|God can be known!
God should be known!
God must be known!
Thank you for good questions.
As I told you before and I will tell you it many again I appreciate any letter from you and any thought which you express.
”I am surprised … you are still quoting from the Bible which was agreed to have differences and some verses were added others were omitted … the bible which is translated words and is NOT divine any more … The bible that we can not be sure about any verse if is added or modified or left … the bible in which the verses of the Trinity theory were definitely added as told by the Church History … the bible which is (according to Christian scholars) a mixture between God word, historian word, translator words, and authors’ words.”– yes. I am quoting from Holy Scriptures called Holy bible and I will always do it. Because In this book are written words of God. It is holy scripture about God, His purposes and His plan for this world and about our future. Bible says about creation of the world, about sufferings of God when we sinned, about His love and how He created a new word where we all be taken after our death. About holy city where we will live with God together and He will be our light. There will not be any sun or moon. A New World for a New People to fulfill God’s plans which He has for us. Of course not all will enter this holy city where God will live with people. All are invited (you are invited too) but now all accept this invitation. Look I will illustrate it what Jesus said:
Then He said to him,
“A certain man gave a great supper and invited many,
and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited,
‘Come, for all things are now ready.’
But they all with one accord began to make excuses.
The first said to him,
‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it.
I ask you to have me excused.’
And another said,
‘I have bought five yoke of oxen,
and I am going to test them.
I ask you to have me excused.’
Still another said,
‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’
So that servant came and reported these things to his master.
Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant,
‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city,
bring in here the poor and thethe lame and the blind.’ the maimed andthe blind
And the servant said,
‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’
Then the master said to the servant,
‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say to you
that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’” Luke 14
In Matt 8:11 after commending a gentile for his faith, Jesus says:
I tell you, many will come from east and west
will eat with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
This man was giving a big dinner which indicated he was wealthy. He had an original “dinner list” of people whom he invited.
What you may not realize is one of the cultural practices of that time, when a man was going to give a banquet, he sent out an invitation weeks or months in advance. If it was a marriage banquet, the invitations went out soon after the betrothal – almost a year in advance. The events in the parable assume that the advance invitation has been given and the 1st invitation we read about is really not the first.
The Original Guests
The original quests all made lame excuses and could not / or would not come to the dinner.
This man was concerned with financial investments.
This man was preoccupied with his business.
This man was preoccupied with family matters.
The Replacement Guests
The host invited anyone who wanted to come and filled his house so that there was no room for the original guests.
God graciously invites all to come to Him, especially Arabs because Christian God loves Arabs!
(1) But many are self-satisfied and preoccupied with their own lives and miss out on the invitation
(2) and only those who are aware of their inadequacy will accept the invitation.
The dinner went ahead as scheduled. It was not postponed. Could this mean that the kingdom was not postponed?
- The original guests missed out because they were preoccupied with their own lives. The things they were concerned with were legitimate, but should not have dominated their lives. We need to be sure we are not doing the same thing.
- What is your response to the invitation of God to enter His Kingdom? What might happen if we put off accepting the invitation? What happened to the ones who made excuses in the parable? They didn’t get to go to the banquet at all. Principle: Those who reject God in this life will not get to Kingdom of Heaven.
- If you haven’t responded, what is hindering you? What are some reasons people put off accepting the invitation?
Pride – like the 1st group of invitees?
New Field = Materialism
New Oxen = Business
New Wife = Family
What is God’s attitude towards sinners?
-towards us, even in our sin?
God is pursuing us.
If God invites you and me to dinner, what does that say about us?
It means that God loves us and cares about us!
What does this say about you if you have responded?
It means for you that you are saved and all your sins are forgiven.
And you will live with God in His Kingdom eternally.
What is our “social” status?- we are sinners for God.
We don’t need to worry about being good enough to be there. No one is. But we should be live as God says in Bible to be sure that we are going to True God and not to god of war or whatever.
Nancy says further: “I am also amazed at referring to Jesus saying “Don’t you know that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me?” in John 14:10 while also Jesus said 10 verses later in John 14:20 “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.”
If the first one means Jesus is God then the second one means that all people are God!!!!!”
Look Nancy what God says:
I said, “You are gods,
And all of you are children of the Most High.
But you shall die like men,
And fall like one of the princes.”
Arise, O God, judge the earth;
For You shall inherit all nations. Psalm 82:6
Jesus answered them,
“Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’?
If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came
(and the Scripture cannot be broken),
do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’
because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?
If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;
but if I do,
though you do not believe Me,
believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father isJohn 10:34 in Me, and I in Him.”
The Hebrew word translated “gods” in Psalm 82:6 is “elohim”. It usually refers to the one true God, but it does have other uses. Psalm 82:1 says, “God presides in the great assembly; he gives judgment among the gods.” It is clear from the next three verses that the word “gods” refers to magistrates, judges, and other people who hold positions of authority and rule.
Calling a human magistrate a “god” indicates three things: 1) he has authority over other human beings, 2) the power he wields as a civil authority is to be feared, and 3) he derives his power and authority from God Himself, who is pictured as judging the whole earth in verse 8.
This use of the word “gods” to refer to humans is rare, but it is found elsewhere in the Old Testament. For example, when God sent Moses to Pharaoh, He said, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh” (Exodus 7:1). This simply means that Moses, as the messenger of God, was speaking God’s words and would therefore be God’s representative to the king. The Hebrew word “elohim” is translated “judges” in Exodus 21:6 and 22:8, 9, and 28.
The whole point of Psalm 82 is that earthly judges must act with impartiality and true justice, because even judges must stand someday before the Judge. Verses 6 and 7 warn human magistrates that they, too, must be judged: “I said, `You are gods; you are all sons of the Most High.’ But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler.” This passage is saying that God has appointed men to positions of authority in which they are considered as gods among the people. They are to remember that, even though they are representing God in this world, they are mortal and must eventually give an account to God for how they used that authority.
Now, let’s look at how Jesus uses this passage. Jesus had just claimed to be the Son of God (John 10:25-30). The unbelieving Jews respond by charging Jesus with blasphemy, since He claimed to be God (verse 33). Jesus then quotes Psalm 82:6, reminding the Jews that the Law refers to mere men—albeit men of authority and prestige—as “gods.” Jesus’ point is this: you charge me with blasphemy based on my use of the title “Son of God”; yet your own Scriptures apply the same term to magistrates in general. If those who hold a divinely appointed office can be considered “gods,” how much more can the One whom God has chosen and sent (verses 34-36)?
In contrast, we have the serpent’s lie to Eve in the Garden. His statement, “your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:5), was a half-truth. Their eyes were opened (verse 7), but they did not become like God. In fact, they lost authority, rather than gaining it. Satan deceived Eve about her ability to become like the one true God, and so led her into a lie. Jesus defended His claim to be the Son of God on biblical and semantic grounds—there is a sense in which influential men can be thought of as gods; therefore, the Messiah can rightly apply the term to Himself. Human beings are not “gods” or “little gods.” We are not God. God is God, and we who know Christ are His children.
Nancy says: “I am really surprised at the Idea of the God who will suffer to forgive his OWN creatures … how can he be a God at all if he can’t do this by one word!!! How can Jesus say that “the Father knows more than me” if he and God are one … then how can he be ignorant at some points … !!!!”
Nancy, I will explain it below so:
John 1: 1-18
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ ” From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.
“No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only,who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.”
Romans 1: 1-4
“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God—the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.”
“In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
Mathew 7: 24-27
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
2 Corinthians 5:20-21
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.”
A thought could be expressed without any words. The Word is the thought which becomes explicit and evident. Actually, words are meditated thoughts. Words are something that is shared between people, though they are actually thoughts. Due to them we are able to understand a person and his/her ideas. Words and thoughts are one and the same. God expresses and shows Himself through His Word. The Word is Jesus Christ. He shows us God. God and the Son are ONE. Jesus is the mediator between us and God. By accepting Him we accept God. If we know Him, we know God. In exactly the same way as the word and thought are one, God and Jesus Christ are ONE. That was the reason why Jesus said: I and the Father are ONE. The word is the child of thought. In the same way Jesus is the Son of the Father. But the thought is greater than the word because everything that is expressed (expression) is limited (we often have to find the right word to correctly express our thought). That is why the unexpressed God (thought) is greater than the expressed God (word). God limited Himself when He came into the world in Jesus Christ BY APPEARING IN A HUMAN BODY. He limited Himself when He became a human being. But why did He become a human being? – to show Himself to people. To present Himself and exemplify Himself to people. Also He came to say to us that He is LOVE, and that through Him we can build a bridge with God. We can return to God so that our sins that stand between us and Him can be deleted. We can receive eternal life as a Gift from God; something that we will never be able to deserve. We cannot achieve eternal life on our own without Him.
“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.
Nancy says: “About “in the beginning was the word” wasn’t it “Wisdom”??”
Yes and it is God’s wisdom. Look:
“With God are wisdom and might; He has counsel and understanding.” (Job 12:13)
“It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, and by His understanding stretched out the heavens.” (Jeremiah 10:12)
“O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!” (Romans 11:33)
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5)
“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in much fear and trembling; and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glorification. None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:2-9)
Nancy says about God’s wisdom: “For she is a breath if the power of God, and a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty”
Therefore the Lord said:
“ Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths
And honor Me with their lips,
But have removed their hearts far from Me,
And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men,
Therefore, behold, I will again do a marvelous work
Among this people,
A marvelous work and a wonder;
For the wisdom of their wise men
And the understanding of their prudent men shall be hidden.”
Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the LORD,
And their works are in the dark;
They say, “Who sees us?” and, “Who knows us?”
Surely you have things turned around!
Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay;
For shall the thing made say of him who made it,
“ He did not make me”?
Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it,
“ He has no understanding”? shall perish
The Excellence of Wisdom:
22 “ The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way,
Before His works of old.
23 I have been established from everlasting,
From the beginning, before there was ever an earth.
24 When there were no depths I was brought forth,
When there were no fountains abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills, I was brought forth;
26 While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields,
Or the primal dust of the world.
27 When He prepared the heavens, I was there,
When He drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 When He established the clouds above,
When He strengthened the fountains of the deep,
29 When He assigned to the sea its limit,
So that the waters would not transgress His command,
When He marked out the foundations of the earth,
30 Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;[b]
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,
31 Rejoicing in His inhabited world,
And my delight was with the sons of men.
Nancy says: “God who cries is really scaring to be responsible for us”. –
Nancy, God I crying if you will refuse to believe in Him. He is crying that many people refused to believe in Him and they found false gods who are creation of people’s imagination and madness. These gods cannot save people because they don’t exist! The God in Islam don’t exist! If people will know be saved from death then just know and don’t forget that God loves you all Arabs, Muslims, Nancy and all people reading my message. Don’t forget that heart of God is for you all. His tears were about you! His heart was on cross for you and His heart is for you now, waiting with happiness, in His Kingdom of Heaven!
Brothers Arabs, Muslims, God sees your life completed and finished, not where you are today! God says that He knows the end from the beginning.
How do you see yourself? Do you look at what you have or have not accomplished up to this time in your life? Or are you looking ahead to the future—to the END OF YOUR TRIP on the earth. Each of us needs to look ahead, we need to anticipate what lies ahead and go for that, we cannot allow ourselves to limit ourselves to what we did yesterday.
Psalm 139:16 says, that ALL the days ordained for me were written in your book BEFORE one of them came to be. God saw the finished work in you BEFORE you were even born. IMAGINE THAT!
God Almighty is your Father and He will not lie to you.
Take a stand, push doubting thoughts from your mind and begin to see yourself and live as God sees you. Once you understand and believe (by faith) what God says about you then you will begin confessing what God says, you will begin to walk in all your rights and privileges given to you through Jesus Christ.
Don’t focus on how you act today or your spiritual knowledge, look to what you can be!
God says that He calls the things that are not as though they were!
Get into the Bible and see what God says you are and begin confessing that over your life!
SOME OF YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD YOU WERE A MISTAKE, AN ACCIDENT! WELL I’M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT GOD DOES NOTHING BY ACCIDENT—HE PLANNED YOU—AND HE HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE!
You have an inheritance, more over God calls you His inheritance if you will believe in His Son- Jesus. What a precious Father—what a precious gift to be His inheritance!
Don’t let things that are happening in your life hold you back—reach forward. God tells you that He will get you through the valleys of your life. Keep climbing up and out to find God of LOVE!
God knows everything about you—your past—your present—your future, even the things YOU think are secrets, yet He absolutely loves you!
You will have God’s own armor to wear. You will be given the helmet of salvation. You will be laced with the shoes of proclaiming the gospel to others. You will have on the belt of truth (God’s written word). You will received the breastplate of righteousness, in exchange for your sins. You will have the sword of the spirit (the spoken word of God, and the shield of faith (which quenches all the fiery darts of the devil) which is praise. You will have ministering angels to help you. You will be a child of God—and in the best of the best of all families!
God has so much more for you, walk in His plan, and you will fulfill His great commission for your life just believe in Him. To believe in Him means to believe in His Son God Jesus. Because God is ONE. If you ready then pray this prayer:
I know that I am a sinner.
And thank You for diying on the cross for my sin
and paying prize for it and risen again from the dead.
I am turning from my sin now.
And I am making choice to follow You as my Savior and Lord.
Thank You for calling me and forgiving me, and receiving me, and loving me.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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“I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the Beginning and the End,”
says the Lord,
“who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
And when I saw Him,
I fell at His feet as dead.
But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me,
“Do not be afraid;
I am the First and the Last.
I am He who lives, and was dead,
I am alive forevermore.
And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
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