Getting to Know your Friend, God
Part 8 – 11/28/2021
Eternity Past, Age of Gentiles, Age of Israel, Hypostatic Union, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium, Eternal Future
Before you begin this Bible study, if you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John
3:16 tells us: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.” Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, then 1 John 1:9 tells us: “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6
God has never lied to anyone. He is veracity, which means, He always tells the truth. That’s why it is so important to study God’s Word of truth.
Don’t browse through the Bible and pick out a verse and expect to know what it means.
Each word in the Bible has only one meaning so, no guessing. Lots of people don’t know that the Bible was written for different periods of time called dispensations. Today we live in the Church Age.
It’s very important that you don’t mix the rules for other periods of time with each other. In the Age of Israel, the Hebrew people sacrificed lambs on an altar. This was a picture of how Jesus Christ would come and sacrifice Himself as a payment for our sins. In the Church Age, we don’t need to do that because our sins were paid for by the Lamb of God, which is another word for the Lord Jesus Christ.
Has your teacher ever assigned you a book to read? What might happen if you only read the first page and the last page? Would you know what the book was about? Of course not! It’s the same way with your Bible.
When you don’t study your Bible lessons or forget to tell God when you sin, your soul is like a vacuum cleaner. It sucks in Satan’s lies just as much as a real vacuum cleans up dirt.
When you talk back to your teacher, your mom or dad, you are in danger of letting all kinds of lies into your soul. You always need to tell God what you did wrong.
Satan is the “Father of all Lies.” In fact, he invented them. So, let’s get to know our enemy a bit. He is very sneaky, and often twists God’s words to confuse people. He isn’t red and doesn’t carry a pitch fork.
The Devil can only be in one place at a time, and he can’t read your mind. He has lots of help from His group of fallen angels. They spread lies through television, movies, newspapers, books, the Internet and even the news media.
“The Father of all Lies” tries to make people think that they must be
really good to get into Heaven, instead of simply having faith that Jesus Christ paid for our sins.
Another thing that Satan and the fallen angels love to do is to spread lies that you can lose your Salvation when you are bad. So, don’t believe it! Once you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, it’s permanent because it’s a gift from God.
Satan and his friends spend much of their time trying to find fun things for you to do. That way you will be too busy to follow God’s plan for your life.
God wants you to do things you love, but it’s important that you are not doing so many activities that you don’t have time to learn God’s Word. When you forget about God, you will vacuum up lies into your soul and be unhappy.
The “Father of All Lies” wants you to spend a lot of time exercising your body and looking good on the outside. There is nothing wrong with taking care of your body, but don’t believe the lie that having a perfect body will make you happy.
When you let God’s truth come into your soul, it will start to wipe away some of the lies that are vacuumed up. Stay in fellowship with God, by confessing to Him when you do something wrong and study His Word.
Reason to trust God: He always tells the truth.
The Essence of God-What God is like:
Pamela Huffman 2021