Tuesday 5 May 2015


By Pastor Mike Taylor

Ezekiel 32:24  “There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.
32:25  They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.”
If you start reading Ezekiel and understand that all the people around Israel are being prophesied to being slain with the sword. In the above verses, God speaks through Ezekiel about a country called “Elam”.. Where is the land called Elam? This was the name of the land east of Mesopotamia and southwest, which is modern day Iran. Continue reading and as you come to chapter 31 and beyond, it appears to be a chronological order of disaster for all the people who surround Israel. These chapters lead up to the well known prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39.
Many bible scholars believe that a lot of these prophecies were fulfilled in time that Ezekiel actually wrote these chapters through Holy Spirit directives. Since we know that Ezekiel 38-39 has not been fulfilled as of yet, then logically, we can assume that the passages are a duality of prophecy that will be fulfilled in the last days.
As Ezekiel names each country that will receive judgment from God, we see that they are the same countries that are modern day enemies of Israel since her foundation as a sovereign country in 1948. God names Egypt in chapters 30-31 along with the nations that comprise northern Africa such as Ethiopia, Libya  and others in confederation with Egypt called Chub. As you progress though chapters leading to chapter 38, judgment is pronounced on modern day Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and those countries that are touching the land of Israel then and today.  Each will fall by the sword “which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living.” Maybe a clear reference to Muslim terrorism we deal with today?
You’ll notice that in chapter 34, God pronounces judgment on ancient Israel for their lack of being a shepherd to the flock of their people, which historically we know that Israel was taken to Babylonia for 70 years for not following the laws of God and His judgments. But notice that these chapters cover roughly 2500 years up to and including our modern era. God is telling Ezekiel what will happen in the very days that we live in and the judgment of  those who come against His people Israel. Israel is back in her promised land, given to them by covenant by Almighty God for a perpetual and eternal inheritance that no one can annul. Israel is still surrounded by her ancient enemies, many of them came from their same ancestor, the patriarch Abraham. It has been a feud between a family of nations for nigh 4000 years, and is about to come to a climax. I believe sooner than later.
Considering the news from the Middle East about ISIS, the Iranians which are Shiite, and Saudi Arabia, which is Sunni, we are in what I believe is a regional war between two sects of Islam and both are jockeying for political power based on their interpretation of what the Quran says, and who they follow as their perceived leader of their so called “religion”. Personally, it’s not a religion, but a theocracy of political, moral, and spiritual governance based on Sharia Law. But let us focus on what may be coming to the people who surround the one country that is in the center of all this political conflict, Israel.
Right now, our “usurper” in chief has been pushing for a nuclear deal with one portion of the Islamic religion Iran, that is attempting to become the dominant power in the region by developing nuclear weapons, thus threatening all who live in this area of our planet and extending to the entire world. My question has always been “How long will Israel allow this threat to continue from Iran?” I have pondered this question now for nigh 15 years.  Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu gave an impassioned plea to our US Congress in March warning of the “Iran Deal” as a bad deal. We could spend several commentaries focusing on the conflict between Israel’s PM and the present POTUS to include shenanigans to influence the Israeli elections, but thank God, Netanyahu was re-elected, as he is the only leader in Israel who will stand up to this looming threat of Iran.  But my focus in this message, is what could be next in the unrest of an “Arab Spring” and the regional war that is brewing in a cauldron that is about to explode all over the news.
It has been reported that Israel looked for a green light from Washington DC in 2014 to take our Iran’s nuclear ambitions, but was threatened by the POTUS, as reported in Israeli News outlets:
“The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.
Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.
According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel's back.”
Is it any wonder that Netanyahu came to the US Congress to present his case to the American people and to warn of the danger, to them, and to the world? This is speaking of our only ally in the Middle East, as Israel has been our friend since its birth in 1948 and has been a partner in providing intelligence to the USA about the dangers that abound in the area. Let’s not forget the technological advances that have benefited this country, because of our inherit friendship. But that friendship is over, as long as this present administration threatens the only real ally in the region. Oh, I forget, now we have Iran that is considered a partner in insuring peace in the region according to the administration through their major mouthpiece, Susan Rice. YEAH, RIGHT!! When I heard that stupid remark, my mouth had to be picked up off the floor. Has this POTUS gone totally nuts? Are we to trust the major exporter of terrorism in the region as a partner in peace? This is insane, you say? I totally agree with you.  The man is a kindergartener in foreign policy or a closet Muslim. Take your pick.
Israel is now pretty much on her own. Israel looks for regional players who will stop the spread of Iranian power in the region and has found an unlikely partnership in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Yes, you heard right. Two of the past enemies of the state of Israel, and still are, helping each other to defeat Iranian power spreading to Yemen and the Houthi rebels that are being financed by Iran. For now, they put aside their differences to attack what the region fears more than their mutual hatred of Israel, the conquering of the Middle East by Iran. These countries can no longer rely on the USA to be their protector anymore. They have taken on mounting an attack on Iranian power, by themselves. Not only is that contradiction in terms of Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia in a regional alliance, but something was reported that tells me that the countdown to an Iranian strike on their nuclear facilities is imminent.
I  read a report of a military depot being bombed and the blast was so large, that only a bunker buster bomb could have penetrated the storage facilities that were buried. Arutz Sheva in Israel reports the following quote:
“Israel has developed and tested its own bunker buster bomb, that has been described as “a very credible military option,” to use against Iran.
The 500-pound “MP-500” bomb is laser-guided, and has been shown penetrating four reinforced concrete walls. Iran has buried several of its nuclear facilities, including a uranium enrichment plant, under concrete bunkers in mountainous areas.
The government-owned Israel Military Industries (IMI) developed the bomb, an upgrade of the U.S. Mk82 bunker buster.
‘The lethality, precision ... and relatively low weight enables its use against multiple targets in a single pass; an element that increases the operational effectiveness of attack,’ according to IMI.”
“Israel is preparing to improve its capabilities to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities by enlarging its aerial refueling aircraft to carry enough fuel for F-15 and F-16 warplanes that would be used in an attack on Iran.
The Obama administration reportedly has offered to help Israel improve its bunker-busting capabilities on condition that the Netanyahu government does not stage an attack on Iran before the American elections in November. The White House has denied the report, and Israeli officials have said there is no connection between the elections and Israel’s timing of an attack.”(end quote)
Israel used 707 airplanes as flying bombing platforms to attack Yemen and a signal to Iran that they are capable of bombing their nuclear facilities. Knowing the advanced military planning that is a hallmark of the IDF,  I see them using both platforms of F-35 jets to deliver these bombs (planned for delivery this next year), along with laser guided bombs from high altitude 707’s, plus Saudi Arabia has given them the green light to fly over their airspace to provide the pathway to destroying Iran’s nuclear facilities that  Saudi Arabia fears and has cleared the way for an Israeli approach. This could be a long  campaign,  as Iranian nuclear facilities are wide-spread and in hardened underground facilities. I have read that Israel knows that they cannot destroy everything in their nuclear program, but can set the program back many years by hitting bottle neck attack points (a kind of choke point) that would virtually cripple the program using precision laser guided strikes. I’ve often wondered if this strike would be anything but conventional weapons.  Israel could resort to nuclear weapons to make the devastation widespread and total in its destruction if they felt conventional bombs would not complete their objective of destroying Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Of course, this would raise the loud protest of the international community no matter what weapon is used, but the howling would be even louder if it were nuclear. So, I believe this will begin the assault on Israel from her neighbors of Psalm 83 and their eventual defeat and conquest. I believe the entire world will be against Israel no matter the outcome and no one coming to help her, when the Iranian/Russian coalition decides to attack. (Gog-Magog). It is ordained in prophecy that the true God of Israel will be their protector by destroying this invading army on the mountains of Israel and revealing Himself as alive and well to His people of Israel. So ushers in a relative peaceful existence for Israel as they clamor to rebuild their planned third temple and animal sacrifices are again initiated. Peace, but a false peace based on guarantees of “one man” who makes a deal that Israel will embrace and sign a contract with the devil and death.
As has been reported, our good friend in Russia, Vladimir Putin (of course, I jest) has agreed to deliver the S-300 missiles to Iran after years of holding them up.
Wall Street Journal- “The Kremlin lifted its self-imposed ban on the delivery of a powerful missile air-defense system to Iran on Monday, stoking sharp criticism from the White House and Israel and casting fresh doubt on the international effort to curb Tehran’s nuclear program.
Any delivery of an air-defense system would complicate airstrikes on Iranian nuclear facilities by Israel or the U.S. should the diplomatic track fail.
Iran thinks that Russia will deliver the missile system this year.  Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, told the Interfax news agency in Moscow on Tuesday.”

Any delay by Israel to allow Iran to receive the S-300 missile that would be capable of knocking out Israeli planes in any attack, so they can use Israeli bunker buster bombs by Israeli jets would require mounting an attack THIS YEAR.

All who have been watching the signs of the times, have wondered what could be the meaning of the Blood Moons that have already had three pass in the last year and the present  year? We still have one more Blood Moon this fall during Tabernacles and have been linked in history with “something” significant happening to Israel. Could this be what will be happening this year? And what will be the result of such an attack? I believe you will see condemnation from the POTUS against Israel and withdrawing support from the tiny Jewish state. I see UN sanctions coming upon Israel and Israel’s enemies smelling blood and vulnerability and mounting an ill-conceived attack to fulfill the Psalm 83 prophecy. Can you see how quickly we are moving in Bible prophecy that leads up to Ezekiel 38-39? One will lead directly to the next. How long between the two? I don’t believe it will be very long, but I believe long enough for Israel to finally feel safe. Ezekiel chapter 38:
38:10  “Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
38:11  And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
38:12  To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.”


Please, this is only my wondering about what could be coming, based on scripture. I am no prophet, but God is moving this along rather quickly from the perspective of any bible believing Christian, that is awake and watching. The events are coming fast and furious as we move along in these last few years and I fully expect will move at “warp speed” as the coming of our Lord draws even closer. All could be done within this year and 2016. Next year could very well be a dramatic year for Bible Prophecy. Let’s makes some possible scenarios and assumptions that very well could develop.
  1. Israel attacks Iranian nuclear facilities and putting the country years back in their quest for the bomb by destroying essential “choke points” of their program.
  2. Iran, if not decimated, will quickly instruct their proxies of Hezbollah, Syria, and Gaza to mount an attack against Israel from the west, north and east.
  3. If this is the fulfillment of Psalm 83, then I see Jordan, Egypt and possibly Saudi Arabia, even though they have partnered with Israel in the Yemen war, they still hate Israel.
  4. Israel, with Almighty God’s help will destroy all attackers who come against her, thus neutering the threat from its neighbors and blunting the effect from their most feared nemesis, Iran.  This perceived calm will last for a very short time.
  5. Israel will effectively own all gas and oil of the Middle East. They will be the direct competitor of the Russian Bear, who with their dictator found in Vladimir Putin, could be the leader spoken of in the Gog-Magog coalition that comes against Israel found in Ezekiel 38-39 as he desires what is not his…gas and oil.
  6. How long after this devastating defeat of this coalition by Almighty  God Himself, destroying 80% of this invading army,  will a man arise and propose a 7 year peace plan to allow Israel to live in “peace and security”? Thus the rise of the Anti-Christ could be within the next few years or sooner.

All the above scenarios has been believed to be right around the corner for years, but one ingredient was needed to propel this into a imminent possibility, and that is the attack on Iran. We have been watching this for all of the 21st century, which we are in year 15. I believe WW3 has formed right now, and unless Islam is defeated in near total, then this war will continue as ISIS, Iran, and Saudi Arabia jockey for complete control of the region and will only spread further into neighboring countries. The only thing that stands in their way is Israel and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

There is one last element that should make you long for the coming of our Lord, being very close at hand. If this above scenario play out along, or near what I have hypothesized, then when this ruler who proclaims peace and safety for Israel arises out of obscurity, then another prophecy will be fulfilled beforehand. 2nd Thessalonians:
2:7  “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2:8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2:9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”

As scripture has spoken, iniquity has been at work since the time of Jesus and has been held back by One Person. There are many interpretations of who this restrainer is and what he is restraining. Many deny that it has to do with a removal of the church, before the man of sin can be revealed. But is that true? I don’t believe it is that there is anybody but God who is holding back the full sway of lawlessness driven by Satan in his attempt to destroy mankind. So who is this restrainer that 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 mentions that is holding back sin and lawlessness? What or who that restraining force is, Paul does not say specifically in this letter. I have preached that it is the Holy Spirit for years, but I went to the internet to see what the consensus was. Many have speculated as to the identity of the restrainer, naming the restraining force as 1) human government; 2) gospel preaching; 3) the binding of Satan; 4) the providence of God; 5) the Jewish state; 6) the church; 7) the Holy Spirit; and 8) Michael. Whatever now restrains the Antichrist of vv. 3, 4, 8–10 from being revealed in the fullness of his apostasy and evil must be more than human or even angelic power.

The power that holds back Satan from bringing the final apostasy and unveiling of his Satan-possessed false Christ (the Antichrist) must be supernatural. It must be God’s power in operation that holds back Satan, so that the “man of sin,” “the son of destruction” (v. 3) won’t be able to come until God permits it by removing the restraining power. The reason for the restraint was so that the Antichrist would be revealed at God’s appointed time and no sooner, just as was Christ (Gal. 4:4), because God controls Satan.

The Holy Spirit of God is the only Person with sufficient (supernatural) power to do this restraining. How does He do it? Through Christians, He works in society to hold back the swelling tide of lawless living. At some point, though, He will be removed from the earth, allowing sin to have dominion over mankind. This can only happen when the Church—all true believers in Jesus Christ—are removed. This is because the Holy Spirit lives within each believer. When the church leaves the earth, the Holy Spirit will be taken out of the way in the sense that His unique lawlessness-restraining ministry—through God's people— will be removed .

The removal of the Restrainer at the time of the removal of the church from planet earth must obviously precede the “day of the Lord.” But as soon as individuals again start placing their faith in Christ during the tribulation, the Holy Spirit will again be “present” in the world. His ministry of restraining, though, seems limited to the time before the tribulation.

Those who read this message know that the time of the end of days is upon us. Even if they are not a Christian now, they know that the world cannot continue in its downward slide. Something has got to give, and what will give is the removal of the Bride of Christ and the beginning of a period that last 7 years with a one world ruler, known as the Anti-Christ. The signs of this imminent event are screaming at the world. Do you feel it? Have you fear in your heart what is coming upon the earth? If you don’t now, you most certainly will. Jesus spoke of such unbridled fear coming upon all who live into what is called the Tribulation. Luke chapter 21:
21:25  “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
21:26  men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
21:27  Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
21:28  Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
What I have spoken of here in this message gives you fair warning of what is coming upon the earth and sooner than what you may even think or imagine. I do not consider myself a “watchman on the wall” of the caliber that Ezekiel was, but God has impressed me to warn you in the words of Ezekiel chapter 33:
33:2  "Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them: "When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman,
33:3  when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people,
33:4  then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head.
33:5  He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life.
33:6  But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman"s hand."

I have blown the trumpet of alarm more times than I can imagine. Now some may continue to scoff and mock as the Apostle Peter spoke of in 2nd Peter chapter 3:
3:3 “ Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
3:4  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
3:5  For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
3:6  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
3:7  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”
So my question to you is, where will you be found? Will you be those who scoff and mock and say it’s not as bad as it seems. “Things will get better”, you say. With all the evidence around you, are you so secure in those statements? If Jesus would come tonight, and He could, will you be found in Him, or found blind and naked in your unrighteous condition? Or will you fall on your knees, or say in your heart. “Lord, save me.” John 3:15-18:
3:16  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
3:18  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying God reveals Himself to you in His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ for the salvation of your soul. If you have need for prayer, counseling, or just a listening ear, email me at realteam1999@sbcglobal.net, or visit me online at www.churchofgod-usa.org. God bless you all in the Name of Jesus Christ. Tell we meet at Jesus Feet.

Saturday 2 May 2015

The Rose of Sharon is Jesus

The Unity of One


I wrote a set of articles involving the biblical meaning of numbers One, Two and Three. I hope you get as much out of these writings as I did. I tried to apply these biblical subjects to our lives. Keep looking up because we are very close to the rapture of the Church!

I realize that many books and commentaries have been written on the meaning of the number one in Scripture; however, I may be able to give some insights. The number one has a consistent meaning from Genesis to Revelation of unity.

The numbers one, eight and fifty are sometimes referred to as transcendent numbers.

One would have to be a very important number because it is the first. It speaks of the Sovereignty of God.

One of the many reasons God allows us to go through everything we endure is so we will realize that He is in perfect control of our lives, working everything out for good to those that love Him and our called according to His purpose.

As I drew closer to God in my fellowship with Him I finally had to ask myself a question. What am I so worried about? God loves me and He is Sovereign. It would be logical in this mixed up world to go back to the biblical meaning of one. We can look at this number in light of our lives.

We as Christians need to have faith in light of God being in perfect control; otherwise, the Sovereignty of the Triune Godhead for all practical purposes does not apply to our lives. That is not much to ask but don't let anybody tell you it is easy. It is hard to abide in Jesus Christ in this world, especially when our selfish nature gets in the way.

I am convinced that what I am about to share with you is one of the most important subjects in Scripture. The main theme of the very first book of the Bible is that God is in perfect control as the Creator of the universe, ultimately working everything out for the good in the lives of His children.

If we will not allow God to share this precious truth in our lives we will always be missing that certain completeness that God desires for us as we practically live out our lives that God has laid before us. Remember our Father in heaven is a God of closure for His children.

I just want to say another truth about the Sovereignty of God and our faith. I hear Christians talk about the Sovereignty of God but for the most part it only applies to our life if we have faith in the "One" true God who is Jesus Christ.It just usually takes some time and we have to be patient because God is faithful.

Jesus said in John 10:30, "I and my Father are one." I feel a sense of comfort when I read this because there is no division in that statement. Look at all the articles on the computer that talk about strife and division in this world. God the Father and Jesus Christ have different roles yet there is oneness in their relationship.

When there is oneness of spirit in two people I notice it almost immediately. It is something I can feel. It becomes evident. When it is not there it is something I can sense because I believe unity is built into every one of us.What I mean by this is people tend to find their identity through some kind of togetherness.

If oneness is not there with a partner or a group of people it can be very frightening. I believe the reason for this is because God originally created us to be one with Him and man. Anything else is enmity from God's point of view, yet division may be necessary if the other party is disobedient before God.

The fact that Jesus said, "I and my Father are one" speaks of unity,togetherness and authentic love. Why did people in the day of Jesus flock after Him? They saw a clear sense of oneness that He had with His Father in heaven and they wanted to know more about this unity.

It is my opinion that they probably never saw this before. People are born into division (their nature and the world system) yet deep down they long for unity. I believe they sensed an agreement that Jesus Christ had with His Father in heaven and as a result the sermons they heard were one of true authority.

This gives me comfort because no member of the Triune Godhead (Trinity) is going in one direction as opposed to the other. This also prods or motivates me to look into this love relationship a little further. If it were a relationship of division I don't think I would be very interested.

I am just going to go over a handful of verses describing one being the number of unity in Scripture. In other words I am going to give you some textbook (Bible; chapter and verses) insights from a divine point of view (how God sees this number in His biblical numeric system) and bring it down to our human level and explain how it applies to us.

One being the very first number of the Bible is vitally important for Christians to understand. We have to allow the Holy Spirit to apply this principle to our lives.

I am intrigued by what John 17:21-22 says because if these verses don't speak of the grace of God for us as a body in Him then I don't know what references would. "That they 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."

We just have to be obedient to what He says so we can glorify God in heaven. Jesus was first saying or sharing His heart that my children be one in My Spirit. That sense of togetherness,agreement and love. Jesus said, "Father, art in me, and I in thee." This is oneness.

Jesus also shared that His Father gave Him glory and that He already (past tense) gave this very same glory to His children. A child of God is one that realizes his sin condition (Romans 5:12), understands that God provided a provision for his sins (that would be Jesus Christ as spoken of by the Apostle Paul in Romans 5:8) and accepted Jesus Christ into their very own heart as his or her personal Savior ( Romans 10:9-10).

The reason why Jesus Christ gave us this glory is so the body of Christ could and would live as one in Him. This would be the pattern following the relationship that the Son has with God the Father.

Jesus was saying we have this special relationship so you can have it also because this is my gift for you to be one in My Spirit. He was speaking to His children.

No wonder Jesus said in this world (unbelievers in Jesus Christ) they will know you are My disciples if you have love for one another. John 13:35. Unbelievers in Jesus Christ will recognize this oneness in Spirit because it mirrors the relationship that Jesus Christ has with His Father which is perfect unity in love.

The specific answer to what God desires our focus to be on would be found in Eph. 4:2-6." With all lowliness and meekness,with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love (3) Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (4) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling (5) One Lord,one baptism (6) One God and Father of all,who is above all, and through all and in you all." This practice points to the principle of the meaning of the number one which is unity.

Zechariah 14:9 is one of the most remarkable verses I have ever read that just brings home the biblical meaning of the number one. "And the Lord shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall there be one Lord, and His name one." This will happen very soon. We are very close to the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Would you like to invite the one Savior and Lord of the universe into your heart? His name is Jesus Christ. Just like the people of the days of Jesus were intrigued to look into this wonderful love relationship that He had with His Father, you also have this comforting privilege to do the same.

You will start to learn about the love of God through His Son Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. As the love of God becomes present in your heart, you probably will have a very difficult time putting it into words because it is incomprehensible yet very real.