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Florida Conference 2006. Part 5. The Church of Philadelphia.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

And to the messenger, the future pastor-teachers of the church of Philadelphia (and the Philadelphia-type believers) write, ____ communicates these things.

o& a@gio”, o& a*lhqinov”,

Hagios means worthy of veneration, pure, sinless, holy, set apart for God, sacred.

“He who is Holy” asserts the Savior’s deity as the absolutely righteous One, the One totally set apart from sin.

The One who is speaking in REV 3:7-13 has perfect integrity.

Virtue will never be overcome in history.

1 Pet 1:15 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;

PHI 2:13 for it is God [the Holy Spirit] who is at work in you, both to will [give you motivation] and to work [He gives you the ability to execute] above and beyond His good pleasure.

1 John 2:6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

Psalm 46:10 “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Jesus Christ as God is holy.
Jesus Christ is also true humanity in the hypostatic union. He is the unique Person of the universe, the God-man.

The doctrine of divine essence, with emphasis on the integrity of God.
The doctrine of the hypostatic union = Jesus Christ is undiminished deity and perfect humanity in one Person forever.
The doctrine of impeccability in the hypostatic union.

o& a@gio”, o& a*lhqinov”,

“The Holy One, the truthful, trustworthy One, our Lord Jesus Christ communicates these things”

Ho aleethinos = the truthful One, is applied to both God and to Christ, again affirming the fact that Jesus Christ possesses all of the attributes of deity, because He is God.

Aleethinos = the real, the genuine, the true, and it stands opposed to what is false and to what is a type or picture of the real.

HEB 9:24 For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;

The world gives many answers to life; God gives one answer to life, and that answer is Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
JOH 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

JOH 18:38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?”

Truth is not a thing. Truth is a Person!

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