They Say

The world says… it was random—He declares… I am Alpha… the beginning…the first (Revelation 22:13)*

 The world says… we think it up… we create it—He declares… 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 (Colossians 1:16)

The world says… we’ve discovered a new…—He declares… that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

The world says… seek what you shall eat, wear, and live in—He declares… seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you (Luke 12:31)

The world says… we have to solve poverty—He declares… Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed (John 6:26-27)

 The world says… we’re good because we do good—He declares… follow me… I am the vine… for without me ye can do nothing… And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord… and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked… Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts (John 12:26; John 15:1,5; Isaiah 11:2-4; Zechariah 4:6)

The world says… it doesn’t matter—He declaresSo God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  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 (Genesis 1:27-28)

The world says… from conception, children are our pawns—He declares… Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven… But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea (Matthew 18:10,6)

The world says… there are different gods… they’re all the same—He declares… I am the Lord thy God… Thou shalt have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:2-3)

The world says… we acknowledge a god force—He declares… He came unto his own, and his own received him not… My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence… For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God (John 1:11; John 18:36; Romans 8:19)

The world says… our dreams will come true through the “city of man” (see essay, “The Hope of Our Calling… Chosen for an Inheritance”, on Series Page)—He declared… the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem… I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people… 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. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end (Hebrews 12:22; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Isaiah 9:6-7)

The world says… we have a world peace plan—He declares… For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them… For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end… Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth (1 Thessalonians 5:3; Jeremiah 29:11; John 14:27)

The world says… we speak words of understanding—He declares… In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made (John 1:1,3)

The world says… conquer… rise above… establish—He declares… I am… Omega… the end… the lastFor he hath put all things under his [Jesus Christ] feet… For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God (Revelation 22:13; 1 Corinthians 15:27; Romans 14:11-12)

The world says… we will—He declares… I Am That I Am… It is finished (Exodus 3:14; John 19:30)

Who is He?

He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of Israel:  God, the Father… Jesus Christ, the Son of God… the Holy Spirit, the Helper, Wisdom, and Power of God.


He has children—His Son has a Bride… the Church… the soon to become perfected Wife of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ… Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you… the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem (1 Peter 1:3-4; Hebrews 12:22).

Who can become His Bride?

Those who believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to give us His Life, the Holy Spirit of God… Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost… There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus (Acts 2:38; Galations3:28).

 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1 John 2:17

And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:40

And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” (NASB) Matthew 22:37-40

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  John 15:1-5

*All scripture phrases in italics are King James Version.