For the last several years our little newspaper, West Hawaii Today, was publishing all of the Big Island Coved 19 numbers. And they were impressive, sort of felt like we were shielded out here in Kealia, in the back Country. But last week, we became part of the statistics, Joanna and Grace went to town to go to YWAM for worship and praise and did some shopping…. Got home, a few days later, they became part of the statistics for Covid 19. So they are quarantined in the back ohana now. And at age 90, I am keeping my distance with no issues, so far. But keep us in your prayers for their quick recovery. And not too sure of my faith as just getting over pneumonia and bronchitis. My fault of course, like staying up too late at nights, quit and peaceful, even now, very late……
TRINITY: Got into a conversation last week where some one telling me that I had bought into the paganism of Constantine in using the word Trinity? I really did not know that Constantine spoke English???? Of course the word is basic to the Latin, but Constantine, believed that when you got baptized that was salvation. So he may not have had much Bible knowledge from the Bible. We seem in the same sort of dilemma today, folks know about the Bible, but don’t know the Bible. Definitions from Oxford Languages ·trin·i·ty /ˈtrinədē/ noun: the Trinity; noun: Holy Trinity, the Christian Godhead as one God in three persons: Father, Word, and Holy Spirit. a group of three people or things. noun: trinity; plural noun: trinities “the wine was the first of a trinity of three excellent vintages” the state of being three. noun: trinity “God is said to be a trinity in unity.” So are we stuck with history or are can we use what the general meaning of the word for today. Car and Computer are not in the Bible either, but we use them all the time to say what we mean and are sharing about. Just because a word was not used 1,700 years ago must we refrain from using it? Constantine did a good thing in stopping the Christian persecutions but the Church at that time was deeply into traditions and few had the parts of the Bible put together that we have today.
Of course my understanding for Trinity goes back to the statement by John, “Who is the one who is victorious and overcomes the world? It is the one who believes and recognizes the fact that Jesus is the Son of God. 6 This is He who came through water and blood [body and soul], Jesus Christ—not by the water (body) only, but by the water (body) and the blood (soul). It is the [Holy] Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. [He is the essence and origin of truth itself.] 7 For there are three witnesses that bare record in Heaven, The Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one. 8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three are in agreement [their testimony is Jesus and perfectly consistent]. 9 If we accept [as we do] the testimony of men [that is, if we are willing to take the sworn statements of fallible humans as evidence], the testimony of God is greater [far more authoritative]; for this is the testimony of God, that He has testified regarding His Son. 1 John 5:5-9. So we see the Trinity in Heaven being created in Jesus on earth as per Gen.1:26, the first of a new species focused on Love, Humility, Obedience, Righteousness & Power even unto death, the death of a cross. Rev. 12:11 confirms this to be the vision for all of us who are to be found in Christ Jesus as LORD. We are in a school of sanctification to be brought up to speed to be like Jesus in the Holy Spirit. Christ Jesus is now both the Eternal Word of God and Yeshua, the man who walked the dusty roads of Israel. And the door is open for us to find our way into HIM and become his brethren, Rom.8:28-30: “ And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” So in the absolute foreknowledge of God it is already a done deal. Our Creator has made a way for us to join with HIM in HIS creation as a loving family. As HIS “Rod of Iron” (Check it out, Rod and is in Psalm 23 and 4 other places in your Bible. Our Creator God has a seat and job waiting for you to assist Him in HIS Creation of life in the universe, if you will qualify for the position by applying the words of HIS prophets in the Bible, especially Jesus, for your direction in your life.
The star of David is two triangles woven together, fits Christ Jesus perfectly. We are totally water based, really a bag of water with a few bones. We are birthed in water into a world of water so the Body is the same as water in the Word of God. Jesus and the Word of God explains this to us in, John 3:5-6 When we were conceived we become an eternal soul, which the O.T. likens to the blood. as being the life or soul is in the blood, Lev. 17:11. So John is telling us that the Trinity of God and the Trinity of Jesus are now one in that Christ Jesus is now the Word of God is in physical form as Christ Jesus. It is also interesting for me to note that Jesus mentions this in John 8, as being a pivot point in being saved or not. The Word of God, speaking through Jesus made this observation: “That is why I told you that you will die [unforgiven and condemned] in your sins; for if you do not believe that I AM you will die in your sins.” In the Greek the word Jesus said was “I AM.” period. There is no, (the one.) He was telling the Jews that unless they accepted his Word as the Very Word of God, as also did Moses on Mount Sinai, that they would die in their sins. The Word of God again Spoke through Jesus saying, “Jesus replied, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, before Abraham was born, [h] I AM.” John 8:58. ( I AM the One who is—the Lord, Heb Yahweh.). Mormon’s and J.W.’s don’t believe this, so in great danger. Remember when Moses asked for God’s name, God told Moses: “I AM” before Moses obeyed God to deliver Israel from Egypt.
GREAT QUOTES: “There was a day when I died; died to self, my opinions, preferences, tastes and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame even of my brethren or friends; and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.”- George Mueller “I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.” – C.S. Lewis “The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation.”- Martin Luther. “Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.” – Francis Quarles. “God cannot fix whoever is first not broken.”- Jack Wellman. “God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” – Augustine. “People who cover their faults and excuse themselves do not have a repentant spirit.” – Watchman Nee. “We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.”- C.S. Lewis. “There is no doubt that all men from Adam on have had to repent in order to have a right relationship with God. The importance of repentance is demonstrated by the fact that men of every biblical age preached it.” – Curtis Hutson. “Another proof of the conquest of a soul for Christ will be found in a real change of life. If the man does not live differently from what he did before, both at home and abroad, his repentance needs to be repented of and his conversion is a fiction.” – Charles Spurgeon.
There is but ONE Church of Jesus as LORD, all who Love, Honor and Obey HIM are members.