EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020
1 John 5: 5-8
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Although the word “trinity” does not appear in the bible, the concept is clearly biblical. The Doctrine of Trinity of God is a mystery and may be very difficult to understand, but it is essential to believe by faith. The basic concept of trinity is that the LORD is one God in three persons and three persons in one God.
The Persons are distinct but perfectly united and are of the same essence and nature:
a) The Father is declared to be God. John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
b) The Son is declared to be God. Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of Thy kingdom.
c) The Holy Spirit is declared to be God. Act 5:3,4 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? And after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
We have 4-Fold Orthodox Emphasis of Godhead:
a) Oneness (unity) of nature or essence
b) Three-ness (diversity) of Persons
c) Functional Order (roles) of work (there is voluntary, perfect submission within the Godhead without inferiority of essence)
d) Eternality of all Persons of the Godhead
Thought for the day:
Yet, the three Persons are identified equally as one Divine Being(God).
Song for the day:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty
Bible reading for the day:
1 Samuel 27-29; Luke 17:1-19
PASTOR PAUL RIKA