Isaiah 48:12-13, 16: ”Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I AM he; I AM THE FIRST, also I AM THE LAST. MINE HAND also hath LAID THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH, and my right hand hath SPANNED THE HEAVENS: when I call unto them, they stand up together”. (Look who speaks in Zachariah 12:1) “Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there I AM: AND NOW THE LORD GOD, AND HIS SPIRIT, HATH SENT ME”. IN THIS SHORT PASSAGE WE HAVE CLEAR REFERENCE TO THE LORD GOD, HIS SPIRIT AND THE SENT ONE WHO CALLS HIMSELF THE GREAT I AM, THE FIRST AND THE LAST AND THE CREATOR.
Who, do you suppose, is the “Sent One”? Behold, here He is called CREATOR of Earth and Heavens, not in any Christian writing, but in original Hebrew Scripture and by Isaias. Compare Isa 61:1-2; Isa 63:8-10; Zech. 2:10-12; Psa.45:6-7; Psa. 110: 1-7.
What does “ISRAEL…MY CALLED” (Isaiah 48:12) mean? Did the SENT ONE, sent by Father God, call Israel into existence? Israel was CALLED by the SENT ONE – in what way?
Keep in mind that only God, the FATHER, is supreme in authority and pre-eminence. (John 14:28, John 10:29) There is no one on that level beside the Father (1 Cor. 15:27-28). On the next level down in authority, goodness and power, but also biblically CALLED GOD, are the Spirit of God and the Messenger of God, the Angel of God, Christ Jesus. They are “ONE” with the Father in purpose, in love and intent. But certainly NOT in either authority or in pre-eminence.
How can anyone, apart from the Father, be called God? Believe me, I don’t know. They are never called God in the same sense as the Father. But here, they ARE NOT CALLED GOD BY ANY CHRISTIAN SOURCE. They are called God BY HEBREW OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES:
ISAIAH 9:6: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, THE MIGHTY GOD, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Prophecy eight centuries before the Messiah: THAT HE WILL BECOME A MAN. BUT HIS NAME SHALL BE GOD). Compare Jarem. 23:5-8, Zachariah 13:7, Ps 110:1, etc.
To those still searching for answers and peace, may I say, search for the only truth and remedy that exists, for the God that loves you, who made all life and who has made, and will make again, a beautiful world.
Any CONCEIVABLE sacrifice in this life is worthwhile to find the BIBLICAL Christ Jesus and to belong to Him! If you want Him, pray now with me, "DEAREST LORD JESUS, FORGIVE ME MY SINS. I REJECT ALL NON-BIBLICAL RELIGION. PLEASE BE THE RULER OF MY LIFE. HELP ME TO LOVE YOU MORE EVERY DAY AND TO OBEY YOU WITH ALL MY STRENGTH AND TO READ YOUR BIBLE DAILY, EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE."
Dwell in in the serene peace and love of our Lord and His people and carry His will and His love, as long as possible, unto this perishing world.