Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The Word Was God
This post is from my notes during our Bible Study Sunday Morning at church
Christian Art by Glenn A. Bautista
"Jesus Christ the Center of All Things"
was the husband of Salome, and
father of James and John the apostles. He was an honorable fisherman in comfortable
circumstances.He was not above physical
labor and the Bible mentions that he and his sons were on his boat mending their
fishing nets.His son John is the writer
of the gospel of John we are studying today.John was learned in the Old Testament scriptures and quotes from the Old Testament to
prove that Jesus is the Christ.Here he
starts with the beginning and refers to Jesus as the “Word.”
1:1-4 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. All things were made by him; and without him was not
any thing made that was made. In Him was life and the life was the light of
Jesus was the Logos
meaning God’s plan for the redemption of man kind.
The first verses in
Chapter one, was a chant or song in the early church houses.
We get to know the
Word who became flesh as we receive Him into our life and begin to follow Him as
our Lord.There is a longing in our
heart for fulfillment and we find this in Jesus.
The tree of life was
protected in the Garden and lest Adam and Eve partake of it in their sinful
state, they were forced to leave the beautiful garden.
Ecc3:11 He has made every thing
beautiful in his time:
There is an amazing
correlation between the two “In the Beginning” as the Holy spirit hovered over
the waters.God separated Light from
Dark, he tore them apart and we can imagine the sounds that were made in the
beginning. I doubt if this was done
quietly as He ripped apart the waters from the sky and created lakes, rivers
and oceans.There must have been a roar
as things came together and were put in place.
God spoke these into
existence and said: “Let there be light.His words generated life and the power to reproduce.Jesus being the Word, was there in the
beginning.All this was God’s plan set
up in eternity.
8:27-- When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a
compass upon the face of the depth:When
he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the
deep: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: and I was daily his
delight, rejoicing always before him - -
This is a beautiful picture of Jesus with God and
all things created by Him.
When John the Baptist came preaching, the people
were living in darkness.He proclaimed
there comes one after me that is the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of
the world.John had heard from God and
preached what the Father’s heart was telling him.“He whom you see the Spirit descend and
remain, is the same one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit."
There is time to repent and come to the
Light.For us today, we have come to
Christ the Light of the World and he desires that we no longer walk in
1:5-7 This is the message we have heard from him and
proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in
darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have
fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from