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Only God has the power to lay it down, and the power to take it again!
Dangers of non-Trinitarian operation
There will be no forgiveness. The first case of forgiveness is found in Genesis 3:21 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” The One who steps out of the Trinity in corporeality of the Godhead, Christ, the Second Member of the Godhead, in His pre-incarnation manifestation, covered the pristine couple with the sin cleansing skin of the sacrificial animals, in the Garden of Eden.
Non-forgiveness of every sinful act will lead to an outright condemnation and total annihilation of humanity. Creation gets to be prevented from experiencing the Creator’s pardoning Spirit. Man will be deprived of the service of a Savior. It is bound to culminate in a no-salvation.
The One of the 3rd Heaven throne sits in the Holy of Holies
A Judge of no compassion: that is what Jehovah will be. God cannot be the Judge and the Solicitor; and anyone who must stand before God in mediation must be of Divinity. Only God knows what to say to appeal to His judgment. Through Jesus, who alone knows the divine mind of the Judging God (the Father), the sanguification, serving as the justification of born again ones, is presented as a verifying exhibit in the celestial assizes. Without the installation of Plurality in the Godhead, it would have been impossible to get anyone sanctified enough to take a judicial stand before Jehovah. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” [1Timothy 2:5].
JEHOVAH ‘ELOHIYM IS ONE GOD
There cannot be four, two or a thousand of THEM: in the Godhead. Whoever thinks there are more or less than three should come with the proof of Scripture. “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” [1John 5:7]. The word ‘one’ is heis (heis`) in the Greek, meaning: ‘a neuter ‘one’ implying one in all things: essence, power, majesty, knowledge.’ Hebrews 12:24 reads, “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.” The book of 1Peter 1:2 does strike the cord of the Divine accord found in the Trinity. It reads, “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” There, most certainly, would not have been any Divine Mediation without the instauration carried out by the Trinity, through which we become recipients of the soteriological grace of the Most High. Amen!
Revelation 5:6, “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” I culled the following from JFB Commentary on this verse: “seven eyes . . . the seven Spirits . . . sent forth—So one oldest manuscript, A. But B reads, “being sent forth.” As the seven lamps before the throne represent the Spirit of God immanent in the Godhead, so the seven eyes of the Lamb represent the same sevenfold Spirit profluent from the incarnate Redeemer in His world-wide energy.”
And the Lamb is the light thereof (Rev. 21:23).
“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof” [Rev 21:23]. You may ask, “Where’s the Holy Spirit in this project of global illumination?” Remember He is there in the throne-room as the seven (speaks of perfection) lamps of fire. In Revelation 4:2, the One who sits in Majesty in the heavenly assizes is the very One who must be the Occupant of the Divine Seat of the Holy of Holies, in the Jerusalem temple, to receive worship due to Jehovah! Amen!
Do not forget in a hurry that He (the Holy Spirit) dwells in us to make us Godlike cum God carriers. Amen.
(…to be concluded…)
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The Scriptures, most evidently, teaches the co-equality of the Trinity.
“That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him” [John 5:23]. The verb, ‘honour or honoureth,’ is timaō (tim-ah’-o): ‘to estimate, fix the value of a belonging; to revere, venerate.’ This commentary on John 5:23 captures it so perfectly: “That all men should honour the Son, c.] If then the Son is to be honoured, EVEN AS the Father is honoured, then the Son must be God, as receiving that worship which belongs to God alone. To worship any creature is idolatry: Christ is to be honoured even as the Father is honoured therefore Christ is not a creature; and, if not a creature, consequently the Creator. See Joh 1:3.”
THE CELESTIAL ASSIZES
“He that honoureth not the Son] God will not receive that man’s adoration who refuses to honour Jesus, even as he honours him. The Jews expected the Messiah as a great and powerful Prince; but they never thought of a person coming in that character enrobed with all the attributes of Godhead. To lead them off from this error, our Lord spoke the words recorded in these verses.” [Adam Clarke’s Commentary].
Revelation 5:8 “And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.” The angels and the elders ‘fell down’ in worship of the Lamb. They give to the Lamb, the Lord Jesus, right there in the throne room, what is due to the One (Father) who sits eternally on the throne.
Most Holy Place
In the Most Holy Place of Exodus 26:34 “And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.” This was the physical location of the Holy Spirit, seated in acceptance of all adoration to Jehovah, the Eternal Creator. Co-equality! Here the Spirit received honour due to Elohiym. Amen. All that Peter asked in the Book of Acts 5:3-5 was, “…why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?” and in the fifth verse, “…Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost:…” all because, according to the Apostle in the fourth verse, “thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.” The Holy Spirit is equally Jehovah God. Amen. “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation” (Mark 3:29). Do we all not know that any sinful act is ultimately an evil commission to the Divinity?
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,” John 3:16 began to teach of the Eternal Father’s soteriological design, and, “that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” is the conclusion. Stepping from eternal glory to save mankind is what we read in John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Of this very One Paul says in Hebrews 10:20, “By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;” and in Colossians 2:9, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” ‘Fullness’ is the Greek word, plērōma (play’-ro-mah): ‘repletion or completion, that is, (subjectively) what fills (as contents, supplement, copiousness, multitude), or (objectively) what is filled (as container, performance, period).’ ‘Godhead’ is theotēs (theh-ot’-ace): ‘deity; the state of being God; divinity (abstractly).’
Paul catechized these theological realities through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In these days of grace, when the Spirit of the truth communes, through the evangelism of the Church, of the salvation through Christ and you deny this kerygma of eternal truth, what you are doing is nothing short of calling the Holy Spirit a liar. Blasphemy! Unpardonable sacrilegious act of eternal consequence! Why? He is the hidden, God Eternal! Period. Was He not hidden behind the katapetasma (second veil) in the most holy place? Is He not dwelling inside our spirits -the millions of Christians- who have received the Divine adoption and through whom He preaches the kerygma to the world? If this Spirit dwells in the hearts of millions across the global sphere does He not display the characteristic ubiquity of the eternal God? Selah.
AND ONE SAT ON THE THRONE (Revelation 4:2)
Isaiah 42:8, “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images” is an established fact that God does not share honour and worship. Why –have you ever asked yourself–- would attributes of Divinity be shared among the Trinity? What a perfect plan of Divinity is in operation: God, the Father, sits in the celestial assizes as the absolute Judge; God, the Son, is seated as the Eternal Advocate; the Divine Witness is none other than the Holy Spirit!
And these three are one (1John 5:7)
For the perfection of this actuation God gave the solution of John 3:3, which comes into effect when Romans 10:9-10 is invoked in the sinner’s prayer. And for the actuation of this divine rejuvenation God must give the covenant name: Jehovah. I AM THAT I AM was first used to emancipate the suffering Israel.
(…to be continued…)
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Omniscience of the Members of the Trinity:
Erudition of Saint Paul was at its peak, in his bid to fathom God’s knowledge in Romans 11:33 “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” Jesus is also, like the Father, omniscient. Colossians 2:3 says of the Christ, “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” John 10:15 is quite lucent with the asseveration of Jesus. “As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.” The verb, ‘knoweth’ and ‘know’ are the same ginōskō (ghin-oce’-ko) ‘to “know” (absolutely).’
The starkness of this reality is that only God can know God absolutely! The Holy Spirit cannot be left out in being a Partaker of omniscient Personality as 1Corinthians 2:11 “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God” reveals. The word ‘knoweth’ here is eido (ei’-do) ‘1. to see, to gaze (i.e. with wide-open eyes) 2. to discern or know experientially.’ If He knows what Christ knows then we definitely have Three Personages in the Godhead. Selah!
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things (Romans 11:36)
There is no gainsaying the Eternal Father’s almightiness even if Luke 18:27, “And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God;” is silent about it. An eminent Job could not hide the prevalent truism of “I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee” (Job 42:2). Revelation 1:8 is an unveiling of Jesus as the ‘Almighty’, the Greek of which is pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore): ‘he who holds sway over all things; the ruler of all; the all ruling, that is, God (as absolute and universal sovereign).’ This is the Lord Jesus whom the world would gladly see as nondescript –just one of the prophets.
The Spirit flexed His unbelievable muscles of salvation in Romans 15:19 “Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” His potency keeps us on the spiritual journey of righteousness. Romans 15:13 reads, “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” He must indwell the saved souls, so innumerable -a proof of HIS ubiquity, a sole preserve of the Divinity. “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man” [Ephesians 3:16].
Omnipresence is an attribute of the Trinity:
David could not hide his sheer awe of Him in Psalm 139:7-16. Verse 7 reads, “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” The wisest Solomon in the Book of 1Kings 8:27 acclaimed of God, the Father, “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?” This took place at the dedication of the great Jerusalem Temple. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” [Matthew 18:20]. This is the express declaration of Jesus, the Second Member of the Godhead. Imagine the billions of prayers around the earth? How can one Christ be ubiquitously present wherever prayers are offered? Simple! Jesus Christ is Omnipresent! That makes Him God.
The seven lamps of fire [Revelation 4:5]
Revelation 5:6 “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” The Holy Spirit cannot but be ubiquitous as well. “Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out” [Act 5:9]. Nothing escapes His (Holy Spirit’s) searching eyes.
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Love, Saviour & the Spirit…..and these three are one (1John 5:7).
What does the baptismal creed instruct? “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” [Matthew 28:19]. The Greek text actually says, “…into the name of……” Baptism is a dedication of the baptised to the service of the Deity and never to any creature. These Three share eternity of Divine nature, simply because this consecration is eternally to the One receiving the dedication: God, in Three Persons. The concluding grace benediction of every Christian service includes Them in 2Corinthians 13:14, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” This is the benediction which proves the doctrine of Divine Trinity in unity, according to JFB COMMENTARY.
Seated behind the katapetasma
In the Palestinian days of His earthly sojourn, and in fact, centuries before then, Jehovah God was seated in the holiest compartment of the temple, covered by the second veil, called katapetasma (kat-ap-et’-as-mah). God, the Father, needed not come down. Seated in Majestic Divinity, receiving worship was the Holy Spirit. Why? Because the Trinity constitutes one God. We understand from Scripture that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit, both of God the Father and of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is, therefore, not left out in the profundity of John 10:30, “I and my Father are one.” Put ‘I’ and ‘are’ together and an invocation of ‘I AM,’ the covenant name of JEHOVAH has been established. The verb ‘are,’ esmen (es-men’), is the plural of eimi (i-mee’): ‘to be, to exist;’ which God used in ‘I AM.’
The personal ‘my’ is in italics, hence, not in the original script. Remove ‘my’ and it comes in its forceful: “I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE.” The last word, ‘one’ is heis (hice), a neuter ‘one’ implying one in all things: essence, power, majesty, knowledge.’ The conjunction ‘and’ is kai (kahee): ‘also, even, indeed, but; a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force.’ Together with the Holy Spirit, the Trinity is One God, having a community of all the attributes of Deity. The Trinity share in the glory of salvation. Hebrews 9:14, “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” attests to it. They do not stop working for the saved souls. “For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father” [Ephesians 2:18].
The Trinity shares Divine attributions
They are co-eternal:
Psalm 41:13, singing the eternal nature of the Father, “Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen;” is a psalm of David. Moses, the great prophet of God, wrote of the Father’s eternal attribute in Psalm 90:2 “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” Jesus told Apostle John in Revelation 1:8 of His Being: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Prophet Isaiah corroborates in the 41st chapter the 4th verse of his prophetic utterance, “Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.” Is it not elucidative that both the Father and the Lord Jesus are “the first, and with the last?” The Holy Spirit is eternal as Paul teaches in Hebrews 9:14, “…who through the eternal Spirit….” The questions I would like to ask those who think and teach a non-intelligent Holy Spirit are: Did God have to create His own Spirit –having none in the beginning? How can a lifeless Spirit teach (John 14:26), receive worship (seated in the holy of the holies of the Temple) and punish (Acts 5:4-11)? God must be exanimate to need a Spirit for Himself.
(…to be continued…)
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There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost.
(Continued from the first part…)
In the Godhead of the Divinity, are three distinctive Persons. No scriptural tenability suffers a fourth Member. For two good reasons Jehovah must assume plurality. Of a cardinal importance in HIS plurality is the incongruity of having intelligent entities of creationism experiencing pluralism before being noticed in the Creator. “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence” [Colossians 1:18]. It is of a very scriptural convenience to ascribe Christ’s nature to the Father’s. “And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them;” asseverates Jesus in John 17:10. How can God the Father enter into a community of ownership with another when Scripture does asseverates, “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images” [Isa 42:8]?
The LORD God knew that He would create many angelic beings. If ten angels should say to three angels, “We love you,” the numerical strength of the ‘we’ or that of ‘you’ is more than a solitary angel. Even on the sixth day of Adamic formation it was a couple, more than one, which had always experienced the fellowship with an Entity called the LORD God every cool of the evening. Of cruciality of noteworthiness is the facticity that God’s created intelligent beings would have to use the plurality of ‘we,’ ‘us,’ ‘you,’ ‘they’ and ‘them’ experientially before God, thereby making God to learn of this reality from the lives of His created ones. This would not make His Almighty sense!
The grace of the Jesus Christ, the love of God, the communion of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
God should be able to point at two of Himself and also make an address as Plural Being. Christ, holding hands and side by side with another One, let us say, the Holy Spirit, will say, “You sit on the throne and We will go down to the earth,” and each of the ‘We’ is God Eternal. Christ points at the Father and the Holy Spirit and says, “They are My Fellows.” While the chief reason is of the Divinity, the second reason concerns human predicament of the soulish man.
His kerygma, when it finds its rejuvenation into the porosity of selected hearts, will no doubt engender a soteriological stance in them, ergo, needing His saving grace. It must require a sinlessness of nature to salvage creatures fallen into the quagmire of inquiry. An angel cannot do it. An angelic soteriologic emancipation lays a foundation for angelic worship: quite an egregious anomaly of scripture!
HE IS THE ALPHA AND OMEGA
The LORD God will remain eternally spotless spiritually. He alone, therefore, must show His unprecedented loving kindness. He cannot, as the eternally seated One on the throne (Eternal Judge), come down to save mankind. The invisibility of the Holy Spirit would not attempt it. This leaves the seen One among the Three: the Second Member, Jesus Christ. HE is the Jehovah of legality. There is no way, according to the Scripture of theology, that any man would ever be jurisprudentially redeemed into God’s eternal loving arms, as far as adjudication is concerned, if He were just One Entity. Another reason why Christ must wear the toga of corporeality is that if One of the Members does not, of necessity, assume the representative capacity of Sonship, none can ever enter the filial relationship of “Abba Father” with the Creator. That in all things He might have the preeminence. Amen.
Trinitarian proofs abound.
The very first sentence of the entire Bible proves the veracity of the doctrine of Trinity. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” [Genesis 1:1]. Four being the number of creation: for on day 4 God created the lights -of illumination of Him-, the fourth word is ‘God.’ ‘Elôhı̂ym (el-o-heem’) is the Hebrew for ‘God,’ meaning ‘God, judge or strong one, in the plural.’ In the second verse “…And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters;” introduces the Third Member of the Godhead. A diligent perusal of the scriptures will reveal the ‘light’ of verse three to be the true Light of John 1:3, ‘made flesh’ in John 1:14 because He, in the heavenly assizes, had carried out the emptying of Himself in the great kenoo or kenosis of Philippians 2:7. So, when one reads the biblical account of “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” (Genesis 1:26), it is too obvious that He could not have addressed angels, for scriptural obviousness, and that the Ones He addressed were Christ and the Holy Ghost. Amen.
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This is the verity of the Godhead.
Eternally seated on the throne is One.
Through the macrocosmic truism of creationism, in the corporeality of the Godhead, of Himself, traverses One.
Filling to the brim, the entire universe and creation, and to an overflowing is, yet of HIM, the Third One.
Who among the Three-like-One and the One-like-Three is greater or the greatest?
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The word ‘power,’ in Ephesians 1:19 is dunamis (doo’-nam-is) meaning: ‘a latent force (literally or figuratively),’ and a pointer to the fact that only God has miraculous power. This dunamis is an insuperable power wrought only by the Almighty. The abstract ‘working,’ energeia (en-erg’-i-ah), explains the efficiency in this terrifically extraordinary energy when HE decides to go into work at the sight of man’s faith, which ignites a nonpareil efficacy of His strength. ‘Mighty,’ ischus (is-khoos’), teaches the astronomical ability in the forceful strength of Jehovah’s might. Ischus is the raw strength of His Omnipotence. The unprecedented marvel of omnipotent capabilities. While dunamis explains the latency of God’s omnipotent power, this other ‘power,’ kratos (krat’-os): “great” vigor (literally or figuratively) explains HIS great strength. It is intended to enable an envisioning of the mind blowing muscles of His physical strength. Visible strength. Imagine biceps as huge as the Himalayas!
From Adam Clarke’s Commentary on Ephesians 1:19 is: “MIGHT, ισχυς, is the state or simple efficiency of this attribute in God; POWER, κρατος, is this might or efficiency in action; ENERGY, ενεργεια, is the quantum of force, momentum, or velocity, with which the power is applied. Though they appear to be synonymous terms they may be thus understood: passive power is widely different from power in action; and power in action will be in its results according to the energy or momentum with which it is applied.”
WITH GOD, IT’S POSSIBLE!
God does not just display a whimsical proof of power. For an eternal good He has always shown His salvaging hand. All these demonstration of His power is not for the fun of it. Of immense interest is the fact that all this show of power is directed at a certain species of His treasured entities. Paul said, “to us-ward who believe,” so who are the ‘us?’ They are in the preceding verse. “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,” [Ephesians 1:18].
‘Inheritance’ is the Greek klēronomia (klay-ron-om-ee’-ah): a noun feminine which means ‘heirship, that is, (concretely) a patrimony or (generally) a possession.’ God has got for Himself a patrimony; in what? Of course in the saints. The word ‘saints’ hagios (hag’-ee-os), is: ‘most holy thing, a saint. From ἅγος hagos (an awful thing) sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).’ The saints are the born again Christians. Eight Godly souls would not suffer annihilation by the Deluge, expressive of the LORD’s fury. They were the antediluvian saints. Kept in the ark, which means treasure, they were an inheritance of God whose Word they kept in their hearts that they might not sin against His holiness -they became God’s sacred property. Amen.
The Church is a woman, hence, the Spirit would lead Paul to choose a grammatical feminine ‘inheritance’ to teach His treasure. Seeing Jesus as a precious stone, God’s business acumen made Him to sell all He had to purchase the humanity of Jesus for the work of salvation. Remember God had to use all His power to save the dead Jesus so as to gain more treasures in Christians. In the antediluvian age eight souls marked the beginning of God’s ownership of a treasured people. In the Old Testamentary days He had a remnant as Moses wrote: “For the LORD’S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance” [Deuteronomy 32:9].
And this is the most important of all species of the Homo sapiens: “Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” [Galatians 4:7]. Are you a born again Christian? Then you are the apple of God’s eye. You are the very reason why He had to demonstrate all these powers, just to woo you to be His Bride. Amen!
THE INCREDIBLE INCARNATION OF JEHOVAH: JESUS!
You can enjoy the fullness of God’s power by getting born again. say this prayer, believing it with all your heart:
Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen.
INDEED! HE IS!
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Reverend Chris Okotie
In a country where you’d find it extremely difficult to absolve just two of the past and present generals, under the administration of President Buhari, of defalcation, Boko Haram must be kept in business.
They won’t release Leah Sharibu: she’s just too unfortunate not to have Aishat Buhari, the country’s First Lady, as her mother. Sad! As the good Lord liveth, Leah, you will be released soon! Soon, to be reunited with your loved family. Amen!
Where is Leah Shuaribu, Mr. President?
Show me a developed state that has no stable electricity! Who owns the Nigerian power distribution companies? Politicians! Who owns the gargantuan electrical generating concern of Mikano, in Nigeria? PDP presidential aspirant (Atiku Abubakar)!
Google to find out the huge chunk that left Nigeria immediately after graduating from Medical Schools just last year! Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ of APC is an enemy to their professionalism.
Companies are in dire straits! Why? These politicians don’t love Nigeria. They are dwellers in the gemütlichkeit of their enthroned malversation.
One aspirant who loves Nigeria is Reverend Chris Okotie! Vote him if you love Nigeria. Allow righteousness to exalt Nigeria. Amen!
Shall we look into the Scripture? It says in Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” The word ‘righteousness’ in Hebrew is tsedâqâh (tsed-aw-kaw’) ‘rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).’ This tsedâqâh comes from the root tsâdaq (tsaw-dak’) ‘to be (causatively make) right (in a moral or forensic sense).’ Gôy (go’-ee), the Hebrew for ‘nation’ does refer usually to ‘a foreign nation; hence a Gentile.’
Divine choice of Shem of the Jewish Israel, where the Lord did His incarn, turned the progenies of Japheth and Ham to gentiles. ‘Sin,’ (khat-taw-aw’), means ‘sinful (habitually); sin offering (sacrifice).’ The word ‘reproach’ chêsêd (kheh’-sed), from Hebraic scripture, is: ‘goodness, kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty.’ Le’ôm (leh-ome’) is the English word for ‘nation’ and it means: ‘to gather; a community.’
The loveless Cain
The sedulity of reinspection of Proverbs 14:34 wants me to zero in on chaṭṭâ’âh and chêsêd because of their Hebraic interpretations. Chaṭṭâ’âh, which is the same dictum employed by the LORD God when He told Cain, “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him” [Genesis 4:7], desiring him to come to Him with a ‘sin offering’ to receive forgiveness and consequently live a life of prosperity, tells me what God expects of rulers of governments. From the Bible dictionary chêsêd i.e. ‘reproach’ is more of ‘goodness and kindness’ according to Hebraic lexicon.
Leah and her rascally abductor
Judging by this definitions, the practicality of this verse, before the Almighty, should be rendered thus: chêsêd (to the populace) is the chaṭṭâ’âh (before God) for the le’ôm (the people).
Goodness, kindness and mercy towards the ruled by the ruler is a sin offering –an expiable act before God’s proclivious judging eyes. Check this out. European, American and Asian governments take good care of their citizens hence the huge developments recorded in their lands. Amen. Most of these nations don’t care about the Bible. But, for the simple fact that they are doing the right things for the people, prosperity smiles on them!
This is the man of God, the erudite Reverend Chris Okotie
Reverend Chris Okotie, with his erudition in biblicism, is no doubt the man who can bring the practical ‘right doing’ interpretation of this Scripture into the Nigerian relevance. I love Nigeria. I vote for Reverend Chris Okotie, who loves Nigeria so passionately.
Vote for Chris Okotie.
By day a pillar of a cloud; and by night a pillar of fire (Exodus 13:21)
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*2* Being the One who told Abraham to, “Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:” of Genesis 12:1, it then behoves His excellent Divinity to show His Almighty power. God would not allow His covenanted son and friend to lose his wife. The manifestation of His power got Abraham’s family protected from Pharaoh’s incursion. Why? Satan wanted to scuttle the birth of the next man to receive the baton towards the emergence of the nation of Israel, and ultimately the birth of Jesus.
Again Israel was saved from Pharaoh. When God sent Moses to Pharaoh, HE knew that the king of Egypt would refuse. Exodus 3:19, “And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.” Jehovah had to do what HE must do; “Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land” (Exodus 6:1). The word, ‘strong’ is chazaq (khaw-zawk’): ‘strong (usu. in a bad sense, hard, bold, violent).’ And the word ‘hand’ is yad (yawd) ‘a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from kaph (kaf) ‘the hollow hand or palm,’ the closed one).
I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts
God’s power was practically put on the line when it came to the matter of David and Goliath. All was set for the prophetic father of the Messiah, the Branch, Son, the Lord (Daniel 9:25; Isaiah 11:1, 9:6 & Psalm 110:1) of David as the king of Israel, and Goliath, whose name Golyath (gol-yath’) means: ‘exile’ which comes another Hebrew galah (gaw-law’) ‘1. to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense) 2. (by implication) to exile (captives being usually stripped) 3. (figuratively) to reveal.’ Goliath is the type and shadow of the Antichrist, come to strip Christians of their righteousness and get them destroyed.
1Samuel 17:43 “And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.” Goliath drew the battle line. God must prove His power through His ‘beloved,’ which is the definition of David. 1Samuel 17:45, “Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.” David did the expected. He involved the strength of Jehovah.
Faith drew the grace of God unto David
It was very apposite for David to use stones and it must be five in number. When Jesus said to Peter, “thou art Peter,” He meant, “thou art a stone.” The stone represents every Christian. Five is the number of grace, without which none will get born again, be cleansed, and justified to become God’s child. For these reasons God must show His power.
2Corinthians 5:7 declares, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” Our faith, therefore, is an invocation of His power. That, Prophet Elijah did prove at Mount Carmel. It was Jehovah versus Baal, the sun god, the idol that Nimrod made global. We know that these demons can conjure anything. So, how come Lucifer could not do that, that time around? God’s power is incontestable. Satan was told to, “Shut up!” Unfortunately, Elijah forgot to rely on this same power. He could not ignite the power to shut the idolatrous mouth of Jezebel. He lost faith, by deciding to walk by sight, too bad.
The ultimate exhibition of His power was at the cross. He had to do the impossible: die and conquer death in its most eerie underground of hellish abode.
The likeness of rhetorical ponderosity in a grand Pauline revelation is found in Ephesians 1:19, “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,” where ‘exceeding greatness’ is the Greek, huperballō megethos. Verse 20 says, “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.” Let us do an exegesis of this Scripture.
‘Exceeding’ is the Greek huperballo (hoop-er-bal’-lo) ‘to throw beyond the usual mark; (figuratively) to surpass (only active participle supereminent).’ ‘Greatness’ is megethos (meg’-eth-os) ‘magnitude (figuratively).’ The expression, ‘exceeding greatness’ huperballo megethos, is saying that, “Target any distance, in your wildest dreams,” Paul is teaching here, “and God will surpass it far, far by far!” In fact think about incalculable monstrosity of inter-continental ballistic missiles and they would not equal the awesome strength of Jehovah. That is what huperballo megethos is all about. The first ‘power’ is dunamis (doo’-nam-is) ‘1. Force 2. (specially) miraculous power 3. (usually by implication) a miracle itself.’ Power that translates ‘working’ is energeia (en-erg’-ei-ah) ‘efficiency (“energy”),’ and ‘mighty,’ ischus (is-khoos’), means: ‘strength, forcefulness. The second ‘power’ (of verse 19) is kratos (krat’-os): ‘vigor (“great”).’
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Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
(1) Power –the influential reaction to a situation or on an entity. What is an influence? It is an exertion or exaction of mental or physical energy. The account of Genesis 1:1 required great strength of sheer power. Jeremiah 27:5 tells us, “I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.” Other verses of note are: Jeremiah 10:11; 10:12; 32:17; & 51:15. Creationism is the proof of God’s power.
Going by the chronological order involving catastrophe of the situational understanding of Genesis 1:2, does the episodic script of this cataclysm indict God’s supreme Almightiness?
“And God said …,” ten times, undefeated.
Genesis 2:17, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” This is an attestation of man’s free moral agency. As the ‘ĕlôhı̂ym (el-o-heem’), the LORD God is a Judge, hence, a God of legality. Lucifer, having incurred the wrath of God’s judgment upon the atrocious sinfulness of the fictile inhabitants of that old world, remained trapped together with them, imprisoned in an absolute cataclysmic waste and darkness. So, when we read, in the 2nd verse of Genesis chapter 1, “….And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters;” it is indicative of HIS readiness to prove that the One who destroyed can also bring the perfection of Adamic couple into being on the same terra firma of old.
HE is the ALMIGHTY
Ten times in Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26, 28 & 29 the Bible records “And God said…” And ten times it was incontestably so. That was power. Creationism recorded another perfection in Adam and the Eden home. God did not stop them from sinning. The Creator, King and God is also the seated Judge, in the celestial assizes. Adjudication in every intelligent act of creation must come before Him who was, is, and is to come. Amen. At the ultimate cup fullness of man’s iniquitous ways, only eight souls passed the spiritual test of righteousness. HIS miraculous power was again put to test.
The head of the surviving family of eight was aptly named Noah for a good reason. His sons, Shem, Japheth and Ham wore the toga of these sobriquets not for the fun of it. None of the four women’s name was revealed, interestingly.
Noah, whose name means ‘rest,’ is prophetic of God’s children who will receive His rest. Shem, ‘name or fame’ is a pointer to the fame which Israel, the progeny of Shem, will bring to the holy name of Jehovah and His beneficence to humanity. Japheth has the definition of ‘enlargement.’ The word of God will receive enlargement. ‘Warm or hot’ defines Ham. The word of God will be characterized by a fervour of intensity. All these point to none other than the Church! For the Church, He must prove the power of His saving grace. Amen!
THIS IS THE SAME FINGER THAT ETCHED OUT THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Israel, through Shem, preached Jesus, the Word of God, for the salvation of man. Europe is the descendant of Japheth, which spread the Word of the Church of God across the globe. Ham is the progenitor of Africa. Africa, in these last days, is hottest for the propagation of the Kingdom of the soon coming King. The unknown names of the women represent the Church, “….which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:” [Ephesians 3:9] confer verses 3-12.
The miracle of His power protected the ark from being submerged by the fury of an unprecedented great, annihilating, Deluge. ‘Ark,’ in Hebrew is têbâh (tay-baw’), a feminine noun, which means: ‘a box i.e. a treasure.’ It is quite imperative to prove the efficacy of His power in protection of the Church He had had fellowship with since the Eden days when He was always ‘heard walking in the cool’ of innocent ‘days’ of sin-free periods. The femineity of the ark is a proof of the fact that the Church is a treasured property of His Divinity, and that, I tell you, is ponderous!
(…to be continued…)
WITH GOD NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE
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