What good is “praising Him through it” if there’s no repenting behind the praise? All the praise can go up but no blessing will come down if there is no repentance & obedience.
I will sing unto the Lord , because he hath dealt bountifully with me. - Psalms 13:6 KJV | Tonya made this with Spoken.ly
You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan.
Apart from Jesus, you will never find peace.
"So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples." - John 13:34-35 | Peyton made this with Spoken.ly
Cling to the cross.
….for God is greater than any mortal.
Why do you complain to him that he responds to no one’s words?
For God does speak—now one way, now another—though no one perceives it.
In a dream, in a vision of the night,when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds,he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings,to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride,to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword.
(From towritelife) “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Matthee24:36. How would a Oneness Pentecostal explain this verse?
First of all I want to explain that I am not going to debate on this topic. I will, however, give a concise explanation and then point you to resources that will explain in broader and deeper detail that I am able to at this time. Second, I have not been ignoring this question. It just happens that I recieved the question in my mail box at atime when I have been unexpectantly called away. Due to travel accomodations and other restraints, it has been hard to put two words together without sounding like an idiot. And finally, I wish to thank those of you, and especially towritelife, for having patience with slow poke me.
Now on with the subject….
There can be no explanation without the definition and understanding of Who God is.
God is a spirit, invisible to human eyes, unique, and the Creator of all life. (Exodus 24:10, Luke 24:39, John 4:24, John 1:18)
God is not a man (Numbers 24:19, Job 9:32)
God is the only God. There are not 2 or 3 gods. There are not 2 or 3 who work in concert as one God. He is unique, and He alone is God. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 44:6,8,24)
God is our Father, Lord, and King. (Psalm 24:10,Isaiah 43:15)
Jesus declares (shows / points to) God and makes Him known to us. (John 1:18)
Jesus is the “Visible Image of the Invisible Spirit that is God” (Isaiah 7:4, John 14:8-9)
Jesus is God manifested in the flesh. (I Timothy 3:16, Colossians 2:9)
Jesus is “The Father” incarnate. Jesus is “The Father ” manifested in the Son of Man. (Hebrews 1:1-3, II Corinthians 4:4, Colossians 1:15,19, John 5:43, I John 14:28)
Jesus is both God and humanity. (Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 7:4, Galatians 4:4, Matthew 1:20, John 1:1,14, John 8: 19,24,)
We were redeemed by the blood of God. (Acts 20:28)
Paul, Peter, and Thomas call Jesus their God, Lord, and Savior. (John 20:28, Titus 2:13, II Peter 1:1)
As God, Jesus had all power and knowledge. He held all wisdom. As a human, Jesus was limited by the flesh. He laid aside His wisdom and knowledge and power to fulfill the requirements of the contract God had made with Humanity to reconcile us with Himself in His righteousness. (II Corinthians 5:19)
As God Jesus had knowledge of the Second Coming, but as a humanbeing, Jesus was as limited as we are when it comes to Godly knowledge. The Spirit of God spoke through the humanity of Christ to implant knowledge to us.
As a human, God prayed in the garden. As a human God was baptized by John the Baptizer to fulfill all righteousness.
I hope this helps you understand a little better.
The Oneness of God by David K. Bernard is an excellent resource if you are curious to understand more deeply. Also, Ken Raggio (kenraggio.com) has a great teaching section on The Oneness of God.
Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. — Matthew 28:20
How good it is to know Christ assures us that He will be with us always forever. The promises of Christ are true it should give us the heart and strength to know that we are always safe in His hands.
Today, be assured that God is always with you not matter your situation and circumstances. Praise God for His goodness.
Series: Truth of the Word by the Color Movement (#cmdesign #truthsseries)
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