Summary: God wants you to get a revelation of who He is and to know Him. Revelation comes through His Word and experience with Him. We are transformed by His revealing character.
Description: God wants you to get a revelation of who He is and to know Him.
Revelation comes through His Word and experience with Him.
We are transformed by His revealing character.
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM : and he said , Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by .
Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth , or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
We serve a God who is eternal.
Who is alive forever more.
We serve a God who is awake.
Who does not sleep.
We serve a God who is involved in our day to day.
We serve a Living God!
Fool’s Deny this Living God
Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
The fool in Scripture is one who has lost his wisdom and reason
said in his heart : heart is the control panel, he thinks, he doubts or he wishes
Once someone is given over to sin, they begin to wish that there were no God. No authority that is righteous. No authority that can judge their condition.
But you see it is God who is at work in us,
who when we are walking in the right that we know begins to reveal Himself,
who gives us a measure of faith...
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Not only does God reveal Himself to us,
but also His creation...
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork .
Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein :
Everything is vanity compared to this living God!
1. A Living God Intervenes
1 Kings 18:24-27, 36-38
24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said , It is well spoken.
26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying , O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered . And they leaped upon the altar which was made.
27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said , Cry aloud : for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked .
They began to cut themselves.
Elijah set up the altar unto the Lord
36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near , and said , LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.
37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
38 Then the fire of the LORD fell , and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.