Welcome everyone, in the precious mighty name of the Lord God, our father, and his Son Jesus Christ. Who is God? First of all, let us look into some of the biblical Hebrew names of God, the the creator of heaven and the earth and all the living, the only true Sovereign God. The descriptive names of God that we encounter daily in the scriptures describes the charactor and Power of God, in terms of who he is. See below some of the descriptive biblical names and reference scriptures, which infinitelydescribes the attributes of God.
Yahweh Tisidkenu - The Lord our righteousness (Holy) Jeremiah 23:6
Abba Father - Daddy, Father - (our spiritual Father) Galatians 4:6
Yahweh Nissi - The Lord is my banner (Protector) - Exodus 17:15
According to the Word of God, we now know some of names of God, and how they refer to the charactor of God. The names of God transcends far above our earthly realm, uttering in the spirit the depths and heights of God which far exceeds a man's earthly understanding. His Power is above all powers, and greater than any force of opposition such as darkness. He is exalted over all, for he is the God of Light and Righteousness. He his infinitely immeasurable, boundless, endless, powerful, Holy.
See below more reference scriptures, in which God emphatically affirms his Godhead by the power of his Word. Godisa Spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24
"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 The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. Psalms 116:5 Who is a God like you,who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. Micah 7:18
Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Proverbs 30:5
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Numbers 23:19
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. Deuteronomy 4:24
Let the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is Judge Psalms 50:6
God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. 1 Corinthians 1:9
ONLY ONE GOD
The Word of God declares that there is only one God; This declaration is revealed by God to the children of Isreal: Isaiah 44:6 "Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: 'I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me"(Isaiah 44:6).
Revealtion 19:6 reveals, He is above all kings, rulers and masters; omnipotent - for his power is unlimited. see reference Revelation 19:6
God by his Spirit, allows our spirit to witness this truth by the power of the Prophetic. This prophetic revelation in our spirit via the Word, goes through to completely destroy every lie and every doubt that the devil has told God's children, thus removing the scales from our eyes which blinded us from the truth, by the power of Faith in Jesus Christ.
"But as it is, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.10 But God hath revealed themunto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11For 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. 12Now 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. 13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual". (1 Corinthians 2:9-13) He commands the earthly elements:"Thus says the Lord, who gives the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar, the Lord of hosts is his name" (Jeremiah 31:35)
He is omnipresent , meaning he's everywhere at the same time, omniscient for he sees all and knows all. Who can fathom this great God ? for he's pass finding out. Let us reflect on the mercies of God, and thank him, for it is purely the mercies of God why we're able to know the mysteries of God.
The spiritual Realm - the spiritual dimension of God's creation, unseen by human eyes.
In this dimension there exist two spiritual realities such as God's Kingdom of light and righteousness, and the dark spiritual dimension where the devils with their evil forces are operating. When we as a society or person, encounters anything evil such as disasters, and evil occurrences, evil encounters, be aware that this is a direct result of evil spiritual forces at work.
It is paramount for christians to recognise it for what it is, and go against it, this must be coupled by the power and protection of God, by faith, in Jesus Christ.
However In the spiritual realm of Light, the angels of God, whom we cannot see give glory to God in heaven. In this realm exist, heavenly places, peace, love, Holiness, and the Power of God. Note, God allows those who have accepted Jesus Christ, through the Power of the Holy Spirit to experience this spiritual glory of God in their lives; but only when this person is dwelling in the realm of his light, can he go through into the spirit of God's glory to experience and encounter the power God through Jesus Christ the Son of God. "And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God" ( Revelation 7:11).
Calvary or Golgotha - the site outside ancient Jerusalem, where Jesus Christ died for our sins. Golgotha - Aramaicwordmeaning “the skull.” Calvary - the Latin form of the word.
His persecuters nailed him to the cross, and publicy executed him; But his death was powerfully significant and profound, for the whole objective of the sacrifice in terms of Jesus Christ given his life for a ransom for our sins, was to pay the ransom price which only he could do, for a perfect sacrifice was required, nothing that was sinful could be presented to God. "And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin"(1 John 3:5).
"For it pleased the Fatherthat in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say , whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven" (Colossions 1:19-20).
"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit"(1 Peter 3:18)
"And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals; one on the right hand and the other on the left"(Luke 23:33)
Jesus the Son of God was the ultimate Sacrifice for sin; He presented himself the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. This was done by the sacificial offering of his body, wherein his blood atoned for the sins of every man. I must again highlight the importance that man must decide to turn from sin and embrace the righteousness of God in order to experience the atoning Power of the Blood of Jesus Christ.
The Prophet, John the baptist, the God assigned forerunner for Jesus Christ, had an anointed, Powerful calling to prepare the people for Jesus's arrival. He proclaimed at the sighting of Jesus “Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world” (John 1:29).
All was prepared for the coming of Jesus, both on the earth, and the spiritual realm. Prophets prophesied, fortelling the powerful works ahead in terms of his coming, death, and ressurection; that the lamb of God Jesus Christ would fulfil God's will to save his children from their sins. ref. Matthew 1:21
Jesus was accused of breaking the laws of Moses which led to his cruxifiction; but note, Jesus never broke any laws, all Jesus did was tell the truth and expose the sins that was prevelant amongst the religious scribes and pharisees. see Scriptures below:
“Matthew 23: 13-15 Butwoe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves,nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.14 [g]Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.
15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of[h]hell as yourselves". Jesus also worked powerful miracles in the midst of them through powerful healings and the raising of the dead, which they were not able to do themselves; and as a result the scribes and pharisees and those that were in opposition to Jesus were put to shame. These religous leaders became angry and secretly planned their lying accusations, which ultimately led to Jesus been put to death on the cross; but God his Father had already prepared that his son Jesus would take on the sins of the whole world, and that he would be persecuted, and be put to death; but in victory he would be raised to life, three days after his cruxifiction.
Jesus laid down is life for us
The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again,18No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father" (John 10:17-18)
"But He was wounded for our transgressions,He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed"(Isaiah 53:5). Yes, Jesus rose from the dead three days later, sealing victory over death, and setting on course the redemptive power of God, so that whosoever would believe and turn from sin, would recieve forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life. "And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead". Romans 1:4
NOTE The very act in which the Lord Jesus died to make atonement for the sins of the whole world, wherein the guilt and penalty of sin was atoned for, was the uttermost demonstration of God's divine love and mercies towards us all. But before atonement can be made for sin, every individual must acknowledge their sin and turn from it.
The Bible states the condition of mankind: "I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me"(Psalms 51:5).
They who are born of a woman and a man are tainted by sin, we humans cannot simply wash away our sins with soap and water or by repentance by word of mouth only, why? because we are spiritually tainted from the core of our spirit, and only through the power of the Blood of Jesus, through the divine work of the Holy Spirit can we be cleansed from our sin.
Colossians 1:21 makes clear that we are alienated and separated from God due to sin, and because of this separation we are unable to approach God. But by the mercies of God through Jesus Christ, we can now boldly come into God's presence to offer praises, worship, and to pray without the guilt of sin; This can only be done through the blood of JESUS through repentance. However God is willing to listen to those who want to turn from sin, who cry out to him for mercy and deliverance.
According to Hebrews 10:19we have confidence to enter that Holy place by the Blood of Jesus.
"But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ"(Ephesians 2:13). Hence we are no longer separated from God, this is because of the power of the reconciliation, in which Jesus laid down his life for our sins nailing it to the cross by his crucifixion.
JESUS IS EQUAL TO GOD
"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" (Isiaiah 9:6)
According to Isaiah 9:6 and the subsequent scriptures below, Jesus's divinity is revealed. For not only did he come into the world by the power of the Holy Spirit but he was also God himself, who had put on flesh and blood, for the reason of executing his strategic plan, to put in place divine help for his children. "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"(1 Timothy 3:16)
See also John 8:42 "Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me". According John 8:42 Jesus Christ came from God himself, in that God was willing to humble himself in the form of his Son.The Almighty, Powerful, Glorious God, put on flesh and humbled himself in the form of a baby, so that his redemptive plan for his lost children would be fulfilled. Yet he remained God of heaven and earth in the Spirit. See also Phillippines 2:5-7 "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men". Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, (Hebrew 2:14). According to Hebrew 2:14 Jesus had the Power to destroy the works of the devil, flesh and blood alone could never do it, only God himself could take down that evil power.
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily -Colossians 2:9
God is omniscient (all knowing)
The Lord God knew even before creation that man was going to fail him, nevertheless his love had prepared for what was going to happen. His Great divine plan and purpose was already in the pipework of mercy, this was done for the purpose of helping mankind to get out of all the trouble, which was to come due to the fall.
However the Lord God could of simply decided against creating man, eradicating all that he had planned; but his redemptive plan for mankind was already foremost in his mind, even before creation.
Let us be reminded, that the Lord is the omniscient God who knew every individual before they were even created flesh and blood, but he loved us even then. The omniscient God who knows all things, had prepared for the fall even in the face of the provocation which was to come. God's love for his children far exceeded human comprehension, so great was this love that he still proceeded to create us and give us life, even in the face of the dilemma which was ahead.
O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. 5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it" (Psalms 139:1-6).
The Sovereign God knew that man's heart would become sinful, but he still proceeded to carefully create us and to declare all his creation good. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good, (ref. Genesis 1:31).
God's Spirit and the spirit of man
According to the Holy Bible, man is the constitution of spirit, soul, and body.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 deficatiates between all three: "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ". God formed man, then he blew breath into his lifeless body. In that instance man became a living soul; Note, the breath that was breathed into his body became the spirit of man. To substantiate this fact the Bible declares inJames 2:26that without the spirit the body is dead. The Word of God also declares that the Lord stretched out the heavens, layed the foundation of the earth, and formed the human spirit within a person.(ref. Zechariah 12:1)
Ecclesiastes 12:7also declares that when we die our bodies return to dust and the spirit returns unto God who gave it, meaning that the breath that the Lord breathed into man, leaves his body. Hence according to the Word of God the Power of God is revealed in all its glory, because not only did God create the heavens and the earth and all the living, but also the spirit of man.
God knows the spirit of man before he is concieved in his mother's womb Jeremiah was a fine example of someone whom God knew before he was concieved in his mother's womb: Jeremiah 1:5 reveals"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou comest out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations". This verse clearly states that not only did God create the spirit of Jeremiah, but also that he knew the spirit of Jeremiah before he was even concieved in his mother's womb.
In the context of Genesis 2:7 our human spirit is encased in a earthly body, therefore the Spirit of man is the life of the body, this is the the spirit person whom God knows before he is formed in mother's womb. Also note, the Spirit of God does not commune with man through the physical realm of flesh and blood but through the spirit of the man, why? because the spirit of man is the componant of man which communes and connects with God. God our Spiritual Father does not have a human earthly body but a spiritual Heavenly one. The scripture declares in John 4:24that "God is a Spirit, and they thatworship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”;
Also see Hebrew 12:9 "Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live" .
One cannot even begin to describe the Glory of God, who is invisible to the Human eye, but yet evident by the things he has created. Please be mindful, before the fall, man was perfect and without sin. and his spirit was alive to God, sin had not yet entered into their lives, but when man was tempted, he resisted not; sin entered, and as a consequence, man spiritually died, meaning he became spiritually dead to God.
It is important to acknowledge thatGod's Spirit must never be counted the same as a human spirit, for God's Spirit is far above and beyond a human spirit; For God created the spirit of man before he clothed him in flesh and blood, he also created the spirits of Angels who are far greater than man, who are also invisIble to the fleshy eye but are revealed by God in the spirit, to those he chooses to reveal.
The Spiritual concequences - To bring a better understanding on the concept of "fallen man" let us go into a bit more depth on the spiritual consequence which followed. Man was once spiritually alive to God because of righteousness; and is now spiritually dead to God because of sin. But in order to understand better the term "spiritually dead" one must understand the events leading to this condition. First and foremost, to be spiritually dead renders you separated from God, in other words Adam and Eve the first man and woman were once in the light of God's righteousness and fellowship,; but when they went against God's command their spirits became darkened. Consenquently when the Lord left them, grave consequences followed.
The darkness of sin brought spiritual death, meaning sin severed the spiritual connection with God, this grave event brought spiritual death wherein we no longer have that spiritual union with God. This severing of the union of God's Spirit and the spirit of man led to catastrophic consequences; hence only the Light of Jesus, the intevention of God, could bring back man to his original standing with God, to take away the darkness which had befallen man.
Not only was there spiritual death, their bodies also entered a degenrative state of decline, which led to physical death, castastrophically affecting the whole human race. (Genesis chapter 3gives a in-depth account of what happened).
The Word of God makes a clear distinction between spirit, soul and body, it is the self-same spirit of man which God knows before he or she is formed in the womb.Hebrew 4:12 reveals "The Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul, spirit and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. This particular scripture divides man into 3 parts, spirit, soul and flesh, the scriptures declares "How can a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed according to your Word"Psalms 119:9.
let us look at the spirit part, So by the Word of God our spirit is cleansed and enlightened when we heed to obey his Word, the Holy Spirit sanctifcation Power working powerfully to bring us to God through faith in his Son Jesus Christ.
So according to scripture we know that "God is a Spirit" therefore according to his Word, God can only be known spiritually. Fallen or degenerative man is not spiritual, but carnal (sinful) due to the fall, and foremost spiritually dead to God. Therefore the carnal man cannot attain to the spiritual things of God for they are received only through our spirit which must come alive to God through the Holy Spirit regeneration.
Restoration Of Man "And you have he quickened who was dead in trepasses and in sins" ( Ephesians 2:1)
At the time of a man's restoration, he can now begin to commune with God through his revived spirit. Hence by the regenerative power and work of the Holy Spirit, man's spirit is quickened and purged of sin by the circumcision of his heart. This great change can be called 'Born again', the Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of the individual changing him and transforming him to create a new being by giving him a new heart.
The Holy Spirit removes the rebellious stony heart and gives us a new heart, a heart that is alive to his spirit; In other Words there is a change of heart which comes through the power of God. At this point the individual has surrendered his life by the help of the Holy Spirit enlightenment, the Holy Spirit now becomes foremost the spiritual mentor in the life of the individual, taking him on journeys of abundant living through the Holy Spirit empowerment in Jesus name.
The individual is now led of the spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is now in operation wherein God's own image and principles in terms of God's spiritual attributes e.g Holy, Righteousness, light, knowledge, Wisdom the love of God and the Word of God are firmley established in the life of the individual. This great transition of change is thoroughly executed by Grace and Mercy to reconcile us back in fellowship with the living God, Jesus been the chief cornerstone of our lives.
"God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His SonJesus Christ our Lord" 1 Corinthians 1:9
HEALING, THE EXPRESS WILL OF GOD
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercies,5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:4-8
God's Grace and mercies are unearned and unmerited.
"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool" (Isaiah 1:18).
We are all sinners, before we are washed in the blood of JESUS through faith; "sinners" simply means we do not meet up to the standards of God's righteousness; but through God's grace and mercies a way of escape from our sinful condition has been made, even though we've done nothing to deserve it.
In Jeremiah 29:11 God expresses is love through his mercies: "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end".
See also2 Chronicles 7:14"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land".God's great mercies are revealed to all the world through his Love, which is shown towards the righteous and the ungodly. Although man went against God's supreme order, God's tender mercies and loving kindness superseded the curse which was pronounced on man. His mercies set a precedent that would set on course great interventions, powers and the Might of God to turn that which had become evil, filthy, spoilt, lost, unclean, rebellious, dark, and degenerative back to its original state of holiness.
Let us"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:Who forgiveth all thine inquities;who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies"(Psalms 103:2-4).
Let us "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations". (Psalms 100:4-5)
Declaration of Fact
The Lord is Omniscient, The all Knowing God. He isOmnipresent, ever present all over the world. The Lord is ever faithful, he will never let you down.His mind is on you because he loves you,
He wants to revive you, to help you, not to condemn you.
But if man don't adhere, to the Word of God, the penalty of sin will follow. When he comes back to gather his people unto himself, the Righteous for his Kingdom; No sinner will be able to enter there.
Jesus answered.” I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
Jesus Christ the Son Of God , the only way to God, no man can come to the father but through Him.
The Good News is:Jesus paid it all, He paid the price for our sins, he paid it for our afflictions, The ransom price was paid. He paid it that wemay have peace for our souls. You don't have to pay for your mistakes; you don't have to pay the penalty for breaking the laws. Jesus paid it allwhen he died on the cross for your sins.
He took on the sins of the whole world and becamethe ultimate sacrifice for all our transgressions. This is the gift of GOD, thus redeeming us from destruction. But onr must Repent and be baptized in Jesus name for the remissions of your sins.
The blood of Jesus is required to cleanse us from all our unrighteousness. Henceforth there is no more sacrifice for sins.
He arose from the dead, three days after, so that we may have life through the power of his resurrection.
When the Lord appears, they that are faithful will recieve Eternal Life.
"I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one" John 10:28-30 AMEN
Isaiah 53:5 But hewaswounded for our transgressions, hewas bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.