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chad
Oct 5th 2016, 08:41 PM
There is power in the word of God. For the word of God is truth. In the word of God there is power. In the word of god there is life.


Part 1 : The power of the word of God in creation.

In the book of Genesis, God spoke his will and life was created. It was through the word of God and the work of God, that in 6 days the heavens and earth and everything in it was created.

(Gen 1:1 KJV) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

In the beginning of the heaven and earth. Heaven and Earth were created by God. God is eternal and was always there. When God created the heavens and the earth, there was a beginning for the heaven and earth as we understand. Because God created it.


Wesley Commentary - Genesis 1:1

1. The effect produced, The heaven and the earth - That is, the world, including the whole frame and furniture of the universe. But 'tis only the visible part of the creation that Moses designs to give an account of. Yet even in this there are secrets which cannot be fathomed, nor accounted for. But from what we see of heaven and earth, we may infer the eternal power and godhead of the great Creator. And let our make and place, as men, mind us of our duty, as Christians, which is always to keep heaven in our eye, and the earth under our feet.

2. The author and cause of this great work, God. The Hebrew word is Elohim; which (1.) seems to mean The Covenant God, being derived from a word that signifies to swear. (2.) The plurality of persons in the Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The plural name of God in Hebrew, which speaks of him as many, tho' he be but one, was to the Gentiles perhaps a favour of death unto death, hardening them in their idolatry; but it is to us a favour of life unto life, confirming our faith in the doctrine of the Trinity, which, tho' but darkly intimated in the Old Testament, is clearly revealed in the New.

3. The manner how this work was effected; God created, that is, made it out of nothing. There was not any pre - existent matter out of which the world was produced. The fish and fowl were indeed produced out of the waters, and the beasts and man out of the earth; but that earth and those waters were made out of nothing.

4. When this work was produced; In the beginning - That is, in the beginning of time. Time began with the production of those beings that are measured by time. Before the beginning of time there was none but that Infinite Being that inhabits eternity. Should we ask why God made the world no sooner, we should but darken counsel by words without knowledge; for how could there be sooner or later in eternity?


(Gen 1:2 KJV) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

The earth was without form, for God had not formed it.

And Gods spirit [Holy Spirit] moved upon the face of the waters.

The earth was without form, because life was not present on the earth.

Water covered the earth. And there was no light on the earth.

Form H8414. tohuw, to'-hoo; from an unused root mean. to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; fig. a worthless thing; adv. in vain:--confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.

Void H 922. bohuw, bo-hoo; from an unused root (mean. to be empty); a vacuity, i.e. (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin:--emptiness, void.


(Gen 1:3 KJV) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

God spoke into existence his will ‘Let there be light’ and light was created.

God [the father in heaven], [the son Christ Jesus, who was the word and was with God in the beginning John 1:1], and the Holy Spirit [that hovered over the face of the waters Gen 1:2] created the heavens and the earth and light.

Through the word, Gods will and intention was spoken out and the things spoken by God came into existence.

Light H216. 'owr, ore; from H215; illumination or (concr.) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.):--bright, clear, + day, light (-ning), morning, sun.


(Gen 1:4 KJV) And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God divided the light from the darkness.

(Gen 1:5 KJV) And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

God named the light day and the darkness he called night.


Day 2.
(Gen 1:6 KJV) And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Through the word of God ‘And God said, Let there be a firmament ‘, a firmament was created that did not exist previously, which divided the waters from the waters.

Firmament H7549. raqiya', raw-kee'-ah; frm H7554; prop. an expanse, i.e. the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky:--firmament.


(Gen 1:7 KJV) And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

(Gen 1:8 KJV) And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.


Day 3.

(Gen 1:9 KJV) And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

Before God spoke this into existence the waters covered the earth until they were gathered unto one place so that dry land appeared.

(Gen 1:10 KJV) And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

And God called the dry land Earth and the water God called the seas.

Earth H776. 'erets, eh'-rets; from an unused root prob. mean. to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land):-- X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X nations, way, + wilderness, world.


(Gen 1:11 KJV) And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

Through the word, grass, herbs and the fruit tree after his kind came into existence.


(Gen 1:12 KJV) And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

(Gen 1:13 KJV) And the evening and the morning were the third day.


Day 4

(Gen 1:14 KJV) And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Through the word of God ‘God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven’ the lights in the heaven came into existence.

Lights H3974. ma'owr, maw-ore'; or ma'or, maw-ore'; also (in plur.) fem. me'owrah, meh-o-raw'; or me'orah, meh-o-raw'; from H215; prop. a luminous body or luminary, i.e. (abstr.) light (as an element); fig. brightness, i.e. cheerfulness; spec. a chandelier:--bright, light.


(Gen 1:15 KJV) And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

(Gen 1:16 KJV) And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.


JBF Commentary - Genesis 1:16

two great lights — In consequence of the day being reckoned as commencing at sunset - the moon, which would be seen first in the horizon, would appear “a great light,” compared with the little twinkling stars; while its pale benign radiance would be eclipsed by the dazzling splendor of the sun; when his resplendent orb rose in the morning and gradually attained its meridian blaze of glory, it would appear “the greater light” that ruled the day. Both these lights may be said to be “made” on the fourth day - not created, indeed, for it is a different word that is here used, but constituted, appointed to the important and necessary office of serving as luminaries to the world, and regulating by their motions and their influence the progress and divisions of time.

The signs of animal life appeared in the waters and in the air.


(Gen 1:17 KJV) And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

(Gen 1:18 KJV) And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

(Gen 1:19 KJV) And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.


Day 5

(Gen 1:20 KJV) And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

God created the creatures in the sea and above the firmament and the fowl.

Firmament H7549. raqiya', raw-kee'-ah; frm H7554; prop. an expanse, i.e. the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky:--firmament.


(Gen 1:21 KJV) And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

And the creates multiplied according to their kind.

Kind H 4327. miyn, meen; from an unused root mean. to portion out; a sort, i.e. species:--kind. Comp. H4480.

(Gen 1:22 KJV) And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

(Gen 1:23 KJV) And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.


Day 6

(Gen 1:24 KJV) And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

(Gen 1:25 KJV) And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

God made the beast of the earth after his kind.
God made the cattle of the earth after his kind.
God made everything that creepeth after his kind.

Made by design, they were not a cosmic mistake and the did not come into existence by accident.

Kind H4327. miyn, meen; from an unused root mean. to portion out; a sort, i.e. species:--kind. Comp. H4480.


(Gen 1:26 KJV) 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 created man, after the image of God in the likeness of God. The other creatures that God created were not in the image of God.


(Gen 1:27 KJV) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Male and female God created him.


(Gen 1:28 KJV) And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

God gave man dominion over the fish of the sea, fowl of the air and everything that moveth upon the earth.

Replenish H4390. male', maw-lay'; or mala' (Esth. 7 : 5), maw-law'; a prim. root, to fill or (intrans.) be full of, in a wide application (lit. and fig.):--accomplish, confirm, + consecrate, be at an end, be expired, be fenced, fill, fulfil, (be, become, X draw, give in, go) fully (-ly, -ly set, tale), [over-] flow, fulness, furnish, gather (selves, together), presume, replenish, satisfy, set, space, take a [hand-] full, + have wholly.


(Gen 1:29 KJV) And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

Meat H402. 'oklah, ok-law'; fem. of H401; food:--consume, devour, eat, food, meat.


(Gen 1:30 KJV) And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

(Gen 1:31 KJV) And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Life in the heavens and earth did not come from nothing. It came from God, who by the word and by the work of God, the heavens and the earth and everything in it came into existence. Not by mistake, but by design, for created and God formed all that exists. It came not from an unknown source, but from the eternal living God .


Creation and Noah’s Ark.

According to a Ray comfort video, some scientists interviewed agreed that there is no proof that there is evolution within different species. All forms of evolution are within the same species, but not across different species, which lines up with the biblical account of Genesis, where God creates creatures of a certain kind, and they multiply within their kind.


(Gen 1:21 KJV) And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Kind H4327. miyn, meen; from an unused root mean. to portion out; a sort, i.e. species:--kind. Comp. H4480.

(Gen 1:24 KJV) And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

Kind H4327. miyn, meen; from an unused root mean. to portion out; a sort, i.e. species:--kind. Comp. H4480.

(Gen 1:25 KJV) And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

(Gen 1:26 KJV) 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.

So God created different creatures (whales, fowls, beasts, cattle, creeping thing) and they multiplied after his kind. Evolution occurs within it’s kind (Species), but not across different kinds (Species).


The account of Noah’s Ark.

Noah took seven of each clean male and female beasts and two of each unclean beasts by two, male and female (Gen 7:2). Of the fowls of the air seven of each male and female.


Genesis 7

7:1 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

5 And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.

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13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's
wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.

The number of creatures in the Ark was enough to repopulate the earth. They all fitted in the Ark. So on days 5 and 6 of creation, it is not unreasonable to think that God could create enough creatures to pair and populate the earth within these two days of creation. For each creature [of it’s kind] was able to multipy within it's kind [species].

In Romans 1, Paul writes about the creation of the world. He does not doubht the biblical account of creation, yet in verse 20, paul writes.

(Rom 1:20 KJV) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

To Paul, there is not other explanation of how the heavens and world came into existence, except for that God created them.

Romans 1

(Rom 1:16 KJV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

(Rom 1:17 KJV) For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written,
The just shall live by faith.

(Rom 1:18 KJV) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

(Rom 1:19 KJV) Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.

(Rom 1:20 KJV) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

(Rom 1:21 KJV) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Vain G 3154. mataioo, mat-ah-yo'-o; from G3152; to render (pass. become) foolish, i.e. (mor.) wicked or (spec.) idolatrous:--become vain.

Imaginations G 1261. dialogismos, dee-al-og-is-mos'; from G1260; discussion, i.e. (internal) consideration (by impl. purpose), or (external) debate:--dispute, doubtful (-ing), imagination, reasoning, thought.

(Rom 1:22 KJV) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

(Rom 1:23 KJV) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

(Rom 1:24 KJV) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own
hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

(Rom 1:25 KJV) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Lie G5579. pseudos, psyoo'-dos; from G5574; a falsehood:--lie, lying.

(Rom 1:26 KJV) For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

(Rom 1:27 KJV) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

(Rom 1:28 KJV) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

(Rom 1:29 KJV) Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

(Rom 1:30 KJV) Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

(Rom 1:31 KJV) Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

(Rom 1:32 KJV) Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.



The wisdom of the world

(1 Cor 1:20 KJV) Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

(1 Cor 1:21 KJV) For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

How is the wisdom of the world so wise, that they reject God the creator of the world. How wise is the wisdom of the world, if people exchange the truth and wisdom of God for the wisdom of the world?

For there is power in the word of God. There is truth in the word of God. There is wisdom in the word of God.

chad
Oct 19th 2016, 07:53 PM
Part 2 : Man in the Image of God.

Genesis 1:26 writes, let us [Father, son, holy spirit] make man in our image and likeness.

Gen 1:26 writes ‘And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness’

Image H6754. tselem, tseh'-lem; from an unused root mean. to shade; a phantom, i.e. (fig.) illusion, resemblance; hence a representative figure, espec. an idol:--image, vain shew.

Likeness H 1823. demuwth, dem-ooth'; from H1819; resemblance; concr. model, shape; adv. like:--fashion, like (-ness, as), manner, similitude.

No other thing created by God written in the book of Genesis was in the image or likeness of God. Apes and monkeys were not created in the image of God, only man.


The image of man

In the new testament, Paul writes of two men in the book of Corinthians, the first man [adam-fallen man] and the second man [Christ Jesus-the redeemer] Jesus who was from heaven (1 Cor 15:47).

(1 Cor 15:47 KJV) The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

Christ Jesus was from heaven, yet he descended to earth and was born of the holy spirit through the virgin Mary. He was from heaven, the son of God, yet took on the image and form of man.


Christ Jesus was in the likeness of man, in image but not in sin, for Christ was sinless.

(Rom 8:3 KJV) For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

(2 Cor 5:21 KJV) For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.


After Christ Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again, he ascended into heaven, seated at the right hand of God.

(Acts 1:9 KJV) And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

(Acts 1:10 KJV) And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

(Acts 7:55 KJV) But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,


His office is high priest in the covenant of the blood.

(Heb 4:15 KJV) For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

(Heb 12:24 KJV) And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.


(Mat 26:28 KJV) For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Jesus in his revelation to John, appears to him in his glorified, immortal body. The body is in the image and likeness of man.


(Rev 1:8 KJV) 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.

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(Rev 1:12 KJV) And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

(Rev 1:13 KJV) And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

(Rev 1:14 KJV) His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

(Rev 1:15 KJV) And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

(Rev 1:16 KJV) And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
Genesis 1:26 writes we are created in the image and likeness of God. In the book of Revelation, we see Christ


Jesus is the son of God and God in the likeness and image of man. Christ Jesus who dwells in heaven and is our high priest in his new covenant. It is written in the book of revelation that he is the Alpha and Omega, there at the beginning of creation and also the son of God, Eternal.


If Jesus was God and spoke the truth of God, we must then conclude that the written account is truth and not a myth.

In the book of Matthew, Mathew records Jesus saying…

(Mat 19:4 KJV) And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

(Mat 19:5 KJV) And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

The NIV translation reads…

(Mat 19:4 NIV) "Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,'

(Mat 19:5 NIV) and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'?

Jesus himself testifies of the creation account. We know these words are reliable and true, for Jesus spoke the truth and did not lie.

Not only did he testify of creation, if we are to believe the words which John the apostle wrote, in John Chapter 1, Jesus was there at the time of creation and was involved in creating the heavens and the earth and everything in it.

(John 1:1 NIV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(John 1:2 NIV) He was with God in the beginning.
(John 1:3 NIV) Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
(John 1:4 NIV) In him was life, and that life was the light of men.


Genesis writes plainly and clearly, that man was created separately from all the other creatures that God created. None of the other creatures that God created were created in the image and likeness of God.

Athiests and evolutionists would have you believe that a), there is no God and b), man evolved from animals.

Their belief is in conflict with the biblical account of creation. So we have the truth of God verses man-made theories and the wisdom of the world.

God gave man dominion over all Gods created creatures. Athiests and evolutionists would have you believe, that not only did man evolve from other creatures, they are no more special than any of the other creatures that God created. But the Genesis clearly writes differently, as man (male and female) were created In the image of God and were given dominion over all other creatures God created on earth.


Paul writes in Romans 1 verse 20-25, of man who rejects God and the truth of God.

(Rom 1:20 KJV) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Creation is a testimony to God of his creation and the word of God in the 6 days of creation.

(Rom 1:21 KJV) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

(Rom 1:22 KJV) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

(Rom 1:23 KJV) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

(Rom 1:24 KJV) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

(Rom 1:25 KJV) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Athiests and evolutionist say the universe and the earth and everything in it is a cosmic accident. It happened by chance and we are all just a biological freak of nature. Athiests and evolutionist try to prove that through creation God does not exist and the universe and the world did not come about through Gods work and creation. It is a statement of unbelief.

However, Paul writes in Romans 1, look at creation, look around you, look at the stars, the earth and everything in it. Look at the design of the universe, the stars , the earth and all living things in the earth. Did everything come about by accident or was there a designer who created all things.

Creation around us testifies of the good work of God, for Genesis writes God created and it was good (Gen 1:4,1:10,1:12,1:18,1:21,1:25,1:31).

The book of Genesis records that the heavens and earth and everything in it was created by God (Genesis 1).

Jesus testifies that the creation account is true and not a myth (Mt 19:4).

The aposelt John writes of the creation of the universe and the earth and everything in it, by God (John 1)

The aposelt Paul writes of the creation of the universe and the earth and everything in it, by God (Romans 1)


For believers in Christ, they look at creation and it is a sign of belief, a sign of belief in God who created all things. Athiests and evolutionists use it as a sign of unbelief - a reason to reject God.


Additional notes for created in the image of God.

If we take the words of Jesus as the truth and the gospel of John as truth and Cannon, then we must conclude that the creation account written in the book of Genesis is truth and not a lie.

chad
Oct 27th 2016, 06:04 PM
Part 3 – The power of Gods word through promises and covenants.

We see the power of the word of God in promises and covenants. Promises were made by God through the word. And with a promise made by God, the promise will come to pass.


Gods covenant with Noah

Gods covenant with Noah was given to Noah and all the living creatures that were in the ark with Noah and the Earth.

3a. Gods covenant with Noah.

Genesis 7 (KJV)

7 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

5 And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.

13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
Noah and Gods Covenant


(Gen 6:18 KJV)

But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.

(Gen 9:1 KJV)

[ God’s Covenant With Noah ] Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.

(Gen 9:8 KJV) And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

(Gen 9:9 KJV) And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

Covenant H1285. beriyth, ber-eeth'; from H1262 (in the sense of cutting [like H1254]); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh):--confederacy, [con-]feder[-ate], covenant, league.


(Gen 9:10 KJV) And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

(Gen 9:11 KJV) And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

( Gen 9:12 KJV) And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:

Token H226. 'owth, oth; prob. from H225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (lit. or fig.), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.:--mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.

Perpetual H5769. 'owlam, o-lawm'; or 'olam, o-lawm'; from H5956; prop. concealed, i.e. the vanishing
point; gen. time out of mind (past or fut.), i.e. (practically) eternity; freq. adv. (espec. with prep. pref.) always:--always (-s), ancient (time), any more, continuance, eternal, (for, [n-]) ever (-lasting, -more, of old), lasting, long (time), (of) old (time), perpetual, at any time, (beginning of the) world (+ without end). Comp. H5331, H5703.


(Gen 9:13 KJV) I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

Bow H7198. qesheth, keh'-sheth; from H7185 in the orig. sense of (H6983) of bending; a bow, for shooting (hence fig. strength) or the iris:-- X arch (-er), + arrow, bow ([-man, -shot]).

Earth H776. 'erets, eh'-rets; from an unused root prob. mean. to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land):-- X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X nations, way, + wilderness, world.


(Gen 9:14 KJV) And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

(Gen 9:15 KJV) And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

(Gen 9:16 KJV) And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

(Gen 9:17 KJV) And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

(Gen 9:18 KJV) And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and
Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

(Gen 9:19 KJV) These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.


The sign of the covenant was with Noah, the animals and the earth. The bow (Rainbow) in the heavens is a sign of the covenant.

chad
Nov 3rd 2016, 11:10 PM
3b. Gods Covenant with Abraham.

God made a covenant with Abram, who the LORD God later named Abraham. He was to become a father of many nations. An everlasting covenant, for in the covenant it referred to a seed, the seed which was Christ Jesus of Nazareth who was to come in the New Testament.

Gen 17: 1-13 (KJV)

(Gen 17:1 KJV) And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

(Gen 17:2 KJV) And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

(Gen 17:3 KJV) And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

(Gen 17:4 KJV) As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

(Gen 17:5 KJV) Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

(Gen 17:6 KJV) And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

(Gen 17:7 KJV) And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

(Gen 17:8 KJV) And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

(Gen 17:9 KJV) And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

(Gen 17:10 KJV) This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

(Gen 17:11 KJV) And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

(Gen 17:12 KJV) And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

(Gen 17:13 KJV) He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

The sign of the covenant, was the circumcision of the flesh.


By faith Abraham was justified.

(Heb 11:8 KJV) By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

(Heb 11:9 KJV) By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

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(Rom 4:3 KJV) For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

Abraham was made righteous through faith. The promise of Abraham, was that of to his descendants and the seed. In the New Testament, after Christ Death and resurrection Paul writes the seed spoken of in the promise and covenant is Christ Jesus.


(Gal 3:16 KJV) Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

(Gal 3:17 KJV) And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

It was through faith that Abraham was justified. It is belief in Christ Jesus that believers are justified. We are included in the promise of God which God gave to Abraham, though Christ Jesus.

The covenant of blood in Christ Jesus is an everlasting covenant, an everlasting priesthood in the order of Melchezedick.


The sign of the covenant of Abraham was circumcision. The sign of the covenant of Christ Jesus was his blood and the sacrifice he made on the cross.

Regarding circumcision, Paul writes it is no longer the circumcision of the flesh, but a circumcision of the heart.

(Rom 2:29 KJV) But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

chad
Nov 10th 2016, 08:24 PM
3c. Gods Covenant with Moses.

God made a covenant between with Israel through Moses. (Ex 24:7-8).

Moses was given laws, commandments and statues (Deuteronomy 9:10).

These were the laws, commands and statues given to Israel to obey, for God wanted Israel to be a holy a nation, a people unto himself, who would be an example to the other nations (Ex 19:6, Deut 14:2, Deut 26:19).

The law and it’s ordinances that were given to Moses were a copy or shadow of what was in heaven (Heb 8, Hebrews 10).

The law was given [as Paul describes as a schoolmaster] so that we would know what sin is [Gal 3]. The consciousness of sin was given so that it might point us to Christ Jesus, so that we can receive forgiveness for sin.

In the Old Testament, animal sacrifices were made to make atonement for sin [Ex 29:6], but animal sacrifices could never forgive sin.

Atonement H3722. kaphar, kaw-far'; a prim. root; to cover (spec. with bitumen); fig. to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel:--appease, make (an) atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, to pitch, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile (-liation).


The law was given so that it would point us to Christ Jesus, who is able to forgive us for our sin (Gal 3).

When Jesus came he came with a better covenant, made by the shedding of his blood so that we may be forgiven of our sin. A new covenant the law of the spirit, fulfilling the written code (Heb 9; John 3).

Paul encourages us to live by the spirit – for the true worshipers of God will by the holy spirit and in truth.

chad
Nov 17th 2016, 09:14 PM
3d. Gods Covenant with David.

The covenant with David (2 Chronicles 7:18; 2 Chr 21:7).

(2 Chr 7:18 KJV) Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.

(2 Chr 21:7 KJV) Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.


The covenant of Salt (2 Chronicles 13:5).

(2 Chr 13:5 KJV) Ought ye not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?Salt was regarded as a necessary ingredient of the daily food, and so of all sacrifices offered to the LORD God (Leviticus 2:13 (http://biblehub.com/leviticus/2-13.htm)). The qualities of Salt, it seasons and preserves.

(Lev 2:13 KJV) And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

chad
Nov 25th 2016, 01:53 AM
Part 4 The power in the word of Christ Jesus.

The power in the Word, Jesus was the word.

John writes that Jesus is the Word and the word was with God and the Word was God. A statement declaring that Jesus was the son of God and God in the flesh. Jesus was the living word and there is power in the word, for there is power in Jesus.


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

(John 1:14 KJV) 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.


The word is the reality of God.

(Col 2:17 NIV) These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.


The word is the truth. The Word is life. The word is the way.

(John 14:6 KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.


The Word Saves.

(John 3:17 KJV) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

(John 3:18 KJV) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

(John 8:12 KJV) Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.


The Word Sanctifies

(1 Cor 1:2 KJV) Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

(1 Cor 6:11 KJV) And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.


There is Wisdom in the word.

(1 Cor 1:30 KJV) But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:



The Old Testament and covenants pointed to Jesus.


Noah – Baptism

(1 Pet 3:18 KJV) For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

(1 Pet 3:19 KJV) By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

(1 Pet 3:20 KJV) Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

(1 Pet 3:21 KJV) The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:


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(1 Pet 3:20 NIV) who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water,

(1 Pet 3:21 NIV) and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also--not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

(1 Pet 3:22 NIV) who has gone into heaven and is at God's right hand--with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.



Baptism.

(Rom 6:3 KJV) Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

(Rom 6:4 KJV) Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

(Rom 6:5 KJV) For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

(Rom 6:6 KJV) Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

(Rom 6:7 KJV) For he that is dead is freed from sin.

(Rom 6:8 KJV) Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

(Rom 6:9 KJV) Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.


When we are baptized into Christ Jesus, we put on Christ.

(Gal 3:27 KJV) For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.



Abraham - And the Seed

(Gal 3:16 KJV) Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.


Moses – And the Law

The law is only a shadow, Christ was the reality.

(Gal 3:18 KJV) For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

(Gal 3:19 KJV) Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

(Gal 3:20 KJV) Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.

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(Heb 10:1 KJV) For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

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(Gal 3:24 KJV) Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

(Gal 3:25 KJV) But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

(Gal 3:26 KJV) For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

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Moses

(Acts 3:22 KJV) For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

(Acts 3:23 KJV) And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

(Acts 3:24 KJV) Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.


David was a prophet and he spoke of Christ Jesus.

(Acts 2:25 KJV) For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

(Acts 2:26 KJV) Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

(Acts 2:27 KJV) Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

(Acts 2:28 KJV) Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

(Acts 2:29 KJV) Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

(Acts 2:30 KJV) Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

(Acts 2:31 KJV) He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

(Acts 2:32 KJV) This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

(Acts 2:33 KJV) Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

(Acts 2:34 KJV) For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

(Acts 2:35 KJV) Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

(Acts 2:36 KJV) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom
ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

mailmandan
Nov 26th 2016, 12:19 PM
That's quite a study! Thank you for sharing! :)

chad
Dec 2nd 2016, 12:33 AM
Part 4b The power in the word of Christ Jesus.

The power in the Word [Jesus was the Word].

There is power in the name of Jesus Christ.

In Baptism :In the name of the father, son and Holy Ghost

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

And in Jesus name.

(Acts 8:12 KJV) But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.


Johns baptism with water was for repentance, Jesus baptism was with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

(Mat 3:11 KJV) I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:


Jesus disciples baptized with water, but what is the purpose of the water?

(1 Pet 3:20 KJV) Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

(1 Pet 3:21 KJV) The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

The water represents a pledge of good conscience towards God.

(1 Pet 3:21 NIV) and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also--not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,


Johns baptism was with water, but after Jesus death and resurrection, there was only baptism in Jesus name. Jesus baptism was with the Holy Spirit, even though it still included water. The Apostles baptized in Jesus name. Jesus baptism was with the Holy Spirit.

(Mat 3:11 KJV) I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:


There is power in the name of Christ, but not in our own name.

(1 Cor 1:14 KJV) I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

(1 Cor 1:15 KJV) Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.

(1 Cor 1:16 KJV) And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

(1 Cor 1:17 KJV) For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.


Baptism, puts us in Christ, into his death and also his ressurection.

(Rom 6:3 KJV) Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

(Rom 6:4 KJV) Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

(Rom 6:5 KJV) For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

(Rom 6:6 KJV) Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Serve G1398. douleuo, dool-yoo'-o; from G1401; to be a slave to (lit. or fig., invol. or vol.):--be in bondage, (do) serve (-ice).


Baptism allows us to put on Christ

(Gal 3:26 KJV) For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

(Gal 3:27 KJV) For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.


Communion is a remembrance of Christ, but Baptism puts is in Christ and allows us to put on Christ.

(Luke 22:19 KJV) And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

(Luke 22:20 KJV) Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.


Being in Christ means, we are in his righteousness.

(Rom 3:24 KJV) Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

(Rom 3:25 KJV) Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

(Rom 3:26 KJV) To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.



There is no other name [authority] that we can be saved.

(Acts 4:12 KJV) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Name G 3686. onoma, on'-om-ah; from a presumed der. of the base of G1097 (comp. G3685); a "name" (lit. or fig.)
[authority, character]:--called, (+ sur-) name (-d).


Being in Christ means, we are in the Vine.

(John 15:5 KJV) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.


To be in Christ means also abide in Christ and not depart.

(1 Tim 4:1 KJV) Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Depart G868. aphistemi, af-is'-tay-mee; from G575 and G2476; to remove, i.e. (act.) instigate to revolt.; usually (reflex.) to desist, desert, etc.:--depart, draw (fall) away, refrain, withdraw self.

(1 Tim 4:2 KJV) Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

(1 Tim 4:3 KJV) Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.


By grace we are saved through faith in Christ Jesus.

(Eph 2:8 KJV) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

(Eph 2:9 KJV) Not of works, lest any man should boast.

(Eph 2:10 KJV) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.


In Christ Jesus we are a new creature, our righteousness is in Christ Jesus.

(2 Cor 5:17 KJV) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

(2 Cor 5:21 KJV) For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.


In Christ, the veil is taken away.

(2 Cor 3:14 KJV) But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil is done away in Christ.

(2 Cor 3:15 KJV) But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.

(2 Cor 3:16 KJV) Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.
In Christ, the mystery of God is revealed.

(Eph 3:1 KJV) For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

(Eph 3:2 KJV) If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

(Eph 3:3 KJV) How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

(Eph 3:4 KJV) Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

(Eph 3:5 KJV) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

(Eph 3:6 KJV) That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:


In Christ we are children of God, by faith.

(Gal 3:26 KJV) For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.


In Christ we are placed in the promise of Abraham.

(Gal 3:16 KJV) Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

(Gal 3:17 KJV) And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

(Gal 3:18 KJV) For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.


There is power in Jesus name [authority].

Jesus gave his disciples authority:

(Luke 9:1 KJV) Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

(Luke 9:2 KJV) And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
Heal


To Heal

(Acts 3:6 KJV) Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.


To deliver people from Spirits.

(Luke 4:36 KJV) And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

chad
Dec 19th 2016, 10:44 PM
The power of the Word.

Remaining in the Word, brings life and Fruit. When we remain in Christ, we remain in his live and we bear fruit.

(John 15:4 NIV) Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

(John 15:5 NIV) "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

(John 15:9 NIV) "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

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(John 15:10 NIV) If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love.

(John 15:11 NIV) I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.


For Jesus is the bread of life.

(John 6:35 NIV) Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.



And whoever believes and remains in him will have streams of living water.

(John 7:38 NIV) Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."

(John 7:39 NIV) By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.


Putting on the new self

(Eph 4:21 NIV) Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.

(Eph 4:22 NIV) You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;

(Eph 4:23 NIV) to be made new in the attitude of your minds;

(Eph 4:24 NIV) and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.


Putting on the Armor of God

(Eph 6:11 NIV) Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.

(Eph 6:12 NIV) For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

(Eph 6:13 NIV) Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

(Eph 6:14 NIV) Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

(Eph 6:15 NIV) and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

(Eph 6:16 NIV) In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

(Eph 6:17 NIV) Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,which is the word of God.

(Eph 6:18 NIV) And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.


Adding to the Faith

(2 Pet 1:5 NIV) For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;

(2 Pet 1:6 NIV) and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

(2 Pet 1:7 NIV) and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.

(2 Pet 1:8 NIV) For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Running the race

(Heb 12:1 NIV) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

(Heb 12:2 NIV) Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.


Keeping the Faith as Paul wrote.

(2 Tim 4:7 NIV) I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.