Jesus Christ's Divinity as God (including Scriptures illustrating "the Trinity").
Current Cataloging includes:
• 27 Scripture Chapter Citations
• 6 Quoted Testimonies
Genesis 1:1-5; 23-28
(1)In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
(2)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.
(3)And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. (4)And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. (5)And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day...
...(23)And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
(24)And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. (25)And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
(26)And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
(27)So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (28)And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth...
...(17)And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; (18)Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; (19)In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
(20)And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
(21)Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
(22)And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: (23)Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
(24)So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life...
...(1)And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
(2)And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. (3)And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. (4)And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
(5)And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. (6)And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. (7)Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
(8)So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
(9)Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth...
Genesis 18:1-8; 16-26
..(1)And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; (2)And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, (3)And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: (4)Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: (5)And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
(6)And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
(7)And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. (8)And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat...
...(16)And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
(17)And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; (18)Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? (19)For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
(20)And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; (21)I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
(22)And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. (23)And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? (24)Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? (25)That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
(26)And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes...
...(2)The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
(3)Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. (4)For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian. (5)For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
(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, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (7)Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this...
...(41)While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, (42)Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. (43)He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, (44)The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
(45)If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
(46)And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions...
...(16)Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. (17)And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
(18)And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
(19)Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (20)Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen...
...(1)And again he entered into Capernaum, after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. (2)And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
(3)And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. (4)And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
(5)When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
(6)But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, (7)Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? (8)And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? (9)Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? (10)But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) (11)I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
(12)And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion...
...(34)And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
(35)And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David? (36)For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. (37)David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
(38)And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, (39)And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: (40)Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation...
...(17)And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. (18)And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. (19)And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.
(20)And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
(21)And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? (22)But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? (23)Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? (24)But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. (25)And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
(26)And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day...
...(39)Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said. (40)And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.
(41)And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son? (42)And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, (43)Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
(44)David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?
(45)Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples, (46)Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; (47)Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation...
...(1)In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2)The same was in the beginning with God. (3)All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (4)In him was life; and the life was the light of men. (5)And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
(6)There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. (7)The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. (8)He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. (9)That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. (10)He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. (11)He came unto his own, and his own received him not. (12)But as many as received him, even to them gave he power to become the sons of God, to them that believe on his name: (13)Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
(14)And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (15)John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. (16)And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. (17)For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. (18)No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him...
...(48)Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
(49)Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. (50)And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. (51)Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
(52)Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. (53)Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
(54)Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: (55)Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. (56)Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
(57)Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
(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...
...(25)Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. (26)But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. (27)My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: (28)And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand. (29)My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
(30)I and my Father are one.
(31)Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. (32)Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? (33)The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
(34)Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? (35)If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; (36)Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? (37)If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. (38)But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
(39)Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand, (40)And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode. (41)And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. (42)And many believed on him there...
...(42)Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: (43)For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
(44)Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. (45)And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. (46)I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. (47)And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. (48)He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. (49)For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
(50)And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak...
...(1)Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. (2)In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (3)And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (4)And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
(5)Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
(6)Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (7)If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
(8)Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
(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? (10)Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. (11)Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
(12)Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. (13)And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (14)If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
(15)If ye love me, keep my commandments.
(16)And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; (17)Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
(18)I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you...
...(1)These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: (2)As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. (3)And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (4)I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
(5)And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
(6)I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. (7)Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. (8)For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. (9)I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. (10)And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
(11)And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. (12)While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
(13)And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. (14)I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. (15)I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. (16)They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. (17)Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (18)As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. (19)And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
(20)Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; (21)That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. (22)And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: (23)I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
(24)Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
(25)O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. (26)And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them...
...(19)Then the same day at evening, being the first of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. (20)And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. (21)Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
(22)And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: (23)Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
(24)But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. (25)The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. (26)And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. (27)Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
(28)And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
(29)Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have yet believed.
(30)And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: (31)But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name...
I Corinthians 10:1-12
...(1)Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; (2)And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; (3)And did all eat the same spiritual meat; (4)And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
(5)But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
(6)Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. (7)Neither be ye idolaters, as some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. (8)Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. (9)Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. (10)Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. (11)Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
(12)Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall...
I Corinthians 15:39-49
...(39)All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. (40)There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. (41)there is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
(42)So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: (43)It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: (44)It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
(45)And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. (46)Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. (47)The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. (48)As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. (49)And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly...
II Corinthians 4:1-10
...(1)Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; (2)But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
(3)But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: (4)In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (5)For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. (6)For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
(7)But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. (8)We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; (9)Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; (10)Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body...
...(9)For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; (10)That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; (11)Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; (12)Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: (13)Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: (14)In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (15)Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (16)For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (17)And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (18)And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all he things might have the preeminence.
(19)For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; (20)And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven...
...(1)For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; (2)That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; (3)In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
(4)And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. (5)For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
(6)As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: (7)Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving...
I Timothy 3:8-16
...(8)Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; (9)Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. (10)And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. (11)Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. (12)Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. (13)For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
(14)These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: (15)But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. (16)And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory...
...(9)Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; (10)Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. (11)For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, (12)Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; (13)Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; (14)Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
(15)These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee...
1 John 5:5-11
...(5)Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? (6)This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
(7)For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (8)And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
(9)If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. (10)He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. (11)And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. (12)He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life...
...(11)And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. (12)His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. (13)And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. (14)And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. (15)And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
(16)And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
(17)And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; (18)That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great...
[Stratford, Lauren (1988). Satan's Underground (p.161-163) Harvest House Publishers]
Chapter 11: Miracles Do Happen
...It was evening. I was sitting on the sofa in the living room, wrestling with my anger and hatred and bitterness. Johanna sat down beside me. I'm sure that my pain was etched on my face. By now we had gone through so much together that she was very sensitive to my feelings and always knew when I was hurting. In fact we had become so close that we had begun to call each other "Sister."
For several minutes she was silent. Finally she asked, "Are you ready to give your scars to Jesus...all of them?"
I wanted to run from her question, but as I looked into her face I knew that she was in dead earnest. There was no escaping. The hour had come for me to put an end to my past. With fear and hesitation I answered softly, "Yes."
Johanna slipped off the sofa and sat on the floor in front of me. I began to sense that she knew something that I was not aware of. She was fully prepared for the struggle that was to follow. I wasn't. I only knew that I was committed to stay in the battle until victory was won. Nothing was going to deter me. "Lord, give my sister the strength she needs to get through this step," Johanna prayed. Little did I know just how much strength I would need.
My body bore many scars. Some were from early childhood and had nearly faded away from the passing of time. A few were so bold and vivid that they had defied my attempts to disguise them. Each one was inflicted for a different reason Each one carried a different memory. And each one had to be named, one by one, and given to Jesus.
Ever so patiently and carefully, Johanna helped me identify each scar. At times it seemed to take forever to name a scar that brought back intensely painful memories. Sometimes there was a deafening silence between her identification of a scar and my ability to name it. Then slowly, with Johanna's help, I prayed.
"Jesus, I give to You the mark on my forehead that was branded on me by Victor, identifying his control over me. Because You own me, Lord, and I am Your child, I ask that You receive this scar. I give the meaning of this scar to You, and I give the emotional pain of this scar to You.
"Jesus, I give to You the long slashmark on my right arm."
"Jesus, I give to You the mental scars of having to stand naked and be photographed as a little girl"
"Jesus, I give to You the pain of the murders of my little ones."
On and on the naming, the giving, and the letting-go went.
Over those places that were just too much to name specifically, Johanna would simply hold her hand over me and pray for the entire area.
Perhaps and hour or more went by. the struggle was so intense that after I had finally named the last physical and emotional scar, I began to tremble uncontrollably. I had worked so hard that my clothing was soaked wet with perspiration. Even my hair was wet. Johanna's husband wrapped a blanket around me.
I knew it was over. We had both fought hard. Looking into Johanna's face, I said, "You knew before we started that this battle was going to be one of the hardest things I've ever done, didn't you?"
"How did you know?"
With a smile of memories long past, she answered, "I've been there before."
As I sat on the sofa trembling, Johanna put her arm around me and drew me close to her side, "I want to tell you something I saw as we were praying. I know it will encourage you," she said softly. "I saw Jesus standing with His nail-scarred hands outstretched toward you. In His hands was a golden bowl."
I began to sense that I was hearing something very special -- something that was meant just for me.
Johanna continued, "Every time you named a scar, Jesus took it and put it into the bowl. When it was full, He stretched out His arms and showed you the scars in His hands."
"Did Jesus really accept the scars I gave to Him?" I asked hesitantly.
"Oh yes, He did. And as He held them close to Himself, He looked at you with tears of compassion."
A warm feeling came over me. I felt a oneness with Jesus. The bitterness I had held against Him was gone. For the first time in my life I felt His healing balm cover every scar and every memory. That memory of Jesus holding my scars unto His bosom was a vital step in the healing of my memories.
Both Johanna and I were deeply moved. We sat in quiet reverence for several minutes. "You know, Sister," Johanna finally spoke, "no longer are you to look on your scars as badges of shame. Jesus wants you to see them as badges of courage!"
I thought for a moment. Then I replied confidently, "Yes, badges of courage!"
"Honey, when you're tempted to go back to your old ways of thinking, pray this prayer: 'Lord Jesus, I will set my mind on You. Not on the horror and the pain of the past, but on You as You bring peace and restoration.'"
I had learned yet another way to win over the enemy. I immediately prayed that prayer, and I've used it over and over when I've been tempted to dwell on old memories and feelings.
[Holliday, Dr. Pat (2011). The Witchdoctor and the Man (pp. 97-99). Kindle Edition.]
Part II. Chapter 1: Witch Doctor--Yes to Jesus
...It was a hot scorching Saturday night. I was trying to sleep. The moon was shining through the window at its highest point. I was restless. My eyes felt like i had toothpicks holding them open. As I gazed at the shadows in the room, thousands of thoughts ran through my mind. I could not get my brain to shut down. My body was tense, but I closed my eyes.
No one had ever told me about Jesus. I was suddenly awakened and I heard a voice call my name, "Vagalas, Vagalas, Kanco, Kanco, get up." I opened my eyes and looked around the room. It was about four-thirty or five o'clock. Looking around, I didn't see anyone. So I was trying to contact the demon that was speaking but I couldn't see him. Whenever a wizard serves Satan, he's only allowed to sleep for about two hours. He demands his agent to work like a machine. The devils can easily control a wizard when he is weak and tired.
"Vagalas," a strange voice spoke my name. As soon as I heard my name, I got up and tried to contact the spirits. I wanted to tell them that today I didn't have anything to do. So when I contacted the spirit from the east, he wasn't there. Then I contracted the demons from the west, south and north. This was very unusual and I began to wonder why? In fact, this had never happened before. Consequently, I tried to contact them again. Still, they were not available.
Accordingly, I left my body with my spirit and flow to the second chamber. I tried to find the demon that was directly in charge of me. Funny, he was gone too! When I came back and my spirit entered back into my body, I felt drained. I fell asleep. Between five thirty and six o'clock, the same spiritual voice spoke, "Vagalas, Vagalas, get up." I was stunned because this was a strange voice that I had never heard before. Looking around the room, I could not see this Spirit's presence. It seemed empty. This was very bizarre because the demons were not visible. In the past, they were always there, watching and guarding me.
"Vagalas," the voice spoke firmly. I rubbed my eyes and shook my head.
"Vagalas, get up. Go take a bath." I sat up. This is a strange command, I thought. Wizards don't take baths. Every demon knows this fact. Usually, they are allowed by the spirits to go once a year to bathe in rivers. Besides the demons would only let me sleep about fifteen minutes at a time. They are tormentors who love to put me in misery and keep me weak. What's going on? Out of the blue, panic raced through my mind.
I replied to the invisible voice, "You know that with my kind of work, I don't have to shower."
Ignoring my response, the voice repeated, "Vagalas, go take a bath."...
...Although I didn't recognize the voice, I slavishly obeyed.
The sunlight came up and streams of light were coming through the cracks in the curtains. I rubbed my eyes because I did not like the daytime.
After the bath, the voice continued, "Today we are going to the Assembly of God."
I replied to the invisible spirit, "But we don't do these things in the daytime. We do our work at night." Then before another second, a big invisible hand grabbed me by my pant's belt in the back and began to push me out the room. The hand took me across the street to an Assembly of God church...
[Harshbarger, Jeff (2012-09-04). Dancing With the Devil: An Honest Look Into the Occult from Former Followers (pp. 12-14). Charisma House. Kindle Edition.]
Chapter 1 FROM DEMON POSSESSION TO TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
By Jeff Harshbarger
THE PRESENCE IN THE BACKYARD
The next morning I headed home, if you could call it that. The house I shared with Steve and a few coven members served more as a place to party and conduct rituals than an actual place to live. I walked into an empty house that reeked of stale beer and cigarettes, my roommates already gone for the day to work or school. The effects of last night’s drug-induced stupor had completely evaporated. My mind felt clear.
The silence angered me as I considered the fact that I had lived through the night. I shouldn’t even be here. I should be dead. How ridiculous it seemed that fear got the best of me last night. Well, this time I would not fail. And I would do this thing now.
I went to the garage, found a good length of rope, and made a noose. Next, a chair. The old wooden one in the corner would do. I placed it under the rafter and tossed the rope up and over. After I double-checked to make sure it held, I slipped the noose over my head. The needlelike cords scratched my neck, but I didn’t care. I did not count to three; I did not allow myself to weasel out this time. I kicked the chair out from under me.
I felt a sharp jerk on my neck and then searing pain as the hard ground knocked the wind out of my chest. Somehow the rope had come untied, and I landed on the floor. Misery washed over me like a tidal wave. I stumbled back into the house, sat in a chair, and waited the day out.
One by one the members of my coven returned—Steve with a case of beer, another with plenty of dope. Apparently my teacher wanted to party. I popped open a beer and brought it to my face. Just the smell of if made my stomach flip. No way would I drink that. I put it down.
I rolled a joint and placed it to my lips. The thing made my mouth burn. I couldn’t even party! I crushed the nasty thing in an ashtray and saw that Steve was watching me. I glared at him and turned my back.
“Let’s take this party somewhere else.” Steve grabbed the case of beer and headed out the door. Guess he didn’t want the younger members to see just how well Satanism was working for his second-in-command.
After they left, nothing was left but silence, and a crushing misery gripped my heart. I sank onto my bed and hugged my pillow. I could not eat. I could not sleep. I took no pleasure in life. I could not even die. I was a complete and total failure. Maybe I had been doomed to live a life of total pain.
A sob wracked my body, and the next thing I knew I could not stop crying. I cried tears from deep in my heart, tears I had never shed—for my broken family, my lonely life, my wretched existence.
Then from the foot of my bed a voice came from nowhere: “Get out.” I froze. Maybe Satan had sent a demon to kill me for my failure to end my life. I watched and waited. Then from right beside my face, the bodiless voice spoke again: “Get out!”
Goose bumps prickled my arms. The command could not be any clearer. Immediately I rolled off the bed, slid the old wooden window up, and stepped out to my backyard and into the presence of the God I had run from for so long. I fell on my face.
I felt God’s presence so strong I did not need to ask who stood before me. I knew. And in that moment, on my face in the backyard, I made the choice I should have made all along. “Jesus,” I prayed, “just make my life OK.”
I’ll never know just how long I stayed there in the backyard, but when I went back inside, I knew I had changed. I crawled into bed and slept peacefully all night.
The next morning I slowly opened my eyes. Not yet ready to get out of bed, I thought about the last night’s incredible experience. Had it all been a dream? Maybe a figment of my imagination?
I sat up slowly. The memory of the voice reverberated in my head. Then I remembered the amazing, awesome presence in my backyard, and I realized how profoundly peaceful my heart felt. Then I realized that I had slept the whole night through. Amazing...
[Ramirez, John (2012). Out of the Devils Cauldron (pp. 160-161). Ingram Distribution. Kindle Edition.]
Chapter 12: The Setup
It happened one lazy afternoon while I was home watching TV. My back was reclined, and my legs kicked up, when a voice that wasn’t part of the dialogue on the screen spoke. This voice seemed to emanate from somewhere beyond the living room, yet it sounded so near.
I jumped from the couch and wheeled around at the four walls but saw no one. Yet somehow I knew I was being watched. Then the voice spoke again. And this time every hair on my body stood at attention: My son, I am coming soon. What are you planning to do with yourself?
The voice wasn’t from any demon. This voice was different from any voice I had ever known. The best way I could describe it was the awesome peace I experienced that was beyond human comprehension. Like standing at a brook and hearing its current passing by.
Seconds later, my eyes were led across my living room to a vision of a blazing sky, like a ball of fire, while people on earth screamed and ran in fear for their lives. I tried to make sense of it all, but at the same time I wanted to shake it off like it never happened. I waited with petrified amazement until the strange vision disappeared. Seeing something that amazing left a need in my heart.
A few days later I couldn’t hold it in anymore, and I confronted Robert about what happened in my living room. As I explained to him, he said, “Jesus is calling you, John. Jesus loves you.”
“You’re crazy, you know that?” I said, laughing it off. “I finally came to the conclusion that you’re crazy. No one is calling me.”
His message to me was clear. The choice to surrender to God was mine. No one could make it for me. I could either continue yielding to the devil, worshipping him and his demons, or I could give my life to Jesus and let Him have full control. But was I willing to part with the position I held in espiritismo under threat of death? Was I ready to stop doing what I loved? Did I really want God to change me? I was so confused that when I went home that night, I didn’t consult the resident demons in my bedroom. Instead, the next night I arranged a meeting with Aunt Maria...
[PROF. IYKE NATHAN UZORMA (2013). OCCULT GRAND MASTER NOW IN CHRIST : VOL. 1 (Kindle Locations 2291-2322). Xlibris. Kindle Edition.]
CHAPTER 12 HOW I MET JESUS CHRIST
STRANGE ENCOUNTER WITH THE TRUE GOD
As soon as I called the Archbishop through the highest occult invocation, his spirit was immediately expected to appear before us. But instead of his spirit appearing, a great white stone, with the radiation of more than the strength of twenty suns put together, fell down in our midst. And that was the end of my occult operations.
As soon as this strange stone descended in our midst, all the great spirits who were in this meeting fled from the presence of this blessed stone of the Almighty God. All the human proclaimed “Avatars” and “Living Grand Masters” who were also present in this meeting, fled from the presence of this stone. I attempted with all my strength and power to flee but I could not, rather the spirit which was within me as my second personality (Sri Guru Narad) appeared and fled. All my occult powers flew and were banished. I was absolutely and totally empty.
It Was Bizarre!
The consummation of my greatest surprise was when I saw and observed that Chitanam, who is proclaimed to be the “Most High God” in the psychic kingdoms of darkness, changed himself into a wild beast with many heads and fled from his throne of power. Even the Chitanam could not stand before the infinite radiations of this mysterious stone.
However, I was unable to flee. Why? It is now I know that the special call of the Almighty God was specifically designed for me, that I may come out of the kingdoms of darkness into the kingdom of Christ, and exposed this dimension of the most vicious occult manipulations of all the kingdoms of darkness. That was why the Lord ceased my occult powers to the end that I could not flee. It was for my salvation experience. As you may recall, no man can come to Christ, except he is called (See John 6:43,44).
I WAS BAMBOOZLED
As I stood empty and bamboozled in the presence of this holy stone, a mighty voice from the stone that could shatter the heart of the strongest man on Earth proclaimed and said to me:
“Surrender to Jesus Christ or you face the second death”.
Then the voice ceased, and there was deep silence in all the realm. I remained motionless in the centre current of the ubiquitous radiation and Light of the Glorious Stone that filled the face of the highest occult kingdom.
The mighty voice from this stone broke the silence and proclaimed again.
“Have you not been wicked from the days of your childhood? Have you not known Christ for what He is not? If you will know Him henceforth for what He is, all will be well with you”.
Again the voice ceased, and there was silence. At this point I fell down as a dead man, yet I was aware of myself and of the entire situation. The great voice finally broke the silence and proclaimed:
“As for my servant Benson Idahosa, my seal is upon him! You fought my servants and you killed many. Are you not he who was deceived by Lucifer, and by whom you deceived others? I, even I, will discharge and acquit you only if you surrender to Jesus Christ!”
At the end of all these, the blessed stone of the Almighty God vanished, whilst at the same time I found myself physically on Earth through a process that was not controlled by Esoteric or Astral projection. It just happened that I found myself on Earth as soon as the stone vanished.
[Philip, Shradha S. (2013). WHERE THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED (p.34-35). Creation House.]
Chapter 6: A WARNING FOR THE FUTURE
...One weekend in 1995 I decided to spend the day in prayer. Whenever I was alone I loved to pray, forgetting the outside world. I cherished these precious moments of spiritual rendezvous with God.
It was 10:30 in the morning and I was down on my knees offering sacrifices of praise. Suddenly somebody called out my name. The voice sounded familiar, and I opened my eyes and looked up. And what I saw will forever remain engraved in my memory.
With naked eyes I saw Jesus walk through the door in a glistening white robe. I recognized His voice that spoke to me every day, taught me His Word, and guided me on the path I was to go. Today was the first time I was seeing Him in person. He was real.
Every part of my being cried out, "Jesus! Jesus!" There was a brilliant aura of radiance around Him, and I was completely caught up with His magnetic personality. Those eyes that looked at me were the most piercing I had ever seen, and they seemed to read my heart.
I trembled in awe as I beheld Jesus in His majesty. As He walked toward me, my attention shifted from His eyes to His nail-pierced feet. He stood in front of me and said, "I am Jesus of Nazareth," and stretched His nail-pierced hands toward me.
Trembling, I looked at Him with eagerness and was overwhelmed with happiness. His eyes shone as He went on to say, "My daughter, from now on I will appear to you and also take you to many parts of hell and heaven. You must share this with the people of the world. They must know that the keys of hell have been given to Me. I am the way, the truth, and the life."
Jesus then touched my eyes. Immediately I was transported to the days of Noah. I stood with Jesus as a bystander. I could see Noah building the ark. It looked as if his heart was into completing this task given of God...