Jesus’ Good News: One God, one truth, one way, chapter 16

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           The creation account at Genesis 1 reveals, a Re-Creation as Moses described, the earth became empty, without shape as we know it today, the sun wasn’t shining through to the watery deep, and God’s spirit was moving over the surface, and Moses is describing a Re-Creating. (Gen 1:1-3; In a beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was, without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light!)

    When God flooded earth during Noah’s time, animal species from before the first flood were not mentioned, the wording suggest the earth was without shape, and water everywhere.  

According to Jesus’ apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians and all believers, God the Son did the Re-creating, Created and sustains. Same truth is revealed at John 1:1-5. (Study Colossians 1:15-20, and Hebrews 1.)

The holy scriptures and spiritual revelations teach, ‘God the Father and God the Son are two individuals’, One in purpose. They’re in agreement, their spirit binding the togetherness, and holiness. Their spirit hovered over the watery deep. That same Holy Spirit of truth is imputed to humankind making each recipient holy in God’s view, and ONE, ‘in agreement with Him. God’s Holy Spirit can be characterized as, ‘the powerful ongoing nature of God, the spirit of a sound mind, and God‘s helper.’ God’s spirit is the, ‘God in man mystery that’s been hidden for ages but now revealed, manifested to followers of Jesus.’ Jesus explains through Paul.

(1Cor 2:6-16; Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing. Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery that God determined before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love Him.” God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. (Quote from Isa 64:4)

    For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. (Quote from Isa 40:13)

    Now we have  not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God. And we speak about these things, not with words taught us by human wisdom, but with those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. The unbeliever does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is understood by no one. For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise him? But we have the mind of Christ.)

So why are the so called colleges of higher learning teaching theology? Speaking of the Oneness and power of God’s Spirit living in His followers Paul also explains this in his second letter to Timothy.

     (2Tim 1:6-14 Because of this I remind you to rekindle God’s gift that you possess through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for His sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospel. He is the One who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on His own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel! For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher. Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that He is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day. Hold to the standard of sound words that you heard from me, and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who lives within us.)

Jesus, ‘the Word, and Spokesman’ is the Son of God, known as the Lord God Creator to Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses and all to whom He revealed Himself. The holy scriptures reveal that God the Father has not been seen, and only His voice has been heard. (See Matt 3:17, 17:5, Luke 3:22, 9:35 and 2Peter 1:17)

    After telling His apostles they’d see the kingdom of God; Jesus revealed the heavenly kingdom to three apostles when He took Peter, John and James up a mountain to pray. Moses and Elijah appeared and will be among those we’ll see in His kingdom.

(Luke 9:27-36; As Jesus was praying, the appearance of His face was transformed, and His clothes became very bright, a brilliant white. Then two men, Moses and Elijah, began talking with Him. They appeared in glorious splendor and spoke about His departure that He was about to carry out at Jerusalem. Now Peter and those with him were quite sleepy, but as they became fully awake, they saw Jesus’ glory and the two men standing with Him. Then as the men were starting to leave, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here, let us make three shelters, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah, not knowing what he was saying. As Peter was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. Then a voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, My Chosen One. Listen to Him!” After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. So they kept silent and told no one at that time anything of what they had seen.) Peter remembered and shared this experience in his second letter.

(2Peter 1:16-21; For we did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return of our Lord Jesus Christ; no, we were eyewitnesses of His grandeur. For He received honor and glory from God the Father, when that voice was conveyed to Him by the Majestic Glory: “This is My dear Son, in whom I am delighted.” When this voice was conveyed from heaven, we ourselves heard it, for we were with Jesus on the holy mountain. Moreover, we possess the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing. You do well if you pay attention to this as you would to a light shining in a murky place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you do well if you recognize this; No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet’s own imagination, for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse, rather men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.) That Majestic Glory’s voice was that of God the Father.

When God the Son spoke, ‘let us make humankind in our image’ God the Father was there and in agreement.

    (Genesis 1:26-27; Then God said, “Let us make humankind in Our image, after Our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth. God created humankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them, male and female He created them.)   

 Adam was the first to be made in God’s image.

God the Son revealed His coming rule to Moses, having him speak.

     (Deut 18:15-19; The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you – from your fellow Israelites; you must listen to Him. This accords with what happened at Horeb in the day of the assembly. You asked the Lord your God; “Please do not make us hear the voice of the Lord our God any more or see this great fire any more lest we die.” The Lord then said to me, “What they have said is good, I will raise up a prophet like you for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put My words in His mouth and He will speak to them whatever I command. I will personally hold responsible anyone who then pays no attention to the words that prophet speaks in My name.”)

Now back to Paul’s letter to followers of Jesus.

    (Colossians 1:17-19; Jesus Himself is before all things and all things are held together in Him. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross – through Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.)

To worship Jesus in spirit and truth, people must know Jesus as Re-Creator, Creator, Sustainer, Mediator, Deliverer, Life giver, and our coming king of kings. He created humankind, making it that life’s in the blood, thus the emphasis on the shedding of blood. Blood sacrifices looked forward to Jesus’ own sacrifice. Jesus’, and our life is in the blood. The Son of God agreed with God His Father, ‘He’d be made flesh and blood for the purpose of sacrificing that life for the remission of sins.’

     All pre-planned from the beginning. (In Him was life and the life was the light of mankind. And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it. (Review John 1:1;5.)

    The result of the sin nature inherited from Adam is eternal death. Until people are called and believe in Jesus’ shed blood for their saving, ‘eternal death is that inheritance.’ The inherited from Adam nature represents darkness, that can‘t ‘in of its self’ see The Light, ‘Jesus‘.

God family’s way is one. No division in planning, holy days, or mankind’s future. Ultimately Satan is being used in God’s plan for our saving, his obstacles, and our inherited nature is to be overcome to the end. Things Satan does to harm, God ultimately uses for good.

Satan’s concocted deceptions include many half truths, and doctrines designed to confuse. God calls Satan the author of confusion, manifesting himself as an angel of light, and lording over many denominations who think themselves doing good. He causes many to make Jesus out to be one likened to their imagination. Jesus knew this in the beginning.

(Matthew 25:3-5; As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, His disciples came to Him privately and said, tell us, when will these things happen? and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age? Jesus answered them, “Watch out that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ’, and they will mislead many.”)

    The distorted world view is that God condones all religions. But He reveals One God, one absolute truth, and one way.

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