“Why would God show Himself to man?”
(…continued from part two…) The question that should be begging for an audience, at this juncture is: “Why would God show Himself?” To Adam: it was to prove not only His true physical existence but to become man’s salvaging strength. He did not just appear to Adam every cool of the evening, He walked towards them to teach the lifestyle of righteousness. To Moses: to prove His integrity for: with Abraham a covenant was made to honour His word of Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” God deemed it essential to show Himself to Abraham.
The possible site where God showed Himself to Moses
Abraham’s faith was essential to get him to perform an adumbration of the Calvary sacrifice with Isaac, engendering God’s promise to actuate Israel and eventually Himself, even Jesus. The LORD God had to show up personally to give the necessary legal backing to the raising of His covenanted Israel. This is God’s business. The business of giving man an eternal option of heaven or hell. It’s difficult to have riches on earth; Lucifer having cornered all the gold of Havilah. He showed up to present a leeway in circumvention of Lucifer’s incontrovertible volar grasp enthronement of financial oligarchy. In Hebrew, Havilah is chăvı̂ylâh (khav-ee-law’): ‘circle.’ And this is the vicious circle that Satan wraps round wealth acquisition. He gives it only to those who have gone through esoteric initiation. Check out the spiritual stand of the globally very rich people.
The LORD of Exodus walked the walk to make us rich. 2Corinthians 8:9, “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” The enemy is a roaring lion and a raging storm. He must be silenced, so what did He do? Mark 4:39, “And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” The verbal ‘arose’ is diegeirō (dee-eg-i’-ro): ‘to wake up, awaken, arouse (from sleep).’ Right from the day man tasted of sin he died. Man became a walking cadaver. Man began to live through spiritual somnambulism.
Moses became living solar illumination whose countenance could not beheld!
For this reality the Lord of Exodus ‘arose’ for: He had to enter into death on our behalf. ‘Rebuked’ is epitimaō (ep-ee-tee-mah’-o): ‘to tax upon, that is, censure or admonish; by implication forbid.’ Adam did forfeit his dominion of the earth when he was found guilty of sin. The LORD, found in the habiliment of man, arose to the occasion, censured the enemy’s attempt and forbidding his evil intent. ‘Peace’ is siōpaō (see-o-pah’-o) ‘to be silent, hold one’s peace; used of one’s silence because dumb; metaphorically of a calm, quiet sea.’ The tempestuous enemy must be forced to keep quiet.
The LORD, even over the waters
Peace that had eluded man all these centuries is now restored. Amen. ‘Be still’ is phimoō (fee-mo’-o): ‘to close the mouth with a muzzle, to muzzle; metaphorically: to stop the mouth, make speechless, reduce to silence to become speechless; to be kept in check.’ The enemy, officially, has been kept in check. Why should Jesus bother Himself with this that looks like a show off? It was germane that He should stand up for the fallen man. He was in the fashion of a man, ergo, it was expected of Him to champion the course of humanity. If He is the LORD of Exodus this was the opportunity to prove it.
He came to calm the evil storm of mankind! Amen!!
He must of the necessity of legality rebuke the stormy ocean to authenticate His divine Lordship even over the waters. Water, in scripture represents humanity or the word. The Lord did not rebuke the water actually. It was the evil spirit of Satanism that was silenced and muzzled. Kept in check and the perfect consummation of which will be effected when he is imprisoned for one whole thousand years! And these are the reasons why He did take that walk away from Moses (whose sunny countenance they could not phantom) so as to enable this rendezvous. Jesus, the Rock of ages, in His preincarnate manifestation, is the LORD God of Exodus 34:6-7. Amen! Hallelujah!
Get born again to receive eternal bliss from the LORD of Exodus, say, “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” (Concluded)
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