THIS IS THE LORD GOD!
(…continued from part one…) We, as Christians, are spiritually blameless. The LORD was going somewhere: to Bethlehem that is bêyth lechem (bayth leh’-khem) in Hebrew, meaning: “house of bread (food);” simply because He is the bread of the eternal life, the One to shepherd us through the checkered vicissitudes of an unfortunate cosmic design which legally accepts Satan as the god of its habituation. Moses and Elijah did get summoned for a divine rendezvous at the mountain of the Transfiguration.
The LORD God of Exodus walked into man’s affairs as Êl so that it could be said, “He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts” [Luke 1:51]. An accusing Isaiah 53:1, “Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?” can never be directed at Christians just because “….for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day” [2Timothy 1:12].
Isaiah proclaimed the strength of this God thus: “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation” [Isaiah 12:2]. The LORD of Exodus is an exudation of sanguinity in Titus 2:13, “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” A sanguine disposition that keeps us in perfect control of Satanism knowing fully well of His consummative strength declared in Jude 1:25 “To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
Our Christian God is real!
The word ‘ever’ is made up of three Greek words: i) eis (ice): ‘A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases;’ ii) pas (pas) ‘individually; each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything;’ and iii) aiōn (ahee-ohn’) ‘for ever, an unbroken age, perpetuity of time, eternity.’ The scientific calculation of time is too weak to ascertain the numerical extent of the ‘ever’ that God will continue to wield His power. Awesome!!
The Bible teaches, “And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped” [Exodus 34:8]. Could Moses have bowed in obeisant worship of an angel? Jehovah alone deserves the description of “Awesome!!” None else can be defined as: ‘inspiring an adorable reverence, and fear mingled with wonder!’ Who? Selah.
God is ‘merciful,’ the Hebrew of which is rachûm (rakh-oom’): ‘compassionate.’ ‘Gracious’ is channûn (khan-noon’) it comes from chânan (khaw-nan’) which properly means: ‘to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow.’ ‘Longsuffering’ is made of two words: ‘ârêk (aw-rake’) ‘long (pinions); patient, slow to anger’ and ‘aph (af) the nose or nostril; hence the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire.’ Chêsêd (kheh’-sed) is the Hebrew word for ‘goodness’ and it means: kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty.’
God’s very fingers etched the Ten Commandments
God is abundant in ‘truth’ which is ’emeth (eh’-meth) stability; figuratively certainty, truth, trustworthiness.’ The word ‘keeping’ in the seventh verse of Exodus chapter 34 is nâtsar (naw-tsar’) to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.).’ ‘Mercy’ means the same as ‘goodness,’ while ‘forgiveness’ is nâsâh (naw-saw’) ‘to lift, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, absolutely and relatively.’ The abstract noun ‘iniquity’ is ‛âvôn (aw-vone’) ‘perversity, that is, (moral) evil;’ and ‘transgression’ is pesha‛ (peh’-shah) ‘a revolt (national, moral or religious).’ The objective case of ‘the guilty’ and ‘generation’ are in italics (they are not in the original Hebrew text). ‘Clear’ is nâqâh (naw-kaw’) ‘to be (or make) clean (literally or figuratively); by implication (in an adverse sense) to be bare, that is, extirpated.’ This indeed is Jehovah.
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!” (…to be concluded…)
Read part 1 here.
Read the concluding part 3, click here.