Who could have known that this young boy walked in the cool of Eden days?
(…continued from part 4…)
5) Why worship the manifestation of the Divinity? They were told in the wilderness, “Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. 21) Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him” [Exodus 23:20-21]. Before then, in Exodus 14:19 “And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:” is understood by them that the LORD and His manifestation are the Elohiym. The Spirit of God, no doubt, made them to use this particularity of ‘ı̂ysh in reference to their Visitant.
Manoah and his wife, prior to Samson.
It dawned on them why they continue to choose ‘ı̂ysh among other forms of ‘man’: the One on visitation was He, who told Abraham, “Your children will be my children and I will be their God.” As their God, Jehovah is their Husband, by an oath of covenant. He called His name ‘secret’ simply because none but the Most High must perform wondrous miracles. He is pâlîy all because He is past finding out. They wanted to make Him honourable, who is the Lord of lords and the King of kings. Note that this angel of the LORD did not object to being offered a gift. The gift to prophets and priests are money and victuals to take care of body and soul. When it comes to the LORD God of Israel, it is a sacrifice (which the angel of the LORD accepted).
The LORD visited Manoah and his wife before the birth of Samson.
This Visitant is the only One to receive sacrificial elements and when it was offered He rode on it to heaven, accepting the oblation. No scriptural angel accepts the object of immolation. So, you ask, “Why worship the manifestation of the Divinity?” The answer is found in no other place than the Bible. “And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle. 9) And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. 10) And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door” [Exodus 33:8-10]. This is what they know and must do. Amen! The Eternal Father will hide Himself from Adamic gaze. That is very necessary, in order not to destroy, for sighting the slightest sin. Jesus Christ is the only One among the Trinity who must receive Adamic gaze, so that He will stand as the Saviour that He truly is. They worshipped the pre-incarnate manifestation of Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord.
I beseech thee, shew me thy glory
What the ocular expression of Moses fell on was the most awe-inspiring phenomenality that has ever received an occurrence anywhere, anytime in the universe. “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21) And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: 22) And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: 23) And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen” [Exodus 33:20-23]. This is what prompted the divine granting of this request by Moses, found in Exodus 33:18, “And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.” Jehovah is a God of legality. He is the ultimate Judge. His judgment, posing a nature of eternality, those who will approach God the Father must be given an opportunity to seek spiritual regeneration. The first Adamic object of perception was his Creator, Christ, the LORD God, without whom there was not anything made that was brought into creation (John 1:3).
Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live
They neither saw the Holy Spirit nor the First Member of the Godhead, the Father. But the object of the Mount Sinai ocular encounter of documentation was the very nature of the Divinity seated eternally on the empyreal throne! Christ Jesus is indeed one with the Father (John 10:30). To see the eternally probing visage of Christ in its true nature would have seen to the termination of the ministry of Moses. The first thing that the approaching LORD God did was to choose the place of engagement. Secondly, He used His tender holy hand to cover the sins of Moses and at the same time hide His judging face. His eternal visage is too much for human beholding; the anomalous tiniest bit of sin cannot survive the beholding of this eternality of purest sinlessness! It will most definitely stand in antagonism, unbeknown to the beholding anomaly. This Sinai phenomenon underscores the grace of the Divinity of Christ in His preincarnate manifestation. The divine palm of protection against the legality that would have destroyed Moses has four fingers plus a thumb: five –the number of grace. Moses did nothing to receive that protective grace. It was purely an act of divine sovereignty. Are we not saved by grace? Selah!
Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. 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 continued…)
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