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In the Holy Scriptures, we are confronted first with the testimony of God Himself, secondly the testimony given by the prophets, and thirdly by the apostles. In the Old Testament God revealed Himself in a spiritual body and foretold His Self-Revelation in the body of flesh. In the New we find the realisation of that promise. It is necessary that one looks at the Jewish way of thinking. Only then can we see God from the original point of view. It was only given to the children of Israel to give testimony about the one true God. The Lord revealed Himself to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as the Almighty God. With Moses the Lord spoke face to face (Ex. 33:11). Throughout the Old Testament period, God only chose the Hebrew prophets through whom He spoke. Because God has the pre-eminence and comes first, He may introduce Himself with His own words: “And God spoke all these words, saying, I am the lord thy God, who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shah have no other gods before me.” (Ex. 20: 1-3). “Unto thee it was ... Read More
August 7, 2016sankar
The Lord God appeared to Moses in a flame of fire in the burning bush. On Sinai He came down in fire, accompanied by thunder, lightening and trumpet sound. All the people heard His mighty voice (Ex. 19 + 20). “Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in its clearness. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand; also they saw God, and did eat and drink.” (Ex. 24: 9-11). A whole people experienced how the living God manifested Himself on earth. A few were privileged to appear in His direct presence. They saw Him in the bodily form and could describe the same precisely. Moses again went up on the mountain to meet the Lord God. “And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount. And the glory of the LORD abode upon Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and the ... Read More
August 7, 2016sankar
After the Lord God gave the ten commandments, He made a very important statement, “... in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.” (Ex. 20:24b). Only in the place where the Lord God makes known His name, one has the possibility of worshipping Him in Spirit and in truth. From the very beginning, the Lord revealed His name to His own who knew Him. “And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD. “ (Gen. 4: 26). Ex. 33:11 -23 shows forth the importance of the revelation of the name of God. Wherever the Lord speaks and shows grace to someone He also reveals His name. The Lord spoke to Moses face to face. He had the longing to see the Glory of God. Then the Lord answered, “And he said, I beseech thee, show me thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee... “ God does not ever remain as ... Read More
August 7, 2016sankar
In revival meetings whenever a good atmosphere is reached, the emphasis is being made that Jesus Christ is Lord. But it is not clear what these people actually think when they make this statement. According to the Scripture if somebody says, Jesus Christ is the Lord, he must refer to Him as God, if not, true revelation is lacking. When Jesus is described in His humanity we do see Him beside God, namely as Prophet and Son of man who could do nothing of Himself. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but whatheseeth the Father do; for whatever things he doeth, these also doeth the Son in the same manner ...I can of mine own self do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father who hath sent me.” (Jn. 5: 19+30). Certainly we do not have here a nescient and an omniscient, an almighty and a helpless person within the Godhead, but rather the man Christ Jesus Who did not perform His Own will but the Will of God. The Holy Scriptures also ... Read More
August 7, 2016sankar