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-The Constitution of All Reality – Continuation of Module 1

Author:  Dr. Edmund Paul Medina

The Trinitarian All For Jesus Church

Opening Prayer: “Good” Lord Jesus Christ, we are here today, to study Your words, to learn from You, and to grow in the grace, and knowledge of You. We are so happy, glad and mirthful, for You always provide, and privilege/benefit us, with Your inexhaustible grace/favor, and undying love and mercy. You are God, in the heavens above, and upon the earth, beneath. And there’s absolutely no one to compare with You, for God the Father ( who greatly delights/takes pride in You ), had given You a Name, that is above all other name ( Philippians 2:9-11& Acts 10:36 ), and had so- painted/covered/anointed/inspired You, with God the Holy Spirit, that You alone, be the Lord of all. We acknowledge Your Godhood/Deity/Divinity, and Your Lordship, over our lives, today. And we earnestly, and reverently pray, for Your inspiration, right now, in Jesus’ Name! Amen!!!

We are still on Module I, today, which is The Constitution or Contents, of All Reality. Last time, we ended with I. The Realm, of the Finite Created Order. As we have said, this purely involves all of the createdkinds. We made/constructed the acrostics/acronym/mnemonic/ contraction, STEP- AHA.  If you don’t remember today, what these 7 letters stand for, you haven’t learned much. We are done with this part already, and we are going to embark, today, on II. The Realm of the Infinite Order. As we have said, this purely involves the 3 distinct/ different/varied Persons/Individuals/Selves, belonging to the Godkind. The 3 of Them belong to a single/singular kind, but they are individually unique and distinct/different, from each other. The Father is different/distinct from the Son, and both are different/distinct, from the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost. Since they all belong to one ( meaning, single/singular ), and the same kind, they are respectively addressed/called as: 1. The Godkind Father ( God the Father ); 2. The Godkind Son ( God the Son ); & 3. The Godkind Holy Spirit ( God the Holy Spirit ).

Do you know, that the entire Old Testament portion of the Bible, was written originally in Hebrew, while the entire New Testament portion of the Bible, was written originally in Greek? Do you also know, what these facts/information mean? These simply mean, that all other languages, the Bible were written, are mere translations ( and they were made that way, to convey/impart/deliver/communicate/express/transmit the messages of the Bible, in the language(s), where they could be grasped/understood/comprehended, by the different nationalities/races of people concerned, so as to accomplish the task, of making the Bible, and all its messages/contents, universally available and intelligible/comprehensible/graspable, by & to both great and small/learned and unlearned ). And the implication/connotation and/or meaning/denotation of that reality is this: That, the original meaning of the words of the Bible, may get on to suffer/deteriorate/deviate, from that which is appropriate, as people get to translate them, in other languages ( no matter, how well- intentioned/sincere, the translators are ). To prevent/preclude/forestall/avoid this plight/predicament/dilemma/difficulty/trouble, the original rendering and/or meaning of the words of the Bible, should always be referred back to ( more so/especially in cases, where Biblical issues, are highly controversial ), if the whole truth, is to be justified/vindicated/warranted/guaranteed/assured. Those who really desire to know Jesus more, would gladly engage, in venturing further, into this, seeming inconvenience. Love bears all things, after all ( Mark 12:30; Philippians 4:13; 2:13 ). And besides, the Scriptures are not merely theoretical/academic/scholastic/educational, but practical/realistic/useful/advantageous/ beneficial/profitable, as well ( Matthew 4:4; II Timothy 3:16-17, 15; 2:15; Psalm 1:1-3; Joshua 1:8 ).

The original writings of the Old Testament Bible are all in Hebrew. The term “God”- came from the Hebrew words “El” or “Eloah”, which literally means “Power”. Putting the suffix “im” would make its plural form “Elohim”, thus translating it to “Powers”.

The original writings of the New Testament Bible are all in Greek. The word “God” has the

Greek word equivalent “Theos”. Therefore, all New Testament renderings of the word “God” are

“Theos”, in Greek. Let us now take a very good example, of the application, of the original

equivalent/meaning of a word of the Bible, in a case or situation, where a Biblical issue is highly

controversial/contentious/debatable. Let’s have the verse Acts 20:28, for example. Quoting it in

the King James Version of the Bible, here is what it says, “Take heed therefore unto yourselves,

and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed

the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood.” As I get to write and quote

this verse, right now, I had to highlight the portion that says, “to feed the church of God, which

He  hath purchased with His own blood.” There are faiths/beliefs who uphold/support/

advocate/endorse/encourage the teaching that Jesus is purely God, and not man. On the other

hand, there are also faiths/beliefs who maintain that Jesus is purely man, and not God.  Before I

get to venture further into these discussions, let me first give you a concrete/actual example of

how details/information, can be handled by people. Suppose, we have the information that

Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is the President of the Philippines, and the wife of 1st Gentleman,

Mike Arroyo, how would you handle this information or facts, if you are going to be truthful/

accurate/exact/factual, in your presentation(s)? Let me now simulate/suggest/make,  several

instances/examples, to have this done: 1. Tell people that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is the

President of the Philippines; 2. Tell people that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is the wife of 1st

Gentleman, Mike Arroyo; 3. Tell people that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is both, the

President of the Philippines, and the wife of 1st Gentleman, Mike Arroyo; 4. If I am an adult

sane/reasonable/sound man ( or a man in my right mind or one having full possession of my

mental faculties ), who is well- informed, I will be truthful to the above facts/information given,

if I would tell people, that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is both, the President of the

Philippines, and the wife of 1st Gentleman, Mike Arroyo; 5. If I am a sane and well- informed

adult, I would be a liar, if I would tell people, that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is purely the

President  of the Philippines, and not the wife of 1st Gentleman, Mike Arroyo; 6. I would be a

liar as well, if I am sane, and well- informed, but would tell people, that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal

Arroyo is purely the wife of 1st Gentleman, Mike Arroyo, and not the President of the Philippines

; 7. If I am a sane child, but not well- informed, and I just know that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal

Arroyo is the President of the Philippines, I won’t be a liar, if I would tell people exactly just

what I know; 8. I won’t be a liar as well, if I am a sane child, and not well informed, though I tell

people that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is the wife of 1st Gentleman, Mike Arroyo, provided,

that’s all I know, and provided I don’t make claims, contrary to what Mrs. Gloria Macapagal

Arroyo, really is; 9. If I am insane/mentally deranged/psychotic, I won’t be a liar, even if I get to

lie to people, concerning the whole picture/depiction/description, about Mrs. Gloria Macapagal

Arroyo, since I am not on my right mind. Insanity excuses one from lies or errors, provided, that

same person, was not lucid/rational/coherent, at the time he/she told, the lies or errors; 10. If I

am merely stupid or ignorant or unlearned or uninformed, regarding the information/facts, that

Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is both the President of the Philippines and the wife of 1st

Gentleman, Mike Arroyo ( though, I don’t have any intentional motive to lie to/deceive/mislead

people ), I would still be a liar, if I would get to tell people, that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, is

opposite the facts/information, already appropriately laid down, about her. In such a case, the

lying I incurred/committed, is definitely unintentional, but still a lie, nevertheless, and at the

same time, a manifest/revealed error ( though, I am not aware/conscious, about it ). So, to

prevent this scenario, the stupid, or the ignorant, or the unlearned, or the uninformed, must

take their studies, and learn, their lessons well. As they used, to say (with reference to the law ),

ignorantia juris haud excusat. In the same manner, ignorance pertaining to information/facts,

does not excuse anyone. There’s always a price to be paid, for being ignorant. Going back with

Acts 20:28, considering the portion that says, … “to feed the church of God, which He hath

purchased with His own blood”, there are faiths/beliefs who maintain/advocate that the Lord

Jesus Christ, is purely man, and not God. They would call Jesus Lord, but a human Lord. These

people would handle this verse in a real distorted/twisted way, to suit their Pharisaic(al) and

ceremonial/ritualistic religiosity/religiousness. Please, remember well, how they would handle

this verse. Let me show you, exactly how: Since their main doctrinal position is that, the Lord

Jesus Christ is purely man, and not God, they would argue, that the verse was not accurately/

properly/appropriately rendered.  They would further say, that this is so, because it says there,

“church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood”. According to them, “church of

God” should have been rendered as “church of Christ”, for God is a Spirit Being, with no flesh, or

bones, or blood. Therefore, according to them, God cannot purchase the church with His own

blood, for God has no blood. Instead, they have to substitute “God” with “Christ”, to fit/match/

portray the scenario, that since Christ is purely man ( as they advocate ), and man possess

blood, hence, it is not God who purchased the church with His blood ( for He has none ), but

rather Christ, who, being purely man, possessed blood, by which, the church, had been

purchased. And impressively, their magic ( hocus pocus ), is achieved. Now, they have a totally

fresh/new verse to declare, and throw punches by, “to feed the church of Christ, which He has

purchased  with His own blood”. They would even go to the extent of using a Bible translation,

the way they distorted/twisted the original rendering, to come up with a new one that fits their

wrong and deceitful/dishonest/fraudulent, doctrines well. Remember their magic (hocus pocus)

well! From “church of God, which He has purchased with His own blood” to “church of Christ,

which He has purchased with His own blood”!!! But just like the multiple magicians of Pharaoh

who had to mimic/imitate the miracle of the Lord ( through the hand of Aaron,  by throwing his

rod, and it became a serpent ), even though they all threw their rods, and transformed it into

serpents, the serpent which belongs to Aaron, from the Lord, have swallowed up all the rest, that

belong to  the deceitful magicians of Pharaoh. Didn’t Jesus say, “be wise as serpents, and

harmless as doves”? Now, concerning Acts 20:28, how do we prove that “church of God” is the

rightful/correct and appropriate rendering, instead of “church of Christ”? Answer: “church of

Christ” is only a translation. “Church of Godwas & is the original rendering. Between a Bible

translation and an Original Bible rendering, the Original Bible “holds water” and prevails. You

don’t base the original from the translation, but the translation, from the original. To drive home my

point, let me simply say it this way: The rendering of the original Bible is “church of God” or “church of

Theos”. The rendering of one ( 1 ) mere translation is “church of Christ” or “church of Christos”. Again,

the entire New Testament  was written originally in Greek. “Theos” and “Christos” are 2 Greek words,

totally  different and distinct from each other. The original Bible used/utilized the word “Theos” for the

word “God”, not “Christos”.  All faiths/beliefs who insist on “church of Christ”, instead of “church of

God” regarding Acts 20:28, to discredit the Godhood/Deity/Divinity of Jesus ( and therefore, make Him

purely Man ), are not only intently lying, and propagating falsehood and deceit, but profound errors as

well.  That in itself, is more than enough ground, for them all ( and all their members ), to go to hell

( Mark 9:43-48 ), and eventually, into the lake of fire ( Revelation 20:14-15 ). – Revelation 21:8; No

wonder, why they won’t encourage their members, to do an independent/personal, daily Bible reading

( Acts 17:11; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-3 ), aside from what they learn, during their congregational

gatherings, and group Bible studies. They have so misled their members, into believing , that just or only

their ministers, are the valid agents by which the scriptures/Bible, could be understood. What a total

opposition with Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:1-3 and Acts 17:11!!! They have mostly lazy/slothful/indolent

members ( pertaining to the scriptures/Bible ), who won’t  venture at all in a consistent daily Bible

reading, but would rather venture in reading purely commentaries, written by their ministers, that are

mostly twisted and mis- applied, and therefore, inconsistent with sound/true Bible teachings. But

definitely, the members won’t notice at all. They are mostly lazy Bible readers, anyway. They won’t mind

at all. They won’t know, and they won’t understand. They were & are, just like a flock of sheep, being

led ( or more appropriately, misled ), by fraudulent/deceitful and/or blinded shepherds. With the blind,

leading the blind, both will surely fall, into the ditch/pit ( Matthew 15:14; Luke 6:39 ). Can you picture a

Medicine student, who would listen all the time to his/her lecture instructors or Professors, but won’t

read his/her lessons at all? That would be disastrous and unwise!!! Same thing with the Bible. You don’t

just listen to the Pastors/Ministers. You have to mostly read for yourself, to learn more, to learn better,

and to learn, your lessons well. And that way, you will know as well, whether you are being taught, what

is right, or just the opposite of that ( Acts 17:11 ). So, going back with their magic ( hocus pocus ) of Acts

20:28, let us  now examine the verse carefully. Just the portion that says, “to feed the church of God,

which He hath purchased with His own blood”; This is exactly how this portion of the verse, was

originally rendered. Now, as this information unfolds before your hearing and your thoughts, there is a

very valid question that will arise in your consciousness. How come the verse portrays God, as having

blood, when He is a Spirit Being, who has none? Answer: Because, this God/Godkind, took Manhood/

Humanity/Flesh upon Himself ( John 1:1, 14; Philippians 2:5-8; Isaiah 9:6; Micah 5:2; I John 4:1-3; I

Timothy 3:16 ) . Since He did so, now, His Manhood can already afford, to shed blood, so that through

the shed blood of His Humanity, the penalty/punishment of/for the whole world’s sin against God/the

Godkind, could be pardoned/forgiven/atoned for/covered ( Hebrews 9:22; Acts 20:28; Titus 2:13-14;

Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; I John 1:7 ), conditionally ( John 3:16, 15 ). And that’s what the “Good”

Lord Jesus exactly  did. He, being God/Godkind originally, purchased His people ( the church/called out

ones ), by/through the shed blood of His Manhood/Humanity.  Substituting the word “God” ( Theos, in

Greek ) in the phrase  “church of God” ( of Acts 20:28 ), with the word “Christ” ( Christos, in Greek ), is

an evident or manifest tampering/alteration/modification, of the original rendering, by those faiths/

beliefs, who maintain that the Lord Jesus Christ is purely man, and not God ( who took Manhood/

Humanity/Flesh,  upon Himself, that He may be able to shed blood ). This, they did and do, to discredit

the Godhood/Deity/Divinity of the Almighty ( Revelation 1:7-8, 17-18; 22:12-13, 20 ), “Good” ( Matthew

19:17; Mark 10:18; Luke 18:19 ) Lord ( Philippians 2:9-11; Acts 10:36; Philippians 3:21 ) God ( John

5:18; 10:30-33; John 20:28; Philippians 2:5-6; Acts 20:28; Psalm 45:6-7; Hebrews 1:8-9; Titus 2:13-14 ),

the Son ( John 3:16; Romans 8:3, 32; Hebrews 1:8; Psalm 2:7, 11-12 ), Jesus the Christ ( Hebrews 13:8 ),

Incarnate ( John 1:1, 14; Philippians 2:5-8; I John 4:1-3; I Timothy 3:16 ), Perfect Man ( Hebrews 2:10;

5:9; 4:15 ) and All in all ( Colossians 3:11B; Romans 11:36 ). When Jesus should have been made known

as God, who took Manhood/Humanity/Flesh upon Himself ( aside from being All in all ), those faiths/

beliefs who maintain/advocate that Jesus is purely man, and not God, would just quote the many

passages proving the Manhood/Humanity of Jesus, but would not venture in mentioning as well, the

many passages, proving His Godhood.  That is a very deceitful/fraudulent/deceptive and incomplete

( INC. ) presentation  of the whole Person or personality, of the Lord Jesus Christ! Enough, or more than

enough ground, to bring one to hell ( Mark 9:43-48 ), and eventually, into the Lake of fire ( Revelation

20:14-15 ).  Will you rather be lazy/slothful/indolent, not reading your Bible daily ( and not verify things

for yourself ), and consequently, deceive people ( knowingly or unknowingly ), by the teachings you

uphold and propagate, and therefore, spend eternity in Hell & the Lake of Fire, than to read your Bible

daily ( and verify things  for yourself ), and learn your lessons well, and consequently, share the entirety

of Bible truths to others, and therefore, spend eternity in the new heavens and new earth, in the very

presence of the  one and only Personally visible God/Godkind, the Lord Jesus Christ?  Your choice, is

your destiny! On the other hand, there are also those faiths/beliefs that uphold/support/maintain that

Jesus is God, who took Manhood/Humanity/Flesh upon Himself, but would mostly advocate

( unintentionally/blindly ), just the Godhood/Deity/Divinity of the Lord Jesus, so that when they get to

encounter those faiths/beliefs that maintain  that Jesus is purely man, and not God, they would counter

the latter, by purely quoting the many  passages about the Godhood of Jesus, while the said latter faiths

/beliefs, would counter the former, by quoting the many passages, about the manhood of Jesus. Thus,

the effect would be, 2 groups of faith/belief, contending with each other, with their respective Bible

passages to uphold ( one group  trying  to prove the Godhood of Jesus, while the other tries to prove His

manhood ). With this scenario  going  on, no group among the 2 contending parties, gets to win in the

discussion, for both groups quote many passages, relevant to their respective stands. Thus, this kind of

discussion, won’t lead the 2  groups any where. Why? For it is true, that there are passages that prove,

the Godhood of Jesus, but,  there are also passages that prove, His Manhood. The blindness of the

former group, is that, for them to pin down, the  very stand of the latter group, they have to point out

clearly, that the Lord Jesus Christ  is God, who took Manhood upon Himself, and not as the latter group’s

contention, that Jesus is purely Man, with no Godhood. If you take a clear stand, that Jesus is both God

and Man ( i.e., 100 % God & 100% Man ), and quote all the passages for both claims, those faiths/beliefs

that purely contend for the manhood of Jesus, but denies His Godhood, would have nowhere to go, to

discredit your stand, for then, you would be able to prove, that they are deceitfully neglecting all the

passages, concerning Jesus’ Godhood. By then, all their magic ( hocus pocus ), would prove to be, mere

illusions ( or perception of things, not as they really are ).

Let us now discuss the Essential Attributes of God, or to put it in another way, the important

characteristics of God:  1. He is Self- existent– When we say Self- existent, we mean, that God has no

Creator. He was just there in eternity/infinity, prior to the creation of the world. He is not part of the

createdkinds. In Exodus 3:13-14, when the LORD ( Yahweh/Yehowah/Jehovah ) Jesus ( I Corinthians

10:1-10; Hebrews 11:24-26; John 5:46-47; Luke 24:44 ) asked Moses, to lead the Israelites out of  the

land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, Moses asked the Lord (Adonay) Jesus, saying, “Lord, when I

come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, the God of your fathers hath sent me unto

you, and they shall say unto me, what is His Name? What shall I say unto them?” And the Lord Jesus

answered Moses, saying, “I AM THAT I AM.” And He said, “Thus shalt thou say unto the children of

Israel . I AM, hath sent me unto you.” Also, in John 8:56-59, when the “Good” Lord Jesus contended/

argued  with the Jews, He told them these very words, saying, “Your father Abraham, rejoiced to see my

day, and He saw it, and was glad.” Consequently, the Jews answered Him back, saying, “Thou art not yet

50 years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?” Jesus said unto them, “verily, verily, I say unto you, before

Abraham was, I AM.” At this point, the Jews then took up stones to stone Him, but Jesus hid Himself and

went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. Question: Why would the

Jews stone Jesus for claiming preexistence to Abraham? Answer: Because, that would mean to them,

that  Jesus is saying, that He is God ( Hebrews 1:8-9; Psalm 45:6-7; John 20:28-29; Acts 20:28; I Timothy

3:16; Titus 2:13-14; Philippians 2:5-6; John 5:17-18; John 10:30-33; John 1:1; 3:16; Romans 8:3, 32 ).

Note: In His Godhood/Deity/Divinity, the “Good” Lord Jesus Christ, is definitely Self- existent ( Hebrews

11:6 ), just like God the Father & God the Holy Spirit ( Acts 5:1-4; Matthew 12:31-32; Mark 3:28-29;

Luke 12:10 ). The 3 of Them, individually, is absolute/complete/perfect/unlimited, and has no need. On

the other hand, in His Manhood/Humanity/Flesh ( I Timothy 3:16; I John 4:1-3; John 1:1, 14 ), the Lord

Jesus: 1. had to grow/increase in wisdom, and stature/height ( Luke 2:52 ); 2. had to be hungry

( Matthew 4:2 ); 3. had to be thirsty ( John 4:7; John 19:28 ); 4. had to eat (I Corinthians 11:23-25; John

21:12-13 ) and drink (Matthew 26:17-29 ); 5. had to be weary ( John 4:6 ); 6. had to cry (John 11:35 );

7. had to be wounded ( Isaiah 53:5; I Peter 2:24 ) and crucified ( Matthew 27:35; Mark 15:24-25; Mark

16:6; Luke 23:33; John 19:18; Hebrews 12:2 ); 8. had to die ( Matthew 27:50; II Corinthians 5:14-15 ) &

9. had to be tempted ( Hebrews 4:15 ), and yet, without sin. The things we all experienced, as

humankind, the same things, the Manhood/Humanity/Flesh of Jesus, experienced. Going back to the

important characteristics of God: 2. He is omniscient/all- knowing/pansophical/all- wise– In Isaiah

46:9-10, the Lord Jesus is saying, “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none

else; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times

the things that are not yet done, saying,  My counsel/advice shall stand/prevail, and I will do all my

pleasure/desire.” Question:  Why would Jesus say that He is God, and there is none else? Does not the

Bible/Holy Scriptures, teach that God the Father is God, just as God the Holy Spirit is God? Answer: True

enough, the Bible/Holy Scriptures teach that God the Father is God. Same thing for God the Holy Spirit,

but only the “Good” Lord Jesus, qualifies His Godhood/Deity/Divinity, by saying, there is none like Him,

who declares the end, from the beginning, and from olden days, the things that are not yet

accomplished. Since He alone is the directly all- confronting ( all- dealing ) God/Godkind ( to all

createdkinds ), He alone among God/the Godkind will make the claim that His counsel/advice shall

stand/prevail, and will do all His pleasure/desires. Since God the Father is infinitely invisible ( to all

createdkinds ) & God the Holy Spirit is infinitely symbolic ( to all createdkinds ),  none among the

Godkind, except the Lord Jesus, will  make the claim, that He already did for Himself.  Picture a scenario

where you are watching new movies, with one of your friends. And while, you are both watching, one

movie at a time, even while each movie is just about starting/commencing, your friend will already tell

you the end/conclusion/ completion of the entire movie. Question: Would you not think that your friend

already knows all those movies? Answer: You definitely would!!! That’s exactly how Jesus is! He declares

the end, from the very beginning, and from days of old, those things that have not happened yet. He is

all- knowing or all- wise, after all! And that’s why, He can afford to say, “My counsel/advice will stand/

prevail, and I will do ( or I can do ) all I want.” Prior to doing anything, Jesus already knows what will

happen. No wonder why Revelation 13:8 ( which is a part of Jesus’ disclosures/exposés ) would account/

reckon/consider the Manhood/Humanity/Flesh of Jesus,  as the Lamb ( John 1:29, 36 ), slain/

slaughtered, from the foundation of the world. This simply means, that from the very creation of all

things ( Whole Chapter 1 of Genesis; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16 ), the “Good” Lord Jesus ( being God/

Godkind ), was already committed to take Human form, so that through the shed blood of His perfect/

complete/flawless/ faultless/unblemished/sinless Manhood/Humanity/Flesh ( Hebrews 2:10; 5:9; 4:15 )

, the penalty/punishment of/for , Adam, & all Adam- derived Humankind, may be pardoned/excused/

forgiven/atoned for/covered/washed ( Hebrews 9:22; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; I John 1:7;

Revelation 1:5B ), conditionally ( John 3:16, 15; Romans 8:1 ). Also, even back in the Old Testament

times, Isaiah 53:5 can prophetically declare, that by the stripes/blow marks/bruises/wounds of Jesus

( Yahweh Shua/Yehoshua/the LORD who is Salvation/Iesous ), we are healed!!! In John 2:24-25, it was

accounted, “Jesus did not commit Himself unto the people ( who believed in Him for the miracles which

He did ), because He knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man, for He knew what

was in  man.”; Then, In John 21:17B, Peter had to tell Jesus, “Lord, Thou knowest all things.”; Isaiah

40:28 had to reckon, “Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting/eternal/infinite

God, the LORD ( or Yahweh/Yehowah/Jehovah ), the Creator ( John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:10 )

of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary/gets exhausted? There is no searching/finding

out of His understanding/knowledge/comprehension.” ; The LORD Jesus had to say in Isaiah 55:8-9, “For

My thoughts are not your thoughts,  neither are your ways My way. For as the heavens are higher

than the earth, so are My ways, higher than your ways, and My thoughts, than  your thoughts.”

And that’s why, the Apostle Paul  had to say in I Corinthians 2:16A, “For who hath known the

mind of the Lord, that he may  instruct Him?”; The Lord Jesus, being the Personal “Word of God”

( or the “Word of God”, in Person Hebrews 4:12-13; Revelation 19:11-13, and neither the uttered

word of God- Matthew 4:4, nor the written word of God- II Timothy 3:16; Acts 17:11; Joshua 1:8 ), is

quick/alive and powerful, and sharper /keener than any two- edged sword, piercing/penetrating even

to the dividing  asunder/apart, of the soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner/

knower of the thoughts and intents/desires/will of the heart. Neither is there any creature ( or

createdkind ) that is not manifest/revealed/disclosed in His eyes/sight, but all things are naked/bare and

opened/exposed unto the eyes of Him ( being Jesus ), with whom we have to do ( II Corinthians 5:10;

Psalm 62:12; Revelation 22:12; 2:23C ). Jesus knows all things, and is absolutely perfect/complete/

faultless in knowledge, just as God the Holy Spirit, and God the Father are ( Matthew 10:29-30; Luke

12:6-7 ). Even the very hairs of all our heads, They all know. Yes, even those things, seemingly trivial/

unimportant/insignificant for us. 3. He is omnipotent/all- powerful/all- dynamic/all- forceful– In Job

42:1-2, Job had to answer the LORD Jesus ( Yahweh Shua/Yehoshua/Yeshuwah- Job 13:15-16 ), saying, “I

know, that Thou canst do everything, and that no thought/idea/thinking, can be withholden/withheld/

hidden from Thee.” ; Consider Genesis Chapter 17. Here, the “Good” LORD Jesus ,appeared to Abram to

tell him that the following year, he and Sarah, are going to have a child of their own, though Abraham is

already 99 years old, and though his wife Sarah is already 89 years old, added the fact that she is barren

/sterile, aside from having undergone menopause already.  Come Genesis Chapter 18, the Lord ( Adonay

) Jesus had to appear to him again to assure him that he and Sarah, his wife, are definitely going to have

a child of their own.  For according to the LORD Jesus, nothing is too hard for Him ( Genesis 18:14A ).

And that’s why, He had to say as well, in Jeremiah 32:27, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is

there anything too hard for me?”; Of course, nothing is too hard for God! Nothing is too hard for Jesus!!!

For with Jesus, all things are possible ( Mark 10:27B ). He brings to pass/makes to happen, everything

which He wills/desires, for what He had said or promised, He was also, able to perform ( Romans 4:21 ),

since He is the God, who gives life to the dead, and calls the things which be not, as though they were

( Romans 4:17 ). In essence, His power is boundless/unlimited and/or eternal/infinite, seeing He is able,

even to subdue/submit/subject all things, unto Himself ( Philippians 3:21 ). And besides, He is also able,

to do exceeding abundantly, above all, that we ask or think ( Ephesians 3:20 ). 4. He is omnipresent/

ubiquitous– In Psalm 139:7-12, David, the Psalmist, was accounting, saying, “LORD,  whither ( or to

what place/where ) shall I go from Thy spirit? or whither shall I flee ( escape/run away ) from

Thy presence? If I ascend ( rise ) up into heaven, Thou art there. If I make my bed in hell ( sheol

/hades ), behold ( see ), Thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell ( inhabit/

reside ) 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 ( hide/conceal ) me; even the night shall

be light about me.  Yea, the darkness hideth not from Thee; but the night, shineth as the day: the

darkness and the light, are both alike to Thee.” In essence, what David was saying, was that,

wherever he goes, Jesus is there. Jesus is everywhere! And that, no human being ( or any

createdkind ), could hide from Him. In Isaiah 66:1A & Acts 7:49A, the LORD Jesus ( Yahweh

Shua/Yehoshua/Jehovah Shua/Yeshuwah- Isaiah 12:2 ) is saying, “Heaven is My throne, and

the earth is My footstool.” Can you picture/visualize, how big Jesus is? He is not limited, by

space and time! He can be anywhere/everywhere, all at the same time!!! Neither the word

limitation(s)”, nor the word “impenetrability” applies to His Deity/Divinity/Godhood, for

He fills all in all ( Ephesians 1:23 ), and He is, “in” all ( Colossians 3:11B ). When Jesus,

being God, took human form ( manhood ), and came into this world ( our very planet ),

Matthew 1:23 had to account, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,

and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted, is, God with us.” After the

Manhood of Jesus had resurrected from the dead ( John 11:25A ), He later had to meet His

disciples in a mountain, in Galilee, having charged them to go into all the nations, to teach

them, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. And to

teach all people, to observe, everything that the Lord Jesus, had commanded His disciples. And

having assured His disciples, that He will always be with them, even unto the end of the world/

age ( Matthew 28:19-20 ), His Manhood ( being indwelt by His Godhood ), successively

ascended up to Paradise/3rd heaven/Abraham’s bosom ( Luke 16:22 )/the Father’s house

( John 14:1-3 )/God’s dwelling place ( I Kings 8; II Chronicles 6 ), and sat at the right hand

of God the Father ( Acts 2:33-35 ). True enough, the “Good” LORD Jesus, is the ever present

Emmanuel”- “God with us”! Yes, even unto the end of the world/age!!! We may not get to see

often, His bodily/biophysical (tangible/touchable/palpable) presence, presently ( Matthew

26:11; Mark 14:7; John 12:8 ), but definitely, His Deity/Divinity/Godhood, is always with us.

Now, before we get to venture further, into the important characteristics of God ( or the

important characteristics of the Godhood of Jesus ), let us try to elaborate, the 3 “Omnis” of

Jesus, we have already discussed. He is: 1. Omniscient/all- knowing; 2. Omnipotent/all-

powerful; & 3. Omnipresent/all- present. Please, consider well, these 3 attributes of God! No

human being, neither any createdkind ( yes, not even the angels ), will qualify for: 1. Knowing

all things; 2. Doing all things; & 3. Being available everywhere; And that’s the very reason why,

strictly speaking, and being sensible about it, we must and should pray only to God ( the Lord

Jesus Christ ). Prayer is a form of communication, that should and must only be addressed to

the Godkind ( more specifically/particularly, the Lord Jesus Christ ), by the createdkind(s). No

createdkind(s) ( elements or plants or animals or humans or angels ), should be prayed to

( whether dead or alive, holy or otherwise ). Prayer should only be addressed to God ( solely/

purely, to the Lord Jesus Christ, since God the Father, is infinitely invisible { John 1:18; I

Timothy 6:16; I John 4:12; John 6:46 } and God the Holy Spirit, is infinitely symbolic

{ Matthew 3:16; Acts 2:1-4; Revelation 1:4; 4:5 } ). Suppose we portray a scenario/

spectacle/scene, where human beings, pray to another human being ( whether dead or alive ).

People of different nationalities and races and geographies, simultaneously/synchronously/all at

the same time, praying to one human being ( either dead or alive ). For that one human being,

being prayed to, to answer all their prayers, he/she has to be present everywhere, to hear

them all, and to hear them well. He/she has to also know, all their thoughts and intents, and be

all- capable, to meet all their needs and desires. In other words, for him/her to do that, he/she

has to be God/Godkind- omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent!!! Since only God suits/

fits/qualifies for these 3 “omnis”, no createdkind ( no, not even the angels, being merely finite

beings, and still limited by space and time ) is qualified to be prayed to.  By merely praying to

any createdkind(s) ( like angels and humans, either dead or alive ), you are thereby attributing

Godhood/Deity/Divinity ( consciously or unconsciously ) to the same. Let us now consider what

things were reckoned in Deuteronomy 18:10-12: “There shall not be found among you, any

one that maketh his son or his daughter, to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an

observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits,

or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things, are an abomination ( or something

hateful ) unto the LORD: and because of these abominations ( hateful things ), the LORD thy

God, doth drive them out, from before thee.” In essence, what the LORD Jesus ( Yahweh Shua

/Yehoshua/Yeshuwah- Exodus 15:2; Job 13:16; Psalm 35:3B; Psalm 62:1-2, 5-6;

118:14, 21; Isaiah 12:2; 33:2 ) is saying to the Israelites ( by His servant Moses ), in the

quoted passages above, are these: “You shall not practice burning your children in the fire. You

shall not practice soothsaying. You shall not practice magic. You shall not practice sorcery or

witchcraft. You shall not practice love- charms ( “panggagayuma” ). You shall not practice

consulting those who call evil spirits. You shall not practice incantation (“pang-e-engkanto”).

And you shall not practice communicating to/talking with/calling upon the dead. For the LORD

hates all these things, and rejects all those, who practice these things.” Do you get to hear people

speaking up during wakes ( vigils before  corpses/dead bodies ) of their loved ones? Even now a

days, there are still many people of this sort, who would talk to their dead loved ones,

during wakes. They would practice talking repeatedly to their dead loved ones, as if their dead

loved ones could still hear them. They would even pour out into emotional outbursts, while

talking to their dead loved ones. They have the wrong notion that their dead, could still hear

them! In reality, what they are practicing is definitely absurd or out of tune!!! The “Good” Lord

Jesus abhors/abominates/detests/derides/despises/hates, and rejects, such practice(s). The set

of passages we just earlier quoted, labeled such persons or such a person as a necromancer.

The Lord Jesus, rejects and disowns, all necromancers, with no exception! “Necromancy” is

wickedness before Jesus!!! You don’t talk, to a dead person. You may talk about him/her, but

you must not and should not talk to the same. Man is a tripartite ( composed of 3 parts ) being

( I Thesslonians 5:23 ). The body ( physical constitution ) becomes lifeless, when a person

dies ( later to putrefy/decomposeGenesis 3:19C ), while the spirit and soul, either goes to

heaven, or hell ( Hebrews 9:27 ). Remember the thief at the cross, crucified beside Jesus, who

accepted Him shortly, before he died ( Luke 23:42-43 )? Remember Jesus’ story, about a

certain rich man and a certain beggar, named Lazarus ( Luke 16:19-31 )? Let’s take the story of

I Samuel Chapter 28, 15 & 31: The prophet Samuel had already died. And Saul, the King of

Israel, had already been rejected by the Lord Jesus Christ, because of his disobedience, to the

Lord’s instructions. When the Lord Jesus had commanded Saul to kill Agag, the king of the

Amalekites,  and to destroy all the Amalekites & all their goods and livestocks, he spared the life

of Agag, and did not destroy all the goods and livestocks, of the Amalekites. Because of these, the

Lord  had departed already from Saul, and would not speak to him anymore, neither by dreams,

nor by prophets. So, when during the past, Saul ( being yet faithful to the LORD Jesus ), had

removed those who have familiar spirits and the wizards from the land of Israel, and

destroyed them completely, later, when the Lord had already rejected him, he got so distressed/

troubled because the Philistines, are already making war against him.  And not having any

person to enquire from, to receive the Lord’s instructions, he then tried to enquire, from a

woman with a familiar spirit ( or “a woman who can call back the spirit of the dead ).

Note: In our present day, such a person is appropriately labeled, as a “Spiritist”.  So, having

consulted a woman with a familiar spirit ( or a Spiritist ), King Saul asked her, to bring back

Samuel, from the dead. And having done so, Samuel asked Saul, “Why hast thou disquieted me,

to bring me up?” King Saul answered, “I am sore distressed, for the Philistines make war

against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor

by dreams: therefore, I have called thee, that you may tell me, what I shall do.” Samuel

answered back, “How come, you’re asking me, seeing the LORD is departed from you, and is

become your enemy? And the LORD hath removed the kingdom, out of your hand, and given it

to your neighbor, David, because you obeyed not the voice of the LORD, nor killed Agag, the

king of the Amalekites. Therefore, hath the LORD done this thing unto you, this day. Moreover,

the LORD will also deliver Israel with you, into the hand of the Philistines. And tomorrow, you

and your sons, shall be with me.” The following day, King Saul, together with the host of Israel,

engaged in battle with the Philistines. And true enough, they were defeated before their enemies.

And King Saul, with his 3 sons ( Jonathan, Abinadab & Melchishua ), died in the battle.

Question: Was it really the spirit of the prophet Samuel, who showed up before King Saul, the

night before he engaged in battle? Answer: No! He definitely looked, like Samuel, but in reality,

it was an evil spirit ( demon ), who merely imitated/copied, Samuel’s appearance. Also, the

messages he conveyed to King Saul were true, and came to pass, but it doesn’t prove him, to be

the genuine/authentic Samuel. Satan and all his demonic forces and cohorts/followers, can do

that as well ( II Corinthians 11:14-15 )!!! Question: How do we prove beyond reasonable

doubt, that it was not the spirit of the prophet Samuel? Answer: The Samuel who appeared to

Saul, told him, “Tomorrow, shalt thou and thy sons be with me!” Note: It cannot be the spirit of

the real Samuel, for the spirit and soul of the real Samuel, definitely went into Paradise/3rd

heaven ( for he was a faithful prophet, of the LORD Jesus ), while the spirit and soul of Saul,

went to hell, the following day ( after the battle, for the LORD Jesus, had already rejected him ).

Since the 2 of them went not, to the same place, the authentic Samuel, could not have said to

Saul, “Tomorrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me!” In reality, a Spiritist ( or “a person with a

familiar spirit” ) can’t really bring back the spirit of the dead, for consultation. The Lord Jesus

doesn’t allow that ( Luke 16:19-31 )! In fact, He abhors/hates it ( Deuteronomy 18:10-12 )

!!! “Necromancy” ( talking to the dead ) is a form of Spiritism. Praying to the dead is a way to

talk to the dead. That, in itself, is “necromancy”, as well! If we are going to account all Adam-

derived humankind, if there is one thing, we all have to suffer ( or undergo ), because of

sin, before the Lord Jesus comes, that is biological/biophysical death ( or the death of our

physical constitution ). In the entire Bible, there are only 2 human beings recorded, not to have

died, or suffered biophysical death ( as yet ), and yet, were already brought to Paradise/the 3rd

heaven. One is Enoch ( Genesis 5:24 ) and the other is Elijah ( II Kings 2:11 ). And in spite of

that, never in the entire Bible did Jesus ( or any of His followers ) teach anyone to pray to either

Enoch or Elijah, or both. Why would they? Prayer is only addressed to God, not to holy people

of God! Pray directly to Jesus!!! No more! No less! 5. He is Eternal ( infinite, meaning, no

beginning/commencement and no terminal point/end ) and ImmutableMicah 5:2 had to

account, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah,

yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have

been from of old, from everlasting.” When the LORD Jesus ( Yahweh Shua/Yehoshua/

Yeshuwah, being God/Godkind ), took human form upon Himself, He took Joseph ( of the

house and lineage of David ), for the foster/replacement/surrogate/substitute /proxy father of

His humanity/manhood/flesh ( Luke 3:23 ). And there, in the city of David, which is

Bethlehem, inside the land of Judah, His manhood/flesh, was born as a babe ( in a manger ),

out of the womb (uterus) of the foster/replacement/surrogate/substitute/proxy mother of that

same humanity/flesh of His ( Matthew 1:18-20, 23-25 ). While Jesus’ Manhood/Humanity/

Flesh was created by His Deity/Divinity/Godhood ( John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Acts 17:24-

25 ),  in the 3rd heaven/ Paradise ( I Corinthians 15:47; John 3:31, 13; 6:51, 50 ), as a

seed”, then brought forth, implanted and fostered by God the Holy Spirit in the womb/uterus of

the “virgin” Mary ( Matthew 1:20 ), for 9 months ( prior to parturition/delivery ), His

Godhood, on the other hand, which indwelt His Manhood/Flesh, came from of old/antiquity,

i.e., from everlasting/eternity/infinity.  Habakkuk 1:12A had to declare, “Art Thou not from

everlasting,  O LORD  my God, mine Holy One?” The Apostle Paul had to emphasize in

Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever!” In other words, the

“Good” Lord Jesus is ever consistent and never changes. Why won’t He be? He is the ever

faithful God ( Deuteronomy 7:9 )! Therefore, whatever He says, is as good as done!!! He

abides forever and is always consistent in disposition/character.

We are now on the Moral Attributes of God: 1. Holiness– The psalmist had to sing in

Psalm 99:9, “Exalt/praise the LORD our God, and worship at His holy hill; for the LORD our

God is holy.” Habakkuk 1:13 reckons, “LORD,  Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and

canst not look on iniquity/sin/transgression: wherefore lookest Thou upon them that deal

treacherously/deceitfully/falsely, and holdest Thy tongue when the wicked devoureth/consumes

/destroys the man that is more righteous than he?” In effect, what the passage is saying, is that,

“The LORD Jesus cannot withstand/endure /ignore wickedness, for He is holy. He cannot

accept or neglect sin. He intently beholds those who deal deceitfully and gets displeased when

the bad destroys a man of integrity.” Peter, the Apostle had to account in I Peter 1:15-16, “But

as He ( the Lord Jesus ) which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of

conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” The LORD Jesus spoke in

Leviticus 11:44A, B & C, “… I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify/hallow/

purify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy.” Since the God we serve, the Lord Jesus

Christ, is pure and holy, He in turn, demands holiness from us, His servants.  2.

Righteousness and JusticePsalm 116:5A declares, “Gracious is the LORD & righteous.”

Psalm 145:17 points out, “The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works.”

Moses, the servant of the Lord Jesus, had to stress in Deuteronomy 32:3-4, “Because I will

publish/proclaim the name of the LORD: ascribe/attribute ye greatness unto our God. He is the

Rock ( I Corinthians 10:1-4 ). His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of

truth and without iniquity/sin, just and right is He.” The Lord Jesus Christ, being righteous and

just, demands righteousness and justice from us. 3. Lovingkindness and Mercy– The

Apostle Paul states in Romans 5:8, “… God commendeth/demonstrates His love toward us, in

that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” He had to say as well, in Ephesians 2:4-5,

“But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love, wherewith He loved us, even when we were

dead in sins, hath quickened us ( made us alive ) together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”

The psalmist had to sing, “How excellent is Thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children

of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.”- Psalm 36:7; Isaiah had to say, “I will

mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that

the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which He

hath bestowed/granted/given on them according to His mercies, and according to the multitude

of His lovingkindnesses.”- Isaiah 63:7; Jeremiah had to account what the LORD had to say,

“ But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am the

LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these

things I delight, saith the LORD.”- Jeremiah 9:24; Again, the psalmist sings, “The LORD is

merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.”- Psalm 103:8; The Apostle

Peter had to reckon, “The Lord is not slack/negligent concerning His promise, as some men

count slackness/negligence; but is longsuffering/patient to us-ward, not willing that any should

perish/suffer, but that all should come to repentance.”- II Peter 3:9; Paul the Apostle had to

say, “… despisest/hate thou the riches of God’s goodness/kindness and forbearance/self-

control and longsuffering/patience; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to

repentance?”- Romans 2:4; Let us all savor/taste and see the goodness of the Lord! His loving-

kindnesses and tender mercies, are incomparable!!!- Psalm 34:8; 4. Perfect in love– Surely,

surely, the God we have,  is a God of love! – I John 4:9-10; The once and for all sacrifice of the

sinless Manhood, of our Lord Jesus Christ, on the cross, was the highest expression/display/

demonstration, of God’s love for us. Conclusion: If God so loved us, we ought also to love one

another!!!- I John 4:11, 8, 16;

The inexhaustible grace/favor and blessings, of the Almighty, “Good” Lord God the Son, Jesus the Christ, Incarnate, Perfect Man and All in all, be upon us all, as we get to commit/devote, and subject/submit, as well as surrender/totally yield, our all, to Him.

Closing Prayer: Good Lord Jesus, thank You for all the lessons we learned today. Truly,

Your word, is a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our paths. Your words direct our footsteps,

so that our walk would be in line, with Your perfect will ( Romans 12:2 ). We come to You in

faith, believing, that You will always be there, to meet us all, exactly at the point of our need. For

true enough, they that come to You, must believe that You are there, and that You are a

rewarder of all them, that diligently seek You. You are all- knowing! You are all- powerful! You

are present everywhere, and a very present help, even in times, of trouble. You are limited by

nothing, and You are forever the same, the ever faithful God. Holiness is in Your presence, and

You are ever righteous and just, showing lovingkindness and tender mercies. And most of all,

Your love is faultless. Make us always Your people, and always be our God! All these we ask, in

Your most precious Name, Lord Jesus! Amen!!!

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