Senin, 14 November 2016

Heaven’s Royal Family

Heaven’s Royal Family
(No 24, pg 1-9)
November 4, 2015
By C. H. James
Teaching Objective:                                           (

To make clear the relationship that exists in the Godhead between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Also to recognize the differences in form, function and authority of each. Also helping to overcome some seemingly ambiguous impressions.

Remember: God is a title, not a proper name.

Exodus 20:3
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

If this command is necessary, then “God” would have to be a title.

Note: You may hear some things taught that you’ve never heard before. They may cause you to re-examine your present understanding; isn’t this what a bible study is for?

Jesus, before his disciples received the Holy Spirit, told them, “I have many things to say but you cannot bear them now” (John 16:12)

Paul wrote: And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet are ye able” (1 Corinthians 3:1, 2). Those Paul spoke this to had received the Holy Spirit.

Little Babies vomit (projectile) when they’re fed too much, too fast or are simply unable to digest what they’ve been fed.

How old or spiritually mature must we be to digest the meat of God’s word? Are we ready? Is a bible study just to confirm what we think we know or to continue the process of learning? Many today, attend a bible study expecting to hear what they already know.
How can we teach others what we ourselves have not learned or understood? I have meat to feed you, but before we go further, consider what my job is.

Their Job

Ephesians 4:11, 12
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Our Job

2 Timothy 2:2
2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

Is Jesus God? (remember God is a title)

John 1:1
1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 20:28
28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

1 Timothy 1:1
1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

1 Timothy 2:3
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

1 Timothy 3:16
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Titus 1:3
3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

Titus 2:10
10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

Titus 3:4
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

Was Jesus The Creator?

(Hebrews 1:3) “by the word of his power”
(Hebrews 11:3) “the worlds were framed by the word of God
(Hebrews 1:10) “Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth
(John 1:1-3) “All things were made by him” (John 1:14)
(Colossians 1:16) “For by him were all things created

Why do we associate the word “God” with the Father?
Answer: Because Jesus did.

Is There An Order In The Godhead? (ranking)

John 14:28-“The Father is greater than I
John 16: 13, 14-“He (the Holy Spirit) shall glorify me

But What About

(Philippians 2:6)-“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God” (Equal in power but not equal in rank)
(Power vs rank) (Colossians 1:19, 2:9)-“In him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fullness (power) of the Godhead bodily”
(1 Colossians 11:3)-The head of Christ is God
(John 8:29)-“I do always those things which please him.”
(Hebrews 10:12, Hebrews 12:2)-Jesus sits at the right hand

(Philippians 2:6) “Who being in the form of God…”
The Father and the Holy Spirit have no form. They are invisible.

Genesis 1:26
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 (the Father) is a spirit.

Colossians 1:15
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Jesus is the image, i.e. the form of the invisible God

In His Image

We are created in the image of God, in his likeness.

Genesis 1:26
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.

Who created us and in whose image are we?

God walked in the garden of Eden

Genesis 3:8
8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

God breathed into the dust and man became

Genesis 2:7
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Spirit’s don’t walk, so who spoke to Adam?


Jesus (Adoni Elohyim) walks; he is the image of man

Daniel 3:24, 25
24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellers, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Is The Holy Spirit A Person?

Person, any of the separate individualities of God.

Does He Have A Gender?

John 14:26
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 15:26
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:13, 14
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Judging by how often the pronoun “he” is used above, I think it’s safe to conclude that the Holy Spirit is of the masculine gender.

A Person? Yes

Matthew 28:19
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Luke 3:22
22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

1 Peter 1:12
12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

1 John 5:7
7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (united by agreement)

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine (teaching), for reproof (defense), for correction (of error), for instruction in righteousness. If we believe this, then we must accept what it teaches us without regard to our preferences.

Does Jesus Have A God?

(Matthew 27:46) “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
(John 20:17) “I ascend unto my Father and your Father; and to my God and your God.”
(Ephesians 1:3) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(Ephesians 1:17) “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ
(1 Peter 1:3) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(Hebrews 1:8, 9) “Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above they fellows.”
(Revelation 3:12) “Temple of my God…name of my God…name of the city of my God…down out of heaven from my God.”
(Romans 6:16) “To whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey.”

Could there be any other answer to this question but, yes?

John 8:29
29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

Nana’s Book
                                                                                            By: C. H. James

It stood all alone
In a place of its own
‘Twas the secret of life
She said
Its cover was worn
Its pages were torn
This book that my
Grandmother read

On a table it lay
By night and by day
Near the rocker where
She would read
Her plants by her chair
She would mediate there
It seemed she had no other need

It recorded our births
And all of the deaths
And the day that she
Was wed
Tears stained some pages
In this book of the ages
This book that my
Grandmother read

She treasured each word
And made certain we heard
Its wisdom so very old
How could we fail to receive
Or fail to believe
The truths she so sweetly told

My Nana is gone
But her words linger on
For I teach them to all
Who give ear
And I’ll see her one day
When we meet on the way
To our Savior and Lord so dear

The book tattered and torn
With its pages so worn
Has been passed to another to teach
Some will hear Jesus’ voice
And will make the right choice
All whose hearts He can reach

The word of God reveals the truth of God delivered to us by the Spirit of God. God, says what he means and means what he says.

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