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God Is a Family

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God Is a Family

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Discover how God is a family and we are part of that family. Learn four attributes of that God family.

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How would we respond if someone questioned whether God is a family?  That is a special revelation to us and God’s people know what their destiny is.

 

  1. We are of the God kind.

 

Genesis 1:21-26 Genesis 1:21-26 [21] And God created great whales, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. [22] And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. [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 creeps on 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 creeps on the earth.
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→ We get the pattern that all animals are created alike, we are also created according to God’s kind and image.

 

Genesis 5:3 Genesis 5:3And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:
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Gen. 1:

 

God wanted to have a relationship with humans right from the beginning.

 

Trinitarians believe that

 

Sabbath was right from the beginning of the Bible, God rested on the Sabbath day.  So many look at the Bible in their own worldview.

 

Romans 6:23 Romans 6:23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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→ Wages of sin is death.  People believe in an immortal soul, though.  Paul says that no homosexuals will be in the Kingdom.

 

Psalms 17:15 Psalms 17:15As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness.
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→ God is reproducing HImself.  When we are resurrected, we will really be like God.

 

I John 3:2 John 3:2The same came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that you do, except God be with him.
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→ We will be like God at that time.

 

  1. The Bible is full of family references.

 

The brother relationship we have with Christ.

 

Romans 8:29 Romans 8:29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
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→ We are Christ’s brothers and sisters, we will be like him.

 

Bible also used the father/son relationship.  God has a plan and a destiny for us.  People try to throw in the Holy Spirit as a separate being.

 

Matthew 3:17 Matthew 3:17And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
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→ God speaking of Jesus.  Not only is Jesus the son, but so are we.  God is also our Father.

 

  1. A family shares a family name.

 

Ephesians 3:14 Ephesians 3:14For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
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→ God is placing that family name.

 

Genesis 1:1 Genesis 1:1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
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→ In the beginning, God created the earth.

 

God is Elohim which is a uni-plural name.  God can have multiple members, God the Father and God the son.  We all that name.

 

Revelation 3:12 Revelation 3:12Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write on him my new name.
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→ How we will get God’s name and a new address, Jerusalem.

 

We are to be the bride of Christ.  We will be given the name of God.

 

Ephesians 5:22 Ephesians 5:22Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
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→ We will be the bride of Christ, we will be the groomsmen.  Husband is head of the wife and Christ is head of the church.

 

Husbands ought to love their own wife as their own body.

 

The very marriage institution here on Earth shows us the eternal institution.  We are formed in family.  

 

Satan wants to break of the family through divorce or redefine the family.

 

Ezekiel 16:4-14 Ezekiel 16:4-14 [4] And as for your nativity, in the day you were born your navel was not cut, neither were you washed in water to supple you; you were not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. [5] None eye pitied you, to do any of these to you, to have compassion on you; but you were cast out in the open field, to the loathing of your person, in the day that you were born. [6] And when I passed by you, and saw you polluted in your own blood, I said to you when you were in your blood, Live; yes, I said to you when you were in your blood, Live. [7] I have caused you to multiply as the bud of the field, and you have increased and waxen great, and you are come to excellent ornaments: your breasts are fashioned, and your hair is grown, whereas you were naked and bore. [8] Now when I passed by you, and looked on you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over you, and covered your nakedness: yes, I swore to you, and entered into a covenant with you, said the Lord GOD, and you became mine. [9] Then washed I you with water; yes, I thoroughly washed away your blood from you, and I anointed you with oil. [10] I clothed you also with broidered work, and shod you with badgers' skin, and I girded you about with fine linen, and I covered you with silk. [11] I decked you also with ornaments, and I put bracelets on your hands, and a chain on your neck. [12] And I put a jewel on your forehead, and earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head. [13] Thus were you decked with gold and silver; and your raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; you did eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and you were exceeding beautiful, and you did prosper into a kingdom. [14] And your renown went forth among the heathen for your beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put on you, said the Lord GOD.
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→ Israel nation started out as nothing, without God they would have perished.  God describes how He wanted things to be with Israel, but they ran away and didn’t want to be part of it.

 

Ezekiel 16:60 Ezekiel 16:60Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish to you an everlasting covenant.
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→ He will remember the covenant with them.  The is shows the love He has for us.  

 

  1. Parents will leave an inheritance for their kids.

 

Parents will leave physical things as well as their values.

 

Psalms 8:4 Psalms 8:4What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him?
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→ We are going to receive an inheritance from our father.

 

Hebrews 2:8 Hebrews 2:8You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
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Isaiah 9:7 Isaiah 9:7Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now on even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
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→ There will no end.  God’s Kingdom will continue to expand.

 

God’s government started with God and Jesus Christ, then will grow with first fruits, then with those in the Great White Throne Judgment.  

 

We want our children to have everything.

 

Revelation 20:4 Revelation 20:4And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark on their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
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→ We are in a royal family.  The king passes on his rulership to His son.


Angels were not made in the image of God.  God did not create us to become like angels, but be like Him.  We are lower than the angels now, but that will not be like that in the future.