Devo What’s this about Part 6
Genesis 1:1 King James Version (KJV)
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
The subject of Genesis is not creation or man, it is God. Easterners do not talk or write like westerners. We begin with details and build up to the point thus the saying ‘get to the point’. On the other had easterners start with the point and give details. They give a lesser point and give more details and then another and give more. Gen. 1:1 God, Gen. 1:3 God said, Gen 2:4 ,account of heavens and earth, Gen 3:1 Satan and so forth.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Devo What’s this about Part 5
John 1:14 New International Version (NIV)
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Since we could not go to Him He came to us, had to be made like us in every way. Hebrews 2:17 NIV For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Matthew 16:17 replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. God Has revealed Himself through Christ, but it is God who must reveal this to us. Christ became flesh so we may know God. His word gives us life and faith so we may know God. “Faith comes by hearing and hear through the Word” It is through the spoken Word or as Paul says through the foolishness of preaching that we are save or come to know Him. We must eat of the tree of Life to be revived in Jesus. God does not just want to walk and talk to you He want us to be one with Him, in us.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Devo What’s this about Part 3
John 1:4 New International Version (NIV)
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
God made man in His image and breath life, Himself, His word into man. John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
He is the light that gives us light. Without the light, life of Jesus we die. Only with the light can we see God or know Him. It is by God’s word that all things came about and the living things became living and it is by God’s image or light in us that we may know Him. Animals are not made in His image therefore may know who He is but not know him, for us to know Him we must become as He is and become one with Him as Jesus is.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Devo What’s this about Part 2
John 1:3 New International Version (NIV)
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. Everything we know, see, touch, taste, hear, and smell was created through and by Jesus. These came about because God said or spoke His Word. Hebrews 11:3 New International Version (NIV)3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
These five senses were given to us so we may know about God through what He has made, but we were also made in the image of God so he gave us other senses so we may know Him. First lets understand created things.
Romans 1:19-20 New International Version (NIV) 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
God created all these things so we may know he exists and for our pleasure. I had to write a paper once for a college class and answer one question, which was “What is the highest form of intelligence?” I took this paper very seriously and went on my search. First, I thought faith was the highest for of intelligence because is simply takes all we know, and we come to a conclusion by which we act or live by. It is not knowing by what we see, but by what we can conclude using the information available to us, but then I soon came to a second conclusion. Love is the highest form of intelligence. I thought I was sure to be laughed at or get a bad grade but nevertheless I went with my answer. I got an A on the paper to my surprise. Why? Because Love goes beyond faith. God gave us the spiritual virtues of hope, faith and love to not just know about Him but to know Him. Hope and faith will pass away but love never fails or will disappoint us as it is eternal. Love is a knowing that transcends the natural and take us to the supernatural. We may be able to express our love through the other two virtues or qualities, but we can also also express hate. They simply are tools to gather or transfer information, but love is wisdom to transfer what we know to be true. It gives us ears to hear and eyes to see what others cannot. It is not simply a conclusion it is the knowing of the Word, God and His will and the capability to become like Him and die to the natural to express the supernatural to others. “It is the radiance of God’s Glory, the exact representation of His being sustaining all things by His powerful Word. It is to be like Him.
Pastor Jeff lane
Pastor Jeff Lane