One God Created all thing Alone

September 29, 2017 admin No comments exist

 

The Holy Scriptures make it consistently clear that it was an indivisible one God who created all things by Himself, without receiving any counsel from any being.

  • Malachi 2:10: –Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously with one another by profaning the covenant of the fathers?”
  • Isaiah 45:18: –For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.”
  • Isaiah 45:12: –I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.”
  • 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 preserves them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.”

When God was creating all things, the scriptures tells us that there was no counselor with him and that he did all things according to the counsel of his own will.

  • Isaiah 40:12-14: – “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counselor hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?”
  • Romans 11:33-36: – “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counselor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”
  • Ephesians 1:10-11: – “That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:”

 

Who is this One God

The Holy Bible is very clear that there is an indivisible one God who does all things by himself and for himself. Then the question should be who this One God that revealed himself to us through His Words (Holy Bible) is? And what is his nature?

According to the Holy Scriptures, God’s nature is composed of two things, and that’s is Spirit and Word.

                                              God is Spirit

  • John 4:24: –God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in ”
  • Luke 24:39: – “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.”
  • Isaiah 66:1: – Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? And where is the place of my rest?”
  • Psalms 139:7-11: – 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 art 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. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.”

We see that God is Spirit and therefore he is not constrained in one specific place such us heaven but in contrary, the scripture tells us in Isaiah 66;1, & Psalms 139:7-11 that his Spirit is everywhere and fills all things. Therefore, there is not a place where his spirit is constrained, and there is no place where we can be hidden from his presence.

  • Job 33:4: –The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.”
  • Psalms 33:6: – “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.”
  • Acts 17:24-25: – “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelled not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;”

The Spirit of God and the breadth of God are the same; the word ‘breadth” is used to describe where the Spirit of God is coming from, which is from within himself in the same way the breadth of person comes from within that person. Therefore, we cannot separate the Spirit of God from God himself in the same way we cannot separate the breadth of a person from the person himself.

 

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is not a separate person from God the Father but is God the father himself. There is not one Scripture in which the word ‘God the Holy Spirit’ is mentioned in the Bible, but rather ‘the Holy Spirit of God or the Spirit of God’ is mentioned revealing to us that the Holy Spirit belonged to God because it is God himself (John 4:24).

  • Psalms 51:11: – “Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.”
  • Isaiah 63:10-11: – “But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore, he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? Where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?”
  • Ephesians 4:30: – “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:8: – “He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his Holy

If God the father, who is a spirit (John 4:24), is not the Holy Spirit, then we will have two spirit which contradicts the scripture in Ephesians 4:4 that says that there is only one Spirit.  There will also be many contradictions in the scriptures such as;

  • Mathew 10:19-20 “But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in
  • Mark 13:11: – “But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.”

If God the Father is not the Holy Ghost, then these two scriptures would contradict each other because one scripture says that the Spirit of God the Father will speak through them and the other the Holy Ghost will speak through them. What harmonizes these two scriptures is the very fact that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God the Father himself and therefore both scripture refer to the same person.

God is the Word

  • John1;1: – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

From Genesis to the end of the Old Testament there was only the Word, God only revealed himself through his words to his people, Israel, to his prophets and us. The Word was with God meaning that it belonged to God and the Word was God himself. Therefore, the same God that said: “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” (Isaiah 42:8) allows his Word to be praised “In God, I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me” (Psalms 56:4).

The Word was not separate from God but was God Himself and comes forth from within God and therefore we cannot separate the Word from God. There is no scripture in the Bible where the Word was separate from God the Father, the same way my word belongs to me, and it comes out from within me so does the Word of God the father.

  • Isaiah 55:10-11: – “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it brings forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
  • Isaiah 45: 23 “I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.”

The scripture to emphasize that the Word that made everything came forth from within God the Father himself, at the beginning of the bible specifically in Genesis 1:3 the scriptures says “God said, let there be light: and there was light.”

All that we know of God personhood and character is through his Word; The Word is all that God is therefore in the Old Testament: his Word was his presence, he revealed himself by his Word, he acted by his Word.

The Presence of God was known by his Word in The Old Testament

  • Genesis 3:8: –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.”

We know that to be in the presence of someone, you have to be physically present with them hence you are in their presence. However, God’s presence which is to say that God was in one particular place was not known to Adam and Eve because they saw some kind of physical appearance of God, but because they heard his Words, hence his presence was known to them through his Words. Notice the verse does not say ‘they heard the Lord God walking’ but ‘The Voice of the Lord God walking,’ God was acting by his words.

God reveals Himself by His Word in The Old Testament

  • Deuteronomy 4: 10-16: – “Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children. And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. And the Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice. Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the Lord spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

When God was revealing himself to Israel, they did not see any type of likeness, but they only heard his Words. Moses was careful to admonish them that they should take heed unto themselves that they make not any type of an image of God as they only heard God’s voice and saw no similitude. Therefore, God’s Image for them was his Words.

  • 1 Samuel 3: 21: – “And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.”

Notice the verse begins with the words ‘the Lord appeared,’ so how did God appear to Samuel? We find the answer in the next sentence which says ‘by the word of the Lord’. The word ‘appear’ means to come into sight or to become visible or noticeable; therefore, the word of God was the appearance of God and therefore, whenever the word of God would come to the prophets, they could say “that the Lord appeared unto me” (Jeremiah 31:2).

God Acts by His Word

  • Psalms 33;6-9: – “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathered the waters of the sea together as a heap: he lays up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear theLord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
  • Hebrews 11:3: – “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
  • Psalm 107:20: – “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
  • Isaiah 44:24; – “Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;”

God’s Word is his action, it is what he uses to act, for e.g. he creates by his words, he heals by his words and he restores by his words, etc. The character of a person is known by the action he takes for example; if he does the act of writing he is a writer, if he does the act of running he is a runner, if he does the act of killing he is a killer, if he does the act of stealing he is stealer, and he does all this action by his body.  The same way the character of God is known by the action he takes, and he does all this action by his Word. For example; when he sends his Word to heal he is a healer, when he sends his Word to destroy he is a destroyer, when he sends his Word to create he is a creator, when he sends his Word to give life he is a life giver, when he sends his Word to save he is a saviour.

All the action we do is through our bodies primarily through our hands and legs, and all the action that God does is by His Word. God used words such as ‘stretched,’ ‘Spreads,’ ‘gather’ (Isaiah 44:24 & Psalms 33:7,) to describe what he was doing when he was creating the world. The action of spreading or stretching or gathering is done by our hands in the same way God was showing us in this verses that his Word was his hands in creating the world.

  • Isaiah 45:12: – “I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.”

The Word was made Flesh

The Word which was God’s invisible image in the Old Testament that revealed to us the character of God has now become his visible image in the New Testament when it was made Flesh.

  • 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.”

The same way God who is a spirit revealed himself to Israel and his prophet by his Word now reveals himself to us through the Word that was made flesh (Christ) which is his visible image.

  • 1 Timothy 3:16: – “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest (revealed) in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
  • Colossians 1:13-15: – “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 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”
  • 2 Corinthians 4:4: – “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

 

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