Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Godhead part2

17 Nov

Godhead Study Cotinued

The Son - came to do the Father's will and is coming again. Acts 1:11
The Holy Spirit -  came to convict the world and bring us closer to God.
John 16:7 - 13. The Holy Spirit does what Jesus tells him to do.
In the Godhead the 3 have different responsibilities but all in union.

In Genesis 1:1 God introduces himself as plural by using the Hebrew word 'elohim'.
Check #430 in Strong's concordance.
It means God is uniplural. Many but One.

Check also Isaiah 6:8 'who will go for us?'
Genesis 11:6 'one' Genesis 2:24 'one flesh' Hebrew word (Echad)
Genesis 3:22 'become like one of us'

We can see the unity of God coming together as one.

It's interesting that so many things are 3 in 1.
E.g. We have earth, sea and sky.
Matter is solid, liquid and gas ...... and many more examples.

1John 5: 7-8

Greek word 'Alohem'

 430. אֱלֹהִים (elohim) 
Englishman's Concordance
Strong's Hebrew: 430. אֱלֹהִים (elohim) — 2598 Occurrences
Genesis 1:1 
HEB: בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם
NAS: In the beginning God created
KJV: In the beginningGod created the heaven
INT: in the beginning created God the heavens the earth

Trinity: Oneness in unity not in number: Yachid vs. Echad
"Hear, O Israel! Yahweh is our God, Yahweh is one [Echad]!" Deuteronomy 6:4

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Yachid vs. Echad: The most important verse Jews memorized in the Bible was Deut 6:4: "Hear, O Israel! Yahweh is our God, Yahweh is one [Echad]!" There are a few words in Hebrew that the Holy Spirit could have used a word the has one exclusive meaning: the numeric, solitary oneness of God ("yachid" or "bad"). 
Instead the Holy Spirit chose to use the Hebrew word, "echad" which is used most often as a unified one, and sometimes as numeric oneness. For example, when God said in Genesis 2:24 "the two shall become one [echad] flesh" it is the same word for "one" that was used in Deut 6:4.
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Sunday, 12 November 2017


10 November

Godhead - What comes to mind? 
Head, sovereignty, 3 in 1, ....

Pre discussion: 1 John 5:1-8
Verse 6 this is the one who came by water and blood
- Jesus Christ ...  
Verse 7 For there are three that testify: the Spirit, 
the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 

Jesus surrendered and sacrificed all. 
It's easy to be baptised but it's not easy to 'die to' and 'deny' yourself.

Romans 1:20 talks about us having no excuse for not seeing God's power 
- it's all around us. 

The Godhead : God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

1. Co equal : no hirachy. Priority not superiority. 
2. Co existent : all 3 were always there. Some people think Jesus 'showed up'
in the New Testament, but He was always there. 
3. Co eternal : All 3 will always be there. 

Collosians 1:16 For by Him (Christ) all things were created ....
Matthew 3:16-17 Jesus' baptism / we see the Godhead together. 
John 14:26, John 15:26

Sunday, 5 November 2017

How do we receive the Scripture?

3rd November, 2017

Pre discussion :
How do we know the Scripture comes from God ?
Hebrews 2:1-4 The word was announced by the Lord,
accompanied by signs and wonders,
and the Holy Spirit brings conviction when we read it.

How do we receive the Scriptures?

1. We receive them richly. So rich that it flows out
    of us and impacts everything we do. Collosians 3:16

2. We receive them by continuing to study them.
     Acts 17:11 The people of Berea examined the Scriptures
     everyday to see if what Paul and Silas said was true.
     We keep alert, study daily and dig deeper.

3. We receive them by hiding them in our heart.
     Psalm 119:11 Why hide the word in our heart?
     1. To keep it for a time it's needed like saving up
          for a time of need.
     2. To keep it from being stolen. The enemy comes to
          rob, steal and destroy. He wants to steal our joy.
          We hide The Word of God  in the deep inner part of our heart
           where it cannot be stolen.

4. We receive it by delighting in it. Psalm 1:1-2.
     Talks about being like a tree planted by the water
      and yielding fruit in season.

Finally our responsibility is to pass it on to the next
generation. Deuteronomy 11:18-19
Teach them to your children, talking about them when you
sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie
down and when you get up.
Passing on God's Word is a full time job!
It should affect our life and be evident in all we do.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

How do we understand Scripture?


1. The Holy Spirit reveals a new revelation to us.
    Even after reading the same passage many times, we can still get a new understanding
    through a new revelation from The Holy Spirit. 1Corinthians 2:10-14
    'We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God
     that we may understand what God has freely given us... '

     The Holy Spirit always points to Jesus. John 5:39
      'You diligently study the Scriptures because you
      think that by them you possess eternal life.
      These are the Scriptures that testify about me,
      yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

      John 14:26 Talks about the Holy Spirit teaching us and reminding us of everything
      Jesus has said

2. We Search
    Joshua 1:9 ... you should meditate on (the Word) day and night, so that
    you may be careful to do everything written in it ...

3. We discuss and reason the Scripture
    Acts 17:2-4 The church in Thessalonica was built in 3 weeks. Paul was reasoning
    with the people and explaining the Scriptures on 3 Sabbaths. They were persuaded
    and the church grew. Reading Acts together with Thessaloynians is very helpful.

4. By human help.
    Sometimes God will use people to help us understand His Word.
    Acts 8 Phillip was sent by God to explain the Scriptures to the Ethiopian man.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Describing Scripture


How is Scripture described? 

1. Scripture is authoritative.
     Jesus used Scripture to defeat Satan during the temptation (Matthew 4:1-11)
     Jesus rebuked demons. 
     The amour of God passage reminds us that the Word is the SWORD of the Spirit.(Ephesians 6:17)

2. Scripture is Inspired 
     There are many people who put the words on paper but God is the one who
      inspired it all. 
      Scripture is God breathed (2 Timothy 3:16)

3. The Word of God is sharper than a double edged sword. 
    It can penetrate to the heart (Hebrews 4:12) 
    Think of a knife: A sharp knife slices a tomato precisely but a blunt knife mashes it. 

4. The Word of God is Pure
    It is complete and flawless. Take it as is. It needs no polishing.
    It is not open to compromise or negotiations .
    Proverbs 30:5, Psalm 18:30, 2 Samuel 22:31

Let's dig deeper into the Bible and completely trust that it is God's Word.