As long as I can remember as a believer, I’ve been trying to figure out what my spiritual gift is. I’ve taken those silly online tests but I never fully trusted them. I have prayed about this many, many times and did not receive an answer. I was expecting the voice of God to come thundering through a cloud and say something like… Continue Reading
Romans 9:31-33 tells us,
Because they did not pursue righteousness as being grounded in trusting but as if it were grounded in doing legalistic works. They stumbled over the stone that makes people stumble.
1 Pet 4:12-16 “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
“When His glory is revealed” – this is what I want to talk about. How is His glory revealed? What does that look like exactly? We all know that there are many benefits to suffering such as; it fosters endurance, patience, strength etc. But I want to get specific and talk about how His glory is manifested when we are in a trial; namely, in dealing with other people. I want to take you through a step-by-step process of a situation that happened to me recently and show exactly at what point His glory enters into it. Continue Reading
I don’t have the power to convince anyone of Yahweh’s truths. It is the Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) that leads us into truth, and a spirit of deception that leads you into error. What you choose to believe indicates which spirit you follow. Pretty simple. So again, I do not have the power to convince you one way or the other.
However, people can point you in a particular direction, which will affect your belief but remember that they too are being led by a spirit – and one can never be sure which spirit another person is following (and this includes me). Ultimately, what it comes down to is that we have to take responsibility for our own beliefs. If we are led astray by another, it is still our own fault for not studying the Scriptures for ourselves.
That said, there’s this issue of the Trinity. There are a wide range of beliefs on the Trinity, and many studies have been done. People present good arguments both for and against the Trinity, but I’m not getting into a war of words today. Instead, I’m telling you to forget the words, forget the studies you’ve read, put all of that aside and lets look at a picture. After all, isn’t a picture worth a thousand words?
Below is a picture of a mikdash (sanctuary). What do you see? We see:
- The Ark of the Covenant
- The Table of Showbread
- The Menorah
The Menorah as the Holy Spirit might be a little harder to “see” so look at the picture below to get a fuller picture of how the seven arms of the Menorah represent the seven spirits of God (Isa 11:1-2).
If you are willing ,and have eyes to “see,” then you will notice that the tabernacle itself is a picture of the Trinity. No sermon, no study, and no words necessary, so we can just forget the words, shall we? Just look at the picture and decide for yourself.