terça-feira, 11 de setembro de 2012

you believe in God, believe also in Jesus


This article is specially dedicated to those who have stumbled upon the Tower stone.
It seems that so many let their heart be troubled:

John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me [Jesus].

What is to be stumbled?

To be Stumbled is when you NOT believe in God

And / Or

To be Stumbled is when you NOT believe also in Me [Jesus]

As we read above, Jesus advise us to keep our Faith in two persons:

- in God
- Also in Jesus

If you are equating God = Jesus, then you are not obeying what Jesus really said in the first place:

you believe in God, believe also in Me.

Many who leaves the WatchTower keep their faith in Jesus, but Jesus has told us to keep faith in another person as well: Believe in God.

We must keep our faith in "the God of our Lord Jesus Christ"

Ephesians 1:17
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.

Yes , I know, there are lot of problems with the WT (I myself was expelled from the synagogue), but the point is, not what the WT tell us, but what our Lord Jesus told us:

"you believe in God, believe also in Me."

John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in the only true God, believe also in Me.”

We need to understand what happened in the first place in order to understand the relationship between "the God of our Lord Jesus Christ" and our Lord Jesus.

The Accusation: “God, What is your right to be The God?”

This is the accusation Satan hurled against God:

Genesis chapter 3:
Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
"For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Satan is really asserting that:
1) God is preventing his creatures to be "a God".

2) God doesn't trust you, God doesn't trust His creatures, that is why He has to hide things from them.

3) God has to buy the worship from his creatures in order to be worshipped, If God's creatures were in the position of God, God would not be worshiped by his creatures at all. Thus neither God loves his creatures, neither his creatures love God.

How to handle such charge? How to answer the accusation God's enemies raised?

God's Answer:
1) God is not preventing his creatures to be "a God".
2) God does trust you, God does trust His creatures, that is why He has nothing to hide from them.
3) God has NOT to buy the worship from his creatures in order to be worshipped by them, God's creatures in the position of God, God will be worshiped by his creatures likewise. Thus God loves his creatures, and his creatures do love God.


So God's answer involves delivering everything in the hands of his creatures.
God will receive his Sovereignty from the very hands of his creatures.

Jesus: The First Creature, the beginning of the creation of God, The Firstborn, The Precursor, The Forerunner , The Answer's template, First  Creatureto Answer

Revelation 3:14 (KJV)
 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

Jesus won against Satan claims (1,2,3). Jesus stood for truth, for the sake of God's answer


Colossians 2:15
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he [Jesus] made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

God gave everything in Jesus's hand:

John 3:35 The Father [Creator] loves the Son [creature], and has given all things into His hand.

And Even after receiving all things into His hand, Jesus was still obedience to the Father until death.
Jesus triumphed over the world (John 16:33) establishing the model for us.

God exalted Jesus. God performed his answers (1,2,3) to Jesus.

Philippians 2:9 For this very reason also God exalted him to a superior position and kindly gave him the name that is above every [other] name, 10 so that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven and those on earth and those under the ground, 11 and every tongue should openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord [King, Kaiser] to the glory of God the Father [for God's sake 1,2,3 answers] .

Ephesians 1:20 with which he [Jehovah] has operated in the case of the Christ when he raised him up from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above every government and authority and power and lordship and every name named, not only in this system of things, but also in that to come.

Colossians 3:1 If, however, YOU were raised up with the Christ, go on seeking the things above, where the Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

1 Peter 3:22 He [Jesus] is at God’s right hand, for he went his way to heaven; and angels and authorities and powers were made subject to him.

Acts 5: 30 The God of our forefathers raised up Jesus, whom YOU slew, hanging him upon a stake. 31 God exalted this one as Chief Agent and Savior [King] to his right hand

Hebrews 12:2 as we look intently at the Chief Agent [Principal Leader or King] and Perfecter of our faith, Jesus. For the joy that was set before him he endured a torture stake, despising shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God

Hebrews 1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself[a] purged our[b] sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.


God [Jah , Jehovah] exalted Jesus (remember 1,2,3 answers)
Hebrews 7:7 Now beyond all contradiction the lesser is blessed by the better.


Now beyond all contradiction the lesser [Jesus] is blessed by the better [Jah God].

John 14:28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said,[a] ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.


So that God is retaking His Sovereign by means of His own Creatures, thus Satan will be humiliated

Jesus, First Creature, First to Answer, First King.

Jesus, the Forerunner, The King, set the example for us:

Hebrews 6:20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek [King and Priest].

Hebrews 7 This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.”

God gave the Rulership of the Kingdom of Heavens to Jesus, The King, and this after Jesus resurrection

"Jesus as Melchizedek is KING of celestial Salem and priest of God Most High"

Hebrews 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly

Jesus: “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” - King of the Kingdom of Heaven

Philippians 2:9 For this very reason also God exalted him to a superior position and kindly gave him the name that is above every [other] name, 10 so that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven and those on earth and those under the ground, 11 and every tongue should openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord [King] to the glory of God the Father

Jesus, The King, set the example for us:

Revelation 3:21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

Revelation 5:10 And have made us kings and priests [Melchizedek] to our God;And we shall reign on the earth.”

For how long Jesus have to reign in the Kingdom of Heaven?
When will Jesus hand over the reign?

1 Corinthians 15:24-35
24 Then the end will come, when he [Jesus] hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he [God] has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.”[a] Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.

"[Jesus] hands over the kingdom to God the Father"
" he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet"
"it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ"
"the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all"

"God may be all in all"

On that stage, God's Answer is finally performed:
1) God is not preventing his creatures to be "a God".
2) God does trust you, God does trust His creatures, that is why He has nothing to hide from them.
3) God has NOT to buy the worship from his creatures in order to be worshipped, God's creatures in the position of God, God will be worshiped by his creatures likewise. Thus God loves his creatures, and his creatures love God.

John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God [Jah, Jehovah], believe also in Me [Jesus, our King].


Original 1611 King James Version

Original 1611 KJV Psalms 83:18


May you have peace

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2 comentários:

Ianos Takacs disse...

Amen, brother. Peace be upon you! God is great!

ExatoVerdade disse...

The same for you
Amen.

God is great!