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WHO IS GREATEST AMONG THE PERSONS OF THE TRINITY? (Three)

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Surely the LORD is in this place, Jacob acknowledged the presence of JEHOVAH

(…continues from part two…)

3)            Arianism is a belief of the fourth century Arius who taught that Jesus was created by God the Father. Jesus Christ cannot be an object of creationism and be in possession of the arm of eternality that stretched to take the scroll, broke the seal and read it. What happened when Jesus took the scroll? “And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints” (Revelation 5:8). Only Jehovah is worshipped in heaven; He cannot be a created being and receive the celestial latria. Subordinationism teaches that Christ and the Holy Spirit are subordinate to the Father in both relationship and substance. Compare John 10:30 “I and my Father are one.” The word ‘one’, heis (hice) in Greek means: ‘essence’. The Persons of the Godhead are essentially the same. Docetism is the heresy that Jesus gave the illusion of a human form but was a fully divine, phantom-like being. Docetism invalidates Christ’s death and resurrection. Without a physical body, He could not have saved the world from sin and given His amazing grace. The contradiction of this heresy in Scripture prompted John to write, in castigation of Cerinthus, leader of docetic movement against the Church, “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us” (1John 2:19).

                Adoptionism says that God the Father “adopted” Jesus to be His Son when He saw that the human Jesus led a sinless life and made Christ a deity. Adoptionism claims that Jesus achieved Godhood after passing the devil’s temptations in the wilderness. Can Jesus be both the Alpha and the Omega if He is a product adoptionism? Adoptionism runs contrary to “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2) The same was in the beginning with God. 3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-3).

                Ultimate power is expressed in omnipotence. No other power surpasses that of Almighty. Let the Bible reveal the most powerful among the Members of the Trinitarianism of the Godhead.

Power of the Holy Spirit: Luke 24:49 “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” Enduō (en-doo’-o) is the Greek for ‘endued’ meaning: ‘from the idea of go in (in the sense of sinking into a garment); to invest with clothing (literally or figuratively).’ There is no other strength surpassing the latency of dunamis (doo’-nam-is), which is rendered ‘power’ defined as: ‘force (literally or figuratively); specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself).’

Pentecost: Holy Spirit induced day of the glossolalia

                If this latent power comes from above to be invested on Christianity, then the Holy Spirit of our clothing is indeed the Almighty. He is the One who personally came down on the day of Pentecost to equip Christianity with power to preach the gospel, speak God’s language (in the glossolalia) and to perform miracles, which happens to be solely God’s métier. Matthew 12:28 “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.” By the power of the same Holy Ghost did Jesus perfect miraculous phenomenality. Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Each and everyone of the one hundred and twenty first recorded souls of Christianity spoke in a language they never knew, each one according as the same Holy Spirit gave him the utterance. And the resultant force brought three thousand people, from different places of the globe to Jesus, ready to be born again to die no more. Hallelujah!

                Romans 15:19 “Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” Preaching the good news of salvation: God’s business; and only the Omnipotence of God can supply the needed power in aid of His business. Ephesians 3:16 “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;” where the word for ‘might’ is dunamis.

“…that one and the selfsame Spirit” (1Corinthians 12:11)

                1Corinthians 12:8-11 8) “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9) To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10) To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11) But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.” Is it not the indefatigability of the Almighty strength of God that the Holy Spirit is seen displaying in these verses above? Hundreds of thousands of Christians all over the world get each one of them accompanied by the Holy Spirit wherever they are: this is truly an exertion of omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence!

                How powerful is Jesus? John 10:18 “No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” It is clear that His substitutionary death is purely volitional. But when the same Person says, “I have power to take it again,” it is of the puissance of Divinity. The power to lay down one’s life, and to make retrieval of the same life in a miraculous act of self-resurrection is definitely a mind-blowing exercise of the Omnipotence.

                Getting born again is strictly a conscious effort on the part of an individual. It is of a personal conviction that, as the word of God says, Jesus is truly the only Saviour of the world. A soteriological dependence on the finished work of Jesus is the sole belief requirement of Scripture. Get born again by saying this simple prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be continued…)

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