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One God, My God 

“And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.” Acts 9:5 

The Bible begins with the assumption that God exists.  Without any attempt to prove this truth, the writer simply says, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” God created—called into being—all things out of nothing. This creative act on the part of God was absolutely free, and for infinitely wise reasons. The cause of all things exists only in the will of God. This being true, God still provides mankind with evidence of his existence.  In 1947, a group of manuscripts were discovered in some caves near the Dead Sea which were a thousand years older than the then-oldest-known Hebrew texts of the Bible (manuscripts written more than 100 years before Christ). This awesome find has not been completely translated, even today.  They were called the Dead Sea Scrolls. The book of Isaiah, the crown jewel of the find, is the oldest copy in existence of any Old Testament book.  Isaiah’s prophecy prominently identifies Jesus Christ. In chapter forty we read a vivid prophecy of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ.  But the real reason why Isaiah is so significant is that it declares the truth of one God forcefully and plainly. For this reason, the only God I am commissioned to preach about is the one true God! 

The Bible does not say that a possible divine entity we call God perhaps created.  It does not say that a cosmic force might have created everything. It does not say that we weren’t there so we cannot be sure. It does not say that a committee created. It does not say for us to fill in the blank who created. It says what it says.  Were there three creators?  No, because there is only one God who can be a creator. The very fact that he is the Creator distinguishes Jehovah as the one true God. “O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.”  Isaiah 37:16.  “For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.” Psalm 96:5.  

Let’s go further. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:1-6.  This one God has manifested Himself as the Lord Jesus Christ.  “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.’ Philip said to Him, ‘Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?  Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.’”  John 14:6-10. 

Do doubt, fear and depression swirl around you? Do you feel isolated, rejected or abandoned?  Remember, the God that dwells in you is the Holy Spirit—not a different God but a different manifestation of the same Creator God.I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. John 14:18-20.  This experience represents the capstone revelation of God. His Spirit dwells in believers today!  This provides your personal proof that God is real, that He responds to your prayer, and that He will not just be a god, but He will be Your God! The Holy Spirit is still creating today. He will create a new heart in you. He will create a clean heart in you. He will create a new you! 

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In the So. Ca. Inland Empire we have a FREE 24 page mag. that is printed quarterly and mailed to more or less everyone in the Inland Empire. In the just received Sprg. issue, as I read articles about what our gov't is doing all I could'see' was fear. About the only article of 'hope' was entitled, Art is Power. About using the arts (painting, crafts, etc.) to bring hope to people.
This has been tried since before Jesus and it still doesn't work. So I sent in a letter, and they print them, on 1 Tim.2-3, explaining that this way had alleviated ALL my fear of the world situation. They printed one letter I sent in mentioning God, so maybe ................
I use any vehicle I can to get His Word out.

April 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSydney Heimericks

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