HOW CAN YOU KNOW GOD
by Jide Oboise
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The names of God often reveal his character and nature
But, how can man know Him without knowing His names and understanding His nature.
In God’s dealings with the human race from the beginning of time, he would often reveal an aspect of Himself to relate to and connect with the specific need for the day.
In understanding the many names of God this gives us a deeper knowledge and understanding of who He is.
Through the Bible from the old to the New Testament He reveals Himself in Hid various names, STUDY TO BE APPROVED and ask the question;
ALPHA and OMEGA……..The beginning and the end
How can you know Him as the beginning and the end when you believe the world was formed from the explosion of gas and ALL things evolved from NOTHING!
Messiah…Anointed One: “They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.” (Genesis 3:8) After they had sinned, man and wife were no longer at ease with God’s perfect holiness.
How can you know God: As Jehovah Shalom…The LORD our peace (Judges 6:24)
When you have never been in confusion, never known crisis in your home, marriage, career, academics, finance etc…
How can you know God: As Jehovah Raphael….. HEALER (Exodus 15:26)
when you have never had to deal with incurable disease, terminal illness, continuous pain, non-stop discomfort and the like.
How can you know God: As Jehovah Jireh…. PROVIDER (Genesis 22:14)
when you have never lacked or been in dire need or want
How can you know God: As Jehovah Nissi….the Lord our banner (Exodus 17:16)
When you are encompassed by a very organized system or society with a good social system and with great and well equipped armies to protect and fight for its citizenry
How can you know God: As Jehovah El-Shaddai….All sufficient/Almighty God (Genesis 17:1) God said; "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."(Genesis 17:1-11)
When you can not even recognize His might in that pretty flower and the little ant that was created with particular detail in mind, how can you know Him?
How can you know God: As Jehovah Adonai….Our sovereign God (Genesis15:28)
When you have so many others that are supreme and superior in your life that you hold in high esteem
How can you know God: As Jehovah Elohim….the eternal creator (Genesis 1:1)
When you still think the evolutionists have a very ‘logical’ point of view.
Elohim…..Meditate on this great name of God and be humbled as you ponder all he is and all he does. Listen and obey what he tells you in Psalm 46:10; "Cease striving and know that I am God."
How can you know God: As Jehovah Mekaddishkem…the Lord our sanctifier (Exodus 31:13)
When you believe that all others who ‘fall’ and ‘sin’ easily are simpletons and ordinary WEAKLINGS!
How can you know God: As Jehovah Tsidkenu… Jehovah-Tsidkenu, the Lord our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6)
When you have a mindset that it is in your power and might that you are a GOOD PERSON!
How can you know God: As Jehovah Rohi…The Lord our shepherd (Psalm 23:1)
When your ego is taller than you in a standing position, only sheep have SHEPHERDS!
How can you know God: As Jehovah ELYON…The Lord most high (Genesis 14:18)
When so many other things especially people are held in highest esteem in your eyes
How can you know God: As Jehovah ELGIBBOR…. The mighty God (Isaiah 9:6-7)
When you trust in horses and chariots and the power of your gathered spiritual and physical armory
How can you know God: As Jehovah Eloheenu ….The Lord our God (Psalm 99:5, 8, 9)
When you do not even believe THERE IS A GOD
How can you know God: As Jehovah Hoseenu…..The Lord our maker (Psalm 95:6)
When you do not believe ALL THINGS WERE MADE but evolved from the clash and mixing together of gases
How can you know God: As Jehovah ELOLAM…The everlasting God?
Eternal, never-ending Supreme one! This, you can only know when you believe without man’s intellect
Daniel records: “As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat.” (Daniel 7:9)
“He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet. He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.” (Psalm 18:9-10) That is the Ancient of Days.
Daniel saw “one like a son of man” (a picture of the pre-incarnate Christ) approaching the throne into the presence of the Ancient of Days. “He (Jesus) was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.” (Daniel 7:14)
Jehovah-M'Kaddesh - the Lord our Sanctifier
The Lord says: "Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the Lord your God. Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the Lord, who makes you holy." (Leviticus 20:7-8)
Jehovah-Shammah - The Lord is There
Ezekiel chapter 48:35; "All the way around shall be eighteen thousand cubits; and the name of the city (speaking of Jerusalem) from that day shall be: THE LORD IS THERE."
"a cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord." (1 Kings 8:10) Therefore God himself came down to dwell there. The Lord tells Solomon concerning this temple in Jerusalem, "My eyes and my heart will be there perpetually." (1 Kings 9:3)
Jehovah - Rohi - "Jehovah, my Shepherd" Psalm 23:1
Psalm 23 is one of the most well beloved and well known scriptures in the whole Bible. It is in this Psalm that we meet Jehovah-Rohi, the Lord my shepherd.
Prince of Peace
Isaiah 9:6 says; “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, and Prince of Peace.”
“For He Himself IS our peace…” (Ephesians 2:14)
Immanuel means “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 says; “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew is quoting the Old Testament prophet, Isaiah 7:14 which says; “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”
How can you know him or understand the concept of a supreme being that is creator, who knows all, who sees all and has ALL SPARE PARTS when needed in healing, with Him.
The almighty God.
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