Summary: Elohim is the God of creation, re-creation, and storation; the God that helps us to start again.
WHO IS THIS MAN (part 2)
“His Name Is Elohim”
SERIES TEXT: Hebrews 3:1
INTRODUCTION – If we are going to build a confidence in the principle and process of confession, we must build a confidence in the person of our confession. We must consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus. The Greek word for profession is the same as the Greek word for confession, “homologeo.” A profession is what we do for income. As believers, confession is what we do to cause what is in heaven to come into the earth. Our profession is confession. Christ Jesus is the Apostle and High Priest of our confession. He is the Word of God (Jn 1:1-3, & 14) and He is the God of the Word (Heb 1:8-12). In order to learn to trust in His word, we must learn to trust Him. To learn to trust Him, we must get to know Him more. We must get to know Him more, that we may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings (Phil 3:10). We should want to know Him more that we may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge (Eph 3:18-19). God wants us to know more about His power and His personality, His authority and His ability, His conduct and His character so He introduces us to different facets of His nature by introducing Himself to different people at different times in different situations by different names. Today we’ll begin to learn more about the God of the Word by going to the beginning of the word of God.
MESSAGE TEXT: Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
1. Elohim is the God creation. The word God in Genesis 1:1 is the Hebrew word “Elohim.” In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth, so Elohim is the God of creation, beginnings and new things. The prefix “El” means strong and might one. The suffix “im” in Hebrew is the same as the ending “s” in English, so, not only is Elohim the God of creation, beginnings and new things but He is also one God with more than one facet to His being. The Lord our God is One (Deut 6:4) but the Lord our God is three-in-one (1 Jn 5:7). Creation bears witness to the fact that God is three-in-one because creation is three-in-one. (Height, width, depth; liquid, solid, vapor; sky, land, sea; heaven, earth, hell; animals, fish, foul; spirit, soul, body; good, acceptable,
perfect; 30, 60, 100 fold; prayer, intercession, supplication).
Elohim is the God of creation.
2. Elohim is the God or re-creation and restoration. The creation story is Genesis 1:1. Genesis 1:2 says And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. 1 Cor 14:40 tells us that God does decently and in order. Jn 1:4 tells us that in Him was life; and the life was the light of men. The God of decency, order, and light would not have created the earth without form, void, and dark. Therefore, something must have happened between Gen 1:1 and Gen 1:2. Jn 10:10 tells us that the devil comes to still kill and destroy. Between Gen1:1 and Gen 1:2, Satan was kicked out of heaven and fell to the earth like lightning (Rev 12:7-9) (Luk 10:18). Gen 1:3 is the beginning of the re-creation story. Elohim is the God of re-creation and restoration. In Gen 1:1, God created. To create is bring something out of nothing. In Gen 1:3, God started to re-create or restore because He took what had been destroyed and made it better than it was before. This is the resurrection power of God, the ability to take negative and turn it into positive. Only Elohim can all things both bad and good work together for good. Elohim is the God of re-creation and restoration.