Thursday, February 18, 2016

Basic Yet Essential Introduction to God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit

Who Is God? How about His Son and His Holy Spirit? What are their attributes and the roles they play? Here is a brief introduction to God, the Son of God and the Holy Spirit: Yahweh (from YHWH in Hebrew) Is the only true God (Isaiah 45:5; John 17:3). Yahweh ("Jehovah" in English) is the Creator of everything that is good, both the physical and spiritual, and created things from nothing (Genesis 1:1, 31; Hebrews 11:3). Yahweh is eternal, self-existing, omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), and the only one who is purely good and holy (Exodus 3:14; Psalm 139; Matthew 19:17; Isaiah 6:2). Since Yahweh is the only true God and is purely good, only He alone deserves our sincere worship and complete obedience (Revelation 4:11). Jesus is the divine only begotten Son of Yahweh who originally existed as a Spirit Being, the firstborn of all creation through whom Yahweh created the world (Hebrews 1:2; Colossians 1:15-16; John 1:1-3, 18). He is the exact image of Yahweh, having the same spiritual qualities as God (Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:15). Jesus and Yahweh are one spiritually. It is this oneness that Jesus desires all Christians to share and enjoy with one another and with him and his Father (John 14:20; John 17:11). Two thousand years ago, Jesus was miraculously "transferred" (for lack of a better word) into the womb of the virgin Mary by God's Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-35). By this means, Jesus was born into the world as a human being to fulfill his mission as the Messiah (the "Appointed One," which "Christ" also means). As the Christ, Jesus was sent by Yahweh to be a willing sacrifice to die in the place of sinners to pay the penalty for their sins, so those who actively trust in him will be forgiven of their sins and receive eternal life to be lived with Yahweh and Jesus (John 3:16; Hebrews 9:26-27; Hebrews 10:4-22). After Jesus was executed, he was resurrected by God on the third day, and then forty days later ascended back to heaven where he currently reigns only second in line to Yahweh and waits for his enemies to be made the footstool for his feet (1 Corinthians 15:1-9; Acts 1:1-11; Hebrews 10:12-13; Ephesians 1:20-23; 1 Corinthians 15:27). On Yahweh's appointed day, Jesus will return to Earth to establish his 1000-year reign over Earth (Acts 1:11; Revelation 20:4-8). Afterward, he will hand the Kingdom back to Yahweh (1 Corinthians 15:24-28). The Holy Spirit is Yahweh's creative power that He uses to perform His deeds, including the creation of the world and the resurrection of Jesus from the dead (Genesis 1:2; Romans 8:11). Yahweh gives His Holy Spirit to each genuine Christian upon their sincere profession of faith in Jesus Christ; the indwelling Spirit then helps the Christian to live a life that is pleasing to Yahweh (John 7:37-40; Titus 3:5-6). To walk by the Spirit is to submit to the Spirit's guidance according to God's will (Galatians 5:16-21). The Spirit will develop the fruit of the Holy Spirit in the Christian which is a bundle of Christ-like qualities such as love, goodness, peace, meekness, and faith (Galatians 5:22-23). The Holy Spirit given to a Christian acts as the guarantee that he or she will inherit the Kingdom of God and all His blessings (Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 4:30; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22). If you'd like to learn more about Yahweh God Almighty, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, I strongly advise you to pick up a copy of the Bible and carefully read and study it on a regular basis. This is how you can begin to develop an intimate relationship with Yahweh. A relationship with God is the most sacred and fulfilling of all relationships, so don't delay; start deepening your knowledge about your Heavenly Father today! Learn the Entire Bible in Depth from Genesis to Revelation via E-mail with Dr. Shirley Cheng: Want to know your Creator, understand your origin, and fulfill your purpose? Do you desire to obtain true, enduring wealth, happiness, and wisdom? Then obtain an in-depth knowledge of the Holy Scriptures (both the Tanakh and Greek Scriptures) by signing up for the free virtual class at http://www.ultra-ability.com Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/9012911

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