Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Third Person of the Trinity is called THE HOLY SPIRIT. ~ (John 14:26)

The Holy Spirit, also known as 'The Spirit of God', is the Third Person of the Trinity. He is truly God, and yet distinct from God the Father and God the Son. He has emotions just like us, and can be pleased, displeased, and grieved when we offend Him.  He convicts, corrects, teaches, and guides us in a patient and gentle manner.

Like God the Father and God the Son, the Holy Spirit has other Names by which He manifests His presence in the life of His host. 

If you are wondering how you can live holy in the midst of numerous sins and temptations, or how to remain victorious and fulfill God’s purpose for your life, the Holy Spirit will empower you, for as long as you are willing to let Him.

There are certain concepts we would never be able to comprehend – the TRINITY is one of them.

Monday, June 18, 2012

GOD performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. ~ (Job 5:9)

These words reflect the uncommon and extra-ordinary things God does in the lives of His people. Even when things seem to be out of control in our lives, He is still working wonders in our favor.  It is impossible to put a figure on the wondrous works of God. Those who try to keep tabs on His miracles lose count of them. We should not strive to understand what God is doing in our lives, but give Him glory, enjoy our blessings, and testify of His goodness.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nations cannot endure the wrath of GOD. ~ (Jeremiah 10:10)

In Genesis 18:16-33, Abraham was pleading so much on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah.  God was willing to spare the cities from destruction if He found just ten righteous people. Apparently, God did not find ten righteous people as big as the cities were. The Bible does not say how many righteous people He found, but there may not have been one more person of the same character as Lot’s in the cities. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, but Lot and His daughters were kept alive.
Our God is compassionate and slow to anger. However, He can decide to destroy a nation or afflict it with disasters if it remains unrepentant, and persistently evokes His wrath and judgment.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Before GOD, there was no God formed, neither shall there be, after Him. ~ (Isaiah 43:10)

There is only One True God that has ever existed, and there shall be no other.  He alone is to be acknowledged, served, and worshipped, bearing in mind the trinity of persons in the Godhead - God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.   There are not three Gods, but three persons in one God. (2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19).  Everything else that is worshipped exists only because the Only True God created it; it is false, empty, and completely powerless.

The first of the Ten Commandments has to do with the object of our worship (Exodus 20:3). The commandment forbids worship of other gods in thought, word, and deed. Giving glory to anyone or anything, which is due to God alone, is the sin against this commandment that we are most in danger of. Examples of other gods are business/career, money, other material things, images, animals, and fellow human beings.
Whatever is loved, feared, delighted in, or depended on more than God, is a god. It is forbidden to worship other gods, even if they are worshipped alongside God, or it is assumed that God is worshipped through them, with Him being superior.

Monday, June 4, 2012

GOD made all things for Himself; even the wicked for the day of evil. ~ (Proverbs 16:4)

God created us for His own purpose, His glory, and His pleasure. All events happen by God’s design. We are enjoined to thank Him in all things.  If God allows the wicked to pounce on us, it is for a purpose. The deferred judgment of the wicked is for His glory. His righteous judgment is executed at a time that He sees appropriate; a time when it is perfect and the innocent one is blameless.