Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Do Not Be Led Astray

Exodus 3:14-15  The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. (NKJV)


14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’
Matthew 6:9 (NKJV)
 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

Acts 4:10-12 (NKJV)

10                 Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’[Psalm 118:22] 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Isaiah 63:16 (NKJV)

16 Doubtless You are our Father, though Abraham was ignorant of us, and Israel does not acknowledge us. You, O Lord, are our Father; our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name.

Revelation 14:1 (NKJV)

14 Then I looked, and behold, a[a] Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having[b] His Father’s name written on their foreheads.

Matthew 18:12 (NKJV)

12 “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?

1 Peter 2:25 (NKJV)

25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer[a] of your souls.

John 1:1-5 (NKJV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend[a] it.

John 1:9-14 (NKJV)

That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.[a]
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own,[b] and His own[c] did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word became 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 8:58 (NKJV)

58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

John 10:30 (NKJV)

30 I and My Father are one.”

Matthew 24:5 (NKJV)

For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
My Comments: This week in our body of the Church we are putting  on our very first Vacation Bible School or VBS and it is a Spy Academy one showing that the Lord God is one and is three persons in One God. Before, in this blog, I have done a partial study of some of the names of God that He calls Himself and that He was called in the Bible. This study is rather a study in part, showing that He is one, who He calls Himself and to not be led astray by those who call themselves god.
There are many religions that claim to have a god. They have many names for the god or gods they have yet God the Father says He is the One True God. When we study the Bible or His Word we see throughout the Bible where He shows Himself to be three persons in the One True God., God the Father, God the Son or Jesus the Christ, and God the Holy Spirit.
I have always believed these truths yet did not fully understand the persons of God the Son or God the Holy Spirit. From my earliest recollections I remember talking to and knowing God the Father was real and close by. It was a comforting thought and feeling through the pain and trials of my early years and first marriage which would have been a too heavy burden had I not known Him. Do not get me wrong. I knew who Jesus was and I even knew who the Holy Spirit was or let me say I knew what they were, a part of the Three in One or a part of God. At least that is the way I understood the concept. And concept is what it was in my mind. Because of that I was led astray.
I joined a Catholic Cult (it was out of the mainstream of that religion) that believed in automatic writing and we believed that Jesus, Mary and Angels wrote through a women’s pen. We believed in praying to and through Mary, Angels and people who had died like saints and loved ones. We believed in infant Baptism and praying in front of statues and icons similar to the way I was raised in the Russian Greek Orthodox Church . We read the Douay Rheims version of the Bible which has 8 books added that should not be added. So with all of that I was going further astray from the true Word of God.
It was through the love of God that I learned the truth of the Word of God and while still in the Cult, Soldiers of the Eucharist, I heard about being Born Again (John 3:3), as Christ told Nicodemus in John 3:5 “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God and That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” I accepted Jesus then and there as my Savior and Redeemer and accepted the Sacrifice of His Blood on the Cross to redeem me from my sin and right then and there became a Child of God. Having done this I was filled with the Holy Spirit who is the third person of God and my life has been changed forevermore.
I pray it may be so for all who study His Word and read this blog.
Abba Father, give understanding to all who read Your Word and desire knowledge even if they are reading a version of the word that is not true. Take away the untruths and replace them with Your Truth. Open their hearts to Your and Your Word. Lead them to the Lord Jesus and when they accept His Sacrifice fill them with Your Holy Spirit so they will come to know, glorify and understand who You are knowing we will never totally understand all there is to know about You. In Jesus precious and Holy name in union with the Holy Spirit I pray. Amen


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