7 Jehovah Mephalte answers

Answers

1.   Through the will of Jehovah Mephalte, the Lord our Deliverer, Moses was given the power to set the Israelites free from their slavery in Egypt.  God delivered the Israelites in a spectacular rescue that included the parting of the Red Sea to provide an escape route for the Israelites who were fleeing their ruthless Egyptian Masters.  “I will” appears 7 times.

2.  He handed over the nations and the Promised Land to the Israelites.

God is the conveyer of grace.  He seeks us out and bestows his unmerited favor on those who will accept it.

When we have faith, we receive righteousness handed to us freely from the hand of God.

God handed over his son for the sins of humanity.

God gives us justification and life when we accept his son. God will hand eternal life to those who come in the name of his son.

God handed the Ten Commandments, the law to Moses

3.  Hannah was given a child.  God delivered her from her anguish and persecution because she had not conceived.

Sarah was barren and God brought her aged body to life and enabled her to conceive and bear the child Isaac.

Rebekah had not been able to conceive, so Isaac went to the Lord and asked for a child from the womb of his beloved Rebekah

4.  Jonah was sent to Nineveh to warn them of judgment if they did not repent of their sin.

Elijah was given the word that there would be no rain or dew for years because of the gross   immorality Ahab had encouraged in Israel.

He advised Elijah to hide at the brook of Cherith because Ahab and Jezebel were going to kill him.  God sent the ravens to feed him while he was hiding

When the brook dried up, God sent him to Zarepath where he met a starving family, a widow and her son.  God sent Elijah to deliver the widow.

God sent power to Elijah that enabled him to provide vessels of oil and flour that never failed to provide food for them all.

He sent a mighty fire from heaven that lit the sodden sacrifice prepared by Elijah.

5.    The king declared that Daniels God was the God of gods, and the Lord of kings and Daniel was made rewarded and made a ruler in the land.

6.    Joshua was promised the Israelites would overtake Jericho.  The people followed the instructions from the messenger sent by God and the walls of Jericho fell.

7.    Jesus Christ, the Savior

8.    He preserves those who are faithful and true to him. Those who have regard to the weak. He preserves the souls of the saints.

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7 Jehovah Mephalte, Our Deliverer, Part One

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English: Elijah Resuscitating the Son of the Widow of Zarephath (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Romans 7:24 KJV O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

When we talked about the God of righteousness, Jehovah Tsidkenu, we found that this awesome God can tolerate no sinful condition in his presence.  And man…has no claim to righteousness.  Romans 3:10-18    As it is written:  “There is no one righteous, not even one; 11 there is no one who understands;     there is no one who seeks God.  12 All have turned away; they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. 13 Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips.  14 Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness. 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood; 16 ruin and misery mark their ways, 17 and the way of peace they do not know. 18     There is no fear of God before their eyes.

Sobering, gut wrenching news!  Abraham, the father of the Jewish nation, favored by God was not a righteous man.  Righteousness was given him because of his faith in what God told him.  Not one human being has sought God, understands God, or even wants God.  Gentile and Jew have turned away from Him.  We do not even want to obey God and we are of absolutely no use to him.  There is no hope.  Or is there?  Now for the rest of the story,

God has a history in the role of deliverer. Without God our struggle in our own strength is doomed to failure.  Romans 8:25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. God has provided deliverance.  Looking at the definition of the word “deliverer, we can find many instances of God in his holy role as Jehovah Mephalte, deliverer of his people. The definition of deliverer in Webster made me ask;   “How does God meet these definitions?”  We will discuss how Jesus meets this definition in another segment.

The definition of deliverer:

1.       to set free:

God had promised to deliver the Israelites from their exile in a strange land many years before the slavery of that nation occurred. The only hope for deliverance from the Hebrew exile was through the promise given to Abraham that his descendants would be made slaves in a strange land but that he would deliver them from that bondage.  Genesis 15:13-14   “Then the Lord said to him, ‘Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. 14 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions’.”

Read Exodus 6:6-8.  How did God act as Jehovah Mephalte in this verse?  From your previous experience in the word of God, was this promise of deliverance kept?  How many times does the phrase I will appear in this text?

These are the seven “I wills of redemption.  (J Vernon McGee, Through the Bible)

a)    I will bring you out from under your burden.  God will deliver us from the burden of sin.

b)    I will redeem you with outstretched arms.  God is reaching for us with love and longing.  He has a plan to salvage us from our sins, but he must come to him for it.

c)    I will take you to me for a people.  He not only has plans to save us; he has plans for our future.

d)    I will be to you a God.  He chose us before the foundation of the world.  “He does not struggle to love His own in spite of their failures, God love his own because it is His nature to love.  He wants to be our God.”  (J Vernon McGee.)

e)     I will bring you into the land.   These “I wills” are a picture of what God wants to do for us.  The Old Testament is a picture, an arrow, pointing to Christ.  The land that was promised to the Israelites was Canaan.  For us, it is a picture of the Christian life as we should be living it.  We are given all spiritual blessings.  The Holy Spirit gives us the power to utilize and enjoy them.  Ephesians 4:1, And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, Ephesians 54:1-2 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

  f)      And I will give you the land for a heritage.  Our heritage is our salvation and it involves so much more than we realize.  We have access to God; The Holy Spirit to strengthen us and teach us, God’s love is real.  We have been delivered from the wrath we deserve.  We have been justified and have peace with him and in our hearts if we will just receive it.

  1.  to take and hand over to or leave for another: convey <deliver a package>hand over, surrender

Read  Exodus 23:30-31, Romans 3:24, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:3, Romans 5:13,18-21, Exodus 20:3-17. 

From these verses make a list of ways God has acted as Jehovah Mephalte, the Lord our Deliverer by taking, handing over, or conveying something?  Can you think of others?  Write them and the Bible verses to share with others.

He has no reason to justify us.  He freely gives us grace, his unmerited favor, because we need it. We receive his grace, through faith, which is also given if we listen to the word of God.

Adam’s sin, his disobedience brought condemnation and death.  The infinite Christ’s one act of obedience brought righteousness and life eternal.

3.  to assist in giving birth

Read 1 Samuel 1:1-9, Gen. 25:23, Genesis 17:15-16.  .  From your reading of the above verses, discuss how God acted as deliverer in the lives of these three women.

Jehovah Mephalte is merciful, all seeing, and all powerful.  Being a deliverer is just one characteristic of Yahweh.  He is interested in delivering us from our personal problems and stress.

4.       to send (something aimed or guided) to an intended target or destination:

God is a deliverer in this sense also for he delivers his word to his people.  Each time he gives his word, he also has a definite target or destination for his word as well as a definite purpose.

Read Jonah 1:1, What was the word given to Jonah and what was its intended target.

Read 1 Kings 17:1 What word did God give to Elijah and who was the target?

God also sent word to Elijah on at least two other occasions for another purpose.

Read 1 Kings 17:2-15, What did God say to Elijah and why? What did God send to Elijah other than his word?

Read 1 Kings 17:16-38. Who did God send Elijah to and why?

1 Kings 17:16-38 tells the story of a confrontation between the priest of Baal and The God of Elijah.  The verses that concern us as we define our deliver are 1 Kings 17:31-38.

Read 1 Kings 17:31-38.   What did God send to Elijah that ensured his victory over the priest of Baal?

Elijah was sent to deliver God’s opposition to the worship of Baal and those who were participating in that worship.  He was given words of prophesy and signs of great wonder to verify his rebukes from God. God also sent word to Elijah advising him as to where he could find protection and sustenance from his enemies.

5.  to come through with: produce <can deliver the best results>

God always delivers.  He can be counted on to follow through on his promises.  Many stories in the Bible talk about God answering prayers.  Abraham would be the first to declare that God always delivers on his promises.

Daniel, a prisoner of Nebuchadnezzar, was expected enter the kings service after being trained in the ways of Babylon.  This included the worship of strange Gods, idols, which Daniel knew was forbidden in his own religion.  Daniel 1:88 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king’s dainties, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.  He retained his faith in the most high God and was rewarded with wisdom and good health.  Later we read of the kings perplexing dreams, which only Daniel was able to interpret through revelation from God.

 Read Daniel 2:47-49 47 God sent the dreams to Pharaoh as a warning and he sent the answers to his faithful servant Daniel.  What was the result?

6.  to produce the promised, desired, or expected results:

God delivered Noah and his family and sent them out to repopulate the earth.  Abraham received the promised son.  Israel received the promised land, at least all of it that they were brave enough to take.

Read Joshua 5:13-15, Joshua 6:2.  Joshua 6:20.

The people marched around the city of Jericho as they were instructed.  I wonder if they knew what was going to happen.  Certainly the people of Jericho did not know. What was promised? What was the desired result of God’s instructions and did it come to pass.

How dumbfounded they must have been.  They got the desired results from Jehovah Mephalte.  All they had to do was rush through the broken walls and take the city.  He had delivered what he had promised.

7.  rescuer:

Read Revelation 13:8.  Who was to rescue mankind?

Jesus is the fireman, the policeman, the Coast Guard.  He is the Marine, the foot soldier, the Navy and the Air Force.  He alone can save us.

The plan of the Trinity (Elohim) before the world began was to save mankind. Jesus is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.  The blood of this sacrifice streams throughout the stories of the Bible.  The plan to rescue mankind involved all members of the Godhead.  The Father would give His Son to be the sacrifice.  Jesus would be the innocent sacrifice who would die to pay the penalty for the sin of man.   His blood would be offered to cover man and provide the justification necessary for him to enter the kingdom of heaven acceptable to God because of what Christ had accomplished on the cross.  John 3:16; 10:17-18 The Holy Spirit would provide the line of communication between God and men.  He would teach men the knowledge and power of the grace that was offered to whoever would come.

And of course Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego, and Daniel in the Lion’s den.  God personally entered the fiery furnace to rescue them and shut the mouths of the lions to deliver Daniel.

8.   Preserver

Psalm 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever.

Read   Psalm 31:23NIV. Psalm 41:1-3NIV Psalm 97:10 ASV Who does the Lord preserve?

Though we might fail in our walk with God, he does not forsake us but instead preserves us.     Our souls are protected by Jehovah Mephalte.

And my favorite…Psalm 116:6. The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.   I love this verse because it refers to me personally and I am grateful he thought to preserve the simple.

Jehovah Mephalte, The Lord Our Deliverer; how I need him.  He sets me free, delivers his word to me, and conveys grace and favor to me.  He assists women in giving birth.  He always keeps his promises and his word produces results.  He personally enters the fiery furnace of our trouble and iniquity to save us.  He always delivers the promised, desired and expected results promised by his word.  He rescues us from death itself and preserves us by the efforts of the Holy Spirit that we might enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

6 Jehovah Tsidkenu, the Lord Our Righteousness, part 3 Man’s Only Hope

Jehovah Tsidkenu…The LORD Our Righteousness

American Standard Version (ASV)

Romans 3:10-18

As it is written:

“There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”
13 “Their throats are open graves;
their tongues practice deceit.”
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”
14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 ruin and misery mark their ways,
17 and the way of peace they do not know.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

I hope our previous study brought home one truth, a fact that cannot be denied. No man is righteous. Mankind is condemned because he cannot maintain the standards of our holy Creator by his own efforts. No man can present himself before the throne of God with his head held high and say, “I have religiously kept your commandments from my youth. I am without fault and I demand entrance into heaven on the basis of my own efforts.” This man is spoken of by Paul in Romans 10:1-3  Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. 2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. 3 Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness

The Israelites were zealous for God. They avidly obeyed the law, even adding to it in an effort to perfect righteousness. God was their objective and this was a good thing, an admirable vocation, but it was flawed. They did not submit to God’s righteousness. As a matter of fact, they did not understand that the righteousness of God was based on faith. That faith was a gift from God, free…without strings or human effort. There was nothing they could do to earn it.

We are often in the same boat as the Israelites. We go to church, sing the hymns, pray, and even study one day a week or maybe two. We are busy, busy, busy, doing the work of the “church”. I am not saying that is a bad thing, but it is not enough. We do not have discernment about the real meaning of righteousness, the kind of righteousness required of us by God.

So what is righteousness?  Righteousness is attained when we conform to God’s standards of right and wrong. In Christianity, Judaism and Islam righteousness is also defined as rectitude, or the sense of being judged as righteous, leading a life that is pleasing to God. The dictionary defines righteousness as being morally upright, without guilt or sin. According to these definitions…no one can declare himself righteous.  Isaiah 64:6 NLT “We are all infected and impure with sin. When we put on our prized robes of righteousness, we find they are but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves we fade, wither and fall. And our sins, like the wind, sweep us away.”

“Is it not marvelous that people can read the Bible and all the time fail to see its essential teaching and its personal application to themselves? There is scarcely anything more surprising and saddening than the presence of intellectual knowledge of God’s Word with an utter failure to appreciate its spiritual meaning and force.” Dr Griffith Thomas

We carry our big pristine Bibles back and forth for years and never perceive what it really means to be saved. We do not grow. We see no Spiritual growth because we do not develop Spiritual discernment.

Elohim, the Trinity, looked at the ruin and misery that resulted from the depravity, deceit, destruction, and hurt of sin and declared that the whole world was guilty before Him. The holy God looked at man and said, For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die. Ezekiel 18:4 It is a righteous judgment for He is the Creator and His character of righteousness requires justice and truth. Yet His character is also merciful, loving.

Hebrews 8:12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

So God has a problem. If He does what His Holy nature requires, He would wipe out the whole nasty bunch and be done with it. What about His love and mercy? God must keep all of His character attributes in balance if He is to be righteous. Remember the hymn by Avis B. Christiansen?

“Love found a way to redeem my soul,

Love found a way that could make me whole:

Love sent my Lord to the cross of shame,

Love found a way, O praise His Holy name.

With loving wisdom and power Elohim, brought forth the gospel which is the power of God to bring salvation to mankind. It was love that found a way. God retained His holiness, His mercy, justice and truth and His power gave it birth. The incarnate son of God was to be the way. In the form of Jesus, God could completely identify with man so He might bring redemption to a lost humanity. Psalm 85:11-10 describes the person of Christ.  Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.

Romans 3:19, 21 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile.

This versetells us that the righteousness of God was manifested in the person of Jesus Christ, because Christ was God manifest (made known) in the flesh and the purpose of His coming was to atone for the sins of mankind.

Romans 5:6-11 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

He alone was suited for the task because He wrote the law which man had broken. He was without sin. He that was without sin became sin for us “that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.2 Corinthians 5:21God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Those who put their faith in Christ are declared righteous. Does God declare one righteous who is not? Not at all. The only true righteousness on this planet is imputed righteousness and imputed righteousness is the imputed Christ. I did not understand this for years and still discover layers of meaning as I study it today.

What does imputed mean? “to take something that belongs to someone and credit it to another’s account.”

When Adam sinned, his inner being was transformed. He developed an inclination to sin. Evidently it works like genetics. Our tendency to sin, the desires we have that are not a reflection of God’s thoughts, the condition of sin imbedded in us began with Adam and as his offspring, his sin is imputed or credited to us. We are born already morally impure and the original sin shows up throughout our lives in what we do, how we think, and how we make our choices. Adam not only passed on his humanity, and physical traits, and intelligence, He passed to his descendents his sinful nature. W are born sinners and that is why we sin.

“We are regarded as having sinned in Adam, and hence as deserving of the same punishment. This is imputed sin. Thus, we not only receive polluted and sinful natures because of Adam’s sin (original sin), but we are also regarded as having sinned in Adam such that we are guilty of his act as well (imputed sin). Imputed sin is the ruin of our standing before God and is thus not an internal quality but an objective reckoning of guilt, whereas original sin is the ruin of our character and thus is a reference to internal qualities. Both original sin and imputed sin place us under the judgment of God.”

(What is the Difference Between Original Sin and Imputed Sin? January 23, 2006 by Matt Perman)

Lest anyone think this is unfair, how many people have been able to resist their legacy of sin? Just as the sin of our father, Adam, was credited to our account, another man without sin was needed to bring us back into right standing with ‘God.
Jesus came as a man and lived a life completely pleasing to God. He was able to satisfy the demands of God’s law. He became the infinite lamb who bore the sins of infinite humanity. My sins were credited to him and He paid the penalty. Galatians 3:13 He became a curse for us. 2 Corinthians 5:21 God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

We become righteous through Christ. How does this come about?

This righteousness is given through faith in[a] Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, Romans 3:22

We do not become righteous by being good, we become righteous through faith in Christ. We do not come by righteousness naturally; God makes us that way

Create in me a pure heart, O God,and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 Only God can “create.” He alone can take that which in impure and ugly within us and fashion something entirely new. Our righteousness is in His hands. Our righteousness is in the LORD.

Where hope would otherwise become hopelessness, it becomes faith. Robert Brault

The question is, Faith in what?

The Word of God is clear. Mankind is guilty, unrighteous, filthy in the sight of God, incapable of doing good. We cannot attain, much less maintain, God’s standards of right and wrong; but God assures us that there is hope for sinful man. A careful examination of Romans 3-8 inspires an awesome reverence for God, who is the source of all righteousness.

 

Read Romans 3:10-18.


10 as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one; 11 There is none that understandeth, There is none that seeketh after God;
12 They have all turned aside, they are together become unprofitable; There is none that doeth good, no, not, so much as one:
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; With their tongues they have used deceit: The poison of asps is under their lips: 4 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood;16 Destruction and misery are in their ways;17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.

 

Paul begins by quoting Psalm, Ecclesiastes, and Isaiah.  Read 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.

Paul is using this verse as the basis for his statement that no one is good, no one is righteous.  There are no exceptions.  No one is righteous.  No one is deserving of God’s love.

 

  1.  According to Romans 3:10, what are two other areas where man is lacking?

 

Man does not understand God and He is not trying to find out.  From the time of Adam, God has been the seeker and the only source of our salvation.  All have turned away and become worthless.”

 

 

  1.  Read Isaiah 53:6  Whose way are we following?

We have detoured from the path of righteousness and become worthless. The King James version uses the word “unprofitable” Another way of translating it would be “sour,” or “corrupted,” “useless.” Because we are not following the path laid out for us by God, sin takes over our hearts and we become selfish, self centered, without the ability to produce the Fruits of the Spirit

  1. 3.   Are there any exceptions? Read Psalm 14:3

 

All have turned away from God and His goodness.

 

4. Can you provide an example of the following? a) The throat is an open sepulchre;

 

 The throat is an open grave which spews the corruption of the heart. Filthy language permeates our society. We hear foul and filthy language on television and on the streets. This language comes from the corruption in the heart. Just as the stench of the corrupted body spews forth when the grave is opened, the rotten corruption in our hearts comes out when we open our mouth.

 

b) the poison of asps is under their lips, c)  Read Isaiah 59:7-8 feet are swift to shed blood,

5. Read Psalm 5:9, Psalm 140:3, Psalm 10:7. a) Add to your list of “lip sins.

We know the problem, now what is the answer? What is the only hope for a planet of insensitive, corrupt, impious fools, who spoil everything around them? “The only hope for the race, the Scriptures teach, is for individuals to turn to the LORD for salvation.” The Bible Knowledge commentary, Old Testament, John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck, Psalm 14:1-3 pg 802

 

6. Read Psalm 36:1 What do the wicked do that Paul also attributes to the unrighteous. (They do not fear God.)

7. Read Proverbs 1:7, Job 28:28, Proverbs 9:10  What is the “fear of the Lord.”  How should we act on receiving wisdom?

 

 The fear of the Lord is wisdom and knowledge of God is understanding that in order to be accepted by Him we must depart from evil.

 

8. Read Ecclesiastes 12:13  What is the duty of man?

 

When we have the proper perspective of God, We hold him in awe as the mighty Creator of the Universe, as the source of all righteousness and wisdom. We will reverence Him by worship, trust, obedience and service.

 

9. Read Psalm 15:1-5   Who among us can claim to be perfect in our obedience to the list in these verses?

 

We have learned that righteousness is being right with God; reverent and obedient. We also have learned that no one possesses righteousness nor can he be justified it by his own effort.

 

10. Read James 2:10. Can we keep the law?

11. Read Galatians 2:16.If a person could be perfectly obedient to the law, yet could not reach righteousness, how can it be achieved?

 

12. Read Hebrews 2:17-18 and II Corinthians 5:21 How does He make us righteous?

 

Elohim, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, possess the qualities of love, justice, holiness, truth, mercy, wisdom, and power in perfect balance. therefore, only God is righteous. (James E. Hanson, Reformed Presbyterian Church, Takoma, Washington) Because he alone is righteous, He alone can impute that righteousness to a sinful man who has repented and come to saving knowledge of Christ as his personal Savior.

 

13. Read John 1:12  Who has the right to become children of God?

14. Now reread the verse that uses the name Jehovah Tsidkenu for the first time in the Old Testament.  Jeremiah 23:5-6, Revelation 5:5, 22:16 Who is the righteous branch? Who is Jehovah Tsidkenu, man’s only hope of attaining righteousness?

 

Jehovah Jireh Chapter 5 part 5 Essay Why are our prayers not answered?

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Summary of conditions to be met for prayer to be answered

 

As we study God’s word, we see how He has provided in a myriad of circumstances,
sometimes with miracles as with Elisha and the widow, sometimes with circumstances as with Esther, and answers to our problems seem distant and farfetched.  We wonder how we can access His provision for
ourselves in a personal way. First let me say that I believe prayers are answered in a mighty way, just not always the way we would wish at the time we pray.

I want to summarize the conditions for answered prayer.  Do I believe that all of these conditions
must be met for prayer to be answered? No, I do not.

5 And Jehovah descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah.
6 And Jehovah passed by before him, and proclaimed, Jehovah, Jehovah, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth,
Exodus 34:5-6

God is merciful, full of love, mercy and compassion on his creation.  And that is the reason He answers prayer. He is God and does things just because He wants to.  For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy
on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.
Romans
9:15

Do I believe that we can motivate God to act on our behalf?  Ask Daniel whose persistent prayers caused a
powerful angel of God to fight the demons of darkness for 21 days in order to visit Daniel personally with answers to his questions. Daniel 10

Persistent prayers do get God’s attention, but thank God He most often acts from a completely “God motivation!”  We can read the Bible, pray, go to church, tithe as the Bible commands, serve and love others, worship, but it does not appear that any of those things by themselves can motivate God to act on our
behalf.  God is motivated by His love for us.  Not our actions, not our love for Him, but His love for us.  We do not get answered prayer because we have been good. Our good behavior is not what brings us blessings because our
righteousness is only a filthy rag in His sight.

For we are all become as one that is unclean, and all our righteousness are as a polluted garment: and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. Isaiah 6:5

That is what redemption is all about.  Thank God my prayers are seen in the light of Christ and what He did on the cross and not on my own merit, because I could not expect any recognition based on that.  Our God is the only true God.  He could not be conceived by human imagination.  Man would dare to create a God that would respond on the basis of merit. But the true God responds because He does not see us as black or white,
good or not so good.  He makes no distinctions and His blessing flow to the righteous and the unrighteous.

 ‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.”But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.For if
you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same?
Matthew 5:43-46 

That being said, there are indications in Scripture that we can hinder our prayer efforts by certain behaviors.

The first prayer God answers is the sinner’s prayer of repentance.  Each of us must walk that path of deep remorse for our sins and the desire to be forgiven. We must have a deep rooted desire to turn from our sins and follow the  way Jesus sets before us.  We must acknowledge that Jesus is the Son of God.  God spoke at Jesus’ baptism: “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”  Matthew  3:17

He was born of a virgin. “. . . ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found  favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. . . . of his kingdom there will be no end.’ And Mary said to the angel, ‘How will this be, since I am a virgin?’ And the angel answered her,  ” The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of  God” Luke 1:30-35.

He lived a sinless life in human form.  Having then a great high priest, who hath passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  15 For we have not a high priest  that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one that hath been in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews  4:14-16
21 Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; that we
might become the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:21

We must understand that it was our own vile nature of sin that nailed a  compassionate willing Jesus to the cross in our own place.   “And  by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus
Christ once for all”
Hebrews  10:10.

We must be convinced that Jesus lay in the embrace of death for three days in a dark borrowed tomb and that He routed death forever when He rose on the third day.
because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved:
Romans 10:9.

No longer does man have to be separated from the gracious presence of God  Scripture.  We can face God dressed in the glorious robe of Christ, not because of anything we have done, but because of what Jesus did for us.

21 Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; that we
might become the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:21

Before you pray, Seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 6:33   What are all “these things”?   19 And  m God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Since Jesus is the author of all things physically and Spiritually, I take Him at His word.  How do I see His Kingdom?  (Luke 17: 20-21)  Jesus told the Pharisees the Kingdom of God was within them.  A  better translation might be “among you”.
Jesus is a representative of the Kingdom of God.  In Psalms 145:10-13 it says, “All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee, They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power. To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations”
.  The
LORDS prayer says Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Jesus is the Kingdom that is coming.

We are praying for His return.  We are to seek Him with reading and obedience to His teaching, prayer study, church attendance, giving, tithe, caring for others, and loving others.

Before you petition God, sincerely,  contritely, and fervently, ask for forgiveness of your sins.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. l John 1-9

If  we are forgiven when we become saved, why do we need to continue to ask for forgiveness.  I found this quote from  Pairtach. Puritanboard postgraduate, Puritan Board Forum that says it far better than I can.

‘“. Justification doesn’t mean :-

(a ) That God is not in some sense displeased when we sin (e.g. II Sam. 11:27)
(b) That we can stop confessing our sins and seeking renewed forgiveness,
cleansing, repentance and new obedience. (e.g. John 13:10) throughout our
lives.
(c) That so-called “little sins” can’t turn into “big sins” that can be
disastrous for our profession of faith and also our lives, and therefore they
need to be nipped in the bud. (e.g. I Corinthians 5:6).
(d) That – although God will never take His Holy Spirit from dwelling in a
justified sinner – He can and may remove His felt presence, usually because of
sin.(e.g. Psalm 51:11)
(e) That we may be chastised by God for various sins (e.g. Heb. 12:7) by
various troubles, or we may experience trouble from God’s hand, not because of
any particular sin(s) but to improve the quality of our faith, love and hope
and hone us to further perfection and maturity, like already pure gold being
purified further (e.g. Job 1:1; 40: 3-5; 42:5-6).
(f) That we may not sometimes or often lack assurance that we justified,
adopted and are being sanctified.”

Before you ask for God to prosper you, be sure you are observing and doing all of His commandments to the best of your ability.  Deuteronomy 28:1-68 lists the many blessing available to those who observe and are obedient to His wishes.

When you ask for God to guide and teach  you, be sure you are open to God.  When you ask Him to instruct you in His ways, ask in absolute awe and reverence, totally convinced that His laws are the only way to live.

10 All  the paths of Jehovah are loving kindness and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.  Psalm 25:10

If you truly want God to plan your life and delight in your path, then follow the path He has planned for you.

 Do not trust yourself, your own wisdom or understanding to plot a course to follow.  Psalm 37:23

Study the Scripture to know what God’s word says about How to live and be convinced that His way is the only true way.

If you want to have peace without fear of evil, then listen to God’s voice as He lovingly whispers in your ear as you
study as you go about your daily life, as you pray.  

18 And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you; and therefore will be be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for Jehovah is a God of justice; blessed are all they that wait for him.
19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; thou shalt weep no more; he will surely be gracious unto
thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear, he will answer thee.
20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be
hidden anymore, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers;
21 and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk
ye in it; when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
Isaiah 30:18-21

If you want to have immediate access to Him, then abide in the vine and be not cut from it. “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in
Me
. John 15:4  Be connected!

If you want your prayers answered do not pray with wrong, selfish or evil motives. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may spend it in your pleasures. James 4:3

If you want your prayers answered make sure that you are honoring your husband or wife, because God says your prayers are hindered if you are not doing that. I included the wife in this because I believe it to be inferred in the
previous scripture

Ye husbands, in like manner, dwell with your wives according to  knowledge, giving honor unto the woman, as unto the weaker vessel, as being  also  joint-heirs of the grace of life; to the end that your prayers be not
hindered. 
I Peter 3:7
If you want answered prayer, ask in His name, not just orally, but making sure your request is one He would make if He were the one praying.  That is what asking in His name means. “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. “Whatever you ask in My  name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. “If you
ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
 John 14:12-14

When you pray, be sure that what you are asking is within His will…speak what God’s word says when you
pray. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight. This is His commandment, that  we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as
He commanded us.  The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
  I John 3:21-24

These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His
will, He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
1 John 5:13-15

Remember what He has done for you when you pray.
 
8 Jehovah is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness. 9 He will not always chide; Neither will he keep his anger forever. 10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins, or rewarded us after our iniquities. 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is his loving kindness toward
them that fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, So  Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.
His loving kindness is reserved for
those who reverence Him.  He has mercy on  those who fear Him and hold Him in awe and glorify Him for what He has done.
 Psalm 103:8-13

When you go to Him in prayer, Go to Him trusting what He has told you in His word.  Remember that He is your refuge and your fortress.  Psalm 91:1-16

I wish I could tell you that if you will enlarge you ideas of what God can do, or that a prayer of confession and belief will prick God into acting on your behalf, providing you with health, happiness, and financial abundance.
We know of too many people, who are good and faithful Christians, who suffer physically and emotionally.  People who lose their jobs through no fault of their own; people who suffer tragedy and loss or who suffer with seemingly insurmountable health issues who do not see their situations get better.  Bad things do happen to Christians.

Why does it have to be this way?

 We have to begin with this fact.  It is not about me!  It is about God!  It is not about you!  It is about God.

 for in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him;    Colossians 1:16

The Message says it this way.  For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible,…everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him.  It is God who directs your life.  The life of every creature is in His power.  “He’s got the whole world  in his hands” is not just a Kumbayah song, but a great spiritual truth.  You were made by God and for Him.  Until you establish that fact in your mind, nothing makes any sense.  Bertrand Russell was an atheist who said, “Unless you assume a God, the question of ife’s purpose is meaningless?
All things happen for His glory. As the cattle that go down into the valley, the Spirit of Jehovah caused them to rest; so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.Isaiah 63:14

He created you and life is about whether you are going to let God use you for His purposes or not.  His purpose for you was declared before your creation and you had “0” input, but what you do about your purpose is your decision.

 And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is  the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

There is a much larger purpose that is part of an eternal plan designed by God.  That ought to make us feel great.  It is more than getting up in the morning, brushing our teeth, eating breakfast, going to work, eating lunch, going home, eating supper, washing out our socks, brushing our teeth and going to bed.

God’s will is always for the good of the Saints.  

And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them
that are called according to his purpose.
 Romans 8:28

When we pray, we do not know the whole picture.  What we ask for may not be for the good of the Saints.  We have to be sure we understand what God  wants or at least accept His unknown purpose in the matter is preparing you for eternity.
We can acknowledge him in prosperity.  But thou shalt remember Jehovah thy God, for it is he
that giveth thee power to get wealth; that he may establish his covenant which
he sware unto thy fathers, as at this day.
  Deuteronomy 8:18
We can acknowledge him in adversity, and he said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: Jehovah gave, and Jehovah hath taken away; blessed be the name of Jehovah.  Job 1:21
We can acknowledge Him In public calamity.  Shall the trumpet be  blown in a city, and the people not be afraid? shall evil befall a city, and  Jehovah hath not done it? Amos 3:6
 Acknowledge him in  daily support. And he blessed Joseph, and said, The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who hath fed me all my life long unto this day, Genesis 48:15

Acknowledge Him in all things. In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he will direct thy paths.  Proverbs 3:6
We can depend on Him to teach us ways to persevere through guidance and direction. God leads us to new sources of life or new resources for help.  We can depend on Him to teach us to see hope in situations and circumstances when  there seems to be no way out.  He provides just enough to toughen us, to enable us to go on in our everyday life, to take one step after another in the most difficult of circumstances

Remember, God says yes to prayers.  He also says no, and He sometimes says not yet because He needs time to refine you and your prayer to conform to His will.

I want to end with these two verses of great comfort regarding prayer and God’s promises.

7 casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you. I Peter 5:7

God does not love you because you are good, but because He is good.

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.  Isaiah 46:4

He will sustain us, rescue us, love us all of our lives because He is God and that is His goal, His aim, and
it is what He has purposed Himself to do…because He first loved us!

Chapter 5 Jehovah Jireh… Ask and You Shall Receive? Part 5

How does God want us to petition for our desires and needs in prayer?

As we study God’s word, we see how He has provided in a myriad of circumstances,  sometimes with miracles as with Elisha and the widow, sometimes with circumstances as with Esther, and yet the answers to our problems seem distant and farfetched. We wonder how we can access His provision for ourselves in a personal way.
We can see that God makes provision for us in mighty and small ways. Does He make the provision and then walk off to enjoy the heavenliest without further thought of us? Does He want us to pray? Here are some passages of Scripture where we should be able to see that God wants us to pray and He wants to answer those prayers. I know this is a lot of Scripture to look at and explore, but this study is not meant to be a shallow reading of the word. We are seeking answers to our problems. We are trying to fill the emptiness in our hearts that only the understanding of the word of God will fill.  So just take it as you have time and don’t worry about finishing every question at one sitting.

Matthew 7:7
Just ask for it, just seek…and it will be given.  That is what it says.  Just what are we to seek for?  What are we to ask for?  In order to understand this verse, we need to read the verse before it. Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. We meet many people in the course of our lives. Some of them are vicious in their response to the teachings of the gospel. We need Spiritual discernment to deal with these people; discernment that only results from prayer. Nor can we keep the teachings of the Bible without power from above. In these verses we are given the invitation to ask, seek, and knock, and to keep on doing it. The wisdom and power the Christian
needs for living the kind of life required of him comes only when we have sought for it, and persistently and fervently prayed for it.

  1. Think about how you have previously interpreted this verse. Do you have a different perspective? From these verses, what should we be praying for?

Read Matthew 18:19, This verse is talking about church matters the pattern for conduct in the church.
Again we have to search the Scriptures above this one, in context to ascertain its meaning. Does He really mean He will give us anything we ask for if there are two or more of us in agreement? Yes, but…

2. What are the conditions found regarding this verse? This means He will hear and answer any request that Christ Himself would make. In His name means asking for something that is within His will.

Read  Matthew 21:22   Does He mean anything we want? Yes, if it meets all the conditions listed in the
Bible. There is a condition listed in this verse.

3. What is the condition in this verse? To further clarify the meaning,
read the verse above, Matthew 21:21. You must believe that God can and will move in a miraculous way.

Read  Mark 11:24  Can we really move mountains? We can, but why would you want to. They are beautiful where they are. We need to pray for power to move the daily mountains of worry, problems, and weakness of Spirit. We need to pray to be strengthened in our Spirit that we might have the power to pray in ways that will change the world, not that our own selfish desires might be met, but praying that we might have the faith that will allow God to do His will in our lives.

4. Do you really pray for God’s will in your life, or do you pray for specific desires to be met? When you ask for God to give you something, regardless of what it is or its importance to you at the time, are you really willing to ask for God’s will to be done? Write the line in the LORD’s prayer regarding God’s will.

Read  Luke 11:13   Again, we do not always see what this verse is really saying.

5. What does this verse say that God wants to give us? At this time, the Disciples were beginning to understand how difficult it was going to be to be a true disciple of Christ. They did not have the Holy Spirit. We receive the Holy Spirit when we are converted. We need to pray that the gifts of the Holy Spirit be manifested in us; that we might have the power of His ministrations in our lives.

Read John 14:13-14  We read this verse with great enthusiasm. All I need to do is ask for something in Jesus name and I will get it. We need to read further. John 14:15 tells us the requirement of the above verse.

6. What is the requirement? Ah Shucks, there it is again, the but… We must stand in His place, and pray as He would pray. We present our prayers knowing it is through His merit, through what He has done, and it must
be truly for His glory that we pray. The promise that the prayer will be aswered is only to those who love HIm and who obey Him. The evidence of our love for Him is our keeping the commandments.

Read  John 16:23   Can we just put the name of Jesus on the end of our prayers and expect it to be
answered? No, we have already seen some of the requirements and we will discuss them more fully at the end of this study. In this verse He is talking to the disciples of the time when He would no longer be with them. They would need to pray to the father in His name so He could intercede for them. When we pray in
His name we are to be praying as He would pray. Because we are to become like Him our prayers will become less selfish, less worldly, less self consuming. He is at the right hand of the father as ourintercessor; answering every prayer that was asked in His name, praying as He would pray. The prayers will be answered because Jesus is worthy and we are not. That is why it must be asked in His name.

Read  Romans 10:12,13   God is rich to all who call upon Him. Is He talking about riches of the world?

Read Romans 10:9-11

7. What gift is Paul talking about in these verses? It is available to all who call upon Jesus.

Read I John 5:14-15,

8 . Read 1 John 5:13 to see why we can come before God with boldness in our prayer petitions? Write it here.

9.  Read James 4:3  What does Paul say is the reason our prayers are not answered.  The Message says we ask as spoiled children. The amplified version leaves no doubt as to the meaning of this
Scripture  3[Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive,
because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives. Your intention is
[when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures. 
Our motives forsaking should be pure,
unselfish, and in accordance with God’s will.

We have seen some of the instructions God has given us to insure that our prayers are answered. Let’s explore them further. We are not promised that every prayer will be answered. All of our whims, wants and desires are not going to be answered.

Read John 9:31

10. First write down who God does not hear, then write who God does hear. The most important and
obvious prohibition is that God hears only one prayer from a lost man. He must first recognize he is a sinner and ask for forgiveness. He must receive Christ as His Savior. Those who reject God do not have the ear of God. We must have faith or belief in God, unwavering faith that He can, that He wants to, that He will care for you.

Read Hebrews 11:6

11. What makes it impossible to please God? What must we have when we come to God?

Answers: Chapter 5 Part 4 How to Access the Provision of Jehovah Jireh

Answers:  Chapter  5 Part 4  How to Access the Provision of Jehovah Jireh

That He might prove them to see if they would be obedient

  1. They were commanded not to keep the manna overnight, but some did and it bred worms and stank.  They were told to gather  enough the day before Sabbath to take care of both days.  Some did not and had to do without.
  2. All  our needs. I take Him at His word.  All my needs will be met.
  3. Seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first.
  4. They helped him at the beginning of His ministry and when he was in prison.
  5. Forgives our iniquities and heals diseases
  6. While we were sinners
  7. We have all sinned and come short of the glory of Gd.
  8. We cannot be justified by our own efforts to obey the Law of Moses.
  9. Believe on the name of the Son of God
  10. Not of works, not of ourselves…by grace through faith
  11. As partakers of the Divine nature of God, we escape the corruption of the world.
  12. The hope we have in Jesus Christ
  13. Believe that Jesus died and rose again.  Knowing that God raised Jesus and has
    promised to raise us also.
  14. We are crucified with Him, buried with Him.
    We are participants in His death.
    “We are raised to experience a new life in our spirit and we join in His
    resurrection as we identify with Christ in His resurrection.  We can and should walk in Newness of
    life.”  McDonald’s Believers Bible Commentary
  15. He preserves us forever
  16. A.  see essay for mine
    B.  The LORD is my shepherd, I
    shall not want.  Psalm 23:1
  17. A.  Under His wings

B. His truth
19.   Deliverance from sin and cleansing from unrighteousness

20.  snares, pestilence, fear, broken heart, deliverance of the captives, liberty to the bruised, troubles, terror, law of sin and death, truth makes us free, distress, trials, enemies, illness, sins
21.  To humble them, to prove them, or test them to see if they would be obedient

El Shaddai Crypto-Family Puzzle

 

El Shaddai Crypto-Family

Each crypto family is a list of related words in code.  When you have identified a word, use the known letters to help decode the other words in the family.  Each word is a characteristic of Almighty God…

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Jehovah Jireh Chapter 5 Part Two

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Jehovah Jireh je-ho’-va-ji’-re (yahweh yir’-eh,

The Lord Will Provide

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Psalm 84:11.

We often think of our physical needs, in fact we sometimes obsess over them.  Sometimes the things we catalog as “needs” are really “wants.” God does indeed give us all we need to maintain a right relationship with Him.  He provides the means for our physical needs to be met also. 

  1.  Where is God in our time of trouble, in our time of joy, in our time of routine life?

Read Jeremiah 23:23-24

2.  To whom is the Lord near?

Read Psalm 145:18

3.   What does God provide in our time of trouble?

Read Psalm 46:1, Nahum 1:7

He is near to us, accessible, ready to commune with us before we even see our need. He provides refuge, strength, help, and a stronghold.

The Scriptures clearly tell us that God is near and that He wants to commune with us. He sees our human need and because He is El Shaddai, He is sufficient to meet that need in a bountiful and abundant way.  He can meet the need in a supernatural way as He did with Abraham and Sarai and the birth of Isaac. It can be in a seemingly natural way that could be explained away, as He did when He provided a ram caught in the thorns for Abraham to use as a sacrifice.  He did not send it in the arms of an angel; it was caught on the thorns so Abraham could easily get to it.  Abraham did not need a flock of sheep, so God sent just one pure unblemished sacrifice.  How often do we miss the provision of the Lord and dismiss it as a stroke of luck, chance, or being in the right place at the right time.

4.  What is our greatest need?

Romans 5:10-11; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21

5.  Why does man need reconciliation?

 Romans 5:12-19    

6.  When does sin become apparent in a person’s life?

Psalm 51:5; 58:3

We are conceived in sin and are sinners from the beginning.  We are born carnal.  Our spiritual life is not apparent without God’s love to awaken it.  man became an object of abhorrence to God when he fell in Adam.

7.  How does man appear without Christ’s robe of righteousness?

 Isaiah. 1:6

8.   Can the carnal man understand the things of the spirit?

1Corinthians 2:14; Romans 8:7

 9.   What happens to the natural man without God?

2 Timothy 2:24-26, Luke 1:78-79, Hebrews 2: 14-15

10.  What is the result of continuing to live in our fallen natural state?

Ephesians 2:3  

11.  Will we try to find God in our natural state?

Romans 8:7

12.  What has to happen to bring about reconciliation with God?

Colossians 1:20-22 

Our greatest need is one we are not aware of until we are convicted by The Holy Spirit.  Jeremiah 6:15  “Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct?    No, they have no shame at all;    they do not even know how to blush.” is talking about the enemies of Israel, but aren’t we all like this before we come convicted by the Holy Spirit?  From before creation, God knew of this need.  He knew creation could not provide for this need of propitiation for sin.

  Isaiah 40:16  “Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.”

  The cattle of a thousand hills, which by the way, belong to God, would create an ocean of blood, but it would not be enough.

Heb. 10:4 “It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins”

God knew nature could not provide what we needed nor could we provide it for each other.

 Heb. 10:4 “Men may themselves die, but in death each man who dies only pays his own debt to nature; there is nothing left for another.”

Ps. 49:7  “None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:”

The ransom had to satisfy the need for justice and righteousness in the eyes of Jehovah.  It had to be an infinite sacrifice conceived in love to cover an infinite number of sins.  It had to be pure and unblemished by sin.

Redemption is God’s business.  Where else can we find redemption for the multitudes that would be effective in ransoming us from death and hell?  Only Jehovah Jireh could provide.  Only He could say, “Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom” (Job 33:24).

Jehovah, Almighty God is a righteous God who loves justice.  He is Holy and not only demands holiness from His own, but cannot receive that which is unholy into His presence.

Because Jehovah is Elohim, the Creator who loves His creation, He made a promise to Himself to clothe His creation in righteousness that He might be reconciled and brought into eternal fellowship.  The attribute of fullness, bounty, all sufficiency belong to Jehovah as El Shaddai.  He is fully able to purge us, chastise us, and save us to the uttermost.  And He is willing, even eager to do so because He is Jehovah Jireh.  Before time began, He determined that He would take care of it.

Jehovah Chapter Two Part Two Answers

1.  God said, “I AM WHO I AM.  Jesus says, I AM WHO I AM.  John says Jesus is, was, and is to come.

2.  Is, were, have been

3.  All things were created by Him, through Him, and for Him.  He was present at creation.

4.  He is creator and sustainer of the Universe.

5.  He is head of the church.  The first born of the dead.  the first to be resurrected.

6.The power of Elohim, the power of Jehovah, the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control.

7.  Jesus plainly states “I AM”  In other words, Jesus says he is Jehovah.

8.  Jehovah

9.  The glory He had with God the Father before the world began.

10.  He is one with the Father

11.  Jehovah, 

12.  I AM WHO I AM, Jehovah

13.   The people in the room knew the meaning of God’s name given to Moses at the burning bush.  They understood that he claimed to be God and they rent their clothes in anguish (which in itself was a sin, because the clothes of the High Priest were never to be torn)

14.  That he and the Father are one and the same.

Jehovah Chapter Two Part Two Worksheet Answers

1.  His breath

2.He breathes on them.

3.  Because the LORD is righteous and loves justice

4.  Jehovah is holy.

5.  The names of the LORD

6.  The Day of the LORD

7.  The LORD

8.  Jesus

9.  Anyone who uses god’s name to do good will be blessed.  when we do good in His name we glorify Him.

10.  We do the work as if we were an arm of Christ.  We do for others out of love and obedience to Christ.

11.  Great things are accomplished when we use the power granted to us in Jesus name.

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