Who is GOD? -- The Lord GOD of Abraham - Is Our FATHER Who Art in Heaven

The Judaeo-Christian God is the ONE “TRUE GOD” of Abraham

"The Creation of Adam" - by Michelangelo (1511) Sistine Chapel - Vatican City
"The Creation of Adam" - by Michelangelo (1511) Sistine Chapel - Vatican City

He is the great “I AM” – The Lord GOD everlasting, the source of all things…

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, When the morning stars [heavenly choir of angels] sang together, And all the sons of God [archangels] shouted for joy?” (Job 38:4-7 NKJ)

He is the creator of everything, who raised mankind out of the dust of the Earth and then spared us through His faithful servant Noah. In spite of ourselves and our transgressions, the Lord God prospered us so we could carry on and continue to seek Him. He is the same Lord God who then established His holy covenant in Noahs line with Abram. The Lord gave him a new name and he became 'Father Abraham', highly blessed by God and the sire of all nations (Genesis 17:5).

“After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.’” (Genesis 15:1 NKJ)

Who through Abraham’s seed, would then bless ALL the children of the Lord…

Abraham Sacrificing Issac  by Laurent de La Hire (1650)  Muse des Beaux Arts dOrlans
Abraham Sacrificing Issac by Laurent de La Hire (1650) Muse des Beaux Arts dOrlans

“And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said, ‘I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham’s sake.’” (Genesis 26:24 NKJ)

The Lord God

– the protector of the afflicted and provider of His faithful people.

“And God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’… ‘The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’” (Exodus 3:14-15 NKJ)

Tabernacle in the Wilderness  The Cloud and the Fire of I AM (Numbers 9:15-23)
Tabernacle in the Wilderness The Cloud and the Fire of I AM (Numbers 9:15-23)

He is the great “I AM” – GOD Above All Things…

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SEE our Article: The Origin of The HOLY BIBLE (Part 1) – the Old Testament

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The One True GOD and His Holy Trinity

Now, to better understand the Lord our God, we must first lay a good foundation of who He actually is. In Christianity, we believe that our Lord God is “triadic” in His nature, being omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), and omnipresent (everywhere at once). He is also what is referred to as a “triune” being (the “Holy Trinity”), which defines God as existing in three distinct divine persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, which are also collectively all together one and the same, still being ONE GOD (that is somewhat mind-boggling just to attempt considering). These personae therefore coexist in unity as co-equals, being consubstantial (“of one being”) and are likewise co-eternal from the beginning of all things and into infinite.

For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word [God the Son], and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. (1 John 5:7 NKJ)

This nature of the “Trinity” itself is considered to be one of the great “mysteries” of God in the Christian faith. For us to try to grasp this, it means that God the Son and God the Holy Spirit have exactly the same nature or being as God the Father in every way. Whatever attributes and power God the Father has, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, each likewise have as well.

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Ephesians 3:9-11 KJV)

“Thus, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are also eternal, omnipresent, omnipotent, infinitely wise, infinitely holy, infinitely loving, and omniscient.” (Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine -1994- Wayne A. Grudem; Zondervan – Pages 226, 236).

Let’s then look at some of the evidence in the Holy Scripture. The best place to start, is of course at the beginning (The Book of Genesis).

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1 NKJ)

From the English text it is difficult to properly see the intent and true meaning in this verse. But if we can look at it in the original language that it was written (Hebrew); which by the way was the first language spoken to the Lord God’s people, the actual voice and the Word of God himself; then we get a much clearer picture of what is being said here. The word used in this sentence for “God”, is taken from the Hebrew word for G-d, “elowahh” (H433-Strong’s Concordance), but more importantly to recognize is the fact that the original text is recorded as using “elohiym” (H430-masculine noun-plural), the plural form of that word. The Plural you might say? Then, what does that mean or tell us?

It does not mean that they had possibly made a typographical error when writing the original ancient Hebrew text. Nor does it imply that the Lord made a mistake when conveying this through His prophet Moses either. It was an intentional act on God's part, although perhaps not immediately evident at the time, what the true depth and meaning for this usage of the word would be. This plural use of the word is also consistent throughout the entire Book of Genesis, whereas we see the singular version (“elowahh”) being used elsewhere throughout the Old Testament for other reasons. So the very first reference to God, in the first sentence of the Holy Scriptures, gives us a glimpse into the “divine mystery” as we understand it as Christians, by displaying the Lord as He is, the “triune” (multiple) being of ONE substance that we described earlier.

Now let’s also look at some of the other verses in Genesis. We are given a description of the activities going on during the week of creation, which relate that God was not only creating everything but also show that God was physically present in the world at the same time. It also states that He was present with Adam and Eve in the “Garden of Paradise” (eastward in Eden) at various times:

“And the Spirit of God [Holy Spirit] was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2 NKJ)

“Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day,… But the LORD God [the Father] called to the man, “Where are you?” He [Adam] answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
(Genesis 3:8,9-10 NIV)

Now this first gives us a picture of God “moving upon” (KJV) or “hovering” (NIV) over the face of the waters (in form of the “Holy Spirit”) during the creation of the Earth. Later, He is depicted as “walking” in the garden near Adam and Eve. In order for Him to be walking in the garden, it would be reasonable to conclude that God was manifest in a physical form while doing so. So in these first few chapters of Genesis, we are given a picture of the “triune” nature of God, as He was manifest and present as the Holy Spirit (the “Spirit of God”), then walking in the garden (as “God the Son”) and additionally as God the Father (“the voice”) which spoke to Adam.

The above is probably the best combined example of the divine “mystery of God” in all the Holy Scriptures. It shows that God is omnipotent – as the creation itself was being performed by Him; He is omniscient – because He obviously already knew what was going on, when He asked Adam: “Where art thou?”; and He is omnipresent – as it was just displayed to us that He was present in different places and while simultaneously displaying Himself in different forms, being all three persons of Himself (Father, Son and Spirit). What a revelation He is showing us here as a glimpse into His divine mystery.

To also examine what we have learned so far and take it to another level of depth in spiritual meaning and significance, lets look at one of the more debated topics from the account in Genesis about the creation of man (Adam).

“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness…’” (Genesis 1:26 NKJ)

Once again, using “elohiym” for God (plural) and the Hebrew word “asah” (meaning: to do, fashion, accomplish, make) for the phrase “Let Us make” (which is confirmed as the correct usage and translation as compared with 16 other verses in the KJV using the same word/phrase). So therefore the “Us” is referring to “elohiym” (“God” plural), not as multiple beings but as the One “triune” God (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit).

Now here is where it gets really interesting. I believe that if more people can grasp this next concept and see the considerably unique relationship that we truly have with God, then we can not only better understand some of His “divine mystery”, but also see why all the Lord really wants is to simply have a loving relationship with us (His “children”).

Therefore, if we are created in “God’s own image”, this does not merely imply that we may physically resemble Him (in the “flesh”), but that we (mankind) are also “triune” beings in our innate nature as God had created us. Here is how that all works. The One “triune” God is (Father + Son + Holy Spirit OR mind + body + spirit). Mankind (created like “God”) is likewise (mind + body + spirit), and that is the unique quality that separates mankind from all the rest of God’s creation.

The angelic beings (created before mankind) are only (mind + spirit) in nature. They can assume a form while manifested in the material universe but have no truly “real” or corporeal body in the “flesh” as we can understand it. Also, the rest of creation (animals for example) only have a physical form (“body”) and a “life force” (“spirit”), but do not have a true aspect of their nature that is connected with the sentient “mind” of God, which of course would be further defined as the “soul”. Our souls are what separates mankind from all of the “lower” forms of creation. Likewise, the “triune” aspect of our nature (like God’s) is also what separates us from the angelic beings and thus we are more glorified (or will be) than they are. This is why mankind was originally created to be elevated above all of God’s creation and be the masters (stewards) over it.

Unfortunately, this is also another reason why the Lord’s adversary (the devil) is so envious of mankind and bent on our destruction, because we were created better than the angels (and him). We were created to eventually take their place at the height and glory of all God’s creation and to lead everything in the praise and worship of Him (also Satan’s previous job description – Ezekiel 28:12-19 NKJ). He is prideful and jealous and wants to destroy all the things in us that God has created to make us truly unique and good. Do you now see why understanding these things better can be so important and relevant to our personal relationship with the Lord our God?

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GOD the SON

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Here we will elaborate on how the nature of God specifically relates to “God the Son”. As we described earlier (“walking in the garden”), this aspect of the Lord God is understood to be the corporeal manifestation of God incarnate in a physical form. From scripture accounts, with this form He is described as resembling a glorified human-like being (very similar to how most *angels appear). It is also very likely from these accounts, that this manifestation was God in the form of “The Angel of the Lord” (“God the Son” in His glorified pre-incarnate spiritual body) which we will cover in more detail later. Like all aspects of God’s “triune” nature, “God the Son” or the “Angel of the Lord” is equal to God in all ways.

*It should also be noted here that most angelic beings that have appeared to people, do not have “wings” as commonly depicted in classic art and literature. There are other representations of them however, that have been relayed through prophetic dreams and visions that do show other “Mighty Angels” with these features (Revelation 5:2; 10:1; 18:21). The Angel of the Lord has likewise been depicted portraying both of these type of characteristics.

Now take a look at the following verses:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. HE WAS WITH GOD in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:1-5 NKJ)

What John is describing here is the fact that “the WORD” (the essence and power of God) is not only the will of God, but actually God himself which has always existed since before the beginning of all things. This aspect of God is likewise part of His unique persona, being referred to as “HE” that was with God in the beginning. Now, because of the glimpses we have had so far into the “mystery” and divine nature of the “triune” being of God, we can also understand that this is yet another example of Jesus Christ (God pre-incarnate as the Son) before He became manifest in the flesh. Now the same “He” (“the Word”) is then described further in the gospel to reflect this:

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”)” (John 1:14-15 NKJ)

What John has specifically relayed here, is the fact that not only had the “The Word” become physically manifest in the flesh (“God the Son”) as sent by God the Father, but also that the Son of God had came “before him”. This means that although John’s earthly cousin (Jesus) came after him as far as when they may have each started their ministry works; but in referring to the state of the Lord’s eternal being, that the Son (Jesus) has likewise always existed, back to the beginning of all things for He is God as well.

It is likewise believed and held by Christian doctrine, that many of the accounts in the Old Testament (the Hebrew Bible or “Tanakh”) that refer to the “ANGEL of the LORD”, are in fact describing the pre-incarnate manifestations of “God the Son”.

*(See Article: The Celestial Order of the Universe – (Part 3) – REF: The ANGEL of the LORD – for more info)

Here is another primary example of “God the Son” as the The Angel of the Lord:

“Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. And He said, ‘Let Me go, for the day breaks.’ But he said, ‘I will not let You go unless You bless me!’ So He said to him, ‘What is your name?’ He said, ‘Jacob.’ And He said, ‘Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Then Jacob asked, saying, ‘Tell me Your name, I pray.’ And He said, ‘Why is it that you ask about My name?’ And He blessed him there. So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: ‘For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.’” (Genesis 32:24-30 NKJ)

*(capitalization was used in the original text of the New King James version to denote emphasis and importance for that word).

The “person” with which Jacob wrestles (also ref: Hosea 12:3-5) is variously being described as an angelic-like being, a Man (He), and God, all at the same time. This being also says His name is the same as where the fight takes place (without divulging the name), which Jacob (prophetically) thus names Peniel (or “Penuel”). Penuel translates from the Hebrew as the “face of God”. In fact, the only accounts in the Holy Scripture where the Lord God has revealed Himself in the form of a “man” or an angelic-like being are actually manifestations of His divine persona as the “Son of God”.

Also in the following account, while the Jewish people were in Babylonian exile:

“‘Look!’ he answered, ‘I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God‘… Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, ‘Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God! …because there is no other God who can deliver like this.’” (Daniel 3:25,28,29 NKJ)

So we can see from just these few examples that “God the Son” had a clear presence in our history and was involved in interacting with His children from the beginning, as it is frequently recorded in the Holy Scriptures. The Old Testament also reveals and conveys to us another aspect of the “mystery of God”, in the fact that it contains prophetic writings that give a glimpse of yet another role that God the Son would have in the coming future.

This would be God the Son as the “Messiah” (Hebrew: Māšîăh or Mashiah) meaning “anointed”. To both the Hebrew people and those that would become “Jewish Christians” in the first century of the common era (C.E.), this would be the most significant part of the relationship that the Lord God was to have with His people. That is because the “Messiah” is foretold as coming into the world as Immanuel (Emmanuel) or translated meaning “God with Us”, where He would completely manifest himself into the material flesh. Thus the Lord God would arrive to finalize the plan that He has for His chosen people by living together with them in the world.

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14 NKJ)

The personality of God which is the Son, is indeed also the most important aspect of the Lord’s unique character that we have come to better know and understand specifically in the Christian faith. The purpose of the God the Son as the “Messiah,” is to fulfill the prophecies where He would restore all things to the world that were lost since the beginning of time.

Mankind had of course, been removed from his role as the intended master over all the things that the Lord God had created. Therefore, the “Messiah” would arrive to reclaim this world, establish the Lord’s Kingdom of Heaven, restore paradise to the Earth and together with God’s anointed children (the chosen ones from mankind), we will jointly occupy full dominion over the world and serve as God’s administration for all things in the universe.

The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined. You have multiplied the nation And increased its joy; They rejoice before You According to the joy of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil… For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” (Isaiah 9:2-3,6-7 NKJ)

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Adoration of the Magi (Matthew 2:11)
Adoration of the Magi (Matthew 2:11)

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The SPIRIT of GOD – The HOLY SPIRIT

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The third aspect of the personality of God is of course the “Spirit of God” or “The Holy Spirit”. God the Father being more like the “mind” of the Lord, His complete will and the progenitor of all things. Then the Son of God, His physical persona and corporeal manifestation (“body”) in the universe. And “The Holy Spirit”, the invisible force and living essence of God (His “glory”) which permeates everything that the Lord has created, in all the realms and dimensions of existence…

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.(Colossians 1:16 NKJ)

All energy, power, and the spirit of life itself, come into the physical world from the invisible spiritual world with God as its source (“The Spirit of God”).

The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” (Job 33:4 NKJ)

Just because we do not know how to formulate a specific science or laws to describe this interaction, does not preclude its existence or deny this nature as a vital function of the cosmos. It is therefore the duty of God’s people to explain this nature and relationship to the rest of the world, because it is these areas of spiritual knowledge that depend upon the divine revelation of the “Word of God” and are outside the boundaries of normal science or thinking.

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16 KJV)

The Holy Spirit has taken on a much greater role in the affairs of the Lord’s people today than what is typically shown to us in the Old Testament accounts. He has of course always been and will be present, but the Spirit of God had not fully manifested Himself into the world (or the church) yet. Let us now try and explain this unique role and relationship better.

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The Old Testament with Israel

There are distinct differences in how the the “Spirit of God” (the “Holy Spirit”) operated during the times of the Old Testament versus His mission and relationship with the New Testament church. On the surface just in the biblical text alone, the “Spirit of God” is how He is primarily referred to in the Old Testament, with only a few references to Him in the New Testament this way. This may have been done intentionally by the authors in that, even though the “Spirit of God” and the “Holy Spirit” are interchangeable names for the same persona of God, they may be reflecting the unique role that the “Holy Spirit” has taken on since Jesus Christ arrived.

When the Spirit of God operated in earlier times (before Jesus arrived), He would manifest Himself for very specific reasons or unique occasions when the Lord needed to interact directly with His people in that way. He would always work through His priests and prophets so that they could perform miracles by Him and deliver the Word of God. The Spirit of God would also reveal many insights to His people or speak His voice directly through the prophets:

“When they came there to the hill, there was a group of prophets to meet him; then the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.” (1 Samuel 10:10 NKJ)

He would also manifest Himself within His chosen people for other important prophetic reasons and actually even transport them through the invisible realm of the spirit at times.

Then the Spirit took me up and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to those in captivity. And the vision that I had seen went up from me.” (Ezekiel 11:24 NKJ)

On many occasions this was performed with the prophet Ezekiel, even to deliver Him by vision into Heaven and before the Throne of the Lord God Himself. So, although the Spirit of God was present and very active with the children of the Lord, He had still not fully come into the world in the capacity He now has.

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The New Testament Church

As we stated above, the “Holy Spirit” has added an entirely new and different role in how He has been operating within the “Body of Christ” (Romans 12:3-5; 1 Corinthians 10:17; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:25; Colossians 3:15) for the Church of the “New Covenant” that was establish when Jesus came. He still employs all of the facets of His divine nature just as He had been revealed in the Old Testament, but now with more emphasis unilaterally throughout the entire church, as not just being more selective in operating specifically through the prophets and priests.

“And John bore witness, saying, ‘I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.’” (John 1:32 NKJ)

His current function within the Christian church is thus very unique in itself. Jesus foretold his disciples that He would be sending the Holy Spirit (the “comforter” and “helper”) to dwell with them permanently (the “Body of Christ”) and help build up the new church.

“After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, ‘which,’ He said, ‘you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.’” (Acts 1:3-5 NKJ)

Then on “Pentecost”, fifty days after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Acts 1:1-3), the Holy Spirit came into the world (as He had prophesied) to dwell in all believers, so that they could perform more works through Him on behalf of the Lord God (Acts 2:1-4,17-21,38-40; Acts 4:31).

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (John 14:26 NKJ)

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The Church of the New Covenant Prospers

On that first day of Pentecost alone, when the Holy Spirit indwelled himself on the crowd at Jerusalem, about 3000 new souls were immediately converted (Acts 2:40-47). From that day forward, the Church of the New Covenant (which would later become known as Christianity) grew and expanded at an incredible rate. It made great strides through the power of the Holy Spirit for the establishment of the faith, as what would later become one of the world’s most predominant religions.

Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.” (Acts 9:31 KJV)

The Holy Spirit is also what convicts us of sin (makes us aware of our transgressions) and prompts our conscience (our inner spirit) to eventually repent, to then seek salvation though the Lord Jesus Christ. He then helps to condition us morally and keeps renewing our spirits so that we may therefore continue in our new life serving the Lord God (being “born again”). This is the “Spiritual Baptism” (Matthew 3:11-12; Mark 1:7-8; Luke 3:16-17; Luke 24:49; John 1:33; Acts 8:14-17; Acts 10:43-48; Acts 11:15-17; Acts 19:1-6) that completes the “New Covenant” that God created for us, through the blood sacrifice on the cross of His Son Jesus Christ and His subsequent resurrection.

Through the Holy Spirit we then progress in our new life and continue to grow and improve as Christians. These virtues that we begin to display are commonly referred to as the “Fruits of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:8-10) and are the EVIDENCE of the completed work that the Lord God has done with us through His redemptive power (John 15:1-17; Romans 6:22; Philippians 1:11; James 2:19-20).

“These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” (1 Corinthians 2:13 NKJ)

The Holy Spirit is also able to impart the Lord’s grace and grant us various “Spiritual Gifts”. These blessings aid us in our ministry efforts with others as well as improve on our ability to serve the Lord’s will in helping build up His Kingdom (Joel 2:28-29; 1 Corinthians 12:1-14,27-31; Ephesians 4:11-16).

“Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.” (Acts 2:33 NKJ)

So from what we have described here, you should now be able to fully understand the truly unique role that the “Spirit of God” now has in the “Body of Christ”. His purpose in the Church of the New Covenant, versus the way that He had interacted with the children of Israel in the Old Testament are obviously quite different.

We are in what is called the “Church Age” for the purpose of bearing a witness to all the nations of people under the “Great Commission” of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; John 20:21-23), Jews and Gentiles alike (1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 2:16; Ephesians 3:6; Ephesians 4:4). Whereas, the “Holy Spirit” now has a more distinct purpose that He specifically serves to empower and strengthen His believers. This is to help us prepare for the Kingdom of Heaven, the “second coming” and millennial reign of God the Son (Jesus Christ) that He will establish here on Earth in the very near future (Revelation 19:11,16; 20:6).

And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.” (Acts 5:32 NKJ)

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The End of the "Age of the Church" - The Kingdom Cometh!

It is equally as significant and important to realize, that as the "Age of the Church" itself draws nearer to its conclusion, the Lord God has now begun to "quicken" His people. What that means, is that we are rapidly approaching the time for the Lord's return and the ushering in of the next age with His Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth.

It is likewise prophesied that the Holy Spirit would then take on an even stronger manifestation in how He is operating within the “Body of Christ”. The evidence of His presence becoming stronger is more evident today and continues to increase throughout the world. Revival is taking place in the most obscure and remote regions of the world (Matthew 24:14). Miracles, signs and wonders are beginning to manifest themselves through the faithful and His most devout believers (Hebrews 2:1-4).

"In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below..." (Acts 2:17-18 NIV)

This tells us that we now have the most unique opportunity in all of mankind's history. The Holy Spirit is stronger now than He will ever be at this point in the "Age of the Church". We as Christians and true believers potentially have the ability to allow Him to completely move through us and work His miracles on an unprecedented level.

This tells us that we now have the most unique opportunity in all of mankind’s history. The Holy Spirit is stronger now than He will ever be at this point in the “Age of the Church”. We as Christians and true believers potentially have the ability to allow Him to completely move through us and work His miracles on an unprecedented level.

All we have to do is ask the Lord God to fully use us, to be completely obedient to His will and submit to His authority. Then we can truly help Him manifest His works and prepare everyone who will believe for His glorious Kingdom. It is our duty to enlighten people, be an example of God’s love and show the way to as many as possible, that “whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life”. (John 3:15)

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Lamb of God - MESSIAH - Lion of Judah

JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH
JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH

[ READ MORE ] About The “Son of God” – The “Messiah” Jesus Christ (COMING SOON) in Our Upcoming Article

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*Although the following was prepared by our friends during the Christmas Holiday season,
WE COULD BE REFLECTING ON THIS ALL YEAR LONG!

We “Take No Glory” for it’s ALL About JESUS!

Messiah – Creator – Baby Born To Be Our Savior – Father – Redeemer
Hope of Glory – Friend of Sinners – All Knowing – All Powerful – Forgiving
Oh So Faithful – The Helper – My Maker – Living Stone – Our Mediator

Sinless High Priest! – Messenger! – Prince of Peace!
Bread Of Life! – Holy One! – Counselor! – Beloved Son!
King of Ages! – King of Kings! – Ruler Over Everything!
Immanuel! – Cornerstone! – Morning Star and Lord of Lords!

Lamb of God!! – He Is Risen!!
Unto Us A Son Is Given!!
Mighty One of Righteousness!!
Beautiful In Holiness!!
Chief Shepherd!! – One True Vine!!
You’re The Living Sacrifice!!
First and Last!! – Eternal Friend!! – Comforter!!

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RevLady 5 years ago from Lantana, Florida

It was edifying reading your exposition on the Trinity. I gained new insights and a deeper appreciation for the function of each personality within the divine Trinity. What a mighty God we serve!

Love, peace and joy in Him.

Forever His


cellebrate! 5 years ago

Ilove this hub! I love reading and hearing the promises of God thru Abraham! Thank you for sharing


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia Author

@ RevLady - Sister Saundra, always good to hear from you and my blessings extended. This one has been long in coming and often difficult to wrap thoughts around it all, or especially to even find the right words to do our Lord the proper honor in covering this topic (praise God for His Holy Spirit to provide that!). I am so happy it has imparted some new things to you - He truly is a mighty Lord God above all things and I am humbly blessed with the opportunity to serve Him.

@ cellebrate! - Likewise, thank you for your visit and your praise as it is ALL about Him and for Him! Feel free to openly share with others and come back again to visit anytime... Rev.Ted


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Rev.Ted: I thank you for this article as does Our God. One of the very first biblical quotations I heard and remembered even now that got me hungry for God and hungry to learn more about God comes from Genesis:1:26; in the first 5 days of creation God spoke, and it was so, but in verse 26 God says, "Let 'US', make man in 'OUR' image and after 'OUR' likeness. This got me to wondering who the 'US' was. I knew about God the Father, I also knew about the spirit of God but who was this 'US' God was referring to? It was this 'US' that got me hungry to know more.


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia Author

AMEN brother Dave and thank you for the note. Likewise, that is the most unique aspect of "man" that we have in common with our Lord God (and how we are created in "His" own image). No other creatue in all of creation except man, has this quality - as we are also "triune" beings (Soul+Body+Spirit) like God (Father+Son+Spirit). Neither the angels (Soul+Spirit) nor the animals (Body+Spirit) have these same attributes, thus we are blessed being like unto our Lord God. This is why in the future Kingdom of the Lord we will be given charge over all things created (including the angels) and also why the Lord's adversary despises us so much. In His peace.. Rev.Ted


PETER GILLIGAN 5 years ago

I have believed in god all my life. He knows me. He has forgiven all my sins. When my time comes I will have everlasting life with him in heaven.

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