Padre Andrew Whitman is a member of the MCF and is currently serving in 4 ESR Gagetown. He also serves the MCF on the executive team and contributes to the mission of bringing the gospel to the Canadian military community by leading a prayer/study group on the base in Gagetown, together with Jimmy Damiani and Jeff Page. With his insights on Scripture, and Jimmy’s humble prayerfulness and Jeff’s cheerful faithfulness to the Lord, they lead the group fervently.
It is Padre Andrew’s desire to empower many to be watchmen for our people.
(meeting for prayer/study every Wednesday, St. Luke’s church at 1210hrs to 1250hrs)
We pray you will find the notes by Jimmy to be inspiring.
We start with Jesus, the Word. (http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page6.html )
When you read John 1:1-18 and look at verse 10.
Now read back to Genesis 1:1-3
Do you see it? God spoke, and by the power of his Word, the world was created. Look back at John verse 10, Jesus came to this world to reveal the Father, reconcile mankind to God and to redeem man from his sin… He was the Word made flesh. The word “God” in Genesis, the Hebrew word “Elohiym” is plural, gods in the ordinary sense. But specifically used of the supreme God. A masculine plural noun meaning God. ~from Hebrew OT Dictionary~
NOTES ON 1:1
In the beginning was the Word echoes Genesis 1:1.
John identifies this Word as Jesus John 1:14. Here he highlights Jesus’ existence throughout eternity with God. “The Word” conveys the idea of divine self-expression or speech. This idea occurs often in the OT. God’s Word is effective: God speaks, and things come into being (Genesis 1:3; Psalm 33:6; Isaiah 55:10-11). By speech he relates personally to his people (e.g., Genesis 15:1). And the Word was with God indicates interpersonal relationship “with” God. And the Word was God affirms that this Word was also in essence the same God who created the universe. Some have claimed that “the Word was God” merely identifies Jesus as a god rather than identifying Jesus as God. However, in Greek grammar, the lack of an article does not necessarily indicate indefiniteness (“a god”). The context must determine the meaning, and the context clearly indicates that “the Word” is the one true God (see also John 1:6, 12, 13, 18).
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS…
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!