Christian Handbook

*Note: To write a Christian handbook or manual would take years, or at least months. Therefore I decided to present the four most important themes first: God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Bible. I adopt an ongoing process of developing and expanding the coverage without alphabetical order and present them item by item. The following is a simple and short composition of Christian doctrines and definitions to assist Christians to grow in the faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

1.  God:
God is the Creator and Lord of the universe. God exists by Himself before time and space. God created man and woman, Adam and Eve but they disobeyed God. To save mankind God sent His Son Jesus Christ who became Man in order to save sinners. God raised Jesus Christ from the dead and justifies anyone who believes and accept Him as His Lord and Savior.

What God is?
(A). God is Spirit - Jhn 4:24
(B). God is Light - 1Jo 1:5
(C). God is Love - 1Jo 4:8
(D). God is holy - Psa 77:13
(E). God is true - Jhn 3:33
(F). God is righteous - Dan 9:14
(G). God is the Almighty - Rev 1:8
(H). God is gracious and merciful - 2Ch 30:9
(I). God is the Everlasting Father - Isa 9:6
(J). God is the Father of lights - Jam 1:17
(K). God is ONE - Gal 3:20
(L). God is One Lord - Mar 12:29
(M). God is able - Mat 3:9
(N). God is jealous - Exd 20:5
(O). God is compassionate - Deu 4:31
(P). God is great - Job 36:26
(Q). God is a Consuming Fire - Deu 4:24
(R). God is eternal - Rom 16:26
(S). God is the Judge - Psa 75:7
(T). God is no respecter of persons - Act 10:34

Who is God?

1.  Lord God Almighty

Rev 4:8, “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within and they do not rest day and night, saying: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”

2.  JEHOVAH

Exd 6:3, “And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.”

Note: JEHOVAH in Hebrew means “the Self-Existing One.” It is interesting in the Hebrew Old Testament, you can find several of God’s names with JEHOVAH as prefixes:

  1. Jehovah Nissi  (The Lord My Banner)  -  Exd 17:15, “And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi.”

  2. Jehovah-Raah  (The Lord My Shepherd)    -      Psa 23:1, “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.”

  3. Jehovah Rapha  (The Lord Who Heals)      -      Exd 15:26, “And He said: If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the Lord, am your Healer.”

  4. Jehovah Shammah  (The Lord Is There)      -      Eze 48:35, “The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord is there.”

  5. JehovahTsidkenu  (The Lord Our Righteousness)      -      Jer 23:6, “In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is His name by which He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

  6. Jehovah Mekoddishkem  (The Lord Who Sanctifies You) -      Exd 31:13, “But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying: You shall surely observe My Sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you.”

  7. Jehovah Jireh   (The Lord Will Provide)     -      Gen 22:14, “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh; as it is said to this day: In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.”

  8. Jehovah Shalom   (The Lord Is Peace)              -      Jdg 6:24, “Then Gideon built an altar there to the Lord, and called it Jehovahshalom. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.”

  9. Jehovah Sabaoth  (The Lord of Hosts)  -      1 Sa 1:3, “This man went up from his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice to the Lord of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests of the Lord there.”

3.   The Lord God of Israel

Luk 1:68, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people.”

Note: When Jesus Christ came, the Lord God of Israel can also become the God of Gentiles (Non-Jews) by grace through faith in the Son of God. Beware those who want to take the land that God had given to Abraham and his descendants, the Lord God of Israel will fight for Zion.

4.   The Lord God Omnipotent

Rev 19:6, “And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying: Alleluia, for the Lord God Omnipotent reigns.”

5.  Lord of heaven and earth

Mat 11:25, “At that time Jesus answered and said: I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the educated and learned, and have revealed them to the untaught.”

6.  Lord Holy and True

Rev 6:10, “And they cried out with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Lord, Holy and True, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”

7.  The Living Father

Jhn 6:57, “As the Living Father has sent Me, and I (Christ) live by the Father; so he who eats Me will also live by Me.”

Note: He who eats Me means he who accepts Jesus Christ who sacrificed His body on the cross for him will have eternal life.

8.  Holy Father

Jhn 17:11, “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your own name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one, as We are.”

Note: The Catholic Church has blasphemed God by calling pope Holy Father.

9.  Heavenly Father

Mat 6:14, “For if you forgive men their misdeeds, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

10.  Righteous Father

Jhn 17:25, “O righteous Father, the world has not known You; but I have known You, and these have known that You have sent Me.”

11.  The Father of glory

Eph 1:17, “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.”

12.  The Father of spirits

Hbr 12:9, “Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh to discipline us, and we gave them respect; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?”

13.  The Father of lights

Jam 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”

14.  The Almighty God

Gen 17:1, “When Abram was ninety-nine years old; the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, I am the Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.”

15.  The Faithful God

Deu 7:9, “Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the Faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments.”

16.  The Righteous God

Psa 7:9, “O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; for the Righteous God tries the hearts and minds.”

17.  The Living God

Psa 84:2, “My soul longs and even yearns for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.”

18.  The Everlasting God

Isa 40:28, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not faint or become weary. His understanding is inscrutable.

Rom 16:26, “But now is made manifest, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the Everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith.”

Note: The word “everlasting” is interchangeable with “eternal.”

19.  The Most High God

Dan 5:21, “He (Nebuchadnezzar) was also driven away from mankind, and his heart was made like that of beasts, and his dwelling place was with the wild asses. He was given grass to eat like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven until he recognized that the Most High God is ruler over the realm of mankind, and that He appoints over it whomever He wishes.”

Note: Let white supremacists beware, they cannot conquer the world. For God rules over the kingdoms of mankind.

20.  The Only True God

Jhn 17:3, “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the Only True God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

21.  The Immortal God

Rom 1:23, “And exchanged the glory of the Immortal God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed beasts and crawling creatures.”

Note: The Scripture declares the folly of idolatry.

22.  The Invisible God

Col 1:15, “He (Christ) is the image of the Invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.”

Note: God is invisible because He is the Spirit.

23.  The Blessed God

1 Ti 1:11, “According to the glorious gospel of the Blessed God, which was committed to my trust.”

24.  The Only Wise God

1 Ti 1:17, “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the Only Wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

25.  The Great God

Tts 2:13, “Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of the Great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”

26.  The Rock of Israel

2 Sa 23:3, “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me: He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.”

Note: God is the Rock of Israel means God is the Savior and Protector of Israel. Those nations and peoples who want to eliminate Israel are enemies of God and will be wiped out by God.

27.  Shepherd of Israel

Psa 80:1, “Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!”

28.  The Creator

Rom 1:25, “For they changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”

Note: Evolution is contrary to the teaching of creation. Do not call yourself a Christian if you believe in evolution which is contrary to teaching of Jesus Christ. Fools, scientists are mere men; they cannot be wiser or more capable than God. What do scientists know? They do not even know when they are going to die!

29.  The Creator of Israel

Isa 43:15, “I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.”

Note: The Creator of Israel is also the Protector of Israel.

30.  The Creator of the ends of the earth

Isa 40:28, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not faint or become weary. His understanding is inscrutable.”

31.  The Possessor of heavens and earth

Gen 14:22, “But Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have raised my hand to the Lord, the Most High God, the Possessor of heavens (universe) and earth.” 

32.  I AM WHO I AM

Exd 3:14, “God said to Moses: I AM WHO I AM; and He said: Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.”

Note: The “I AM” of the Old Testament is the “I AM” of the New Testament. See John 6:35. The I AM WHO I AM is the greatest mystery in the universe.

33.  The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

1 Pe 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

34.  The God of all grace

1 Pe 5:10, “But may the God of all grace, who has called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.”

35.  The God of salvation

Psa 68:20, “Our God is the God of salvation; and escapes from death belong to God the Lord.”

36.  The God of justice

Mal 2:17, “You have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet you say: How have we wearied Him? In that you say: Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and He delights in them, or, Where is the God of justice?”

37.  The God of glory

Act 7:2, “And he said: Hear me, brethren and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran.”

Psa 29:3, “The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord is over many waters.”

38.  The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob

Act 7:32, “Saying: I am the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled and dared not look.”

39.  The God of the Hebrews

Exd 3:18, “They will pay attention to what you say; and you with the elders of Israel will come to the king of Egypt and you will say to him: The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. So now, please, let us go a three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.”

40.  The God of Israel

Mat 15:31, “So the crowd marveled as they saw the mute speaking, the crippled restored, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.”

41.  The Father of mercies

2 Cr 1:3, “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.”

42.  The God of all comfort

2 Cr 1:3, “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.”

43.  The Savior of all peoples

1 Ti 4:10, “For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all peoples, especially of those that believe.”

44.  The King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible

1 Ti 1:17, “Now to the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, the Only Wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

45.  The Redeemer of Israel

Isa 49:7, “Thus says the Lord: the Redeemer of Israel, their Holy One, to Him whom man despises, to Him whom the nation abhors, to the Servant of rulers; kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel; and He has chosen You.”

46.  The Hope of Israel

Jer 17:13, “O Lord, the Hope of Israel, all who forsake You will be put to shame. Those who turn away from You will be written in the dust, because they have forsaken the Lord, the Fountain of Living Waters.”

Note: No nation or people can destroy Israel because God is the Hope of Israel. The hope of Israel does not lie in the power of the United States. The U.S. may vanish, but the Hope of Israel remains.

47.  The Glory of Israel

1Sa 15:29, “Also the Glory of Israel will not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man that He should change His mind.”

Note: Man changes his mind because he may discover something that he did not know before. God knows the end from the beginning; so He has no reason to change His mind.

48.  The Fountain of Living Waters

Jer 17:13, “O Lord, the Hope of Israel, all who forsake You will be put to shame. Those who turn away from You will be written down in the dust, because they have forsaken the Lord, the Fountain of Living Waters.”

49.  The Seat of Justice

Jer 50:7, “All who found them have devoured them; and their adversaries said: We have not offended, because they have sinned against the Lord who is the Seat of Justice, even the Lord, the hope of their fathers.”

50.  The Awesome One

Psa 76:11, “Make vows to the Lord your God, and fulfill them. Let everyone bring tribute to the Awesome One.”

51.  God Merciful and Gracious

Psa 86:15, “But You, O Lord, are a God Merciful and Gracious, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.”

52.  The Everlasting King

Jer 10:10, “But the Lord is the true God; He is the Living God and the Everlasting King. At His wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure His indignation.”

53.  The Majesty on High

Hbr 1:3, “Who being the Brightness of His Glory, and the Express Image of His Person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on High.”

Note: The names of God are very important because no one else can use them as his own. God reveals Himself in the Scriptures through His myriad names. The meanings behind God’s names reflect His central character, attribute, and nature. The English translations of God’s names cannot and do not fully convey the meanings in original Hebrew and Greek. The names of God listed above are representative and comprehensive, but not exhaustive. It is informative and instructive to take God’s names as they are. 

What to do with God?
(A). Obey, Deu 27:10, Jhn 3:36, Act 5:29
(B). Believe in, Jhn 14:1
(C). Turn to, Act 26:20
(D). Seek, Psa 69:32
(E). Call on, Psa 55:16
(F). Fear, Ecc 12:13
(G). Yield to, Rom 6:13
(H). Pray to, 2Cr 13:7
(I). Cry to, Psa 57:2
(J). Confess to, Rom 14:11
(K). Praise, Psa 150:1
(L). Please, 1Th 4:1
(M). Sing to, Psa 68:4
(N). Magnify, Act 10:46
(O). Worship, Rev 19:10   
(P). Glorify, Rom 15:6
(Q). Serve, Hbr 12:28
(R). Love, Rom 8:28
(S). Hope in, Psa 78:7
(T). Trust in, 2Cr 1:9

2.    Jesus Christ:
Mat 1:1,“The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham”

Jesus is the Jewish Messiah; according to His humanity, He was the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Mat 1:21,“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
Jesus in Greek is Iēsous which means Jehovah is salvation; the Son of God, the Savior of mankind, God incarnate; - it occurs 914 times in the New American Standard Bible (NASB). “Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king,” (Mat 2:1).
Mat 16:16, “Simon Peter answered: You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Christ in Greek is Christos which means anointed, the anointed of God, the Messiah, the Son of God; - it occurs 531
times in the New Testament.
Mar 1:1,“The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
Jesus Christ is the beginning of the Gospel.
Luk 1:35, “The angel answered and said to her: The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.”
The Son of God is the exclusive title of Jesus indicating His divinity. Unlike all prophets and servants of God,
Jhn 8:23, “And He was saying to them: You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this
world.”
1Ti 1:15, “It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save
sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.”
Jesus Christ came down from Heaven to save sinners, although He also taught, performed miracles, healed the sick, and cast out demons.
Jhn 10:30,“I and My Father are one.”
What does it mean that the Father and Son are ONE? Thy mystery of all mysteries, the Father and the Son are ONE. The Son is in the Father, and the Father is in the Son.
Jhn 14:6-7, “Jesus said to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”
Jesus is the Way to God, this is the Truth, and to believe in Jesus is to receive life.
1Cr 15:3-4, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according
to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”
This is the core of Christianity: Jesus Christ died for our sins, buried, and raised from the dead by the power of God.
Jesus ascended to Heaven to prepare a place for us and He is coming again as the King of kings and Lord of lords to reign with the saints for eternity.
The following Scriptures sum up the history of Jesus’ mission on earth:
1Ti 3:16, “By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness:
He who was revealed in the flesh,
Was vindicated in the Spirit,
Seen by angels,
Proclaimed among the nations,
Believed on in the world,
Taken up in glory.”

Jesus' dual nature:

A. Humanity 

Luk 2:21,“And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.”

Luk 2:52,“And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”

Note: The Child Jesus kept growing indicates His humanity. This is a model of child development: grow in wisdom (intellectual and moral) and stature (physical), and in favor with God (spiritual) and men (social). 

Jhn 4:6,“Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.”

Note: The fact that Jesus was thirsty, hungry and tired, etc. prove He was human. The big difference is the fact Jesus was both human and divine.

Luk 23:46,“And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said: Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit. Having said this, He breathed His last.”

Note: Jesus died a physical death for the sins of the world. 

B.  Divinity 

1Cr 10:4,“And all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.”

Note: The Rock was Christ, upon the Rock revealed by the Father that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God – Jesus builds His church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. This Scripture is often misquoted by Catholics to refer to Peter; Peter was only a stone, not the Rock. The church of Jesus Christ could not be built on a man who denied Jesus three times. Jesus builds His church on the rock solid revelation of God that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah), the Son of the living God. The divinity of Jesus is the foundation of the church.

Mar 1:1,“The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”

Note: Jesus, the Son of God, is the beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no Gospel outside of Jesus.

Luk 3:21-22,“When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said: You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”

Note: God and the Holy Spirit testified for Jesus the Son of God.  

1Ti 3:16, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."

Note: Jesus was God manifest in the flesh, the true God and true Man, the perfect God and perfect Man.

Jesus’ threefold ministry

A.   Prophet-Messiah.

Mat 1:16, "Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah."

Note: As the Word of God says, Jesus was unlike all other prophets. When Jesus spoke, God spoke. All other prophets spoke for God, and spoke what God spoke using the famous formula: Thus says the Lord.

The term “Messiah” is the translation of the Hebrew term mashiyach, which is derived from the verb masah, meaning to smear or anoint. When grease or oil was applied to objects by Israelites and non-Israelites, they were said to be anointed. The term “Messiah” is not used to refer to “anointed” objects that were designated and consecrated for specific purposes but to persons only. Persons who were anointed had been elected, designated, appointed, given authority, qualified, and equipped for specific offices and tasks related to these. The Messianic concept also has a wider dimension than the royal, priestly, and/or prophetic person. Included in this wider view are the characteristics, tasks, goals, means, missions and consequences of the Messianic person. Isaiah was the prophet of Messianic gospel in the Old Testament and his prophetic proclamations are of great significance.

Isa 7:14,“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”

Note: Immanuel in Hebrew is `Immanuw'el which means "God with us" or "with us is God", the prophetic name of the Messiah; - it occurs only twice in the Old Testament.

The following Scripture sums up the ministry of Jesus as the Prophet:

Luk 24:19,“And He said to them: What things? So they said to Him: The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people.”

Jesus was the Prophet unlike all prophets. All prophets spoke what God told them to speak. When Jesus speaks, God speaks. Jesus is the Word of God. Jesus is the Messiah because He was sent by God to become the Savior of the world. What Moses and all prophets could not do, Jesus came to save sinners.

B.   Priest.

Hbr 2:17-18,“Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.”

Note: High Priest in Greek is archiereus which means chief priest, used of Christ because by undergoing a bloody death on the cross He offered Himself as an expiatory sacrifice to God, and has entered into the heavenly sanctuary where He continually intercedes on behalf of believers; - it occurs 123 times in the New Testament. The chief duty of the high priest was, once a year on the day of atonement, to enter the Holy of holies (from which other priest were excluded) and offer sacrifice for his own sins and the sins of the people. Make atonement in Greek is hilaskomai which means to become propitious, expiate, make reconciliation, make propitiation for; - it occurs only twice in the New Testament.

Hbr 4:15,“For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.”

Note: From Aaron down, all human priests have their own sins; only Jesus the High Priest is without sin. Catholic priests have sins too; it is a folly to confess sins to people who are as sinful as we are.

Hbr 7:26-27,“For it was fitting for us to have such a High Priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.”

Note: Jesus the High Priest is unlike those high priests who had to offer up sacrifices for their own sins and then for the sins of the people. 

C.  King.

Mat 19:28,“Jesus said to them: I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

Note: Jesus was born in the time of Herod king of Judea (Mat 2:1; Luk 1:5) and Caesar Augustus who reigned over the Roman world (Luk 2:1), Magi from the East came to Jerusalem looking for “the one who has been born King of the Jews” (Mat 2:2).

After Jesus fed the 5,000, the crowd wanted to force Him to become their king (Jhn 6:15). Jesus entered Jerusalem like a King, riding on the colt of a donkey (Mat 21:5; Luk 19:38; Jhn 12:13,15; cf. Zec 9:9). The governor Pilate asked Jesus: “Are you the king of the Jews?” To which Jesus answered: “Yes, it is as you say”(Mar 15:2). Throughout the New Testament Jesus is described as the Son of David, the King.

After receiving the divine anointing at His baptism ( Mark 1:9-11 ), Jesus begins to proclaim the inauguration of the Kingdom in Galilee:

Mar 1:15,“And saying: The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” This becomes the central theme in all that Jesus preaches, and He defines its nature in response to Pilate. 

Jhn 18:36,“Jesus answered: My Kingdom is not of this world. If My Kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be handed over to the Jews; but now My Kingdom is not from here.” The disciples, however, misunderstood the nature of the Kingdom to the day of crucifixion. Although the Kingdom is not a political, temporal or visible kingdom; it is eschatological and will be consummated when Jesus returns with power and glory to reign with the saints.

Jhn 1:48-49,“Nathanael said to Him: How do You know me? Jesus answered and said to him: Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you. Nathanael answered Him: Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.”  

Rev 17:14,“These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”

Note: Jesus is the Lord of lords and King of kings who will overcome Satan and his agents. The Kingdom of God is not democracy that serves 1 percent at the expense of 99 percent. The Kingdom of God is absolute theocracy with absolute justice and joy.

Who is Jesus Christ?

1.  The Son of God

1 Jo 3:8, “He who commits sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God appeared so that He might destroy the works of the devil.”

2.  The Word of God

Rev 19:13, “He (Christ) was clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called The Word of God.”

Note: Word in Greek is logos which means the Divine reason or expression; - it occurs 334 times in the New Testament; used by the Apostle John to denote the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal Wisdom and Power in union with God, His ministry in creation and government of the universe, the cause and upholder of all the world's life both physical and moral, which for the procurement of man's salvation put on human nature in the person of Jesus the Messiah, the second person in the Godhead, and enlightened the world conspicuously from His words and deeds.

3.  The Word of Life

1 Jo 1:1, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life.” 

4.  The Mighty God

Isa 9:6, “For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder. His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.”

Note: It is not only Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, He is the MIghty God.

5.  The Everlasting Father

Isa 9:6, “For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder. His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.”

How the Son of God is also the Everlasting Father is beyond human comprehension. But believe what Jesus says about Himself, Jhn 10:27-30,“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are ONE.”

6.  The Prince of Peace

Isa 9:6, “For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder. His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.”

7.  The Savior of the world

Jhn 4:42, “And said to the woman: Now we believe, not because of your saying; for we have heard Him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”

1 Jo 4:14, “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.” 

8.  The Lamb of God

Jhn 1:29, “The next day John saw Jesus coming to him and said, Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

Note: Jesus Christ died for sinners on the cross as the Lamb of God sacrificed to redeem mankind and save them from their sins and penalty of sins.

9.  The True God

1Jo 5:20, “And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.”

Note: Jesus Christ is the true God, to believe in Him is to have eternal life.

10.  The Good Shepherd

Jhn 10:11, “I am the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.”

Note: Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd, and Christians are His sheep.

11.  That Great Shepherd

Hbr 13:20, “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that Great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.”

12.  The Chief Shepherd

1 Pe 5:4, “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.”

Note: Jesus Christ is the Chief Shepherd means Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, not the pope or anyone else.

13.  The Shepherd and Guardian of our souls

1 Pe 2:25, “For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.”

Note: Since Jesus Christ is the Guardian of our souls, we have eternal security, the devil is not able to harm us.

14.  The Image of God

2 Cr 4:4, “In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the Image of God, should shine on them.”  

15.  The Brightness of His Glory

Hbr 1:3, “Who being the Brightness of His Glory, and the Express Image of His Person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

16.  The Sun of Righteousness

Mal 4:2, “But for you who fear My name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.”  

17.   Mediator between God and men

1 Ti 2:5, “For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

Note: Mary is not the mediator between God and men, Jesus Christ is the Mediator. Come to Jesus and be saved.

18.  Christ Jesus the Lord

2Cr 4:5, “For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake.” 

19.  Christ the Power of God

1 Cr 1:24, “But to them who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the Power of God, and the Wisdom of God.”

20.  Christ the Wisdom of God  

1 Cr 1:24, “But to them who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the Power of God, and the Wisdom of God.”

21.  The Lord of Glory

1 Cr 2:8, “Which none of the princes of this world knew; for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory.”  

22.  The Messiah

Jhn 1:41, “He found first his own brother Simon and said to him: We have found the Messiah (which translated means Christ).” 

23.  The Head of the Church

Eph 5:23, “For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the Head of the Church, His body, of which He is the Savior.”

Note: Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, not the pope, not anyone else. 

24.  God Blessed Forever

Rom 9:5, “Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.”  

25.  The Blessed and Only Sovereign God

1Ti 6:15, “Which He (Christ) will manifest in His own time, He who is the Blessed and Only Sovereign God, the King of kings and Lord of lords.” 

26.  The Holy and Righteous One

Act 3:14, “But you denied the Holy and Righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you.”  

27.  The Light of the world

Jhn 8:12, “Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying: I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."

28.  KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS

Rev 19:16, “And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written: KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

The kingdoms of the world will soon become the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.  

What to do with Jesus Christ? 

(A). Believe, Jhn 1:12, Jhn 6:29, Jhn 8:24, Jhn 14:1, Jhn 20:31, Act 8:37, Act 11:17, 1Jo 3:23, 1Jo 5:1
(B). Know, Jhn 17:3, 1Cr 2:2, 2Cr 8:9, 2Pe 1:8, 2Pe 3:18, Phl 3:8
(C). Receive, Col 2:6
(D). Confess, Mat 10:32, Rom 10:9, Phl 2:11, 1Jo 4:2
(E). Trust in, Phl 2:24, Hbr 2:13
(F). Entrust to, 2Ti 1:12
(G). Worship, Mat 14:33, Mat 28:9, Jhn 9:38, Hbr 1:6, Rev 13:8
(H). Bow, Mat 15:25, Phl 2:10
(I). Obey, Mat 8:27, Mar 1:27, Luk 8:25, Jhn 3:36, Hbr 5:9, 1Pe 1:2
(J). Pray to, Act 8:24, Jam 5:14
(K). Praise, Rom 15:11, Eph 1:12
(L). Serve, Col 3:24, Rev 22:3
(M). Glorify, Jhn 16:14, Jhn 17:1, Jhn 17:5, Rom 15:6
(N). Exult, Rom 5:11
(O). Put on, Rom 13:14
(P). Call on, 1Cr 1:2
(Q). Preach, Rom 16:25, 2Cr 4:5
(R). Fellowship, 1Cr 1:9, 1Jo 1:3
(S). Love, Eph 6:24
(T). Thank, 1Ti 1:12, Eph 5:20
(U). Wait for, Phl 3:20, Jud 1:21
(V). Hope in, 1Th 1:3
(W). Remember, 2Ti 2:8
(X). Acknowledge, 2Jo 1:7
(Y). Belong to, Gal 5:24
(Z). Sing the song of the Lamb, Rev 15:3

3.  The Holy Spirit:
The Promise sent by Jesus Christ, to be the sole Representative of Christ on earth.
Luk 24:49,“And behold, I am sending forth the Promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you
are clothed with Power from on high.”
Jesus calls the Holy Spirit the Promise of His Father. Jesus also defines the Holy Spirit as the Power from on high.

Who is the Holy Spirit?

1.   The Spirit of God.

Gen 1:2,“The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”

Note: This is the first time the word Spirit’occurs in the Bible. The Hebrew word for Spirit is ruwach which means wind, breath, mind, breath of the living; the breath of God, the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son; - it occurs 378 in the Old Testament.

Gen 2:7,“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”

Note: The spirit of man was formed by the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is the divine power, like the wind and the breath, cannot be perceived. Jesus explains, Jhn 3:8,“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.”

The Greek word for Spirit is pneuma which means the third Person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son; sometimes referred to the personality and character of the Holy Spirit; sometimes referred to the work and power of the Holy Spirit; - it occurs 385 times in the New Testament. The word pneumatology is derived from the Greek word.

Mat 3:16,“When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.”

2.   The Spirit of Christ.

1Pe 1:11,“Searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.”

Note: The Spirit of Christ was to obey the will of God even to the point of death. Christ suffered in order to save sinners and He was exalted in glories.

3.   The eternal Spirit.

Hbr 9:14,“How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

Note: The blood of Christ through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God; cleanses our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

4.   The Breath of the Almighty.

Job 33:4,“The Spirit of God has made me, and the Breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

Note: The Breath of the Almighty is the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God gives believers new life, eternal life. Human life is only a breath, when God takes away the breath, the man is dead.

5.   The Spirit of life.

Gen 7:22,“All in whose nostrils was the breath of the Spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died.”

Rom 8:2,“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”

Jhn 6:63,“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.”

Note: The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of life because it is the Spirit who gives life. Jhn 3:5-6,“Jesus answered: Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

Tts 3:5,“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.”

Note: Although the triune God works together as One, it is helpful to understand that creation was the work of God, redemption the work of Jesus Christ, and regeneration the work of the Holy Spirit.

6.   The Spirit of truth.

Jhn 14:17,“The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”

Jhn 16:13,“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”

Note: Historically and formally, the Holy Spirit came at the Pentecost. You often hear some uninformed preachers even today pray for the Spirit to come, that is a wrong prayer. Just as the Jews are still waiting for the coming of the Messiah although the Messiah had come and will come again to reign with the saints.

7.   The Spirit of wisdom and understanding.

Isa 11:2,“The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.”

8.   The Spirit of counsel and might.

Isa 11:2,“The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.”

9.   The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

Isa 11:2,“The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.”

Note: The Spirit of the Lord rested on Christ without measure.

10.   The Spirit of judgment.

Isa 4:4,“When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the Spirit of judgment and by the Spirit of burning.”

11.   The Spirit of grace and supplication.

Zec 12:10,“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”

12.   The Spirit of the Lord.

Jdg 3:10,“The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war, and the LORD delivered Cushan-Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed over Cushan-Rishathaim.”

Note: In the Old Testament the Spirit of the Lord often manifested in physical strength. The Holy Spirit is God in action. Another illustration is the case of Samson.

Jdg 14:5-6,“So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Now to his surprise, a young lion came roaring against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.”

Luk 4:18,“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.”

Note: In the New Testament the Spirit of the Lord anointed Jesus Christ and apostles to preach the Gospel, to heal the sick, to open the eyes of the blind, even to raise the dead, and to perform miracles for the glory of God. During and after the Pentecost, the Holy Spirit empowered apostles and disciples to proclaim the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ everywhere. Thus the fullness of the Holy Spirit is neither for speaking in tongues nor for showing the spiritual status of a person, but for witnessing of Jesus Christ the Savior of the world in winning souls.

13.   The Spirit of holiness.

Rom 1:4,“And declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.”

Note: The Son of God was raised from the dead by the power of the Spirit of holiness. The redemptive work of Christ was the work of holiness.

14.   The Spirit of adoption.

Rom 8:15,“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out: Abba, Father.”

Note: The Greek word for adoption is huiothesia which means the nature and condition of the true disciples in Christ, who by receiving the Spirit of God into their souls become sons of God. What a glorious right given to those who believe in Jesus Christ, to be adopted as children of God.

15.   The Spirit of the living God.

2Cr 3:3,“Clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.”

Note: The Spirit of the living God writes the Word of God in the heart of believers.

16.   The Spirit of His Son.

Gal 4:6,“And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out: Abba, Father!”

Note: Just as Jesus Christ is the Son of God, all believers are sons of God, and through the Spirit of His Son we may cry out to God, Abba, Father.

17.   The Spirit of wisdom and revelation.

Eph 1:17,“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.”

Note: In the things of the world, you can obtain knowledge by study, research, experiment and finding. All these human and scientific efforts are useless in obtaining the knowledge of God. To have the knowledge of God you need the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. Unbelieving scientists and scholars therefore cannot have the knowledge of God because they do not have the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. Christianity is the revealed religion, not a man-made religion based on human traditions and teachings.

Eph 3:5,“Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets.”

Note: The truth in Jesus Christ was not made known to the sons of men (humankind) in ages past, as it has been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets. The Scriptures were written by the holy apostles and prophets from Moses to John as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit.

18.   The Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Phl 1:19,“For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.”

Note: The Spirit of Jesus Christ supplies the saints with deliverance.

19.   The Spirit of grace.

Hbr 10:29,“Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?”

Note: Those who have denied the Son of God is like trampling Him underfoot, and those who have trampled the Son of God underfoot insulted the Spirit of grace. Today is the dispensation of grace; you may repent and be saved. The time is coming the dispensation of grace will be ended when Jesus Christ returns the second time to judge the world.

20.   The Spirit of glory.

1Pe 4:14,“If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.”

Note: If you suffer reproach for the name of Christ, the Spirit of glory rests upon you. The wicked may insult you and shame you because of Christ, but do you know the Spirit of glory is upon you.

21.   The Spirit of prophecy.

2Sa 23:2,“The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and His Word was on my tongue.”

Rev 19:10,“And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me: See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy.”

Note: All Biblical prophecies, those that had been fulfilled and those that are going to be fulfilled, were given by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of prophecy. The Spirit of prophecy came into the world for the testimony of Jesus Christ. For the testimony of Jesus Christ is the Spirit of prophecy. Evil spirits cannot prophesy because they do not know the things to come. False prophets repeatedly predicted the dates of Jesus second coming and failed every time and will fail all the time.

22.   The Holy Spirit of promise.

Eph 1:13,“In Him you also trusted, after you heard the Word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.”

Note: The Holy Spirit of promise is the Spirit God promised to His children. Once you are saved, you are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

23.   The Holy Spirit of God.

Eph 4:30,“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”

Note: To disobey God is to grieve the Holy Spirit.

24.   The Spirit of the Holy God.

Dan 5:11, “There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and King Nebuchadnezzar your father--your father the king--made him chief of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers.”

Note: The queen of King Belshazzar was wise and she knew that Daniel had the Spirit of the Holy God; for that reason light and understanding and wisdom were found in him.

25.   The Comforter.

Jhn 14:26,“But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

Note: The Greek word for comforter is paraklētos which means one who pleads another's cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate; one who pleads another's cause with one, an intercessor; helper; - it occurs 5 times in the New Testament. It is interesting to notice that Jesus Christ came in the name of God. The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father in the name of Christ. Jesus Christ came to reveal the Father. The Holy Spirit came to testify for Christ. After Christ’s ascension to the Father, the Holy Spirit was sent to take the place of Christ, to lead the apostles to a deeper knowledge of the Gospel truth, and to give them the divine strength to undergo persecutions and endure trials and hardships for the Kingdom of God. Thus the Holy Spirit is the sole Representative of Christ on earth; not the pope or anyone else. The Greek word for teach is didaskō which means to hold discourse with others in order to instruct them, deliver didactic discourses; to impart instruction, instill doctrine into one, explain or expound a thing; - it occurs 97 times in the New Testament.

How can one receive the Holy Spirit?
Jhn 3:3,“Jesus answered and said to him: Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
When you repent of your sins and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit will enter into you
and give you a new life.
Gal 3:14, “In order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
Believers receive the Holy Spirit through faith in Christ.
Jhn 14:26,“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and
bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
This explains why unbelieving scientists and scholars cannot and do not understand spiritual things, because they do not have the Holy Spirit.
Jhn 16:13,“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His
own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.”
The Holy Spirit guides believers into all the truth. No man can by his own intelligence grasp the ultimate truth in
Jesus Christ.
Rom 8:9,“However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone
does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.”
Rom 8:14, “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
Rom 8:16,“The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God.”
Hundreds of millions of church members in the world do not know whether they are saved or not. The Scriptures cited above make it clear. If the Spirit of God dwells in you, you are children of God. If you do not have the Spirit of Christ, you do not belong to Him. If you have the Spirit of God, you are led by the Spirit of God. If the Spirit testifies with your spirit that you are children of God, you are indeed saved. That is the only proof.

What to do with the Holy Spirit?
(A). Born of, Jhn 3:5, Jhn 3:6
(B). Baptized with, Mat 3:11, Mar 1:8, Luk 3:16
(C). Receive, Jhn 20:22, Act 1:8, Act 2:38, Act 8:15, Act 8:17, Act 10:47, Act 19:2
(D). Know, 1Jo 4:2, 1Jo 4:6
(E). Filled with, Act 2:4, Act 4:8, Act 4:31, Act 7:55, Act 9:17, Eph 5:18
(F). Sanctified by, Rom 15:16, 2Th 2:13, 1Pe 1:2
(G). Sealed with, Eph 1:13
(H). Grieve not, Eph 4:30
(I). Renewed by, Tts 3:5
(J). Renewed in, Eph 4:23
(K). Partake, Hbr 6:4
(L). Pray in, Jud 1:20
(M). Led by, Mat 4:1, Rom 8:14, Gal 5:18  
(N). Dwell in, Rom 8:9, Rom 8:11, 1Cr 3:16, Eph 2:22
(O). Taught by, 1Cr 2:13
(P). Sing with, 1Cr 14:15
(Q). Begun by, Gal 3:3
(R). Walk by, Gal 5:16
(S). Live by, Gal 5:25
(T). Sow to, Gal 6:8
(U). Fellowship, Phl 2:1, 2Cr 13:14
(V). Worship in, Phl 3:3
(W). Quench not, 1Th 5:19
(X). Made alive in, 1Pe 3:18
(Y). Live in, 1Pe 4:6
(Z). Hear, Rev 2:11, Rev 2:17, Rev 2:29, Rev 3:6, Rev 3:13, Rev 3:22

4.    The Holy Bible:
The Holy Bible is the Book of Christianity, composed of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is made of 39 books, from Genesis to Malachi. The New Testament is made of 27 books, from the Gospel of Matthew to the Revelation. Thus the Bible is made of 66 books. The Holy Bible is the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, written by prophets and holy apostles, the infallible and ultimate. The Word of God is also called Holy Scriptures.
Rom 1:2,“Which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures.”
There is consequence when people do not understand the Scriptures.
Mat 22:29,“But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.”
People err because they do not understand the Scriptures or the power of God.  If you understand the Scriptures and the power of God, no false prophet or false teacher can mislead you. For example, if you are a Christian, you cannot believe in scientific myth called evolution. If you know the Scriptures and the power of God, you believe in creation. For Jesus Christ confirms the creation, 

Mar 10:6,“But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.” 

If you believe in evolution, you invalidate the words of Jesus Christ. Do not pretend to be what you are not. If you are an unbeliever because you are not a sheep of Jesus Christ.
2Ti 3:16-17,“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in
righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
Inspired by God in Greek is theopneustos which means God-breathed, the contents of the Scriptures are originated from God; - it occurs only once in the New Testament. No human books are inspired by the Holy Spirit.

What is the nature of the Word of God?
(A). The Word of God is settled in Heaven, Psa 119:89
(B). The Word of God is a light to my path, Psa 119:105
(C). The Word of God is very pure, Psa 119:140
(D). The Word of God is truth, Psa 119:160, Jhn 17:17
(E). The Word of God is the power of God, 1Cr 1:18
(F). The Word of God is the Sword of the Spirit, Eph 6:17
(G). The Word of God is not imprisoned, 2Ti 2:9
(H). The Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, Hbr 4:12
(I). The Word of God is imperishable and enduring, 1Pe 1:23

What to do with the Word of God?
(A). Listen, Hsa 4:1, 1Ki 12:24, Jer 42:15, Eze 6:3
(B). Hear, Mat 13:23, Isa 30:21, Isa 66:5, Jer 9:20, Jer 22:2
(C). Believe, Jhn 4:50
(D). Receive, Jam 1:21
(E). Remember, Jhn 15:20
(F). Pay attention, 2Pe 1:19
(G). Be a doer, Jam 1:23
(H). Keep, Rev 3:8, Rev 3:10, Psa 119:17, Psa 119:67
(I). Treasure, Psa 119:11
(J). Forget not, Psa 119:16
(K). Trust in, Psa 119:42
(L). Wait for, Psa 119:74, Psa 119:81
(M). Meditate on, Psa 119:148
(N). Rejoice at, Psa 119:162
(O). Sing of, Psa 119:172
(P). Speak with all confidence, Act 4:29
(0). Preach, 2Ti 4:2

How to study the Bible?
To study the Bible, you need to search and meditate. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide and enlighten you. This is my
experience that I want to share with you. Study the Gospel of John first 3 times, then study the Book of Romans 3 times, after that begin with the Gospel of Matthew through Revelation. Then study from Genesis to Revelation. A professor gave me an advice when I was very young: Study the Gospel of John 100 times and study the Book of Romans 100 times.

5.  First and Second Epistle of Peter describe Christian Duties and Responsibilities

1 Peter

obey Jesus Christ,  1:2

greatly rejoice,  1:6

love Him,  1:8

believe in Him,  1:8

greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,  1:8

prepare your minds for action,  1:13

keep sober in spirit, 1:13

fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ,  1:13

do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,  1:14

be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;  1:15

conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;  1:17

fervently love one another from the heart,  1:22

put aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,  2:1

long for the pure milk of the word,  2:2

grow in respect to salvation,  2:2

offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ,  2:5

proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;  2:9

abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul,  2:11

Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, 2:12

Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, 2:13

do right,  2:14

silence the ignorance of foolish men,  2:15

do not use your freedom as a covering for evil,  2:16

Honor all people, 2:17

love the brotherhood, 2:17

fear God, 2:17

honor the king,  2:17

be submissive to your masters with all respect, 2:18

bear up under sorrows when suffering unjustly, 2:19

do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it,  2:20

follow in His steps,  2:21

die to sin and live to righteousness,  2:24

be submissive to your own husbands,  3:1

be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit,  3:4

hope in God,  3:5

do what is right without being frightened by any fear;  3:6

live with your wives in an understanding way,  3:7

show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered,  3:7

be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;  3:8

give a blessing instead;  3:9

TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; 3:11

SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT, 3:11

prove zealous for what is good,  3:13

suffer for the sake of righteousness,  3:14

DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED, 3:14

sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts,  3:15

make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you,  3:15

keep a good conscience,  3:16

suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong,  3:17

arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,  4:1

live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God,  4:2

be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer,  4:7

keep fervent in your love for one another,  4:8

Be hospitable to one another without complaint, 4:8

share the sufferings of Christ,  4:13

keep on rejoicing,  4:13

Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler; 4:15

suffer according to the will of God,  4:19

shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;  5:2

be subject to your elders;  5:5 

clothe yourselves with humility toward one another,  5:5

humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God,  5:6

cast all your anxiety on Him,  5:7

Be of sober spirit, 5:8

be on the alert,  5:8

resist the devil,  5:9 

firm in your faith, 5:9

Stand firm in the true grace of God!  5:12

Greet one another with a kiss of love, 5:14

2 Peter

apply all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love,  1:5,6,7

be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you;  1:10

call these things to mind.  1:15

do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts,  1:19

know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation,  1:20

remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles,  3:2

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, 3:3

do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day,  3:8

what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God,  3:11,12

we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells,  3:13

be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,  3:14

regard the patience of our Lord as salvation,  3:15

be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,  3:17

grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,  3:18



September 17, 2017
Willie Wong

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