Who is God Sermon - Pastor Steve Winter

These are my notes I used for tonight's Who is God? Sermon 12/27/2001
I  have the audio uploaded to http://www.onenessapostolic.org/audio

Who is God?

1 Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for
had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

It was none other than the Lord of Glory, Jehovah Himself, on the
cross.

There is a problem for those who believe a lie.

2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong
delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had
pleasure in unrighteousness.

Now, as an aside here, let me share something that I noticed. If you
take the phrase "a lie" and say it with a good southern accent it
sounds like the false god of one of the false religions. Is it not
astounding that so many follow a religion where the name of
their "god" is "a lie" (allah). But I am dealing more with exposing
counterfeit christianity rather than the other false religions.

It is essential to know and believe the truth.

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship
him in spirit and in truth.

Isaiah 48:11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do
it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory
unto another.

God said that He would not give His Glory to another. That really
was Him, in the flesh, on the cross.

1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down
his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

According to the Bible God Himself laid down his life. Does that
mean that God died? Keep in mind that God is the inventor of life
and death. He can live and die as He pleases because He is God.

John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple,
and in three days I will raise it up.
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in
building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples
remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the
scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

Jesus could raise Himself from the dead because He is God. To God
both life and death are under His complete control. That is why as
real Christians we can understand that it really was God Himself on
the Cross, God manifest in the flesh. Not some junior second person
in a Roman god squad!

If Jesus was not God the Father, how could he have said:

John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you,
and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath
seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

When they looked at Jesus, they saw God manifest in the flesh.

Acts 22:6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was
come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven
a great light round about me.
Acts 22:7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto
me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Acts 22:8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I
am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.

Notice that the Lord in heaven claimed to be Jesus of Nazareth! None
other than the Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 22:9 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were
afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.

Acts 22:10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto
me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of
all things which are appointed for thee to do.

Notice that the Lord (Jesus Christ) spoke to Paul/Saul.

Acts 22:11 And when I could not see for the glory of that light,
being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.

Acts 22:12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having
a good report of all the Jews which dwelt [there],
Acts 22:13 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul,
receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
Acts 22:14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that
thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest
hear the voice of his mouth.

NOW NOTICE CAREFULLY PLEASE! He said that it was the "God of our
Fathers" that had chosen him, but we just read that it was "Jesus
Christ" that chose him. JESUS CHRIST is the God of Abraham, Issac
and Jacob.

Acts 22:15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou
hast seen and heard.
Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and
wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Also, notice, that just a few verses earlier that the "Lord" had
declared His Name to be "Jesus of Nazareth".

Jesus Christ is NOT the "second person" in a Roman imaginary "god
squad". Jesus Christ is the "Everlasting Father".

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and
the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be
called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.

Jesus Christ is the "Mighty God", He is NOT the "second person" of
the Roman Catholic trinity, as Satan and his preachers would have you
to believe.

Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said,
Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me
unto you.

John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Before Abraham was, I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself,
and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so
passed by.

The true Christian Church is the bride of one husband only, the bride
of Jesus only.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and
the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be
called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.

Pastor Steve Winter