LISTEN: Characteristics God Shares With Humans, Part 2; Theology of the Prophetic Era, Part 2 (The Study of God #26 with Daniel Whyte III)

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Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Today’s passage of Scripture is Psalm 10:4 which reads: “The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.”

Today’s words from a theologian are from Abraham Kuyper. He said: “In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, ‘That is mine!'”

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Our first topic for today is titled “What Characteristics of Himself Does God Share With Humans? (Part 2)” from the book, “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day” by Dr. Daryl Aaron.

— [The Characteristic of] Love

“God is love”, and so he acts in love. The exodus is the great Old Testament symbol of this; because of God’s love, he redeemed his people from enslavement in Egypt. The cross is the great New Testament symbol; because of God’s love, he sent his own Son to die for sinful people.

What does love mean? Here is a generally accepted definition: Love always does what is best for the object of love, regardless of the cost. If you really love someone, you will desire the best for them, and to the extent that you can, you will do what is best for them— even when they may not think it is best and even when it may require self-giving and even sacrifice.

Our second topic for today is titled “Theology of the Prophetic Era (Part 2)” from “The Moody Handbook of Theology” by Dr. Paul Enns.

Isaiah is unusually descriptive in depicting Messiah’s future kingdom blessing to Israel and the nations. The prophet refers to Messiah as the “Branch of the Lord”; Messiah will sprout out of the Davidic line and bring blessing to the entire earth. Messiah will also be Immanuel, “God with us,” in His life and ministry. It is clear from Matthew 1:23 that the prophecy finds fulfillment in the birth of Christ. Christ’s presence through His words and works demonstrates “God with us,” for He performed the works of God and spoke the words of God.

Isaiah describes Him both as “a child born” and “a son given,” the former suggesting His humanity and the latter His deity. Isaiah’s titles of Messiah also emphasize His deity: “Wonderful Counselor”, “Mighty God,” and “Eternal Father”.

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.

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