THE EXPRESS WILL OF GOD
Welcome All in the precious Mighty name of the Lord God our Father and his Son Jesus Christ.
The aim of this message is to solely bring to light the absolute will of God, not only for the Believer but also for the non-Believer; And for those seeking the truth about the Sovereign God may you receive the knowledge of God without doubt in your hearts; Hence, with an open attitude towards learning about the Father God and His Son, and by the help of the revelation power of the Holy Spirit, a way may indeed be open for One to receive the teachings of Jesus Christ the Messiah.
Notwithstanding, by the mercies of God may the hearts of those receiving the Word of God not only receive the Word, but also receive help to embrace the truth freely within their spirit, this is accomplished by the help of the Holy Spirit enlightenment of The Light – JESUS CHRIST.
The ultimate objectivity of this mission is to present the Word of God, to edify and to strengthen; And for those that are blind to the truth, may their inner man receive the truth by faith, so that by the mercies of God, deliverance may come to totally take down all ignorance and spiritual blindness, that All may be watered by God’s impeccable Word, hence, bringing the individual to the absolute knowledge and Will of God.
We sincerely hope that the Saints of God will come together in unity with this message, to pray and seek God for those around the world who are in dire conditions without a hope; This dire condition is caused by the void in their lives due to the lack of knowledge of God and his Son;
See Romans 2:9-
There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek
We hope that they may receive the living Word of God and be healed and Saved in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Note, the void which exist could also simply caused by the individual not receiving in his heart the truth of God’s Word, unfortunately for this individual this lack putts him in peril and will eventually lead to destruction if he refuses to accept the Truth, but instead have chosen to live a life of sin; Hosea 4:6 states:
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge …”
May this Message of Hope bring Revelation and Clarity to All who receive it.
The Word Of God
The Holy Bible (The Word of God) contains both the Old and New Testament. It is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures based on historical events and accounts of the mighty works of the Sovereign God.
The Authentic infallible Prophetic Word of God which is declared by the Spirit of prophecy, in which Holy men of God being inspired by the Holy Spirit wrote down, thus revealing the power of God’s infallible truth, hence, bringing light to the souls of man. 2 Peter 1:21 states (below):
“for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit”.
According to these holy scriptures, the prophecies and revelations of God has revealed mysteries so great, which goes beyond human knowledge; therefore, no way can the revelations and prophecies of God be spiritually received by man, except through God’s intervention. Nevertheless, God in His mercies has broken through the barriers of spiritual blindness, darkness and sin which has prevented man from receiving the spiritual things of God; so by the Power of Mercy all mankind may be enlightened by this powerful divine intervention of God.
This operation of God is conducted by the Spirit of Revelation and Healing, which powerfully converts the spirit of man by Faith in his Son Jesus Christ. Please be aware that the Spirit of Prophecy, Revelation and Truth are all of the one selfsame Spirit of God.
These collections of scriptures are bonded together to form one Book. They are also known to be canonical, this means based on the authenticity of the traditional writers (Holy men of God inspired by the Holy Spirit) and witness accounts and statements of the Power of God, these holy scriptures are declared to be a true representation of God’s Word. God is also prophetically bringing his Word to pass, so that the whole world may witness the Power of His Word of Truth, which is able to transform hearts by it’s Awesome, Prophetic, Revelation, Deliverance, Transforming Power. 2 Timothy 3:14-15 (below) states:-
“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus”.
According to 2 Timothy 3:14-15 (above) the Word of God is able to make us wise unto Salvation, through the Knowledge and faith of his Son Jesus Christ; it is therefore imperative that we know and understand that without the wisdom of God, we are like a ship without a rudder, tossed to and fro, drifting without direction and Lost. The 16th and 17th verse of this chapter (below) also affirms and substantiates the Correctional Power of the Word of God, which not only corrects and directs, but also heals the heart and conscience of man to receive the spiritual revelation of the MESSIAH JESUS CHRIST. See below statement 2 Timothy 3:16-17:
16 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work”.
The Word of God has powerfully influenced the whole world by the billions throughout the generations, and is considered to be the the number one book worldwide this powerful proclamation is due to no other but the incredible powerful work of God, to bring man back up to the standard of God, eradicating the condemnation which separated them from him.
According to Hebrew 4:12-13 (below) The Word of God is sharper than any two edged sword; Its so sharp that it’s able to cut down every uncleanness out of our spiritual bodies; See scripture below.
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account”.
The Word of God according to Hebrew 4:12-13 (above) evidently reveals that the Scriptures of God is likened as a Torch which shines in the heart of man, exposing the hidden things of a man’s heart, that brings man to accountability to God.
WHO IS JESUS ?
JESUS IS LORD THE SON OF GOD
It’s fundamentally important that all mankind acquire knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved.
God’s glory and power through is Son Jesus is unsurpassed, for Jesus was the physical and now presently the Spiritual manifestation with God on Earth. He is the Mediator between God and Man, and only through this Mediator Jesus Christ the Light of the World, can man be reconciled unto God, by faith. Colossians 1:13-14 (below) reveals the redemption Power of God, through His Son:
“… He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins”.
THE POWERFUL MISSION OF JESUS CHRIST
1 Timothy 3:16 greatly substantiates the Glory of God through his Son, in which God was manifested in the flesh in the form of Jesus Christ, working powerfully on the earth to accomplish the Mission to Save. 1 Timothy 3:16 below states:
“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, received up in glory”.
The Glory of God through his Son, The Saviour of the World is Irrefutable, Matchless, SOVEREIGN, for God gave His only begotten Son, the sacrificial Lamb of God to purge every man from their sins, through Faith, See Romans 5:8 –
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”.
However, one must keep in mind that this Great Act of Mercy which would bring reconciliation between God and man can be easily forfeited because of unbelief.
Jesus is Equal to God:
See Colossians 1:16-17:
“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
The scripture above declares that Jesus is equal with God and that He WAS before creation, and that all things were created by him whether they be visible or invisible, and that he holds all things together by his Life giving spirit; According to this scripture he was present with his Father as One from the beginning. Jesus also proclaims this oneness in John 10:30 I and my Father are one.
See Philippines 2:5-6 (below ) which reveals although Jesus was in the form of God on earth, he was equal with God:
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God” (Philippians 2:5-6).
Jesus is indeed the Glory of the Father
“For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”. Philippines 2:9-11
See the Scriptures(below) in which Jesus Sovereignty with God is also declared:
Titus 2:13-14 “Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of Our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works”.
“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven” Hebrew 1:3
Jesus manifestation on the earth was not of human intervention, but by the Power of God.
Jesus Came out of God
Jesus declares in John 16:28 “I came forth from the Father and have come into the world…..”
Therefore, according to what we’ve read in 1 Timothy 3:16, John 10:30, Titus 2:13-14, Philippians 2:5-6, Colossians 1:16-17 and John 16:28 (all above) the Sovereignty of God and His Son Jesus Christ who came out from him declares Jesus to be Lord.
What is the Will of God? That All Men Be Saved
Jesus states his equality with God’s will in John 6:38: “For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me”. With all diligence and with the Powerful work at hand, Jesus went through as a Lamb to the Slaughter, for this was the Divine Will of God, the only way that man could be saved, the Sacrificial Lamb of God, the Absolute Will of God.
See below subsequent scriptures relevant to the will of God:
1 Timothy 2:3-4 “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth”.
2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance”.
However, Isaiah 53:10 reveals Jesus suffering for mankind: “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him, he has put Him to grief, when You make His soul an offering for sin….”
Jesus Humbles himself unto Death
And Jesus humbled himself and became obedient unto death (ref. Philippians 2:8).
Hebrew 2:9 describes in more detail the reality of the suffering of Jesus for all sinners:
“But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone”(Hebrews 2:9).
God’s Declaration of His Son:-
Hebrews 1:8-9 “But to the Son He says: Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”
“For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father” ? Or again, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son” ? Hebrew 1:5
Fellowship with The Holy Spirit – The Spirit of God/Christ
Fellowship with God not only comes with Mutual Association between God and the individual, but must be also coupled with the individual’s allegiance to agree with God and his interest; This agreement or the mind resolved to love God must be accompanied with a mind made up to totally turn away from sin, which inevitably seals the relationship between God and the individual, hence, bringing true Fellowship with God.
According to John 10:30 and 1 John 1:3 when we fellowship with the Spirit of God we will also fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ; See below Romans 8:9 which substantiates the need and paramountcy of the Holy Spirit’s intervention, in which he intervenes on man’s behalf to help to bring man back to God.
“However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you; But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him” Romans 8:9
SALVATION comes only through Jesus Christ
Salvation cannot be earned or purchased, neither can man save man from the utter destruction of evil which is to come; So, they that practice evil will not escape the wrath of God. However, Colossians 3:5-6 (below) reveals that God has given us instructions through His Laws to follow; therefore, Salvation is dependant on our obedience to God, and if one obeys his laws with faith in his Son Jesus Christ we shall be saved.
SIN – what is the Solution to this problem.
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. Colossians 3:5-6
Therefore, it is imperative that we receive in our Hearts the Word of God by adhering to the instructions in Colossians 3:5-6 (above), for it is absolutely not the will of God for man to perish, for this reason Jesus Christ who is the God sent Saviour of the World, was manifested, that we may be delivered from helplessness, to now being able to resist sin through faith and the power of God. See below Acts 4:12 which affirms that only through Jesus Christ can this be done.
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved”.
Jesus manifestion on Earth
John 1:14 declares:
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”.
God used a woman called Mary, the power of the Holy Spirit overshadowed her and by the divine intervention of God, Jesus was manifested by the Power of God.
See below Hebrew 2:14 which states why God used Mary?
“Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death”.
Please note, sometimes God may use his servants on earth to accomplish his will on the earth. Mary, a woman was just one of those servants, she obeyed God and then she left the earth just like the rest of his servants. She was no more then a woman of God. She is not divine and should not be worshipped. when she gave birth she was no different from any of the women in the village, but she had honour just like the servants of God because she obeyed God. There are churches around the world that have some type of image of Mary, and they actually bow down to this image and idolise her, this is idolatry and sin before God. This sinful practice which is active in some of the churches must not be tolerated, but be put down and exposed has a devilish act which has no bearings in the truth of God, for God hates idolatry. See the scripture below:
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me” Exodus 20:4-5
The Witness of the Saints
The Witness of the Saints has globally affected the whole world in a mighty way, not only in the pass, but also in this present time; for God is manifesting his power so great on the earth, not only through Prophecy, but through the Saints by the demonstration of the power of the Holy Spirit in Jesus name, thus declaring his Sovereignty throughout.
The demonstration of the glory of God cannot go unnoticed, the awesomeness of it coupled by God’s divine purpose is executed powerfully, and witnessed upon the earth.
God is revealing to the Saints and the whole world his Son Jesus Christ, hence, manifesting his Glory through the Son with Power and Glory. The earlier disciples, John, Matthew, Mark, Luke…. also encountered the Power of God, whilst with him; See below their witness statement (2 Peter 1:16-18):
“For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For He received from God the Father, honour and glory, when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 18 And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain”.
Who is God?
Learning and receiving revelation about God can be a mind blowing experience when we receive it in faith, by the power of the Holy Spirit. This mind blowing experience will also bring us into recognition of the Love of God, for in him there is Love, Life and Peace, and in him alone belongs all the Glory.
The names of God gives us spiritual insight in terms of revealing God for who he is.
The Biblical Hebrew descriptive names of God we encounter daily in the Holy Bible, ascertains throughout to exalt and reveal the sovereignty of God, thus infinitely describing his divine attributes, revealing his Glory. See below some of the descriptive biblical names of God and their meaning with reference scriptures:
Biblical Transliterated Hebrew Names of God And their Meanings
Yahweh, Jehovah – Lord (Sovereign)
Elohim – God, Supreme one, strength and power (Powerful)
El-Shaddai – God Almighty (no other mightier)
Yahweh-Jireh– The Lord will provide (Sustainer)
Yahweh Tisidkenu – The Lord our righteousness (Holy)
El-Elyon – The Most High God (Above all gods)
Abba Father – Father,
Daddy (our spiritual Father)
Yahweh Nissi – The Lord is our banner (Protector)
The Names of God absolutely Reverence and Magnifies God; His names transcends far above our earthly realm, it utters in the spirit the heights and depths of God which is never ending, and far exceeds a man’s earthly understanding; For the the Power of God is above all powers and principalities, and greater than any force of opposition such as the enemy Satan, with his evil forces.
God is exalted above all and over all; he reigns over all his creation for he is The Life Giver, The God of Light and holiness. The Everlasting God.
“Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth. Psalms 57:5
God is infinitely Immeasurable, Boundless, Endless, Holy, Powerful, Sovereign!
See scripture references (below) in which God emphatically affirms his Godhead by the Power of his Word:
*God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
*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.
*Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful.
*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.
*Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
*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?
*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.
*Let the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is Judge.
*God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
1 Corinthians 1:9
THERE’S ONLY ONE GOD!
THERE IS NO OTHER GOD BUT HIM
The Word of God reveals that there is only one God; this declaration by God himself is revealed in Isaiah 44:6, in which he spoke to the children of Israel by his Prophet Isaiah: “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”.
Nehemiah 9:6 also reveals:
“You alone are the LORD, you have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You”.
1 Chronicles 29:11-12 further declares that not only is God the only true God, but He also reigns over earthly kings, rulers and masters.
The Power of God is also Omnipotent because his powers are unlimited; hence, God by the power of his Holy Spirit allows our human spirit to witness this infallible truth by the power of the prophetic and powerful works. The Prophetic Revelation by his Word, with evident manifestations, comes through to bring his Word to pass, completely destroying every lie and doubt that the devil has told man, hence, removing the spiritual scales from our eyes, which has blinded us from the truth, bringing healing and spiritual sight in God.
There is No Revelation Without the Spirit of God
It is God who gives spiritual knowledge; hence, without the intervention of God, we will remain limited to earthly knowledge, consequently remaining in the condition of being spiritually blind to God; This is a daunting and dangerous condition, which will eventually bring serious repercussions; Why? Without the Light of the Gospel of The Good News of Jesus Christ, which is God’s saving Grace for mankind so that man may receive The Light and turn from sin, man will remain lost and separated from God.
See below 1 Corinthians 2:11-13 which substantiates this Truth:
“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.
12 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. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual”.
According to the above (1 Corinthians 2:11-13) there’s absolutely no way to get to know the Spirit of God but by God’s Spiritual intervention and revelation of his son and his sacrificial cleansing blood.
The Wonders of God
God 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)
By the Word of God All things were created; God commanded: “let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth, across the face of the Firmament of the heavens” (Genesis 1:20), and verse 21 continues declaring “…..“And God saw that it was good”.
When God commands it will surely be executed, for his creation is subject to HIS will; Therefore his Word cannot and will not return to him void; For whatever God utters it Must and Will come to pass, for every word of God is the Power of God.
God is Omnipresent –meaning:
God is present everywhere all at the same time, boundless. The eternal God cannot be restricted by the Laws of nature, nor can he be spatially contained, for he is the Creator; His presence is vast throughout the universe and his presence fills the earth. David proclaimed “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” ref. (Psalm 139:7-18). In this scripture David makes clear by revelation that there’s no hiding place from God, for his presence fills his entire creation.
God is also Omniscient –
God knows all things. His knowledge is infinite and beyond human comprehension, Immeasurable and Powerful; for God’s knowledge goes beyond earthly, fleshy limitations, for this reason who can fathom this great God? for he’s pass finding out, but blessed be God, he is revealing mysteries by his Holy Spirit, so let us reflect on the mercies of God, and love, worship, and adore him, giving him due Glory and thanks, that we’re able to experience the incredible revelations of the infinite God in Jesus name.
Why should we acknowledge God?
Answer: God is the Sustaining Power who gives and maintains life, thus keeping life by his Life Giving Spirit; And it is an absolute certainty that we would not exist without him.
Genesis 2:7 declares “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. According to this scripture, God is the Life Giver who is worthy of all adoration and worship for He has given us life. We honour our earthly fathers and also the earthly kings, but the King of kings, the Father of all fathers, the sustainer of all the living, the Creator of all, should be honoured above all in terms of his God-ship and Worshipped, For there is no other God beside Him;
See Revelation 14:7 which affirms his God-Ship “and he said with a loud voice, Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgement has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.”
God is working powerfully to help his fallen children
In the midst of life with it’s turmoils of sin and darkness, God is working powerfully to help his fallen children, Why is this? HE LOVES US….. Psalms 145:14 reveals the awesome love of God: “The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down”.
According to 1 John 4:9 it is the will of God that we acknowledge his unconditional love which is coupled with his Saving Grace; However, once again this acknowledgement comes through faith in his Son Jesus Christ. Note – If anyone thinks in his heart that there’s no need to acknowledge God, this is a ill-fated and dangerous thing to do, and if this dangerous belief is not eliminated, it will consequently become a destructive element in the individual’s life, which will eventually result in catastrophic consequences beyond his control; for it is certain man cannot fight against God, neither can he escape that destination of everlasting damnation, which is prepared for that evil wicked spirit Satan, the fallen angels, and for those who served sin; and neither do we have the power to redeem ourselves from evil forces.
Only through the mercies of God can we encounter God’s help. Deuteronomy 31:6 (below) further declares the importance of acknowledging God…. HE FIGHTS OUR BATTLES!
Be Strong in God our Father
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
2 Chronicles 20:15) further declares“the battle is not ours it’s the Lord’s“ that’s when we stand with him in Faith.
However according to Romans 9:15 (below) God can show mercy to those who don’t know him who are weak and needy or in danger, this intervention of God’s help is purely the mercies and will of God for that individual. See this scripture: “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion”. Nonetheless Psalms 37:38 reveals “… transgressors will be altogether destroyed; The posterity of the wicked will be cut off”.
Therefore, it is paramount that we take into account Psalms 37:38 (above) and Proverbs 3:6 (click link), for it is of the upmost importance that we know that We Are All God accountable in terms of the acknowledgment of his Godhead, his Honour and Holiness which stands forever; for those who go against the Sovereign God and his Honour, to dishonour him by disobedience and riotous living by living a sinful life, will most certainly reap what they sow, that’s only if the individual is not prepared to denounce sin or does not want to turn from his sinful life to repent of it; See Acts 2:38 which points us to Mercy and Deliverance:
“Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be Baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” Acts 2:38
To Love God…..
Jesus declares in Luke 10:27 “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind”….. He also reveals in John 14:15 “If you love me, keep my commandments”. Our relationship with God in terms of the scriptures above is fundamental, and absolutely crucial that we diligently Love him wholeheartedly.
To love God wholeheartedly is to acknowledge his Word; to adore him in all obedience, loving him for who he is with great affection, totally denying sinful desires to please him, to stand with him in agreement with all understanding and wisdom, which also comes through by the unity of the Spirit of God.
So why is it so important to love God with all our heart ? Loving God in the Light is the vital indicator, which will show God that we prefer righteousness, not sinfulness; for sin has derived from the evil one, and the Sovereign God who is the God of Righteousness, abhors all sin; Therefore to turn from sin is to also show Due Honour to God, evidently honouring his Holiness and His God-ship. See also Leviticus 19:2 in which God calls for Holiness. “Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy”.
Note, this Due Honour shown to God begins to build the relationship with God, thus laying the foundation of Mutual Reconciliation with him, which then opens up a way so that we’re able to love him real from our spirit, by the help of the Holy Spirit; hence, receiving peace with God;
Psalms 119:165 reveals “Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble”.
One Example of showing Love to God:
Loving God demands that we turn away from sinful things. For example one may be part of a group of colleagues who do not know God, yet one enjoys their company; however this individual’s genuine love for God demands that as a Born again Christian he must endeavour to turn away from the things that is no good to do or say; this includes turning away from sinful acts such as maliciously talking about someone, deception, lies, backbiting, deceit, jealousy…. which can easily be found among peers or groups.
This Act of Love for God takes determination, diligence and vigilance; therefore the genuine love for God should have us in readiness to be courageously prepared to turn away from the things that we come across in our every day lives which goes against God’s righteousness. We must be prepared to make the sacrifice to stand up for God’s righteousness, and be prepared to defend it at all cost, in terms of rejecting sinful acts. This is a sure indicator that we’re no longer pursuing to live sinful lives, but instead living To Love God, with the fear of God, to enjoy New Life in him. See below Romans 12:1:
“Therefore I urge you, brethren by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship”.
What is the the Fear of the Lord?
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way, And the perverse mouth I hate. Proverbs 8:13
The Spiritual Realm:
The spiritual dimension of God’s creation, unseen by human eyes.
In this dimension of God’s creation, there exist two spiritual realities: A. God’s Spiritual Kingdom of light and righteousness and his Heavenly places, B. the evil spiritual realm of sin and darkness, where the devil and the fallen angels with their evil forces are operating.
When we as a society or person encounter anything evil, such as disasters and evil occurrences, be aware that this is a direct result of evil spiritual forces at work.
It is therefore important for all Christians even the whole world, to recognise evil occurrences for what it is, and fight against it by the power of prayer and faith in God and his Son Jesus Christ. It must be done with a genuine heart of loving God, and seeking him by his grace, which is coupled with God’s mercy and spiritual protection; Again I reiterate, this comes only through faith in his Son Jesus Christ.
Note again, that God in his mercies can allow an individual to be delivered from danger, even if he does not know God for himself, however this is according to God’s divine plan, will and purpose, for that individual.
In the Spiritual heavenly realm of God’s Glory exist God’s throne; and around his throne the angels of God whom we cannot see who give glory to God; See reference scripture below:
“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 worshiped God” Revelation 7:11
Note, in-spite of the condition of man, God allows those who have accepted Jesus Christ and those he chooses to reveal himself to encounter his glory in the Spirit Realm; however, let me reiterate again this can only happen (a) By the mercies of God (b) through faith (c) During transformation (d) During the encountering of the visitation of God. (e) By the Power of Holy Spirit.
Through this Spiritual association with God and his Son, we can go through to encounter and experience the awesomeness of the Spiritual realm of God by the Power of God.
More About Jesus
The Prophet John the Baptist – Who was he?
John the Baptist the Prophet of God was the God assigned forerunner for Jesus Christ, who had an anointed powerful calling to prepare the people for the coming of Jesus Christ. When Jesus first appeared to John, John proclaimed at his sighting by the Revelation Of God :
“Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world” (ref. John 1:29).
All was prepared for the coming of Jesus, both on earth and in Heaven. Prophets prophesied his coming, foretelling the powerful works ahead, also of his death and resurrection, and how the lamb of God would fulfil God’s will to save his children from their sins. See refs. Matthew 1:21 and Isaiah 9:6
ONLY THROUGH JESUS
Fact: Only through Jesus can we experience the life changing transition from the earthly realm of sin and death, to New Life of Spiritual Fulfillment, Holiness and Eternal life by the Power of the Holy Spirit.
Why is there earthly limitations, that prevents man receiving New Life in the Spirit with God?
Answer: Humans are limited to the earthly realm of flesh and blood because of sin, hence we humans cannot go beyond the flesh to experience the spiritual things of God because they are spiritually discerned.
Colossians 2:13 (below) makes clear that they who are spiritually dead to God because of sin is prevented from breaking through with the Spirit God, therefore only through Jesus Christ the Son of God can we experience God’s Glory by his Spirit of liberation, healing and Power in which we receive the breakthrough; “And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he has made alive together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses”
Note, according to 1 Corinthians 2:14 (below) the natural man cannot receive the things of God; however the increase of knowledge and understanding through his Word, coupled with Faith with the help of the Holy Spirit, brings spiritual awareness, spiritual growth, enlightenment and deliverance; Note, the impact of God’s intervention enables us to be partakers of his Spiritual Glory, see the scripture below:
“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” 1 Corinthians 2:14
To further substantiate this see below 2 Peter 1:2-8 which reveals that our spiritual growth and awareness of God is irrefutably determined by God’s divine knowledge in His Son Jesus Christ:
“Grace and Peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,
6 to knowledge self-control, to self control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ”.
RECAP – By the Spirit of God and his Word, We come Alive Spiritually, By Faith
“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)”. Ephesians 2:1-5. According to the Life giving Spirit of God we are able to live spiritual lives by the spirit of God’s Word, through Faith; Hence, experiencing the presence and power of God, in which we receive strength to overcome the world of sin.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The Persecution of Jesus
HIS CRUCIFIXION AND LOCATION
Jesus was accused of breaking the laws of Moses which helped to greatly contribute to his crucifixion; however according to Matthew 23:13-15 (below) Jesus didn’t break the laws of God, but spoke the truth according to the Word of God, revealing throughout that Love was the fulfilment of God’s Commandment, this revelation exposed the sins that was prevalent amongst the religious Scribes and Pharisees. See scripture below where Jesus spoke against them:
Matthew 23: 13-15
“But woe 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 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence 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 hell as yourselves”.
Jesus worked powerful miracles in the midst of the Scribes and Pharisees, by the healing of the sick and the raising of the dead, which they themselves were unable to do.
He also exposed their hypocrisies which resulted in their shaming. Due to their shaming great opposition was shown towards Jesus. Nevertheless Jesus revealed the revelation of the Light of God’s Word, which they couldn’t except because of the darkness of their hearts, hence the revelation of God’s word laid bare their ignorance and blindness to the truth, which greatly attested against them.
These religious leaders became so angry with Jesus, that they secretly planned their accusations based on their total disregard of the truth which Jesus revealed by the Word of God. This disregard coupled with their grievances, ultimately led to Jesus been put to death; See ref. Matthew 12:14 below:
“Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him”.
However, God his Father had already prepared that his Son Jesus Christ would suffer persecution, and that he would take on the sins of the whole world; and through the sequence of events which would involve, hostility and opposition against him because of the revelation of truth revealed, it would lead to him been put to death, which would pay the ransom price for our iniquities; But in victory Jesus would be raised to life, three days after his crucifixion.
A Perfect Sacrifice for Sin was Required…
Nothing that was sinful could be presented to God, Only Jesus could fill this requirement –
“And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin”. 1 John 3:5
For Jesus did not come through sinful man, neither was he conceived of a man, but by the Power of the Holy Spirit overshadowing Mary. Therefore in light of 1 John 3:5 we know Jesus had no sin, for he was from God, sinless, the perfect sacrifice for man.
JESUS LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR US – See his declaration:
The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again, 18 No 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)
His persecutors nailed him to the cross, and publicly executed him; But his death was powerfully significant and profound, for the whole objective of the sacrifice in which Jesus Christ gave his life for a ransom for our sins was to pay the ransom price for sin, which only he could pay.
“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).
The Location of Crucifixion –
Calvary or Golgotha – the site outside ancient Jerusalem; Golgotha is Aramaic word translated “the place of the skull”.
Jesus presented himself The perfect Lamb of God for the sins of all humanity by the sacrificial offering of his body, in which his blood was shed to atone for the sins of the whole world.
“For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness 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” (Colossians 1:19-20).
1 Peter 3:18 “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”.
Jesus arose from the dead 3 days after his death, conquering death for all mankind. Ref. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
We are no longer slaves to sin
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin. (Romans 6:5-6)
Note – Jesus the Sacrificial Lamb in which the guilt and penalty of sin was atoned for, was the uttermost demonstration of God’s Love and mercies towards us all.
RECAP – However, it is of the upmost importance that the individual who wants to experience the wonder working cleansing Power of God in his life, be prepared to present his body a living sacrifice by his decision to turn from sin; this is in order for the atoning Power of the Blood of Jesus Christ to be effective throughout.
“..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
We Now Have Confidence to Approach God
Colossians 1:21 declares that we are alienated and separated from God because of our iniquities; consequently, because of the separation we’re unable to approach God; However by the Power of the sacrificial Blood of Jesus, we can now boldly come into God’s presence to offer praises, worship, and prayers, without the guilt of sin;
Hebrews 10:19 (click link) reveals the confidence that we now have to enter that Holy place, by the Blood of Jesus. Ephesians 2:13 also substantiates the above:“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ”
We’re no longer separated from God, because of the power of reconciliation, in which Jesus laid down his life for our sins nailing it to the cross, reconciling us back to God.
GOD KNEW WHAT WAS AHEAD BEFORE CREATION!
The Lord God knew before creation that man was going to fall, nevertheless his love prepared for what was going to happen. His Great divine plan and purpose was already in the pipework of mercy, to help mankind to escape the troubles which was to come upon them, due to the fall.
However note, in light of God’s righteousness and his hatred of sin, and because he already knew what was ahead before he created man, the Lord God could of simply decided against creating man, eradicating all that he had planned; however, his redemptive plan for mankind was already foremost in his mind.
Let us be reminded
Statement of Fact– God knew every individual before they were created flesh and blood, and he loved us even then. The Love that God had for his children far exceeded human comprehension, and 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.
See below reference Jeremiah 1:5 which reveals that the Lord knows man before they are created or even conceived in his mother’s womb:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
However, even in the face of the provocation, which was to come, God had prepared for the fall; The omniscient God knew that man’s heart would one day turn from him because of sin, but yet he still proceeded to carefully create us and to declare his creation good.
Genesis 1:31: “God saw all that he had made, and declared it was very good”
GOD’S GRACE AND MERCIES ARE UNEARNED AND UNMERITED
God’s Grace and Mercy outweighed his anger towards sin. MERCY SAID NO to the total annihilation of man, which was to come due to iniquity . God’s declaration of his great mercy is revealed in Isaiah 1:18:
“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”.
2 Chronicles 7:14 further reveals the mercies of God: “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”.
Before we are washed in the blood of JESUS through faith, we are all sinners; “sinners” simply mean we do not meet up to the standards of God’s righteousness, due to sin; But thankfully through Grace, God has mercifully made a way of escape for us, through his Son, even though we’ve done nothing to deserve it.
God expresses his love for us in Jeremiah 29:11: “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 the conclusion of the matter
The Conclusion of the Matter
The mercies of God are revealed to all the world through his Love, which he shows towards the righteous and the ungodly; and 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, God’s Power, 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.
Psalms 51:5 states the condition of man:
“Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me”.
Man, born of a Woman is tainted by sin; hence we humans cannot simply wash away sin with soap and water, or by repentance by word of mouth only; Why ?
Answer: We are spiritually tainted by sin, from the core of our spirit, therefore only through the power of the Blood of Jesus, God’s intervention, are we cleansed.
DECLARATION OF FACT
Jesus Christ is the Son Of God. He is the Only Way to God, No man can come to God but through Him. ref. John 14:6
The Good News: Jesus paid it all. He paid the ransom price for our sins. He paid it that we may have peace for our souls ref. Mark 10:45. You don’t have to pay for your mistakes, you don’t have to pay the penalty for breaking the laws. Jesus paid it all when he died for our sins.
Jesus took on the sins of the whole world and became the ultimate sacrifice for all our transgressions. This is the gift of GOD, thus redeeming us from destruction. ref. Hebrews 10:1-18
We must Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus for the remissions sins, ref. Acts 2:38
The blood of Jesus is required to cleanse us from all our unrighteousness. Henceforth there is no more sacrifice for sins. ref. Ephesians 1:7
Jesus arose from the dead, so that we may have life through the power of his resurrection. John 11:25-26
When the Lord appears, they that are found faithful in Jesus Christ, who have turned from sin, and has loved God, will receive Eternal Life. ref. 1 John 5:13
BLESS THE LORD
Let us Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies” ref. 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
“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.”