EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: IS JESUS REALLY GOD?
DATE: WEDNESDAY APRIL 14 2021
TEXT: GENESIS 1: 26, 27
KEY VERSE: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (1 John 5: 7)
When we say that Jesus is the Son of God it does not mean He is not God Himself. Moses told the Israelites that there is only one God who demands our service and worship. This one God exists in three separate Persons. In Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
God reveals the plurality of Himself by saying “Let us make man”. God is speaking of Himself because angels do not have the image and likeness of God. Verse 27 makes us to understand that His plurality is still referring to Himself alone by saying “so God created man in his image. Though God exists in three forms or Personalities, but there is still plurality in Him. 1 John 5:7 makes it clearer mentioning the number of persons involved in the series of discussions in heaven. They are: The Father; The Word (The Son, Jesus); The Holy Ghost. This scripture went further to say that these three are one.
Matthew 28: 19-20, also reveals that they exist as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. The Word became the Son which is His redemptive name on earth. He is actually known and addressed as the Word in Heaven. Jesus, the Son of God and Messiah are His redemptive names on earth. When Jesus goes back to His eternal nature, He is the same in rank, power and existence with God.
Thought of the day: Yes, Jesus is really God.
Song of the day: Adonai, we worship You, Son of God, You are so great. . .
Bible reading for the day: 1 Samuel 15-16; Luke 14:25-35