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March 05, 2018
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Welcome to our 13th, ‘Inward Jew Nation of God Coffee/Juice Break Chat!’ Our previous Chat was on the topic: LGospel Advance 2018: Be stimulated and liberated: The Apostles’ belief in a single “God the Father,” and in one Lord Jesus Christ His Son, is evident in their greetings throughout their epistles to the early Church! Guy #4: 02: 28, —by Pastor: Elder Wilfred A. Wilson
Today’s Topic: Gospel Advance 2018: God the Father; His Divine Nature and Godhead! Guy #4: March 5, 2018 —by Pastor: Elder Wilfred A. Wilson
God the Father is the Head of Christ
“But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the Head of Christ is God.” [1Corinthians 11:3]
God the Father is the God of His Son who is also deity
“But unto the Son He saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a septre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hadst love righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, Hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” Hebrews 1:8-9]
What the Apostles of the first Century believed and taught
“For thou there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth (as there be gods many, and lords many,) but to us there is but one God, the Father, and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him.” [1 Corinthians 8: 4-6]
Understand that to the Apostles and Saints of the first century, God the Father, was the only one true God that exists, and that concept is clearly expressed in 1 Corinthians 8: 4-6. And the background to their expression and stance pertained to eating of food offered in sacrifice to idols. As it is written,
“As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world. For thou they be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there are Gods many and lords many,) but to us there is but (only) one God, the Father, and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him.” [1 Corinthians 8: 4-6] Christ made sure His disciples knew who He is.
God the Father revealed to Peter who Christ really is
In making sure His disciples knew who He was/is Jesus said to them, “But whom say ye that I am?” And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ the Son of the Living God.”[Matthew 16:16] And Jesus answered and said unto Him, “Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jo’-na: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” Therefore it was God, the Father and Head of Christ, who revealed that truth to Peter. And concerning the status of God the Father and of Christ His Son in divine order as it is written:
“But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the Head of Christ is God,” the Father. [1Corinthians 11:3]
About the Godhead
In the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is revealed the righteousness of God the Father from faith to faith; and also in it the wrath of God the Father is made known from heaven against the sin and evil deeds of men to whom He showed that which may be known of Him, but they prevent the truth from being known because of their unrighteous ways. As it is written:
The invisible things of God the Father from the creation of the world are clearly seen and understood by things that are made, even His eternal power to man should know to Him. As it is written,
“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, which is His divine nature, or divinity, so that man is without excuse.” [Romans 1:20] And instead of giving God the Father the praise and thanks He deserved when they knew Him, they glorify Him not as God. As it is written:
The effects of becoming vain:
Because that, when they knew God (the Father) they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things. Psalm 106: 20; Romans 1:21-23] As in Rome, the practice of idolatry was prevalent in Athens, which was the Capital of and the largest City in Greece.
Paul arrived in Athens, his observation, his provocation
Paul arrived in Athens by sea as he escaped from the wrath of a callous crowd of unbelieving Jews in Thessalonica and in Berea, after he had preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the synagogue of the Jews in both places, and won a great multitude of devout Greeks, as well as noble women who believed in Christ. And as Paul waited on Silas and Timothy, who were left behind in Berea, to join him in Athens, “His spirit was stirred in Him when he saw the City was wholly given to idolatry. As a result, he argued in the synagogue with the Jews and with the devout persons in the market daily. Subsequently, certain philosophers of the Epicurean and of the Stoics became interested in what Paul was saying and took him to the courts of the Areopagites, or Mars Hill where he addressed an audience of Athenians and strangers among whom were certain philosophers of the Epicurean and of the Stoics. And being influenced by the presence of idols is that City, he told the Athenians that his general perception of them was that they were too religious, because among their objects of worship he found an altar with the inscription, “To an unknown God.” [Acts 17:23] And he declared God the Father, to his Audiences in Mar’s Hill.
The Apostle Paul’s declaration and aim
Paul’s declaration of God the Father to the Athenians was mainly in the third person. And his Aim was to: (1) Take those who believed his message and repented from the level of religion and from worship of Idols: to a level of knowing and worshiping the only true and living God, with the understanding that the Godhead, which is, God the Father’s divine nature is abstract, and it is not like unto concrete things such as gold, or silver or stone, graven by art and man’s device, and (2) Repent because God the Father has “appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man (Christ Jesus) whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead.” [Acts 17:30-31]
Paul’s declaration of God the Father
In introducing the only one (single) true and living God to the Athenians Paul said:
“God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; neither is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed any thing, seeing He gave to all life, and breath and all things. And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation, that they should seek the Lord, if halply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He is not far from every one of us. For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.
Forasmuch then as we are the off-spring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead (His divine nature in the abstract,) is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men every where to repent. Because He (God the Father), hath appointed a day in which He (God the Father) will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He (God the Father) hath raised Him (Jesus the Christ) from the dead. [Acts 17: 30-31]
Most admirably in Paul’s declaration was:
- The simplicity in which Paul presented his Gospel message as he stood in the midst of Mars’ Hill, and taught the Athenians about God the Father, His divine nature and Godhead, sin, His righteousness and judgment, by Jesus Christ whom He raised from the dead, and how some “clave unto him and believed,” namely, Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris and others. [Acts 17:33]
- The frequent usage of the third person singular pronouns and verbs which clearly showed that the Apostles of the first century believed in a single God, the Father, and
- The wisdom Paul used to strike a common belief between his Athenian audiences by quoting their own poets who said, “We are also his offspring (children) of God;” [Acts 17:28] and based on that common belief Paul said to them that, “We ought not to think that the Godhead, or the divine nature of God the Father, is “Like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.” [Acts 17:29]
What we have gained from Paul’s declaration
Beloved, the knowledge we have gained from Paul’s awe-inspiring declaration of God the Father, to his Athenian audiences in Mars’ Hill in Athens is as follows:-
- If so it be that we are God the Father’s offspring, then instead of worshiping dumb Idols, we should worship the Father in spirit and in truth with His divine nature.
- God the Father has overlooked the previous times when in ignorance man thought that He was like gold and silver etc., and made idols of them to worship Him.
- Today God the Father commands all men everywhere to repent: because He has “appointed a day, in which He will judge the world in Righteousness,” by the very Christ whom He had resurrected from the dead. [Acts 17:30-31]
How to receive indwelling of God the Father’s divine nature
First one has to have a strong desire for it, exercise his faith, trust and obey Yahweh and His Infallible Word, rightly divided. According to the Word, in Christ dwells all the fullness of God the Father’s divine nature in His glorified human body. [Colossians 2: 9] As a result, anyone who believes the Word and repents and turns from his wicked ways by grace through faith will receive God the Fathers’ divine nature through Christ, when he/she invites Him into their heart and life. Therefore being in union with Christ, the believer is perfected in Him, “who is the Head of all principality and power.” [Colossians 2:-10] Let no man rob you from receiving the true blessings of receiving the divine nature of God the Father which is dwells in Christ in all fullness in his glorified body in human form.
I therefore urge everyone everywhere, do not let philosophy and vain deceit, after the traditions of men, after the rudiments of this world rob you from receiving God the Father’s divine nature referred to as “Godhead” according to His will and purpose for you, by Christ Jesus.
Do put away your idols, even destroy them, repent and serve the living God through the His divine nature, and power, which you will receive by faith when you invite Christ into your life to save you and to dwell within you. Follow the leading of His Holy Spirit, please do this in Jesus name. May Yahweh richly bless you. Amen.
Well, our time is up!
Well, our time is up. It was a pleasure sharing with you spiritual things on Moment of Inner Change. See you at our next Inward Jew Nation Coffee/Juice Break Chat, with Redeeming Luv. Shalom.
Yours in His love,
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