Sunday, September 25, 2016

A MATTER OF FAITH : THERE IS NO GOD LIKE JEHOVAH



Exodus 6:2-3
And God spoke to Moses and said to him: I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Lord I was not known to them.



The term lord means: the one with authority; thus a landlord has authority over the home a person rents. God says He is Lord: God is the One with authority.

What He tells Moses in Exodus 6:3 is that people knew that He was El Shaddai - God Almighty- an indication of His power but they did not fully comprehend His authority. Thus, what the children of Israel are learning as they prepare to go into the ‘promised land’ is the power and authority of God.

It is often good to go back to the original language of the Bible, Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew to distinguish the essence of a word used. Everyone has a ‘god’ there are people who declare they are god and in the days of the Bible there were those who submitted to many different gods. There is only one El Shaddai- God Almighty, and there is no god like Jehovah.

As you study Scripture you will discover the names of Jehovah describe the characteristics of Him:
 
Eloheem            GOD …………………..(Genesis 1)
El-Shaddai         GOD ALMIGHTY……. (Exodus 6:3, Genesis 17:1)
Jehovah            LORD ………………..(Genesis 2, Genesis 6:3)
Jehovah-Shammah    HEARS …………….(Genesis 21:17)
Jehovah-Jireh      PROVIDER ………(Genesis 22:8)
Jehovah-Raphah     HEALER………….. (Jeremiah 30:17)
Jehovah-Nissi      VICTORY…………. (Isaiah 25:8)
Jehovah-Shalom     PEACE ……………….(Isaiah 45:7)
Jehovah-Tsidkenu   RIGHTEOUSNESS …….(Psalm 4:1)
Jehovah-Rohi       SHEPHERD ……..(Psalm 23:1)
Adonai             LORD  ………………(Deuteronomy 10:17)
Abba               FATHER ……………(Mark 14:36; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6)

It is grievous to see how many so called Christians are declaring “we serve the same God” when discussing Islam and Christianity. We do not!

One of the reasons why I am making the transition from saying God to saying Jehovah is so that there will be no confusion as to who I am submitted to.
Has the United States of America become a modern day Egypt? Are church leaders modern day Pharisees? It does not matter, God will judge each home, He is a jealous God and will not recognize those who think He will coexist with another god.

Exodus 12:12
For I will pass through the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment. I am the Lord.

And that is the world according to NETTIE xxx Short Stories and essays and other ramblings by Marsha L F Randolph; All rights reserved do not use without the permission of the author Marsha L F Randolph