In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
One of the mysteries and highly debated doctrines of Christianity is the Trinity. As many would assume that all Christians believe in the Trinity, I have actually come across many who don’t. The question is with all the scriptural evidence of The Trinity, how can someone say they believe the Word of God yet deny what is says?
In this scripture (John 1:1) its very clear there is a Trinity “ In the beginning was (Jesus) and (Jesus) was with God, and (Jesus) was God”
It’s very clear from reading this scripture that the Father and Son are separate but also one. How can this be? How do our human minds comprehend this? This is our main problem when interpreting scriptures; we try to use our own human logic to describe something that is beyond us
Many Christians have tried to deny the Trinity based on their human minds can’t comprehend how God works. How do we comprehend our creation? Can we comprehend a God who is beyond time and space and breathed life into existence? No we don’t have the ability to comprehend power and intelligence that is way beyond us. So if you can accept Creation why can’t you accept The Trinity?
We are the clay and God is the potter, just because we can’t understand or comprehend something doesn’t mean its not true. One thing we do know is we can trust in the Word of God, and the Word says there is a Trinity. So continue to baptize in the name of The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Amen!
And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
Revelation 5:9 NASB
This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God. Zechariah 13:9
God never promised that life would be easy, in fact he said sometimes we will be “put into the fire”. You maybe asking why would God allow this or do this to me? God said he is doing it to refine us like Silver and Gold. We must remember and keep things in perspective, this current life is only temporary and we are preparing for Gods eternal Kingdom!
The question is who do we react to our trial or situation? Do we believe that God will see us through it or do we curse him? God says “They will call on my name and he will answer us”, Don’t allow a bad season or situation to ruin your faith. You may not see a way but God has already made the way, we just need to put our trust in him.
I know that sometimes its easier said than done but that’s why it’s a test. For a rock to become a diamond it must endure the pressure and heat, this is the same for us. We make look defeated right now but put your faith in God and he will answer you in Jesus Name Amen!
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
In a world that is ever changing, there is one who we can rely on to never change, and that is Jesus Christ. The blood he shed on the cross, is still the same new covenant today. You can still be saved by our Lord and Savior, Jesus is still showing his love and mercy today, and his love will never fail
Many will say that Jesus was just a historical character or some even claim fictitious. Know this, not only does Christ never change, but he conquered the grave and reigns forevermore! In the end there will only be two kinds of people, Christians or Ant-Christs, you either accept the Lord of Lords or you oppose him. There is no other path.
Today we see many new false religions and cults continue to rise, Jesus never changes and neither does the Word of God. It was written in stone for a reason, because it does not change. Don’t follow or listen to false prophets or religions, there is only one way to God and its through Jesus Christ!
Anyone preaching new doctrines is a false prophet, God has had the same redemption plan since the beginning, and its Jesus Christ. He is our rock, that we can stand on, because his truth never changes and his mercy endures forever in Jesus Name Amen
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
Today we celebrate the birth of our youngest son Evan, I remember clearly when the nurse wrote his delivery time on the dry erase board, it was 3:16. What makes it even more ironic is his name Evan is Gaelic for John. I know this probably means nothing for most people, but for us Evan was a miracle and a sign from God of hope and promise.
What greater gift or blessing in this world can you receive besides a child? I feel extremely rich and blessed by having my two boys and my wife. Doesn’t matter to me what amount is in the bank account, only matters to me the people living in our house.
Evan not only has been a blessing to us but also his brother Tanner. They have grown so close together and are best friends through thick and thin. Makes me peaceful and happy knowing that no matter what they will always have each other. As a parent this is always something that weighs on your mind.
As I reflect on John 3:16, that God loves us enough to send his only Son, to save us from our sins. What an amazing God we serve! So amazing he would send me sons of my own, to love and fulfill my life. There are no words that I can express my gratitude to our Heavenly Father for his love and mercy.
As Evan moves on to another year in his life, I pray that God blesses, protects, and guides him every day of his life in Jesus Name Amen!
“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. Zechariah 12:10
If there is any doubt on whether Jesus (Yeshua) fulfilled the Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament, look no further than the book of Zechariah. Not only did Zechariah clearly prophecy about Jesus riding into Jerusalem, but he prophesied he would be pierced or crucified and mourned as the only begotten Son
Many people might wonder why, the Son of God, would have to be crucified on a Roman Cross left to die. What they don’t know what this was Gods redemption plan for humanity. Jesus willingly laid down his life as a ransom for our sins, this was not an accident, this is our salvation.
When you realize who Jesus truly is, we mourn deeply for the punishment and torture Christ has endured for us. Not because he deserved but because we deserved it. God loves us so much, that even though we were sinners and rebellious, Jesus died for you!
But we can rejoice and be glad because Jesus has overcome the grave! Gods amazing grace has given us new life in Jesus Name Amen!
“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”
Revelation 4:11 NASB
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
As the old saying goes “ No Pain, No Gain, this can also describe how God sometimes disciplines us to prepare and train us for his glory. Just like a parent when you were growing up, would discipline you when you were doing something or about to do something dumb or wrong. At first it made you angry that your parents would discipline you, but as we get older and look back at what they were trying to prevent or save us from, we are thankful.
This is the same with God. He is our Heavenly Father and if submit yourself to his will, he will try to guide our steps and prevent us from missing our higher callings. Think about Jonah, God called him to preach to the city of Nineveh. But Jonah had no interest in saving these people and decided to go the other direction instead. By Gods discipline Jonah eventually ended up in the belly of a Whale for 3 days to ponder his life choices. Once Jonah realized his higher calling, he was released from the whale and went to Nineveh and saved the people from Gods judgement.
If it wasn’t for Gods discipline, Jonah would have missed his higher calling and everyone in Nineveh would have been destroyed by Gods judgment. But through discipline Jonah was prepared for Gods harvest and saved many lives through their repentance.
Maybe God is discipline you today, don’t try and run away like Jonah. Answer Gods higher calling and he will prepare you for the harvest of righteousness in Jesus Name Amen
He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
Revelation 3:5 NASB
And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”–the handsome price at which they valued me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the LORD. Zechariah 11:13
What is Jesus worth to you? As prophesied more than 5 centuries before Jesus was born, God was valued at only 30 pieces of silver! 30 pieces of silver today is only worth about $600, so imagine selling your soul for less than a thousand dollars. It might buy you some pleasure today but give you eternal damnation!
This prophecy was obviously fulfilled by Judas, who sold out the Son of God for only 30 pieces of silver. What makes this so shocking was Judas was in the inner circle of Christ. He was one of the original 12 disciples, he witnessed the miracles performed, he was taught directly by The Lord himself, all the mysteries of Gods Kingdom revealed. Yet he still was overcome by his own greed and temptation to sell his own soul.
Many of us today are living like Judas. We know the story of Jesus, we know what he did for us on the hill at Calvary. But we still decide to fulfill our own lusts and addictions, even though we know it will cost us our soul. Don’t condemn yourself like Judas. Resist the devil and he will flee from you! Be strong in The Lord and gain eternal life in Jesus Name Amen!