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GOD IS LOVE – Pt 2 – REVEALING THE “KNOWING LOVE” PLAN OF SALVATION

(Ver 1.2) This is Part 2 in a very important Bible study series about the subject “God is Love”. If you have not read from the beginning, it is highly recommended that you begin the study with “Part 1”. This lesson will continue the series, building upon our subject LOVE. But it will not repeat the same exact points in the previous lesson. It is possible to read this lesson and gain new understanding from it, as a stand-alone subject; if you do not have the time to read from the beginning. Today’s lesson is long and could be split into 6 sections of reading, if that will help you.

LOVE is one of the most imperative subjects found in the entire Bible. It could possibly be stated that it is “THE MOST IMPORTANT” subject. God tells us in 1 Corinthians 13:13 that “Faith”, “Hope” and “Love” will abide (remain) forever, but the greatest of these three, is “Love”.  This lesson series is built upon God’s foundational truth from 1 John 4:8 where He declares “God is love” which can be mathematically stated as “GOD = LOVE”. This means these two subjects are precisely indistinguishable, equivalent and interchangeable.  

Based upon these truths we can conclude LOVE is essential to know because LOVE is God. As a reminder to those that may desire to read this lesson independently of “Part 1”, every time the word “LOVE” is typed in uppercase in this lesson, we can replace it with “GOD” and it does not change the designed meaning. This would be true for the opposite. Every time we find “GOD” in this lesson in all uppercase letters, we can legally replace it with LOVE. That will be the standard for this Bible lesson series.  But I would also remind everyone that this is true for the name of God in the Bible also. Replacing the name of God for “Love” would be a legal reading.

Let us get started, if everyone is ready to learn what I believe the Spirit of the Living God wants to say to us today.  Please pause, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to give you an open, receptive and understanding heart. Also ask the Spirit of God to illuminate your mind providing you the spiritual eyesight to comprehend and receive everything that He desires to speak and reveal to us.

#1 – INTRODUCTION TO GOD’S “KNOWING LOVE” PLAN

Too often we want to limit God’s loving plan of salvation to be a simple recipe, combining God’s ingredients of 1) His death on the cross, 2) His burial in the grave for 3 days and 3) His resurrection from the dead. 1,2, & 3 sounds very simple. But, are these the entire works of divine human salvation? These three significant parts of God’s plan of salvation took place in less than 4 days.  But we are about to find out that this was not everything that occurred to save us. We will definitely be learning and hopefully begin to know that these few days of Jesus being manifested on the earth to die, required a much longer process of time even going back before Adam was created and sinned.

Act 15:18  Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world

Notice what God says here in the book of Acts.  God has revealed a truth that nothing He has accomplished on the earth occurred based upon an instant idea at the moment in our time. God is informing us that what He has done, was already determined and preplanned from before the beginning of our natural world. This truth further implies that His works to save us were very extensive and potentially a series of steps or phases placed together in a series.

One initial point of this lesson, is that the potential accumulated steps of God’s plan to save humanity, was designed by Him, before time existed for us. He did this, to save us from us not knowing Him! We will find when we study the Bible, that God is omniscient. Meaning God knows the end, from the beginning (Isa 46:10). We understand from this, that God already determined the solution for all sin, before sin existed.

We can see in John 1:18 that God declares “No man has ever seen Him at any time”. Colossians 1:15 and 1 Timothy 1:17 declare the fact that God is invisible to humans. Therefore, whatever it is that has never been seen by a human, is challenging to be thought of in the correct and proper way that they truly are. Is God kind, good and loving; or is God mean, evil and hateful? Down through human history people have concluded, that their perceived reality of the truth, can be or fall in either view. However, what people forget is that there could be another spiritual being that also exists, and is an enemy to God. In this light we must understand that this potential enemy is also an unseen spiritual being.  I am speaking of Satan (originally Lucifer). He was a created perfect, but fell and took 1/3 of the angels (Rev 12:4) with him to fight against God. Now he is deceiving all of the people in the world (Rev 12:9) into believing, it is God that is doing to them all of evil and hurt that is occurring in the world.

We are about to learn how the Plan of God to save humans, was a designed process of phases, where one event and step led to the next. We will also learn that each step reveals God’s desires to reveal Himself as LOVE in greater, and increasing measures. Some of the key points of the plan of LOVE to save humanity to look for in this lesson will be:

  1. A provision and an offer to humanity for an easy path out of being eternally separated from Him.
  2. The divine desire to reveal His true nature to His creation.
  3. The divine desire to come closer to His human creation and to development a personal relationship with each of them.
  4. The divine desire for His creation to know Him as being absolutely good and loving.
  5. To establish and follow every necessary legality for each phase of the plan of salvation to prevent Satan from accusing Him of being unjust.
  6. To communicate to humans clearly through the entire process, their need for a final completed phase of salvation, because of all of the inadequacies found within the previous phases.

This is just some of what God had planned from the very beginning, before Adam and his wife were even placed in the Garden of Eden, where his sin was first dealt with personally by God.

Rev 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world

What we discover in the Bible, is that Jesus had already died for every human sin, even before the creation of our world (Rev 13:8). We know this because Jesus is referred to as the “Lamb” in this verse. A lamb was only necessary to be the substitutionary victim sacrifice, to provide life for someone else. We learned this in the first lesson in the account of Passover in Exodus 12. Therefore, if Jesus was called the “Lamb” before the world existed, God had already planned His death.

If we read Revelation 17:8 God reveals there is a book of life with names written in it. In this verse God says these names were also recorded from the foundation of the world. This would indicate that God made a plan that already included the known end, and He did this before He ever fashioned our natural environment. Wow! This teaches us that this plan was well thought-out and prearranged before human sin, and was put into action immediately after Adam’s sin. We should learn soon, that this plan does not conclude until end of the book of Revelation. What is awesome to know is that the first 3 chapters of the Bible, and the last 3 chapters are bookends with everything else in between being a description of God’s working plan about Jesus. Therefore, we can conclude that God’s plan of salvation lasts 7000 years of accumulated human history.

Therefore, we should discover that God’s plan of human salvation is currently in progress. This would make it to be progressive in nature. It had to be comprehensively thought-through even before the effects of human sin needed a solution. “Progressive” is not a bad word. It has only been perverted by the devil to make people that are not like God try to appear as gods. The word “progressive” simply describes something or someone that is “moving forward”, “onward advancing” as in a “motion that brings growth, improvements, new advances, new developments that will help improve the lives of those participating”.  

Gal 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me

This is an amazing verse, but we will only focus on the last part of the statement. God claims that we should live our lives by the faith of the Son of God. God then says “He loved us and gave Himself for us”.  Please notice the key word “for” at the end of Galatians 2:20. The preposition G5228 translated as “for” in this verse is a word representing “substitution”. We just saw this subject being referred to as the “Lamb”. Therefore, we are progressing in the flow of the subject of God’s plan of salvation.

This word “for” was defined by Strong to be “for the sake of” or “instead of” or “in the place of”. Thayer says this word can also mean “in behalf of” someone else. “Behalf” simply means one person represents another or is a proxy for the other. 

Therefore, “Jesus giving Himself for us” indicates that what He has accomplished, performed or experienced was something that was given to us or exchanged for us, in our place. Therefore, since He accomplished it, humans would potentially not have to repeat it, experience it or go through it personally. For example, we should all know, that because Jesus spiritually died after His death on the cross (Mat 27:46) and went to hell (Mat 12:40), we are not required to pay for what was already accomplished and paid for, “in” and “by” Him.

It is like if someone said, “I’ll make dinner ‘for’ you on Friday night at my house, see you there”. Clearly the person that is receiving the dinner invitation does not have to labor to make this dinner. No, “for” indicates the recipient is the one that comes to freely enjoy the food without extending any cost or the labor that was completed by the preparer and provider. No, the recipient only needs to believe (have faith in) that this cook is their friend and will be honest and trustworthy to do what they said. Then the receiver needs to act on that faith by going to their friend’s house, enter their door, sit down at the table and eat the already prepared food.

That is the basic conceptual idea behind God’s plan of revealing Himself to be LOVE in planned stages. God desired to help us, to “know to trust” Him and His “faithfulness”, so that we all could be saved. Notice how in the example that both the provider of the meal and the recipient of the meal had a progressive set of steps that were needed to work in cooperation together. When these two are working in unison at the appointed time to accomplish the free gift transfer there is not much anyone else can do to stop it from happening. This description sounds a lot like the “Passover” in Egypt experience, doesn’t it? This information was covered previously in “Part 1”.

However, a good dinner with tasty food is not an instantaneous outcome. Instant TV dinners, canned food or even drive through fast food hamburgers, or pizza delivery can never be as good as the home cooked meal. Some dinners made from scratch for family and friends, take all day or more to prepare. So, it is with God’s plan of salvation for every human. What we will find when we read and study the Bible closely, is that God’s love strategy for salvation was an extremely analyzed work and a specific strategic solution set into motion long before humans were created, sinned and needed a savior.

God already had all of His menus pre-planned. He already had all of the available ingredients prearranged in creation that were necessary for this dinner.  God began to prepare His dinner while He spoke the each day of creation. Then, immediately after Adam sinned, He continued to declare the outcome.. He already had written in His book of life, the personal names of every human, to be sent the invitations to His dinner. God sent out His invitations to everyone to come to His Salvation Wedding Dinner (Mat 22:2-14, Rev 19:9). But not everyone responded kingly to His kind invite to come and know LOVE (Matthew 22:1-14). Many names of people that did not want to know Him, had to be blotted out of the Lam’s book of life (Rev 3:5).

Immediately after God confronted the sin of Adam in the garden of Eden, He continues, the preplanned solution, by speaking more words prophetically. God decreed the future solution, for His finale outcomes to each participant in the rebellion. No one but God understood fully what was going to happen next, and no one had a clue when anything was going to actually occur in what order.

This is why Satan had to kill Abel using Cain (Genesis 4:8, 1 John 3:8).  Abel could have been the prophesied one. This is why Satan tried to pervert the human blood line, by having fallen angels take the daughters of men as wives in Genesis 6:1-4. This is why male children of Israel, were thrown into the Nile at the time of Moses’ birth (Exodus 1:22). This is why Satan had Herod kill all the children living in Bethlehem in the time that Jesus was born (Matthew 2:13). This is also why Satan is killing as many children as possible using abortion today. There are just too many examples, found in the Bible of Satan’s attempts to stop the plan of God from happening, to mention them all. But they begin in Genesis 3 and go all the way to Revelation 20:10.

God’s LOVE plan of salvation would patiently unfold and grow out of the direct “seeds” planted by the spoken words of God in creation and the Garden of Eden. At every opportunity Satan attempted to stop it from taking place. Like natural seeds have natural enemies, God’s spiritual seeds also have spiritual enemies. Each planned step could also take time to develop and grow to produce the desired outcome. Observable results could be very far out from the initial seed planting. Please let us get out of the “microwave” and “instant fast-food, drive through”, “instant delivery” type of thinking and let us begin to see things as God has created them.

After God’s prophetical decrees in Genesis 1, 2 and 3, His designed future determined outcomes were planted and started to grow. Now the Holy Spirit began to work to accomplish the divinely spoken Word plan of LOVE. We can see that we are being introduced to a potentially new way to view God’s plan of salvation. This design of LOVE, was well planned and provided for. God actually places it into full motion during the 6 days of creation, before man existed. God’s description of His world creation process in Genesis 1 and 2, provides a nice overview of things that would occur during the plan of Salvation. The plan was immediately activated after sin entered into the world. Every step was a phased in method growing over time. Our Creator God then patiently and carefully, implemented the plan over the movement and process of time, and this is still, taking place today (James 5:7).

Some of the planned “knowing LOVE” steps took place in the first 2000 years of human history. Other plan of “knowing LOVE” steps were initiated and took place in the next 2000 years of human history. Every pre-planned step of LOVE prior to the final completion showed and taught us, increasing signs for the greater need of an enhanced next phase of the divine solution. Then comes Jesus.

The next phase of God’s “Knowing HIM” plan of salvation, was found at the beginning of approximately 4000 years of human history. This corresponded to the “Day 4” of creation. This phase was initiated with the physical appearance of God in the flesh. He was called the “Sun of Righteousness, rising with healing in His wings”, in Malachi 4:2. This part of the plan only lasted 33 ½ years.  This was one of the shortest phases of the plan of God for human salvation, but by far it had the greatest positive impact.

Next God initiates what many call the church age of His divine Grace (Romans 5:20). The church is prophesied to live and reign on the earth for 2000 years (Hosea 6:2, Luke 10:35).  Then, we will be taken out of the world (1 Thessalonians 4:7), victorious over Satan (Luke 10:19, Romans 16:20, 1 Corinthians 15:57, 2 Corinthians 2:14). But the final “completeness” of the divine LOVE plan for human salvation, will not be fully observed, until the completion of the final 1000 years of human history. We call this soon coming period of time, the millennium. This is when God makes a new heaven and new earth (Rev 21:1), completely void of “sin” and “rebellion” (Rev 21:27).

Therefore, the finale of the planned divine LOVE solution, has not been totally fulfilled. We do not read about the elimination of all “evil”, and “hate” until the end of the book of Revelation. We also do not read about the full manifestation of completed fruitfulness until the very last chapter of Revelation. God’s first command to humans was for them to be “fruitful”, as in become “full of fruit” (Gen 1:22). While many Christians today have great “fruitfulness”, I do believe spiritual “fruit” capacity has a lot of room to grow, to be at its most full ability. I believe that this full fruit production, in full bursting capacity is finally fulfilled in Revelation 22:2. God’s desired beginning in Genesis, will be His purposed and prophesied ending, revealed in Revelation 22. Only then will it be a time that Satan, sin, curses, hate and death have been completely eliminated from the face of the planet and a new world (Hebrews 6:5), new heaven and new earth will be manifested fully.

Just like a cook’s meal takes a well-thought-out menu with planning, preparation, recipes and ingredients, and time to produce the final outcome to enjoy, so it is with God’s invitation and plan of salvation for humanity.  Next, let us go over a quick understanding of this lesson’s approach to describe the “Knowing LOVE” plan to save humans.

#2 – GOD’S PROGRESSIVE LOVE PLAN
THIS LESSON’S APPROACH TO DESCRIBE IT

We will be learning about “God is LOVE” today, by learning about His divine “Knowing LOVE” project for: 1) human salvation and 2) intimate relationship. This only means that God wanted us to know Him as LOVE, and He will work this plan slowly over the course of time using multiple progressive steps to reveal His love. I believe God could have possibly planned it this way, because humans could have been overwhelmed with too much information about Him all at once. We could find that this is possibly what caused Jesus to be killed by humans. It could be that because Jesus revealed too much of the true nature of God as being loving, compassionate, and kind, that this information, did not fit the picture of what they believed their Messiah should look and act like.

Please understand, that I do not want to lower God’s plan of salvation to be like an inferior type of human software project, dinner menu, or farming system. No, God is still LOVE, and He is the Creator of everything amazing that we can see all around us in this mind-blowing vast universe. He is the most intelligent and powerful Spirit being ever. What people call a “genius” on the earth, is like a two-year-old compared to God’s abilities. Lucifer made this mistake and he is soon going to regret it for an eternity.

I am attempting to teach this complex, and extensive divine “Knowing LOVE” plan of God, using simplified and hopefully familiar terminology that many people can understand. I will base this approach, upon our end time knowledge of technology. We will be utilizing advanced electronics and software engineering concepts, that are hopefully understood by a lot of people today. For example, if anyone owns a smart phone, a tablet or a computer, they should understand the concepts of how software versions are planned, developed and phased into implementation, over the course of time. Many times, smart phone creators implement new designed phones every year. Also, during the course of the year new software versions can continually be downloaded to run on every phone. These new versions constantly introduce designed improvements to help make the device more powerful, secure, useful, productive, feature rich and user friendly.

Now, just go on your smart phone and look for a selection called something like “Settings”. Select the “Settings” choice that looks like “About Phone”, and then select a choice like “Software Information”. Selecting this option usually gives you a list of software designed components and their version numbers. It should inform you of things like your UI version is 2.5.  It may tell you that your “Baseband version” is like G984993. It may tell you that your “Kernel Version” is like 4.14.117945”, etc. All of this information is simply revealing to us that what we have on our phone today, is potentially not what we may have had yesterday, or what we are able to receive tomorrow. In other words, this is what I believe is a simplified example of what God has done with His salvation plans. without giving us any direct version numbers other than Him saying, “this is the first of something or this is the last of something, this is the new something, this is a better something, or this is the second, etc.”.

From observing and studying God’s ways in His Holy Bible we, can learn how God implemented things in a phased in approach. This type of approach, might be compared to be like a modern-day technology hardware and software development project with multiple new releases. Or we could say to be more Biblical, God’s ways were like planting “seeds”. In Genesis 8:22 God declares as long as the earth remains there will be seed, time and harvest. This simply teaches us that developing and cultivating life, represents a process of steps. It also implies that everything that begins small, with God from a “seed”, can and will grow larger and stronger over the process of time. The end goal of every seed is to produce something potentially multiplied and very good for those that participate in it. I pray in today’s modern times that people still understand basic divinely created “farming concepts”.

Farming is not an instant result methodology. Sure, humans go to the grocery store today buy everything instantly. But this final transaction of receiving took a lot of time and work before, to make it available. Farming is an organized designed set of progressive steps. One of the greatest parts of successful farming is the God created dimension of time.  But within the needed time period between beginning to plant and eating the fruit, is a long series of progressive dependent steps. One step being completed is the requirement for the next step to be initiated and implemented, with potential time in between.

This will be my approach at describing God’s plan of “Knowing LOVE” today. I will be presenting the lesson in separate phases that I will be calling a step, phase or release. Here are the basic steps that will be covered:

  1. Knowing LOVE 1.0 – God’s Desire to be Known by Humans
  2. Knowing LOVE 2.0 – God’s Plan and Two Purposes for Using Blood
  3. Knowing LOVE 3.0 – God’s Desire to Live with Humans
  4. Knowing LOVE 4.0 – The Improved Knowing God in the Flesh Application
  5. Knowing LOVE 5.0 – The Vastly Improved Knowing God in the Spirit Application
  6. Knowing LOVE 6.0 – The Fruitful Grand Finale of Knowing LOVE

We have been going through a quick introduction to the concept of progressive steps and phases. Let us spend our time now to get a big picture overview of the problem that God was faced with and the progressive plan of God implemented to solve it. So let us get started with learning God’s “Knowing LOVE” plan.

#3 – KNOWING LOVE 1.0
GOD’S DESIRE TO BE KNOWN BY HUMANS

What was God’s problem to solve on the earth, after Adam’s creation?  We should all know that it was “sin” and Satan. We know God is Holy (Lev 19:2). We read later in the Bible, that a Holy God could not always be in the presence with an unholy and unrighteous sinner, without a provision to make them clean again, at least temporarily. This is first indicated in Genesis 3 after Adam sinned. Most teachers believe that God shed the blood of innocent animals in the garden of Eden to clothe Adam and Eve after sin (Genesis 3:21). If this is what occurred, then the blood of that animal would have certainly been shed. While this is not clearly stated, it is possible, since the son of Adam named “Abel” also offered God sacrifices of blood, from innocent animals in Genesis 4:4. Where did Abel learn to do this?  And why is he called “righteous” in Hebrews 11:4?

God indicates to us that before sin was on the earth, the voice of God could simply come down and walk and talk with Adam and Eve in the garden “one on one”. We learn this by reading Genesis 3 after Adam sinned, and he heard God’s voice was walking nearby, and he and Eve went and hid from God (Gen 3:8). It is very obvious, that Adam knew exactly what this sound of God was, and who it was that was walking in the garden to talk to them. This implies greatly, that there were a lot of previous meetings that had taken place, between God and His creation.

This hints to us that direct human relationship was God’s desired goal and it certainly demonstrates His initial LOVE for His creation. It further indicates that God wanted for His creation to “Know Him” as LOVE, because of His personal involvement with them. God appears to extend some specific effort, to come to them personally without sending a messenger angel, or other possible ways to communicate. This appears to teach us that God, desired a personal relationship with them. We can further conclude that God loved them, because everything God created was “very good” (Gen 1:31). Humans could easily observe His LOVE for them, being seen in His handy work, given to them (Romans 1:20). However, until Adam and Eve had their own children, they may not have appreciated this as much as they should have.

I have called this, God’s first or initial release or the phase 1.0 plan of “Knowing LOVE”. I believe this first phase of Knowing GOD, only lasted a few years. We are not told exactly how long it took Satan, to inspire them to sin and rebel against God. But after sin’s appearance upon the earth, God indicates that He required some significant changes by Him covering them with “skins” in order for Him to continue a fellowship with humans. Uh oh! This teaches something new was coming next. Let us explore Phase 2.0 of God’s divine “Knowing LOVE” plan.

#4 – KNOWING LOVE 2.0
GOD’S PLAN AND TWO PURPOSES FOR BLOOD

For the next approximate 2500 years of human history, from Adam until Moses, sin and death continued to reign in the world (Romans 5:14). We know the first death after sin was “Abel” being murdered by his brother. This initial death must have opened the eyes of Adam and Eve, and caused much sorrow. But God displays love and mercy even during this time. God appears to use the pattern of bloody animal sacrifices, to temporarily make humans clean enough, for Him to come down temporarily from heaven to still visit with them provisionally. I’ll call this the next step, phase or release 2.0 in the multi-phased plan of human salvation. We can also call this phase “Knowing LOVE 2.0”.

I believe this next phase of the plan of salvation was a significant enhancement helping us, to come to know Him as LOVE even more than Adam in the beginning. Without this revealed feature in God’s relationship plan with humans, we were under the control and influence of predominantly Satan. Hebrews 2:14 informs us that it was Satan that held the “power” of death during this time of human history. This meant dealing with sin, Satan and death, had to be a significant part of the plan to restore humans, back into us being able to know God. Satan became the literal “god” of this world in Genesis 3 and this is stated clearly in 2 Corinthians 4.4. Satan’s plan against God caused Adam and his wife to know two new concepts called “evil” (Genesis 3:22) and “death” when they had previously only known God’s “very good” and “life” (Genesis 1:31). Adam had no idea what he had gotten himself and us into, by his sin.

I view this new phase 2.0 of God’s pre-planned LOVE agenda to be like the release of a smart phone operating system, containing enhanced security features. You see, security enhancements on a smart phone are normally designed to keep our enemies out of our phone. Satan represents the ultimate enemy hacker of the entire human race (Jn 10:10). By God instigating blood substitutionary payments for sin, He placed severe limitations upon Satan’s abilities to willfully hurt humans.  God accomplished this by temporarily removing the immediate death sentence from the consequences for sin through inferior blood sacrifices. This too is a pattern we found in lesson 1 about “Passover”.

In this phase of the release of the divine plan “Knowing LOVE”, God introduced a new use to humans for innocent animal blood. This innocent animal blood would limit what was legal for the devil to do to us. This blood offering system enhancement was provided for us proactively, because God loved us.  By Him doing this, we could all see a side of “LOVE” that had never been necessary for us to know before sin. Therefore, by realizing what God had done for us, the human factor of “Knowing TRUE LOVE”, could potentially increase significantly.

This improved new feature of “Knowing LOVE” simultaneously provided us two complementary views of God = Love. First, humans gained the ability to learn to appreciate God’s power of protection from our enemy Satan. This gift was given to us by God through the principle of substitutionary blood/life exchanges. Because an innocent animal’s life could be substituted and their blood used as payment, our blood and lives were not immediately required for payment for our sins. This meant this inferior blood of this animal offered humans temporary grace through temporary atonement. 

Also, humans should have begun to realize that we needed this blood to regain our temporary access “for” our continued fellowship with God. However, these temporary protection and connection benefits paid “for” with inferior animal blood, should have also begun to teach humans that we needed a greater future solution for these new problems. Humans should have seen the need for the total removal of the consequences of our sin, and the permanent removal of this new unknown enemy and our added need for the ability to fully regain total access to knowing our creator God.

Think about your smart phone again. Most good phones have strong security built within them. One feature of the phone is the ability to set a security code, pass code or even a human biometric like a fingerprint or facial recognition. This feature was like God’s blood sacrifice system. By entering the correct code, the clean blood of an innocent animal, we could keep out, all the others that wanted to look inside our phone, to steal our personal information. But also, by entering this blood code, we gained access to the feature that allowed us to speak with the manufacturer (also known as our Creator). Wow, that is pretty amazing.

This pattern of new animal blood sacrifice in Genesis should have been viewed as an indicator, for a needed new future blood requirement and provision for permanent salvation, relationship and permanent safety. But this limited version of God’s plan still should have brought thankfulness to the human heart, for the features that were freely given to us in this release. We can observe from Adam to Moses where people were still able to walk with God long before the mention of any LAW that implements a more formal substitutionary blood sacrifice system. All of these examples of “Knowing LOVE” before Moses’ Law were humans interacting with God after sin was found present on the earth.

For example, we first saw God walking with the first man Adam in Genesis 3 without sin, in God’s “Knowing LOVE 1.0” release. We should also notice in Genesis 3 that the “serpent” enemy just freely showed up in the garden uninvited.  Obviously, this teaches us that there was no God security system to prevent this from happening. However, God did give man dominion over the planet (Genesis 1:26) and He commanded him to guard it (Genesis 2:15). So, it appears that God left the human’s security to the humans alone. This implies that Adam had this authority to choose this and do it. I believe this is why this version of “knowing GOD” failed fast. Man needed to call on his relationship with his creator before he made a decision to eat of the forbidden fruit.

Yet, we can find in Genesis 4 where God was still interacting with Adam’s children Cain and Abel, even after sin entered into the world. Here in this description, God was taking notice of their peace offerings. God clearly says Abel’s blood sacrifice was more pleasing, because he offered God his first and best animals (Genesis 4:4).  This caused Cain to become jealous, and he followed Satan’s plan to murder his brother (1 John 3:12). What we learn from this is that Satan has initiated a new strategy of attack against God’s plan of human salvation.

The next time someone is said to walk with God is Enoch in Genesis 5. This man walked with God so closely that God just took him off the planet in a rapture like experience. While there is no mention of direct sacrifices with Enoch, he is mentioned in Hebrews 11:5 as being a man that pleased God, and this certainly implies that blood was involved somewhere. We can also find Enoch in Jude 1:14 being described as potentially the first human “prophet” of God. Enoch appears to have had either a dream or a vision of Jesus returning to the earth with all of His saints. Wow, I do not believe that this man could have experienced God at this level of intimacy, without a lot of blood being in his life.

The next time we see someone walking with God is Noah. We should all know that God used this righteous man to save the planet from being totally void of humans. It is also clearly stated in Genesis 8:20 that Noah built an altar unto the LORD and offered clean animals as sacrifices. Again, this indicates to us, like Abel’s offering, the kind of sacrifice offered to God greatly mattered. Where did Noah get this type of wisdom? How did he know what a clean animal was and was not without the LAW? It had to have been passed down from Adam or directly from God, or from someone like Enoch, his great-grand-father.

Sometime in the course of early human history after Noah and before Abraham, we find “Job” being mentioned by God in heaven. God speaking to Satan called Job a perfect and upright man. We can clearly read how Job offered animal blood sacrifices of burnt offerings to God without any LAW requiring him to do so. God also reveals in Job 1:5 that Job performed these sacrifices in order to “sanctify” his children. This Hebrew word simply means to “make clean”. Again, WOW. How did Job know how to do this, and why did he think that this blood was even necessary without knowing something about the Holy God? Job must have known, that he personally needed, protection from the consequences of sin. It would appear that humans had figured out a lot more than we are told directly in the Bible about how to know God.

All of this is teaching us that God desired to have a relationship with His creation and He and we, both needed “blood” to gain this temporary access. This blood would also increase our level of protection. Satan in the book of Job complained to God about His “hedge of protection” that was placed around Job. It appears that “blood” definitely caused this hedge to be in place. But later we know from Job 3:25 that Job claimed it was the things that he feared, that came upon him. This teaches us that it is more than just “blood” and the quality of the offering, that is required to activate it and make it effective in our lives. It appears to indicate that it is also our “faith” in the blood that causes it to work, but that is a different lesson.

All of this appears to be God’s phase 2.0 approach at having a divine “LOVE” connection with His creation. This part of the Plan of God for humans to Know the true LOVE, must be considered to be a greatly inferior shadowed type of the coming planned steps of God in the future. There are many other examples of God’s EARLY LOVE types in Genesis that you can go find and read about.  But we will end this section with a quick review of the lesson 1 information found in Exodus concerning the first “Passover”.

We should now realize that God used a similar display of “Knowing LOVE 2.0” during the initial “Passover”, when the nation of Israel was being held captive in Egypt. Please understand that Israel was still being held as captive slaves in Egypt, when this plan of deliverance was given by God. Therefore, there was no law yet provided to Moses. This simply means God was still working with His phase 2.0 of “Knowing LOVE” plan, before Mt Sinai and His Law entered the earth.

Here in this Exodus example, we can clearly read about God’s direct mention of His early protection plan. God told the people of Israel to obtain a lamb and keep it in their house for 4 days. We talked about what the four days could represent in “Part 1” of the series. Also remember God specifically states that this lamb had to be perfect in outward appearance without any flaws. This is now the third mention that I know of, that stipulates the sacrifice type and quality mattered greatly to God.

Then the head of the house was supposed to take the innocent lamb victim and kill it. Then they were to place its’ blood on the doorposts of the house. God would then come near to the family and pass over them (Exo 12:13), not allowing death to enter their door because of the observed blood substitution. This clearly represented substitution protection to the family.

God was teaching humans several important concepts that existed in their world and their need for a relationship with Him. First, humans had an enemy that they needed protection from. We know this because Job the oldest book in the Bible was the first mention of Satan by name and it strongly describes what was taking place with Satan gaining legal access to temporarily destroy even God’s good man. Next, God wanted people to understand that they could depend upon Him for conditional protection from this enemy.

One of the major parts of the conditions for safety and protection from the enemy was blood, and the quality of their offerings was also critical. What we learn from this is that God is teaching us all, that only His “quality of sacrifice standard” could work permanently. We will learn soon that it was only the life and blood of Jesus that met God’s high standard. Let us stop and review a list of blessings and limitations of this phase of the “Knowing LOVE” plan:

Benefits:

  1. Temporary blood sacrifices of innocent animals gave the Holy God the opportunity to come down to earth to visit and/or walk with His creation after sin.
  2. God could temporarily protect humans from Satanic destruction, if they met and satisfied the requirements for innocent blood substitution.

Limitations:

  1. God still lived in Heaven far apart from His creation.
  2. Up to this point the majority of humans had never witnessed or met with their creator. 
  3. Sin separation from God, made knowing and experiencing God very challenging and only a few people in the O.T. are listed to have achieved a type of inferior but close relationship with God.
  4. There was no knowledge of sin because of the absence of law, but death was still dominating every human because of Adam’s sin.
  5. Humans learned the hard way that the quality of their offerings and their faith to God mattered tremendously.
  6. This level of protection from the enemy’s attacks were very inadequate and many suffered because of it.

All of this in Phase 2.0 of “Knowing LOVE” was some initial types and shadows of divine LOVE protection plan that was going to increase in future steps of revealed LOVE. Let us move to God’s phase 3.0 of His plan for “Knowing LOVE” next.

#5 – KNOWING LOVE 3.0
GOD’S DESIRE TO DWELL WITH HUMANS

Next God introduces a significantly improved approach to His plan of salvation. God demonstrates how He wanted to reveal more of His love to humanity in this release. In this phase, God desired an increased level of consistent closeness to His people. I call this “Knowing LOVE 3.0”. In this part of the plan of God, the people had a slightly increased opportunity to know and experience Him personally. It represents a significant enhancement, but definitely not the final desired outcome of God’s love project.

Psa 103:7  He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. 

In this phase of God’s release plan of “Knowing LOVE”, we can read here in Psalm 103, how God turned up the level of knowing Him significantly, for every human that was participating. Notice that this verse says “God made known His ways to Moses”. This indicates this phase of the plan greatly improved the level of knowing God, to at least one man named Moses. But notice that the general population of Israel could also be witnesses to God’s awesome works personally. This number in the nation of Israel, could have been from 1 to 3 million people. There appears to be a great quantity of new people, that are being introduced to “LOVE”.

Compare this to previous releases of someone “Knowing LOVE”.  Adam and Eve were just two people.  Enoch was only one man that was taken up by God. Noah, his wife, and his three sons and their wives were the only 8 people saved in the ark. Job and his wife were the only two that got to receive God’s blessings of restored protection and provision. Abraham had only his wife and his nephew and his wife that left to find the promise of God. It just seems like in Phase 2.0 God had severe limitation to the number of people that He could reveal Himself to.

But now in Phase 3.0, Moses learned personally about God’s ways, and the up to 3 million people of the nation of Israel could witness His miraculous works, to personally save them and provide for them in the wilderness. This sounds like a lot of new release features that were going out to a lot of new users. Let us look at one more verse about what God thought of this phase of His plan:

Hosea 6:6  For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. 

Wow, this verse described the heart of God and His motivation for this phase of the “Knowing LOVE 3.0” plan.  As we can see, this verse clearly states that all of the temporary sacrifices and burnt offerings that were implemented in this phase, were not what God really wanted. God plainly reveals His heart’s desire was for His selected people to grow in the “knowledge” of God. This would confirm to us that this was God’s heart and plan for the entire project and not just this single phase.

We should be able to see how this phase 3.0 of the “Knowing LOVE” Plan of Salvation, is like a new software release version containing things that had not previously been known or experienced by humans. However, while God’s new progressive step 3.0 phase of “Knowing LOVE” was meaningfully enhanced, it is still considered an inferior shadowed type of complete salvation and it continued to contain limitations (Hebrews 10:1).

This new phase 3.0 step of God’s plan was 1) providing humans with new opportunities to know about God, and 2) introduced additional opportunities to desire more of what could be possible in the future coming next phase of God’s plan. Every phase of God’s plan of Salvation had these qualities so far. There were always new and better features in each release. But with the new “good”, there also came a revived troublesome longing, of the need for coming improvements, and enhancements found within the next phase.

Have you ever desired and looked forward to the next release of a smart phone? There is so much advertised hype in the phone world to cause this “got to have it” feeling of desire.  A new phone design with new improved features often causes people to wait days, or for many hours in line to be the first person to get one. There is such an intense level of desired excitement for certain brands of phones with specific features that people literally go crazy to try to get one, no matter what the cost may be. But, God’s “Knowing LOVE” new releases were so much greater than having the latest smart phone, that it does not compare. Nevertheless, people have set their desires so low and are missing the incredible blessings of “Knowing the One that Created everything, including smart phones”.

We are now being exposed to the next new and enhanced presentation of a new version of divine “Knowing LOVE”.  God’s desire was then and still is now for a closer relationship with humans. God wanted more than just coming down from heaven and walking and talking with them occasionally. Sound familiar? God wants more of us every day, rather than just how some people only think of God one time on Sunday at church. We are about to find how God’s 3.0 next pre-planned step of “Knowing LOVE” was designed, to actually live with His creation personally on the natural planet earth, in the physical realm:

Exo 25:8  And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them

There were amazing enhanced features added in God’s phased release 3.0 plan of “Knowing LOVE”. This release of God’s LOVE plan changes things up dramatically. Instead of God just coming down to the earth occasionally to visit humans, God desired to end the long-distance relationship, to make it a closer friendly relationship between Him and His creation. God desired to live together on the natural earth for His people and Him to be nearer to each other. God said this part of His plan would require a “sanctuary”.  This is just another name for a “tabernacle” or “temple”. And it was initiated by God with a portable temporary “tent” designed system, that was made from a heavenly design, that was given to Moses directly from God on Mount Sinai.

This concept of God being near and with His children was described by Jesus when He was here in the flesh.  Jesus declares this was God’s desire to be very close to His children in Matthew 23:37 when He says:

Mat 23:37  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 

Jesus is figuratively speaking of God to be like a hen that gathers her chicks under her wings. This was done by a hen, to give the children comfort, covering and safety from any predator type of bird. This is clearly speaking of natural people on the earth as being under the wings of the “Most High” God. We can learn about this, by reading what God wrote and implied to us in Psalm 91. In Psalm 91:1 God says “He that dwells in the secret place (hidden under my wing) of the ‘Most High’, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”. Then in verse 4 God gets more direct with the connection to Jesus’ words in Matthew:

Psa 91:4  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 

This verse contains a very similar pattern to the words spoken by Jesus in Matthew. These words represent the heart of LOVE desiring to be very close as a covering to His children. This is God’s desire to hide them from their enemies. This was God offering them a greater level of loving protection. This is clearly what God has desired from the beginning. But because of sin and Satan, God had a challenge in keeping humans ‘holy’ enough to be that near to Him and Him not kill them because of His great Holiness.

We will also find that God’s desire was to dwell with His creation as their covenant Husband (Jer 31:32), and for them to live with Him as His faithful wife. God’s plan was for an increased presence of covenant relationship, utilizing an amended temporary solution for the next approximate 1500 years. This designed improvement of “Knowing LOVE” was for Him to come down from heaven to be present and as close as He could to them without defiling Himself and harming them.

God needed an increased covering from their human sin, until the time He could implement His future far better solution through Jesus. For the temporary system, God implemented a structure based upon law, containing ordinances and promises. He put these into place with a temporary high priest interacting with a temporary blood offering substitution system, and bringing this blood into the presence of God.

The high priest would offer sacrifices of blood for himself, and he would act as a “bridge” type of representative of the people to God. This temporary high priest, would go between the one-sided cliff of sinful covenant people, and the other side of the sin gulf, containing the cliff of God’s infinite Holy presence. This high priest system was required to offer the blood of inferior, temporary, and unblemished animals for his own personal sins. This blood came from the outside of the inward Holy places, and then the blood was brought into the innermost Holy level alone. The high priest, would then apply the blood to the “ark of the covenant” (aka the mercy seat), where the Spirit of God abided temporarily in this phase.

The high priest after cleansing himself, would then do it again for the corporate sins of the entire nation. This high priest would perform this annually on the day of atonement, to make himself and the nation temporarily clean and sanctified enough for God’s glory to continue to live among, and near them without killing anyone. These separate sacrifices would allow the high priest and the nation to live another year in temporary “peace”, until more sacrifices for their new sins were required. Much of these sacrificial instructions were given to them in detail by Moses in the book of Leviticus.  We will not go through this for the sake of time.

However, we will mention Leviticus 10:1-2. In these verses, were two sons of Aaron, the first temporary high priest. These are two priests that do not follow the commandments of God accurately and they offered to God “strange fire”. This indicates it was not what God instructed for them to offer Him. It represented potentially an inferior quality offering. The consequence for this act of disobedience and rebellion, was their immediate deaths. Leviticus 10:2 clearly states that fire came out of the LORD and devoured them.

Please just understand that in this lesser Old Covenant system that I am calling “Knowing LOVE 3.0”, God utilized law. The Law was put into place to, 1) Give humans the knowledge of sin (Rom 3:20), and 2) to act as a school master to prove to us, that no human could be perfect enough to meet God’s standards (Gal 3:24). We also know from reading the promises of blessing in Deuteronomy 28, for people that kept the law by obeying it, these commandments would protect the people from the curses of disobedience. Finally, if we read in Joshua 1:8, we will find that meditating on God’s law, both day and night to see to do it, would cause great success and prosperity to come upon them that would obey God. Therefore, we can see that there were conditional provisions for obeying or disobeying God’s Laws.  One side of the coin was great blessings and the flip side was tremendous consequences.

Here we can see that sin, still had major costs, in this phase of the plan of GOD.  If the blood offerings were not properly followed, and sin was not at least at a minimum covered, many bad things happened.  

In this temporary Law system, God created a tabernacle tent arrangement containing an 1) outer fenced courtyard area, that contained a brazen altar to sacrifice animal burnt offerings. This area also had the washbowl to allow the priest to get his external body clean. Next came an 2) inward tent Holy location that contained a lampstand, a place for the shewbread, and a place for incense.  All of these tabernacle outer items could be accessed by the priestly order almost daily for their outward temple duties.

But one location named 3) the Holy of Holies had a separating veil for safety and protection, and only one representative man was made clean enough by blood offerings to actually enter into this Most Holy center place. This man was the selected mediator “from” the covenant people that was selected “for” the covenant people to represent them before God. This temporary high priest was a pattern for the coming permanent High Priest named Jesus (Hebrews 4:14). This Holy of Holies place was the one inner room where the Spirit of God chose to reside on the earth, to be as close as He could to His covenant people that He LOVED, without hurting them. But if any sin entered into His Holy of Holies presence without following the laws of sacrifice, that human life was ended immediately, as we just read.

God introduces in Release 3.0 of “Knowing LOVE” what we could call “God’s manifested presence on the earth” feature, but it still had severe limitations. It was still inferior to God being with Adam in the beginning Garden of Eden before sin, in the “Knowing God 1.0” phase.

Sin in the nation of Israel remained a constant separating power, that kept God from His covenant bride. In this Old Covenant Law system there were layers of divine pre-planned separators implemented by God’s design using walls, partitions, a veil, rules, processes, procedures, laws, offerings, sacrifices, and a lot of innocent blood, etc. All of these new features, patterns and promises in 3.0 were designed by God, to leave an empty desire for God’s people to want to know Him more, and to hopefully help them to desire to invite Him to come closer. Let us review some of the list of benefits and limitations of this release:

Benefits:

  1. No longer did God need to come down from Heaven to visit with any of His covenant humans occasionally.
  2. God lived in the physical center of the covenant people that He was married to.
  3. The people could personally witness the glory of God and His wonderous and loving works much closer, than when they were in the wilderness with Moses up on Mount Sinai alone.
  4. One man had the right, when all of the requirements were satisfied correctly, to go into the most Holy presence of their Covenant God.

Limitations:

  1. The people had the requirement for a “high priest” mediator type of bridge, between them and God.
  2. The people required animal blood sacrifices continually to appease the consequences of their sin for a Holy God.
  3. The people had a long list of commandments and laws that had to be obeyed, to meet the conditions for the continued blessings and protection of God.
  4. Disobedience opened the door for their enemy to come in and bring curses upon the people.

There were still so many limitations of full access in phase 3.0. So many restrictions and requirements to follow. It seemed like this phase of the LOVE plan was only designed to cause humans to work and learn that they needed something new, that was not yet available. Let us move to the next phased release, and learn what new features God had planned to release on the world for us to personally know Him more.

#6 – KNOWING LOVE 4.0
THE IMPROVED KNOWING GOD IN THE FLESH APPLICATION

The next planned phase of the “Knowing LOVE” app, represented a radical and totally unexpected event in human history. Most humans lacked any understanding of how this type of work of God could be possible. There were some people that suspected it could be, and saw glimpses of it, but only a very few that had any belief it would take place. Some of the people that believed in this phase were the limited Old Testament prophets including John the Baptist, Joseph and the mother of Jesus named Mary. God spoke to a few wise men that came following a star to give Jesus gifts. Angels appears to a few shepherds and made an announcement. But almost no one else knew who Jesus really was. I am not that convinced that even Satan or his angels fully understood who Jesus was either, at least at first.

But God was adding some major new features for “Knowing LOVE”. God desired to assist humans to move from “knowing less to knowing more about His LOVE”. God also wanted people to move from “a distant occasional relationship with LOVE, to Him becoming a closer personal relationship type of knowing LOVE firsthand”. This phase of the plan came much closer to solving these issues, than any of the previous phases. 

In this phase of the plan of “Knowing LOVE”, Jesus who was the creator God (John 1:3, Eph 3:9, Col 1:16) manifested as a “human” (Rom 8:3), “neighbor” (Mk 6:3) and “resident” (Jn 1:14), of the nation of Israel. Jesus Christ the man, was the physically reachable and touchable (Mat 14:36, Mk 5:30) version of LOVE. This part of the plan of salvation, I will call “Knowing LOVE 4.0”. This phase occurred nearly 4000 years after the original sin of Adam. This phase was an ever-improving new prophesied strategy of God (Gen 1:16). God implemented this phase for several good reasons. But one benefit was that, it had practically eliminated the sin separation force, that kept humans from touching their Holy God physically. It was also designed to remove the divine Holy defilement problem with the Holy God being in close proximity to sinful humans. God did all of this by entering into a physical body, so that He could have an intimate direct presence with all of His people.

This phase of the plan of God, was one of the greatest blessings that the natural people of Israel had ever imagined could have happened. Yet it would cause a vast majority of them to stumble because it did not contain the features that they thought they wanted. Uh, oh?

Isa 8:14  And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem

Have you ever gone to the smart phone store and bought a newer version and thought, what happened? This model is just not as good as the last version, that I thought was so great. I know, I have. Many years ago, I had a great phone with a lot of great features that I really liked. It is like my previous phone let me change the battery and put in a new one, and this new version removed this feature.  Then there was a phone that did not allow me to increase the memory by adding a SD card.  It seemed like this new phone that I bought suddenly took away features that I really liked and they vanished. We can all too often gain too much familiarity with the old features, that we miss the new features. This can cause us not to be so fully appreciative of the new features, that were added for us, providing us things we never had before. That is exactly what this version of the plan of God did to many of the Jewish people.

For example, the leaders in the temple set up exchange stations for commercial transactions for the people to purchase the “Law” required temple offerings. The people of Israel could simply bring some money and buy a lamb, dove or whatever offering type they needed instead of bringing their own from home. Think about what was happening in this O.T. system of offerings. People were abusing the system and ultimately disobeying the intent of the Knowing LOVE system. Many people got too accustomed to this abuse, and when Jesus came, he drove out these money changers from the temple, and they wanted to kill Him (Mk 11:18). Let us get back, to our prophetical verse of Jesus.

Notice in Isaiah 8:14 what God prophesied about Jesus. We should immediately notice that Jesus was prophesied to be a “sanctuary”. This is the same as a temple containing an outer court, an inner holy court area, and an inner interior Holy of Holies, where the Spirit of God lived.  God was literally informing people of something absolutely vital to understand and we will talk more about this soon. But notice the rest of the verse claims that Jesus will also be a “stumbling stone” and “rock of offence” to the people of Israel. Wow, this is exactly what we can find in the Gospels. These descriptions describe people that did not like the new release of their LOVE smart app. God is saying to us, that this walking and talking sanctuary will be mostly hated by these people.

As a major portion of this phase of God’s “Knowing LOVE” plan, God made a willful decision to make a personal appearance on the earth. He did this by manifesting in the physical form of a mortal human male named Jesus. While most Israelites were expecting a physical Messiah, this model of Messiah found in Jesus, did not match their expectations. That was one of their major problems. A lot in the nation of Israel were looking for a strong and conquering type of Son of David to be their Messiah. But when Jesus appeared as a lowly, meek and mild man (Mat 11:29) they became easily offended. However, notice this verse:

Mat 1:23  Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us

Clearly Jesus was called by this name to reveal exactly who He was. This human natural birth was the fulfillment of a prophecy from hundreds of years earlier from Isaiah 7:14. As is restated in Matthew 1:23. This name “Emmanuel” literally means “God with us”. Therefore, we learn that Jesus was the manifested presence of God on the physical earth in a completely legal and safe form. In this form, God could be much more than just near to humans like He was in tabernacle in the wilderness.  This appearance of God could even eat with people and He could touch humans physically. All of this, without the consequences of death for being in His presence or corruption to divine Holiness. Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it?

Col 1:15  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 

We can confirm in Colossians 1:15 that Jesus is literally declared to be the “image of the invisible God”. This Greek word G1504 translated as “image” simply means that when people saw Jesus, they were witnessing the divine character, morals, attitudes, emotions, words, ways and actions of their LOVE God. No one had ever seen or known this God in this close way. Perhaps Moses came the nearest to this experience.  But yet Moses was never allowed to see the face of God while speaking with Moses. 

Jesus in the flesh had become a living human containing the hidden, and invisible Spirit of God. It was almost like Jesus came to show everyone the True nature of God as being loving. This comparison is similar to the wizard in the Wizard of Oz movie. The wizard would normally hide behind a curtain to keep his true self from being made known to people that visited him. This is similar to the character of God. We are told that God hides himself from us in Isaiah 45:15. But in the movie, the curtains were drawn back, so that the people seeking him could finally see him. In this movie, one man controlled the big scary image of what everyone wanted to believe that the wizard was. But when the curtain was removed, this type of wizard was not at all what anyone expected. This is very similar to the reaction that Jesus received when claiming to be the “Son of God” (Lk 22:70) and the great “I am” (Jn 8:58).

Why was this new and different revelation of God, so troubling to the people of Israel? It is probably because they had all read and heard the stories of experiencing God in His rescue of the nation from Egypt. Remember in this experience the people had just witnessed the Red Sea parted and they walked through on dry ground. These parted waters soon closed after they had crossed totally destroying the pursuing Egyptian army. They had been led by a pillar of fire at night and very large cloud by day.  They had seen 3000 people swallowed up by the earth after Moses came down from meeting with God on Mount Sinai.  They had witnessed so many awesome manifestations of God, but none were exactly like this humble carpenter man from Nazareth.

Now, during Jesus’ manifested times on the earth for 33 ½ years, instead of God speaking through other normal sinful humans, like prophets, priests or kings, God could speak directly and personally to anyone in His physical presence. Jesus verified this in John 14:9 when He told Phillip, “When you have seen me, you have seen the Father, why are you asking me to show you the Father?” This was such an awesome approach at revealing LOVE to the nation of Israel. Jesus showed the people such an extreme picture of a loving, kind and compassionate God. He did this by healing so many sick people (Mat 12:15), raising dead people back to life (Lk 8:54-55) and casting out devils (Mat 8:16) to name only a few. All of these examples of LOVE were God personally protecting His people from their unseen enemies.  Wow!

Jesus as a physical manifestation of God in the form of one man had a lot of human limitations. He could only be in one place at one time with only the few people that were there at that location. For example, Jesus was in His house in Mark 2:1-12. His house was already full of people and no one else could get in to be near to Him. We are told that a small group of 4 men brought a lame man to Jesus to get healed and they found no way into the house. They decided to climb on the roof and make a hole in it, to lower the lame man down to see Jesus.  Because of their faith and hard work this man was healed.  But this clearly demonstrates a major limitation that Jesus faced with people reaching out to know Him and experience His LOVE, mercy and compassion.

Jesus plainly had to travel by foot (Jn 1:36), donkey (Jn 12:14) or boat (Mt 14:13) extensively to try to see the people that He could be led to see. Jesus had normal human things to do like He needed to eat (Mat 9:10, Mat 26:26), sleep (Mk 4:34) and go to the bathroom (Mt 15:17). Jesus often stood in a boat and taught people on the shore to allow more people to hear Him (Lk 5:3). There was just one limitation after the other recorded in the Gospels. Also, God desired to reach out and save every person from every nation in the world, but physical Jesus was literally only sent by God to minister to the nation of Israel (Mat 15:24).

We can clearly see where the “Knowing LOVE” plan version 4.0 was better than anything previously. This release had awesome improvements and features.  But simultaneously it had severe constraints. Fortunately for God and humans, this release for “Knowing LOVE” only lasted for 33 ½ years. This was one of the shortest durations of time in the entire plan of God for salvation. The only other short duration in the plan, was phase 1.0 in the time of the first Adam (Romans 5:14). But these few years of God physically living with humans for us to “Know Him” would bring about the most radical next phase changes in His LOVE plan in the entire human history. No human, angel or devil had ever witnessed or imagined what was coming next in God’s agenda.

Let us talk briefly about what made Jesus (Knowing LOVE 4.0 – God in the flesh), legal to be manifested here on the earth without having people dropping dead all around Him when He touched them! Have you ever thought of this? Everywhere in the O.T. when a human came into the presence of their Holy God without the necessary blood sacrifices, death resulted quickly like Passover in Egypt. The Egyptians clearly regretted not listening to Moses and just letting these people leave their nation. Also in 2 Samuel 6:7 there was a man named Uzzah that was killed by the LORD for touching the ark while it was being moved. God clearly warns Aaron the High Priest in Leviticus 16:2, to not enter into the Holy of Holies at all times or he would die.

So, what gave Jesus who was the most High and Holy God living inside flesh, the right to be here on the earth walking and talking with people, without any consequences? Also why did the devils on the earth constantly question Jesus’ right to be there casting them out (Luke 4:34). If demons knew Jesus was the Holy One of God and wondered how He could manifest here on this sin filled earth and still be legal, I think we should find the answer. What is the answer? We briefly mentioned the correct answer at the beginning of this section.  Now we are about to see it being stated by Jesus next.

Joh 2:19  Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 

While Jesus was here on the earth in the flesh, He claimed to be the manifested temple (temporary tent tabernacle and sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit. He told the Jews “Destroy this temple, and in 3 days I will raise it up” (John 2:19). We are told in John 2:21 that the Jews thought He was speaking of their physical stone temple building, but Jesus was speaking of His body instead. This is a clear example of a major misunderstanding from two radically different perceptions of word definitions and viewpoints.

Wow, we have just learned that the physical body of Jesus was the improved fulfillment of the superior type of temporary temple of God found in the Old Covenant Phase 3.0 plan of God. What we are finding is that God took an inferior pattern from a previous release and enhanced it with awesome newly designed divine workings. Acts 7:48 teaches us that God’s ultimate plan was to not dwell in temples that were made with human hands. This simply tells us that it was God’s plan to live in human bodies that He designed and created making it all legal for God to manifest in a man’s body named Jesus.

Reading in John 1:14 Jesus is described as God coming into our physical world. Jesus came into our world, so that GOD could “dwell” among us. This is exactly what God said He desired to do in Exodus with the freed people of Israel. This Greek word G4637 translated as “dwell” actually means “to tent camp”. In other words, this is the same description as God “tabernacling” with His people in the O.T. except with Him being in a far greater living form of the old temporary tent. This redesigned old temple pattern, allowed God much greater and closer contact with sinful people than had ever taken place before.

Instead of God only allowing one high priest into the Holy of Holies to represent every human on the outside, Jesus could walk up to anyone and talk to them (even the worst sinner), without any consequences for Himself or for them. This was all possible and legal because Jesus was a fully self-contained temple for God. Every component and design of the O.T. temple had a parallel to the greater temple in found the body of Jesus.

Jesus asked the Pharisees a very tough question one day in Matthew 22. Jesus said to them, “What do you think of Messiah? Whose son, is he?”  They all answered to Him, “He is David’s son”. Now Jesus brings out the really tough question next. Jesus quotes Psalm 110:1 to them and says “If David by the Spirit, calls him LORD, how can he be his son?” Not one of them knew the answer to this riddle. If we can understand this mystery, it will help us to know, how the Holy God in Jesus was legal to be found on the earth, without any sinful contact consequences.

This answer is probably known by many Christians.  Jesus had two parents, one was His Father GOD and the other was His mother, Mary. God the Father, was completely Divine and Holy, and His mother was completely human. Mary’s genealogy was provided to us by Luke in chapter 3 of his Gospel. This information shows how Jesus descended from Mary, David, Judah, Jacob, Isaac, Abraham, Noah, Methuselah, Seth, Adam and God, to name just some of the key participants. This information shows how the man named Jesus came to be both human and divine in unison.

The temple body of Jesus, contained the complete high priest mediator system created by God in Leviticus. He could work outwardly to interact with the sinful people, and inwardly to speak to the Spirit of the Holy God. Physical Jesus was the “bridge” representative between the Spirit of God and the external humans. The physical body of Jesus, also internally possessed the ultimate, precious, substitutionary blood payment offering that was needed to sanctify and forgive them. This is why Jesus could legally forgive human sins while manifested in the flesh, prior to shedding His blood on the cross. We can see this demonstrated by Jesus in Matthew 9:2. This was when Jesus saw a lame man that was let down on ropes, and said to Him, “Son be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven you”.

When the Pharisees questioned Jesus about His ability and authority to forgive human sin on the earth, Jesus said to them “Why do you think this evil in your hearts?”  These men of the Law were being inspired by Satan to question Jesus’ right to be there. The Pharisees obviously did not know who Jesus was, being God incarnate. But the evil spirits working in these religious people knew. Jesus answered their question in Matthew 9:6 and told them “That you might know the Son of Man, has authority on earth to forgive sin, (Jesus turned to the lame man) and said; Arise, take up your bed and walk”. Wow, can you see how the Hight Priest Jesus, just used the power of His internal blood and decreed a message from the Holy Spirit’s mercy seat inside of Him, and said ‘you are forgiven’?

Between the external sinful lame man, and His internal Father’s Holy Spirit there was a human High Priest mediator, named Jesus of Nazareth. This was just a vastly improved, totally ingenious, new and different concept while being practically the same as the Old Covenant priest and temple system.  Jesus was God on the earth living with His people in human form utilizing a far superior way to dwell with His people that had never occurred in this way before. This was totally awesome.

We can now see God’s direct connection to the temporary inferior Jewish temple and tabernacle that was given to them by God through Moses. This Old Covenant design, was by far an inferior type pointing us to the greater new manifestation of God in the body of Jesus. We should be able to understand that the temporary dwelling of God in the wilderness, was a prophetical type of the coming Jesus in the flesh. But this manifestation of human Jesus, was also a temporary tent dwelling of God with His people. However, Jesus offered humans a closer one on one relationship with God, without a sinful human priest, that was designed to be a bridged gap remover, between God and sinful humans. God, Himself became the needed human gap provider. But Jesus was really much more than all of this. All of these laws were designed by God to give Jesus legal access into the world without killing sinners that came near Him or their sins corrupting Him.

You see the body of Jesus like the temporary Mosaic tabernacle, contained a coat of external skin that kept people on the outside from defiling the presence of the Holy God on the inside. In the design given to Moses from God on mount Sinai (Exo 26), He was instructed to make 4 layers of coverings for the tabernacle as protection for the internal ark. The inner layer was hand crafted beauty and the outer layer was the least beautiful covering.  The outer layer represented a human skin covering. The inner layer represented the Heavenly Perfection and Holiness of God. One of the center layers was made of ram skins dyed red. It is interesting that a Ram is a symbol of God the Father, and a Ram was used as the substitutionary sacrifice when Abraham was offering Isaac (Gen 22:13). All of this corresponded to the body layers of a human, with God on the inside of them.

We can see that Jesus had the Holy Spirit on the inside of His body. We also know that Jesus internal Spirit, was clothed with an outer organ of external human skin.  It was this skin, that kept humans that came near Him, from being killed by the awesome presence of God on the inside. What made all of this possible? It was the living blood of GOD/LOVE. The external layer of human skin covered the flesh and bone layers of Jesus, and all of this covered, the most center internal Holy of Holies, that contained the Spirit of God. But flowing between the external skin, and the internal Spirit, was the living blood of the Holy God. This blood was NOT inferior animal blood. This blood was the “precious” Holy blood of God Himself (1 Pet 1:19).

The fact that this was God’s blood and not just the blood of a natural bull, goat or lamb, made this offering “infinitely” greater. This blood was powerful enough to accomplish things no created animal blood could ever do for us.  As we all have seen in past releases, God values the quality of the gift being sacrificed to Him, and this Jesus divine blood gift offering, was the ultimate presentation that could only be offered by God Himself. Thus, God in the flesh of Jesus was a complete self-contained safe environment for walking and talking with sinful humans.

What we find in the Bible is that Jesus is stated to be our High Priest (Heb 3:1). We also find that His Body was the manifested Tabernacle of the Most Holy God (Jn 2:19). We further discover that His flesh body was consider to be the veil that was torn, to later give us all permanent direct access to the Holy Spirit of God (Heb 10:20). We also can see how Jesus was our substitutionary sacrifice, and His blood was soon going to become the permanent payment for human redemption (1 Cor 5:7).

Jesus was a walking, talking and living tent tabernacle for God. He was designed to be a safe method of face-to-face relationship with His creation. This was very similar to when God could walk and talk with the first Adam in the garden. But this manifestation took into consideration and solved the sin separation problem. This made this release of LOVE significantly greater than any other phase of the plan, after sin entered the earth. But, a lot of people and devils, did not like this type of God manifestation, and they killed Him. This too was a part of the plan for Jesus to become God’s bleeding sacrifice. This pouring out of His blood was one of Satan’s greatest mistakes (1 Cor 2:8).

Jesus in His mortal flesh, had totally eliminated the barrier of sin separation between God and humans, when walking the face of the earth as a living natural man. Jesus could have lived on the earth indefinitely in this manifestation. Jesus was designed by God to be a manifested self-contained temple unit with a built in Prophet, King and High Priest. However, Jesus purposefully came to die, and He only tabernacled with humans for 33 and ½ years. During this time, He did not kill one sinner. Everyone that personally saw Him was totally safe.

Benefits:

  1. This was the closest to God any sinful human could be to Him so far.
  2. God manifested as a man named Jesus could demonstrate the character, nature, compassion and love of God like no other phase of God’s plan so far.
  3. The people in the world could personally witness the wonderous, miraculous and loving works of God face to face.
  4. There was never any risk of any human dropping dead, because their sin in the presence of the Holy God in Jesus.
  5. There was never any need for a blood sacrifice of an animal to talk with God face to face in Jesus.
  6. There was no need for any human temporary bridge to act as a “go between”, for us to desire to speak with God personally. God in Jesus, directly became our “High Priest”.

Limitations:

  1. God stripped Himself of His deity powers to die for us on the cross. It would have been impossible to kill an omnipotent God manifested in the world. This is why God had to anoint Jesus with the Holy Spirit to do miracles (Acts 10:38).
  2. God in Jesus had human physical limitations of being in one place at one time with only the people that could get near enough to be with Him.
  3. All human sin and its consequences had not been dealt with in this manifestation of God on the earth with His people.

All of these new features, seemed so great in God’s much-improved version of the divine “Knowing LOVE” application. No one had ever imagined this was even possible, except for God Himself. Surely there would be millions of people standing in line to get to experience this new version of face-to-face LOVE. But what made people reject this version of God’s LOVE? The main answer was it was not what they expected, and this version still did not have what God had promised that was coming next.

#7 – KNOWING LOVE 5.0
THE VASTLY IMPROVED KNOWING GOD APPLICATION IN THE SPIRIT

2Co 5:16 Consequently, from now on we estimate and regard no one from a [purely] human point of view [in terms of natural standards of value]. [No] even though we once did estimate Christ from a human viewpoint and as a man, yet now [we have such knowledge of Him that] we know Him no longer [in terms of the flesh]. (AMP)

God reveals to Paul, in the second letter to the Corinthians, that a change to “knowing LOVE”, had taken place. In the previous release, Jesus Christ made the TRUE living God physically apparent to people. Paul claims that we got to “know” Him in His flesh. But Paul, then claims this is not how we “know” Him anymore.  What changed? In this next phase of the “Knowing LOVE” plan of God, God is now able to come to every human on the face of the earth with His Holy Spirit, and speak to, walk with, and live in us all, Spirit to spirit.

There were only about 120 people gathered in an upper room in Jerusalem 50 days after Jesus was raised from the dead. Only these people wanted to possess and experience the next most awesome version 5.0, of His “Knowing LOVE” plan. In the mind of some people this may have been a great disappointment. But God knew and saw things differently. God knows this is how someone begins to plant seeds in a garden. God understood how things were created, and He knew that almost everything that becomes large, must begin with a small seed and grow. If you recall, Jesus claimed to be the single seed in John 12:24, that will produce more fruit containing more seeds. In this verse, Jesus speaking of Himself said, “unless a grain of wheat dies and fall into the ground, it remains alone, but it if dies, it bears much fruit”.

God planted a new single seed, named Jesus as a new sinless garden. Jesus was also the gardener of this garden. The first Adam, had it this way also, but he allowed sin to corrupt it. The first garden of this world, was in the first Adam, and sin caused this one to be cursed to produce thorns and thistles (Genesis 3:18).  But Jesus came to the earth as the new guaranteed “living Spirit”, to produce the insured fruit of God (Romans 7:4). Where the first Adam failed, the Last Adam succeeded (2 Corinthians 15:45).  Therefore, Jesus had to die, and this seed was buried in the ground for 3 days, and then arose to begin to bring forth new spiritual fruit bearers called the church (John 15:5). 

This church began small, but would grow significantly over time and this is what God knew would happen. For example, let’s do some math. We already know in Acts 2, the people that had a “I’ve got to know Him” heart to receive the next greater experience of His LOVE, began with 120. But in the world in the year 2021, there were around 2.5 billion professing Christians in number, and growing. Of this number there are almost 300 million professing to be Pentecostals, exactly like the early upper room church.

That is one of the factors of this phase of God’s plan of salvation, that Satan completely did not expect. He could not have imagined that he would have been far better off, only dealing with one living God temple in Jerusalem and Israel. Rather than now, with him trying to deal with more than 2.5 billion living, and moving God temples all over the globe. Let us now get introduced to some more of the details to God’s greatly enhanced release of “Knowing LOVE”. This phase of the divine plan is what is now available to receive freely by faith and participate in, and I have called this phase 5.0 for the sake of reference.

Hopefully everyone is fully excited and engaged with learning about God’s work of designing and implementing a divine plan for humans to know Him as LOVE.  God performed this work using phases and releases each coming from the awesome intelligent Designer, Creator and Giver of everything Good and Perfect (James 1:17). This was phase 5.0 of God’s plan. This phase contains such new radical improvements and enhancements, and these were so far above any of the previous phases that came before. I am very shocked today, when I do not see very many people that have a desire to rush out to experience this level of knowing His LOVE release personally.

This part of the divine plan, offered the most intimate and personal, fellowship and relationship between GOD and humans so far. This part of God’s plan made available things that could only be imagined by a few in humanity. In the past, only a select few humans could encounter God at a much lower level of knowing Him. It had taken over 4000 years to release this much higher level of His plan, but the effects of it will last for eternity to those that receive it. This phase of His plan involved Him being not only near every human in covenant with Him, but He actually planned to live “in” (John 14:17), every human in covenant with Him at the same exact time. This removed every separation and limitation that was previously found in every other phase of His plan.

This plan was only able to be made available for release, because in phase 4.0 Jesus came to not only make God known, but also to come here to die, be buried for 3 days, and then rise from the dead to implement the next phase of the plan. You see where humans throughout history had failed to meet the terms of God’s covenants, Jesus fulfilled the requirements, and now we can get into Him (John 14:20) as imperfect humans and obtain His same benefits for free.

Because Jesus died and offered His personal life blood as a permanent ransom sacrifice price, He could rise from the dead, to take back to heaven His blood, to place it on the true eternal altar, to pay for sins once and for all (Hebrews 9:12). This offering made eternal peace between God and humans (Colossians 1:20) and it gave His Father the legal right to send the Holy Spirit back to the earth in Jesus’ name (John 14:26) to be distributed to all of us.

Jesus declared in John 16:7 that this next phase 5.0 of the plan of “Knowing LOVE” would occur, when the Holy Spirit would come to live “in” potentially ALL humans. Jesus said this was so much better (significantly enhanced) then Him just physically living with a few people in the flesh in phase 4.0. Wow, this was a mind-blowing concept. What a radical transformation upward in powerful features. This was a divine revolutionary change, that could be made available to any human on the planet, being Jew or Gentile, bond or free, male or female (Galatians 3:28).

This radical unexpected change would be implemented using a new spiritual birth, that had never occurred before (John 3:3). This birth would change the spirit of the unclean physical natural human with sin limitations, into a brand-new, spiritually clean, new creation human (2 Corinthians 5:17).  God also said in 1 Corinthians 6:17, that when this occurred, our new clean, sinless spirit would be joined with Christ to be One Spirit with Him. Wow, all of this is occurring while humans were still living on the current earth, in the physical natural realm, where Satan is still a god (2 Corinthians 4:4).

It is essential to understand that this phase 5.0 part of God’s plan, was not possible until Jesus died, and after He shed His blood outwardly upon the cross, for the permanent one time, sacrifice payment for cleansing the entire whole world, from our sins. It was this superior Lamb offering in step 4.0, that allowed the implementation of this step 5.0 of God’s knowing LOVE plan. His personal blood sacrifice would permit the Holy Spirit to come, and legally live on the inside of thousands, millions and even billions of forgiven sinners without killing anyone. Jesus claimed that the internal presence of the Holy Spirit was far better for each born-again person because He would be our ever-present personal helper (John 14:16), guide (John 16:13) and teacher (John 14:26).

This phase of God’s plan of Grace, increased the human ability to experience a level of God’s heavenly power, presence, light, one-on-one fellowship and love influence, that had never been possible, after sin, and Satan had entered the world. Now any person, could hear directly from the Spirit of Truth, without any filters of earthly bridges like priests, scribes, preachers and teachers or the distractions from an external seen enemy, trying to deceive them. The people that were living in a dark hateful world, could allow the God of TRUTH, LIGHT and LOVE to become their internal counselor.  This was God’s awesome step in the “Revealing and Knowing LOVE” plan for human salvation. It is currently still available to anyone. No one but God could have imagined how great this part of the plan was going to be. This was actually prophesied in the Book of Jeremiah:

Jer 31:31  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: 

Jer 31:33  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

Jer 31:34  And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, 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

Wow these are some radically spoken words, that were hard to understand for the Old Covenant people of Israel.  God is clearly speaking of a need for a NEW and different Covenant. One that had never before occurred. This covenant would not be like it was in the wilderness with Moses, where only one man could hear from God and be in His Holy presence. This New Covenant speaks of a people living in a significantly higher condition where everyone “knows” God personally, and this would only be possible, if the Spirit of God comes to dwell on the inside of every human’s body. This is the exact promise that Jesus gave to us in the Gospels while personally visiting His people in the flesh.

This is also exactly why, when the Roman soldier pierced the side of Jesus, and blood and water flowed out of His body, the veil in the Jewish physical temple was also ripped into two pieces from top to bottom. The ripped veil, represented the removal of the hidden place of limitation, where only one representative could come near to God’s presence.  But by ripping open the veil, God was saying “I have opened the door for all to access me” and “anyone can now come in to know me personally”.  We also discover the body of Jesus was the fulfillment of this Old Covenant natural woven “veil” within the natural tabernacle in Hebrews 10:

Heb 10:19  Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus

Heb 10:20  By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh

Heb 10:21  And having an high priest over the house of God

Christians now have complete confidence, because of the blood of Jesus to enter the ripped and torn flesh opening made by Jesus’ body (our door). After Jesus had risen from the dead Jesus looked at Thomas and told him to put his fist in His side, proving this door to the Spirit of God on the inside of Him had been permanently opened to allow anyone to still come into God’s presence by faith.  Because of the shed blood of Christ, and this new flesh opening, any forgiven and saved human can come into the Holy presence of God without fear of being struck down dead (Hebrews 10:19). Jesus has become our permanent High Priest over the “House of LOVE”.  WOW! Thank you, Jesus!

Joh 14:20  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

Think about what Ephesians 2:6 says and then notice what Jesus in John 14:20 says.  In Ephesians 2:6, God claims that people that have come “in Christ Jesus” are also sitting in heaven in Him, in a place of authority right NOW!  Wow! Wrap your mind around that truth. While I am typing this lesson to give to you, I am sitting in heaven in the body of Christ Jesus.  What does that mean?  It means more than you can imagine right now. It means first that you have two addresses, one in the physical and the other one in the much greater heavenly Spiritual dimension. Because we are “In Christ”, who is seated at the “Right Hand of Majesty”, we can be in the same presence completely safe from being struck down dead because of our current human imperfections.  God through Jesus, created a permanent safe environment.  He lives in us on the earth today, to help us become like Him, and we live in Him in heaven, to gain safe access to pray and fellowship with the most Holy God Almighty. Please tell me you are seeing the power of this release of “Knowing LOVE”.

Humans today can enter into Jesus to become a born-again new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) and this makes us a part of a New Covenant family of Faith and Love. While we are still in our mortal bodies on the earth, we also become the combined temple of the Holy Spirit as stated in 1 Corinthians 6:19. Paul writes that our natural bodies are also like God’s temporary tent tabernacle (2 Corinthians 5:1). This combined mass of people body tents, were like the one tabernacle that He lived in alone in the Old Covenant. However, because we (the Church), were taken out of His side on the cross to be His covenant bride we are one Body with Him and His bride combined. This is exactly the repeated pattern that occurred in Adam in Genesis 2. God removed a natural woman, taken from the body of the first Adam, and God removed a spiritual woman taken from the body of the Last Adam. Now the church is One flesh and One Spirit corporately with Him (Ephesians 5:31-32).

Do you see the parallels, to God’s temporary tent tabernacle dwelling in the wilderness with the nation of Israel, to the church? We can read in Exodus that God instructed the external tabernacle skin to be made from “badger” skins. It took a lot of animals to make this unified covering. So it is with the Body of Christ now (1 Corinthians 12:27). We are all many members of One Body.

But God and Christians have it so much better than the children of Israel did living in the wilderness. Christians do not have God just being near us, with us being on the outside, we all have become His personal tabernacle, and He now lives on the inside of ALL of us that believe. Wow, wow, wow and wow!

Benefits:

  1. Total elimination of us speaking to anyone else except directly to God.
  2. God is available to everyone 24x7x365.
  3. This is God’s ultimate closeness to humans, and this permitted everyone on the planet, to be in His presence simultaneously.
  4. Every human can personally speak with God intimately and personally, all at the same time.
  5. There are no limitations of physical distance.
  6. There are no limitations of physical location.
  7. There is no limitation of physical space or size of the meeting place.
  8. There are no limitations of time, dates, days, months or years to meet with God.
  9. There was never any risk of any human dropping dead because their sin was in this close presence of the Holy God in our body.
  10. All human sin had been fully paid for once and for all time.
  11. The same power of God that raised Jesus from dead, was now resident inside of everyone of God’s believing people.
  12. God could use any believer in Jesus to do the work of Jesus anywhere on the earth.
  13. Every believer could be in the natural realm and the Holy spiritual realm of existence at the same time.

Limitations:

  1. Humans still have a physical body subject to death.
  2. Humans still have a spiritual enemy trying to gain access into their mind to deceive them.

While this release of God’s “Knowing LOVE” version 5.0 plan is totally awesome, this is not the end of the plan of salvation either.

#8 – KNOWING LOVE 6.0
GOD’S FRUITFUL GRAND FINALE

Our God has certainly exhibited great power, wisdom, and skill to get us to this point of human salvation. But God still has to deal with the exclusion of all enemies, the removal of all curses, and the elimination of the threat of death. We could call these solutions to these problems, release 6.0 of “Knowing God”. We are not able to cover this phase in depth today. However, we can get a quick and basic overview. Let us begin with a verse in 2nd Peter:

2 Peter 3:13  But having faith in his word, we are looking for a new heaven and a new earth, which will be the resting-place of righteousness. (BBE)

For this verse, I selected a Bible translation, that I do not normally use. I believe it says what God, desired to say in the English language, more clearly. Here, Peter by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is writing about a future time, that Christians are patiently waiting for. One of the main problems that all humans have today, is the fact that Satan, death and evil, still are legally present. Peter wrote about a future time where “righteousness” would rule to give people a type of “rest” from evil. This will certainly occur to the fullest measure, during the 1000-year reign of Jesus upon the earth. We call this period of time, the Millennium. There will be no presence or influence of evil spirits during time period (Revelation 20:2). However, Satan will be released from the pit, to tempt all of the people that were born during this time period (Revelation 20:7-8).

Notice in 2 Peter 3:13 that God declares, His people are waiting for a new heaven, and new earth to come. This represents one of the promises of salvation, that are yet to be fulfilled. There is coming a time in the future when the heavens and the earth are destroyed by “fire” (2 Peter 3:10). In this verse, God not only declares the earth to “pass away” by the melting of the elements, God also says, all of the works in it the earth, will be consumed in the same way.  This implies the evil works of Satan to corrupt our human world, have been completely removed.  But what else, has not happened yet?

There are a lot of things that Christians are still waiting for God to complete. One of the first, is found in Romans 16:20. In this verse of prophecy, God says “He will bruise Satan, under our feet shortly”. Since, it has been nearly 2000 years later after this verse was written, and this has not happened, I am expecting it to occur, very soon. This fulfillment, would cause the church, to go out of this world victorious over their enemy Satan, before the tribulation.

There is also this death problem, caused by sin. People, still die every day. After death, unsaved people, have no further hope (Ephesians 2:12). Christians, still die every day. Christians, when they die, depart and go to be with the LORD (2 Corinthians 5:8). But currently there is the issue of leaving our physical bodies here on the earth. To solve this, God promises Christians, a coming “resurrection from the dead” (Romans 6:5).  This is not a spiritual resurrection, but rather a physical body redemption (Romans 8:23). We, who have entered into the door of Jesus Christ, we are all going to get a new resurrected body that will never die (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). This will be the final fulfillment of the Old Covenant type of the permanent dwelling temple of God, that Solomon built for Him in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 6:10). This is just more prophetic typology of templates, and patterns, revealing God’s phased in plan for His final spiritual union with humans in the here and now, and in the soon manifesting eternity to come.

We need to understand that there have been placed curses upon our world because of human sin. Some try to claim that Galatians 3;13 teaches Christians, that Christ has redeemed us from all curses. However, this verse only states, that we are redeemed from the curses of the Law. Before there was Law in Genesis 3, God places curses, on the ground (the earth), Adam the man and Eve the woman. It appears from studying the Bible, that these curses have not been removed, until Revelation 22:3. This appears to be one of the last corrections caused from the sin fall. This happens, after the new heaven and the new earth occurs.

Rev 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And the sea no longer is.

Rev 21:3  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 

We can see how God says it will be at the end of our world. Here we can begin to understand, what Peter wrote of about the rest in righteousness. For during this time in Revelation 21, there will be the full elimination of all unrighteousness, with God’ re-creation of a new heaven and a new earth. Now Satan, sin, sickness, evil and everything not good has been eliminated from human interaction. This, was how God desired it to be with His relationship to humans in the Garden of Eden. Let us back up two more chapters, to see what happened before this anticipated new heaven and new earth:

Rev 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 

Notice that God back in Revelation 19:7, informs us that the Lamb’s (Jesus’) bride (the church) has made herself ready. This is a truly revealing statement. It shows a people, that are loving God, with their obedience in return for the Lamb’s love for saving them. It shows a people that are excited to be with Him, forever. This was the heart of God at the beginning, and it is the ending that He planned, and planted, to obtain through, His spoken Word.

If we read in 1 Corinthians 13:8, we find one of the most amazing statements about LOVE ever found. God says here “LOVE NEVER FAILS”. By our beginning mathematical statement, we know “GOD NEVER FAILS”. This simply teaches us, that God will never be defeated by hate or evil. It also says, His faithfulness to His people will always, keep and protect us from these enemies if we abide “in Him”. This revelation of LOVE, which is divinely given to us, should draw us closer to Him. If we choose to continue to walk and remain in this LOVE, we will also never fail. Amen.

#9 – CONCLUSION

This has been a very rapid, but long overview of the plan of God to dwell in and with His creation and for them to KNOW HIM and HIS LOVE. This process of humans “Knowing LOVE” came about through a slow phased-in process, with multiple steps, that reveal it was not a “one and done work of God”. God’s plan for humans to “Know Him”, was rather a well thought out, perfectly designed, and powerfully implemented work that would be completed using a progressive set of multiple steps of ever-increasing developments. With each phase, containing new and improved features. These steps would consistently open the eyes of those that desired to know Him. And they would display His LOVE in radical surprising, new ways to those that were looking for them. Each of these steps, were built upon a foundation of the previous phase, to help us to understand things that were freely available to us from God in growing levels of features.  Each revealed detail of God’s plan of LOVE, was designed to help us to know Him better, and personally as LOVE.

Act 12:24  But the word of God grew and multiplied. 

Act 19:20  So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. 

Notice what these two verses teach us about the early church in the book of Acts. The early church started in Acts 2 with only 120 people in an upper room. The Holy Spirit was initially poured out from heaven on just these few people. This was God’s amazing promise being fulfilled, declaring all people could personally know Him as LOVE. I called this phase of God’s progressive plan “Knowing LOVE 5.0”. Our Creator God moved through the past 6000 years of our human history making improvement after improvement allowing people to fellowship with Him in deeper ways. God went from Him knowing one man named Adam and his wife, and this one man and his wife knowing Him, to now being able to live inside of over 7 billion people at the exact same time, and for all of us to “Know Him”.

This awesome work of God for human salvation, was a designed process of steps. This plan for people to know Him as LOVE, was conceived before it was ever needed. All of the ingredients of this plan were pre-built into the design of creation, and could be accessed and released by God whenever His proper time occurred. This plan went through every transition necessary to legally give God full access to the entire natural human realm, that was ruled initially, completely by Satan. God did this to provide humans salvation from this enemy Satan. God did all of this in such a massive unexpected way that Satan could do nothing to stop it. And of course, we still know that “LOVE (our GOD) NEVER FAILS”.

Thank you for reading and studying the Bible at Agapegeek.com.  Please take the time to like and share this Bible lesson with anyone you know. Our heart is to reach the lost world and to help teach the body of Christ, His awesome word. We love you all and will be praying for each of you as the LORD leads.  We appreciate your prayers in return as the LORD leads you. Possibly in the next lesson, we will discuss this subject again revealing some new information about “GOD IS LOVE”, that some may have never seen before, God willing.

God Bless you. If you would like to continue reading in this Bible study series, you may go to “Part 3” next.

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THE DIVINE TRIUNE NATURE OF THE GODHEAD – PART 2 – THE TRINITY IN GENESIS 1

(Ver 1.2) Today’s Bible lesson is Part 2 in a series of very important studies concerning the described Triune nature of the Godhead. This lesson is a response to a reader who recently asked for more information on this essential subject. I had not written on this subject in ten years and it seems that it is time to revisit it. We can find God revealed and manifested in the Bible using three distinct titles. Two titles are direct family relationships and one is a completely spiritual name.  These three titles are 1) God the Father, 2) God the Son and 3) God the Holy Spirit. There are a lot of people in the modern church that struggle and are challenged because of some things that they have heard from their church ministers about the Godhead.  Some of these believe that God is a one indivisible deity.  Some believe Jesus Christ is either just a human prophet or an angelic being and not God. Some believe the Holy Spirit is the True God and the Father is just another name for Him. It is interesting that the Bible describes that the antichrist will claim God never had a Son that came in the flesh (2 Jn 1:7). This helps us know that any confusion on this subject is demonically inspired to discount the existence of the Godhead and the Son of God. I wonder why Satan fights this so very much? I believe it is to keep everyone in doubt to not place our faith and confidence fully in His saving Grace. There are diverse numbers of erroneous beliefs based upon selective and unbalanced verses of the Bible.  But when we observe all scriptures with a well balanced perspective, we must come to the conclusion that God is 3 manifested personalities at the same time.

We must all become Acts 17:11 “Berean” types of Christians.  Paul praised these people of Berea as being more noble than others in the church because they listened to his teachings with an open mind and heart and then went to the scriptures to find out if what Paul taught was actually what the scriptures said.  If people in Paul’s day needed to do this to a man who was the writer of 2/3 of the New Testament, how much more do you and I need to do this with every other Bible teacher and preacher that we read, listen to, watch live, see on TV, or on the internet?

Today’s subject is a continuation of the “Part 1” introduction with a very direct and special narrowed selection of the subject.  We will be discussing the Trinity of God and how they are often found together in the Bible, specifically in one chapter.  Please realize that God does not always directly name His individual titles of the Trinity like we might want Him to.  Often God refers to Himself using synonymous different names or titles that mean the same thing and these will refer us to the same part of the Godhead, but in hidden or challenging ways.  At other times one part of the Godhead can be implied as when God in heaven speaks and says “This is my beloved Son”.  Obviously these were two manifested members of the Godhead that are being referred to in this one statement even if God does specify directly that it is the Father that was speaking.  This is what I call God Hiding the Truth in Plain Sight.  In other words, there is no obvious encryption that keeps us from knowing or understanding what is being stated, but there is some layered steps of implication that are required to be seen, in order to achieve the full knowledge and understanding.  Let us get started with a quick introduction.

INTRODUCTION

I will begin by teaching you a special fact that the LORD has shown me in scripture.  The Trinity of God is a central theme found in the entire Bible.  The Trinity of God is taught to us from the very beginning of Genesis 1 to the very ending of Revelation 22.  In this lesson I will demonstrate how God does this. We will be focused upon Genesis 1:1 primarily but we will also see the Trinity briefly in Revelation 22. In addition we will go over verses in John that help us understand the bookend chapters.

Then I need to tell you this fact also.  These three deity manifestations called the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and they do not have to be used in those direct named terms like I mentioned in the opening.  You may not believe that God would do such a thing as making the Bible difficult to understand on purpose, but He does.  How then are we supposed to see or find all of these references?  The answer is through us being led by the Holy Spirit directly or by us learning how to see Him through teachings that God has taught others. 

There are some people who just want to open up their Bibles and then ask God to show them every answer to all of their questions instantly and personally.  God can and will do it this way if that is the limited little box that you want to put Him into, to force Him to answer the way you want and not allow Him to answer your question how He desires.  I personally recommend that we stay open to any method that God wants us to learn from.  I have learned a lot directly from the Holy Spirit, but I am also grateful for listening to new Bible teachers and preachers all the time.  By doing this I see what the Lord is speaking to them.  In this way I have learned to see how God gives others revelation that He has not given to anyone else that I have heard. I think that this is essential and it helps us to learn interdependent of others in the body of Christ. We can obviously see how this would be a very prideful attitude if we thought God could only speak to us personally.

We can study the Bible for 50 years and finally see the truth that God could have taught us in 60 minutes of reading or listening to someone that has already studied the Bible and been shown the answer to the question we desire to know.  This is just called common sense and redeeming our time.  Please take advantage of Bible Teachers.  God has anointed and gifted certain men and women in the Church body to help us through these teaching gifts.  You can clearly read this in Ephesians 4:11. Ok, that was just an encouragement to be open and save yourself a lot of time.  But that still does not relieve you of proving everything that is taught to you by your own Bible study of the verses being presented.  Right?  Let us get into our subject of the Trinity.

THE TRINITY IN GENESIS 1

I will introduce you to how we need to shift our focus in order to see God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in verses that do not directly name them together.  For example, let us read just the first three verses of Genesis:

Gen 1:1  In the beginning (H7225) God (H430) created (H1254) (H853) the heaven (H8064) and the earth.(H776) 

Gen 1:2  And the earth (H776) was (H1961) without form, (H8414) and void; (H922) and darkness (H2822) was upon (H5921) the face (H6440) of the deep. (H8415) And the Spirit (H7307) of God (H430) moved (H7363) upon (H5921) the face (H6440) of the waters. (H4325) 

Gen 1:3  And God (H430) said, (H559) Let there be (H1961) light: (H216) and there was (H1961) light.(H216) 

Whether you saw them or not, the Trinity was mentioned at least 3 times with God the Father being referred to three times, the Holy Spirit once and Jesus at least twice.  I can hear a lot more people asking “WHAT?”.  Let us start with the word “God”.  It occurs once in each of the three verses.  This is the Hebrew word H430 “Elohim” and it is a plural word.  Uh oh? Could God be talking about Himself as a plural God who is potentially three manifestations in One True God?  Yes, He is.  This Hebrew word occurs in at least 2247 verses of the Old Testament. The majority of these, it is referring to God (capital G) and it is always in a plural form.  This Hebrew word is the longer plural form of the words “El” or “Eloah”. This information should awaken you to look at this word in a new light from now on.  In every one of the 2247 verse where this word occurs it is an indirect way of referring to the Trinity.   That is a lot of verses, please go and read them all to see if I’m right if you like.

Now, God the Holy Spirit is a much more obvious direct reference in Genesis 1.  Therefore, we will deal with Him first.  In verse 2 you can clearly see how God described the earth to be formless and void with darkness covering the face of the deep.  Next, God describes His Spirit to be “moving” upon the face of the waters.  Ok, here we can begin to observe a clear and distinct separation being made between the God who created and sits in heaven above His creation and the manifestation of His Spirit being separately found present within His physical creation on the face of the earth.  This is a direct reference of two manifestations of the same God.

Perhaps we missed verse 1 and this will clear things up a little more.  In verse 1 God says “In beginning God (H430, Elohim) created the heaven and the earth”.  Therefore, we understand the creator God was outside of His creation and the limited 4-dimensions of the natural heaven (stars and planets) and the physical earth that came into existence in verse 1.  Now notice how in verse 2 God who is implied to still be in Heaven has revealed that His Spirit is moving upon the darkness that is covering the created Earth globe.  We know from reading 1 John 1:5 that God is light.  We also know from reading Revelation 22:5 that in the new heaven and the new earth to come, there will be no more night (darkness) because God will be the light for us all.  What I see from this information is that we have two manifestations of God being spoken of in two different dimensions as separate identities of the same God.  One manifestation of God is Him in His Glorious form sitting within the unlimited Spiritual Kingdom realm or the Kingdom of Heaven and the other manifestation is called the Spirit of God manifested and found within the limited physical domain of His creation. I find that very interesting to see how God is described as two manifestations in two locations.  This will be a pattern that will be repeated in many other verses.

Now let us begin to look for the hidden Jesus in these verses. While the KJV Bible contains 10 English words in Genesis 1, these originate from six Hebrew words.  Here is a quick list of these words:

NBRStrong NumberTranslation
1H7225In the Beginning
2H1254Created
3H430God
4H853A-Z, Alpha Omega, Alef Tav (Untranslated in English)
5H8064Heavens
6 And
7H776Earth

Ok, did you see Jesus the Son of God and God the Son of the trinity in these Hebrew words?  If you have read the other Bible lessons on this website, you should already know that Jesus is the 4th untranslated Hebrew word found in Genesis 1:1.  This fourth word is H853 and it consists of just two Hebrew letters which happen to be the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Jesus represents this hidden untranslated 2 letter reference.  It is very obvious that translators did not understand what this word meant and just ignored it completely. That is a major issue.  Let us look at another O.T. verse that helps us confirm who this word is referring to:

Zec 12:10  And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. 

Here we have another verse that describes Jesus precisely as a man that has been crucified on a cross. This verse describes the bodily piercings of the hands, feet and the wound in His side hanging on the cross in Gospels. Now notice what the translators did? They placed the word “me” where the Hebrew word H853 occurs. This “me” should read “the A-Z” whom they have pierced. I think this is a great confirmation that we are seeing Jesus in Genesis 1:1 very clearly now, but there is more evidence.

Remember Jesus called Himself the Alpha and Omega beginning in Revelation chapter 1.  Four times in the book of Revelation Jesus claims to be the Alpha and the Omega.  This claim is found in Revelation 1:8, 1:11, 21:6, and 22:13.  Notice the last reference to Jesus being the Alpha and Omega occurs in the last chapter of the Bible.  Also remember what I said earlier, the trinity is found in the first chapter and the last chapter and many, many other places in between.   Please, remember this for it is important to know.

If we translate these Revelation references of Alpha and Omega in the New Testament into the Hebrew alphabet, Jesus would have said “I am the Alef and the Tav”.  And if we translate the Old Testament Hebrew word “Alef & Tav” into Greek it would be “Alpha and Omega” and “A and Z” in English.  What we learn from this is that Jesus is claiming to be this God in Genesis that created the heaven and the earth.  Now let me challenge you with a new thought.  This untranslated Hebrew word “Alef and Tav” occurs over 7000 times in the Hebrew text, in over 5000 verses.  Could Jesus be found in all of these referenced verses?  I believe according to John 5:39 where Jesus was speaking to the Jewish people and He told them to search the scriptures because these were what testified about Him, we can find Him almost everywhere.  I mean that is a radical claim in light of we just learned about Jesus claiming to be this “Alef and Tav” in the book of Revelation 4 times.

This two letter Alef and  Tav Hebrew word is the fourth word in the original Hebrew text and it is normally untranslated in the KJV English Bible (Genesis 1:1). It is joined with “Elohim” (God) and “Created”. Genesis 1:1 should read in English “In Beginning the God Alef-Tav created the heavens and the earth”.  It is interesting to note that the Alef represents the beginning and the letter Tav represents the end. This concept would also apply the Greek Alpha meaning the “beginning” and the Greek Omega meaning the “ending”. Jesus makes this declaring in Revelation 1:8, 21:6 and 22:13. Wow, this confirms that Jesus was present in Genesis 1 the beginning and will be present in Revelation 22 the ending.

This may present a new potential problem for new Bible students.  As we know, Jesus was not born on the physical earth until 4000 years after Adam committed treason and gave the world to Satan to rule.  How do we resolve a New Testament Alpha and Omega Son of God Bible contradiction with the Old Testament God being the Alef-Tav in Genesis 1:1?. That is a great question and here is the starting point to discover the answer:

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God

Joh 1:2  The same was in the beginning with God

Joh 1:3  All things were made by him (the Word); and without him was not any thing made that was made

Joh 1:4  In him (the Word) was life; and the life was the light of men

Joh 1:14  And the Word (God) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 

These verses are a divine commentary on Genesis 1 and the account of creation.  God declares “Everything was made by the Spoken Word of God and these Words were the same as God”.  Uh oh?  What did He say?  Here again we have two manifestations of the same God.  One is called God and the other is called His Word.  We should have been introduced to this concept in the first lesson of the series.  God is declaring that we cannot separate our God who created our world from His Word. Also, we cannot separate His Word from our creator God because they both created the heavens and the earth working together in the beginning.  I think a lot of people may be confused, so let us go over some new thoughts of what a trinity represents using a substance that was created in our natural realm. Let us look at verse in Revelation 22 to help us see this connection and comparison:

Rev 22:1  And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb

I like to think of the divine Trinity to be like the concept of His created substance of “water”.  Notice two parts of the Trinity of God are directly named in this verse. One is called God and the other is called the Lamb (Jesus Christ the Son). We learn the Lamb of God is Jesus by reading John 1:29. Notice how in Revelation 22:1, both God and the Lamb are found present on the throne in heaven. Now notice a river that flows from them both. It is called a flowing that proceeds from the throne and this water is pure meaning Holy and it produces life. We have just seen a direct connection to Water and God and 2 of the members of the Trinity of God. So let us briefly analyze created water next.

Water is described in Chemical terms as H2O.  Each water molecule is comprised of 3 atoms.  Two atoms of Hydrogen and one atom of Oxygen.  Wow, do you think this is an accident that there are exactly THREE atoms that comprises ONE substance molecule named “water”?  Why are there two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom?  It is interesting to note that oxygen is absolutely essential for all human life on earth.  Without this element of oxygen on earth humans would not be here.  Therefore, this single element of Oxygen represents a life force like the water flowing from the throne of God. This oxygen substance appears to represent the Holy Spirit.  I say this, because without the Holy Spirit on the inside of us, we are spiritually dead (lifeless).  Now hydrogen is a colorless, odorless unobservable gas and I can see how these two atoms in water could represent a type of the Father and the Son working together with the Holy Spirit oxygen type of element to give us water, another essential element for human life on earth. This would also appear to correspond with the verse in Revelation 22:1 that we just read where two named representations of God are equally sitting on the Highest throne with life flowing out of them to us.

I do not believe water evolved to exist for one of our life sources and supply of refreshing drinkable liquid.  I believe in a higher Intelligent Designer and Creator of our world that put oxygen and water here on purpose to give us life. I do not believe that these three atoms being combined in this order to be just an accident of evolution either. 

Now consider these facts about the substance of water.  H2O on the earth exists in three distinct and separate manifestations.  The most abundant basic substance of H2O is named “water” on our planet and it is a clear liquid at normal room temperature.  Second, there is frozen water named “ice” that is a solid manifestation of the liquid substance when it reaches the temperature of 0 degrees Celsius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit.  Third, there is water that can manifest as a substance named steam or vapor which is water that is heated to 100 degrees Celsius or 212 degrees Fahrenheit.  These three named manifestations are all of the exact same substance known as water and comprised of our three atoms H2O.  How can one substance called water be seen as three such different manifestations?  This is the way God is presenting Himself in the Bible.  Does this information help you to see God in the Bible clearer and more understandable now?  I pray it does.

Based upon what we have learned from John 1, we can now begin to see Jesus with more clarity in the rest of the chapter of Genesis 1.  Every time in Genesis 1 where it says “And God said”, God is speaking His Word (vocal Jesus) that came from His mouth and this was with God and was God and it is the exact same as what became flesh to be manifested Jesus being born in a manger, living on the earth and dying on the cross.  This is essential information for our salvation.  If we do not know, understand or believe that Jesus was God on the earth that paid the price for our sins then I really do not see how we can be saved.  Let us look at another good verse that goes along with Genesis 1 and our discussion of the Triune nature of our God:

Joh 6:63  It is the Spirit that quickeneth (gives life); the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are life.

In this verse we can see two directly named members of the Trinity being spoken of and the words that are spoken are radical beyond our full human mind’s comprehension.  Jesus the Son of God is the one doing the speaking to the people in this verse therefore this is the Son of God talking.  He begins by speaking and declaring a statement about the Holy Spirit as if He is not directly “Him” or as if “They” are separate.  Jesus said “It is He who is named God’s “Spirit” that gives all Life”.  Doesn’t this match with the river flowing from the throne? This description also parallels the words that we just read in John 1:4 where John wrote of God being the one that contained all life.  This verse stated in the KJV “In Him (God and the Word) was life”.  Then apply or compare this to what we just heard Jesus say from His own lips.  “My spoken words are Spirit and they are Life”.  Wow, if you are not getting what is being said here, you are missing some very major truths. It appears that we have just come across God the Father, God the Son and the God the Holy Spirit all being equal life sources.

Jesus in these spoken Words was declaring that He was the God of Creation and He who created Life was in Him simultaneously.  It should become more obvious to us that Jesus was claiming to be God the Creator and that God the Creator was also on the inside of Him speaking of God’s Spirit Words of Life being spoken to anyone that would listen to His words.  This is all confirmed by other words that Jesus spoke to us in John 10:38 where He claimed “His Father was in Him and that He was in His Father”.  Wow again, we have just found in scripture that Jesus claimed to be God and that God claimed to be Him and both spoke Their Spirit words that create Life.  There again is the trinity of God, ALL working together in complete harmony as separate but totally equal participants in the creation of our world.  There is so much more that could be taught here, but we will move on and go back to Genesis 1 to wrap this lesson up. 

I counted 10 times in Genesis 1 where it is written “God said” and then something happened. Almost every instance of divinely spoken words produce life or items that are necessary to sustain life.  I believe we have learned that whenever God spoke, He declared Spirit Words that caused something living to manifest in the natural realm.  It is also interesting that in the KJV Bible that they chose to make God plural when God said “Let US make man in our image and after our likeness”.  I believe this was a very accurate translations based upon God using the plural form of His name “Elohim” in this chapter exclusively.

You see humans are a triune being also.  We fit the pattern of our creator in many ways.  1 Thessalonians 5:23 the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write about humans as being a 1) spirit, 2 that has a soul, and 3) living in a physical body.  I like to say it this way, “We are not humans having a spiritual experience but rather we are spirits having a temporary human experience” in order to prepare us to be with Him or determine our eternal destiny away from Him.  Being with Him or eternally separated from Him will be our spiritual choice.  I hope and pray you have already made that choice to belong to His family by being born-again.  If not, you can go to the menu at the top of the website and select “Salvation” and follow the instructions, believe, confess, pray and then leave us a comment to testify about your great decision.  Jesus said in Matthew 10:32 “whoever confesses me before men, them will I confess before my Father”.  Do you see the trinity in that verse?  They are all there!  We have the Son confessing your name to His Father and Jesus’ words of declaration will provide you with Spirit Life status and the Holy Spirit will come to indwell you in your spirit.  What a great choice you have made.  Tell everyone you know what God has done for you.

CONCLUSION

I pray that you have a better understanding of how one God can be named and manifested in three different forms but still be the One True God.  We have been introduced to the Trinity in Genesis using verses from the book Revelation and the Book of John. We did this to learn how the Trinity is revealed and defined in multiple settings and learn how they compliment each other so that we can see their unity working together in creation. You should have seen in Genesis 1 God was creating life. He accomplished this by speaking His (Spirit) Word while His Holy Spirit hovered over the earth. We learned from John1 that Jesus was this same Spoken Word that became flesh (natural life) and He walked on the face of the earth among us. I find this truth so amazing.

This has only been “Part 2” in the series and I pray that it was well received and understood.  I pray that you will also go and look up all these Bible verses and Greek and Hebrew words for yourself to prove that they are really what is found in the Bible.  This will help you a lot to learn how to study the Bible for yourself.  One of the primary goals for this website is to teach you how to fish for God’s truth in the Word, rather than to give you a one-time fast food snack of His truth for a day. 

Thank you and God bless you very much for reading and studying the Words of the Living God with us at Agapegeek.Com.  I am always so blessed to have the privilege to share what the Holy Spirit has taught me in the Bible to anyone that wants to learn about God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit.  If you were blessed by this, please share it with all of your friends and relatives to help us get the Gospel of Jesus Christ out to a world that needs Him desperately.  Pressing “Like” will help people find us also. Leaving comments will help people find us and provide us with important feedback.

In the next lesson, (the Lord willing) we will go over some other great Bible verses about the triune nature and makeup of the Godhead. There are literally so many verses that are available in the Bible to teach about this subject, that we will need to focus in on only a few that are the best examples. I look forward to teaching this subject again soon. I hope it was a blessing to you and that you gained some insight that was a new and fresh perspective about our very Loving and Gracious God. If you need prayer for any reason, please leave a comment and we will add you to our prayer list. God Bless you!

~ TECH NOTE ~

Finally, big technology companies have begun to censor and silence the truth.  The limitations of search engine de-prioritization, shadow banning and just out and out censorship is a demonic attempt to keep the Gospel from being spread.  This is why I recommend to you and to everyone that you know to get off of these platforms and stop helping them to make money from your participation.  All people are to them is a product or commodity to control so that they are able to use you and sell you to advertisers.  I strongly recommend as a “Geek” type of Christian computer nerd that you try “DuckDuckGo” for your only internet search engine and app, Download and try “Parler” instead of Twitter, Download and try “Rumble” instead of YouTube. Also, download and try “MeWe” instead of Facebook.  These new technologies are getting stronger and able to grow as more people get on their platforms.   There are many ministries that are moving to “Rumble” because Youtube has deleted their conservative videos and voices.  All of these companies that I recommended are currently freedom-of-speech based apps that will not censor a message of God, Jesus or the Bible or even just basic conservative morality and truth. Please consider this move and take a stand against the evil that is trying to silence the voice of the Church.

TIME TO STAND!

(Ver 1.1) In the last blog posted before the election of Nov 3 in the United States, I had a short message asking Christians with faith to “Pray, Vote and Stand for Life”.  Since this day has come and gone and it seems like God has not answered our prayers (to many people), I wanted to come to you again to say “it is not over”.  Do you need to hear a message from the LORD to encourage you today? Do you believe it is over?  Today is His reminder that we are now in the third phase of God’s design for us praying and receiving our answers. This 3rd phase is called “the Stand”.  God is saying “Through faith and patience we inherit His promises” (Heb 6:12). I believe God is NOT DONE!  God is hardly ever early, never late, but will always deliver the answer on His perfect time schedule, if we do not give up.

I believe that God has permitted this delay period for His divine purposes.  First, to teach us to never give up.   And second, to expose the evil plans of Satan in the United States of America.  The last four years has shown us an increased level of evil like I have never seen before in my lifetime.  If you have not been able to see this occurring, please pray and ask God to open your eyes.   It is so obvious that when you see it you will wonder how you could have ever missed it.

The act of “standing” simply means to not be moved by what the circumstances of what the enemy looks like around you.  “To Stand” literally means to continue to “face down” your enemy and NOT to turn and run away from them like a coward.  Running is what Satan is supposed to be doing from us, according to James 4:7. God wants His people to believe that He heard their prayers, is able to answer and that He answered us even when it does not look like that it is possible.  Wow!  That is called having faith and confidence in Him instead of what we see with our eyes or hear with our ears. 

Remember Daniel prayed to God and God sent the answer immediately but to Daniel’s perspective the answer did not arrive for 21 days because of an unseen spiritual warfare that was occurring in the spiritual realm.  That is exactly what is taking place in our election.  I believe Christians forget that there is still a devil and that he is doing everything possible to resist the plans of God from coming to pass. 

Satan has had control of our Jezebel led false-prophet media for many years.  So please do not listen to them or believe anything that they say.  I estimate that most of the news from the mass majority of worldly media is at least 90% biased against real truth.  There appears to be a hidden spirit of witchcraft controlling the news feed with identical talking points to fuel a hidden demonic agenda of brainwashing and deception.  From what limited views that I have heard from these sources, I have learned that whatever the news is promoting in mass, that is usually what the other side is guilty of and the opposite of what is actually true.

STAND

Let us get into our first Bible verse on “Standing” and it comes from the book of Ephesians.  In this context God describes the spiritual battle of warfare that Christians are in.  We are told that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers and rulers of the darkness of this world.   God also said that our weapons are not carnal or natural.  No, our weapons are primarily exercising our authority in prayer and praising God for the answer.  Our spiritual enemies are not going to give in without a fight to test our stand of faith.  The enemies of God and His church are defeated but still must be put under our feet in order to stand (Rom 16:20).  I claim it is time for this to happen right now.  Let us read our first verse:

Eph 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to STAND.

We are in this position of warfare because the days we are living are certainly evil.  But Jesus is still LORD and we are His body on the earth with the authority to resist the evil (Luk 10:19, Jas 4:7).   This means we must “Stand” strong and not allow our faith to waiver because of any delay in His justice or righteousness.  We live in an instant microwave it and eat it up NOW world.  If there is ever any delay, we could easily think we are in trouble, but we must still believe that God has heard and answered us.  We need to be more like a Daniel and keep praying in faith until the answer comes.  Daniel was very confident and persistent.  He knew that God is working whether he saw Him working or not for many days.  Even though Daniel did not see it, things were happening in the unseen spiritual realm.  The victory must be won in the spiritual realm before it is ever manifested in the physical realm.   

God is telling His people today to guard our gates. Don’t allow the enemy an access to enter into our minds to defeat us. These human gates are our eyes, our ears and our mouth. When we hear or see evil reports, they cause many to move into fear, worry, and doubt. Then when some one speaks that fear out of their mouth it allows Satan to bring it to pass. Remember this lesson from the Old Testament. There were 12 spies sent into the Promised Land. Only two spies named Joshua and Caleb brought back a “Good” report that was designed by God to prophesy and produce faith in the rest of the nation. But there were these other false and fake media spies that came back with the “Evil” report and Satan filled their mouth with the majority report of “defeat”. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? The majority of the nation is buying into the majority opinion of defeat. As Christ followers we do not have to do that. We can choose to follow CHRIST and LIFE and see the glory of God wipe out our spiritual unseen enemies placing them under our feet. That is my encouragement for all of my readers. Please “STAND” for “LIFE” unwavering in your faith. What happens if we do this? Here is another verse about standing and believing God:

Exo 14:13  And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, STAND still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. 

This is a Word from God for such a time as this.  That which has been is that which shall be again (Ecc 1;9), but this time in the church age, we have the opportunity to enter into our Promised Land in victory.  Stand and watch the hand of the LORD expose the corruption, the fake voting process, the lies, the voter fraud, votes of the dead, the illegal and those that were unable to vote fairly.  Watch how it is exposed how easy it was for Satan to try to steal an election using a false fear agenda from a pandemic.   This year has been planned and coordinated by Satan, but this will be exposed in full and the victory will be the LORD’S.

If you are offended by this message, that is very sad to me and I believe to God. Joshua and Caleb were the only two with a good report that entered into the promised land of that generation. Please do not be a participant with the majority of the unsaved world that are dying in the wilderness and not entering into what God had already given to us by faith. Whose report will YOU believe? As for me and my house we will believe the report of the LORD. God is not done! Remember, if God is for us and life, who can be against us (Rom 8:31). Believe Him and see the salvation of the LORD for the voiceless unborn. Thank you and God bless you.

Pray, Vote, and Stand for Life

(Ver 1.0) This is probably the most consequential election that America has ever had to go through.  Never has there been such a dramatic clear opposition and hatred for human life in our history.  People will rise and stand up to save whales, porpoises, turtles, puppies, migratory birds and other animal lives, but simultaneously allow and promote as normal the murder of human life before and now even after birth.  God is giving the U.S. another chance to reverse the curse that America has put themselves under.  I believe this is our last chance to repent, change and to allow Him to shift the course of over 60 million child murders.  If this offends you, that is incredibly sad.  But it is time for the church and Christians to awaken, pray, vote, and stand for Life! This should be your #1 priority in this election. Nothing is more important or sacred to God besides human life.

Joh 10:10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have LIFE, and that they might have it more abundantly. 

Jesus claimed that He came to give every human the right and freedom to receive His gift of life in abundance.  He contrasted His free offered gift of life with Satan’s plan to kill, steal and destroy every human life.  Therefore, life only comes from God and death comes from Satan.  It is a noticeably clear choice and decision that there is no other choice but that a believer in Jesus Christ must stand with Jesus Christ.  When Christians vote against life they are voting against the planned will of Jesus, His Word, and His promises for life. When a Christian votes for death or does NOT vote at all they are joining themselves (2 Cor 6:14, James 4:4) in covenant with Jesus’ last enemy called death (1 Cor 15:26).

We can go to the internet and search for the written platforms of each competing political party.  If you have difficulty finding these you can go to “prayvotestand.org” to read the comparisons of the two platforms. (I am not affiliated with this website, but I do agree with their position of standing for life completely). If you read these platforms and compare them with true Biblical morals and values only the Republican party comes close to supporting life at the nearest measurement of God’s Word.  The Democrats have, as we have seen an agenda to elevate abortion to even the 9th month just before birth and some have push it further to even after birth.  Either way it is senseless and baseless murder that goes against the plan of Jesus for everyone to have LIFE.

I pray that you will join with me in praying for this election.  Ask God to reveal His heart to you for every human life.  Then go and vote for LIFE instead of a personality or a man’s name.  Ask yourself, has our current leader done anything in the last 3 ½ years to support God’s agenda to promote and save lives?  Hasn’t he opposed the funding of Planned Parenthood? Hasn’t he appointed three conservative judges to the Supreme Court to help change this unconstitutional ruling in America?  Which political party has opposed and resisted these appointments and why?  If we read their political platform, we can clearly learn it is because they support death.  I may lose readers and subscribers by telling people the truth from God’s Word.  But I personally will pray to God, vote for God’s plan, and stand with Him in faith that LIFE will win in this election.

Pro 24:11  Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
Pro 24:12  If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?

Deu 30:19  I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,

God bless you no matter if you love me or hate me.  I do love you however you feel about me, God, or His Word.  I just need to tell people what God thinks and says about our thinking, decisions and the consequences we can face for making the wrong choices.  If you received this message and you live in another nation, please pray for our election in the U.S.A. that the will of God will be done on the earth as it is in heaven. There are NO abortions being performed in heaven.  If you have any other prayer requests for you or your nation, please leave them as a comment and we will pray for you and these specific needs.  Thank you and please be led by the Spirit of God to vote in the U.S. for God’s LIFE Agenda.

VOTE LIFE!

What Does God Think of Abortion? Part 5 – The Womb

(Ver 1.1) This is now Part 5 in the essential Bible study series focused upon Christians and the people of the world obtaining an increased understanding of what God thinks about the subject of Abortion. We have covered a lot of Bible verses on this subject and we will not be repeating that information here today. Therefore, I would recommend that if you have not read from the beginning that you go and start with “Part 1” first. But also know that this lesson will stand alone revealing new information that is not dependent upon any of the previous lessons.

WARNING: I will tell you from the beginning this lesson subject and what God says about it will offend a lot of people. Truth has always been hated by the world. They crucified an innocent man named Jesus on a cross for only doing good and telling the truth. If they did that to Him without cause they can still do that today in the practice of abortion. Therefore, if you are easily offended at this subject of abortion, please go read somebody else that fits your beliefs (2 Ti 4:3).

It should be obvious to many that Christians have failed to protect the lives of the unborn in America and the world.  By Christian participation in this act of abortion or simply our passivity to permit it to occur, I believe the heart of God is tremendously grieved. This act that many call a “woman’s choice” has the most severe consequences possible for their voiceless victims.  This is not like taking drugs or alcohol that causes birth defects, even though that is not good for the child either. There is still opportunity for recovery using healthcare or prayer. But, this choice of abortion is not healthcare regardless of what someone tries to label it. These dismembered babies sold for parts and profit do not have their health considered.

These children in the womb have life, they can hear your voice speaking, they can feel the pain and they try to save themselves from being torn to pieces by moving away from the instruments of torture and death.  But these victims are limited from escape by the walls that surround them.  They cannot move far enough from the tools used by the hands that want to shed their innocent blood without a cause.

These are natural reactions for any human in the womb or out of the womb.  When faced with great pain and physical hard the natural response comes from the built in divinely designed process of self-preservation and survival.  Any human with feelings, will immediately remove their hand from a red hot stove.  This is the same for the child in the womb.  Death is still an enemy to every human born and unborn (1 Cor 15:26), yet people have become accustomed to this process of death when it is not happening to them. This comes from a deception of Satan that eliminates feelings of compassion. Just like rioters burning down businesses, it should concern everyone, but it does not because “it is not my business”.  The acts of evil people must be stopped.  

The thought that death should be acceptable for someone that is unseen and unable to be heard to scream is mind blowing.  God please forgive us. The tolerance for these acts can come from many reasons.  Satan has caused humans to believe the child is not a child until they breath air.  But we have seen in previous Bible lessons that this is NOT TRUE.  We can learn this from basic senses also.  A sonogram will show the child sucking their thumb, reacting to sounds, and moving around.  Any pregnant woman knows this baby is alive because they can move and kick her.  Any good doctor can confirm this life by listening to their heartbeat.    People today also have believed another lie that humans just evolved from monkeys.  Therefore, there is no difference from killing animals as it is to kill a human child in the womb.  But that is also not the truth and not how God created us.  Humans were made in the image of God and animals were NOT.

If the opening statements have no effect on your heart and you do not feel the pain of suffering for the over 60 million children that have been killed since this evil was legitimatized as normal and legalized as acceptable, then you may be very hard hearted.  If you are voting for politicians that will appoint judges to continue this insanity, you have been deceived.  If you are voting for politicians that are passing laws to kill babies right up to birth or after birth, you are far from knowing God’s heart of love and compassion.  People who think they are Christians may be shocked to find out that they will be held accountable for every innocent child’s blood that has been shed simply because they did not stand up against it.  I heard it put this way and I totally agree.  Every Planned Parenthood building should have a sign outside that says, “Abortions Performed by the Permission of Christians”.  Another man named Edmund Burke said it this way “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”.  This is what too many Christians have been doing.

God’s way of dealing with this issue of abortion is peaceful, loving and kind.  The Bible teaches us that it is the goodness of God that will lead humans to repentance (Rom 2:4).  Therefore, this lesson is not intended to judge or condemn anyone for their participation in abortion.  If you have ever had an abortion the blood of Jesus is more than sufficient to forgive you and cleanse you from every unrighteous sin.  It should be this all-encompassing gift of forgiveness that should help us all.  I know I am grateful for what Jesus did for me and I pray you are also.

Today we are going to study God’s Word to find more of His perspective on the interior created parts of the woman that are called the “womb”.  We are going to learn that God designed this womb area as a vacant temporary dwelling space.  A place for the origination and continuation of life in safety, peace, and tranquility.  If it were not for this designed plan of the womb, Jesus could not have been born to enter into our world legally to save us.  I say thank you Jesus for being born as a human baby to save us.

However, Satan has always desired and planned to change this womb safe environment into being a place of war, death, violence, destruction, and chaos. Death is still Satan’s number one goal for every human. If Satan cannot stop the child from being born, he continues the plan to try to kill everyone on the outside of the womb.   Remember, what Jesus said to us in John 10:10, “The thief comes not but to kill steal and destroy, but I have come that you might have life and that life in abundance”.  These represent two opposing plans of death verses life and we can see this is still what is taking place within the womb of a woman today.  Let us get started with this study.  I pray that, I have not offended too many, already by this opening statement (Gal 4:16).

GOD DESIGNED THE WOMB TO BE A SAFE SPACE

Today’s Bible lesson will be different than any of the previous lessons in the series.  In this lesson we are going to focus entirely on learning our Creator God’s thoughts concerning the female “womb”.  For example, what was His divine purpose for this part of His creation and how does He define the womb.  For example, we as Christians should all know that Jesus came into the world through the womb of a woman named “Mary” (Marriam).  She was a virgin that had not yet known a man (Luke 1:34) when an angel of the LORD came to her with the news that she would have a son.  I suppose she could have said “NO” but she said, “Be it unto me according to thy word” (Luke 1:38). 

Can you imagine her thoughts and concerns with saying “YES”?  She was engaged to man named Joseph and she could have been stoned if found to be pregnant before the marriage (Lev 20:10).  If Joseph, her future engaged husband found out she was pregnant before the wedding he could have her stoned to death.  He must have loved her and decided to consider “divorce” instead of her “death”.  But God intervened and sent an angel to him so he would know this child was “the Son of God” and not from another human. 

Think about that.  Consider what would be said today on the internet if someone was claiming to be pregnant from the Holy Spirit and the claiming her child was the Son of God.  Can you imagine the pressure to get an abortion today?  What would they being saying about Mary today on social media? Can you imagine the wild rumors and gossiping that we could read about on the internet? What unimaginable pressure and bully words could you imagine being said about her?

Yet God trusted this woman named Mary and on the inside of her was formed “the Son of God”.  Not a zygote, not an embryo, not a fetus, not a blob of tissue, NO HE WAS CALLED THE SON OF GOD even before birth.  Think about that.  Compare this with what you may be facing today. Let us move to another woman in the Bible named Eve.

I believe we should go back and examine the creation of woman to build a foundation for this subject of the womb.   It interesting to learn from Genesis 2:22 what we can find in the original Hebrew when God takes a “woman” out of the side of the first created man Adam.    The Hebrew word translated as “woman” is H802 and is transliterated as “ishshah”.  The Hebrew word translated as “man” is H376 and is transliterated as “iysh”.  God adds the “ah” sound which is the Hebrew letter “Hey” and this letter means “Behold” in ancient Hebrew.  This would be like God saying “behold” or “wow” a different and new type of man.  In fact, the English language uses a similar type of pattern of letter addition by adding “wo” to the front of the word “man”.  It is noteworthy that “wo” can represent the shortened form for the word “womb” and thus a “woman” could be referred to as a “womb” “man”.  In other words, Eve was created as a complimentary type or pattern of man (Adam) but with a “womb”.  This caused her to have a specific type of miraculous “wow” factor in the eyes of God.  This “womb” difference is our primary focus in this lesson about abortion and this may sound unusual.  Yes, but this is where I believe the LORD led us today.  Hopefully, we will understand better after we have studied the entire lesson.

There are two primary Hebrew words that are translated as “womb” in the Old Testament.  The first word that we will focus upon is H990.  It is most often translated as “womb” 31 times and 30 times as “belly”.  It is interesting that this word is defined as a place that is hollow or empty.  And this is the case for a woman that is NOT pregnant.  There appears to be an implication given to us by God that He designed this specific location of the woman to be filled.  Of course, most of us know how this happens between a husband and his wife.  This infilling of the womb is a part of the physical nature that God designed to be pleasurable between a husband and his wife.  Pleasure was not necessary for human reproduction. However, pleasure was a gift from God and does motivate the process.  Evolutionists cannot explain the existence of beauty in a woman or the existence of pleasure in sexual reproduction.  Neither are a requirement for the continuance of humanity.  I guess it is an ignored topic. Let us get back on our subject of the womb.

From what we have learned so far in life and the Bible, we know that the womb was designed by God to be like a container that sits empty until it is filled.  To better understand this important subject of the womb, we are now going to explore the ancient Hebrew Language. To be more specific we are going to use the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet used prior to the Babylonian captivity. This letters will help us to better understand the concepts chosen by God in His design for the woman’s womb.  Here is a picture of these 22 Ancient Hebrew letters. 

You may already know that the Hebrew language and alphabet reads right to left, which is the opposite of the left to right English language and alphabet.  The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet is “alef” and the second letter is “beyt” and if we combine these two letters into one word, we get our English word “alphabet”.  That Ancient Hebrew study is a remarkably interesting subject.  This may be a new subject to many.  Please note that we are not going to be able to go through the entire ancient Hebrew alphabet in this lesson.  That would take us too long.  But we will concentrate upon the specific letters found in our 2 key words translated as “womb”. These words will be H990 first and H7358 second.

This word H990 is “beten” and is spelled with three Hebrew letters a “Bet”, “Tet” and “Nun”. It might be interesting to some that the German word “beten” means “prayer”. That could be a message that we need to pray more for women’s decisions concerning their “womb”.   God designed the Hebrew alphabet very intentionally with each letter in the alphabet having

  • a form,
  • a sound,
  • a name,
  • a meaning,
  • a number

This is unlike the English alphabet that normally just has 1) a form and 2) a sound.  The English alphabet does not generally contain a hidden meaning within the individual number order of the letter, the sound or the form or appearance of the letter.  Let us move on to the specific Hebrew letters in the word H990 “beten” translated as “womb” to see what we have been missing.

The “Bet” in the ancient Hebrew is the 2nd letter in the alphabet and was designed in pictogram form to look like a tent floor plan with a door.  It is like a remarkably simple modern architectural drawing for a home that is being built.  A tent represented in Bible times the basic family dwelling place in one of two states.  A tent can either be filled or empty or we could say that it is occupied or vacant.  This basic dwelling place for the family represented a place of safety especially for sleep at night in Bible days.  Every tent was designed with a door or entrance.  The tent door was further designed as a two-way flap and it was intended to be both the entrance into and the exit from the dwelling place.  In other words, there was only one designed way in and out of the dwelling place for the entire family.   Our key words in this part of the Hebrew study is this letter represents “a safe tent dwelling for a family containing a door”.  I pray that this information can be applied for us to see how it matches the pattern for the God created female “womb”.

We should also note that in Bible days a tent dwelling was normally made of skins.  Skins can be cut with a sharp knife instrument to produce an emergency exit.  Some in the medical field might call this a “C-Section” incision.  “C-section” is short for “Cesarean Section”.  It gets its name from Julius Caesar because some believe this was how he was born.   Nevertheless, the concept of cutting the skin tent wall to get someone out is what is interesting to understand.  This type of cutting of the skin of the tent dwelling was just an alternative emergency way to exit.  These are just some of the meanings found within the first letter of the word that can be applied to the female womb.  I am convinced this is why God chose this letter to begin this Hebrew word translated as “womb”? I know that this type of claim is not accepted by some people. But, I have become convinced that nothing in the Bible is there by accident or chance. Every little letter design was for a divine purpose.

The second letter of our word is the “Tet” and in ancient Hebrew it is the 9th letter in the Hebrew alphabet and is a pictogram that represents a basket.  A round basket is remarkably like a tent because it too can be either full or empty with one opening on top to fill it with something or take something out. It is interesting that the normal basket shape is round and can also be a representative type of the general female womb shape and more specifically the fundamental female “egg” needed for conception.  It is even more interesting to me that the female egg is like an empty basket container in its unfertilized state.  It is this status of not being filled that allows the penetration of the male sperm cell to create a new human.  Also, one basic Bible function for a basket was for the use of carrying bread, thus the term “breadbasket”.  We can read about how Jesus multiplied a child’s lunch in Matthew 14:20 and after feeding 5000 men plus their families, there was 12 baskets of leftover bread pieces.   

It is also interesting what people sometimes say when a woman is pregnant that she “has a bun in the oven”. That concept of bread and food making represents a key process of substance for one of the sources and supply of continued human life. Remember Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God”. Jesus also claimed to be the true bread that came down from heaven in John 6. I pray that you can see what Jesus was claiming with His coming through a womb.

Finally there are two concepts given to us between tents and baskets. First, we have a smaller basket found within a larger tent dwelling to keep the basket safe from exterior predators. This would be like the female ovum inside the womb that is also inside a safe space. The second concept found here is the idea of filling both an empty basket with bread or an empty tent with a person. Until bot are filled they are in an vacant state of existence. That brings us to the final Hebrew letter in the word “womb”. Notice even the order of each of the letters brings us meaning.

The third and last letter of the Hebrew word H990 is “Nun”.  The Nun in the ancient Hebrew is the 14th letter of the alphabet and is a pictogram form that represents the image like a tadpole or sprouting seed.  But, to be more specific and graphic it resembles the amazingly detailed picture of the male sperm cell which has a tail that enables it to swim up into the female empty basket (egg) that is inside the empty tent dwelling place to fertilize and produce the conception of a new family member. As soon as this occurs the dwelling and the basket inside are both filled. 

This process of filling begins with the successful joining of 2 cells. When this occurs I have heard some scientists claim there is a “spark” of light that occurs. I believe this spark is God placing the spirit of the baby inside. This process creates a new human child that will continue to live in the female tent womb for approximately 9 months or 37 to 42 weeks or 259 to 294 days.  The when this time is fulfilled, the child exits the tent door to be viewed by everyone in the natural world.  Wow, how was it possible that this word was written in the Bible over 3500 years ago and it could describe the impregnation process to such amazingly accurate detail?  There were no microscopes that many years ago.  No one knew what a sperm cell or the female egg cell looked like.  Yet we must conclude that God knew, and He communicated this detail to us so that we would be amazed today.

We have just discovered some deep hidden parts of the original Hebrew language and alphabet used to construct one Hebrew word H990 “beten” that many people may have never known existed.  The Hebrew language was uniquely designed with picture like characters that described details that only the Creator would know and understand how to put together to reveal such amazing hidden details.  Let us move on to the second Hebrew word that is often translated as “womb” to learn the additional hidden qualities that we need to understand about the female “womb”.

The second Hebrew word that is often translated as “womb” is H7358.  This Hebrew word is transliterated as “rechem” and is also three Hebrew letters.  It is spelled with a “resh”, a “chet” and a “mem”.   Ok, we will begin with just a quick overview of the meaning of each of these letters. 

A “resh” is a symbol of a man’s head.  It is the first part of a human that appears during the normal birth process.  However, the “resh” letter is designed as an image of a man’s head with a crown.  That is interesting to say the least.  When the normal birth process occurs for the baby’s exit from the internal female womb tent the process is described as the “crowning” of the baby’s head.  Most people that have had a baby know that there are three main steps during a normal birth.  These are the 1) dropping down or descent, 2) the rotation or turning and 3) the crowning phase before the exit.  Wow is that amazing since the letter resh is wearing a crown.  Do you recall what Jesus is called?  Jesus is called the King of kings in Revelation 19:16. Could it be that this one of the main reasons why humans are being aborted today in such large numbers?  Does the modern human have the potential to reign as a king in this life to defeat Satan’s plans?  I believe it is true according to the Bible and we may talk more about this soon.  Let us move to the next letter of the Hebrew word H7358.

The second Hebrew letter “chet” is a picture of a tent wall.  It represents a separating barrier where being on the inside of the tent wall there should dwell peace and safety.  This interior is in contrast to being outside where anything bad can attack or kill you.  We could call the inside of the wall to be a realm of protection from external potential enemies.  In other words, a wall was designed in Bible days as a separation barrier of protection from attack.  A wall represents two opposing states of existence.  The first is on the inside and is supposed to represent safety and on the outside is supposed to represent potential danger. 

However, Satan has recently in the last years of human history reversed the meanings concerning the womb wall.  Remember we talked about a tent with walls of skin in the first Hebrew word H990.  All tent dwellings were designed and constructed with walls of skin.  Even the first temple of God built by Moses from God’s designs, was a tent with walls of skins where He lived inside of skin walls.  I believe all of this was patterns for the coming conception and birth of Jesus who came into the world to be our “King”.  Remember when Jesus was crucified the veil inside of the temple was ripped from top to bottom signifying God’s exit from the temple. Let us move to the last Hebrew letter.

The last Hebrew letter “mem” in H7358 is the pictogram of water.  Wow, a child in the womb is surrounded by water.  When the child is ready to be delivered, the woman’s water breaks and this is one way she knows the time of exist has finally come.  That is another amazing coincidence or NOT!  I find it very interesting that the Word of God is likened to be “water”, and “seed” in the Bible and we have two of the main qualities of the Word of God being found in both of the ancient Hebrew spellings of two words that are translated as “womb”. 

Finally, this letter can also represent “blood” as a liquid that is passed down from generation to generation.  The family blood line comes from the father.  These are all facts of reproduction and basic biology. But remember who was the Father of Jesus?  It was God and therefore Jesus shed the blood of God on the cross to save us. Let us move on to what these words mean and represent in the God created childbirth process designed to produce new human life.

GOD’S ROOT DEFINITION FOR A WOMB
IS LOVE, MERCY AND COMPASSION

If we continue our study of the Hebrew word H7385, using a deeper research of the Hebrew definition from Strong’s and other dictionaries, we will discover the underlying foundation to this word is found in the essential divine concepts of “love”, “mercy”, and “compassion”.  This root definition offers to help us to understand God’s designed purpose for creating a woman’s womb.  A womb should be a place of walled inner peace and safety as we learned before but it should also be the object for great love that should come from the hearts of the mother and the father.  Love should be the surrounding force around the child’s beginning and continued existence. Love is the key factor for that child being nurtured and fed within the (family tent) womb walls.  One interesting fact about tent dwellings is that they are always temporary.  This is true for the baby in the womb as well as for the human body in which our spirit lives for a short time here on the earth.

We learn about the root of love being within the womb by looking at the Hebrew word H7385 again.  This word is translated “womb” 21 times and “matrix” 5 times in the KJV.  By reading the Strong’s definition we find that it comes from the root Hebrew word H7355. The root word H7355 is “racham” and it is translated as “mercy” 32 times and “compassion” 8 times and is founded upon the divine gift and capacity to love.  Wow, how many women feel real compassion for their child in their womb anymore?  I know there are some great mothers in the world and lot of them allow a God type of love to be their focus on the inside of them during their pregnancies.  Praise God for you if that is what you have experienced or are experiencing right now.  But maybe you are struggling to know what to do.  Maybe you do not feel loved and this reflection is being transferred down and placed upon your child in your womb?  Let us look at a verse that helps us to see things as God sees them.

Isa 49:15  Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee

God is making a direct comparison to how a woman should think and act towards the son of her womb and how He will think and act concerning His people.  God is strongly suggesting in these two comparisons, that they should be identical. Both should contain the same levels of mercy and love. Yet we know in a fallen world that many men and women are still capable of sinful acts that originate from wrong sinful thoughts and feelings.  Still God is NOT capable of sin!  God will not treat us the way some humans have treated their children.  Thank you, God! The Hebrew word translated as “compassion” is H7355 the root word that we saw created the word H7385 for the filled female womb. 

Notice how God structures this sentence in Isaiah 49.  Shall she not have compassion (H7355) on the son of her womb (H990)?  God uses the root for one of our “womb” words and the other word H990 directly for an empty “womb” that we studied at first.  Remember the first word H990 was implied to be an empty tent dwelling with a two-way door.  We can clearly see that the son that was inside the temporary safe womb tent (a home of love and compassion (H7358)) survived and is now at the mother’s breast feeding and her “womb” (H990) is again empty.  Yet God implies that the level of her compassion for her son should be identical whether he was inside or out. 

This is just a further confirmation that God views her son to be her son whether inside or outside the womb tent of safety.  The only difference was that the son on the inside was fed by the umbilical cord of the mother and the same son on the outside was fed with the breast of the same mother.  Wow, that is how God says He will treat us.  Next, I am going to go through a very profound example of this type of love that a mother is supposed to have for her child.  Let us please read Ezekiel 16 very closely and notice the contrasts of how God took an unwanted baby child and caused her to live and then loved her enough to show her equal compassion and mercy to care for her until she matured:

Eze 16:3  And say, So says the Lord Jehovah to Jerusalem, Your origin and your birth is of the land of Canaan. Your father was an Amorite, and your mother a Hittite.
Eze 16:4  And as for your birth, in the day you were born your navel was not cut, nor were you washed with water to cleanse you. And you were not salted, nor swaddled at all.
Eze 16:5  No eye pitied you, to do any of these to you, to have compassion on you. But you were thrown out into the open field, because your life was despised in the day that you were born.
Eze 16:6  And when I passed by you and saw you squirming in your blood, I said to you in your blood, Live! Yes, I said to you in your blood, Live!
Eze 16:7  I have caused you to multiply like the bud of the field, and you are grown, and you are great; and you come in the finest ornaments. Your breasts are formed, and hair is grown, yet you were naked and bare.
Eze 16:8  And I passed by you and looked on you, and, behold, your time was the time of love. And I spread my skirt over you and covered your nakedness. And I swore to you and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord Jehovah. And you became Mine.
Eze 16:9  And I washed you with water; I washed away your blood from you, and I anointed you with oil.
Eze 16:10  I also clothed you with embroidered work, and I shod you with dugong sandals. And I wrapped you in fine linen, and I covered you with silk.
Eze 16:11  And I adorned you with ornaments, and I put bracelets on your hands and a chain on your neck.
Eze 16:12  And I put a ring on your nose, and earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.
Eze 16:13  And you were adorned with gold and silver; and your clothing was of fine linen and silk and embroidered work. You ate fine flour and honey and oil; and you were exceedingly beautiful. And you advanced to regal estate.

Wow, I read this and almost cried.  Think about what was just described by God our creator. He said to a little girl named Jerusalem in verse 3 “Your origin and birth was….”.  God spoke to and about her and said that even before you were born, HE knew her origin.  This would literally represent her conception.  We know God is speaking figuratively to His Old Covenant wife, but everything in the Spirit realm still applies in the lesser natural realm as repeated patterns.

Verse 4 describes how God found her as an aborted child that was cast aside.  A child that was not wanted by either her mother or her father.  She was literally discarded in a field covered in her own blood not being cared for by her mother.  However, God saw her potential even laying in her own blood and commanded her to live twice.  Take notice of that statement.  I believe this is what Christians should do to babies that are about to be aborted.  See their potential in this world and speak to them and say “Live”.  This is a basic way of God that He taught us to do in the Bible.  For example, go and read Zechariah 4:7 where Zerubbabel was commanded to speak to the mountain that stood before him and call it level ground by shouting “Grace, Grace”!  Let us see this as an example to learn to change our view of an unwanted children to see their potential for God’s plans to be fulfilled in their lives.

Verses 4 through 6, teach us of how bad of shape she was.  Notice in verse 5 God described the heart of her mother towards the child.  Her mother had no love for her.  Therefore, it was not possible for her mother to show her any real pity to take her in and save her.   There was no compassion for this child.  It was as if her child was not human.  God is describing the agenda of Satan that we can see happening called “late term abortion” and “infanticide”.  Infanticide occurs after the child is born, where a woman can legally just throw them away after birth, as if they were a piece of trash.  The depraved human heart leads to the absence of love which leads to the loss or departure of any pity, mercy, and compassion.  The only God solution is to invite the Love of God in our hearts and He will help us to love them.  When these divine qualities, morals and characteristics are not found within a growing level of humanity, there should be a loud outcry from those that have these qualities.  Any child that is tossed in the trash could have been you.  Why are we not thankful enough that it was not us to speak up for them and command them to “live”?

We need to be like God and act like Him with great love, mercy, and compassion to stop the killing of innocent, defenseless and voiceless human beings.  We need to show the same level of love and mercy to help save these children, take care of these children, and help them grow and mature to what God wants them to become.

As you continue to read in Ezekiel with verses 7 through 13 you see the God kind of love being extended with great lovingkindness and tender mercies.  She is blessed by God and grows up and matures and is given fine jewelry and clothing, etc.  What a tremendous love our God had for this little girl laying in her own blood about to die.  Where are the Christians that will stand up and do the same for the children today?  Speak “Live” to them to help them to live and grow!

CONCLUSION
ENDING SATAN’S PLAN TO ABORT CHILDREN

There have been over 60 million abortions since 1973 in the U.S. and it does not sound like many Christians have given this enough consideration to make it a priority. It is time for Christians to unite in prayer and take a stand against this evil. We do not protest, we do not riot, we do not scream and yell at those that are doing this. But we must learn to come into agreement with God and allow Him to help us fix this crisis. If we do not doo this we will be judged someday for what is happening.  Let me give you a couple of verses that apply to our situation:

Pro 24:11  Rescue captives condemned to death, and spare those staggering toward their slaughter.
Pro 24:12  When you say, “We didn’t know this,” won’t the one who weighs hearts take note of it? Won’t the one who guards your soul know it? Won’t he pay back people for what they do?

I quoted this verse from the God’s Word translation to help us to see what the LORD is trying to teach us today. God commands us to rescue captives condemned to death. That sounds exactly like a baby in the womb to me. The next phrase further confirms this by calling a slaughter and this word confirms the dismemberment in the procedure tearing their limbs from their body or sucking their brains out of their skull. God says for us to “rescue” these from this fate. Then in verse 12 God informs us that we cannot say “We didn’t know or understand” that He would hold us accountable for the murders that others were committing.

Christians should have a caring heart. We must not do nothing anymore. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal or natural. We do not fight this with our hand or our fist. We need to unite in prayer and repent for our passivity. We must repent and ask for forgiveness for all of the innocent blood that is crying out from the grounds of our nation. Like “Abel’s blood” that cried out in Genesis, these children’s blood have the same outcry that desire justice. But, we should plead for mercy because we have the “Blood of Jesus” that speaks better things for us (Heb 12:24). Besides praying we can do something else to put actions to our faith in God. God will always do what we cannot do, but what we CAN do, He will not override our inaction and non-participation. Christians must work in cooperation with Him.

We are living right now just before a monumental election in the U.S.  It does not matter who you like or how you are registered to vote. It will only matter on judgment day who you voted for and if they stood for Biblical values and truths.  Does your candidate support God’s “pro-life” agenda that aligns itself with the Bible?  This is our essential part to work with God in solving the abortion issue. I recently heard that only 40% of Christians are even registered to vote. That is an evil work of deception taking place. It is your God given right and freedom to vote for people that will help the plan of God and promote His Biblical values. When you do not participate in this Satan is allowed to place his controlled leaders into office. It is Satan’s agenda to take everyone to hell by forcing you to take his mark. This is going to happen sooner than you think.

Read the political party platforms and then observe and research their past votes and actions.  Ignore what they say to get elected!  Most politicians say one thing to get elected and do something completely different after elected.  Their stated party platforms (plans) and their actions on the record are all the proof and evidence that you need.  Ask yourself, do their actions align with the thoughts and words of God almighty or Satan?  Whose team are they on.  What spirit are they working for or with?  Please use discernment from the Holy Spirit and the Word of God to understand who to vote for.

Ask yourself will your candidate appoint judges to the Supreme court that are for a child’s death or their life? Never, in history has it become so clear the opposite extremes being offered as 2 choices in this election.  Only one man has supported life and has already appointed 2 great pro-life judges.  One more judge could change history and help get us back towards God.  If you cannot tell the difference, please spend a lot of time in prayer and the Bible to get the mind of Christ before you vote. 

We can already clearly see where in New York and Virginia how they have voted to allow abortions up to and including 9 months of pregnancy.  These children in the womb are clearly able to survive if allowed to be born.  But instead they are being permitted to be murdered.  With modern technology in the medical field, children of only 22 weeks can survive a premature birth.  This is amazing.

In2018, twins Keely and Kambry Ewold from Iowa survived after being born 22 weeks and 1 day.  In April 2019, twins Everlei and Rylei survived being born 22 weeks and 2 days in the womb.  What a blessing these children are to the world.  What a testimony of modern capabilities to save life instead of to take life. 

God is on the side of “life”.  Let us stand with God and vote “PRO-LIFE” in 2020.  This issue of Life should be every Christian’s number one priority.  More than the economy.  More than your desire for financial prosperity.  More than your desire for a big house.  More than your desire for new car.  God promises us if we will seek first to advance His kingdom above all else all these other things will be added to us (Mat 6:33). But, please know that the only way God’s plan will be accomplished for life, is for you to vote!

Finally, I do not want to judge or condemn anyone that has had an abortion.  If you feel the pain from this and have repented to plead the Blood of Jesus to cleanse you from this sin, it is gone as far as the east is from the west.  I want to show you the same level of mercy that God showed to the little girl in Ezekiel 16.  God can use what you have been through to help someone else and hopefully cause them not to go through it.

God bless you and please share this lesson with all of your friends and relatives.  Sure, it might offend some and you might lose a friend.  But that is how truth operates in the world.  To some it will be eye opening and to others it will be offensive.  However, the blood of these children being murdered will not be on your hands anymore.  Thank you again and I love you and God loves you.  If you would like to be brave and share your testimony with us on this subject, I know God will use you to be a blessing to a lot of people. GOD and I vote for LIFE, please join us.

Deu 30:19  I call on heaven and earth as witnesses today that I have offered you life or death, blessings or curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants will live.

Is it Possible to be Both a Democrat and a Christian in the U.S.?

Gal 4:16  Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

(Ver 1.1)  Here in the U.S. we have been living through a very nasty election process costing billions of dollars.  This Bible lesson is intended for my U.S. readers, but the application of the Bible principles taught will apply to any nation where you are permitted to vote.  This of course will be a potentially controversial subject to talk about.  Who knows I may lose some readers by offending them with the truth as Paul did in Galatians 4:16.   But like Paul, I still want to speak the truth on my website, because this is what is needed at this critical time in America.  Can a person be a Christian, be saved, be born-again, go to heaven and still ignore the truth, the Bible and the God of the Bible doing whatever they like?  Whoops I thought this subject was about being a Democrat?  Yes, you are right the main subject is about people claiming to be a Democrat and a Christian and that goes with my preceding statement precisely.  Isn’t choosing to be called a Democrat a human freewill choice of the man or woman?  Am I saying being a Democrat is someone that is ignorant of the Bible?  Well you are going to have to read the entire lesson and decide for yourself.   Let me give you my opening scripture verse for this subject:

Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

God declares that His children are led by His Spirit!  Are you His child?  Not if you are not being led by the Spirit of God you are not!    If you claim to be a saved child of God you better learn how to be led by the Spirit of God very fast.   Nowhere in this verse or in any other verse will God contradict this truth!  This verse strongly implies that those that are not led by the Spirit of God are not the children of God. The Spirit of God is never going to lead you into sin.  The Spirit of God is never going to lead you to violate the Word of God.  The Spirit of God will never lead you into hell.  The Spirit of God will only say things to you that agree with the Written Holy Word of God.  If you do not understand this you are free to call yourself a Democrat and choose to make God a liar.  So the question remains, will the Spirit of God ever lead a person to be a Democrat?  Not if it violates the Word of God.  You better find out if being a Democrat is either in agreement or discourse with the Word of God and then decide personally which path you want to follow in.

First, I strongly believe that there are no perfect people in the world; Republican, Democrat, Independent or Christian.  However, does that fact mean that that every Christian should not strive for perfection?  I seriously do not believe that is the case.  Perfection should be the goal of every Christian in order to conform to the image of Christ Jesus’ example.  If you do not want to be like Christ you are definitely reading the wrong website.  Can you find a scripture in the Bible that says that we are free to ignore what God says in His Word and still be saved?  Are we saved independently from the Word of God? I have not found any verses that say we can be saved or remain saved apart from the Bible.  I have found some verses that appear to say the opposite is true.  Jesus was speaking in the Gospels and was quoted to say the following statement that should be strongly considered if you want to call yourself a follower of Christ:

Luk 6:46  And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Who was the Lord Jesus talking to?  Notice that this statement was not made to anyone that is not a Christian or at the least thought they were a Christian.  No one is going to call Jesus Lord if they do not believe that Jesus saved them.  Did you notice that?  People came to Jesus saying “Lord, Lord!” and they did this with the forethought He was their Lord.  You see according to the Bible, in order to be saved, an individual must believe that God has raised Jesus from the dead and then must also confess Jesus to be their “Lord” with their mouth (Rom 10:9-10).  Therefore, Jesus makes this statement but, only to people that have called Him their Lord.  No unsaved person has done this nor can they.  What significance does the Lord Jesus place upon His spoken word in this statement directed at Christians?  Is the Lord Jesus a casual, unconcerned or non-caring speaker of random unimportant words like people are?  Do you think that it matters to God if you actually do anything that He says or not?  Is God simply speaking words to hear the sound?  I believe that you can clearly see in this verse that Jesus strongly implies that it matters a great deal what you do in this life concerning what God has spoken.

2Ti 3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

What has God spoken?  This verse informs us that God spoke the words of the Bible and that every one of them is here for the purpose of righteousness.  The Greek word translated as “inspiration of God” literally means “God Breathed”.  If God’s breath produced them they came from the Spirit of God and these are the Words that you are directed to follow by Jesus own admission.  Why call me Lord, Lord and do not what I say in my written Holy Book of Words?

Whose responsibility is it to get you to do what God says?  Who is going to make you read and learn what is written in the Bible?  Is it not your choice what you do every day?   Seriously pay attention to what the Bible is saying to you, learn it and begin to follow God’s instructions.  It will matter more on judgment day than you can possibly think at this time.  Let’s get another witness of the truth spoken from God about what you need to do:

Jas 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

God speaking through the apostle James says directly to the church in a letter, that they need to do the Word of God and not just hear it only or they will deceive themself.   That is an amazing statement.  Self-deceived people are abundantly found in the church today.  These are people that go to church but still vote for a Democrat.  Of course I understand that many churches are not teaching the Bible and that is even a greater problem.    God says very clearly “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6).  Not being taught the actual Word of God will cause people to be deceived equally.  I believe that it is abundantly clear that the God of the Bible was warning Christians that we better learn what He has said and then do what He has said or we will be destroyed.  Let’s then figure out what God says in the Bible and then see if any of this Godly information disagrees with Christians being a modern Democrat.

Today I’m going to give you at least 4 sound Bible reasons why you cannot be both a Democrat and a Christian.  You are free to disagree with me, but I would suggest that you do not disagree with God and His Word.  What I will say today are not my words but His.

#1 THE MAJORITY OF THE DEMOCRATS AT THE DNC CURSED GOD

Anyone can clearly observe the Democratic official platform.  The Democratic National Convention (DNC) was held here in Charlotte NC and I heard about this event for months before it happened and every day that it was here it dominated the news.  Anyone can easily verify what I am about to say by searching the internet to find the DNC position.  There are documents, videos, news reports and other evidence to the truth if you are unaware of what I am about to tell you.  First, consider at the DNC that Democrats removed the mention of “God” completely from their official position platform.  They further removed all mention of Israel and Jerusalem as their capital.   Both of these should have been clear warning signs to those that call themselves Christians and Democrats.  If you watched the DNC on TV you would have seen one man stand up and attempt to put God and Jerusalem back into the Democratic platform and he was required by rule to get a majority of the delegates to raise their voice and vote “Yes” in order to pass this position.  He called for the vote once, twice and even three times and each time the NO’s clearly won the voice level vote.  At the end of the third time he simply decided on his own that the “YES” votes won and that ended the voting session.  Many of the delegates in the audience quickly booed the decision and that is a major problem with being a Democrat.  How can you as a Christian associate with any people that are so far apart from the truth?  I do not know how you can, based upon what God says to do in His word:

Pro 14:27  The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Did the great majority of the delegates representing the U.S. Democratic Party from every state have any fear of God?  If you believe that you can boo God and be a Christian you are a fool!  If you think you can stand with people that boo God and still be a Christian you are still a fool.   To “fear” God is a Hebrew word that means a human position of humility giving God great honor and respect as He clearly deserves.  What kind of respect is it for Democrats to say to God we don’t want you God mentioned in our platform anymore?   Wow, I do not even know how to begin to justify someone saying I’m a Christian and still calling themselves a Democrat.  What did God say in this verse in Proverbs?  Did He not just say if you fear me you are on the path to life and if you do not fear me you are headed on the path towards death?  You better think a long time about what is being said here.  Let’s look at another verse that applies to this situation of the DNC vote.  Here we had a man that must have thought he was a Christian who wanted God put back into the platform and the majority of his fellow delegates blasted him down and said “NO”.  What does the God of the Bible say about this?

2Co 6:14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Can you read?  To be yoked to something is to be joined with them.  To be joined means to be united in purpose, plans and action.  To be yoked to anything is a clear personal choice unless you are their slave?  Are you the slave to other Democrats or the DNC?  If you are not their slave then you had a choice to be there and to call yourself one of them.  Consider the legal ramification of being present at the DNC?  If someone in the car that you are riding in commits a crime the legal system considers you an accessory even if you knew nothing about what was going to happen.  The guilt by association is a very important topic in the court of heaven.  Because you were voluntarily present at the conference you have become guilty of cursing the God of the Bible even if you did not commit the act.  Just because you are a registered Democrat you are further guilty by association with the group.  Now, shift to what it means to be unequally yoked as this statement is declaring.  I take this to mean you are out-numbered.  It is like a balance scale with you on one side and the rest of the God cursing people on the other side.  If they have tipped the scale in their favor then God says you better not be linked with them.

This is a major problem again from the scriptural standpoint of being called a Democrat.  To be in an organization that does not even desire to have any relationship with God is more than an awkward situation for you.  This man that took the vote should have shook off the dust from his feet and walked away from the cursers instead of doing what he did and continuing to be one of them.  Look at what Jesus said to His disciples:

Mat 10:14  And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

Does this not still apply to us today?  Are you not a disciple of Christ?  I know I am!  Of course this applies to you and I.  If we go and tell someone about Jesus and they reject it, Jesus said that we can walk away free in conscious that we did our job.  I feel like this would have made a much stronger statement than pretending that the “YES” vote won and add God back into the platform.  How long do you think that the DNC will keep God in?  Do you think that God will survive another vote?  I personally do not believe He will.  God and the Bible is being pushed out of the Democratic platform, it is just a matter of time before it happens.

The term “yoked” is a position of servitude whether you accept it or not.  If you desire to be a servant accessory of a people with a position that curses God then you are not a wise man or woman.  Take note with what these verses just said.  What fellowship does a righteous man have with an unrighteous man?  What communion does the light of God have with the darkness of Satan?  I know a lot of people do not understand the differences between what is being stated in 2 Corinthians 6:14 so they believe it is permissible to be labeled a Democrat.  That is exactly why I am writing and teaching this message today.

#2 OBAMA AND THE DNC EMBRACED HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE

Let’s consider point number two that was added to the official Democratic platform this year by Obama’s sudden change of position from the last election position.  In the last election Obama was clearly asked about gay marriage and he clearly stated that marriage should be between a man and a woman.  Now suddenly, the DNC and Obama openly embraced and joined themselves to the godless gay agenda by adding a gay marriage stance legitimizing the marriage between two men or two women as being normal and acceptable.  In doing this they have snubbed the Bible and the God of the Bible and they have departed to establish a new independent truth separate from both.  Here is the primary problem with the gay agenda; you cannot find it as a valid doctrine in the Bible anywhere.  In fact if you study the subject closely you will find a lot written about it in the Bible that says it is an abomination to God when people live this way (Lev 18:22).  I know that was an Old Testament verse reference and people are so quick to say that does not apply in the modern world.  Let me quickly show you a N.T. verse that is also equally very clear:

1Co 6:9  Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, (NASB)

God tells the church plainly in this text that homosexuals will never enter into the kingdom of God.  If people cannot be gay and be saved, what makes you think that you can be a Democrat supporting gays and the gay agenda and be saved either?  Perhaps you need a new perspective to the importance of being in agreement with God.  What is agreement?  Agreement occurs when two people make a pact to walk in harmony.  Disagreement is the antithesis and this simply occurs when two people are in opposite sides of any discussion.   If you look up possible synonyms for the term “agreement” you will find one term “covenant” is present.  That truth of covenant raises a new perspective and asks “Are you in covenant agreement with God?” or “Are you in covenant agreement with homosexuality?”.   Technically speaking if you are not in covenant agreement with God then you are not saved.  If yes, then God says you better agree with Him and what He says:

Amo 3:3  Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

You are being forced to make a choice today by reading the truth of God.  If you read what God says and still choose to be a Democrat and support Democrats and the DNC platform then you are not walking in agreement with God but with your godless political party.  That is an extremely poor choice in life to make yet people do it every day.  What God has just clearly stated is that you better agree with what He has spoken or you will not be walking with God.

People who do not make an effort to know what the Bible says are those that have chosen to ignore God’s Word.  Any non-decision to seek the truth is a conscious decision for ignorance of the truth.  Ignorant people will find themselves apart from God based upon what Jesus said to you at the beginning of this lesson.  You are not going to be able to call Jesus your Lord and then ignore what He has said about the subjects like homosexuality.  The two positions are mutually exclusive and incompatible.  If you do not know what the Bible says on the subject of homosexuality you need to find out very quickly.  No, the word is not officially found in the KJV Bible, but that does not mean that God does not give you what He thinks on the subject very clearly using other words.  I have a Bible lesson series on the subject called “What does God think about Homosexuality”.   If after you read this lesson series and choose to still be a Democrat then your blood is not on my hands any longer.

#3 OBAMA AND THE DNC KILL INNOCENT HUMAN BABIES

The discussion of abortion is a modern controversial subject that Democrats like to dance around by speaking about it using irrelevant oxymoronic terms like “Women’s Rights” or “Planned Parenthood” and others that twist the reality of child homicide into something legitimate sounding.  They have even gone so far as to call the unborn baby a “fetus” and not a human child even though that is clearly a lie.  The child in the womb is a new complete being after the egg is fertilized.  All of the future DNA of the complete human being is present at conception.  Cells continue to grow in the womb and develop but this same process occurs after birth also.  No human is born a completed mature work.  Therefore, the process before birth continues after birth and finally the child becomes an adult.  The baby developing in the internal water realm is no different than the external baby continuing to develop in the air realm.  If after birth the same attitude of reckless disregard is given as to the unborn life of the water realm baby and care was removed from them the child would not live in the external air realm either.  Developing cells that grow is the definition for life.  If a scientist found cells like this on Mars they would take extreme measures to preserve them.  Why then have ignorant deceived humans chosen not to value this life before birth the same as after birth?  Nothing was added or taken away from the process other than the taking of the baby’s life.  Things have gotten so bad in this area that many abortion procedures done by doctors today are to babies that could easily live outside of the womb with any proper modern care.  These procedures are called partial birth abortions and the baby is partly birthed and then deliberately killed before they can take a breath.   That is a totally insane ungodly behavior for any person to agree with but Democrats like Obama vote for it constantly to continue.

Today the determining factor for whether any baby lives or dies has been given into the hands of the woman carrying the baby.  That right there is another ignorant presupposition of the truth.  Who died and made this woman a god who decides who lives and dies?  Did the woman get pregnant by herself?   Here is where creative deceived people introduce a new argument of justification for the existence of abortions.  They say “what about incest and rape”.  They then use these minority cases to justify the existence of every abortion regardless if the woman consented to the sex or not.   God states in Genesis 2 that the two shall become one and this is a law of God’s created design.  Just because Satan has perverted it by enticing men to rape does not mean the whole result is evil.  One evil act never justifies another evil act.  The formed baby in the womb was not a participant in the evil so why is another evil taken out on them?  That just does not make logical or Biblical sense.  I recall no Bible verses that say if a man commits evil we need to kill an innocent child for retribution.

Take for example the young lady that had been kidnapped as a child by an evil man and forced to live with him for years and years until she finally escaped.  She was repeatedly raped and even got pregnant and had a child.  This child was still important and loved by God regardless of how it was conceived.  After the woman escaped the captor went to jail but she and her baby went home.  Perhaps in this case you believe we should kill the baby immediately after saving it from captivity?  What then is the difference between now and before in the womb?  Were they not both created through evil?  Surely this justifies us killing born healthy babies if they are conceived by evil acts.  If we kill evilly conceived babies after birth what stops any baby from being killed if they cry too much, are the wrong sex or whatever.  When is it murder and when is it allowable or permitted?  I do not see any lines that should ever be crossed personally.

When a woman determines that she does not desire to carry the baby to term, she chooses to commit murder and she terminates the life that God had placed inside of her by going to a clinic or by taking a pill these days.  You may quickly respond and ask who did you say put the life in her?  According to the Bible God says He put the life of the child inside of the woman.  Here is a verse that is about abortion but does not directly name the term:

Jer 1:5  Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

You can clearly see that God reveals that what the Democrats and liberals call the “fetus” in the woman was already known by God.  God clearly says “I formed you there inside of your mother”.  God also clearly says that I called you to be a prophet before you were ever born into this world.  What if Jeremiah’s mother chose to have an abortion today?  Would the prophet have been born?  Would God have stopped her from being so foolish?  I seriously do not understand why people cannot see that God will not override a woman’s will to murder her own child.   The woman’s body is the woman’s body but the child in her was not placed there by the woman so she has no right to remove it.  The child’s body is never a part of the woman’s body.  The child’s body is an independent new being awaiting arrival into this world.

In making these uninformed decisions the woman has engaged accomplices that help her.  The doctor is the instrument of murder that she uses to kill the life in the baby and I find that fact incredibly ironic.  The doctor takes a Hippocratic oath to save life and instead for money has chosen to ignore that oath and kill their own kind because an activist  judge somewhere said it was a legal act to perform.  Everyone involved in this act is a willing guilty participant or accessory and they are all ignoring God, the truth and the Bible in making this decision or even allowing this decision to be made.  That is just stupid if you ask me, but stupid is as stupid does.

In the United States alone there have been millions of abortions performed since it was legalized by a minority.  That is an awful lot of blood that is on the hands of women, doctors, judges, voters and politicians.  WHAT did I just say?  I said the blood of the murdered babies will be held on the account of all those that voted to allow this practice to continue.  If you do not think so, I would not want to be you on judgment day.  I did not do a complete teaching on this subject and I have other lessons that will expand it in more detail.  If you go and read “What does God think about Abortion” it will address more Bible verses that teach us about this very important subject.

#4 OBAMA IS AN OPEN LIAR AND DECEIVER

What is the definition of a liar?  When a man says one thing and then does something else does that make him a liar?  In my Bible I believe that is a very good definition for a liar.  What is the definition of a deceiver?  A very good definition of a deceiver is anyone that causes someone else to believe what is not true.  One good synonym for a deceiver is a “con artist”.  A “con artist” is anyone that tells you what you want to hear in order to get what they want from you.  A “con man” uses words to entice human behavior for their own personal gain.  Technically speaking a liar is a deceiver and a deceiver is a liar by definition.   Let me show you a verse that Jesus spoke to us all and you then tell me what it says on these subjects:

Rev 21:8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

So tell me what your God just said?  Is God a liar?  I strongly believe that God is not a liar and in this statement I believe it to be an accurate and literal announcement of truth.   If after reading this verse you still believe that it is permissible to be an abortionist murderer or a liar then I think that you are already deceived into believing a lie.  There is a missing message in many churches today called “Holiness”.   This old holiness message was previously taught strongly by many preachers but it is widely ignored in the modern Grace dominated church.  Because people believe that being holy is no longer a factor or a requirement for being a Christian they can justify being a Democrat and believe a man like Obama when he stood up in 2007 and said “I’m a Christian”.  Nothing done by Obama in the last four years has proven that statement true.   In fact his actions have proven the opposite.  Jesus very clearly taught us that we will know them by their fruits (Mat 7:16).   Jesus was speaking spiritually but said this spiritual fruit would be displayed externally in this natural realm in order for us to observe it and even possess the ability to judge it.  If you do not know what the fruits of the Spirit are perhaps you need to go study the subject closely because Obama has none of these that I can observe.  Let’s establish if Christians need holiness:

Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

1Pe 2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

1Pe 1:15  But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

1Pe 1:16  Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Both Peter and Paul were led by the Spirit of God to teach on the subject holiness.  Essentially God declared Himself to be Holy and commands that we are also to be the same Holy type.  This gets back to the goal of perfection.  If you are not striving to be perfect like God then you have already admitted defeat.  The Bible clearly says that God is a Holy God!.  The Bible also says that God does not lie (Heb 6:18).  Therefore anyone intentionally lying is not of God and will have their part in the lake of fire as Jesus clearly says.  I could spend a lot of time listing every lie publically spoken by Obama but that is a waste of my time and yours.    Other websites have done a good job at documenting many of these, just go and search the web and you will find more statements than you care to hear about.  If you have time to watch a video on YouTube I would suggest that you go watch these examples of lies spoken by Obama.  This video is by far not a complete list.  For example, Obama declared marriage to be between a man and a woman before being elected in 2008 but yet he has done everything in his power to reverse that even now making the clear position statement that marriage is beyond God’s definition.  Make sure you understand the definition again for a liar.  A liar is someone that says he will do one thing and then does something else.  I will expand the definition of a liar to be anyone that speaks anything that is not the Truth of God and that is a much broader definition.  Here is the video of lies, go check it out for a starter course:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg9m1F8B2_c&feature=player_detailpage

VOTING WARNING EXAMPLES FOUND IN THE BIBLE

Exo 32:1  And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

The concept of voting is found in the Bible if you actually look for it.  The word vote does not need to appear for the message to be revealed.  For example here in this story we have a nation of people in a desperate state of circumstances much like the United States today.  Their Godly leader Moses has left them, they think and now we see them making a cry for a change.  You do realize that voting is nothing but you asking for a desired outcome?   Do you remember what these people have been through?  They had just been delivered by God from a very oppressive harsh nation and a people that oppressed them greatly.  The power of God was displayed over and over until Pharaoh finally bowed to the overwhelming display of God.  The Israelites all had witnessed this deliverance but now in the wilderness when things were again tough they voted for change in gods and leaders.  Was this the right decision?  Was this the right choice?  If you continue to read down in the chapter you will find that it clearly was not!

Here is my point for this entire lesson.  Can you vote against God and expect a good outcome?   Whenever the Democrats voted to throw God out of their platform were they not repeating the historic act that was given to us by God to learn from?  Do you not understand what God says here about Israel?  God tells us in the New Testament that these things were written as examples but not examples to follow but for examples not to follow (1 Cor 10:11).  When a nation departs from God, the Bible and His ways they have also abandoned His hand of protection, His blessings and His favor.  When the people vote against God they open the door for judgment to follow.   Seriously do you feel the need to be judged?  Continue to vote against God and His Word and you will be.  Stop and read this next Bible example of a popular vote recorded in the Bible for us to learn from:

Mat 27:17  Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?

Mat 27:18  For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

Mat 27:19  When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

Mat 27:20  But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

Mat 27:21  The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

Mat 27:22  Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

Mat 27:23  And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

If you read this story with your spiritual eyes wide open, you will see another popular vote being manipulated by the elders of Israel and their priests.  Pilate clearly saw that it was because of envy that they were moved to do this thing to Jesus so he after being warned by his wife created a choice to vote on between two men.  One man Jesus was entirely good and one man named Barabbas was entirely evil.  Who do you think these men represent in our election?  Well, let me ask you who is in favor of murdering babies and allowing gays to marry?   Both of these are evil in the eyes of God.  Well Barabbas was elected to live and Jesus was condemned to die and this was the outcome of a popular vote of the people.  What does God say about this in the Bible?  You probably don’t know this either but this is God’s opinion of that kind of vote and voters:

Isa 5:20  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Wow, I do not understand how anyone can be a Democrat today knowing what I know from the Bible.  God warns people if they call evil as good and good as evil that there are consequences for these types of votes.  If America elects this evil Obama president again, there will be consequences and heaven help us all.  If you read down in this chapter you will find what God says will happen:

Isa 5:24  Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

These curses are because the people have abandoned the God of Israel and His Holy Word.  Major parts of the U.S. have just gone through a long drought that left the farmer’s crops and ranch industries decimated.   Do you think this is a chance accidental happenstance?  When a nation kills millions of babies and promotes gay life styles as the new normal I believe this opens the door for these types of events to occur.  Let’s end this Bible lesson with the conclusion of the Jesus vs. Barabbas vote:

Mat 27:24  When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

Mat 27:25  Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Pilate washes his hands of the matter and says this man’s blood is not on me.  The people of Israel declare let his murder and blood be upon us and our children.  In their minds they totally believed they were doing something good but their actions were not based upon any common sense or the truth of God.  Pilate could see it, do you see it?  I completely understand that God’s purpose was for Him to come to the earth and die.  I totally agree that God accomplished exactly His plan to the very detail.   However, if you believe that God manipulated the people and forced them to kill Him you are one of those confused people that believe God is a giant puppet master controller of our every move and that people lack any ability of choice.  God can use human nature without causing it to happen.  God knew what would happen before it happened so this is foreknowledge and not forced manipulation.  Unsaved people today have not really changed much have they?  They are still calling good evil and evil good.   Still killing good babies and letting murders walk free.  What was the outcome of this vote for Israel?  Did you realize that there was a consequence for their actions?

If you did not know it Israel was completely destroyed and leveled shortly after this event in history.  In the year 70 AD the entire city was decimated.  The natural nation of Israel ceased to exist for almost 1900 years after this.  The people of Israel were scattered broadly throughout the world and were continually oppressed and persecuted.  The curse that they placed upon themselves followed them from generation to generation.  It was not until the near extermination of the entire Jewish race under Hitler that prophecy began to come back into focus for this natural nation of people.  Do you think that rejecting the Word of God had anything to do with what happened to them in history?  Are there any parallels to what happened to the nation of Israel and what is happening here in the United States today?  I believe very strongly that there are many direct parallels and if we do not change quickly and embrace God and His Word as a nation again we will experience the same outcome.

So can you be a Christian and still vote for evil?  Can you be saved and ignore the Bible?  Can you vote against God and still be for God?  Seriously if you do not understand that this is not possible then your blood is not on my hands as I have already stated.  No not everything a Democrat does is evil and that is not my point here at all.  What you need to see is that it only takes a little bit of poison to kill an animal if it is mixed with a lot of good desirable food.   If Democrats were entirely evil people there would be no contest in this election, no one would vote for them.  But, since they lace their good deeds with poisonous intentions people are deceived in eating it all.  I have warned you, and I have sounded the alarm.   I am just one man on the wall willing to take the risk to blow an alarm sound of warning to the people of this nation.  You can do whatever you like going forward but the consequences will come for your vote for evil sooner than you realize.  This was the message that the Holy Spirit placed on my heart and I was just the messenger.  I pray that your eyes were opened and that I saved at least one person from deception.  If only one person was helped then it was worth all of my time and effort.  God bless and we will get back to the other Bible subjects as the Lord leads.

What Does God Think of Homosexuality? Pt 2 Searching for the Modern God for the Modern Family in the Modern World?

(Ver 1.2)  This is Part 2 of a series of lessons about “What does God think about the subject of Homosexuality”.  This will be a little bit different today than my usual Bible lessons, but certainly not less controversial in any degree.   I am committed to tell the truth regardless of what it costs me, so if I lose readers today, I’m sorry, but I believe that someone has to tell you the truth.  You might ask, why do I write so much about this subject of homosexuality and not any other sin?  The primary reason that I write so much about it is because it is the only sin that I know of that is being preached and taught to be a normal reality of the truth and an acceptable alternative Christian lifestyle.   Homosexuality is the only sinful habit that is portrayed on TV, in movies, on the internet and in magazines to be normal.  You never see a murderer on TV as being someone who is normal.  It is only the Homosexual Community that has organized themselves into groups that promotes their agendas and their lifestyles as a minority group equivalent to the African American, Asian or Hispanic population of our country.   It is only the Homosexual community that is exalting their sin to be equivalent to the color of someone’s skin.  It is only the homosexual community that has support groups to help people to be and stay gay.  Alcoholics have AA which is a group to help them get free from alcohol.  But, now the Gay community wants everyone to believe this is just who we are and we can’t change.  If only the convicted rapists and child molesters in our country could learn how successful this is working for the Gay Community, I’m sure in the future we will see another organized sinful group come forward promoting themselves to everyone that this is just how I am and how God created me so you will just need to accept me like I am.  After all I have rights.  So this is why I will preach against homosexuality by proclaiming the truth of the Word of God and why I do not talk about other sins to this level.  As soon as murderers and rapists start to organize I’ll preach against them next.  It might shock you that I compare homosexuality to murder and rape, but according to the word of God sin is sin no matter what sin you are guilty of.  You will also note that God gave gay sinners in Sodom and Gomorrah the death penalty for their lifestyles so that is another good reason to lump them together.   You should read the law of God in Deuteronomy and Leviticus and find out what were death penalty acts in the eyes of God.  You might be surprised at what you find there.  Maybe I will show you some of these scriptures later in this lesson.  Therefore, according to God and the Bible I can lump your every sin in the same general wrong behavior category.  If you feel slighted and want to organize a movement for your sin to be accepted, I’ll give you the same level of attention as I do to homosexuality.  The louder the Gay Agenda gets, the louder I’ll get with the truth so that someone will hopefully hear it.  So this is Part 2 and if you did not read “Part 1” you should go and start there.

 Modern Family Cast Picture

I can look around in movies, on TV and on the internet and see that there is something that has been building that is still very disturbing to me.  It is nothing new, but it is a growing threat of deception to our world that we live in.  So I will talk about it and see what the Bible says, to hopefully change someone’s perspective on reality.  Here in America there is a popular award winning TV show that is called “Modern Family”.  It is humorous to me that they call it “modern” when it is actually not a new or modern situation at all.  The Bible tells us that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecc 1:9), so obviously anything they are claiming to be modern has already happened within our human history but they want to ignore this fact.  There is a famous quotation that states “Those that ignore the past are condemned to repeat it”.  This TV show is a basic redefinition of the classic Bible and God family which consists of a husband and a wife using humor to preach their Gay message of acceptance and tolerance.   Too many times modern people think that if you make sin funny then it is possible to say and do anything and we will buy into it.   If you watch this show and laugh at their jokes then you have already bought into their message of the existence of a normal sin.   Notice the picture that I included from the cast of this TV show.  Notice how they mix subtly the sin with the normal and dress them all alike in white portraying the message of normal and purity.  They have preached a deceived gospel that is designed to confuse people into acceptance.

I do not watch this show and the only reason that I know about it is from watching the morning news type programs that report about them and interview their actors or just talk about them.  In this morning’s show they interviewed some “modern families” that they discovered in America.  One modern family was a household that consisted of two women who now had two young sons.  This family had a sperm donor who was also a gay man in his own modern relationship in order to even have these children.  I do not know or understand that the fact that they had to go to an outside party to produce a child was a problem to them?  In interviewing one of the children, he told us that this family was just like every other family and that the house was built around love.  Of course he had two moms and when he called for mom, one would answer and he would have to say no, my other mom.  His dad (sperm donor) was not living in his house but would spend time with them on the weekends and none of this mattered to this child.  Obviously to him and his narrow perspective this was a normal family like everyone else.  So it is very clear to me that this family is deceived and highly confused to what the definition of normal is and what God thinks about this type of arrangement.  You see if you are raised in an abnormal house and you do not know the difference to what normal is then to your perception of reality and your circumstances become normal to you.  What if you were Tarzan, raised in the jungle by a family of apes, would you not think that your ape family was totally normal?  All that I can see is that if they have concluded that their family is no different than any other family in America, then Christians have done a very poor job of revealing God to the rest of the world to show what normal really is.  This TV show called Modern Family has won acclaim and awards and has a major following in America.  Forty years ago this show would not have even made it on TV, but today we have become so much more progressive (degenerate, perverted, debased, deviant, depraved, immoral) in our views of what is allowable and permissible that it is no wonder that this show is on TV.   This is because we live in a modern world and everything is different now, right?   This is certainly what people want you to think anyway, but technically speaking there is nothing that is different today than what it was four or five thousand years ago.  Of course we have technology, cell phones, cars and airplanes, sperm donors, en-vitro and all of these types of things that are new, but the people that are using them are the exact same kind of people who lived thousands of years ago.  Let me show you what God wrote a long time ago:

Ecc 1:9  The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Are you under the sun?  Is this talking about you?  According to the Bible and what it teaches us there is absolutely nothing that exists today that has not already happened yesterday.  People want to look at only external things and ignore people, their thoughts, emotions, intentions, desires, lusts and the other hidden things of the heart and say today we have different more modern challenges facing us.   No you see we still struggle with the exact same challenges as Solomon who wrote this verse in the Bible thousands of years ago.  We envy each other, we become jealous of each other and we still desire so many things that are only for our own individual purpose.  Do people still rob each other, kill each other and lie to each other?  Exactly what is different today than back then?  Can you really come up with any new or modern emotions, motivations or thoughts that anyone can think today?  Oh, sure you couldn’t text your message back then and you couldn’t blog about your thoughts back then, but what is different other than that?  Are not the messages still the same?  How you do something is not as important as what you are doing and why.  People today look at homosexuality as being a major change to the modern family.  People think that this is some new physical attraction that has never existed before.  It is funny how God wrote about homosexual men in Genesis the first book of the Bible and tells us how He destroyed this city called Sodom because of their immoral lifestyle.   If God writes about homosexuality in the first book of the Bible, this is proof that this is not something new just for today.  Go read the Genesis 19 account of the city of Sodom and see the story of how Lot and his wife and were a normal family who lived in a modern city of progressive homosexuals and then see that this is exactly what we are seeing on the news today.   The only thing that we are not seeing today that did happen then is God rained down fire and brimstone to kill them all and I’m sure that this is coming in the near future after God takes me out of here like he took Lot’s family.  There is truly nothing new under the sun.

People like to confuse and combine God’s love and forgiveness with God’s acceptance.  After all, the Bible says “God so loved the world that He gave…” (John 3:16).  So people have concluded in error that since God loves them how they are right now (which is true) that God also accepts them as they are right now (which is not true) and there is no growth process or changes to ever make in their lives.   However, you cannot find that in any verse in the Bible.  God loves you yes, but God loved you so much that He gave, so that you could change to love Him back.  You cannot ignore parts of the Bible you do not like to accept only the parts that you do like.  The Bible informs us that God is a Holy God and that must be balanced corretnly with a Loving God theology equally.   There is a central theological theme not found in many modern churches very often and this is the concept of repentance that goes with the concepts of God’s love and forgiveness.   I doubt very seriously if any modern gay church preaches about repentance.  They must tear these pages out of their Bibles in order not to offend anyone.   Everyone in the modern church wants to be forgiven, saved and not go to hell, but it seems that not very many actually want to repent and change to do it.  To be repentative is a divine concept that originates from you “being sorry” for your past.  Sorrow begins by recognizing what you were doing was wrong and then turning your boat around to make a new course of change and correction for your life.  As long as you are happy with your sin, you are not able to be repentant.  If I did not love you I would not try to tell you the truth.   I would not care and I would be like everyone else in the world.  It is only because I love that I write you a letter of truth to try to help you.

You see I got a long comment from a man that called himself a gay Christian and today is my response to his ignorant comment.  He is obviously confused and deceived into thinking he is a Christian and that God has saved him.  However, he told me very plainly that he had no intention of ever changing.   He was happy as a gay man and that this is just how God made him.   You see, he told me that he had these thoughts and feelings since he was just six years old and therefore he concluded this was just who he was.  This is a clear demonstration of how easy it is for the devil to deceive people in the world.  Because he did not understand that he was a spirit living in a body and how spiritual things work and how Satan can easily bring abnormal thoughts and feelings to natural humans from the supernatural realm, he had just learned to accept them as normal reflections of who he thought he was.  He allowed his abnormal thoughts and feelings dictate and define who he was, rather than attempting to learn the TRUTH from the Words of the Creator God who made him to be a man.  What people do not realize is that Satan can give you evil thoughts even from a young age and tell you whatever you want to hear.  Satan can tell you that you are just a monkey.  A man named Darwin believed this for a while and wrote a book about it; maybe you read his ignorant book also.  Why is this gay man not a Christian?  There is no repentance present; no sorrow and no desire to change.  Jesus said “If you love me you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15).   Obviously my gay commenter does not love Jesus or he would not ignore God’s commandments.  Do you know what the commandments of God are?  The commandments of God say some very direct things about this subject that leaves no room for interpretation.    No the words homosexual and  homosexuality are not in the Bible.   Maybe you think you have searched your Bible and God is silent about this issue, or it could be that you just did not know what to look for.  Here is one of the commandments of God that you need to know:

Lev 20:13  If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

According to God’s Law, this verse says that homosexuality was a capital offense in Israel.  God gave these words to Moses for the people to learn what is acceptable and what an abomination in the eyes of God is.  This verse says that when a man has sex with another man in a manner designed for a woman that it is disgusting in His eyes.  So why do you not know how to read or see the truth presented right in front of you?  It is simply because you are not interested in seeing the truth.  If find the truth is not a priority in your life there will be no truth found.  Today too many people would rather live their lives of lies rather than to change to know the truth.  Let me give you another witness of what the Bible actually says:

Lev 18:22  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

This says the same thing, but the Bible says let every word of truth be established in the mouths of two or three witnesses so I wanted to give you another Bible verse that speaks of males having sex with other males like they were females.  God still says it is a disgusting human act.   Let me give you another verse that applies to this subject today:

Deu 22:5  The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

The Bible says some pretty shocking things.  God pulls no punches nor does he ignore any sin.  God is smarter than you obviously think.  God says that if a man dresses like a woman or a woman dresses like a man, it is an abomination to God.  I see this everyday on TV and in movies.  Cross dressing fantasies are a normal type of behavior in the world today.  We have movies like “Tootsie” and others that have popularized this behavior as being normal.  You can walk down the street and see someone and think, is that a woman until you get up close to them and see that they are just a man dressed like a woman.  This is basic homosexual behavior and they view it as normal.  If you have ever seen a gay pride parade you will know what I am talking about.  If you have ever seen a gay convention or assembly it is easy to spot this behavior.  Are not these the commandments from God that Jesus said if you love me you will do my commandments?   If you do not think so you are more than confused you are deceived, and I cannot help you.  Do you suddenly think that God has changed to delete these words from the Bible or that they do not suddenly apply to the modern world?  Maybe you think that God has changed His Book of Commandments to the a modern Book of Suggestions.  Has God updated His theology to include a modern interpretation of this very old information?  This is what my gay commenter is hoping for.   There are many who try to teach the O..T. law is not valid anymore but I disagree with that wrong assessment.  Sodom and Gomorrah were both destroyed before the law of Moses was even given.   You can clearly see that if God destroyed these cities for their immoral acts of homosexuality and that this must still cause problems in the modern world.  Read this next verse in the N.T. very carefully:

Jud 1:7  Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

What does God still say about Sodom and Gomorrah here in the book of Jude in the New Testament?   God says that these were examples of men going after strange flesh who are now in the flames of eternal fire.   Do you think that they are happy in hell right now?  Do you think they are still having a party in hell right now, having sex with each other?  If you do you do not understand that the spirits of men and women in hell do not have physical sex anymore.  Plus the torment of hell is so great that there would be no way that you could have any pleasure even if you wanted it.

According to Malachi 3:6, God says “I am the Lord and change not”.   Then in James 1:17 it says “There is no variableness or shadow of turning” with God.  So if you are looking for a modern God to accept your modern sin lifestyle choices you are about to be greatly disappointed with your decisions that you have made.  You have placed all of your faith in a made up temporary fantasy world rather than accepting the truth.  Even if you were really gay and lived to be 99 years old, it would not matter billions of years from now if you are in hell.  Eternity in hell is a never ending place of torment.   You see if I did not love you I would not bother to tell you the truth.  It is only because I love you that I care where you spend your eternity.  So as long as there is a gay person standing up for equal rights, I will teach the truth.  As long you say this is just who I am, I will tell you that you have no idea who you really are.

I challenge you to search your Bible for your definition of the modern family and see if you can find it.  Then search your Bible for your definition of the modern God and see if you can find Him also.  Sure God loves you and died for your sins just like he died for my sins.  So I am definitely no better than you are.  But, there is a difference between us, I repented and changed and you are happy with the way you are.   Just because God loves you, does not mean that God will force salvation upon you.  Sure God is powerful enough to do this if He wanted to, however it is just the love of God that restrains Him from doing this to give you a freewill choice.  God will never use His force or power to make you change unless you ask Him to change you and that is totally different.  You see I had another commenter on my website who spoke of coming out of homosexuality.  So there is proof that this is possible in the world today if you look for it.  If you are happy with your life today then you have allowed Satan to deceive you into a temporary state that will not last very long.

Heb 11:25  Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

Here is God’s reaction to the sin and lifestyle choices that you are making today.  Here in this verse God informs us what causes people to get noticed by Him.   Because Moses chose to be with the people of God He is included in the Bible as a hero of the faith.  If Moses would have chosen to live sinful in Egypt for what God calls a season, God says that he would have lost out on his good eternal outcome.  Sure sin has pleasure attached to it for a while.  But, pleasure for a short while and torment for an eternity is a crazy choice to make.  I am one of the ones that God says are His people and I have come to you with an old message of choice.  You can still choose today to have your pleasures in Egypt over entering into Kingdom of God with the people of God, but your eventual outcome will be a very sad one.    I’ll pray that you will make a higher choice to come out of Egypt.

What Does God Think About Homosexuality? What Does The Bible Say?

(Ver 1.3)  This is “Part 1” in a series of advanced Bible lessons on the subject of “What does God think of homosexuality”.  This of course is a hot topic and one that is fiercely debated, even in churches.  There are so many controversial subjects that people just want to ignore, because they do not want to offend anyone.  I never recall Jesus avoiding any issues that were brought before Him but, I also do not recall Jesus ever directly addressing sin in any area of people’s personal lives.  People need to understand what Jesus said in John 3:17.  Jesus claimed that He was not sent into the world to condemn the world but through Him the world might be saved.  This of course, people are very quick to point out, Jesus never said anything about homosexuality and I have even heard people try to accuse Jesus of acting like a homosexual.  It is amazing how  foolish people can become when they want to justify their erroneous ways and their sinful lifestyles.  While Jesus rarely addressed sin, you will find that after He healed people, He would sometimes say, “now go and sin no more unless a worse thing come upon you” (John 5:14).  To the woman caught in adultery Jesus said “go and sin no more” (John 8:11).  So Jesus never said that sin was OK and acceptable.   Jesus never justified sin, nor would He tolerate people doing everything they wanted to do.  So it comes down to a question of the definition of what sin is and this varies tremendously from person to person.   Some think their sin is better than someone else’s sin and thus they justify themselves to be righteous in their own eyes.  The basic modern argument for homosexuality being forced down our throats is a statement that claims this is who we are.  They claim that God created us this way.  This is the only sin that I know of that makes these assertions.  So that is why I am writing about homosexuality and not about adultry today.  I have never heard someone caught in adultry say this is just who I am and you will have to accept me this way.  Therefore, I am not here to discuss all types of sin today, I just want to focus in on what the Bible says about homosexuality and see if we can determine if God thinks this is a sin, based upon the Bible and not my opinion or yours.

While some people like to claim that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality they quickly forget that Jesus was God in the flesh and that He said plenty about the subject in many other parts of the Bible.  While Jesus was walking the face of the earth in the flesh, you will notice that one of the only things that Jesus ever confronted was religious people who thought they knew more than He did and proclaim themselves to be better than everyone else.  Self-righteousness still abounds today even in the church.  We have church people protesting Homosexuals and Abortionists and in doing so, they proclaim themselves to be perfect.  As a result Christians are portrayed on TV and in the news as the hate mongers.  Christians are viewed as those who are hateful towards others and intolerant towards minorities.  Is this what Jesus did?  Didn’t Jesus tell the crowd of potential stone casters, “He that is without Sin, Cast the first stone”?   I think you could legitimately change that to say, “To Him that is without Sin, Pick up your Signs and Posters and hold them up!”.   It just doesn’t make much sense what people think is right to do, if you think about it.  Christians should change and become more like Christ and less like those in the world.  In Jesus’ lesson about fishing for men, you must conclude that you never try to clean a fish, until you first catch one.   Too many people are trying to get clean fish first and then take them to God to be saved and this is not how it works.

What are Christians suppose to do?  I believe that Christians should just tell the truth and that would be a great place to start.  The truth is a very difficult thing to tell people sometimes, because it is not easily accepted by many who do not wish to hear it.  The truth is often times rejected on purpose so as to deflect blame, shame or guilt away from their lives.  While there are many who want to portray an openly gay life style with open pride today, there are equally as many who are ashamed of their ways.  People do not like to tell about their childhood experiences, where a grown up abused them and did things to them that they should not have done.  These are the areas of life that hurt people and cause emotional and psychological damage and people think that many times they are better left unsaid and swept under a rug somewhere.   Because I do not know you, I cannot speak about you.  I can only tell you about my personal experiences and you of course can believe them or not.

A male family member that I know of was molested as a child by an older male relative.  I know this, because I was there.  It was the middle of the night and this male relative tried to molest me too, but I was too big for him and I said leave me alone.   Because I did not know what to do, I did nothing to stop him from molesting this other relative.  As a result of this attack, this young male family member later turned to a homosexual life style.  But, I know where it started and how it started and this was not how he was born.  This is rarely talked about in the world, in the news media and on TV.  That is unless it is committed by someone in the church.  Then it is run up the flag pole like, look at these people who say they are Christians, they are just perverts who molest our children.  Because people do not normally talk about these events in their young lives, most pretend that they never happen.   What people do not understand, is many Gay men want sex with young boys and that is widely swept under the rug and never discussed.  We can easily understand that being a pedophile is a sin, or at the least against the law.  But we ignore the bigger problem, that there is a heart issue, a mind issue and an emotional issue that is not being addressed in the victims of these molesters.

As a teenage male growing up in America in the sexual revolution 70’s, I was targeted by older males.  Satan also attempted to get me into this lifestyle.   I was picked up and did not know what was happening before it happened.  These guys were aware that I was under age and did not care.  That is why they picked me to begin with.  Being naive is both a blessing and a curse, you are kept from knowing what people really want, but when approached you are easily tricked into being somewhere you should not be.  Because, I was young and naive, I was a candidate and an easy target for these predators.   So how many Gays are talking about this kind of behavior openly, not any that I know of?     I am very thankful to God that these creeps did not scar me for life or get me to change who I really am.  I am also thankful to God for not allowing them to hurt me more than they did.  People rarely talk about these kinds of things, and it is very difficult for me to even admit that I was there.  I could have very easily been drawn into the deception of this wrong life style.  I could have been deceived into believing that I was just like them.   So I have given you my personal experiences with this issue.  Gays would make sex with young males legal if they could get away with it.  I would venture to say that most Gay men have been molested somewhere in their childhood and have been deceived into the lifestyle, but do not discuss it.

So the title of my blog is “What Does God Think about Homosexuality?”   Just based upon what I have written, so far about my experiences what do you think that God thinks about what men do to children?  Or even what women do to little girls?  Do you think that it is OK, in the eyes of God?  Is this how God created people to act?  That of course is a very loaded set of questions.  God loves everyone, but does not approve of everything that people do.  It is not OK to do something’s, just because you are able to and you want to.  There are many things in the world that are here, not because God created them for us, but because, man wanted them for their pleasure and self-indulgences.    What does God think about “homosexuality”?   Let’s look at what God says in the Bible and just see some of the examples of God’s thoughts toward the subject.

Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Churches, who ordain gay ministers, must ignore vast parts of the Bible.  Here is God speaking about women who are making a critical mistake.  God calls it “vile affections”.  These are women who have sex with women for their own selfish pleasure.  God calls sex “natural”, but only between a man and his wife.  The natural use of a woman is not to have sex with another woman.  If you do not know how to read, you can obviously make up excuses and attempt to explain away what God says very plainly.  The term “vile” means indignity, shame,  reproach, dishonor   and disgrace.  Those are some pretty strong words for something that God does not look upon with favor.    The term “affections” can mean “lusts”.  I will talk about this word more as we look at the next verse in the chapter:

Rom 1:27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Now it starts to become much more more obvious to what God is talking about.  God is definitely saying that sex between a husband and his wife is natural.  However, God says that sex between two males is a clear “error”.    The term “unseemly” in this verse means “indecency” .   What is indecency?    We have heard the term used “indecency with a child”.  That means that in the eyes of the law, you are doing something that you should not do to a little child.  This can include touching them inappropriately to speaking suggestively to them, or whatever.   “Indecency” in the eyes of God is what happens when a man has sex with a man.  God calls it something that should not occur.  It is an abuse of the specifically designed sexual reproduction principles established by God.   You have heard of drug abusers and alcohol abusers, well God is calling men who have sex with other men sexual abusers.  God is saying sex has a purpose and was designed in a certain way to be between a husband and wife and anything else is abuse of the design.  People ignoring God’s moral standards have sought to establish their own definitions of morality.    The term “error” in this verse means to be “deceived”.  God is saying that men who have sex with men and women who have sex with women have been “deceived”.   Who is the deceiver?  Of course the deceiver is Satan.  Satan has caused men and women’s minds to be tricked into believing a false reality of who they really are.   If you know how to read and to look up the definitions of the words in the Strong’s Concordance you will see that I am telling you the truth.

So now let’s discuss what God says is the reason for this deception and how it works.  The Bible says that these men “burned in their lust” one toward another.   What does that mean?  What does it mean to burn?  What is lust?  If you look up the word translated as “lust” in Strong’s it is very interesting.  Lust means “excitement of the mind”.    I have often times heard it said that the mind is the devil’s playground.  This is how he is allowed to work to deceive people.  Do you know that it is illegal for the devil to appear to you and try to trick you naturally?  I guess I won’t go there today, but Satan uses people’s thoughts to entice them into doing things that they should never do.  You know that men who molest children or just have sex with other men do not start out that way, they have done it hundreds of times in their minds before they ever act it out in the natural.  Doing wrong things outwardly are all just manifestations of inward fantasies, projections and thoughts.   The reality of acting out a “lust” is always the result of a previous repeated fantasy of someone’s imagination.  What you continually think about, is what you will eventually do.  Think wrong things, you will eventually do wrong things, this is how God designed the human mind to work.  If you put the right things into your mind, you will get more positive things to come out of your mind into your actions.   But, if you put Garbage into your mind, you will always get garbage out of it in what you do.  Why do you think the Bible says for us to put forth an effort to “RENEW OUR MINDS”? (Rom 12:2)  The renewal process of the mind means a renovation or the replacement of the old previous thoughts in your mind to think new and improved ones from God’s Word.  You could call it a mind thought upgrade to think higher spiritual thoughts.  By replacing the old carnal thoughts, with new spiritual thoughts we can eventually change what we do.  People wonder why we have such problems in our schools and never place the blame on the fact that we have taken God and the Bible out of our schools and are now are reaping the results of producing spiritually ignorant children without morals and standards.  Ok, I got off the subject, I was talking about homosexuality and how people become homosexuals and told you about your mind being the cause and then went into schools.  Sorry about that.  I started this paragraph speaking about lust and I need to get back on track..

Lust is a longing for, something that is highly desired to someone.  Did you know if you do everything that your flesh longed for, you would be in really bad shape?  Lust is something that is a normal human emotional state, but what you lust after is always the root cause of every problem.  The verse in Romans was talking about the unnatural sex between people of the same sex as being a result of unnatural thoughts that were acted out.  So why do some men lust for men and others do not?  Why do some men lust after alcohol and some do not?  The Bible says we are all carried away with different things, there are many different temptations in the world (James 1:14).  For the most part, it came about from something that happened in their childhood, their parents could have been alcoholics and it was passed down.  This is a factor that you should realize.  The sins of the parents are often times passed to the children.  Let’s change the focus and go back and see if Jesus ever said anything about homosexuality:

Mat 19:4  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

Jesus asks a very basic question about creation and I wonder why Gay people do not see that He is talking to them.  While some people say that Jesus never talked about homosexuality, I am about to prove them wrong.   Jesus in effect is saying “Are you STUPID”, can’t you READ?”  In the beginning did God create them MALE and MALE or FEMALE and FEMALE?  Or did God create them Male and Female?    Somehow, God must have changed His mind somewhere in the course of human history.  I can only guess that this is that these homosexual proponents must think today!  They obviously declare that God created me this way.  I’m Gay because I was born Gay!    The lies and the deception from Satan are very deep when it comes to this issue.  People seem to think that God has changed somewhere during the last 6000 years, and the Bible clearly says that God never changes (Mal 3:6).  So what do we do with Bible stories like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19)?   In this story two men show up at Lot’s house and the house is surrounded by the men of the city.  These men demand for Lot to send the men out so that they can have sex with them.  However, these men were angels and they strike the homosexuals blind and later destory the city.   I guess we just ignore these stories and pretend that they are not in the Bible and let these people continue with their lie.  We are just all suppose to get along and become more open and tolerant and just look the other way and pretend that it is not happening.  After all God must have intended to created Adam and Steve, instead of Adam and Eve, He just made a mistake.

1Co 6:9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor  idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

People can be exceedingly foolish, sometimes.  They think you have to have overwhelming evidence to the fact of anything in the Bible in order for it to be true.   Just because some people cannot find 15 to 20 Bible verses about the subject of homosexuality, they feel it is not worthy of mention and deem it to be insignificant to their view of God.  However, God does not view it this way.  In fact God says we only need at the minimum, two verses in the Bible to establish any truth.  If you can find just two verses it is an established truth from God’s perspective.  That is the Bible law of interpretation and you can ignore it, if you want to.   Here is another very clear verse in 1 Corinthians and it says something that is profound if you look up the definitions of all of the words.  God starts by declaring that He is talking about the “unrighteous”.   Unrighteousness is the opposite of being righteous.   To be “righteous” means you are in good standing with God.  The Bible declares that true Christians have obtain the righteousness of God, so we know that this verse is not talking about true Christians.  The word translated as “unrighteous” means “heathen” and “wicked”.  So the unrighteous are clearly warned that they will not inherit the kingdom of God.   The verse then goes and defines who these unrighteous people are.  Most of the descriptions of these next terms are sexually based.  So right there we have a major problem being presented to the church.  I’ll start with the word “fornicators” and that word means “male prostitute”.   Isn’t that interesting?   This is someone who sells their body for the sexual pleasure of others.  This word can apply to homosexual prostitutes as well as heterosexual prostitutes.  But I do not see the need for most women to buy a prostitute so this is not what God is talking about, is it?   Now let’s skip to the word translated as “adulterer”.    The word in the Strong’s carries the “male” gender for a word that is a derogatory definition of a “male lover”.   Again this is not a good word for men.  Now let’s continue to the next word translated as “effeminate”, we can already see the negative implications on this word.   The Strong’s defines this word as a “catamite”.   A catamite is defined as a boy that is kept for the sexual pleasure of an older man.  This is the definition of a homosexual and you can ignore it if you want to stay in your sinful ways, but it does not change the truth.  Finally, the last Greek word in the verse tops off the list with the most plain conformation and definition, this word is translated in the KJV as “abuser of themselves with mankind”.  Already we see a pattern of definitions that is clearly not an endorsement of the homosexual lifestyle.  This Greek word is defined in Strong’s as a “Sodomite”.   This is just so clear that those who do not want to know the truth have been blinded by Satan to not accept what God is saying to them in a clear warning.  Sodomy is male sex with a male.  I mean give me a break, the only way a male has sex with a male is either orally or anally.   Males are not designed this way and God tells you very clearly that it is an abuse of the original sexual design of humanity.    So those who want to continue to be how they say they were created will probably not change no matter how many scripture verses I give them.  Gay men and women will always ignore the truth for whatever they want to do.  Either they will see the truth and change or they will encounter the error of their ways for an eternity.   This is what the Bible says, so accept it or choose to reject it and die in your sins, it will always be your choice.  I’m sorry if I’m being very blunt, but it is time to be plain, sound a clear warning and tell the truth.

1Jn 2:16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

We have already clearly seen the relationship of lust to homosexuality, if you do not understand the relationship of the two, then you do not want to know the truth.  What is homosexuality?  What is the definition of homosexuality?  It is the sexual relationship of two people of the same sex.  So why do people do this?  The Bible calls it the lust of the flesh.  To lust after flesh is said not to be of God, but is said to be of the world.  God is giving you some very clear information about homosexuality in a non-direct way.  If you think that you can lust after a man and be a Christian man at the same time, God says this is not of Me.

2Ti 4:3  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

This is what churches are doing who let in Gay ministers.  They ignore God’s truth and preach their own version of godliness.    They do not want to have to change, so they change the Bible to fit what they desire.  The subject of lust is widely discussed in the Bible, and you should be able to see how it applies to homosexuality.  If you do not, it really doesn’t matter what God says to you anywhere, you have already made up your mind to stay where you are at.  Did you know God will let you do that?  God never forces anyone to change.

I could give you many, many other Bible verses on the subject that are far more direct and speak clearly on this subject, but I have gone long enough for now.  I suppose I will hear some criticism about what I have written.  I know there are churches in America that stand up and allow homosexual leaders to teach and preach and to be ordained as God’s chosen ones.  These people have gathered together teachers who justify what they want to hear and have chosen to ignore the truth.  Do not be deceived with them.  If you are going to a church that promotes sin as something good, you are going to the wrong church.  I always get amused at people who do not like what God says in the Bible.  People like to attack the messenger and want to kill them for bringing them the bad news.  God says certain things about homosexuality that will not be popular with those who wish to continue in their ways.  I did give you enough information in this one blog to show you how you change what you are doing, if God is talking to you today.  If you do not agree with what God says in the Bible, then I prefer not hear the words of fools and idiots, so do not leave me any negative comments.  Take up your negative comments with God and not me, I did not write the Bible.

It is difficult not to have an opinion on this subject of homosexuality.  We cannot go anywhere, where it is not thrown in front of us.   If you have been on vacation to any of the popular destinations in our country, you have been confronted with homosexuality on every street corner.   San Francisco has widely been held as the capital city of the Gay community, put we were confronted with it  in Key West, Florida and even north in Martha’s Vineyard, then certain districts of New York City.   We were in Orlando Florida at Disney World, one year and it just so happened to be the same time that Disney held Gay Pride Day or something like that.  There are Gay Pride parades and events in every major city now and they dress up and cross dress and do as many perverted unnatural things as they want to call it all normal behavior.  Very few places in the world are now not open to the blatant show of in your face sin.  Almost everyone in the media, and on TV and in the Movies have come up with a direct homosexual agenda that is being rammed down the throats of God fearing Christians.  The News media likes to put homosexuality in the same category as racial bigotry and hatred.   I do not know how they can confuse the two issues and think we can lump these into the same level of intolerance.   One is a Sin and the other is the color of someone’s Skin.  Is there a difference, you bet there is.  The homosexual lifestyle is portrayed as a valid alternative lifestyle on TV.  Homosexuals have come out of the closets in droves in the last 50 years.  Gay marriage is being pushed in every state as a violation of their rights.  Acceptance and equal rights is the agenda of the Gay community.  All calling for acceptance in who they say they are.  This is the way we were born, this is how we are, it’s in our DNA, and so they would like to try to convince us.  They are claiming to have been born with a Gay gene.  Now having said all of that, I do not think Christians should go around and hold up signs, telling Gays that God Hates Them.   That is idiotic and not helping anyone.  Where in the Bible does it say that God hates Gays?    Christians should not be in the Gay bashing or hatred realm of existence.    We are to preach the good news, like Jesus did in a way that might help some.  I believe that Christians are to stand up for what is right and base what we believe solely on the Bible.   So have you ever read the Bible?  What does it say about Homosexuality?  I have not found anything favorable or tolerant about this sin, have you?    However, it is still just a sin like every other sin and God views all sin in the same light, on the same level plane.  One sin is not greater than another if you study your Bible, you will see that God does not rate sin in varying degrees like people do.

So if you are struggling with this issue and thinking there is no hope, you are wrong.  You do not know the power of God to change the hearts and minds of people who want to change.  If you want to stay where you are and do what you do, God will let you.  I have given you enough information in this blog on what it takes to change.  With God’s help you can do it.

If you want to go and read the next lesson in this series you may go to “Part 2“.

Many Will Be Called, But Few Chosen! Predestination Debunked!

(Ver 1.3)  This is Part 2 in an important series of Bible lessons addressing the erroneous belief of extreme “Predestination”.  If you did not read “Part 1” I would highly recommend that you start there and come back to this lesson.  Today I will address the erroneous philosophy of “predestination” again using the Bible.    In my last blog I talked about how some believe that God intentionally hardened Pharaoh’s heart so that God could work great signs and wonders in Egypt.  I guess some people think that God was just wanting to show-off!   I do not know how people can get such mixed up ideas, but I guess it takes all kinds.  In this blog I want to talk about another “hard saying” found in the Bible that appears on the surface to indicate that God has preselected some people and others He has purposely rejected.   It appears to me that some even take it and twist this message to say that God has predestined some for salvation and others for damnation.   This of course to me is clearly in error and it violates the character of God and it turns Him into something that He is not.  If this was true, it would make God the Great Nazi Deity in the sky, who kills the inferior races and only selects those who are worthy or superior enought to be saved.  Isn’t this what Hitler did?   Is God the same as Adolf Hitler?  I do not think so!  What we have is a classic example of what I call “taking ‘a’ truth and trying to make it ‘the’ truth”.  This is a widely popular error found throughout the church body where men choose to wrongly divide the Word of Truth in order to believe in their incorrect interpretation of the Bible.   People need to realize that there is more than one truth found in the Bible and in order to correctly interpret any verse you have to take into account all of the other related verses.  This of course is a very challenging problem we all face, because  none of us knows every related Bible verse.  Bible study is like building a house or a building.  You must start with a basic firm foundation of Biblical truths to begin.  If you try to build on anything else your house of interpretations will fall down too easily.  So what we do is learn everything that we can about the basics and then start to build upon what we know and correctly apply these things to the new things that we learn.  That is the best that any of us can do.  Truth always builds upon truth yielding a sound and tight fitting construction, which will result in a structure that is not easily blown down.  True Bible Interpretation is not a house of cards that can be toppled easily.     So let’s look at one of these Bible verses that seem to indicate “predestination” on the surface.

Mat 20:16  So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Here we have Jesus, God in the flesh speaking to us directly and you can very easily take it the wrong way.   You can use your limited human mind to conclude that God is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient and therefore, whatever God wants is what happens to everyone.   You can take this statement by Jesus to mean that God has chosen some and others He has rejected.  I mean on the surface it really looks like this is what it could be saying.  However, if you think about it more closely you will see that interpretation is a house of cards.  You see why would God call “Many” and only choose a “Few”?    If God was only going to select a very few, you would think that God would already know who was going to be selected and not bother calling those that would not be selected!  Don’t you think that makes logical sense?  Why even call them if they are not being selected?  That would make God a teaser and a tempter.  Hang some bait out in front of someone and then yanking it away right before they get to it.  Sorry, you were not selected!  Is that your God?  That is not my God, so either we have different Gods or one of us is deceived!  However, there are other hard sayings found in the Bible that are equally hard to accept on the surface and here is one of them:

Rom 9:13  As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

This is a difficult verse on the surface.  How can God choose one son over another?  You could take this as a predestination act of God, if you wanted to.  The verse before this one says that while the children were still innocent and were even still in the womb, that God said the “elder shall serve the younger”.    What people do not realize is there is a major difference between “predestination” and “foreknowledge”.   There is a major difference between causing something to happen and knowing what will happen.  God clearly tells us that He makes known the end from the beginning.  Is this because God has predestined the end, or is this because God lives outside of the dimension of time and can forsee the end results.  I personally believe that God can see the end and this is what He reports, especially when it comes to the knowledge of what people will do like Jacob and Esau.  God already knew the character traits of each child and what they would do and what they would not do.  However, “predestination” would dictate that God predetermined what each child was purposed for and preselected one and rejected the other.  In other words in the “predestination” theology man plays no role in who God selects.  I talked about God being the great puppet master in the sky, pulling everyone’s strings making them do this or that depending on what God wants done at that time.  This is a common religious philosophy that is widely taught in some churches.  These people subscribe to a “no fault” religion.  They believe whatever happens to them in life, it is just not their fault!  They did not do anything to cause it and they could do nothing to stop it!  That is very ignorant to believe like that, but many people do it any way!  After all it relieves them of any responsibility or accountability for what they do.

So why would God choose Jacob and not Esau?  If you recall Esau ended up selling his birthright.   Jacob probably did some unethical tricks to get his father’s blessing but nonetheless Jacob has became the rightful heir to his father’s name and fortune.  You also have to realize that Jacob and Esau and this story is a spiritual foreshadowing of events to come.  This story has parallels in the natural that are patterns and types of what God was going to do in the spiritual realm.  Jacob is a type of Jesus Christ.  I believe Esau is a type of Adam, Jesus Christ’s older brother.  But, I know I do not have time to teach this and I probably already opened a can of worms that is causing some readers to draw back, so I’ll stop there for now.  What we must realize is that Jacob was selected by God, because of what Esau had decided and the actions that he had chosen.  People play a role in what God does through people more than most people realize.  What people want and desire, what people think,  what people say and do all play a key role in whether God is able to use them.  If you want to live in sin and be mightily used by God, guess what, God is not going to hesitate to look for someone else.  You are the determining factor to whether God is able to use you!

So why would God hate one son and love another?  What does God hate?  Let’s look in the Bible for the answer to that important question:

Deu 16:22  Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God hateth.

It would appear that God hates it when people serve false gods and idols.   Hate is a very strong word.  If God hates something it must be very bad.  Do you think that Esau could have been involved with another god or idol?   Do you know that it is exactly possible, here is another verse that speaks about Esau found in the New Testament:

Heb 12:16  Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

This verse in Hebrews is interesting, isn’t it?  The verse is talking about “fornicators”.  In the Greek this word means “male prostitutes”.   Because Esau compramised his integrity and sold his birth right God  selected Jacob.  You should use your Bible search program and go through and study the verses you can find out about “Esau” for there are many references in the Bible to him.  He is a natural type of something in the spiritual realm that God hates.  But, also look for verses that refer to “Edom” for this is the nation of children that came from Esau and see what God says about them.  It is a fascinating study.  Maybe after you read all of these verses you can begin to see why I believe that Esau represents Adam and Satan. 

So let’s move on to some  verses found in the Bible that directly challenges the theory of “predestination”.  These verses will cause a conflict that must be resolved in order to correctly interpret the Bible.  I’ll start with one in Proverbs:

Pro 24:23  These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

You see on the surface you ask, why is this verse related to our subject and that is why the Bible is so difficult to understand for many.  They just don’t put the pieces of the puzzle together correctly so they end up confused and wrong.  This verse ends in a statement that a judge should be fair to everyone.   If a judge gave one man a 10 year sentence and let another man off for no time for the exact same crime, would that be fair to the one that got 10 years?   Does God have mercy on some people like this and others He does not let off the hook and throws them into hell?  Isn’t God the Supreme Judge of the Universe?  So does God judge differently than you should?  Why do you think that God came to the earth in the flesh in the first place?  I believe it was to set an example that we should follow.  So we should be attempting to become just like God?  I believe that we are.  So if God tells us to judge without respect to persons, God is already this way!  Do you get it?

Act 10:34  Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

So God tells us what Peter the Apostle discovered.  Peter says that God shows no “respect of person”.  This Greek word has the following definition from the Strong’s:

From G4381; to favor an individual, that is, show partiality: – have respect to persons.

This Greek word is pretty clear in its definition.  To be partial to someone means you look favorably towards them.  It means you place a higher preference or priority upon one than the other.  It means you esteem some and look down upon others.  This is the Bible definition to having “respect of persons”.  It is clear that this is not an attitude that we should possess towards anyone.  But, that doesn’t mean we should accept everyone as they are either.  If you do, you will have to let your pedophile teachers, teach your Sunday school classes and that would be crazy wouldn’t it?

Rom 2:11  For there is no respect of persons with God.

Unless you are spiritually blind you cannot read a verse like this and still believe in the philosophy of “predestination”.    This verse clearly says that God does not show favoritism towards anyone.  God does not play favorites.  God does not  grant favors to anyone.  God is fair and treats everyone the same or God is being unfair.    You of course can ask a lot of questions and refuse to believe that this applies to God, but you would be failing to see what God is saying in the Bible and that is a huge mistake.  So God has said for us to be fair towards everyone, because I am fair to everyone.  So what is the determining factor of why God chooses one and not the other?  As we saw with Jacob and Esau, it had more to do with what they did and not so much with God forcing the decision.  Here is another interesting verse that is certainly relevant to our subject of “predestination”. 

Luk 10:42  But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Jesus is at Mary and Martha’s house teaching and Martha comes to Jesus and complains that her sister is not helping fix the food for everyone.  What was God’s response to this question?  Did God say, “Mary I have chosen her and not you,  I have done all of this for a purpose and a plan that you do not understand”?  You see that would be a true “predestination” theologian’s viewpoint.  Fortunately for us God did not say this.  But, God says “Mary has chosen to hear the good things and I will not take it from her”.  It appears that Martha could have chosen the same thing that Mary chose and asked Jesus to feed them when they all got hungry, but she didn’t do that.  Jesus seemed to think that Mary’s choice was better than Martha’s choice, can’t you see the difference?  Did what Mary choose to do affect her personally and the results that she got?   Did what Martha choose to do affect her personally and the results that she got?  The answer to both of these quesdtions is, YES!   The decisions people make are directly involved in God’s ability to use them and that determines what they get.  People have more to do with what God does, than they can possibly imagine.

Rev 3:20  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Apparently God wants to come in and have dinner with you!  If God wants in the door, do you think that God is not powerful enough to come in?  Why would the omnipotent God be standing on the outside knocking if He really just wanted to come in to eat with you?  The answer to that question is because God is a Divince Gentleman.  God will not force anyone into anything.  They must choose to open the door to let Him in.  Do you see how ignorant people can get with their invented religious ideas that God is in control of everything that happens to a man, to his house and him opening the door to let God in?  If God was in complete control He wouldn’t be knocking and waiting for someone to let Him in would He?   God is God and He is all powerful, but He does not violate your freewill choice.  God will not force you to open the door to your heart and let Him in.  You have the responsibility to open the door and invite Him in.  If you do not do this, God is a perfect gentleman and will not kick the door down like a thief or a robber. 

Let me end this blog with this new and different perspective to the subject of predestination.  Many times people do not think when they read the Bible so here is something new to consider.  If God only chooses some why does this Bible verse say what it says?

Psa 69:28  Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

You see you can very easily read a verse like this and completely miss what it says and think that it does not apply to anyone or anything.  However, Jesus thought it was important enough and says this about it:

Rev 3:5  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

So what does this have to do with predestination?   It is because you do not see, that you do not understand.  This verse says everyone’s name was written down in the “Lambs book of Life“, but that some of these names have now  been blotted out.  In other words, God expected everyone to be saved, but obviously there are many who did not accept the free gift.  You see God did not write your name in the “book of life” after you got saved.  The Lamb’s book of life had every name of every human that was supposed to be here on this planet already enter into it.  We can therefore conclude that God wanted everyone to be saved and those that overcame are the only ones that their names now remain in the book.  So if God predestined anything or anyone, God predestined everyone to succeed and to be saved, but some chose to reject God’s plan and do their own thing.  The word “Blot Out” means that the name was already there and removed or covered over using “God’s Whiteout”.   People who are young do not understand the concept of “whiteout”, but those who are older do, before computers were around people would type pages manually and have to cover mistakes up with a white liquid paper product.  I think you can still buy this product, but I doubt if it is very widely used for anything.  This is however, the concept given to us in Word of God.  God writes every name in the Lamb’s book of life and then depending upon their actions and decisions, God is forced to remove their name, if they so choose.  It is truly amazing what the Bible says when you can see it!  God Bless you and may you be blessed with the knowledge of Him that freely gives us all things!

If you would like to continue to read about this subject you can go to “Part 3“.

Introduction to the Trinity of God, God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost!

(Ver 1.4)  Today’s lesson is “Part 1” in an essential Bible series of truth concerning the revealed triune nature of the Godhead.   This lesson will be focused upon an essential introduction of the subject.  Because there are new Christians all the time,  I realized people are like me and do not know everything.  There are new people choosing to come into God’s family every day that need to learn the fundamentals of Christianity.  Furthermore, this seemingly simple subject can become immensely technical and deep.  So I will occasionally teach on basic Bible concepts that everyone should become intimately familiar with.  By building a strong foundation on the Word of God, you are better able to defend your faith to others who may raise questions to why you have chosen to place your hope in and believe in the Bible (1 Peter 3:15).  If you do not know anything the Bible says you are not able to share with others to help them enter into His truth.  So today I want to introduce another basic foundational Bible concept.  How can one God be viewed in three different ways?  It is really not too difficult to understand these three personalities of God, if you research them in your Bible.  They are easily seen, frequently named and usually only ignored by  people who do not want to accept them.  God is called first and foremost a Spirit (John 4:24).  Therefore every other manifestation of God must originate from His Spirit.  You see one manifestation of God is accomplished by Him giving Himself a new titled description for His Spirit.  God the Father is a title or a name for the Spirit of God who procreates and has covenants, a family and children.  God is the Father of all spiritual beings (Heb 12:9).  If you have a spirit (and you do), it came from only God’s Spirit given to you in your mother’s womb at conception.  This truth delegates the responsibility of all human spirits to acknowledge God to be the original Father of their spirit.

Then there is God the Son.  This manifestation of God occurred when the Spirit of God came upon Mary the virgin and she conceived a male child named Jesus (Luke 1:35).   The body of Jesus came about as a union of the Seed(Word) of the Father God and the egg in Mary’s womb.  The combination of these two (physical egg and Spoken Spirit Word) produced a child that was not God, but yet had the Spirit of God in Him.  It might seem rather confusing at first, if you have never been taught this way.  You see the Bible says that “No Man” has ever seen God (1 Jn 4:12).  But we know many men and women saw physical Jesus Christ when He was here on earth.  But they all technically just saw the body that contained the Spirit of God and they never actually saw God who is a Spirit as we learned from John 4:24.

The plot thickens however, because Jesus did say “when you have seen me, you have seen the Father” (Jn 14:7).  So Jesus did not separate Himself from the Father at any time.  Jesus repeatedly said that He and His Father were One (Jn 10:30, Jn 17:11).  So when Jesus walked the face of the earth and spoke to the people, whatever He said was God speaking, because Jesus was God in the flesh (Mat 1:23).  Or we could also say that the Spirit of God was in the flesh of Jesus.

BIBLE FACT 1: ONLY ONE GOD

I think I will begin this lesson by establishing Bible verses that clearly declares that there is only one true God who created everything.  There can be a potential problem when studying the trinity because of these three titles, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  These three titled manifestations of the God can easily lead some to believe we have 3 different Gods.  But this not true.  Only One God created everything we see and God gives credit to the operation of all three divine descriptions to have participated in creating us.  Let us start with a basic law from God in the Old Testament:

Deu 6:4  Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

This is a classic verse written in the Law of Moses.  God declares that He is One Lord!  The children of Israel widely accepted this verse and believe in this One True Lord!  However, when He visited them personally in the flesh, they put Him to death on a cross.  Why didn’t they recognize their God?  That is an obviously good question to consider and answer.  It seems the Nation of Israel is still stumbling over the same things as they did back then.  I have talked to Jews and they hate Christians and put them down as a false religion.  Little do they know that they are the ones now in the false religion of works that will not save them.

Mar 12:29  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one  Lord:

Jesus, who was God in the flesh did not contradict the Old Testament law, but further confirmed that there was only one Lord God.  Many times people have a tendency to limit what God can do and put God in their very small and limited religious box.  God can do something so very radically different that the things we can think of with our simple natural minds.

In fact God has already done some very radical things that we are just now discovering in the Bible.  But, these people in Jesus’ day did not recognize their God, because they did not expect Him to be standing in front of them in this humble form.  Perhaps they had read about God in the burning bush speaking to Moses, or in the cloud on top of the mountain meeting again with Moses and they think that this is the way God always talks to men.  So heaven forbid if God does something so new or radically different to come in person in the flesh and stand before them and speak!  That just doesn’t make any natural sense for an omnipotent God to do, does it?  Of course the Jews were not privy to all of the facts either.  They did not know that the angel Gabriel had visited Mary when she was a virgin and said she would conceive a child by the Spirit of God.  They were not privileged to know that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the city of David and the prophesied birth place of their Messiah.

The Jews only knew that Jesus was a man from Samaria and a city of Nazareth.  They understood how, He had grown up like every other child in the region and nothing appeared to be different or unique about him.  They assumed Jesus was just like the other children in the family of Joseph and Mary and no different than His natural half-brothers or His natural half-sisters.  The Jews made wrong assumptions and never attempted to find out the truth by asking relevant questions.  They were deceived by Satan and they killed the God who came to save them.  Thank God, they did because we now are saved because of it.  Obviously, God foreknew how they would react and what they would do, since He purposely chose this specific time in human history to be born into the world.

Mar 12:32  And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:

Here is a verse of scripture that confirms what the Jews believed.  They knew that the Bible said there was only One True God!  This scribe declares that there are no other true gods except Him.  But, yet he was talking to Him personally and never realized it either.  That to me is a very sad story.

Jas 2:19  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

The devils and Satan know there is only one True God!   They are extremely fearful of Him.  In fact they are doing everything they can legally and illegally do to try to keep the plan of God against them from coming to pass.   It is interesting to see how many men and women in the world are so passive toward God.  So many could care less if there is a God, they are consumed with their own agendas.  People’s priorities sure need to change, don’t you think?

Mal 2:10  Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

Here is an interesting verse of scripture.  It tells us that there is one true Father God.  Then it also says there is only One True God who created us!  The Bible is a very complex book and tells us many things that are difficult to wrap our human thinking minds around.  The trinity of God is one of these concepts that is difficult to fully grasp for human thinkers not thinking in a higher spiritual God kind of way.  How can one God be manifested in various ways using different names and titles?  You see this verse calls God the One Father, but yet Jesus in John 8, in talking to the Jews said “ye are of your father the devil”.  So obviously Jesus did not see them as his true spiritual brothers.  Jesus clearly said that He had a different spiritual Father than they did.  This partly demonstrates an ongoing problem of many religions in the world today.  The Jews thought that God was their father, but Jesus declared something that was completely different than what they thought.  So they were wrong and Jesus was right.  Many people today want to be all inclusive and say every religion is just another path to the same god.  But, they are also wrong.  Let us look at another verse from 1 Timothy:

1Ti 2:5  For there is one  God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

You see the Bible declares something very different than what people think.  That is why Christians are many times accused of being hateful and narrow minded.  Those who see the truth, know that there are not many paths that lead us to the True God.  For example, this verse in 1 Timothy declares the opposite.  God says there is only one path way to God and that is only through the man Christ Jesus.  The Messiah Jesus was God in the flesh!  God came to the earth personally to accomplish everything that He needed to accomplish and He did it personally to insure that it was done correctly at the right time in the precise way.  The term “mediator” is an interesting Greek word so let’s look up the definition and see what it reveals:

From G3319; a go between, that is, (simply) an internunciator, or (by implication) a reconciler (intercessor): – mediator.

The word “internunciator” carries a meaning of someone who speaks on the behalf of someone else.  “Inter” can mean between and “nunciator” is someone who speaks.  So Jesus became the one in between man and God who is authorized to legally speak to each opposing party.   So a “mediator” is someone who is also a go between of the two parties often times in a legal battle.  Both of these titles fit the situation the human race was in.  We needed someone to be our legal attorney to plead our case for us, because we did not have a legitimate case without this help.  God provided Himself an intercessor, a spokesman for the human race when we had no chance of salvation.  Because God became a man, every man and woman now has a chance to talk with God personally.  Humans were incapable of saving themselves and we were in dire straits without a hope of any future.  God provided the way out of our dilemma, before we ever understood what a dilemma we were in.

You cannot be narrow minded when you read the Bible, if you are you will not be able to accept some of the radical concepts that God introduces you to.   God is One God, but comes to us in different ways for different purposes.

Remember that the Bible says that “No Man” has ever seen God, but that doesn’t mean we cannot come to know Him.  God being a Spirit, makes it difficult for natural men and women to grasp all of the hidden qualities of His nature and personalities.   What we must do is become spiritually open to what God wants to do and realize that whatever He does will probably be different than anything we could have imagined.  Learn the lesson of the Jews who did not recognize their God when He chose to walk in their presence in the flesh.  You see the Bible says God is not a Man (Num 23:19)!  That was a completely factual truth when these words were recorded in the Old Testament.  But that does not mean that God could not become a man if He choses to do so.  Jesus Christ was the Word (God) made to be a flesh body (Jn 1:14) and it was this human body that contained the Holy Spirit of God.  But I do not believe that this manifested physical body containing God limited God in His spiritually manifested form to only be in the body of Jesus.  In fact the Bible clearly tells us that every Believer who has accepted Jesus as their Lord now has the Spirit of God living on the inside of them.  So obviously God’s Spirit is bigger than the individual body of Jesus Christ alone.  Part of the Spirit of God is in me right now!  If you are a real believer, then a part of the Spirit of God is also in you!  Because the Jews put limits upon God and would not let Him out of their small mental box, they were unable to see Him clearly.  Do not be guilty of putting God in your small box and miss Him either!

1Co 8:6  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

There are so many verses that declare and name God as being One!  This verse speaks of two parts of the trinity as both being this One God that we are learning about today.  God the Father, is the original spiritual father.  But, Jesus Christ, the Son of God is also this same One Lord God!  Notice that this One Lord Jesus Christ created all things.  So you cannot separate the two manifestations of God and say they are two different Gods or Creators, they are just two personalities of the same One True God.  Now let us shift focus from seeing God as being just Two to see how God claims to actually be Three in One.

TRIUNE = THREE IN ONE

1Jn 5:7  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

This is one of the greatest scriptures in the Bible directly naming all “three” members of the unified trinity and calling each of them all One!   However, notice that the Son of God is called the Word of God in this verse and that is a revelation that you need to get a hold of.   In John the 1st chapter verse 1, God tells us very Clearly that God and the Word are One in the same.  Then in verse 14, God tells us that the “Word became flesh and dwelt among us”.  So we can now begin to understand how God could become a man called His Son in the flesh and still be God Almighty.  I guess I should address the fact that this verse is widely reported to be false because it is not found in every manuscript.  However, this is the ploy of Satan to attempt to delete these words to cause doubts in the minds of people.  You see you can find this basic information in several other verses in the Bible and therefore I am confident in all of these verses of truth.  Check in John 5:37  and see where God the Father is being a witness of God the Son.  Read about Jesus being called the Word of God in Revelation 19:13.  Look at 1 John 4:14 where it speaks of God the Father and God the Son.  Look at John 15:26 where Jesus the Son of God describes the Spirit of God coming forth from the Father God to “testify” of the truth of Jesus.  A witness in the Bible is always someone who can testify in a court of law under an oath, so again we see the trinity in very revealed self-evident terms.  There are many verses in the Bible like this but I’m not going to do all of your Bible study for you today in this introductory lesson, so please make the effort and go and search to find more of them.

CONCLUSION

So this has just been a quick and simple introduction to the subject of the trinity of God.  I concentrated mostly on scriptures that declare that God is One True God.  But, I also introduced you to the fact that God can do things differently than we expect, if He wants to.   It is interesting that God always worked in the Old Testament through a mediator, a go between.  Either Moses, or another prophet would go to God and get the message that He wanted them to hear.  God used this principle and pattern of a go between for literally hundreds of years.  But, when God became the “go between” in the form of the man Jesus Christ, the majority wanted nothing to do with Him.  God did something the same way that He had always done it, but implemented it in a different way and they automatically rejected Him because He was so different than what they thought.  Jesus Christ became the Moses mediator of His day on earth and God’s own people refused to listen to Him.  I guess being “narrow minded” applies to many people in the world.  Everyone thinks they know what they need to know and when God does something different, we like to criticize it and brand it as a false teaching.  What the Jews should have done was to search the scriptures and find out what God was going to do and then verify if what Jesus said went along with it.  Instead of thinking they knew what was right and what was wrong, they should have been open to some new viewpoints of truth.  We as Christians also need to search our Bibles and see what God is going to do and remain open to Him potentially doing something that we did not expect Him to do.

Finally, the Bible says that Satan will do everything that he can to deny the deity of Christ.  The antichrist we are told in 1 John 2:22 will deny that Jesus is the Christ and claim that God had no Son.  God says very specifically that this antichrist will deny the existence of both the Father and the Son.  There is a major reason for this denial of truth, which I cannot get into today in this lesson.  If it were not important God would not have warned you about this.  I will say briefly two major religions of the world deny God had a Son and these are the Jewish and Islamic religions.  That is very important for you to know if you miss the rapture.  It is clear to me that Satan will do everything in his power to deny the trinity of God and will cause many people to fall into deception to believe this lie that there is not a trinity.  You need to understand that this is why it is important to know and study this subject so that even you will not be deceived when this occurs.  Thank you for reading and studying the Bible with us at Agapegeek.com.  God bless you and please share this lesson with everyone you know.  Press “Like” also and all of this will help others find us.  God Bless you until next time.

If you would like to continue reading in this series, please proceed to “Part 2” now.

What in the World is God Waiting For? 3 Things God is Waiting for Before Jesus Returns!

(Ver 2.1)  Did you know that God is waiting for specific things to occur before Jesus comes back?  If you did not know this you could be a potential hindrance to when Jesus comes back.  I know that doesn’t sit well with a lot of religious minded people.  People widely believe that God is sovereign and because God is sovereign they believe that He also gets whatever He wants, whenever He wants it.  Nothing happens they believe unless God commits it or permits it.  If this was the way God really was, He would remind me more of an immature two year old who always wants their way and screams when they do not get it.  I do not think God acts like a two year old.   A two year old has no patience!  But, God is described to be the God of Patience in Romans 15:5.  You do understand that if God was not waiting for anything to happen, then God would have no need for the virture of “Patience”, right?  The association of God with the term Patience reveals that God waits for things to occur and that He does not cause these things to occur.  Of course it is more complex than this, because even the farmer has patience for his crops, but yet he is the one that planted the seeds to cause the predetermined future outcome of his crop.  This is really a better anaology for God’s patience also.  God awaits for His outcomes to come to maturity that He has planted and we will see this more clearly as we continue through this lesson.  I hope that you understand what I just said about the concepts of paitiece and what the word means.  You see, I do believe that God is sovereign, but I also believe that God has character, morals and principles that place self imposed limitations upon Himself to what He does and when He does it.  This is called self-control and this is a clear sign of physical and spiritual maturity.  Patience is also a Christian developed attribute or fruit that God is awainting to manifest in all of us. 

There is a popular church doctrine called preminence that states Christ’s return is emminent and at hand.  Meaning there are no scriptures left to be fulfilled in all of Bible prophecy for His soon return.  There is two erroneous assumptions dictated in this doctrine.  The first problem is that you assume that you know and understand every Bible prophecy and this is clearly a mistake from someone who has raised themselves beyond where they are presently in spiritual knowledge.  No one but God knows every prophecy and understands them all.  Are you God?  Then there are the verses in the Bible like the ones that I’m going to give you today, that these types of teachers must explain away or ignore completely to hold fast to their doctrine of preimence.   So what does the Bible tell us are the certain specific things that God is patiently waiting for to happen before Jesus returns?  Today I am going to discuss three things that God is waiting for.  When I read verses like these, I ask myself, if God wanted them to happen, why doesn’t He just make them happen?  That of course is an excellent question.  Apparently God is not in total control of everything like some people think He is.   Before we start let’s define waiting.  What is waiting?

WAITING:  remaining inactive in one place while expecting something to happen

According to this defintion , the word waiting means to sit inactive in one place while expecting something to happen.  Does God do this?  To think of God being inactive blows my mind, and I know it is hard for people to conceptualize.  However, you might be surprised that God does do this.  You should actually read your Bible more closely and pay attention to find out what God does and what God doesn’t do instead of just assuming you know.

1. GOD WAITS FOR THE PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH

Let’s look at an important verse found in the book of James that clearly tells us something that God is patiently waiting for, before Jesus returns to the earth:

Jas 5:7  Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

What is this precious fruit of the earth that God is waiting for?  This verse is clearly saying God is waiting for something in relationship to a prerequisite requirement that must occur before Jesus’ return.  You do realize that God is the husbandman in this symbolic filled verse?  One interpretation for this verse is telling us that God is waiting for people to get saved before Jesus returns.  God wants everyone to get saved according to 2 Peter 3:9.  If you read 2 Peter 3:9 you will find the word “longsuffering” associated with God and this is again referring to God’s great patience in waiting.  If God wants everyone to be saved, why isn’t everyone saved already?  Apparently it is up to others to go tell people so that they can get saved.  Apparently people have to accept the free gift of salvation.  So apparently God has done everything that He is going to do to get people saved and He is now waiting on us to go into all the world and preach the gospel (Mk 16:15).  This verse in James tells us that God has “long patience”.  Did you know that patience is a sign of maturity?  If you do not make people do the right thing, then sometimes it takes patients to give people the opportunity to learn to do the right thing.  This is one of the greatest qualities of the Omnipotent God!  God wants people to get saved, but will not force anyone into making this decision.  So God is waiting with great patience for as many people to get saved as can.  There are many days on earth I look around and see all of the evil things going on and ask God “What about today?  Send Jesus back today!”.  But, I know there are so many more people who can be saved if we try to reach them.

The salvation process is also being called a farming process.  A husbandman is the owner of a field where a crop was planted.  The husbandman plants specific seeds into the field that He desires to see grow to produce specific mature crops and this created process always requires time to develop.  What does a farmer do after planting his crop?  Mostly a farmer waits for the crop to come up.  This is an inactive time befor the coming harvest season.  Is God’s crop ripe yet?  Has this planted crop fully matured?  You do know that the harvest season is upon us?

2. GOD WAITS FOR HIS ENEMIES TO BE MADE HIS FOOTSTOOL

So we have seen that God has long patience and can wait for what He wants to happen without forcing them to happen.  What else is God waiting for, before Jesus comes back?  In this next verse God informs us of something that is potentially controversial, yet I still believe what it says:

Heb 10:13  From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

God is waiting for His enemies to put under His feet.  A footstool is where you put your feet to rest them.  The coming time of rest is a 1000 year millennial time period that corresponds to the 7th day of creation when God rested from His work in Genesis 1 and 2.  God expects His enemies to be made His footstool before this happens.  Where are God’s feet?  The feet are in the body of Christ.  Christ is the head, but the church is the body of Christ so where is God’s feet?  Who are God’s enemies that He is expecting to be under our feet?  It is Satan and his demonic host of angels.  God expects them to be placed under our feet.  Jesus will not return until this happens and I know that is a very controversial part of my blog.  I have heard many preachers claim that Satan was put under foot by Jesus on the cross.   However, the Bible has so much more to say about that and I will not attempt to elaborate on all of these verses in this blog.  If you desire to learn more about this you can read my blog on “The Seed of the Woman, The Seed of the Serpent“.  So the Bible says God is waiting for His enemies to be made His footstool, when is this going to happen?  How is this going to happen?  What is God waiting for, is it you again?  I’ll give you a very quick overview to help get you started:

Rom 16:20  And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

I will close this section with this verse helping to prove Satan is not underfoot yet.  At the time of the writing of this book of the Bible, the Apostle Paul claimed that Satan’s head was not yet bruised.  Paul wrote this well after Jesus was raised from the dead and had returned to heaven.  The majority of preachers today teach that Jesus was the seed of the woman that bruised the head of Satan, but they have to ignore Romans 16:20 to adhere to that interpretation and that is a major problem.  Therefore we can easily understand that Satan has not yet had his head bruised.  If you recall this was a prophecy that God made in Genesis 3 speaking to Satan.  God told Satan that the woman and her seed would bruise his head.  Who is this prophetical woman and what is her seed?  If you read the Bible study above you have a good idea already that this is the church body.  The church is the bride of Christ called the coming woman in Genesis 3:15 and she is the woman that will bruise the head of the serpent.

3. GOD IS WAITING FOR THE MATURITY OF THE CHURCH

We are now at the third thing that God is waiting for before Jesus comes back.  Again, we have more controversy with these verses, because they are difficult for many immature Christians to accept.  It is many times like discussing Algebra with a 4 year old.  They are just not ready to accept it and do not have the basic understanding of all of the necessary subjects to discuss these advanced topics.  Nevertheless, here I go and I hope you will understand it:

Gal 4:1  Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

Gal 4:2  But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.

There is a parallel being given to us in these two verses of scriptures.  They state that a child is not ready to rule until he or she has grown up and matured.   As long as they are still a child, it says they are no different than a servant, even though they are ruler of everything.  Children require teachers and governors so they do not hurt themselves or others either by accident or on purpose.  Children do not have the maturity God is looking for to put His enemies under His feet.  God is waiting for the church to grow up and to become mature.  Quit bickering and fighting over trivial childish things and become a mature Christian.  The church is the joint heirs with Christ that this verse is paralleling.  Even though we are these heirs, many Christians are still developing and in need of maturation.  God is waiting for us to grow up.

Rom 8:19  For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

God is waiting for the manifestation of His children.  Even as a natural child is born physically and needs constant care and attention, over time they begin to develop skills that allow them to take more and more responsibility over what they do and how they do it.  This is a natural process that corresponds to a spiritual process that God is trying to get us to see and understand.

1Co 3:1  And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

In this verse God says that He could not talk to the people in Corinth about spiritual things, because of their immaturity.  God is saying that every Christian starts as a baby Christian, but He expects them to grow up and mature.  An immature Christian is mostly concerned with carnal or natural things.  A mature Christian is more concerned with spiritual things.  This is one of the signs of maturity in the body of Christ.  Where does this put you in the spiritual growth chart?

Heb 5:12  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

God’s word is spiritual growth food for your spirit.  But, this spiritual food comes in two extremes of basic milk formula for children and strong meat for mature Christians.   A new baby Christian requires to focus on the very basic milk concepts of God’s word in order to grow.  God’s word has both basic milk simple subjects and complex advanced meat meat subjects.  These advanced topics are the strong meat that God is referring to and a baby Christian will choke if you try to feed them these subjects.  Just like little natural babies cannot eat any solid food for many months, spiritual babies cannot understand the strong meat of God’s word.  Natural babies are introduced to small quantities of soft non-milk food and they eventually will develop enough to be able to eat anything.  This makes it very difficult to teach any subject, since we are all in varying stages of spiritual development.  I have a tendency to teach advanced subjects, but some people do not understand them simply because of where they are in their spiritual growth. 

1Co 1:7  So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

So if you are like me, we are all waiting for Jesus to come back and take us out of here, but who is waiting for who?  You have to ask yourself what can I do to help this process along.  Is there anything God is needing me to do today?  Do I need to grow up and become more spiritually aware?  Do I need to mature spiritually?   Do I need to do anything to allow God to put His enemies under my feet?  Do I need to go and tell someone about Jesus today?  Do I have anything to do with when the return of Jesus is?  I hope that you see that you do.  Share this lesson with your friends today to help them grow and learn that there are things that God is waiting on patiently before Jesus returns for us and by us cooperating we could help God end this thing more quickly.  God Bless you and thanks for reading my Bible lesson today.

What Does God Think About Abortion? Pt 4

(ver 1.3)  This is now Part 4 in the essential Bible study series of lessons on the subject of “What God thinks about abortion”.  If you have not read these lessons from the beginning I would strongly recommend that you go back and start with “Part 1” first.  I don’t know if this will be the last lesson on this subject or not.  I will just try to wait to see if and when the LORD would like to say more to us on this subject.  There is really so much more to learn.  There are so many subjects in the Bible that need to be taught and understood.  However, I do believe that this subject of abortion is one of the most important areas focused upon in the heart of God at this end of our time on earth.  This evil has become so common and acceptable in the minds of people.  This act of killing the voiceless has happened to millions of children that are now missing from our world.  The legalization of this evil by 7 men on the U.S. Supreme Court has overruled the beliefs of what was a dominate majority of sane people back in 1973.   How has the people of God become so passive in allowing this to continue.  I guess if it is not happening to us or anyone we know then we are not as concerned as we should be.

Although here is a major problem that should concern us all.  If God can not stop people from killing their own children in their wombs, that He is trying to send into this world to accomplish His will, then what is next?  I have always noticed that if we allow evil at all, it will continue to grow into greater levels of horrific corruption.  What I am asking, is what is next?  It use to be that abortion was rare in the first trimester.  But, suddenly it has creeped further into the pregnancy that it has become acceptable even until the last moments before birth.  They call this partial birth abortions.  As long as the child has not fully exited, they suck the child’s brains out to make sure they are not alive after they fully exist.   Now, we are hearing of legislators and governors that are promoting infanticide.  This is the death of the child after exiting fully.  This is where we are going because we believed killing babies in the first couple of months of pregnancy in the womb was ok.  This growing attitude represents a growing moral decay of the value of life.  It will continue to grow further into next killing children long after they are born because they have developed some condition that is not acceptable for some reason.  Then this evil will move to older and people next for the same reasoning.  When would killing stop?

I have probably said several things that offended someone.  But, this is what is happening in the U.S. and the world.  I’ll ask you another question?  Do you believe God can do anything to help us change this?  I know I believe that but only if we cooperate with Him.  Otherwise, God will not override human will to commit or allow evil.  However the Bible says this on the Subject of Abortion.  I mentioned this verse in the last lesson and it is so essential that we will go into it again in more depth:

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing therefore choose life that both thou and thy seed may live:

So is this verse about abortion?  Sure it is!  These are the words of God and this is what He said to you and me about abortion.  He told us that the choice was in our hands and it was our responsibility for the well being of not only us, but our children.  If God told you personally, that you could choose to live or to die, then makes this recommendation, “Choose Life!”, what would you do?  Notice how we learn that God can only make recommendations for what we choose to do.   God doesn’t make the decisions for us.  We will find this to be a common theme though out the Bible.  God is not the grand puppet master in heaven controlling what we decide to do everyday and every moment of the day.  God makes some very strong recommendations for our greater good and many times He gives us the consequences to our wrong choices to teach us not to do them again.  But God never forces anyone to choose life.  He will let us even kill our babies.  He does this to give us freewill, even though He gave us that child to be a blessing, for a purpose and He had a great plan for that child in the world.

I don’t really know how people can read verses like these and not understand them, but I guess if it doesn’t go along with their current thought process or their current belief system, they just ignore them and pretend they are not relevant or they don’t exist.  But, these types of words spoken by God are not unique and they apply to every person in creation.  If you think they don’t, then God clearly lies and shows favoritism toward only a few certain people.

Psalm 22:9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breast.

Psalm 22:10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.

Isaiah 49:1 Listen O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hat called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

If God knew this man’s name before he was born, then he knows every child’s name while they are still in their mother’s womb.  God even loves and knows the names of all the children that were aborted and murdered for being not wanted and loved by any human.  I know that will not sit well with a lot of people, but I didn’t say it, the God of the Bible said it and I go along with His words and I don’t really care what you think about me.

I read this next scripture and it really struck a chord with me.  It sounded so much like what we are experiencing in this nation right now.  We have a government system that is probably one of the greatest on the entire planet.  However, even our system in the wrong hands can cause a lot of problems.  When I wrote this lesson, we are experiencing a political system controlled currently by an extreme group of left leaning people that have deceived a majority of the nation into believing that what they represent is good and right.  Some of these even have called themselves Christians.  But in my book a Christian is someone that follows Christ and therefore would only do what He says for us to do.  Jesus made this statement, “you will know them by their fruit” (Mat 7:20).  What that means is obviously open to interpretation to some degree and what some might call fruit.  But, I wonder what God thinks about their fruit?

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not out Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

We have allowed Satan to develop a generation of people that qualify to be easily deceived.  Why are they so easily deceived?  I believe it is because of the removal of God and the Bible from the classroom in 1963.  Satan observed how easy this was to do and has continued this strategy even until today.  The end of educating children in public forums of the knowledge of Bible has caused the rapid decline of morality.  Each step of decline represented a progressive methodological plan to introduce decay to human standards of morals and principles.  We have had political leaders that speak of things in subtle ways that twist truths around to change what was good appear to seem evil and what evil now seem to appear good.

I heard this terminology on television given by one of these types of deceiving leaders recently and it was welcoming people to the “Democratic Values”.  They were welcoming a new convert that recently changed political parties.  I mean to put the words “Democrat” and “Values” together in the same sentence is an oxymoronic attempt at establishing what they consider as an acceptable alternative life style.  They want to speak and profess a view to include every lifestyle and behavior no matter how perverse.  They strive to seek “common ground” with every point of view no matter how extreme and wish to be acceptable to every immoral act including murdering babies.

Some would probably say that I’m a Republican.  Perhaps you are thinking we should not introduce politics into Bible lessons, but I disagree.  I am not telling anyone how to vote or who to vote for.  But I do ask for Christians to rad their Bibles, pray and seek God and ask Him who they should vote for and then go and vote.  With all of the corruption, sex scandals in Washington D.C. on both the Republican and Democratic sides, it has become increasingly difficult to know who to vote for.  I realize that nobody is perfect, but it seems in today’s elections we are sometimes voting for the lesser of the two evils.  The lack of true Christian participation in our political process is pretty sad.  But, God is still able to use anyone even if we do not feel they are the perfect candidate.  Trust God!  Hear from God!  Listen to what God says in the Bible and vote accordingly the best that you are able.

I’ll get off the political soap box and go back to the subject at hand.  There are too many people in the world that refuse to recognize the significance and value of human life at conception.    Most of them are all for human rights except for those who are unable to vote or speak for themselves.  An incredible number of  defenseless unborn children are being murdered and terminated on a daily basis around the world and they claim that it is the woman’s right to choose that would be violated if they didn’t allow this to happen.

The logic behind this reasoning is foolishness.  No one addresses the real issue, they only want to treat the symptoms as the only problem.  The root of every physical abortion problem is spiritual in nature.  Why is it permissible for a woman to murder her baby before it is born and it is not permissible after it is born?  For some reason certain individuals have reasoned that one is acceptable and the other one is not.   I guess they think that because the child has not yet breathed a breath of air or ate a natural meal that it is therefore not a legitimate or complete life form.  They use to call the child NOT “Viable”;  a form of life that is not really a complete self sufficient life form.  I have said this before, but it needs to be repeated because this is where we are moving.  With this kind of thinking and logic why is it not OK to kill new babies after birth?  They still don’t have the ability to be self-sufficient or the ability to care for themselves.  Babies when they are born are just as totally dependent upon their mother to sustain them, feed them and nurture them in order that he or she can grow and develop as they are while they are still in the womb.  It takes years before a child is self-sufficient.  Why is it not OK to kill these children, if they can’t take care of themselves and you don’t want them?   You see the only difference between these two children is we have laws that protect them after they born and no laws that protect them before they are born.  People’s logic and justification for abortion is pretty crazy.

So what is the root cause for babies?  If there was not a baby to abort there would be no issue to discuss, would there?  So what is the root cause for babies?  It is really a very simple answer, sex.  People want the opportunity to have sex with whom ever they want, when ever they want and for there to be absolutely no consequences to their actions.   I learned in science and physics classes that there is always a cause and an effect.  If you see waves in a pool, you know somebody threw something in to the water that caused the waves.  Something must always happen first that causes something else to result.  God didn’t make things that complicated that we can’t figure this kind of stuff out.  People these days want to approach pregnancy as the problem and not the sexual act of pleasure.  They do this by desiring to solve their poor choice problem by killing the child that resulted.  They ignore the real problem of desiring the pleasure, because they like that part of it.  After all people say we can’t stop teens from having sex, can we?  After all their hormones are in a rage of fury and need to be satisfied.  But, while there has always been desires for pre-marital sex, it was not until the Bible was removed from educational systems that free sex with anyone in the 60’s went wild.  It was only 10 years later after the removal of the 10 commandments and prayer from schools that the demand for abortions increased to a level that forced another supreme court case to be accepted by Christians.

So the main problem really comes down to a sin issue.   People want the pleasures of sex and sin for a moment but not the responsibility or the consequences of sex for the rest of their lives.  You see a woman does have a right to choose and make a choice but it is not after the fact when they are faced with the consequences to their previous decisions and actions.    It ‘s too late after there is a child to determine and ask the question, do I want a child?  When a woman is pregnant they already have a child no matter how long they have been pregnant, one day or 9 months of time doesn’t matter to God.

So  that may sound like an easy answer to some while to a great number of others, it probably turned them off or even enraged them.  After all it sounds like my opinion on the subject and my opinion on the subject matters the same as your opinion on the subject, ZERO!    The problem with politicians today is they have an opinion and it is usually slanted towards their prospective voters that elect them into office.  You see they let popular opinion determine what is right and what is wrong.

CONCLUSION

I would ask you this simple question again, do you think it matters to GOD what you think about the subject of abortion?  Is GOD swayed by popular opinion or pressure from the left or from the right?  Is God changing His mind on the value of human life because people can now create test tube babies and manipulate DNA and change other characteristics scientifically.  Does the advances in medical sciences change God’s opinion on what people should do or not do?   I assume most people today think that God doesn’t care what they do.  They believe there are no consequences for doing what they think is right even if it is severely wrong in the eyes of God.

I am a firm believer that every aborted or miscarried child is in heaven today.  I recently heard a story of a young boy that died and went to heaven.  While he was there he talked with a girl that was his sister that he never met because she was miscarried by his mother before he was born.  His mother never told him about her.  Yet when he came back and survived this death experience to talk with his mother about it, she was shocked because he knew about her.  This teaches me along with verses like 2 Samuel chapter 12:23 where David had a child with Bathsheba that died and He said “I can go to him, but he cannot return to me”.  Someday we are all going to meet the children that died in the womb.  We will all be very surprised to find out that they loved us very much.  I would not be surprised that they have forgiven us for our evil stupidity.  I really can’t imagine what they day will be like fully.  I just have tears while I think about it and write how it will occur.

If you have had an abortion, I can’t imagine what you are thinking.  I don’t know the reasons why you made that choice.  I do know that God loves you very, very much.  He will forgive you if you will repent and ask Him for mercy.  If you are an abortion doctor with innocent blood of the multitudes of children on on your hands, God loves you also.  While many would like you to spend eternity in hell for doing such evil, God wants you to be saved and not go to hell.  Please stop what you are doing and ask for forgiveness.

If you are an abortion room assistant or have worked for organizations like “Planned Parenthood”, God loves you also.  God will forgive you and help you to change to want to save innocent lives instead of taking them.  Just pray and ask God to forgive you.  If you are a judge that ruled in favor of allowing abortions, God loves you also.  The blood of all these children can be washed away by the more powerful blood of Jesus if you ask.  If you are a voter that voted for any politician that supports the funding of these evils, God loves you also.

There is no sin that cannot be covered and cleansed by the Blood of Jesus.  The emotional distress and pain is another issue, while Jesus cannot take away the memory, He can give you a hope that says everything will become much better with time and the hope of being reunited with the children that never got the opportunity to live on the earth.  Eternity and being in heaven with Jesus will be far greater than our experiences here and now on the earth.

God bless you and thank you for reading these Bible lessons.  If you would like to leave a comment and share your experiences that would probably help someone else tremendously.  Satan uses the same tricks and traps over and over and we all need to help and support each other.  I love you and God loves you.  Become a blessing and supporter of life.  Thank you!

If you would like to continue reading in this series please go to “Part 5” now.

What Does God Think About Abortion? Pt 3

twins2(Ver 1.4)  We have been going through the Bible on the subject of abortion.  More specifically in relation to what God thinks about this subject and ignoring the opinions of men and women.  This is now Part 3 in the series.  So if you have not read these lessons from the beginning I would recommend strongly that you go back and start reading with “Part 1” first.  What else does the Bible reveal to us about the thoughts of God on abortion?  Obviously, we have seen some very significant things in previous lessons from the book of Judges and Isaiah.  These only become obvious when we study the subject searching for the truth that is related to the subject.  But once we see it and understand it, then no one can take it away from us or deceive us into believing a lie.  The Bible says in the mouth of two or three witnesses, let every word be established (2 Cor 13:1).  So we don’t take a single scripture and make it a theological doctrine, but if we can find more than one verse that says the same things we better take it to heart, believe it and put it into action.   I found another very good example given to us by God in the book of Genesis with the story of Isaac and Rebecca.  Let us read the verse:

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him and Rebekah his wife conceived.

I read this verse and saw several similarities to the first scriptures that we read in the book of Judges in the first lesson.    Here we have a story of a woman who was barren.  This simply meant she was not able to have a child but yet she wanted to have one.  Isaac prays to God and his wife Rebekah was able to conceive.   So where did the child come from?  Was he a gift of answered prayer from God?  If this child is from God due to an a answered prayer request, does this imply that every child comes from God?  Ask this question.  Did God withhold the child from being conceived?  It is obvious to me that Isaac and his wife tried many times to have a child and failed.  Is this normal?  Some couples do have a lot of trouble conceiving for many medical reasons, some are on the female reproductive side and others are on the male reproductive side.  A barren women seems to indicate in this case it was Rebekah that had the problem.

One problem with abortion that needs to be addressed is that there are a lot of infertile couples in the world that would like to receive an aborted child and take care of him or her to raise them as their own.  This is a very significant answer for women that get pregnant and feel like they are unable to keep or take care of the child.  There are so many options other than murdering an unborn child for us to consider.

I knew of a lady that this happened to.  She got pregnant when she was not married by falling into a trap of Satan to sleep and be intimate with a guy from a fit of temporary passion and pleasure.  She did not consider the consequences of having this relationship at that moment but found out shortly afterwards what had happened.  I mean this lady already had two daughters so she knew how things worked and what would happen.  But, we all do foolish things on a spur of the moment poor choice.

This woman did not want to keep her child because of her single status and the fact her guy friend did not turn out to be so responsible for his part in the creation of the child.  I’m sure this nice woman regretted her choice and even considered having an abortion.  However, she found a friend that wanted the child and after she was born the friend took her and raised her.  The real mother that gave birth was still able to watch her child develop and grow in a loving complete family environment.  And the other couple that is caring for the child is thrilled that they had a child to love.  We must understand that this other couple was unable to conceive and this solution that God provided kept the child alive and made everyone involved, including the child happy.  God is able to do much more than we can think if we give Him the chance and believe (Eph 3:20).

If all this is true, about God’s ability, God’s involvement in the process, and God’s desire to meet and answer the prayers of people, who are we to terminate the pregnancy of God’s gift?  Please understand the child that is killed has no one to defend them or stop even their mom from taking their life. This miraculous gift from God is a new him or her that has a purpose to exist!  We can choose to do right to answer someone else’s prayer for a child or fail and resist what God desired to do for someone else.  We should really think about that a long time before we end a pregnancy.  Now let’s continue reading in this story in Genesis.

 Genesis 25:22  And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus?  And she went to enquire of the LORD.

This time of pregnancy there is not one child but twins, two children that are formed as gifts from God and answers to prayer.  Did you notice that in verse 22 of Genesis 25, that God called them “children” even before they were born?  They are still both within their mother’s womb and God calls them living “children”.  Not a fetus, not an embryo, not a potential life form, not a future or potential child.  God calls them H1121 the Hebrew word that means sons and children, the same title and name given to born babies.   This Hebrew word literally means a person who is the builder of the family and the continuation of the family name.  Wow, I pray you understood that definition.

If God calls them both “son family builders” and children while they are in the womb, who are we to call them anything else?  Doesn’t this recognition provide us a very clear divine viewpoint of what God thinks of children in the womb? This is of course the antithesis of what Satan thinks about children in the womb.  Satan knows the truth but uses a technique to deceive humans by relabeling the truth as a false concept by calling something truthful by a different false name.  Satan does this in order to dehumanize and devalue them. This is also the plan of Satan today to end the design of the God created family structure.  Satan has done this by calling babies an embryo, a fetus, a beginning nucleus, the stage after fertilization, developing tissues, rudimentary development or something else worse like a germ.  I’m sure you have heard slang terms for a developing child as being called a bun in the oven, or a woman that is knocked up, or even she is just “late” (for her normal monthly cycle).

Satan brainwashes people into believing by the media and education institutes that narrate a constant flow of repetitive untruths that are used to distract us from learning the truth.  For example, liberals do not call the murder of a child ant abortion anymore, it has been falsely promoted to “women’s healthcare” choices.  WOW!  But, what about the child’s healthcare choices?  No, this goes along with the brainwashing that he or she is not a child being dehumanized to be only a blob of potential life.  Liberals have designed this approach so that whatever we use to believe was the truth we can’t call an unborn child what God calls them.  Let us get back to our Bible verses.  Rebekah understood the children insider her were living beings and that they were struggling and fighting each other on the inside of her already.  She uses wisdom in her situation and goes to God and asks Him about what is happening inside her body between her children.  This is what God’s response was to her question.

Genesis 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in they womb and two manner of people shall be separated from they bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger;

If this verse is not enough to set us straight on the subject of abortion and what God thinks about these unborn babies, then I do not know what is.  God says these two children corporately represent two independent nations and two different groups of people living on the earth.  That is really a very heavy statement made by the living God, our creator.  What if there had been abortion available to Rebekah and she had ended the lives of these children?  A great number of people would not have been born and two nations would not exist today.   Remember that God called them nations and people while they were still unborn children and in the womb.  God recognized who they were and what they would become long before they were ever born.  That is pretty plain and very clear if you ask me.

Please recall who these two children were!  The firstborn was named Esau and the second born son was named Jacob.  Esau originates a nation called Edom with his descendants being called Edomites.  Jacob on the other hand originate the nation of Israel having 12 sons that originated the twelve tribes of Israel and eventually our LORD Jesus Christ.  Wow, thank God that both of these nations were born!

So we learn and confirm the fact that God knows not only who you are before we are born, but He also knows every descendant that will come from us after we are born.   WOW!  So how does a woman’s right to choose the life or death of her child, affect all of the potential human beings that were supposed to be here, but are not because of this personal decision to terminate the life created within them?  Is God going to hold us responsible for the children that were not born here because of what we decided?  I believe with all of my heart that He will and I do not want to find out the consequences for making that decision or for even voting for people that promote that right to choose.   Are we willingly participating in murder by how we vote?  Again I believe we are!

There are many other verses in the Bible like these that I can give you that will tell us the same thing.  God knows us before we are born, even while we are in our mother’s womb and He already has a plan and a purpose for each of us to fulfill.  God knows our name before we are born, he knows where we will live, work and play.  God knows every child, grandchild and descendant that will come from us.  We can go through the Bible and we will see this repeatedly if we are looking for it.  However, let me show you another set of verses that I think is directly related to this subject and speaks volumes about a spiritual truth and a Bible principle that is relevant to this subject of abortion.

Hebrew 7:9 And as I may so say, Levi also who received tithes, paid tithes in Abraham.

Hebrew 7:10  For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

I don’t know about you but I read these verses and they revealed so much, that I had great difficulty knowing where to start talking about them.  The primary subject matter is about tithing, but the underlying revelation is far, far greater than that. Hebrews 7:9 speaks of a man named Levi who was a priest that received tithes from the nation of Israel.  But did you notice that this verse also says Levi paid tithes in Abraham?  I’m really not sure if you totally grasp the principle being given here.  Levi was a great-grandson of Abraham.  Abraham had a son named Isaac, Isaac had a son named Jacob and then Jacob had 12 sons and one of them was named Levi.  How can Levi great-grandson of Abraham pay tithes long before he was born back in when his great-grandfather Abraham paid tithes?   Verse 10 gives us the answer, it says he (Levi) was still in the loins of his father Abraham.  The Greek word for loins here is a word that can mean the hip area.  In other words the sexual organ area of Abraham.  What we are learning is that whatever Abraham did, Levi also did.  We are also learning that Levi existed in Abraham years before he was even conceived in his mother.  Wow, wow, and wow! That is very strong and powerful information.  People clearly do not have a clue what is in them and what they are doing to their children today.  The spiritual law implications given here are incredibly far reaching.  Out of the millions or billions of sperm cells in Abraham, God already recognized that one of them was representative of a future descendant named Levi.  God then teaches us that whatever your father did, you also did because you were physically present inside your father, your grandfather and even your great-grandfather.  If you can see it this of course is directly related to abortion, because everyone still comes from the union between one man and one woman.  God sees and knows the exact individual specific parts on the inside of us (the exact egg and sperm) that will create every baby and He calls them by their name long before they arrive into the world.

CONCLUSION

I hope and pray that you are grasping the concepts being taught here by the Holy Spirit from His living Word!  If you do grasp them, you should never think about having sex casually and aborting the resulting child in the same way again.  This child is known by God.  God knew exactly the two cells that would come together to form this child and He knew their name and their purpose for existence.  He also knows every descendant that was supposed to come from them whether to create a new nation, a new President, a new scientist, etc.  Please take this information and share it with others.  We are in a spiritual warfare on this planet between good and evil.  Satan is evil and he desires to kill every descendant and potential threat to conquering and overcoming his evil.  God is good and came to give everyone life and that life even in abundance (Jn 10:10).  Therefore we should do what God recommends to us in Deuteronomy 30:19, when He says “I have set before you life and death, therefore choose life that you and your descendants live”.  Wow, that is an amazing recommendation and I pray I helped someone today to make the right choice.  Thank for reading and studying the Word of The Creator God.  I pray that it is a blessing to you and will help enlighten the choices that you may be faced with today.  I love you and God loves you.  There are alternatives to death and their are greater benefits to giving life than you can imagine right now.

If you would like to continue reading this series of lessons you can go to “Part 4“.

What Does God Think About Abortion? Pt 2

(Ver 1.4)  This is Part 2 in a series of advanced Bible lessons about the subject of what God thinks about human abortion.  If you have not read this series from the beginning, I would recommend very highly that you go back and start reading with “Part 1” first.  This series was designed to build upon each of the preceding lessons.  If you missed the first lesson then you have missed the basic foundations necessary to continue the study.  Thank you for joining this Bible study and please do go and get your Bible out or your tablet or phone and open your Bible Application to verify everything that is stated is what you find in your Bible.  There are really so many scriptures in the Bible that deal with the subject of abortion. But, they are only found if you look for them.  God says seek and you will find (Luke 11:9).  Which means if we do not seek correctly, we will never find.  Therefore there is a prerequisite requirement that stipulates that people must search for the truth, instead of searching for lies.   What I am teaching, is that it matters what we are looking for.  Truth never changes, but our knowledge of the truth will change only if we search to find God’s wisdom and His point of view on the subject.  I will say that there are people who look for verses to justify their belief in abortion and a woman’s right to choose.  According to the Law given by Jesus if that is what we seek for we can find verses that seem to justify that position.  But, does that make it the truth?  Absolutely not!  God wrote and designed the Bible to give humans the right to choose to know the truth or to not know the truth.  If He had not given us this right then we would have been created as pre-programmed robots that could only follow His will imbedded in our internal software.  But, we know this is not happening simply by observing human behavior all around us.  God wrote 10 fundamental commandments in Exodus 20, and I have never met a human yet on the earth that has not violated at least one of these edicts.  Therefore, none of us are robots and everyone has come short of the glory of God by sinning (Rom 3:23).

In my last lesson, I introduced us to the subject of abortion in the Bible.  We saw a key definition of abortion from the Merriam-Webster dictionary that correctly defined the meaning of the word to include the “death” of the child during the termination of the pregnancy.  Wow, that was important.  Here we have a fundamental confirmation that this was a developing life form.  You should know that a child is created by the union of the female egg and the male sperm and Webster was smart enough to understand that this was a life form that can die or be killed.  In fact if we sent a probe to the planet mars and found these two cells and brought them back to earth for analysis, there would be such great excitement of the discovery of life on Mars that we cannot imagine it.  Scientists would be so excited that life could exist on another place other than earth, that we would not be able to keep them silent.  This would help them prove that life could evolve anywhere and evolution was a viable theory.  But, these cells in the womb of a woman on earth are deemed unimportant by the same scientists.

Today, I will continue with the subject of what else God thinks about abortion today.  Please let us stop and pray and ask the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to see how He sees the termination of a child in the womb before birth.  So let’s get started.

OBSERVING NEW GOD THOUGHTS

Here is another interesting verse of God’s Word specifically concerning one of His major prophets:

Isa 49:1  Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

This verse says God knew the prophet Isaiah even while he was still in the womb of his mother.  It also claims that He already knew his name.  This proves that God knows the names of every born and unborn and even aborted child.  Then God says “I know what Isaiah will do, I know the plan for his life, his calling, and his purpose”.    I’ve said this before but, it will be beneficial to repeat it, if God knew Isaiah in his mother’s stomach, then he knew you while you were yet in your mother’s stomach also.  If God knew Isaiah’s name, then he definitely knew your name before you were born.   I am totally convinced that God knows the name of every aborted child that has never breathed a breath of fresh air, tasted food, had a drink of milk or lived to see the sun rise.  God knows more than you can imagine right now.  It is when people don’t know that they have a purpose in life that causes them to believe that NO human life is valuable in the eyes of God.  But, in actuality the opposite is true.  To God, ALL HUMAN LIFE IS VALUABLE!

Here are some more very powerful words from the Word of God concerning abortion.    God speaking to another prophet said the following words:

Jer 1:4  Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

Jer 1:5  Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Here is another prime example of what God thinks about abortion.  God clearly says to Jeremiah that He knew him and set him apart even while he was still in his mother’s womb.  This verse said God also formed the child in her. Have you ever studied the complexity of internal human development from the union of two different cells?  The join together and make one cell first.  This creates a combined unique complex DNA pattern that is used to by God to created entire individual containing trillions of cells when fully grown.  But, this process initially begins by cell divisions that eventually start dividing into very unique and different cell types.  Some cells form the head, some form the heart and other living organs, while others form the bones and skull tissues.  Every unique organ has originated with a designed intentionality.  What makes the union of just two cells create such a differing amount of tissues that cooperate and coordinate in specific order to work in harmony?  God claims He is at work in this process and if you knew how complex that it was, you would understand how smart God is.  I say this because He is capable of doing this to millions of people on earth simultaneously.

If God formed this child named Jeremiah, we know that He also forms every child.  The Bible says that God is no respecter of persons.  What God does for one He is required to do for all.  If a woman decides to terminate her child after God has formed him or her, then exactly who is this woman working against?  This verse says that God sanctified Jeremiah while he was still in his mother’s womb.  If God sanctified Jeremiah today in our world of aborted children, I wonder if God would have selected someone else who was going to be born or would we have just lost this book of the Bible.

People who believe that God is in sovereign control of everything that is happening in the world are greatly ignorant or confused and don’t understand what the Bible says.  God does not override the will of a human male or female.  People do whatever they want to do, even if God doesn’t want them to do it.  So if a woman aborts her child and God had big plans for that child what is the result of that abortion?  So we must ask how do we know that God has plans for me nd my child?  Because His word says He does:

Jer 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.

This is an amazing verse of truth.  The word here translated in the KJV Bible as “thoughts” but it has the following definition in the Strong’s:

H4284

From H2803; a contrivance, that is, (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice): – cunning (work), curious work, device (-sed), imagination, invented, means, purpose, thought.

The underlying definition of this word in the Hebrew means “purpose” or “plan”.  God is saying I had a plan for you long before you were conceived or born, and I have a purpose for you after coming into this world.  You have a specific purpose from God in arriving and being here on this planet.   It goes on and says in that verse that it is a good plan and not an evil plan.   Here is the same verse in a more literal translation of the Bible:

Jer 29:11  For I know the purposes which I am planning for you, says Jehovah; purposes of peace, and not for evil; to give you posterity and a hope.

That verse really says a lot to me personally and we can clearly see that if God knew Isaiah and Jeremiah before they were even born and He knew what they were supposed to do, then God is revealing to us that He does the same thing for you and I and every other child that is soon to be conceived.

CONCLUSION

The Bible teaches us to establish every truth in the mouth of two or three witnesses (Mat 18:16) and I have done that very conclusively with these verses written by two different prophets over two thousand years ago.  But, But we are not finished with this subject, so we will continue on it again in the next lesson.  I thank you for your time in reading about God and His Word.  Please leave me a comment if you have the time and be blessed in your study of the truth.

If you would like to continue reading in this series of lessons about what God thinks about abortion, please continue to “Part 3“.

What Does God Think About Abortion?

(Ver 1.5)  This is Part 1 of a series of advanced Bible lessons about what God thinks about the subject of abortion.  In the news a while back there was a great controversial clash of opinion between the left and the right that took place.  It appears that one of the nation’s biggest Catholic Universities invited one of our liberal Democratic Presidents to speak at their graduation commencement.  The single point of confrontation was a delicate subject that has divided our nation since 973.  So what is this subject that has caused such a major division and debate?  It is the subject of abortion.   This subject came to the forefront of U.S. history in 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled abortion to be legal in a case named Roe vs. Wade.  It still amazes me how 9 people on a court can make such sweeping broad rulings of moral values.  The 7 members of the Supreme Court that ruled in favor of legalized abortion were named 1) Harry Blackburn, 2) Warren Burger, 3) William Douglas, 4) William Brennan, 5) Potter Stewart, 6) Thurgood Marshall and 7) Lewis Powell.  According to Deuteronomy 19:10 I believe these seven men have a lot of innocent blood upon their hands.  I hope that they regretted their choice and repented before they died.

INTRODUCTION

Let’s begin with the basics.  What is an abortion and how is it defined?  One dictionary say abortion is “a medical procedure to end a pregnancy”.  It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo, fetus and placenta from the female uterus.  That was a medical description from an abortion provider.  But the Merriam-Webster dictionary puts it this way gaining additional new and important information.  They say abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, and resulting in the death of the embryo or fetus.  Wow, that changes things dramatically.  Isn’t it interesting how some organizations omit words that are not desired to promote a result that would not be allowed after birth?  One definition admits there is a death that occurs while the other just leaves this detail out completely.  I think as we study the Bible we will learn that Merriam-Webster was more in alignment with God.

It seems that almost everyone in the world has some opinion on this matter and that is really the basis and the root of the entire problem of conflict.  You see what I think about the subject of abortion and what you think about abortion really doesn’t matter or count for anything after we die.  I mean who are you and who am I?  The University speaking Liberal Democrat President’s opinion was that we should all just try to find some common ground and get along  on this subject of abortion.  But what he thinks  really doesn’t matter or count for anything either.  In fact what the Supreme Court’s opinion is on the subject of abortion doesn’t really matter or count for anything at all.  All human opinion is baseless unless we agree with the one that created us.

What should only matter to you and I and concern us, is what does God think about the subject of abortion?  If we could go instantly up to heaven and stand before the throne of God to ask Him a direct question on His thoughts on the subject of abortion, what would His answer be to us?  Would God’s opinion change our opinion on the subject or would we still hang on to our opinion in spite of whatever He said about the subject?  We should really think about that before we answer.

I wonder if we were confronted by God and told we were wrong about something, what would our response be?  We could say I’m sorry, I didn’t know I was wrong and I’ll change immediately to be right.  That would be the response of someone that was humble and feared God.  Or we could say, I was wrong but then try to explain why we believed what we did was right at the time to justify our thoughts, opinions and actions.  We could even try to be like an Adam or an Eve and pass the responsibility to someone else and redirect the attention away from ourselves and say it was just not my fault that I believed abortion was good and right, the court and the President made me believe it was right.  We could be a real idiot and say sorry God, you’re wrong and I’m right and I’m not going to change my opinion or what I think no matter what You say or do.  This last type of person has absolutely no fear of God.  Or we could just care less and be indifferent.  Our attitude could be just let people do whatever they want to do, it doesn’t have anything to do with me.

Which kind of person are you?  What is your attitude towards this subject?  If you are here on earth and can read this lesson from the Bible you must have not been aborted by your mother.  Are you happy that your mother didn’t kill you before you were born?  I personally believe that now is the time to learn the truth and change our opinions to conform with God’s thoughts on this subject.  I’ll let you know right now that there will be no opportunities on judgment day to defend our wrong thoughts, opinions and actions we lived today.  If we think there will be this chance, please show us the Bible verse that says this.

BEGINNING TO SEE GOD’S VIEWPOINT

If we proclaim ourselves to be a Christian then we should be aware that the Bible is the inerrant Word of the Living Creator God.  The Bible is a directly written personal message to us from our God.  The Bible was written for our benefit so that we could know this awesome God who none of us has ever seen before.  So what a Christian does should follow God’s Word, His thoughts, His commandments, His instructions and the examples that He has given to us in this book.   Let me show something that Jesus said to help confirm this point:

Mat 7:24  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

Jesus said a wise man is one that hears the Word of God and does it.  What is the opposite of that statement?  The antithesis truth would be “a fool hears the word of God but does not do it”.  What are you today a wise man or a foolish man?   We all make this choice everyday in everything we do.  So what does the Bible say on the subject of Abortion?  And of course what would make us become a wise man that we could learn to change to do?   Wisdom always begins with knowledge and knowledge must begin with learning about what God says on the subject abortion?

Like many other modern day Bible subjects the the word “abortion” is not found in the entire book, but that does not mean that God did not give us His thoughts on the subject.   All we have to do to become wise is to study and find out what He has said on the subject using the other synonymous words that ARE found on the subject, so let’s do that.  I want us to start this lesson by reading a very important foundational verse that is short but directly to the point on the subject of abortion.

Exo 20:13  Thou shalt not kill.

What does God say in this verse? It is one of the stated 10 commandments of God from the Old Testament. Are these a part of the words and of the commandments that Jesus was speaking of for a wise human to do? The Hebrew word H7523 translated as kill in this verse means “You shalt not commit murder”. What exactly is abortion if not murder? We learned earlier that Webster defined abortion as a death.  To cause an innocent life to cease from continuing and developing in existence is clearly murder in Bible terms.  What is the difference from a developing child inside the womb to one that has exited the womb and is still developing for another 18 years.  If it is OK, to kill a developing child inside the womb, would it be fine to kill the same developing child outside the womb?  Why is it today that outside the womb killing a child is called murder and killing a child inside the womb it is called abortion? They are both the same child!  They are both in developing stages of growth.  They both have the exact same DNA structure.  Here is where the liberals have become creative to redefine that a living baby in the womb is not really a child but rather just a embryo or fetus and therefore not a viable self sustaining life form.  By redefining a living developing child to be simply being labeled as an embryo or fetus they have dehumanized the living child, him or her and eliminated them for qualification as a living being for murder.  Why do they not use this same logic when they have passed laws to protect the eggs of unborn eagles?  Please answer this question, can a newly born baby child survive on its own outside the womb without assistance?  Who is going to feed the child?  Who is going to care for the child?  Since they are not self sustaining do they fall into the same category and the unborn child that is fed by the umbilical cord that is attached to their mother?  Do you see any problems with this type of thinking between how we  should treat the child on the inside  differently than how we treat them on the outside?

Did you know that destroying an unborn baby eagle bird in its egg is a punishable criminal offense?  People can go to jail for killing (murdering) an eagle egg!  Clearly it is the exact same type of stated unsustainable developing life form as the child (embryo or fetus) in the mother. Can you tell me what the difference is between an eagle egg and an unborn human baby?  Yet one developing life form has gained a much greater value than the other in some people’s mind based upon some unknown reasoning. Why is that? How can that not be viewed as the same logical comparison that should not be ignored? Is the value in one species increased simply based upon the numbers of that species; are numbers what really matter? Because the eagle is endangered, does that make them more valuable to be protected than humans that are more populous on the earth? What do you think? Does God care more about eagles or for people?  Did you know Jesus answered this question for you?  In Matthew 10:29-31 Jesus speaking of two sparrows says God knows about them, but then tells humans they are much more valuable to Him than many sparrows.

Let me ask you this question, did God come to the earth to save just sparrows and eagles or did He come to save human people?  If we do not know the answer to that question then we are in big trouble.  John 3:16 gives us the answer by informing us that God loved us in the world so much that He died to save all those that believed in Him.  Only a human is capable of believing.

Let us permit God to speak to us further on the subject of abortion and tell us His thoughts and then let us see how we react to His words:

Jdg 13:4  Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing:

Jdg 13:5  For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.

Jdg 13:6  Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name:

There are so many things to learn from the Bible, if we are open to the truths that it contains.  We begin to learn when we allow God to show us what it actually means.  Here is an example of a woman that had not had any children and the messenger of God shows up at her house and tells her that she is going to have a son.  How did God know this?  I think that is a really fair question and that the answer is probably more revealing than you can imagine.  God knew of the child and what he was going to become and do long before he was even conceived.   I will tell you that knowing this Bible fact alone will eliminate a woman’s right to choose an abortion.  If God knows every child before they are born or even conceived and what they are supposed to be and what they are supposed to accomplish within their life, then who is a woman to overrule God to decide that the child should not be worthy to be born?

We know for a fact from biology class that the sex of a baby is determined by the male sperm from the father. Yet God knew which sperm cell was going to fertilize the egg in this woman in order for a male baby to be born.  God knew that there was a future deliverer about to be born and according to many today, they would have said that this decision for him to be born should have been left up to the woman who conceived him.  Is that what God thinks?  Does a woman’s desire play a role in the plan of God for a child?  Would a woman wanting a child be different from another woman not wanting her child? I personally do not believe it does based upon the Bible.  We will hopefully look at this question more later.

Did you notice that God gave this woman specific instructions about what she did before she gave birth or this child was even conceived yet? In verse 4 God tells the woman not to eat or drink things that are bad for her or for the future baby. WOW, that is clearly a message that is very profound. God was basically informing us that what she did would affect the future child’s ability to fulfill his purpose. This truth places human responsibility on the mother that is way beyond what the world thinks right now. I believe that women and men will be judged for what they did to their future children good or bad.

This woman, the future mother described in Judges was told not to drink or eat any unclean thing before she conceived and while she carried this child in her womb. Why is this significant? If this was not a viable life form, why does it even matter what a woman eats or drinks? No, you see it does matter because this is not just an embryo or fetus in the eyes of God, or a blob of developing cells.  In the eyes of God this was a child and God said it matters what you feed him. If it matters to God about this child and what he is fed in the womb, then it also matters to God and what every other child is fed in the womb. If it matters to God what this child was fed before it was born, then it clearly matters to God if this child was born at all.

Whose responsibility was it to eat the right things and drink the right things for the development of this baby? Was it God’s responsibility to see that his mother did the right thing or not? Did God make her do the right things here? These are not loaded questions! These are not hard questions to figure out the answers to either. If it matters to God about one baby in the Bible, then it matters to God about every baby that is supposed to be born. God does not treat one baby differently than the other, only people do that.

So what happens to all of God’s future planned roles and responsibilities of all of these babies that are aborted in our world by the mother’s choice to override God’s will?    Do you think that the aborted children’s responsibilities in this life are just given to others that were not aborted?  Or do you think that it is possible that there are a bunch of things that are not taking place and getting done, because the one that was going to find the cure for cancer was aborted?  What if this child in Judges would have been aborted?  What if his mother would have drunk wine and ignored the commandment of God?  Would God had another deliverer to raise up or would Israel not have been delivered?  I personally believe that this is a major problem with abortion and that there would have been no other one to take this child’s place.

Therefore, how many doctors, lawyers and teachers do you think have been aborted since 1973?  Who or what exactly are we missing out on?  Because of the abortion of the millions of future skilled workers, tax payers and roles that are being unfulfilled.  How many church pastor’s, preachers, teachers and evangelists have been eliminated from coming into the world to help others get saved and not go to hell?  Satan has used murdering people that some call doctors to create a population imbalance and reduction.  Satan is trying his best to eliminate humans from coming into this world because they are threat to him.

CONCLUSION

This was just the introduction to the subject of “What does God think about Abortion?”  I pray that you can begin to see from just one story in the Bible that it must matter greatly to God if a child is born.  Why do you think Satan wants to kill all of the future children and keep them from entering the world?  Could it be that one of these are the preacher that will reach the whole world with the truth?  Does Satan think by eliminating future Christians that he can remain on this planet a little longer?  I tell you that there are many things to consider on this subject.  One is why has Satan been motivated to kill human children even since early in the book of Genesis?  When Moses was born babies were tossed into the river to be drown, if they were males.  This was a repeated occurrence when Jesus was born in Bethlehem and every child under 2 years old was killed.  You see Satan is attempting to fight against whatever God has planned and is doing.  We need to learn the truth and figure out whose side we want to be on.  Abortion is a demonic evil plan of Satan to eliminate future humans and potential Christians.  God is a pro-life God and is opposed to ALL abortion.  We will continue to learn this as we go through this series of Bible lessons.  Thanks for reading and studying the Bible with us today.  I pray that what was stated has helped you to see what God really thinks on the subject and importance of future life.

If you would like to continue reading in this series of lessons on what God thinks about abortion, please continue to “Part 2“.

Is God Really in Control of Everything? Pt 2

control2(Ver 1.2)  This is now Part 2 in a series of Bible lessons concerning the nature and character of God and the subject of “Is God in Control of Everything that Happens”.  If you have not read “Part 1“, I would recommend that you go there to begin your study in this series.   In first lesson I asked a direct question that has bothered a lot of people in the church.  Is God really in control of everything that happens in the world?  This question often goes into deeper thoughts of why is there so much evil in the world if God is really controlling everything and that becomes a much more difficult question to answer.  While we can come up with many of man’s opinions and theories on this subject, we should determine what God thinks about it by examining His Word for clues to determine the actual truth.   I have already given you several great scriptures on this subject in my last lesson that conveyed a transfer of ownership and responsibility from God to man, concerning the dominion of the earth.   I don’t know if people think I provided enough evidence or not for this belief, so I will provide another verse witness that also says God put man in control of what happens on this planet:

Hebrews 2:7  Thou madest him a little lower than the angels, thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

If you read the preceding verse you will see this is speaking of Man or Adam and the sons of Adam.  It says God has crowned us and that denotes that we were given rule and authority of this earth.  Then the verse says man was put over the works of God’s hands.  To be put over something denotes clear responsibility and accountability for not performing what was expected.  Again if I gave you a million dollars, do I have any say after you take it as to what you do with it?  No I don’t.  The money would belong to you and now you are responsible to keep it or to burn it or do whatever you want to do with it.  That is called a transfer of power and authority.  This is exactly what God did for Adam in Genesis 1:26.

Then in my last blog I ended up with a verse in Matthew that had Jesus telling us that “All power both in heaven and earth has been given to me.”  The clear inference given is that before His resurrection and ascension, not everything was under God’s control.  So now we have a dilemma that God is controlling everything again and we still see evil, murder, terror, rape and death still prevalent in the earth.  So what is the situation and who is really in control still needs to be resolved using the Word of God.

Before I go there, let’s determine who had dominion over the World before the resurrection of Christ.  We can see from earlier scriptures that dominion and authority was given to Adam to control everything on the earth and in the earth, including the air and the sea.  So what happened?  Did Adam transfer this gifted ownership, rule and authority to someone else?  I gave you a clue that Adam did this by showing you what God said about Satan in 2 Corinthians 4:4 being called the “god” of this world.  What we learn from this single scripture is that if Satan has become the god of this world then how can God be in control of everything that happens here?   This is a hotly debated new topic.  Many theologians believe that Satan is God’s pawn and can do only what God gives him permission to do but that is in violation of most revealed scriptures.  For example, we should be able to see this more clearly by examining this verse when God was present on the earth in the flesh:

Luke 4:5  And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

We can clearly learn and see that Jesus in this temptation of Satan is being taken up to a very high mountain and is shown “ALL” of the kingdoms of this world.  That information would leave nothing out, would it?  Then Satan makes this statement to Jesus that is absolutely critical to see and understand:

Luke 4:6  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.

This is an incredible statement of revelation being given to us by God’s Word.   According to what is spoken by Satan all authority over the planet was “delivered” or “given” to him by someone.  That statement denotes new ownership and control rights thereof.  Satan then says that he is able to give it to whoever he wants to.   Remember who Satan is speaking to, this is God in the flesh who created him and he is either very stupid or he is telling the truth.   God would certainly know if Satan is not speaking the truth and He would have just said you are a liar, leave me and Satan would have had to leave if God was in control.  So we can see a very clear statement concerning who is in control of what happens on the earth and that  it is not God.  This is of course Satan speaking so many will say it is just a lie, but if it is just a lie then it could not have been a temptation to Jesus.  It has to be a real offer to Jesus in order for it to be a temptation for Him to take it.  Remember when Jesus walked the earth during his ministry?    Demons and religious people would constantly question his authority and his right to be here and to do what he was doing.  You’ll find instances like this in Mark 1:24, Luke 4:34 and Matthew 8:29.  Demons when confronted would question Jesus and call him God and ask what right do you have to do these things to them.

Mat 28:18  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

This verse occurs after Jesus was raised from the dead.  Here Jesus literally tells us that authority has been given back to him here on the earth and even in heaven.   Why would God tell us that this authority was again transferred to Him if He already had it?  Can you answer me that?   So apparently Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection caused something to occur to transfer control back from Satan.  In 1 Corinthians 2:8 we have a statement about Satan and his demon cohorts that says, “If they would have only known what was going to happen, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory.”  That was my paraphrase of the verse, but that is what it basically says.  You are free to go and study this verse for yourself.  The demons are called “princes” and that Greek word simply means a ruler of this world.  Therefore we know that if Satan would have known the consequences of killing Christ on the cross then he would not have done it.  So apparently killing Christ caused a major and even devastating blow to his plan.  I hope that you are grasping these concepts give to us by God.

Apparently from what I can see in the Bible God got back what Adam had lost and given away to Satan through the works of Jesus Christ who was a literal son of Adam (man) by his death on the cross.  Jesus was a direct descendant of the first man Adam.  Jesus being a man, had the right to take man’s authority back, as God in heaven He did not have the right to do this since it was God in heaven that gave the authority to man and man could do with it whatever he liked.  If you go through the law in the Old Testament you will see what gave Jesus the right to redeem what Adam had sold, but I won’t go into all of that detail today in this lesson.

So who is in control today?  We still have a problem with responsibility?  Who’s responsibility is it to preach the gospel?  Who is going to get men saved?  Who is going to be the missionary to Africa and Asia?  Is this God’s responsibility?  Is God going to send angels to preach His Word?  I don’t think so.  No what we have is a statement by Jesus that helps us to see what happened.  Earlier I gave you the verse in Matthew after  Jesus was raised from the dead and He said “all power is given to me both in heaven and the earth,  what was His next statement to us in the church?  Let’s read this verse and see what Jesus did with His new authority:

Matthew 28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Did you see it?  Here we have another transfer of authority and responsibility.  We have been given the highest authority on the earth again being transferred this authority by the LORD JESUS!  Jesus said “I have been given all power, now you go.”  The “Now you go” is a conveyance of authority back to the church.  Have you ever asked yourself this question “Why if all authority was given to Jesus, wasn’t Satan just cast out into hell?”  That of course is a very interesting question to think on.  Apparently something still gives Satan the right to be here on the earth, even if he doesn’t have authority over Christians any more.  Perhaps you need to go back and read the verse that I mentioned earlier in Matthew 8:29.  This demon that Jesus confronted in this verse knew that there was a set time for them to be here.  That is why this demon said are you come to torment us before the time?   We need to understand what this time is because it is rapidly approaching.   There is coming a time when the devil and his demons will be cast into hell and that will be the end of them until after the 1000 year time of rest occurs but I will not teach that in this lesson today.

The Bible is such a rich and complex book, with so much deep information spiritual information given to us in it.  It certainly is challenging to put all of the puzzle pieces together correctly, but with God’s help I believe we will come to a mature understanding of the truth before Jesus returns.   Thank you for taking the time to read my Bible studies.  I hope and pray that something positive was planted in your spirit that will produce much fruit for the kingdom of God.   Be continually blessed and come back and share these lessons with your friends.

Is God Really In Control of Everything?

(Ver 1.3)  This is Part 1 in a very basic series of Bible lessons on the revealed nature and character of God. In these lessons we are going to confront a popular and controversial misconception that is being spread in many churches by many confused preachers. This belief has been transferred to their church members and is often spoken in public by Christians. I hear it on Facebook very often. People will post little things on their walls passing on the responsibility for everything that occurs in their life to God. On the national news recently I heard a precious Christian couple accuse God of their house burning to the ground. In tears they said to the reporter “God does not put more on us than what we can bare”. In stating that, they had just attributed the loss of all of their natural possessions to the acts of Almighty God and implied that He was in complete control of the situation. I then heard more of the news report and wondered why the police were still looking for an arsonist that started the fire when it was actually God’s fault according to the couple. I often wonder what people think when they say things like this and then I wonder what the message is being presented to the world that is listening to these kinds of statements. Let me ask you this question and see what you think today:  

Is God really in control of everything?

I am sure that there are a lot of opinions on this subject, but is opinion the thing that is really important in the world?  Do you believe that everything that happens to you is what God has planned? If yes, how do you know for sure that God controls what happens to you? How would you ever prove that to anyone? What evidence do you possess for that accusation? A lot of religious people are driven by the idea that God is absolutely sovereign and therefore they have taken that truth and extended it to include that whatever happens to them must have been something that God has instigated, has caused to occur, commanded to transpire or at the very least has allowed or permitted to happen. After all they have reasoned that if it was not the will of God for it to happen, then He could have stopped it since He holds the power and ability to do that. Insurance agencies often times have clauses in their contract that state “Acts of God” are not covered. They of course are referring to natural disasters like fires, hurricanes, tornados and floods. But are these the works of God? How can they be? If they kill people and destroy their homes, lives and property? Are these the works of your God? I can tell you for sure that they are not the works of my loving God? So we must have different Gods? Recently we saw on the news a crazy man that stood up and shouted “Allah is great” and started shooting soldiers and civilians.  In other shooting in Colorado we saw a man walk into a movie theatre and kill a bunch of people.  Were these all of the orchestrated works of God? If it was then I don’t want that God.

 The humorous thing that I have noticed about people who claim that God is in control of everything is that they never give us any scriptures to back that belief statement.  Do you know of any scriptures that says “I am the LORD and I am in control of what happens to you.”?  How about “I AM the Lord that sends you every clamity, test and trials”?  I’ve never seen it, if it exists.  So if there is no scriptural basis for your beliefs, what are your beliefs based upon? What kind of foundation are you standing upon?   It sounds like your opinion or your theory and that is worth less than 2 cents to me.  I once heard someone give a great definition of what a theory is and it went something like this:

TheoryA supposition based upon ignorance of the subject under discussion.

What a true statement that is.  Too many people have a theory about what God is like, who God is and what God does.  But how worthless is that information.  Here is the number one problem with saying God is in control of everything that happens, good, bad or indifferent.  You see when so many evil things happen to someone, no one can come up with a Bible answer for why it happened?  They always just claim that God is smarter and wiser than we are and we can’t understand His ways, He must have had a higher purpose in taking your child.  That is another idiotic opinion that I don’t mind telling you repels me away from a God who says in His Word that He loves us while causes a terrorist plane to fly into the side of a building killing hundreds and even thousands of people.

Of course religion quickly answers God had a purpose in it.  Why?  Because He did nothing to stop it from happening?  So how did you come to the conclusion that it was God’s responsibility to stop it or do anything about it?  What Bible verse is that logic based upon?  Can you help me?  The religious minded person, very often resort to a theory of what I call a “No Fault” Religion.  No matter what happens to me in life, it is not my fault.  I hope you see the problem, that means it doesn’t matter what you do, how you live, where you go, who you marry, where you work, if you live in sin or you become a nun, it just doesn’t matter.  According to that philosophy, God is going to let happen to you and me everything that He desires regardless of what you or I do.   I can’t find that in the Bible any where either.  You know what I found in my Bible was a statement that says “God is not mocked, whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Gal 6:7).  So apparently according to this verse it is not up to God after all what happens to you.  It appears to matter more what you do and the seeds that you plant in this life to determine what you will reap.  If you are getting a poor crop of bad, evil things happening to you, start checking to see what you have been sowing.  This is a spiritual law of planting and reaping, but that is not my subject primarily, so I’ll move on.

So if God is not in control who is?  This is an interesting question that is answered with the Word of God.  I’ll start with Genesis 1:26:

Genesis 1:26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

This verse is obviously ignored by people who teach God is in control.  God himself speaking in this verse says “Let them have dominion over all the sea, air and earth and everything that is in them or on them”.  That doesn’t leave anything out does it?  Dominion is a term denoting authority and ruler ship.  It is God’s delegation of control.  It is a transfer of responsibility from God to man.  That is obviously tough for many to swallow and to comprehend.  How can God turn over the earth to a man that was going to screw it up and fail?  But before we go there let’s confirm this verse with another witness:

Psalm 115:16  The heaven, even the heavens are the LORD’s: but the earth hath  he given to the children of men.

Obviously another scripture religious people like to ignore, but this verse says the Heavens belong to God, but the earth was given to Adam and his children.  Let me ask you to think about this, have you ever given someone a present, maybe something really nice and very valuable?  After they took your gift and left was it your responsibility to guard it and protect it so that nothing would ever happen to it?  Of course not!  Once given and received, tt was out of your hands, you no longer had any right to say what happens to it, they could throw it in the trash or give it away to someone else and you don’t have any right to it anymore.  Do you understand that concept?   This is exactly what God did with the earth.

All of this doesn’t mean that God can’t participate in helping man out or doing something if he is asked to do it, but it does mean that God must ask permission to do something on earth, since He has given it to man to control.  I know that really bugs religious people, since God is sovereign, omnipotent and if He wants to do something they believe that He can just do it.  I really don’t understand that kind of logic when it is associated and applied to a God who cares about His integrity, His reputation, His character, His moral values, His self worth, His honor, and above all His Word.  That sounds more like Satan than God.  God will not violate your rights to choose.  God will not force you to do anything.  God will not override your will, your desires or your intentions.  God will not make you believe in Him.  God will not save you if you do not want to be saved.  Etc. etc.   If He did that He would be the great puppet master and a control freak and not a loving God.  God will let you strap on a bomb and blow yourself up, but is that what He wanted for you?  Was that God’s plan for you life, NO WAY!

So when people say God is in control just ask for a Bible verse that says that before you believe something so ridiculous.  Before I close I’ll give you some more Bible verses to consider.  In 2 Corinthians 4:4 Satan is directly called the God of this world.  I thought God was in control of this world?  Un Oh?  It appears someone forgot to tell Paul.  If Satan is the god of this world, that explains tornados, hurricanes, and floods much better to me.  Remember when Jesus was in the boat crossing the sea and a storm came up and almost sank the boat.  The disciples woke Jesus up and told Him they were about to perish and Jesus went to the front of the boat and looked at the wind and the waves stopped the storm by speaking to it.  Uh OH Again?  If God caused the storm and then stopped the storm He must be confused, or schizophrenic or maybe His house is just divided working against itself.  Today I like storms and tomorrow I don’t.  He just cant’ seem to make up His mind do I want a storm to sink them or do I want it calm.   Maybe God starts storms and only Jesus stops them.  How crazy is that?  I know that my Bible says Jesus was God in the flesh and He said when you have seen me you have seen the Father.  So whater Jesus did is what God does.  Therefore there is no way that God starts the storm and then stops it.  There are just too many problems with the theory that God is controlling everything.

What we need to realize is that Jesus said in John 10:10 “The thief has only come to kill, steal and destroy, but I came that you might have life…”  If it kills, if it destroys something you own, or if it is stolen from you, that was not God in control causing it to happen, that was Satan demonstrating his power and you letting him do it.

 I’ll do one more scripture that helps us to understand who is in charge now.  This verse is a statement made by Jesus Christ after His resurrection and it goes like this:

Matthew 28:18  And Jesus cam and spake unto them saying, All power is given unto me in heave and in earth.

Again we see a major problem with the God is in control of everything theory; Jesus who is God says that all power is now given to Him in heaven and on the earth.  But, I thought God already had all power over heaven and earth?  According to many theologians He did.  Obviously Jesus is just confused and He doesn’t realize what He is talking about.  Please don’t be ignorant!  Jesus knows exactly what He is talking about and the authority of both heaven and earth was transferred back to God at the resurrection of Christ.  But, what did Jesus immediately do with it and who did He get it back from?  So many good questions to ponder.  But I’ve given you enough to think about for now.  I hope that you do the research in your Bible to answer these questions.   Until next time, God bless you in your Bible study.

If you would like to continue reading in this series you may goto “Part 2“.