All Powerful God – Waiting

A thought: The Father knows not only the end from the beginning but all the possible choices we all make and all the possible outcomes. This is how we get to the “many are called, few are chosen”. He chooses those that would accept His calling, just like God knew Pharaoh would do evil, so God chose him to fulfill God’s will, then hardened Pharaoh’s heart to expedite the desired outcome – to give God the glory. Sort of like the police using already bad people to do their bidding for a greater good – catch the bigger criminal. Everyone still has the choice to choose. If the little criminal or Pharaoh had repented and said “I’m done with that life” there’s nothing the police or God could do. The police and God would find someone else to do their bidding. This also gives us the understanding why it takes an Omniscient and Omnipotent God time to get things done when we pray – He’s waiting for an obedient servant. Think about all the supernatural events recorded in the scriptures and notice how many are through the hands of simple obedient humans, all using God’s power He instructed them to use in the first place.

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Jesus the Gift

Proverbs 30:4-7 (KJV)

Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell? Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:

 

Proverbs 30:4-7 (HEBm)

מי עלה שמים וירד מי אסף רוח בחפניו מי צרר מים בשמלה מי הקים כל אפסי ארץ מה שמו ומה שם בנו כי תדע׃ כל אמרת אלוה צרופה מגן הוא לחסים בו׃ אל תוסף על דבריו פן יוכיח בך ונכזבת׃ שתים שאלתי מאתך אל תמנע ממני בטרם אמות׃

ישוע שי = Jesus Gift

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שי as the whole word appears 3 times in the scriptures:

Psalms 68:28-29 (KJV)

Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us. Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

Psalms 76:11 (KJV)

Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

Isaiah 18:7 (KJV)

In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.

 

Jesus, talking to the Samaritan woman said:

John 4:10 (KJV)

Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

 

Ephesians 2:8 (KJV)

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

The word “the” here in the Greek is a word form that reflects a person, which we don’t have an equivalent in English. Like “the Adam” or “the Jesus”.

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Behold the Blood of Jesus

Leviticus 21:10 (KJV)

And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;

 

והכהן הגדול מאחיו אשר יוצק על ראשו שמן המשחה ומלא את ידו ללבש את הבגדים את ראשו לא יפרע ובגדיו לא יפרם׃

 

   Behold Blood of Jesus  = הן דמ ישוע

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Jesus is in every letter

Isaiah 53:8-10 (KJV)

He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.​

 

Isaiah 53:8-10 (HEBm)

 

מעצר וממשפט לקח ואת דורו מי ישוחח כי נגזר מארץ חיים מפשע עמי נגע למו׃ ויתן את רשעים קברו ואת עשיר במתיו על לא חמס עשה ולא מרמה בפיו׃ ויהוה חפץ דכאו החלי אם תשים אשם נפשו יראה זרע יאריך ימים וחפץ יהוה בידו יצלח׃​
ישוע שמי = Jesus my Name

 

Starting with “He shall prolong” in verse 10, prolong is יאריך count to the right and then up, every 20th letter it spells out Yeshua Shmi or, Jesus My Name.

Here’s the link translated by Google:
https://translate.google.com/#auto/en/ישוע שמי

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Syria Bombing and Seven

The Syrian airport bombing occurred at 2:40 am local time on 7 Apr 2017, (8:40 pm DC 6 Apr 2017), just 77 days after Pres. Trump being sworn in.

Trump was born 700 days before Israel. 14 Jun 1946 to 14 May 1948 = 700 days. On this day in DC, Apr 6, there were 3 official and 2 unofficial very weak tornadoes and 2 funnel clouds (7 that day) in the DC area. The first tornados in DC in 15 years.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/us/politics/syria-strike-trump-timeline.html?_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news…e-have-video-evidence/?utm_term=.e42d5cb00a76

http://www.nbcwashington.com/weathe…e-in-for-Thursday-Morning-Rush-418418493.html

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Donald Trump Election and Seven

Here are some interesting facts.

The date on the Hebrew calendar for the US election was Heshvan 7, 5777.

Trump will be sworn in on 20 Jan 2017, and the serial day number for that date is 24,57774. (SDN is also known as the Julian Day Number, defined as noon Universal Time (UT) Monday, January 1, 4713 BC in the Julian calendar.)

On that day, Trump will be 70 years old, 7 months, and 7 days old (in Israel, 6 in the USA), which is 7 hours ahead of DC time, making it the next day. In the US, it’ll be noon, 7 pm in Israel. You can use your Windows calculator and verify for yourself. Born, Jun 14, 1946 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump), the Windows calculator will allow you to see that in NYC and DC on 20 January 2017, he will be 70 years old, 7 months, and 6 days. At noon that day, he’ll be sworn in as President of the United States. In Israel at that moment, it’ll be 7pm to next day, making him 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old.

I do not purport to interpret the significance of all these sevens, but in the KJV, all the variations of “seven” (i.e. seven, sevens, seventy…) total 562 times. The meaning of seven leans towards God’s involvement or complete. A few examples of sevens, and by no means exhaustive, are:

  • Seven days in a week
  • Seventh Day a Sabbath
  • Enoch – Seventh from Adam – was Raptured
  • Sabbatical Year – 7th year (after which is the Jubilee which is 7 x 7 + 1)
  • Counting the Omer (Seven Sabbaths after Passover to Pentecost)
  • Seven lamps on the Menorah
  • Seven Spirits of God
  • Seven Eyes of God
  • Jacob’s years for Rachel (Seven tricked years, Seven for Rachel, Seven for animals)
  • Seven years of plenty and seven years of famine
  • Seven days of Feast of Unleavened Bread
  • The Passover on the 14th Day of the Month ( 14 = 7 + 7)
  • The Feast of Trumpets during the seventh month with the seven lambs
  • Seven lambs on the Day of Atonement in the seventh month
  • Seven bulls and fourteen lambs on the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles in the seventh month which lasts for seven days
  • Joshua’s march of Seven priests, seven trumpets, seventh day, march seven times
  • All the myriad of sevens in the book of Revelation including seven churches

Genesis 1:1, mathematically, is an amazing, truly a miracle, as a signature of God.

  • The number of Hebrew words = 7
  • The number of letters equals 28 (7×4 = 28)
  • The first 3 Hebrew words translated “In the beginning God created” have 14 letters (7×2 = 14)
  • The last four Hebrew words “the heavens and the earth” have 14 letters (7×2 = 14)
  • The Hebrew letter sum – the number to be associated with the complete verse – is 2701, or 37 x 73, a palindrome and an equilateral triangle (http://www.whatabeginning.com/Misc/Wonders/P.htm)
  • The 37, and 73 have geometrical pattern as shown in the image below:

Seven in Hebrew is שבע (sheba – not like the queen which is spelled differently) but it also means oath. Literally to seven oneself. A common practice was to make seven declarations when making an oath. Not only does each Hebrew letter substituted to a number, but each has its own meaning. שבע has a meaning of consumed, in, experience, which is the end of the week. You’re week is consumed in experience.

With that said, I wonder what all these sevens mean concerning Donald Trump (טראמפ דונלד). It is interesting that the letter meaning for his last name Trump, mean, surrounding, man, strength, waters, mouth. I read it as his strength/weakness is the words from his mouth that surround him. His mouth is a blessing and a curse to people and to himself.

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1 Tishri – Feast of Trumpets

Feast of Trumpets
In Hebrew called Yom Teruah – יום תרועה– Day of Blowing

God gave us an appointment book, and called them feasts. It is very important to know them.

Leviticus 23:1-2 (KJV)
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, [Concerning] the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim [to be] holy convocations, [even] these [are] my feasts.

The word feast is actually the word mo’ed (מועד) meaning appointed time. The first time this is used is in Genesis 1:14 where in the KJV it’s translated seasons, it’s literally appointed times. Speaking of the sun and moon, God said, “…and let them be for signs, and for appointed times, and for days, and years”. Seasons, spring, summer, fall, winter, didn’t even exist until after the fall, maybe even after the flood! Islam uses just the lunar cycle for their calendar, the West uses only the solar cycle for their calendar, but the Jews still follow the instructions of God and use both the solar and lunar cycles for their calendar. Yet, they still missed His signs!

These feasts are to be proclaimed forever because they speak of the Lord Jesus, a dress rehearsal (the meaning of the word convocation is literally dress rehearsal!) of His life, so all can recognize Him.

The seven appointed times are:

  • Jesus was born on the Feast of Tabernacles, 15 Tishri
  • Jesus died on Passover, 14 Nisan
  • Jesus was buried on Feast of Unleavened Bread, 15 Nisan
  • Jesus rose from the dead on the Feast of First Fruits, 17 Nisan
  • God gave the Law to Moses and the Holy Spirit to the church on Pentecost, 6 Sivan

There are two feasts left, Feast of Trumpets, 1 Tishri and Day of Atonement, 10 Tishri. The Day of Atonement is when Jesus will do according to the meaning of the word: the reconciliation between God and man, and lift the curse and set up His kingdom on earth for 1000 years, Revelation 20:6. So what is the Feast of Trumpets?

Tishri is the name of the seventh month – originally was the first month until the Exodus when God changed the first month to Nisan, Exodus 12:2. Tishri 1 is when the calendar year changes number. It is not connected to any historical event, even after Jesus’ time on earth. The same is said for the Day of Atonement. Tishri 1 is also known as “the day in which no man can know the day or the hour” because it must be proclaimed. A hint from Jesus’ own words perhaps, Matthew 24:36. First, two witnesses need to see the new moon. Then the council will determine if the day (1 Tishri) falls on a Sabbath or causes any other feast day to fall on a Sabbath. If so, it is postponed until the next day or even a second day. Hence the reason no one can know the day or the hour! Now 1 Tishri, because of the diaspora, dispersing of the Jews to Babylon, this day is also called the One Long Day because they’d light fires to notify the next hill who’d like a fire to the next hill, all the way to Babylon. As such, no one knows the day or the hour in which it started. Even the devil doesn’t know when it begins, 1 Corinthians 2:8.

Leviticus 23:23-25 (KJV)
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first [day] of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work [therein]: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

The trumpet wasn’t the brass ones you see today, but a ram’s horn. Four distinct sounds, or calls, were made with it. The first one is called Tekiah, the Blast, and means Awake and to Praise God with the Tekiah, Numbers 10:3. The next one is called the Shevarim, three blasts, meaning Broken, as in True Repentance, Broken before God, Numbers 10:5. The third one is called Teruah and means Alarm, Numbers 10:9. The sound is intended to alert the hearer to danger or an event. The fourth sound is called the Tekiah haGadolah and means the Great Blast, and is to be blown until out of breath, the long blast, Exodus 19:16, 19. You can hear them here http://abdicate.net/shofar.mp4 . The shofar is blow 100 times. The three sounds are blown and repeated 3 times making a series of 9 blasts. This is repeated 11 times, making 99 and the end, the 100th is the Great Blast, blown with a full breath until it cannot be blown any more, and it is also known as the Last Trump! The last trump is Rosh haShanah, the First Trump is known as Pentecost, and the Great Trump is on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) because it is when the Year of Jubilee is declared with the silver trumpets, not the ram’s horn.

Notice the progression of the types of trumps: Awake, Repent, Pay Attention, Event! This is also the meaning of these three fall feast:

  • 1 Tishri, Repent
  • 10 Tishri, Redeem
  • 15 Tishri, Rejoice!

1 Tishri has many names:

  • Rosh haShanah – Head of the Year
  • Yom Teruah – Day of Blowing
  • Yom haDin – the Day of Judgment
  • Yom haKeseh – the Hidden Day
  • Yom haKiddushin – Wedding Day
  • Yom haMelech – Day of the King
  • Yom Ziccaron Teruah – Day of Remembrance Blast
  • Opening of the Books
  • Opening of the Gates
  • Day of the Awakening Blast
  • Feast of Trumpets

No reason is given for this feast. Apparently, the reason was self-evident. In his book The Jewish Festivals, Rabbi S. M. Lehrman notes that Rosh haShanah is “…the picture of a Day of Judgment on which all mortals pass before the Heavenly Throne to give an account of their deeds and to receive the promise of mercy.” Just like the bailiff cries out “Hear ye! Hear ye! The Honorable Judge of the Universe presiding,” and beginning the ten days of trial. After which, man is reconciled to God, then God dwells with man! However, whereas this day is holy for His people, it is a gloomy day for those that reject God, Joel 2:1-2! Also check out Joel 1:15, Zeph 1:14-15, Amos 5:18.

For those that are His people, let’s look at the usage of the shofar (ram’s horn trumpet) in the scriptures:

Exodus 19:10-13 (KJV)
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes, And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, [that ye] go [not] up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether [it be] beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.

Exodus 19:16-19 (KJV)
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that [was] in the camp trembled. And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

In Joshua, we see that the city of Jericho was shut up and Israel could not possess the land.

Joshua 6:2-5 (KJV)
And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, [and] the mighty men of valour. And ye shall compass the city, all [ye] men of war, [and] go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long [blast] with the ram’s horn, [and] when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.

What an amazing picture these verses depict! Notice where else the shout and trumpet is used:

1 Corinthians 15:52-53 (KJV)
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (KJV)
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

What a comfort!!! Paul is quoting this verse:

Psalms 47:5-9 (KJV)
God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God [is] the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. The princes of the people are gathered together, [even] the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth [belong] unto God: he is greatly exalted.

Shout: Teruah! Trumpet: Shofar! Last trump is called Tekiah haGadolah and is played only on 1 Tishri! Notice this:

Zechariah 9:14 (KJV)
And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.

Psalms 89:15 (KJV)
Blessed [is] the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

Sound in Hebrew is the word Teruah! The signal, the alarm! Those that are His will hear it and know!

1 Corinthians 14:8 (KJV)
For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

But when this day of trumpet arrives for the lost, it is a day of judgment:

Zephaniah 1:14-16 (KJV)
The great day of the LORD [is] near, [it is] near, and hasteth greatly, [even] the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day [is] a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

A day of the trumpet and alarm: Yom Shofar and Teruah! Here’s Jesus’ parable of the Ten Virgins in the Old Testament is found in Daniel 12:1-3 and in Matthew 24:7-8, the Greek word here for sorrows is birth pangs. So the day of the Lord is not a good day for those that do not know God, Amos 5:20.

Notice in Revelation 17:5 the woman is the mother of harlots. Speaking of the Antichrist Daniel 11:32 says he will corrupt the covenant with flatteries but the people of God will be strong and do exploits. Proverbs 7:1-3 says we’re to keep the teachings of God in our heart. Torah means teaching, not Law, and literally means to hit the mark. Sin literally means tomiss the mark. Now look at the rest, Proverbs 7:4-10, where it says it’ll keep you from the strange woman with flattering words! Also notice that the simpleton goes to her house in the black and dark night, the time of Jacob’s trouble, and met the woman dressed as a harlot. Now look at verses Proverbs 7:13-15 where she’s a religious person having finished her vows and sought after the simpleton.

Now look at Mark 13:34 where Jesus is like One on a long far away journey. In Matthew 25:14-15, where the kingdom of heaven is like as a man traveling into a far country, giving His servants money and authority. Matthew 20 shows where Jesus is the householder, the good Man of the house. Go back to Proverbs 7:18-20 and see what it says:

Proverbs 7:18-20 (KJV)
Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. For the goodman [is] not at home, he is gone a long journey: He hath taken a bag of money with him, [and] will come home at the day appointed.

Everyone is trying to figure out the times, yet here it is for all to see who wish to see. The devil has already changed the times (Daniel 7:25) by leading us to follow the Pope Gregory’s calendar – Gregorian calendar, (before that Julian and before that Roman calendars) rather than the Scriptural calendar where we can see the day appointed.

The words day appointed in Proverbs is Yom Kece meaning the day of the full moon. What feasts fall on the day of the full moon? The feast of the full moon, 15 Nisan, is when Jesus was buried. The other feast of the full moon is 15 Tishri, Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus’ birthday! In other words, Proverbs 7:20 states that when Jesus returns, He’ll set up His kingdom on 15 Tishri, the day appointed, feast of the full moon!

But, you say, Jesus comes as a thief in the night. I say not to those watching and alive in Christ, but only to those dead in the church. Revelation 3:1-3 states that if the dead church does not watch, I will come unto you as a thief! The same warning to the church of Laodicea who don’t even know they are poor, blind, naked and miserable! Jesus warns again:

Revelation 16:15 (KJV)
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

In the Jewish tradition, the High Priest was called the one that would come as a thief in the night because he’d sneak up to the night watchman and if he found them asleep, he would go and get coals and set their garments on fire, they’d wake up and throw off their garments and run away naked!

Now read Matthew 25:8-13 and Luke 12:37-48! Peter asked if this was for the world or for them. Jesus plainly states it’s for the Man’s servant who is not watching! Matthew 16:3 shows that the Jews didn’t see the signs nor understand them, Luke 19:44. 1 Chronicles 12:32 shows that Issachar knew the times. Seeing all these links, now read what Paul says to the faithful!

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 (KJV)
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

We as Christians are to help the Jews see these appointed times, Ezekiel 33; Jeremiah 6:10, Acts 7:51.

Isaiah 58:1 (KJV)
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Remember the old paths, the appointed times.

Jeremiah 6:16-17 (KJV)
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where [is] the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk [therein]. Also I set watchmen over you, [saying], Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.

The rest of the chapter talks about the tribulation period!

Notice what happens to the faithful, those that are watching and waiting:

Daniel 12:2 (KJV)
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt.

Isaiah 26:19-21 (KJV)
Thy dead [men] shall live, [together with] my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew [is as] the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

If that’s not understood as the Rapture, then you just don’t want to believe the scriptures.

Psalms 98:4-9 (KJV)
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King. Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap [their] hands: let the hills be joyful together before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

So let’s go back to the beginning where God set up His schedule:

Genesis 1:14 (KJV)
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

The first thing the sun, moon and stars are for is for signs. This word signs can be translated sign, signal, a distinguishing mark, banner, remembrance, miraculous sign, omen, warning, token, ensign, standard, miracle, and proof. Do not think for a moment this is astrology (interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world) but only for what God has said signs.

1 Tishri also marks the beginning of the Sabbatical year (shemita) and the year of Jubilee, and the trumpet is sounded on 10 Tishri, Leviticus 25:8-9, mark that that year is the year of Jubilee. And in Jewish tradition 1 Tishri was the day in which Abraham bound up Isaac to sacrifice him. When Abraham proved himself to God, God provided a ram who was caught by its HORN!! The shofar is a ram’s horn! Who is Isaac a symbol of? Jesus! So when the shofar is blown on 1 Tishri it’s to remind God of the promise (which the Jews missed) and to us of the finished work of Jesus as He moves from the seat of judgment to the seat of mercy, Numbers 10:10; Isaiah 44:23-24; Psalms 32:10-11; Psalms 47:1-9!

Note an interesting word. The first word of the scriptures is בראשׁית and means in the beginning, and literally means in head [of time] mark, as in Genesis, in beginning, in source, in onset, in inception. Like when NASA says, “Start the countdown, mark!” Rearrange the letters and you get תשׁרי בא, Tishri Come! If you put a space after the tav (ת), you have Mark [and] Abide [the] Coming! Philippians 1:24 and 1 John 2:24-25! Tav (ת) is what God said in Ezekiel 9:4 would be what is used to mark the worthy, Revelation 7:3 and 9:4! Tav is also the symbol that is portrayed when the lamb’s blood is put on the sides and lintel of the door!

We know this day is also the day when the Lord comes to rule the earth because on a 30-day monthly calendar, from Passover to Feast of Trumpets is 1260 days! Jesus died on Passover, so too will the Antichrist kill the Two Witnesses, and execute the abomination of desolation on Passover, and then in 1260 days Jesus returns to rule for 1000 years. The Two Witness preach for 1260 days, Revelation 11:3, and Israel is to flee to the mountains and abide there 1260 days, Revelation 12:6. Add the two together and you get 7 years. 2520 days after the arrival of the Two Witnesses, Jesus returns. 1 Tishri is a dual meaning day!

Psalms 102:13 (KJV)
Thou shalt arise, [and] have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.

Time in this verse is mo’ed, Appointed Times.

Psalms 102:18 (KJV)
This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

The words generation to come is literally last generation.

Job 24:1 (KJV)
Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

Whether the Lord comes on this day or not, always look up! Maranatha – Come Lord! :)

Luke 21:28 (KJV)
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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Digesting the News

2 Peter 2:7-8 (KJV)

And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed [his] righteous soul from day to day with [their] unlawful deeds)

 

Focusing on their deeds will vex you. What is it to be vexed?

Greek: kataponeo

1. to labor down, i.e. wear with toil.
2. (figuratively) harass.

This word is a compound word, so other translations like this are: “beginning to sink”, Matt 14:30; “drowned” Matt 18:6; “oppressed” Acts 7:24; “swallowed up” 2Cor 2:7; 2Cor 5:4.

The point is, it’s okay to learn of their sins to pray for them and you, but to focus on it will bring you down. This is why the word of God says to think on:

Philippians 4:8 (KJV)

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.

 

The TV, Internet, newspapers, people walking down the street, family members, even your own thoughts are all ingested with your senses (hearing, seeing, touching, smelling, understanding, believing) and it pulls us down. Statistically if we spend 7-8 hours of sleep, that leaves 16 hours. If your spend 8 hours working, 2 hours commuting to/from work, 2 hours of eating, that leaves 4 hours left. Grooming, house work, shopping, all chip away at that time. So let’s say you have 2 hours left. What do you do with it? 22 hours are spent in the world, how much time is needed praying and digging into the word of God to “balance” out all the worldly intake? To un-vex our intake?

Now you understand why the word of God says to meditate day and night on His word, Joshua 1:8. Because as you go about your very busy day, during breaths when you’re on auto pilot, murmur to yourself the word of God and listen to it, pray as you breath, all day. It takes a lot of effort to focus on meditating on God’s word with all the distractions around us, but if you take 30 mins to an hour before you start your day to find that one verse you need to chew on during the day, you’ll overcome the things of this world. Now you just have to do it. Then you’ll be MORE than conquerors, Romans 8:37.

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In Defense of the Trinity

 

Every cult and false religion denies in differing ways that the Lord Jesus is God Almighty in human flesh. The doctrine of the Trinity is what makes Biblical Christianity stand alone.

The late Dr. Walter Martin said several times: ‘If you are wrong about God and who He is…you are wrong enough to lose your soul for eternity!’. How true that statement is. (Dr. Martin has written several excellent books on the cults and false religions)

In His Word, the Bible, God has revealed Himself as a Triune God. The definition of the Trinity is as follows: The Bible says there is only one God but within the one God there exist three Divine Persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three Divine Persons are the one God.

This study on the Trinity gives Biblical proof to those who doubt or deny the doctrine of the Trinity. First I will show from God’s Word that there is only one God. After this point is made, I show that there is a Person called the Father and that He is God. Next, I show that there is a Person called the Son and He is God. Finally, I show that there is a Person called the Holy Spirit and He also is God. Three Divine persons…One God.

Keep in mind that we as finite men cannot fully understand an infinite God by our own understanding. However, God has revealed Himself to us in His Word and through His Word He is revealed as a Triune God.

Main Points to cover in this study:

1……..There is only one God

2……..God the Father

3………God the Son (The Lord Jesus Christ)

4………God the Holy Spirit

5……….The Trinity: One God — Three Divine Persons

ONE GOD

The Bible teaches there is only one God

God reveals in His Word that there is only one God and that no other gods exist apart from Him. The following verses illustrate this fact:

“Unto thee it was showed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him” (Deuteronomy 4:35).

“Ye are my witnesses saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me” (Isaiah 43:10).

“…I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God….Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any” (Isaiah 44:6,8).

“I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me:…Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:5,22).

“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble” (James 2:19)

These verses show that there is only one God that exists. Men may call different things gods or worship different objects, but there is only one eternal God who exists apart from His creation.

GOD THE FATHER – the First Person of the Trinity

This section will show to the reader that there is a Person called the Father and that He is God Almighty. The following are a few of the verses that state that the Father is God:

“Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)…Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 1:1,3).

“Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:2,3).

“Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 6:23).

“And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:11).

“To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord” (2 Timothy 1:2).

“…Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour” (Titus 1:4).

“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,…Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…” (1 Peter 1:2,3).

“Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love” (2 John 3).

“…to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called” (Jude 1).

“Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honoreth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God” (John 8:54).

GOD THE SON (Jesus Christ): Second Person of the Trinity

Who is the Son? What does the Bible have to say? Did God take on human form and come to the earth? Did the Lord Jesus claim to be God? We address these questions here.

“For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (2 Peter 1:17).

This verse shows two things:

(1) There is a person called the Father and He is God

(2) There is a person called the Son.

This section deals with the Second Person of the Godhead, the Lord Jesus Christ. Several scriptures will be examined that deal with the diety of the Lord Jesus. This is an important section since every cult and false religion denies that the Lord Jesus is God in human flesh.

The apostle John warned: “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist” (2 John 1:7). “Beloved believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world” (1 John 4:1-3). His warning is clear. If someone denies that the Lord Jesus is God in the flesh, that person is a false prophet and an antichrist.

God the Son became a man and dwelt on earth

“Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us” (Matthew 1:23).

“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, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

These verses describe the birth of the Lord Jesus, when God the Son took on flesh and was born on earth. The next three verses give more evidence to the fact that God took on a body and became a man.

Who became flesh?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (John 1:1,14).

?? Who was the Word? ….. The Word was God

?? Who became flesh and dwelt among us? .. The Word (Jesus)

“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life” (2 John 5:20).

“…God was manifest in the flesh…” (1 Timothy 3:16).

“For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:9).

The Lord Jesus claimed to be God

“And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you” (Exodus 3:13:14). Notice in this verse that God told Moses I AM is the Divine name to tell to the children of Israel.

The following verses is when the Lord Jesus was speaking to the Jews in John chapter 8. Notice two things in these verses: (1) The Lord Jesus takes the Divine name I AM and applies it to Himself (2) The Jews clearly understood what He was saying. Look at their reaction when the Lord used the Divine name.

“Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honoreth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by” (John 8:54-59).

The Lord Jesus used the Divine name and applied it to Himself: “…Before Abraham was, I AM.” The Jews clearly understood that the Lord Jesus was claiming to be God because they picked up stones to stone Him for blasphemy.

There are recorded two other occasions when while talking with the Jews the Lord Jesus claimed to be God. Again the Jews clearly understood what He said because each time they got so angry they wanted to kill Him.

The first verse is John 5:17,18 “But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.”

The second verse is John 10:30-33 “I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father: for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”

The Lord Jesus made a claim that He was God Almighty. You dear reader must decide if He was a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord from Heaven. The Word of God is either all true or all false. Do not forget that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).

Thomas confesses that the Lord Jesus is God

After the Lord’s resurrection He was seen by the other disciples except Thomas. When Thomas saw the Lord Jesus he called Him his Lord and his God. The Lord Jesus did not correct Thomas but instead He said he was blessed because he believed. The account of Thomas confessing that the Lord Jesus is God is found in John 20:27-28 “Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Father calls the Son, God

“But unto the Son He Saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands” (Heb. 1:8,9,10). Look closely at this verse and its context. In this verse God the Father is speaking to God the Son and He calls the Son (Jesus) God.

The Diety of the Lord Jesus in the Creation

The following are verses that show that God Almighty is the one who created the heavens and the earth.

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen 1:1).

“Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that gaveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:” (Isaiah 42:5).

“Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together” (Isaiah 48:12,13).

“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth” (Psalm 33:6).

The following verses are about the Lord Jesus Christ who created the heavens and the earth. These verses show that the Lord Jesus is God and He is the creator.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him (Jesus); and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men….And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:1-4,14).

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature: For by him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him: And he (Jesus) is before all things, and by him all things consist” (Col 1:14-17).

Notice that in the above verse it says that ” For by him were all thing created,…all things were created by him,…And he is before all things”. This shows that the Lord Jesus created ALL the things that were created. The Lord Jesus is the Creator of all things!

Also notice that the Lord Jesus is ‘before all things’. On the one side there is God; and on the other side there is the created things. Now since the Lord Jesus is before all things, then He is God because only God existed before the created things.

Worship and the Diety of the Lord Jesus

“And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and him only shalt thou serve” (Luke 4:6-8).

In the Bible worship belongs only to God. It is wrong for men or angels to be worshiped. In the above verse the devil wanted the Lord Jesus to worship him but the Lord said only God is to be worshiped. Here is the point, only God is to be worshiped. Now if it can be shown that the Lord Jesus Christ is worshiped then He is God.

The following verses show that the Lord Jesus is worshiped both on earth in heaven.

The Lord Jesus is worshiped on earth: “While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshiped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live” (Matt. 9:18). “And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped him” (Matt 28:9).

The Lord Jesus is worshiped in heaven: “And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him” (Heb.1:6). “And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshiped him that liveth for ever and ever” (Rev 5:13,14).

God’s Glory and the Diety of the Lord Jesus

The following verses show that God will not give His glory to another:

“I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images” (Isaiah 42:8).

“For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory to another” (Isaiah 48:11).

The Lord Jesus is God because He has God’s glory: “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was” (John 17:5).

Our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ

The following verses show that our Saviour is God and there is none other:

“I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour” (Isaiah 43:11).

“…and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:21,22).

“…My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior” (Luke 1:46,47).

“But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Savior” (Titus 1:3).

The Lord Jesus is God and He is our Saviour. We read: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13).

“For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil. 3:20).

The Diety of the Lord Jesus in Ezekiel

“Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east: and it was shut. Then said the Lord unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the Lord, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut” (Ezekiel 44:1,2).

The closing of the Eastern Gate is one of the many fulfillments of Bible prophecy. Notice that the verse says that the Lord the God of Israel hath entered in by it. The Lord Jesus is the Lord the God of Israel. He entered the gate with His triumphal entry a few days before the crucification.

To know the Lord Jesus is to know God

“Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also” (John 8:19).

“If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him” (John 14:7).

To see the Lord Jesus is to see God

“And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me” (John 12:45).

“Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father: and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?” (John 14:9).

To believe in the Lord Jesus is to believe in God

“Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me” (John 12:44).

To receive the Lord Jesus is to receive God

“Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me” (Mark 9:37).

To hate the Lord Jesus is to hate God

“He that hateth me hateth my Father also” (John 15:23).

To honour the Lord Jesus is to honour God

“That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father which hath sent him” (John 5:23).

The Lord Jesus Christ is God

These verses show that God is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, and the first and the last.

“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…I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last:…” (Revelation 1:8,11).

“…I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end…” (Revelation 21:6).

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 22:12,13).

“Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last” (Isaiah 48:12).

“Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his Redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God” (Isaiah 44:6).

In Revelation chapter 1 we read the following description of the Lord Jesus in His Glory:

“And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength” (Revelation 1:13-16).

In the next two verses the Lord Jesus speaks and identifies Himself as God.

“And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore…”(Revelation 1:17,18).

“And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive” (Revelation 2:8).

The Lord Jesus who lived, died, and now lives forever identifies Himself as the first and the last. We have already shown that the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, and the first and the last refers to God Almighty. The Lord Jesus claims directly to be God in these verses.

Who is coming? … God is coming

“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” (Revelation 1:8).

“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown” (Revelation 3:11).

“Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him” (Isaiah 40:10).

“Behold, I come quickly:…And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 22:7,12,13).

We see in the above verses that God Almighty is the one who is coming quickly and has His reward with Him. In the next verse the Lord Jesus is identified as the one who is coming. This gives conclusive proof that the Lord Jesus is God.

“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly, Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).

The Lord Jesus is God and He is coming quickly.

PRAISE GOD!!!

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT – Third Person of the Trinity

“But a certain man named Ananias with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? While it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God” (Acts 5:1-4).

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Cor 3:17,18).

The Holy Spirit is God and He is the third Divine Person of the Trinity. We see in the first verse that to lie to the Holy Spirit is to lie to God. In the second verse the Holy Spirit is called God.

The Holy Spirit is a Person with personal attributes

He speaks

“Then the Spirit said unto Philip , Go near, and join thyself to this chariot” (Acts 8:29).

“As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them” (Acts 13:2).

He wills

“But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will” (1 Cor 12:11).

He testifies

“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me” (John 15:26).

He intercedes

“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26).

He leads

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” (Romans 8:14).

“But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law” (Galatians 5:18).

He commands

“Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not” (Acts 16:6,7).

He appoints

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood” (Acts 20:28).

He can be blasphemed

“Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come” (Matthew 12:31,32).

He can be insulted

“Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10:29).

He can be grieved

“And grieve not the holy Spirit of God whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30).

“But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them” (Isaiah 63:10).

He teaches

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26).

He has intellect and understanding

“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 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. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual with spiritual” (1 Cor 2:10-13).

He has a mind

“And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Romans 8:27).

He is a Personal Being

Many cults and false religions believe that the Holy Spirit is nothing more that the power of God. They deny that He is a personal Being. The above verses show that He is a Person with personal attributes. He is not the force or power of God.

For example: electricity is power but it cannot talk. One can stick his finger into a light socket and get power but that power will not give advice or guidance. Radio waves are a form of energy but it is impossible to lie to a radar beam. Radio waves and electricity are both impersonal forms of energy but the Holy Spirit is God Himself…a personal Being.

The Holy Spirit has God’s Attributes

He is eternal

“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself…” (Hebrews 9:14).

He is all powerful

“…The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee…” (Luke 1:35).

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:…” (Acts 1:8).

“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….Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God;…” (Romans 15:13,19).

He creates

“…And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” (Genesis 1:2).

“The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life” (Job 33:4).

“Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth” (Psalm 104:30).

He is everywhere present

“Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there…” (Psalm 139:7-10).

He is all knowing

“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God….even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God” (1 Cor 2:10,11).

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26).

Old Testament and New Testament Comparison

In this section the Holy Spirit will be shown to be God Almighty as we compare a verse in the Old Testament with its counterpart verse in the New Testament.

First, let us look at Isaiah 6:8,9 “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not”. In this verse God gave Isaiah a commission to go and speak to the children of Israel.

Now lets look at the counterpart verse in the New Testament. “…Well spake the Holy Ghost by Isaiah the prophet unto our fathers, Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:” (Acts 28:25,26).

When these two verses are compared it can be easily seen that the Holy Spirit the one who is speaking and He is God.

We read in Jeremiah 31:31-34 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was a husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more”.

I think that it is clear that it is God Almighty who is talking in this verse.

Next, we compare this verse with Hebrews 10:15-17 “Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more”. Again, it is clearly shown that the Holy Spirit is God Almighty as He is the one speaking in each verse.

This section has shown that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person with personal attributes. He is not a mindless power or the force of God. He is God Almighty, the Third Person of the Trinity.

THE TRINITY: One God — Three Divine Persons

Hinted in the Old Testament

“And God said, Let US make man in our image, after our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26).

“And the Lord God said, Behold the man is become as one of US, to know good and evil:…” (Genesis 3:22).

“…let US go down, and there confound their language…” (Genesis 11:7).

The Trinity: Revealed in baptism

“And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: and there came a voice from heaven, saying, thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Mark 1:9-11). This verse shows the Father speaking, the Son being baptized, and the Spirit descending.

“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 Trinity: Revealed in salutations

“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:…” (1 Peter 1:2).

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” (2 Cor 13:14).

The Trinity in the Resurrection

(1) The Father raised the Lord Jesus

“Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities” (Acts 3:26).

“And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus which delivered us from the wrath to come” (1 Thess 1:10).

(2) The Lord Jesus raised Himself

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up….But he spake of the temple of his body” (John 2:19,21).

(3) The Holy Spirit raised the Lord Jesus

“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you” (Romans 8:11).

The previous verses show that the Father raised the Lord Jesus, the Lord Jesus raised Himself, and the Holy Spirit raised the Lord Jesus. The Trinity is shown in the resurrection.

This final verse shows that it was God Almighty who raised the Lord Jesus: “Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead” (Acts 17:31). Remember, there is one God: three Divine Persons.

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (1 John 5:7).

TRINITY — FINAL WORDS

I hope this study has been helpful in giving you, dear reader, a better understanding of the Doctrine of the Trinity. Use it wisely to stand against those who would distort and pervert God as revealed in the Bible. Remember, if a person is wrong about God and who He is, then he is wrong enough to lose his soul forever and is a path of destruction to others!

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God….And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…” (John 1:1,14).

“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist” (2 John 1:7)

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world” (1 John 4:1-3)

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (2 Cor 4:3-4).

“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:8,9).

DO YOU KNOW THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR?

“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12).

SINNERS PRAYER

Lord Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner and I ask You to come into my life to forgive and save me. I now receive You as my Saviour (trusting in You ALONE to save me) and my Lord (making You my Master and committing my life to You). Thank You for Your blood that cleanseth me from all sin. Take control and cleanse my life from everything that is sin in Your eyes.

The following notes give additional Scriptural proof about the doctrine of the Trinity. We are in the last days and the Trinity is one of the foundations of Christian faith under severe attack from the deceivers and the enemies of the Gospel.

NOTES on the TRINITY:

** Who RAISED Jesus from the dead? The Father (Romans 6:4)? The Son (John 2:19-21; 10:17,18)? The Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11)? Or God ??? (Acts 3:26, 13:30, 17:30,31; 1 Thessalonians 1:9,10; Hebrews 13:20)?

** Who does the Bible say is God? The Father (Ephesians 4:6)? The Son (Titus 2:13; John 1:1, 20:28)? The Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4)? The one and only true God (Deuteronomy 4:35)?

** Who CREATED the world? The Father (John 14:2)? The Son (Colossians1:16,17; John 1:1-3)? The Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:2; Psalm 104:30)? Or God (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3)?

** Who SAVES man? Who REGENERATES man? The Father (1 Peter 1:3)? The Son (John 5:21, 4:14)? The Holy Spirit (John 3:6; Titus 3:5)? Or God (1 John 3:9)?

** Who JUSTIFIES man? The Father Jeremiah 23:6, cf. 2 Corinthians 5:19)? The Son (Romans 5:9, 10:4; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21)? The Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:11; Galatians 5:5)? Or God (Romans 4:6, 9:33)?

** Who SANCTIFIES man? The Father (Jude 1)? The Son (Titus 2:14)? The Holy Spirit (1 Peter 1:2)? Or God (Exodus 31:13)?

** Who propitiated God’s just anger against man for his sins? The Father (1 John 4:14; John 3:16, 17:5, 18:11)? The Son (Matthew 26:28; John 1:29; 1 John 2:2)? The Holy Spirit(Hebrews 9:14)? Or God??? (2 Corinthians 5:1; Acts 20:28)?

by Alan Yusko [Reprinted with permission]

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To Trinity or not to Trinity?

Most people don’t read the word of God beyond their dogma so when someone says something from the word of God they’ve not heard via their dogma, they dismiss it right off. I remember this happening to me with my own dad when I was a kid. We were talking about the Lord’s coming and I mentioned the Lord would come like lightning from the east to the west. He told me I was wrong. We didn’t have computers then so I couldn’t remember the verse number to show him Matt 24:27. I felt terrible and it felt he was calling me a liar though I knew he didn’t mean that. But he just dismissed what I said.

Anyhow, where do you think he got the count of nine from? The nine count comes from these:

Revelation 1:4 (KJV)
John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

Revelation 4:5 (KJV)
And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and [there were] seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.​

Now you understand the temple Menorah – seven lamp stand

Who are the seven Spirits of God?

Isaiah 11:2 (KJV)And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;​

  1. Spirit of the Lord (Whom we call the Holy Spirit)
  2. Spirit of Wisdom
  3. Spirit of Understanding
  4. Spirit of Counsel
  5. Spirit of Might
  6. Spirit of Knowledge
  7. Spirit of the Fear of the Lord

These seven and the Father and the Son sum to nine. Maybe this is why “Trinity” isn’t a word in the word of God. Besides, how can we number God, He is all and therefore One! We are made in His image and we’re made up of more than 35 trillions cells, yet we are one. Trillions of stars make one galaxy! :D

Proverbs says that the Spirit of Wisdom is a she and she has maidens, Pro 9:3. She’s the builder of the seven churches, Pro 9:1, and she sends her maidens out, the Church (the Bride!), to call throughout the cities the calling of the Lord! We may be the lampstand, but it’s the Spirit that’s the fire – the Anointing Oil! ;) :ROFLMAO: :LOL: (y) :cool:

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