GOD ONE PEOPLE - AN INVALUABLE COMPENDIUM OF GOD'S SECRETS
GOD!! ONE PEOPLE!! "
- GOD, MAN, SPIRIT
- SIN, SALVATION AND PRAYER
- GOD'S PLAN FOR HIS PEOPLE
- THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE
- WHY SHOULD THE LORD JESUS
SUFFER AND DIE FOR SINNERS ?
- CHRISTIANS, END-TIME,
MILLENNIUM, JUDGMENT, HELL AND KINGDOM OF GOD
- THE HOLY BIBLE AND TRUE
- REVELATION ABOUT ETERNAL
LIGHT AND ETERNAL KINGDOM
- BESTOWAL OF DIVINE EXPERIENCE
- GOD'S MINISTERS OR SERVANTS
- FOODS, GREETINGS AND
- BAPTISM AND LORD'S SUPPER
OR HOLY COMMUNION
- THE LORD'S CHURCH
- THE LAST DAY
- GOD IS WONDERFUL !
GOD IS TERRIBLE ! GOD'S FINAL CALL TO BE THE ONE PEOPLE !
A Prayer of Adoration
GOD, MAN, SPIRIT
“For there is One GOD, . . . JESUS CHRIST.” I Timothy 2:5
“The fool hath (has) said in his heart, There is no GOD. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, . . .” Psalm 14:1
There is a GOD. There is a little voice in our hearts. GOD has most wonderfully recorded (written) this little voice in our hearts. This little voice in our hearts asks for GOD. And this little voice in our hearts tells us that there is a GOD.
In our GOD and LORD JESUS CHRIST are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3). HE is our wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30). HE is all wise. HE is the only wise GOD (Jude 25). HE wants all mankind to know 'there is a GOD'. So HE makes them hear this by a delicate little voice in their hearts (I Kings 19:12; Proverbs 8:4).
“Unto you, O men, I call; and MY voice is to the sons of man.” Proverbs 8:4
But, we cannot see GOD. All people have this little voice in their hearts, telling them there is a GOD. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
All people reveal the Law of GOD written (recorded) in their hearts, their consciences bearing witness (Romans 2:15). Hence, all people reveal the existence of GOD written (recorded) in their hearts, their consciences bearing witness. Further, all people have this little voice in their hearts; revealing them there is a GOD, the glorious existence of GOD. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
The voice of the sun, moon, planets and stars also goes out into all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of GOD; the skies proclaim the work of HIS hands (Psalm 19:1-4).
Some people (the atheists) say there is no GOD (Psalm 14:1). They do not like to retain GOD in their knowledge (Romans 1:28). They do not like to retain GOD in their hearts. They do not pray at all! But deep down their hearts there is that little voice that says, "Yes, there is a GOD".
Once an atheist started to write an atheistic book with an atheistic title-'There is no GOD'. When he was writing that book, many times he had that little voice in his heart that said again and again, "Yes, there is a GOD. Yes, there is a GOD. …" But, he never minded that little voice in his heart. As he was about to finish that book, he heard a very fearful voice from heaven that said,
When he heard this voice, he was terrified and frightened and troubled. His face turned very pale and his thoughts greatly troubled him. He could not write any more against GOD. Then, again and again he heard this very fearful voice with a very terrible sound. This very fearful voice sent shivers up and down his spine. He shivered and trembled with great fear. He was so frightened that the joints of his hips were loosed and his knees knocked against each other and his hands were greatly shivering and trembling. He was unable to write even a single word more against GOD. So, he stopped his atheistic writings. He tore that book and put it into the fire. His atheistic writings came to an end. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
All moral filth and evil are the outcome of the denial of GOD's glorious existence. The atheists' defect is moral as well as mental. Though they deny GOD, HE really sees; HE really speaks and HE really acts (Psalm 14:1-4).
We cannot see GOD. We can look and look. We can search everywhere. We cannot see GOD. But, we can know GOD. HE is very important. So we want to know HIM. Would you like to see GOD? Yes, you would. we have listened to GOD but we cannot see GOD. Nobody has ever seen GOD. No one has ever seen GOD.
Why can we not see GOD ? We cannot see HIM because HE is Spirit. We cannot see a spirit; can we
What is a spirit ? God forms the spirit of man within him (Zechariah 12:1). When GOD made (created) you, HE gave you a spirit (Ecclesiastes 12:7). This spirit is invisible. Where is your spirit? It is inside your body. It lives inside your body. So, you cannot see your spirit. But, you live because your spirit lives and you die because your spirit returns to GOD (Ecclesiastes 12:7).
What are you doing now? You are listening (while you are reading). What does it mean? It means that your spirit is listening (while you are reading). It means that your spirit is listening (while you are reading or hearing) through your heart (Acts 16:14).
It is your spirit that listens while you read. Now, nobody can see your spirit. No one can see your spirit. But, you can feel it is inside you.
GOD is Spirit (St. John 4:24). HE is all-Spirit. That is why we cannot see HIM. But, HE really sees; HE really hears; HE really speaks; HE really acts; and HE really loves. But we cannot see HIM and we must not see HIM. Why mustn't we see HIM?
There is a reason, too, why we must not see GOD. GOD is all glorious. That means that HE is very holy and shiny bright. HE is exceedingly bright; HE is dazzlingly bright.
Midday sunlight is very bright; we cannot then look at the sun because that light will dazzle us and make us blind for a moment. But GOD's glory is far more dazzling than the midday sun.
GOD's glory is so bright, so dazzling that nobody could bear to see HIS glory. GOD's glory is much greater than the sun's glory.
The sunshine and the stars tell us, reveal to us GOD's glory. GOD's creations reveal HIS glory. But, do we reveal HIS glory?
We read in the Holy Bible about a man named Moses. He greatly respected GOD. He implicitly obeyed GOD. GOD often talked to Moses. But Moses never saw GOD
One day, Moses said to GOD,
"Shew me THY glory (Please, show me YOUR face, YOUR glory)."Exodus
GOD said to Moses,
“Thou canst not see MY face: for there shall no man see ME, and live (You cannot see MY face; for no man can see ME, and live).” Exodus 33:20
Again, GOD said to Moses,
“Behold, there is a place by ME, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while MY glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with MY hand while I pass by: And I will take away MINE hand, and thou shalt see MY back parts: but MY face shall not be seen.” Exodus
Moses went up a mountain alone. GOD hid him between the rocks and GOD passed by him. GOD let Moses (allowed Moses) see just a little (tiny) bit of HIS glory. Even a man like Moses could not stand to see more of HIS glory.
When Moses came down from the mountain, his face was bright as sunshine. Just seeing a tiny bit, wee bit of GOD's glory made his face shine so bright. Then the people who saw his face shine became afraid of him (Exodus 34:29-30).
If we also saw part of GOD's glory, we would be afraid of HIM. We could not even live!
Even though GOD is so glorious, we may pray to HIM. HE will hear us because HE loves us.
Now,GOD is the creator of all things. GOD has created the earth. GOD has created the sun. GOD has created the moon. GOD has created the stars. GOD has created the planets. GOD has created the fish. GOD has created the whales (the great sea creatures). GOD has created the reptiles. GOD has created the animals. GOD has created the birds. GOD has created the mankind.
GOD has made the sunshine. GOD has made the night. GOD has made the darkness.
GOD has made the morning light. GOD has made the ocean. GOD has made the
seas. GOD has made the rivers. GOD has made the rocks. GOD has made the
mountains. GOD has made the hills. GOD has made the trees. GOD has made
the precious stones. GOD has made the precious metals. GOD has made the
pearls.GOD has wonderfully painted the rainbow colours on the tiny raindrops
falling from the sky. What an unimaginally wonderful GOD, our GOD is!
GOD feeds all. GOD gives us food to eat. GOD gives us water to drink. GOD gives us air to breathe. GOD gives us clothes to wear. GOD feeds the animals. GOD feeds the beasts (Psalm 147:9). GOD feeds the ravens. GOD feeds the birds (St. Luke 12:24). GOD provides food for the young ravens that cry to GOD (Job 38:41). How immeasurable our GOD's love is!
We cannot see GOD, but we see GOD's works. There is so much to see around us! There is so much to learn! We learn by seeing and hearing. Can we learn about GOD that way? We cannot see HIM. We do not hear HIM speak to us. Then how can we learn about HIM? How can we know HIM?
We can know HIM through the things HE made. Did you ever look at the stars, shining bright in the sky? Do you often look around at the earth? There are so many wonderful things on the earth. Animals, birds, flowers, insects, etc., are on the earth. There are big wide oceans of water, with thousands of big fish and little fishes. Who made the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the fish of the sea? Who made all this? Who takes care of all this? Somebody must have made it all. Somebody must have taken care of it all. That somebody is GOD, GOD only.
Sometimes we hear the thunder roar and we see the lightning flash. Can you and I make thunder and lightning? No, we can't. Can you and I make clouds and rain? No, we can't. Can you and I make the wind blow? No, we can't. Can you and I make the wind stop when it blows? No, we can't.
What do we know from this? All these things that we cannot do tell us that there is a great GOD. HE does things, great things that man can never do. GOD's works are wonderful and HIS deeds are marvellous.
Sometimes we hear a little bird sing. We cannot give a little bird a sweet song to sing; can we? Can we teach the bird how to make his little nest? When we see a little bird fly and hear him sing, do we think of the great GOD who made birds?
Flowers are very pretty. They have pretty petals. There are all kinds of flowers-blue ones and yellow ones and red ones and white ones and brown ones. Some have a drop of honey-water deep down in their throats. Some have sweet perfume in its petals. Only GOD has made all these. We cannot make even one real flower with honey and sweet perfume. Flowers tell us there is a great GOD. So, when we see a flower, do we think of the greatness of GOD?
All these declare the glory of GOD. The heavens declare the glory of GOD. Do we declare HIS glory?
GOD talked to people long ago. Adam and Eve were the very first people GOD made-a man and a woman, just these two. After GOD made them HE used to talk to them. In the cool of the day (in the evening breeze), HE came to the garden to talk to them (Genesis 3:8).
Many years later, GOD talked to a man named Abraham. Abraham was GOD's friend (James 2:23).
Later GOD talked to Moses, too. GOD talked to Moses many times. Once Moses was up on mount Sinai with GOD for forty days. Moses did not have to eat or drink (Deuteronomy 9:9) because GOD took care of him while HE talked to him.
The Holy Bible also tells us how GOD talked to a little boy one night. This little boy lived in GOD's tabernacle. His name was Samuel. Samuel helped Eli, the old priest. One night GOD talked to Samuel.
Samuel was in bed. GOD called, "Samuel, Samuel!" Samuel thought, "It must be Eli calling me". But when he ran to Eli, Eli said, "No, my son, I did not call you" and Samuel went back to bed again. But then he heard the voice again, "Samuel, Samuel!" Samuel ran to Eli once again. Eli said, "No, my son, I did not call you" and Samuel went back to bed again. Then he heard the voice again the third time, "Samuel, Samuel!" Samuel ran to Eli again the third time. Then Eli perceived that the LORD had called the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, "Now I know who is calling you. It is the LORD! Go back to bed. And if you hear HIS voice again, you must say, "Speak, LORD; for THY (YOUR) servant heareth (hears)". I Samuel 3:9.
Samuel lay down once again. He could hardly believe that GOD would really talk to him. He was only a little boy. He lay very still. He listened carefully. And then he heard the voice again, "Samuel, Samuel!" And he said, "Speak, LORD; for THY servant heareth". GOD talked to Samuel that night. HE told him things that were going to happen.
After that, GOD spoke to Samuel many times. Samuel became one of the great prophets. He told people what GOD wanted them to do.
GOD has talked to many others. They were HIS prophets too. GOD sent them to tell HIS word to HIS people.
But, does GOD talk to us
? Can we hear HIM ?
Long ago, HE talked to Samuel. HE talked to many others. But, does HE talk to you and to me?
Yes, HE does talk to us. HE talks to us in several ways. HE talks to us through HIS book, the Holy Bible most of all.
When GOD talked to men long ago, HE told them to write down HIS words. HE told them to write HIS words in a book. They made a big book. We call this book the Holy Bible or the Good Book. The Holy Bible is GOD's word.
GOD took care of the Holy Bible. Though it was written many, many years ago, we can still read it today. HE took care of it because HE wanted to talk to you and me through the Holy Bible. When we read the Holy Bible, GOD is talking to us. When the minister reads the Holy Bible to us, GOD is talking to us. When father and mother read the Holy Bible to their children, GOD talks to the children. When teachers read the Holy Bible to pupils, and tell them Bible stories, GOD is talking to them.
We talk to GOD when we pray to HIM. We close our eyes. We think about GOD. And our spirit thinks about HIM. And then we talk to HIM. And we know that HE really hears us.
There are many, many books in this world. The Holy Bible is the most wonderful of them all. The Holy Bible, the whole Bible is GOD talking to us.
So, what should we do? We should love the Holy Bible, why? It is GOD's word. We should take care of the Holy Bible, why? It is GOD's word. We should read the Holy Bible often, why? Because, we want to know what GOD says to us and we want to know who HE is? Is HE a person? If HE is a person what sort of person is HE? Does GOD reveal HIMSELF in HIS Bible?
GOD loved us, GOD loves us at present and HE will love us in the future also. How do we know that GOD loved us in the past? GOD speaks through HIS Bible that HE sent HIS SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (GOD the SON) to live on earth. Many of the things that our LORD JESUS CHRIST spoke are in the Holy Bible.
When GOD speaks through HIS Bible, do we listen to HIM? Does our spirit listen to HIM? To whom does HE talk? To whom does HIS Spirit talk? HE talks to our spirit with HIS Spirit. We should listen carefully with our spirit. We should listen to HIM with awe and reverence. We should listen to HIM with fear and trembling.
Now, no one has seen GOD at any time (I John 4:12). But, our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the exact image (imprint) of the invisible GOD (Colossians 1:15). Since GOD is Spirit, HE is invisible (St. John 4:24). So,the invisible GOD could be seen in our LORD JESUS CHRIST. In our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST we have redemption through HIS blood, the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:14).
GOD is very great. There are many people who worship many gods. Most people worship man-made gods. But we know that there is ONLY ONE GOD. That GOD is Spirit. And that is our GOD. HE is the ONE AND ONLY GOD. There is no other in this world or in any other.
Some people when they watch the sunrise in the morning think the sun is god. They watch the sun go higher and higher in the sky. The sun gives light and heat. The sun makes all green things grow. So these people say that the sun is their god. And they pray to the sun. But the sun is not a god. The sun cannot hear them when they pray. The sun cannot help them when they need something.
Some people think that the stars are gods. The stars are very wonderful and pretty. These people pray to the stars. But the stars cannot hear them when they pray. The stars cannot help them when they need something.
Long ago, people made gods. They made idol gods of wood or clay or of stone or iron or of gold or silver. But these idol gods could not hear them when they pray. These idol gods could not help them when they need something. Even today many people pray to idols. They do not know who the true GOD is!
GOD alone hears our prayers (Psalm 65:2). GOD helps us when we need something (Psalm 46:1). HE is the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
Many years ago, GOD chose the Israelites to be HIS very special people. HE talked to them through Moses. HE gave them a beautiful country to live in. HE told them that HE alone was GOD, that there are no other gods and they must worship only HIM. They were HIS chosen people. HE elected them. They were elected by HIS foreknowledge and will. They knew how wonderful and good their GOD was. But after sometime, they forgot about HIM. They made idols of gold and iron and wood and stone and clay. They prayed to these idols.
One day GOD sent a prophet named Isaiah. A prophet is a person who declares the Word of GOD to people. Isaiah told them how very foolish they were. Isaiah said, "Listen, I'll tell you how foolish you are! A man goes to the woods with his axe. He finds a good tree and cuts it down. He chops it into pieces. He uses some of the pieces to make a fire. When he sees a fire burning, he is very happy. Then he takes home a piece of the same tree. He cuts and carves it and makes it look like a man or woman. Then he puts a cloth and shining jewels on it. And he says, "There I have made me a god!" He kneels down to that piece of wood. He prays to that piece of wood, to that piece of a tree! What a foolish man he is! He is not alone in worshipping that wood. Many others join with him and say it is their god. That piece of wood has ears, but it cannot hear. It has eyes, but it cannot see. It has nose, but it cannot breathe. It has hands, but can it move its hands and work? It has legs, but can it move its legs and walk? No, it cannot do anything. How can it listen to their requests! How can it listen to anybody's words!"
The prophets told them there is ONLY ONE GOD who made all things. HE is omnipresent and omnipotent and omniscient. HE alone is GOD and LORD over all things. Everything belongs to HIM. HE takes care of them. We cannot see HIM because HE is Spirit. But HE is the GOD who really sees us. HE is the GOD who really hears us when we pray. HE is very great.
GOD is everywhere. But, we cannot see HIM when we look around. But HE is here; HE is over there; HE is close beside us and HE is above us too, in heaven. HE is far away on the other side of the earth.
God can be present everywhere at the same time, since GOD is all-powerful and HE is Spirit. HE is very, very great.
The Holy Bible tells us about a young woman named Hagar. She was a slave and Sarah, the wife of Abraham was her mistress. One day, she ran away from her mistress. She went far away to a strange place. She thought nobody loved her. She was very unhappy. She sat down by a well of water. And she thought she was all alone.
But she was not alone. GOD was there. HE really saw her; HE really knew her trouble. HE really knew her heart was very sad. And HE really loved her. HE is the ONLY GOD who really loves all mankind.
Suddenly Hagar heard GOD talk to her! GOD said to Hagar,
“Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.” Genesis 16:9
Hagar was so surprised! She did not think GOD would see her there! But GOD did see her! Then she called the name of GOD who spoke to her,
“THOU GOD seest me (YOU-Are-the-GOD-Who-Sees me): …” Genesis 16:13
Hagar was glad. She obeyed GOD. She went back to her mistress and GOD took care of her.
It made Hagar happy to know that GOD saw her. She had been so sad and she had thought she was all alone. But GOD saw her all the time.
It should make us happy to think that GOD is everywhere, that HE really sees us and that we are never alone. When we go to bed at night, GOD is there. Wherever you go during the day, GOD is with you. You are never alone. Doesn't it make you happy to know that HE is everywhere?
It should make us careful too, to think that GOD is always everywhere. So we should do only things that please HIM.
“…HIS eyes behold, HIS eyelids try (test), the children of men.” Psalm 11:4
“The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” Proverbs 15:3
GOD is always everywhere. But, it does not mean that GOD is in the plank or in the speck or in the pillar. If anyone says like this, that is completely an absurd thing.
The eyes of the LORD are over the righteous(I Peter 3:12). A child in Burma went to study in a Christian mission school. Then she had lost her faith in the idols. Her parents were very sad. One day her father brought her to a gayest of the temple where the fragrance of incense and flowers filled the air and he showed her the glittering jewels of the idol god and said, "This is your god. The Christians cannot show you their GOD". "Yes," said the child, "we cannot see Christians' GOD, but their GOD can see us". "Was not this child wise in choosing the GOD from whom even the thoughts of the heart cannot be hidden?"
GOD never sleeps! Ancient pilgrims used to sing psalm 121 when they saw mount Zion or mount Moriah. Their guide was GOD and HE took care of them. They retired under the open sky with complete confidence.
“Behold, HE that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:4
Implicit faith in GOD's provision and watchcare is the best of all tranquilizers. Endless life, endless provision and endless watchcare belong to Christians. But, endless destruction belongs to those opposed to CHRIST (St. Matthew 25:41, 46).
1. DIVINE QUALITIES OF GOD
GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the supreme being, perfect in power, wisdom and goodness. HE created the entire universe and rules over it. HE is eternal, without beginning and without end (Psalm 90:2). Man is GOD's foremost and most important creature. He was created with a perfectly holy and righteous nature. If man had not disobeyed GOD, he would not be a sinner with sinful nature.
Human soul is the immortal part of body (Genesis 2:7). This living soul is also called the spirit (Ecclesiastes 12:7). Human spirit means human power or human strength. This spirit of man (human spirit) is the LORD's candle (lamp); it searches out all the inner depths of his heart (Proverbs 20:27). By this spirit, man knows and discerns the things of man (I Corinthians 2:11). The HOLY SPIRIT is the Spirit of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. By the Spirit of GOD, man knows and discerns the things of GOD (I Corinthians 2:11-12). Again, spirit also indicates a supernatural being, the demon or the devil or the ghost or the evil spirit or the unclean spirit (St. Matthew 10:1). heavenly spirit or celestial being is an angel of GOD. Angel is a ministering spirit or messenger or servant of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Hebrews 1:6-7, 14).
The GOD who possesses all the glorious and divine qualities such as sinlessness (quality of committing no sin), flawlessness, spotlessness, great kindness, great love, great grace, great mercy, great compassion, great pity, great faithfulness, great favour, great righteousness, great meekness, great self-control, great goodness, great humility, great obedience, great consideration, great modesty, great truth, great lowliness, great gentleness, great longsuffering, great peace, great sacrifice and great holiness, is the TRUE GOD. Forgiveness is also a divine quality of the TRUE GOD.
The GOD who has created heaven, who was in heaven, who is in heaven, who came from heaven, who went to heaven and who is to come from heaven, is the TRUE GOD.
The GOD who died, who resurrected and who lives for ever and ever, is the TRUE GOD. These are the glorious and divine qualities of the TRUE GOD. As the LORD JESUS CHRIST alone has all these qualities, it is preached to the world that HE alone is the TRUE GOD.
This TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is sovereign in HIS acts of creation and redemption. HIS sovereignty was shown in HIS life, death and resurrection. HE is sovereignly involved in the affairs of mankind. In fact, HE is very near to us. Therefore everyone should repent and turn to HIM, because a resurrection and a judgment day are coming. It is the duty of every man to seek, to know, to find JESUS CHRIST, the TRUE GOD, and to keep HIS commandments and laws with fear. You will be held responsible for the blame of not seeking and finding HIM.
“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the LORD, if haply they might feel after HIM, and find HIM, though HE be not far from every one of us. And the times of this ignorance GOD winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because HE hath appointed a day, in the which HE will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom HE hath ordained; whereof HE hath given assurance unto all men, in that HE hath raised HIM from the dead.” Acts 17:26-27, 30-31
CHRIST created the world we see, for CHRIST and of CHRIST. HE created the heavens (the skies), the earth, and the sea and everything in the skies, in the earth and in the sea. HE is for ever and ever, before the foundation of the earth; HE is the GOD for ever; HE is the GOD who says I AM; HE is the LORD Almighty who is, who was and is to come; HE is the Almighty, All-powerful and all wise TRUE GOD; HE is upholding all things by the word of HIS power. Study the Biblical verses listed below, to know about this Almighty GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
“Who being the brightness of HIS glory, and the express image of HIS person, and upholding all things by the word of HIS power, ...” Hebrews 1:3
“In whom we have redemption through HIS blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible GOD, the firstborn of (the first in rank over) every creature: For by HIM were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by HIM, and for HIM: And HE is before all things, and by HIM all things consist.” Colossians 1:14-17
“Which in HIS times HE shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the KING of kings, and LORD of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.” I Timothy 6:15-16
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise GOD, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” I Timothy 1:17
“And GOD said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and HE said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” Exodus 3:14
“I am the LORD thy GOD, ... Thou shalt have none other gods before (besides) ME.” Deuteronomy 5:6-7
“...Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; ...”
II Chronicles 6:18
“I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no GOD beside ME: ...”
“But the LORD is the true GOD, HE is the living GOD, and an everlasting King: ...” Jeremiah 10:10
“Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thouart great, and thy name is great in might. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.” Jeremiah 10:6-7
“I, even I, am the LORD; and beside ME there is no saviour.” Isaiah 43:11
“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, Counsellor, The mighty GOD, The everlasting FATHER, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of HIS government and peace there shall be no end, ...” Isaiah 9:6-7
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the LORD, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:13
“...Even GOD, who quickeneth (gives life to) the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” Romans 4:17
The knowledge about the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will lead you in the path
of heaven and help you to go to heaven, the kingdom of GOD.
Now, the ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the Only Supreme being,
perfect in power, wisdom and goodness and HE is the Only Creator and Ruler
of the universe.
"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever THOU hadst
formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting,
THOU art GOD."Psalm 90:2
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is great.
"Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and HIS greatness
is unsearchable (beyond our understanding)." Psalm 145:3
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST blesses HIS people (Psalm 128:5-6); HE is with his people (St. Matthew 28:20); HE is good (Nahum 1:7); HE is their strength and their shield (Psalm 28:7); HE is their strong habitation and HE is their rock and their fortress (Psalm 71:3); HE is their refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1); HE is their stronghold in their trouble (Nahum 1:7); and HE stabilizes HIS people and keeps them from evil (II Thessalonians 3:3).
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is faithful (II Thessalonians 3:3); HIS mercy is everlasting and HIS truth endures to all generations (Psalm 100:5); HE gives HIS wisdom, knowledge and understanding (Proverbs 2:6); HE gives HIS counsel (Psalm 16:7); HE gives HIS discretion (Proverbs 5:2); HE reveals the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment and equity (Proverbs 1:3); and HE diffuses the fragrance of HIS knowledge in everyplace through HIS people (II Corinthians 2:14).
GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is great and of great power and HIS understanding is infinite (Psalm 147:5); HE shows HIS people marvellous things (Micah 7:15); HE alone does great wonders (Psalm 136:4) and HE is the Wonderful GOD (Isaiah 9:6); HE is the GOD of peace (Romans 15:33; I Thessalonians 5:23); HE is the LORD of peace and HE HIMSELF gives his peace always in every way (II Thessalonians 3:16); HE will be the peace (Micah 5:5); HE is the GOD of patience and consolation (Romans 5:5); and HE is the GOD of all comfort (II Corinthians 1:3).
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the Comforter and HIS comforts delight our soul (Psalm 94:19); HE gives us rest (Exodus 33:14); we obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need from HIM (Hebrews 4:16); HE gives us joy and happiness (Psalm 5:11); HE gives us riches (enduring riches); honour and righteousness (Proverbs 8:18); HE gives us health and cure and HE reveals us the abundance of peace and truth (Jeremiah 33:6); HE delivers the needy who cry out and HE delivers the poor also who have no helper (Psalm 72:12).
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST establishes us in HIM and HE strengthens us in HIM (Psalm 89:21); the blood of JESUS gives us boldness (Hebrews 10:19); HE gives us the victory through HIM (I Corinthians 15:57); HE comes up before us (Micah 2:13); HE goes before us by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give us light, so that we could travel by day and night (Exodus 13:21) towards HIS kingdom, the kingdom of heaven; HE fights for HIS people (Exodus 14:14); and HIS right hand and HIS holy arm have gained HIM the victory (Psalm 98:1).
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST relents from doing harm (Jonah 4:2); HE is gracious and righteous and full of compassion (Psalm 112:4); HE is the Good Shepherd (Psalm 23:1; St. John 10:14); HE is the Redeemer (Psalm 78:35); HE is the Saviour (St. Luke 2:11); HE is the divine Healer (Exodus 15:26; Psalm 103:3; Hosea 11:3); HE takes sickness away from the midst of us (Exodus 23:25); and HE makes all things new (Revelation 21:5).
GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST always pleases to bless HIS people (Numbers 24:1); HE is the strength of our life (Psalm 27:1); HE is our light and our salvation (Psalm 27:1); HIS way is perfect and HIS word is proven (II Samuel 22:31).
GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST blesses the labour of our hands (Psalm 128:2); HIS people shall not be in want (Psalm 23:1); HE makes their way prosperous (Joshua 1:8); HE sets HIS people on high above all nations of the earth (Deuteronomy 28:1); HE gives HIS gifts to HIS people (Romans 11:29); HE causes HIS face to shine upon HIS people (Psalm 67:1); HIS people dwell in HIS presence (Psalm 140:13); HE maintains the cause of the afflicted and justice for the poor (Psalm 140:12); and all goodness and mercy shall follow all the days of our life (Psalm 23:6).
GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the eternal GOD (Deuteronomy 33:27); HE is the LORD Most High and HE is the great King (Psalm 47:2); HE subdues all things unto HIMSELF (Psalm 47:3; Philippians 3:21); HE is the GOD of glory (Acts 7:2); GOD is not a man, that HE should lie, nor a son of man, that HE should change HIS mind (Numbers 23:19); HE speaks and then HE acts accordingly and HE promises and then HE fulfils accordingly (Numbers 23:19).
GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST loves us (Malachi 1:2); his eyes have seen our unformed substance in the womb (Psalm 139:16); HE upholds us from birth and HE bears us and HE carries us and HE delivers us; HE carries us, as a man carries his son (Isaiah 46:3-4; Deuteronomy 1:31); HE is the GOD who sees us (Genesis 16:13); HE desires to gather HIS children together, as a hen gathers her own brood (of chicks) under her wings (St. Luke 13:34); HE cares for HIS people as a bird flutters or hovers over her young (Isaiah 31:5; Deuteronomy 32:11-12); HE is a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall (Isaiah 25:4). Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is all-powerful (omnipotent). HE only has unlimited power (omnipotence).
“For with GOD nothing shall be impossible.” St. Luke 1:37
“For thou hast possessed my reins (formed my inward parts): thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance (bones) was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously (skillfully) wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance (unformed body), yet being unperfect (unformed); and in thybook all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned (the days fashioned for me), when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is all-knowing (omniscient). HE only has all-knowledge (omniscience).
“Great is our LORD, and of great power: HIS understanding is infinite.” Psalm 147:5
“O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest (comprehend) my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset (enclosed) me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.” Psalm 139:1-6
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is present at all times everywhere (omnipresent). HE only has presence at all times everywhere (omnipresence). But, it is a false saying of the heathens and pagans that god is in the pillar or plank and in the mote or dust.
“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thypresence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thouart there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thyright hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.” Psalm 139:7-12
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST never changes.
“For I am the LORD, I change not; ...” Malachi 3:6
“JESUS CHRIST the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is holy and just.
“And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of HIS glory.” Isaiah
“O LORD GOD of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before theebecause of this.” Ezra 9:15
Our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is always fair and impartial, regardless of a person's race, colour, age, sex, social status or anything else.
“For there is no respect of persons with GOD.” Romans
With GOD, there is no variation or shadow of turning. HE is immutable. HE only is good. HE is always good
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the FATHER of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17
Though GOD tempts (tests) HIS saints (St. John 6:6), HE never tempts them with evil intent (James 1:13).
GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is able to perform what HE had promised.
“And being fully persuaded (convinced) that, what HE had promised, HE was able also to perform.” Romans 4:21
GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST cannot lie. It is impossible for GOD to lie (Hebrews 6:18).
“In hope of eternal life, which GOD, that cannot lie, promised before the world began,” Titus 1:2
GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the GOD of truth.
“...THOU hast redeemed me, O LORD GOD of truth.” Psalm
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
“The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” Psalm 145:8
Our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is Wonderful. HE is the most wonderful healer of all sorts of diseases. When HE was in this world as Saviour, HE cleansed the lepers (St. Luke 17:11-19). Leprosy has always been, and is still, one of the contagious skin diseases, causing serious and permanent damage to the body, including loss of fingers, toes, ears, nose, etc., and destroying the nerves and mucous membranes. Under the Law of Moses, lepers were regarded as unclean and excluded entirely from human society. Cleansing of the lepers reveals the cleansing of the human race by the Redeemer, the LORD JESUS CHRIST from the leprosy of sin, the leprosy of soul.
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST is the peerless GOD. In St. Matthew 14:13-21, we see the miraculous feeding by our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the miraculous feeding of about five thousand men, besides women and children with five loaves of bread and two fishes. Besides these men, a large uncounted group of women and children were also
miraculously fed with those loaves of bread and fishes. This miracle itself is amazing as well as stunning. HIS disciples had collected twelve baskets full of fragments remained over and above what was eaten. Collection of the fragments clearly shows the sufficiency and immensity of GOD's provision. Collection of the fragments for future use is a good lesson in economy, a protest against waste.
Our peerless GOD is good to all and has compassion on all HE has made (Psalm 145:9). The compassion of JESUS is shown in HIS interest in the multitude and in HIS ministry to the multitude. The gentleness of JESUS is seen in HIS gracious answer to HIS disciples and in HIS patience dealing with HIS disciples. The power of JESUS is manifested in the feeding of the multitude. The power of JESUS is exercised through the service of HIS disciples (St. Matthew 14:14-21).
Our peerless LORD JESUS CHRIST is concerned about our needs. HE has compassion upon us on our needs. HE considers us in our needs when others do not care. HE is not restricted by circumstances in the supplying of our needs. HE is not restricted by our lack of resource. HE is not restricted by any other lack. HE meets our needs abundantly. HE provides much more than enough (St. Matthew 14:14-21).
Our peerless LORD JESUS CHRIST is abundantly able to solve our problems. We are sometimes faced with problems of great proportion and of a pressing nature and of impossible solution. HE is abundantly able to solve our problems, on condition that we obey HIM implicitly (St. Matthew 14:14-21).
Our peerless LORD JESUS CHRIST is abundantly able to solve any challenge to faith. Relating faith to human need, the challenge to faith is seen in St. Matthew 14:14-16; the work of faith, the reward of faith, the blessedness of the reward of faith and the greatness of the reward of faith are also seen in St. Matthew 14:17-21.
Our peerless GOD's great creative power and lordship over nature are beyond natural explanation. HIS benevolence and bounty are inexplicable. HE gives HIS people enough and much more than enough (St. Matthew 14:14-21). HE is the spiritual food to mankind. HE is the bread of life, sustaining the souls of those who believe on HIm (St. John 6:48).
The personal presence of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the redeeming presence for succour (Isaiah 63:9), the resting presence for safety (Exodus 33:14), the rejoicing presence for joy (Psalm 16:11), the regarding presence for love (Psalm 31:20), the restoring presence for revival (Psalm 80:3, 7, 19), the resuscitating presence for health (Psalm 43:5) and the reflecting presence for beauty (Psalm 67:1).
“…I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; …” Psalm
Our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST's sovereignty and omniscience are very highly praised by the statement that HIS thoughts (purposes or intentions) and ways (directions or deeds) are higher than ours. So, no one should question HIM about HIS ways.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways myways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are MY ways higher than your ways, and MY thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah
“...Just and true are THY ways, THOU King of saints.” Revelation 15:3
GOD's ways are perplexing and puzzling. They are intricate and complex. But, HE reveals them to those who sincerely seek HIm. It is to accept every circumstance, every trial that our loving GOD allows in our lives. Let us joyfully accept whatever is given to us. Let us continue to live up to our loving GOD's expectations. Let us remember that all our disappointments are GOD's appointments. Let us praise and thank HIM for HIS choice is always better than our best. What a glorious experience it will be!
“…We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of GOD.” Acts 14:22
The best things of life come out of wounding. Wheat is crushed before it becomes bread. Incense must be cast upon the fire before its odours are set free. The ground must be broken with the sharp plough before it is ready to receive the seed. Our hearts must be broken with tears and with cries and with humility, showing deep regret for our wrong doings or sins to receive salvation from sins (Psalm 34:18). It is the broken-heart that pleases GOD. Our LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST was wounded and crushed for our transgressions, iniquities and sins (Isaiah 53:5). The eternal life comes to us out of HIS wounding. Praise the LORD! Alleluia!
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is merciful, showing great kindness and forgiving those who sin against HIM when they turn from their sins and seek HIS forgiveness.
“For the LORD thy GOD is a merciful GOD; ...” Deuteronomy 4:31
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and HE will have mercy upon him; and to our GOD, for HE will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:7
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is faithful, always keeping HIS promises
“If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is good
“For the LORD is good; HIS mercy is everlasting; and HIS truth endureth to all generations.” Psalm 100:5
Even though the ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST hates sin, HE loved us, sinners (you and me) so much that HE came into the world as Son of GOD (Son of man) to take our place and to live a sinless life for us and to pay for all of our sins with HIS most holy and precious blood.
“For HE hath made HIM to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of GOD in HIM.” II
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation (conduct) received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” Peter 1:18-19
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST died for our sins, and on the third day HE rose from the dead, just as HE said He would.
“For in that HE died, HE died unto sin once: but in that HE liveth, HE liveth unto GOD.” Romans 6:10
“...Why seek ye the living among the dead? HE is not here, but is risen: remember how HE spake unto you when HE was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” St. Luke 24:5-7
After HIS resurrection from the dead, the ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST showed HIMSELF to many people for forty days
“...CHRIST died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that HE was buried, and that HE rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that HE was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, HE was seen of above five hundred brethren at once (at the same time); of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen
asleep.” I Corinthians 15:3-6
“To whom also HE shewed HIMSELF alive after HIS passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of GOD.” Acts 1:3
Then the ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST gave final instructions to HIS disciples to tell everyone in the world about HIM, and after that HE returned to HIS heavenly throne, to prepare a place for all those who love HIM and put their trust in HIM for everlasting life.
“And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in HIS name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of MY FATHER upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And HE led them out as far as to Bethany, and HE lifted up HIS hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while HE blessed them, HE was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.” St. Luke 24:47-51
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in GOD, believe also in ME. In MY FATHER’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto MYSELF; that where I am, there ye may be also.” St. John 14:1-3
‘MY FATHER’ refers to ‘GOD the FATHER’. ‘GOD the FATHER’ refers to ‘the LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF’.
There is ONE GOD; there is ONLY ONE GOD; there is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD. HE is the holy Triune GOD-ONE in three functional Persons, GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON, and GOD the Holy Spirit as ONE GOD. HE is the GOD of holy Trinity, the unity of GOD the
FATHER, GOD the SON (the Word of GOD), and GOD the Holy Spirit in ONE GODHEAD.
“For there are three that bear record (witness) in heaven, the FATHER, the Word, and the Holy Ghost (the Holy Spirit): and these three are one.” I John 5:7
'The WORD' is 'the LORD JESUS CHRIST' or 'GOD the SON'.
The ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST's first and second commandments are:
“I am the LORD thy GOD, ... Thou shalt have no other gods before (besides) ME. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve (worship) them:...” Exodus 20:2-5
There are many so called gods. But, they are not gods at all. Everyone
must separate himself/herself from idolatrous worship, the useless worship.
“They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited (punished) and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.” Isaiah 26:14
“Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.” Psalm 115:4-7
So, no one should make mention of the name of other gods.
“...Make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.” Exodus 23:13
The sorrows of those who run after other gods will be increased. Their increased sorrows will be complete in hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur.
“Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: ...”Psalm 16:4
'Life with christ is an endless hope; without him it is a hopeless end'
2.THE WILL OF GOD
GOD's never-changing will and wish is that the people of the whole world should obtain salvation from sins; they should obtain a perfect knowledge of the truth, the LORD JESUS CHRIST; and they should obtain a perfect knowledge of the truth, the scripture of Truth or the Holy Scriptures (Daniel 10:21). Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the truth (St. John 14:6); and HIS Law is the truth (Psalm 119:142).
“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
I Timothy 2:4
Again, our GOD's never-changing will and wish is that the people of the whole world should be holy, and they should obtain the Holy Spirit and live a life, perfectly holy; and they should abstain from all forms of sexual impurity or sexual immorality or sexual misconduct. Without holiness no one will see the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST (Hebrews 12:14). The people who live according to the Will of GOD alone will go to heaven, not others (St. Matthew 7:21).
“For this is the will of GOD, even your sanctification (holiness), that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence (passion of lust), even as the Gentiles which know not GOD: That no man go beyond (should take advantage of) and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the LORD is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For GOD hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth (rejects), despiseth not man, but GOD, who hath also given unto us HISHoly Spirit.” I Thessalonians 4:3-8
Further, our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST's never-changing will and wish is that the people of the whole world should be joyful always in CHRIST JESUS; they should pray to GOD continually with alertness and humility; they should praise GOD and thank GOD in everything and for all things; they should salute or greet one another; and they should not praise one another; and they should not say 'Praise the LORD' to one another, for the LORD GOD will never give HIS glory or praise to another (Isaiah 48:11).
“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of GOD in CHRIST JESUS concerning you.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Giving thanks always for all things unto GOD and the FATHER in the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST;” Ephesians 5:20
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the LORD JESUS, giving thanks to GOD and the FATHER by HIM.” Colossians 3:17
Some personal greetings or salutations mentioned in the Holy Bible are given below:
“The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the LORD, with the church that is in their house. The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.”
I Corinthians 16:19, 21
“All the saints salute you.” II Corinthians 13:13
“Salute every saint in CHRIST JESUS. The brethren which are with me greet you. All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar’s household.” Philippians 4:21-22
“Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.”
“Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of CHRIST salute you.” Romans 16:16
“Greet one another with an holy kiss.” II Corinthians 13:12
“Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.” I Thessalonians 5:26
Now, bodily kiss is an expression of mutual love, mutual affection, mutual respect, or mutual friendship. Holy kiss does not mean the above bodily kiss. There is no relationship between the bodily kiss and the holy kiss. Bodily kiss is related to human body and human spirit. Holy kiss is related to the Holy Spirit and the holy body of CHRIST, since the believers of the church are the holy body of CHRIST.
“Now ye are the body of CHRIST, and members in particular (individually).” I Corinthians 12:27
Moreover, the believers of the church should be holy in their whole spirit, soul and body. They should be holy without blame before the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST in love. They should always keep themselves in the love of GOD.
“And the very GOD of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray GOD your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. I Thessalonians
“According as HE hath chosen us in HIM before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before HIM in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by JESUS CHRIST to HIMSELF, according to the good pleasure of HIS will.” Ephesians
“Keep yourselves in the love of GOD, looking for the mercy of our LORD JESUS CHRIST unto eternal life.”Jude 21
Hence, salute one another with an holy kiss or greet one another with an holy kiss does not mean the bodily kiss; it does not mean the fleshly kiss; it does not mean the physical kiss. It means the spiritual kiss; it means the spiritual love with one another; it means the holy and godly love with one another. Thus, this holy kiss means an holy and godly love.
Again, salute or greet one another with an holy kiss means salute or greet one another with an holy and godly love; salute or greet one another with an holy and godly love and with gentleness and respect; salute or greet one another with an holy and godly love and with gentleness and respect and with folded hands. Hence, this holy kiss is not at all a bodily or fleshly kiss.
Without understanding the true spiritual meaning of an holy kiss, some people who call themselves spiritual people, are kissing one another bodily or fleshly. Thus, the spiritual matter is wrongly changed into bodily or fleshly matter; the holy and godly matter is wrongly changed into bodily or fleshly matter; the spiritual thing is wrongly and differently interpreted as bodily or fleshly thing; the holy and godly thing is wrongly and differently interpreted as bodily or fleshly thing. This is an ungodly act against the LORD GOD. This is an unrighteous act against the LORD GOD. Suppressing the truth by
unrighteousness will bring the fierce anger and wrath of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.
“For the wrath of GOD is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold (suppress) the truth in unrighteousness.” Romans 1:18
Moreover, salute one another or greet one another was written from some far-off countries to some far-off countries, from some far-off countries to some far-off people by Paul, the apostle. Then, how is the bodily kiss or the fleshly kiss possible to one another? It is not at all a possible thing. Therefore, the believers of the church should always live and keep themselves in the most holy love of the most holy GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. This is the unchanging will of our GOD.
Now, the Holy Bible says,
“...Let all things be done unto edifying.”I Corinthians 14:26
“Let all things be done decently and in order.” I Corinthians 14:40
The bodily kiss or the fleshly kiss is not a decent or orderly thing to spiritual people; and it is not at all a good thing for edification. Hence it should not be done. Again, a man shaking hands with a woman is not a decent or orderly thing to spiritual people; and it is not at all a good thing for edification. Hence it should not be done.
Now, the hearts of HIS people should not be troubled and they should not be afraid. They should have a firm belief in GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. This is also the will of GOD.
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in GOD, believe also in ME. Peace I leave with you, MY peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” St. John 14:1, 27
Only those who do the will of GOD will enter into the kingdom of GOD. Only the saved people can do the will of GOD. Only the saved people will enter into the kingdom of GOD, the kingdom of heaven.
“Not every one that saith unto ME, LORD, LORD, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of MY FATHER which is in heaven.” St. Matthew 7:21
Now, in the Old Testament period, the casting of lots was a divinely approved method of discerning GOD's will (Joshua 18:8).
“The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.” Proverbs 16:33
Prior to Pentecost this method was adopted. But after Pentecost, in the New Testament church, there is no record about using lots. After Pentecost, the Holy Spirit of GOD wonderfully provides that divine direction (Acts 16:6-7; Romans 8:14; Galatians 5:18). So, the will of GOD should not be discerned by the casting of lots. Further, learning more about GOD is HIS will (Colossians 1:9). Growing strong in the grace that is in CHRIST JESUS is HIS will (II Timothy 2:1). Studying the Word of GOD is HIS will (II Timothy 3:14-17). Sharing our faith is HIS will (Acts 1:8).
3. COMPONENTS OF MAN
GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST always desires to reveal HIMSELF through man. To fulfil this, HE created man in HIS own image and in HIS own likeness (Genesis 1:26). Man consists of three things: body, soul and spirit (I Thessalonians 5:23).
The human body contacts and receives the things of the physical faculty. Man contacts the physical world through the five senses of his physical body: feeling, tasting, seeing, smelling and hearing. Animals and other creatures have only these five senses.
Apart from these five senses, we have one more sense, that is called the sixth sense-the sense of discernment-the ability to judge or know things without using the senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch-an unexplained GOD's power of intuition by which one is aware of things that are not seen, heard, smelled, tasted or touched-the ability to discern both good and evil (Hebrews 5:14).
A man having these six senses should have the knowledge of six important things. They are:
- Who is the ONLY TRUE GOD?
- Which is the only true way of the ONLY TRUE GOD?
- Which is the only true book given to mankind by the ONLY TRUE GOD?
- Who is the true man?
- Which is the true church of the ONLY TRUE GOD?
- The coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST?Why is our LORD JESUS CHRIST
going to come again?
The answers to these six questions are lucidly explained in this precious book
" ONE GOD !! ONE PEOPLE !! " Praise the LORD! Alleluia!
The human soul contacts and receives the things of the mental faculty. Man contacts the psychological or soulish world through his mind. Now the human soul also consists of three things: emotion (I Kings 3:12; St. John 14:27; Ecclesiastes 2:10; St. Matthew 26:38), mind (Psalm 139:14; Proverbs 19:2), and will (Job 7:15). In the emotion we have joy or grief or fear. In the emotion we love or desire or hate. In the mind we have thoughts or reasons or ideas or concepts. In the will we choose or make our decisions.
In the human soul there is the conscious mind. In the human soul there is the subconscious mind. In the human soul there is the self-will. In the human soul there is emotion. In the human soul there is imagination. In the human soul there is conscience-a clear/guilty/doubting/good/evil/pure conscience.