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Dr. June Normil
From the time of creation, God has proclaimed His power over and through all Creation, revealing Himself in His wonder not only through His creative work, but also specifically to individuals, such as Abraham. The story of Abraham (Genesis 11:27 through 25:10) displays God's power and authority. God's promise to bless the whole human race through Abraham (12:1-3) hinged on God's promise that a son would be born to Abraham and his wife, Sarah, and descendants of this son (Isaac) would give birth to the Messiah, the Savior of the world. Abraham's story affirms that God has all power and authority to do whatever He wills. God's identity as almighty Father correlates with His role as Creator. God made the universe and everything in it. He gives to all people life, and everything they need. It is by God (the Creator) that we have our existence" "For in him we live, and move, and have our being." Therefore we believe in God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, as told in the first verse of the Bible (Genesis 1:1).
[For Personal Reflection] In what ways does your life reflect your belief that God is your Creator?
We believe in the Holy Spirit as revealed throughout the Bible. Even from the beginning, the Holy Spirit was present at Creation, working with God the Father and God the Son. The Holy Spirit is also the Agent of creation in the new birth (John 3:5-6), the new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17), in the new birth, the new creation, which we can experience by faith in Jesus Christ. When we are born into new life, we can, and must, rely on the Holy Spirit as our helper, guiding us in understanding and helping us recall the teachings of Christ. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit--the "Spirit of Christ"--is necessary for us to be Christians (Romans 8:9). The Spirit comes to dwell in us through regeneration (John 3:5-6). Furthermore, all who are born again by the Spirit should expect and seek to receive the promise of the baptism in the Holy spirit (see Acts 1:5; 2:4; 8:14-17; 11:15-16).
[For Personal Reflection] What are some ways you have experienced the Holy Spirit in His role as your helper?
Discovering the significant attributes of God through the Persons of almighty Father, son, and Holy Spirit can be interesting study. as you go through this coming week, be aware of God's presence as Father, son, and Holy Spirit as you spend time reading the Bible and discussing your Christian experiences with others. as you identify God's work in your life, also think about how each Person of the Trinity is the one true God. Consider how you have personally experienced God in these different ways and how you might convey those experiences to someone needing to know Him. Pray that God would reveal Himself to you in his three distinct persons.
GOD IS THREE IN ONE!
Copyright Reference: Radiant Life, Volume 101 Number 2 Dec. Jan. Feb. 2019 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Mo 65802.
Dr. June Normil
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