came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.” (Joh16:27-28)
The Apostle John also tells us some wonderful things about God in his first letter, chapter 4, verses 8through 18:
God is love....
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his loveis perfected in us....
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he thatdwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him....
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” (1Jo 4:8-18)
What is love like? Paul explains in his first letter to the Corinthians, chapter 13, verses 4 through 8:“4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it isnot self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Lovenever fails.” (1CO 13:4-8 NIV)One day the Lord talked to Jeremiah the prophet. Jeremiah tells us their conversation in chapter 32 andverses 27 and 17:
the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” (Jer 32:27)“Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm,
there is nothing too hard for thee:” (Jer 32:17)
Jesus illustrated how much God knows and cares about each of us in Matthew 10: verses 29 to 31:
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father [knowing].
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more valuethan many sparrows.” (Mt 10:29-31)
What did Moses tell us about God in Deuteronomy 6 verse 4?
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God
one LORD:” (De 6:4)
Many people then think, without studying further, that only God the Father is God. But what did our Redeemer say in Isaiah 48:16 and 17?
Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that itwas, there
I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer,the Holy One of Israel; I
the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way
thou shouldest go.” (Isa 48:16-17)
The Apostle John explains more in his first letter, chapter 5 and verses 7 and 8:
There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree inone.” (1Jo 5:7-8)
The Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost all work together as one God because they always agree inone. The Word is another name for Jesus as we learn in the gospel of John, chapter 1, verses 1 to 3 and14:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
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