even “put up” with our rebellious behavior for so long (Romans 10:21)…. it is a true saying “God keeps people from sin and sin keeps people from God”.

2. There will  ALWAYS be “some wicked way” in you… because you are a flesh and blood human (not yet “perfected”, which will occur at death when you pass into the spirit realm… because then you will be WITH GOD, beyond the “infirmities” of the flesh, and the tempting/testing of satan and his horde)….. this prayer is prayed when you are not “concious” of any evil in your life…. and if you are serious about it, He will answer by showing you some new area of your life that needs “attention and cleansing”…. for the Christian, this world can be variously described as a SCHOOL,  a BATTLEFIELD or a PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT (a job)….. for the hordes of mankind (heathen, UNbelievers, atheists… anybody other than a “born again” Christian) this world is variously described as a PLAYGROUND, an AMUSEMENT PARK, a SOAP OPERA (manifesting ENTERTAINMENT)  or a LIVING HELL (if they are unfortunate enough to be born into poverty in some war-torn land).

Finally…. the conclusion of the matter is… it makes no difference SPIRITUALLY whether you are a “billionaire on a pleasure yacht” or a “starving and homeless victim in Rwanda or Sudan”….. the main difference is, the “homeless victim” will more easily see his need of God and (usually) be more willing to accept the teachings of Christ…… the “rich man”, on the other hand, will have to radically alter his whole life and outlook should he seek to get serious about the teachings of Christ…. hopefully now, you can see the serious DISADVANTAGES that “great riches” pose to your SPIRITUAL life…. nowhere does the Bible teach that all poor people will be saved and all rich people damned…. because even “starving people in Sudan” can reject Christ…. and billionaires can “get down on their knees before God”….. but the CHANGE in the lifestyle, outlook and attitudes of the latter (billionaire) would have to be so DRASTIC as to make the Way of Christ quite UNATTRACTIVE to such an one. (Matthew 19:21 – 23)

So if you are poor today…. REJOICE  and be HAPPY in the Lord (Luke 6:20)…. there is NO REASON to  be otherwise….. as you PRAISE, WORSHIP and ADORE the GREAT GOD of the UNIVERSE…. your earthly problems will not seem so bad…. BUT (and AS) you focus your attention on HIM, you will see some improvement in you earthly circumstances because (no matter what they are) He LOVES you and HE VALUES your WORSHIP AND PRAISE.

Prayer for today:

Loving Heavenly Father, we have MUCH to be THANKFUL for…  help us to put YOU ahead of ourselves… for this is the hardest thing for any human to do (no matter what our circumstances may be)….. may you be WOSHIPPED AND ADORED by us today and everyday… and let all the people say AMEN.