Published On: Fri, Mar 1st, 2019

SPEAKING OF FAITH: God is light

 

By MYRA D. COLGATE

CHEROKEE PENTECOSTAL

HOLINESS CHURCH 

 

This is the message he has given us to announce to you:  God is light and there is no darkness in him at all.

So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness.  We are not living in the truth.

But if we are living in the light of God’s presence just as Christ is, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from every sin.

1 John 1:5-7 (NLT)

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.

John 1:14 (KJV)

Moses, tending the flock of his father in law, Jethro, had led them to Mt. Horeb, known as the mountain of God.  The angel of the LORD appeared to him out of a bush he noticed was burning with fire, but was not consumed, “a great sight” and he turned aside to see why it was not consumed.

God called to Moses and he answered, “Here am I.”  Moses was told to take off his shoes “for he stood on holy ground”, and was told, “I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.”  Moses hid his face for he was afraid to look upon God.

When Moses was given his assignment by God, he was also told to return “to serve God upon this mountain.”  Moses wanted to know how to answer the children of Israel when they asked him, ‘What is His name?   What shall I say…?”

God answered, “I AM THAT I AM:  ‘say to  them, “I AM hath sent me unto you.”  “The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob hath sent me unto you:  this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.”

“Yahweh” is the Hebrew word for the Name of God, the Father.  The Name is derived from three Hebrew words, meaning “I AM the God Who was; I AM the God Who is; and I AM the God Who will be.”  Yahweh means He can reach back in time and change “what was” into” what is” or “what will be,” in any life.  He is not constrained by time as are we, nor is He a “respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34)

There is One Perfect Father God; One Perfect Son, the Lord Jesus Christ; and One Perfect Holy Spirit; and All have been together as One from the beginning.  Let US make man in Our Image…as another speaking spirit… (an ancient Hebrew understanding—from Genesis 1:26).  They are not to be thought of as being divided into separate Entities, because They are One.  Most of us have to study each Person of the Godhead individually to achieve any semblance of real understanding.

(In my own simple understanding, They are Three Supreme Persons Who are One in Love, Will and Purpose.  They’re to be thought of as One Unit Together, or One Complete Set called the Godhead—a Triune God.  All are God and each One is a Person Who is God.  All Together God is Indivisible.)

“The Bible is God’s Word and is a living revelation of His Heart to you,’ said Bishop Natasha Schedrivaya.  She made this statement recently on Sid Roth’s television show, “It’s Supernatural“ soon after becoming the first woman Bishop in the Soviet Union.  Raised in Russia, she had been an atheist for 30 years when she first came to know Jesus and made Him Lord of her life.She had also worked as  a  translator for T.L.  Osborn and then for his daughter LaDonna, before going on later to become a bishop,

In a personal vision she saw Jesus as He was nailed to the Cross.  One drop of His Blood was suspended there right in front of her and she heard the Lord say to her, “Just one drop of Jesus’ Blood was enough to deal with all the sin in the whole world.  Jesus shed all of His Blood.  He shed all of His Blood as a full sacrifice for you alone.”  (He is no respecter of persons so anyone can confidently say, “ if He did that for her, He also did that for me, according to Acts 10:34).

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