Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Who Is God That We May Know Him, Bible Study



God is the Lord God Almighty:

Genesis 17:1  I the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

Exodus 6:3  And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

Revelation 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

God is the Creator of All:

Nehemiah 9:6  Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

Isaiah 45:8  Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it.

Colossians 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.

God is the Father:

1 Corinthians 8:6  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

2 Corinthians 1:3  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Mercies, and the God of all comfort;

Luke 23:46  And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

God is Eternal:

Jeremiah 10:10  But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

Psalm 90:2  Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

1 Timothy 6:15, 16  Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach into; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

He is Immutable: 

Psalm 33:11  The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Numbers 23:19  God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Psalm 119:89  For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.

God is Omniscient.

Psalm 147:5  Great is our Lord, and of great power his understanding is infinite.

Psalm 33:13, 14  The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

Proverbs 15:3  The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

God is Omnipresent:

Psalm 139:7-10  Whither shall I go from thy spirit?: or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

Jeremiah 23:23  Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off:

Acts 17:27  That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from everyone of us:

God is Omnipotent:

Mathew 19:26  But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Revelation 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 19:6  And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

God is invisible:

John 1:18  No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

John 5:37  And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

1 Timothy 1:17  Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

God is unsearchable.

 Job 26:14  Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? But the thunder of his power who can understand it?

Psalm 145:3  Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Romans 11:33  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God? How unsearchable are his judgements, and his ways past finding out?

God is Unknown…:
Job 36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

Job 37:5  God thundereth marvelously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

Psalm 40:5  Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Yet Revealed:

Matthew 11:27  All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

1 Corinthians 2:10-16  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

1 John 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

He is Holy:

Leviticus 19:2  Speak unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.

Isaiah 43:15  I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

I Peter 1:15, 16  But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

He is Just:

Deuteronomy 32:4  He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgement: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Psalm 89:14  Justice and judgement are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

Revelation 16:7  And I heard another out of the alter say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgements.

God is Impartial, Faithful, and True:

Deuteronomy 10:17  For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward.

Deuteronomy 7:9  Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

1 Kings 8:24  Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedest him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.

God is Loving, Good, and Merciful:

1 John 4:8  He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.

Psalm 86:5  For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Lamentations 3:22  It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are  not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

God is Jealous:

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I thee Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generations of them that hate me;

Deuteronomy 4:29  For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

Psalm 78:58  For they provoked him to anger with their high  places, and moved him to jealously with their graven images.

God is a Searcher of Hearts:

Psalm 44:21  Shall not God search this out? For he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

Jeremiah 17:10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Acts 1:24  And they prayed and said, Thou, Lord, which knoweth the hearts of men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen.

God is a Disposer of Events:

Genesis 31:29  It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Proverbs 16:9  A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.

John 7:30  Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

God is Supreme Judge:

Psalm 9:8  And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgement to the people in uprightness.

Psalm 50:4  He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

1 Corinthians 4:4, 5  For I know nothing by myself, yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord  come, who both will bring light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

God’s Glory Manifested in Power, Holiness, and Majesty:

1 Chronicles 16:27  Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

Psalm 93:1  The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

Isaiah 40:15  Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance, behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.

God Exhibited in Christ:

John 1:14  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.

2 Corinthians 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 1:2, 3  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 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 purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

God’s Free Gift to Man:

Romans 8:32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things.

John 4:10  Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith unto thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Romans 5:16, 17  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgement which was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Celtic Women - Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Oh, come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant!
Oh, come ye, oh, come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold Him
Born the King of Angels:
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

God of God,
Light of Light,
Lo! He abhors not the Virgin's womb:
Very God, Begotten, not created;
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God
In the highest;
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing;
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord

Yeshua ben Yosef

In the Gospel According to Matthew we read the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Matthew 1:1 ‘The book of the generations of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.’ We read in the very first verse of the New Testament that Jesus is the son of David (the messianic king), and the son of Abraham (the promised seed).

We notice by reading the genealogy of Jesus Christ that the Holy Bible uses a typical Hebrew or Jewish way of identifying who we are talking about in the New Testament. For example Matthew 1:1, The book of the generation of Yeshua ha Masheach (Jesus the Messiah) ben David (the son of David) and ben Abraham (the son of Abraham).

In Matthew 1:16 a feminine singular pronoun, “of whom”, is used. It is highly unusual to use a feminine singular pronoun in any genealogy. Mathew 1:16, ‘And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.” It is indicating that Jesus is not the natural son of Joseph. Jacob begat Joseph husband of Mary of whom was born Yeshua who was called ha Masheach (the Messiah). Mary was in the line of David through Nathan.

Matthew 1:21,’And she shall bring forth a son, and, thou shalt call his name JESUS: (Yehoshua which means Yahweh is salvation) for he shall save his people from their sins.

Matthew 1:22, 23, ‘Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, ‘God with us.