We need not understand why God is the Almighty One, or how He came to be, so long as we accept He is capable of doing anything and everything, otherwise He is not God. Stated another way, in order for anyone to come to know God’s will for them individually in purpose before Him, and then be able to do it, they must accept God is supreme and Almighty, otherwise He is not God so what's the point. ...for he that cometh to God must believe that he is… Hebrews 11:6. On this basis, His purpose is according to His will, and His desires are the love of God as He is God, and God is love. …God is love. 1 John 4:8 and 16.
He reveals Himself to us as He wills–according to His will, not ours. Therefore, the certainty of His will IS that which makes Him the Almighty. No one can selflessly compare mankind's perceived "power" to God's actual power. Therefore, we should pray for His will to be done on earth as Jesus said we should ...Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10; and Luke 11:2.
The three presentations of God as a single unit are God, or simply the Spirit, as God is a Spirit. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24. In construct, God is a trinity having three distinct parts or presentations in a single unit as a whole—as one. According to the Bible, the Word of God is God. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1. We start with believing in God by His Word, not just who He is, but what He said according to His will.
Please note, many people are quick to replace “the Word” with “the Son” in 1 John 5:7 above when asked who the trinity of God is. They rely on Matthew 28:19 which says: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost... However, an understanding of the relationship between the Word and the Son is required (provided in a later module) before anyone should comfortably make that substitution. Similarly, the Bible uses "Holy Ghost", but many sources have chosen to incorrectly replace Holy Ghost with "Holy Spirit." Please refrain from replacing the "Holy Ghost” with “Holy Spirit”. The risk of this change is also covered in a later module.
Accordingly, as one Spirit all aspects of the trinity must agree in purpose here on earth and in the heavens, otherwise God is inconsistent within Himself, which cannot be. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. 1 John 5:8.
The Spirit of God, as God, must be Holy. From Webster’s 1828 dictionary, Holy means perfectly pure, immaculate, sinless and complete in moral character. Therefore, God must be The Holy Spirit and Almighty because of the surety of His will. Moreover, each presentation of Himself is always loving in the purest sense, because God is also love, as love is His spiritual nature, …God is love. 1 John 4:8 and 16. Therefore, as God is love, the Word is the love of God. As God is love, the Holy Ghost (*Spirit of Truth) is the love of God. As God is love, the Father is the soul of God and the source of all God's love. (Please note, the association of God with love is not just a passing reference of adulation or admiration.)
Therefore, just as the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost are each holy and each God per se (by definition), each is a presentation of God’s identity as a holy Spirit, and each is the love of God. All such presentations or embodiments of Him are love; the Love we all need and draw nigh to. The Father's love (i.e., God's love) cannot be defined, but it is good. We come to know His love by and through His Word, which is confirmed by the spirit of truth (the Holy Ghost) in Him. As such, love is an inherent attribute of God in all His presentations of Himself, namely, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. (1 John 5:7, infra.).
The surety of the will of God the Father defines His supremacy, therefore, eternal life by Him is according to His will, i.e., by His design in the Spirit of the truth in love as God is love. Similarly, man’s own will, i.e., the “will of man” is his supremacy for himself as his own god in his carnal, temporal life . We decide our own fate as we choose the ways of man or the ways of God. As presented above, Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? John 10:34.
Therefore, the love of God as the Spirit of God is shared with mankind as God wills. His Word is the primary means by which He shares His will. Thus, the Word is given to mankind as a gift of God and as a presentation of Himself in true love. Thus, receiving God absolutely includes receiving His Word as God, i.e., part of Him. In fact, we come to know Him as the Father by His Word. But note, our interactions with Him require us to receive Him as He is, in the truth of His Word as-is, not some interpretation or modification according to man’s religions or theologies. Simply stated, the truth of His Holy Word does not depend on our acceptance of it or Him. In contrast, man’s version of truth often depends on his knowledge of himself or what pleases him in the context of the world around him, thereby proving man’s carnality.
Stated another way, God's Word is the loving statement of His purpose and will in Himself that is given to us. His will becomes the focus of our desires in love for Him if we receive His Word as His love for us. Therefore, if anyone rejects the Word of God choosing to disobey it, or avoids knowing it for any reason, they also refuse Him as God and reject His love that gives eternal life as an attribute of Himself.
Why then do people challenge the truth of His Word, avoid it, or seek to change it? As a note of caution, He said unbelievers of His Word go to hell, so why would anyone change it and potentially create unbelief? But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8.)
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