UNVEILING THE SECOND MEMBER OF THE GODHEAD [nine]

(…continues from part 8…)

9]            Concerning His ‘name’ in Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 7:14 unveils, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” It reads in one of His pre-incarnate manifestations when He visited the home of Manoah, before the birth of Samson, in the Book of Judges 13:18 “And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?” The word ‘secret’ is pil’ı̂y (pil-ee’): ‘wonderful, incomprehensible, extraordinary;’ and taking the definition of ‘seeing,’ wᵉ (wi), meaning ‘indeed’, into cognizance, ‘seeing It is secret’ should be defined as ‘absolutely and supremely wonderful’ and this cannot but be the name of the Most High. Matthew 1:23 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”  1Timothy 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

                As our ‘Counsellor’ of Isaiah 9:6, the prophecy said, “And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: 13) Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both” (Zechariah 6:12-13). Jesus told His disciples in Luke 21:14-15, “Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15) For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” 1Corinthians 1:30 “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” Colossians 2:2-3 “That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3) In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Read as well, John 1:16.

                In Zechariah 6:13 the ‘Counsellor’ is at once the King and the Priest after the order of Melchizedek – without a beginning and no ending of His Majestic sacerdotalism due to the fact of His eternality. The ubiquity of Jesus is captured in Luke 21:15. Who can give wisdom to the hearts of several people in diverse locations save the Most High? Jesus containerizes the entire wisdom and knowledge of God, ergo, He knows all things. There is no gainsaying the fact that only an entity of divinity can be made to us: wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption found in 1Corinthians 1:30.

                Jesus is the ‘Mighty God’ of Isaiah 9:6. Psalm 45:3 & 6 “Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.”  Verse 6 “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.”  John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2) The same was in the beginning with God. 3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”  Romans 9:4-5, “Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; 5) Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.”  Titus 2:13 “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” See Isaiah 45:24-25; Psalm 50:1; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Hebrews 1:8; and 1John 5:20.

                The 45th Psalm sings, most definitely, of the Christ, where He is aptly referred to as ‘most mighty’, wielding glorious majesty, whose throne is eternal. God the Father, sighting the Christ, addressed Jesus Christ, saying, “Thy throne, O God” simply because Christ is very God of very God. Jesus is the soon coming God and Saviour. 

                Does the Scripture agree with ‘the everlasting’ nature of His ‘Fatherhood’ found in Isaiah 9:6? Proverbs 8:23 “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.” Hebrews 2:13-14 “And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 14) Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” Further reading: Isaiah 18:8 and 53:10. ‘Set up’ of Proverbs 8:23 is the Hebrew nacak (naw-sak’):1. to pour out. 2. (especially) to pour out a libation. 3. (by analogy) to anoint a king. 4. (also) to cast (metal).’ The Word of God, being a Personage of the Godhead, had been anointed for the mediatorial office of the Christ. The Holy Spirit, in the divine agreement with the Father, had poured forth the unguent of divine functionality on the Second Member of the Divinity in the long eternality of time before anything was brought into existence. This is what ‘set up’ means.

Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

       “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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be concluded…)

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IS THE LORD GOD THE AUTHOR OF MORAL EVIL? (seven)

                Job and his trials

(…continued from part 6…)

(7)          A differentiating, incriminatory commination of Satanism was the tag placed on Lucifer in the scriptural documentation of: “And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?” [Job 1:8]. ‘Escheweth’ in Hebrew is śûr (soor) ‘to turn aside (off), depart.’  Râ‛âh (rah) remains the Hebraic definition of ‘evil’ here and in every mentioning of it. The Devil is explicitly the evil one and the propagator of it. If God were to have a scintilla of evil in Him, the boldacious proclivity of Lucifer would definitely had reminded God of it.

The usual outpouring psalmodic Spirit-infusion of Davidic scripting is of crystal clarity in, “For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee” [Psalm 5:4]. Evil is a component of Satanism. It has its dwelling home with Lucifer, in whom the activism of iniquity was first a discovery. I just do not know why people would not see the eternal destruction it portends if God should bring Himself to an inconsequentially tiny taste of evil. He will cease to be the Almighty: simply because He stands to be judged for wrongdoing. For the sake of His eternal goodness, the LORD, my God will never drink of evil. Hallelujah!

The wisest individual poured it forth so beautifully in Proverbs 12:20, “Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.” Pregnant with arcanum is this Solomonic scriptorial ingenuity. Is God not too real to toy with a soiling deceitfulness? Jehovah is not the liar known of man, neither will He ever seek for repentance, having committed a sin. ‘Adonay alone is Jehovah; He must not change: to save us from annihilation. The verb ‘imagine’ is chârash (khaw-rash’) ‘to scratch, that is, (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material); figuratively to devise (in a bad sense); hence (from the idea of secrecy) to be silent, to let alone; hence (by implication) to be deaf (as an accompaniment of dumbness).’ God is absolutely good and complete. He is the ultimate nonpareil Being. There is nothing to add and nothing to remove from Him. Only a demented mind will associate God with evil.

                The word ‘counsellors’, is ya`ats (yaw-ats’) ‘1. to advise. 2. (reflexively) to deliberate or resolve.’ The ‘counsellors’ from this verse can only be an advise from the mind of God, ergo, it is of ‘peace’ and the Hebrew word for which is shalowm (shaw-lome) ‘1. safe. 2. (figuratively) well, happy, friendly. 3. (abstractly, as noun) well-being, one’s welfare. 4. (by extension) health, prosperity, peace.’ It is quite understandable that while deceit comes from the imagination of evil, the counselling mind of God preaches peace that brings joy. The question now is, who is the Counsellor of Isaiah 9:6? Whose peace passeth all understanding (Philippians 4:7)? In whose presence is the fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11)? Selah!

                The minutest of evil, the size of the least of the fraction of an office pin poke cannot find its containerising incursion into the Holy One of Israel.

Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be continued…)

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ISAIAH CHAPTER NINE VERSE SIX (two)

 LEGALITY OF REGALITY: INSIGNIA BORNE ON HIS MAJESTIC SHOULDER

(Continued from part one…)

(2)            The word ‘government’ (of Isaiah 9:6) is miśrâh (mis-raw’) meaning: ‘rule, dominion, government, empire.’ The legality of His regality is the insignia borne on His majestic shoulder. For the caught in the web of forgetfulness, this very One is the Governor of the nations attested to in the twenty-eighth verse of the twenty second Psalm (confer Psalm 47:7-8; Daniel 7:14; Obadiah 1:21; Zechariah 14:9 & Revelation 11:15). He will rule with an iron rod. When the LORD rules, He is a Dictator, albeit, not tyranically. Eliakim or ‘elyâqı̂ym (el-yaw-keem’) which means ‘God raises, God of raising or God sets up,’ stands in the representative capacity of Christ in Isaiah 22:21-22, v.21) “And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. 22) And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.”

                In the Book of Jeremiah 23:5, it says, ‘Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.”  Pauline 1Corinthians 15:25 has, “For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.” Of the governmental extent of Jesus is Ephesians 1:21 “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:” My concluding verse of His government is Revelation 19:16, “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND.” The reign of Jesus, as scripturally seen, can only be of the Deity. Psalm 2:6-12; Psa 110:1-4; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Zechariah 6:12; Zec 6:13 & Zec 9:9-10 are for further reading.

            The epithets of this Gift to humanity are absolutely of the Divinity. The first of the given Son’s name is ‘Wonderful’ and it is pele’ (peh’-leh) in the Hebrew, meaning: ‘miracle, marvel, wonder (extraordinary, hard to understand thing), wonder (of God’s acts of judgment and redemption).’ While other works of wonderment are of magical orientation, Jehovah alone performs miracles. Does history know of anyone who performed or performs more miracles than Jesus? He, it was, who went about doing good things, I mean, good things beyond human endowed capabilities.

                The first inconceivable awed attention to tax man’s sight of Him was the Incarnation: 1Timothy 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” Hallelujah! Prophetic are Isaiah 7:14 and Luke 1:35. The prophetic parturition of Samson did reveal the awesome proclivity of this Enigmatic Visitant in Judges 13:18 “And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?” In the LORD’s assuaging bid to put an end to Manoah’s curiosity, whose name in Hebrew is mânôach (maw-no’-akh) and means: “rest,” His answer to Manoah’s curiosity is hoo pailee, meaning “it is wonderful!” This is the same Person of whom the Bible says, “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people” [Matthew 9:35]. In Acts 10:38 it has it thus, “……who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Amen.

            Yâ‛ats (yaw-ats’) is the Hebrew for ‘Counsellor’: ‘to advise, consult, give counsel, purpose, devise, plan.’ I do not know of any angel who can make this promise to anyone as we have in Luke 21:15, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist,” especially when the troth is of a distant period and in diverse locations of the world. A much older saint did spin the rhetoric Job 21:22, “Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.” The verb ‘teach,’ lâmad (law-mad’): ‘properly to goad, that is, (by implication) to teach (the rod being an Oriental incentive).’ God ‘judgeth,’ shâphaṭ (shaw-fat’): ‘to judge, that is, pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication to vindicate or punish; by extension to govern; passively to litigate (literally or figuratively).’ If God is the only wise One, how can Jesus be the Yâ‛ats? Is it not because of the scriptural facticity that makes Him the grand subject found in Colossians 2:3, “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge?” Selah!

The KING Of Kings: Jesus

                Get born again. Say this prayer, meaning it:

“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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

 (…to be concluded…)

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THE TRUTH OF ALL TRUTHS (I)

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  THIS IS THE LAMB OF GOD: JEHOVAH JESUS!

 (1)          There are truths concerning entities and phenomenal matters but there is also this reality of the truth of all truths. This truth, towering above all known and unknown truths, is the sire of all that fall under the designation of truism and without which no truthfulness will stand. Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

Not like any other, this truth does not goad His faithful adherents to death. An entity, a personage is this truth who goes by such sobriquets as: Lord of lords, King of kings, mighty God, everlasting Father, Word of God, even Jesus Christ. This is the only Truth in eternal absolutism.

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He is the Way, the Truth and the Life: The Saviour.

The word ‘way’ in the above scripture is derek (deh’-rek): ‘way, road, distance, journey, a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action.’ ‘Right’ is yâshâr (yaw-shawr’): ‘straight, upright, correct, level, right, pleasing, straightforward, just, fitting, proper, pleasant, prosperous.’ Satan, the Devil, the archenemy of Jehovah, is the first to ply this route, lifestyle which looked seemingly prosperously true. ‘Seemeth unto’ is pânı̂ym (paw-neem’) ‘face, faces (as that part that turns).’ Pânı̂ym comes from panah (paw-naw’) ‘1. to turn 2. (by implication) to face, i.e. appear, look, etc.’ Today Lucifer is licking his immedicable wounds. It will be an egregious stupidity to walk the damned path of Satan.

‘Death’ is mâveth (maw’-veth) in Hebrew and means: ‘death (natural or violent); concretely, the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively, pestilence, ruin.’ The angelic fools who ventured to sail with him have fallen deepest into Tatarus. For treading his duplicitous lifestyle, man is still wallowing in gangrenous immorality. Did God create freakish demonism? Their entry into the fraudulent deal with Satanism engendered the fiendish metamorphosis we know of them today. Indeed the paths of Lucifer are absolutely annihilatory. Amen!

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BEHOLD THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD!

Theologically speaking there are only two forces involved with truthfulness. They are the Truth (God’s Word -Jesus) and the spirit of falsehood i.e. Satanism. There is no mutual understanding between them, neither is there any rapport. The Bible informs clearly in 2Corinthians 6:14, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” The Truth is Light as we read from John 1:1-9. Verse 9 says, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” What is ‘unbelievers’ in Greek? It is apistos (ap’-is-tos) ‘1. (actively) disbelieving, i.e. without Christian faith 2. (specially) a heathen 3. (passively) untrustworthy (person) or unbelievable, incredible (thing). The Christian faith is key to understanding God and the attendant Truth.

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Dikaiosune (dik-ai-os-oo’-nay) is the Greek for ‘righteousness,’ it means: ‘1. equity (of character or act) 2. (specially) Christian justification.’ Anomia (an-om-ee’-ah) which has the definition of: ‘1. illegality, i.e. violation of law 2. (genitive case) wickedness,’ is the word for ‘unrighteousness.’ The word ‘communion’ is koinonia (koy-nown-ee’-ah) ‘1. Partnership 2. (literally) participation 3. (social) intercourse 4. (financial) benefaction.’ The correlative definitions of unrighteousness and darkness receive an unaffected limpidity in the definition of ‘Belial’ (bel-ee’-al) -of 2Corinthians 6:15- which is: ‘1. worthlessness 2. Belial, as an epithet of Satan.’

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The Truth does not run into any spasmodic jittery at the thought of being discovered. The Truth will remain seated, awaiting the crowd just as Jesus sat, to feed them who responded to the evangelism of the woman at the well of Sychar. One huge importance of truthfulness is to bring soberness into the mind inebriated with falsehood. At Sychar He taught a ‘must’ when He said, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth,” in John 4:24. It was quite germane for Him to teach the Truth in ‘Sychar,’ which has the definition of ‘liar or drunkard.’

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Falsehood seeks asylum under the ominous cloaks of religion and the esotericism of the occult. “The way of a fool,” as rightly pointed out in Proverbs 12:15, “is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” The good and the best counsel is found in the Jesus of the Bible. Confer Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

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Jesus stared at the theological puerility of Nicodemus

                You can get born again by saying this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say: 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. (…to be continued…)

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