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God, the Creator; Jesus the Saviour; and Holy Spirit; the Comforter

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

Nothing in the Bible indicates how God was created or when He was created. Both He and His Son, Jesus, were self-existing. The Universe itself proves there is a God. God talked about His Son before Jesus’ birth, and Jesus talked about the Father and the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit.  The Father is God, Jesus is called God, and the Holy Spirit is God, but each has a different function; each must be reverenced.According to the Bible, no one has seen God and lived. Moses saw the back-side of God, but not His face.  No one has seen the Holy Spirit because He cannot be seen with the natural eye.  The Holy Spirit was seen as a dove descending from heaven upon Jesus at His baptism.  The Bible also states the Holy Spirit appeared as fire as the Apostles and others were being filled with the Holy Ghost.

God is the Creator of the Universe and all that’s in the Universe. God is self-existence, immutability, omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresent. He is the Father of Jesus and the Father of those that have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We can’t accept the Father and dismiss Jesus, and we can’t have Jesus and dismiss the Father (He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth {remains} on him – John 3:36).

Before the creation of Adam, God communicated with Jesus, saying, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” God wasn’t talking to the angels because the angels aren’t made in the image or likeness of  God; so He was either talking to Jesus or talking to Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  The Bible also indicates there is diversity between God the Father and Jesus the Son.

When Jesus was talking to His disciples, He instructed them the only way an individual could come to Him the Father would have to draw him ( No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day – John 6:44).  Also, Jesus instructed the disciples no one could come to Jesus except it was authorized by the Father (And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it, were given unto him of my Father – John 6:65). Jesus wasn’t talking about Himself; He was talking about His Father, which indicates two deities working together as one but functioning in different roles.

God is the Creator of life, the God over all living things, and the Father of those who have accepted His Son and followed His instructions.  All power belongs to God, He gave His power to His Son, Jesus, and Jesus gave power to His disciples to overcome the wicked one as well as to take dominion over our fleshly desires.

Agape love comes from the Father of love. His love is unconditional and long-suffering. Throughout the Old Testament, God continued to send prophets to warn His people to return to the true and living God. God loves, and He also has wrath.  Too often, people think about God’s love, and they think they won’t have to suffer the consequences of their sin, but just as God did with the children of Israel, the very ones they rejected God for, He allowed them to destroy and take them captive. God is a jealous God.  He has instructed His people then and now not to serve no other god (For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: – Exodus 34:14).

Jesus instructed the disciples then, and now when we pray, we pray to the Father, asking in the name of Jesus; we don’t ask in the name of God, but in the name of His Son, Jesus. God loved us so much that He sent His Son; the Bible does not state God sent Himself. You may hear some theologians and pastors saying God came to the world in the flesh, which is true, but it will also confuse those who haven’t studied the Word of God.

God is the Father, Jesus is the Son; God functions as the Father, and the role of the Son has the same authority and power. We’re created to worship God with our praises, worship God with our bodies by being a living sacrifice, worship God in a song and dance, and worship God in our hearts and with all our being. Reverencing Him as being Holy and our Father, the Father of Jesus, the Saviour of the world.

God foretold of His Son,  in the Old Testament by the Prophet Isaiah prior to the birth of Jesus (For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, the Everlasting Father {meaning Father of  Eternity, our source for eternal life} The Prince of  Peace. The only way a man could be reconciled to the Father is through the acceptance of Jesus, the Son of God, and our acceptance of Him being our  Lord and Saviour.

Jesus was born of a virgin by the name of  Mary.  Mary is not to be worshiped; she was just the carry of the Messiah, the Son of God. There is no other way to save one but by the name of Jesus.  Through all the prophets, and godly men, there was no other name or person than Jesus, whereby man must be saved.  Jesus came to give us remissions of sins (Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission {forgiveness} of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost {Holy Spirit} – Acts 2:38).

Jesus is the only one that died and had power from the Father to raise Himself from the dead (No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father – John 10:18) Jesus always gave the glory back to the Father, so this indicates Jesus is not talking about Himself, but His Father which is two different deities.

God didn’t send Himself to earth, but His Son left the Father and came to earth to reconcile man back to their original state with the Father (For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved – John 3:17).  Jesus gave us an example of what the sons of God should be. First of all, Jesus had no sin, but He died for the people’s sins. Jesus performed many miracles, cast out demons, and was baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit (And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of  God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him- Matthew 3:16).

Although Jesus was the Son of God, He came to fulfill all righteousness, giving us an example of what we should do as the children of God. The Church (body of Christ) has lost its glory because the Spirit of God is not really dwelling in individuals who profess to be Christians. Many professing Christians try to live as close to the world as possible, denying and rejecting the power of God.

Salvation is free, but the anointing to change our lives and others will cost you to forsake the world and the things that pertain to the world to live a godly life.  Godliness is being separated from the world and the things the world has to offer. Religion gives individuals rituals to do, but God gives instructions to follow; and as we follow His instructions, we will see the power of God manifesting in our lives.

Just as Jesus walked and lived in the power of God, we, as the children of God, are also to walk in power to change lives in a dying world. We must be born-again of the Spirit of God (Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God – John 3:5).

The kingdom of God is joy (For the kingdom of  God is not meat {food} and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost – Romans 14:17). Too many times, we confuse happiness with joy.  Someone can tell you something, and you can have happiness, but happiness can be taken away with one phone call. When you have the joy of the Lord, hell and its forces can surround you, but your soul, heart, and spirit will have joy and peace.  Satan and his imps nor his followers can take the joy or the peace of God from you unless you hand it over to them.

Jesus came not only to reconcile us back to the Father but for us to have an abundant life.  Too many times, Christians confuse abundance with money, but it’s not about money; if so, Jesus wouldn’t have told the disciples the poor would be with them always  (For ye have the poor always with you; but Me ye have not always – Matthew 26:11). This Scripture also coincides with (For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide (freely) unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in the land – Deuteronomy 15:11).  According to the Bible, money is the answer to all things, but we must place it in perspective.

The Bible states what would it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul –(For what is a man profit, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? –  Matthew 16:26). Peace of mind is worth more than all the money in the world, and that is what Jesus’ gives us, His peace. No matter what is happening in your life and around you, Jesus will give you peace that surpasses all human understanding. There is nothing wrong with having money, but the love of money brings forth sin.  When a person loves money, they will do anything to get money; rob, kill, sell drugs, whatever the means it would take to get the money they love.

Jesus is the Son of God, and He was our example of how we, as Christians, should act in every situation that comes to us.  The Bible instructs us that Jesus is on the right hand of God, making intercession for us.  As you can see, we’re talking about two different deities;  Jesus is not praying to Himself. He is praying to the Father for us (Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of  God, who also maketh intercession for us – Romans 8:34).  (Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them – Hebrews 7:25). 

Jesus is praying for those that believe and receive Him as the Son of God. For anyone to come to Jesus, the Father must first draw the individual (No man can come to me except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day – John 6:44). Jesus is not talking about Himself, He’s talking about the Father, no one could even go to Jesus unless it were authorized by the Father (And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father – John 6:65).

The Father and the Son work together as one; they’re not fighting against each other. Whatever the Father does, the Son is saying yes, and whatever the Son is saying, the Father is saying yes. This is the way it should be among the saints. We shouldn’t fight against one another because of a title or denomination. Whatever the denomination is, if they’re serving the Father and the Son and allowing the Holy Spirit to rule and abide in them, it’s a good thing in the sight of God.

Why are we fighting or envying one another because of spiritual gifts? Every born-again Christian has a gift(s). The gifts aren’t for us but to be used to bless and edify the body of Christ. Just as the Father and Son work together as one, it should be the same way with the saints; then we would see God’s power manifested in the body of Christ,  people being healed and delivered as they did in the days of old.

God nor His Son has changed; the believers have changed. We want to participate in what the world has to offer, and it has drained the anointing of those that have and are participating in the world (Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him – 1st John 2:15).  We cannot say we love God and not follow the instructions He has given us by His prophets, His Son, and His Word!

Just as Jesus submitted to the Father, if we’re sons of God, then we too need to submit to the Father as Jesus did, but we can’t submit to the Word if we’re not reading His Word to know the instructions He has given us! Jesus promised if we loved Him and kept his words, He and the Father would live in our being (Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves Me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode  {home} with him – John 14:23). Jesus didn’t say I would come, or the Father would come; He said; we would come, indicating plural, more than one, but all in one!  

And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the  Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him – Matthew 4:16.  John the Baptist, son of Zacharias and Elisabeth, and a cousin of the Lord saw the Holy Spirit descending from heaven upon Jesus. John the Baptist was the forerunner of Christ; He was filled with the Holy Spirit prior to the coming of the Holy Spirit (For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost {Holy Spirit}, even from his mother’s womb – Luke 1:15). The Holy Spirit is a gift and a promise to all who have been born-again of the Spirit of God, it’s nothing we can earn, but it’s something we all must have to make it in life, as being in the world, but not part of the world.

The Holy Spirit is a comforter and a teacher (But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you – John 14:26). It is the Holy Spirit that enables us to commune with the Father, He teaches and gives us the revelation of the Word of God.

The gifts of the Spirit operate through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit reveals to us who and what to pray for. The Holy Spirit helps us to pray in tongues to commune with the Father. The Holy Spirit brings us joy when we’re going through all types of diseases and issues. Being born of the Spirit and being filled with the Spirit operates differently. You only become born-again once, but there are many refillings of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit makes us sensitive to the Spirit of God and the spirit of Satan.  Every born-again Christian should desire to have the filling of the Holy Spirit. Why miss out on the gift that was sent by God to His children? The Holy Spirit gives us the power to fight in the Spirit against Satan. We shouldn’t be fighting against people but against the spirit in them that opposes the Spirit of God and His righteousness; it will take the Holy Spirit to help us to do that.

So many Christians are losing spiritual battles because they have not been filled with the Holy Spirit. Many people profess to be Christians but have not been born of the Spirit of God. There is no way one can be born of the Spirit of God and filled with the Spirit of God and be defeated by living differently than what God has instructed us to live. There is no defeat in God, and if  He’s living within your being, there will be no defeat for you.  Some are losing because they haven’t taken the time and let the Holy Spirit show them what’s going on and how to defeat the enemy of their soul.

If you are a born-again Christian, you need to ask God for the Holy Spirit; just like a fish needs water to live, you need the Holy Spirit to live a Christian life according to the Word of God. It’s a gift from our Father to us  (If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? – Luke 11:13). God through His Son Jesus, has made us one with Him and the Father (That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in Me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent Me, and the glory which thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one – John 17:21-22).  Although there are many born-again Christians, we’re all one in Him, we function in different roles, but in the Spirit, we are one. God is the one who created us, Jesus is the one that saves us, and the Holy Spirit is the one that keeps us if we allow Him!

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