June 2017           "A Journal of Biblical Understanding"           Volume 14           

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Does God REALLY Exist!!

Yes ... God REALLY DOES EXIST!!
The other question which a lot of people ask is "Is God Real?" or perhaps "Did Jesus really live?"

Lots of questions, but no answers from mainstream church pastors. They are too busy playing politics to really address the most important questions, don't you see?

The question of God's existence came up in a message that I received from a visitor to the SevenTimes web site. With some editing I present that CRUCIAL question here for the edification of all. The question was from a young man named Micah................

Hi Micah! Thanks for writing me!

I am happy to try to help you understand God's Word! However, you must realize that true understanding of God's Word can only come from Him through His Holy Spirit. We can understand physical things through our human spirit but we can only understand spiritual things through HIS Spirit.

I will include a few scriptures for you to study in relation to what you have asked and hope that (with your prayers to God) it will help you with your studies.

1 Cor. 2:6-14 "Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are (becoming)perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost (Spirit) teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

As you can see from the above scriptures, God has hidden the truth from most people especially those who elevate themselves (princes of this world) and has revealed that truth to others whom He has decided to call. (For more on the subject of "Calling", please see our web site article, "Am I Being Called? How Do I Know?"

It also states that God reveals to us the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. Verse 11 shows that the "spirit of man" causes humans to know about the "things of a man." However, the "things of God" are only known by the Spirit of God!
Verse 12 tells us (those whom God has called and chosen) we have received NOT the spirit of the world (our own human spirit, and Satan's spirit), but we have received "the Spirit which is of God" that we might KNOW the things which God has freely given to us!

In other words we can only know the the spiritual things of God through the Holy Spirit (His Mind) which He has given to us.

Now to the question of why God created the planets (and I will add, the universe). There are several reasons but the basic one is given in the following scripture.

Psalms 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork."

If man would accept that there IS an almighty God and that He created all things through Jesus the Christ, we could know the Glory of God and could SEE His handiwork.

God created the universe to show how mighty He is and to show how He organizes things and empowers them while He constantly monitors them to make certain they are just right and work correctly.

We can't even know what God has in store for us after we become spirit beings, but we can get a glimpse into those things by looking at what God has created for us.

There are those who once knew God, (Rom. 1:20-23 -the chosen Israelites -- not just the Jews) but rejected Him and wanted a king like everyone else to rule over them. (1 Sam. 8:7) Therefore, God granted their wishes so they could learn the tragic differences of man's rule versus God's Rule over them. (For more on this subject see our web site article, "Come Out of Her, My People!!"

The Main Reason for Earth's Creation

The earth was created for the habitation of mankind a long time ago, way long before man was ever created, and an Archangel named Lucifer was given the responsibility to get it ready for mankind to live upon. God created it perfectly at the very beginning for that habitation as we see in this scripture.

Isaiah 45:18 "For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else."

Here the word 'vain' is from the Hebrew word 'tohuw'. The root Hebrew word means to lie waste. The Hebrew word 'tohuw' means, = formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness, wasteland, chaos, and vanity.

In Isa. 45:18 God said He did NOT create it that way, don't you see?

God created it perfectly for mankind to live upon and yet in Genesis 1 it is not that way!

Gen. 1:1-2 "In the beginning (of all physical things) God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."

The words "without form, and void" are from the Hebrew "tohuw" and "bohuw", which of course mean 'formless', 'wasteland', 'confusion', 'emptiness'.

Since we KNOW that God did not create it that way, then something must have happened to cause it to become that way. If you check the Hebrew again for the word 'was' in verse 2, you find it means 'to be, to become, come to pass'.

Therefore the proper translation for verse 2 would be "And the earth BECAME FORMLESS, and EMPTY, IN CONFUSION; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God (His Mind) brooded upon the face of the waters."

We also know that God is NOT the author of confusion! (1 Cor. 14:33)

In essence, God was brooding about the destruction which had happened to the earth!

What caused the earth's destruction?

We must go to another scripture to begin to understand that.

Isaiah 14:13-14 "For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High."

Lucifer the Archangel, who had been given the job of preparing the earth for mankind's habitation, rejected the rule of God over him and ascended to Heaven to try to change that. He wanted to be LIKE the Most High and sit in a throne OVER the stars (means angels in most instances) and over the congregation (the people) of God (after they had been created).

However, God sent him back to earth and renamed him Satan, which means Adversary.

It is my opinion (notice MY opinion- not scripture) that Satan then began to destroy God's creation as much as he could and somehow it resulted in what we see in verse 2 of Genesis.

Beginning in verse 3 we see that God began to re-form the earth and get it ready for mankind's creation. All this took 6 days. On the SEVENTH day God then created the Sabbath day when He rested in it and made it Holy Time, setting it apart for holy use and purpose. For more on the Sabbath day, see our web site article, "Is The Sabbath on Sunday?"

Evolution is mankind's attempt to twist the story of God's creation. It is Satan deceiving the whole world (Rev. 12:9) as to how all the physical things were created PERFECTLY by God.

And He created them to unreservedly show His great power and Godhead.

Romans 1:20 "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"

ALL of this, IF mankind would just truly look at it, would show that God does exist and that He created ALL things through The Word (who became Jesus the Christ).

There are so many more proofs of God's existence and His power, but I'm afraid it would take a book to contain them. Besides ... we already have a book with those proofs in it .... the Holy Bible!!

God DID NOT create a universe that was supposed to "evolve" into something that would sustain mankind. God created it from the beginning for mankind's habitation.

I hope this gives you a great Bible study, because I truly want you to use YOUR OWN BIBLE to check this out, and I hope that God will grant you more perfect understanding of all these things

Let me know if you have any more questions. It is an honor to serve you.

 

Ken

 

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