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 One

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Chapter Two

Jehovah

Jehovah:  I AM WHO I AM, self existent one, all-sufficient, self-sufficient, unchangeable, faithful, sovereign, independent, autonomous, dependable,

Jehovah as I AM Who I AM

Moses was just standing there in the desert watching his sheep, minding his own business.  He had been doing the same thing for 40 years.  He had given up a life in the palaces of Egypt.  He had given up the idea that he might be the promised leader to rescue his enslaved people in Egypt.  He had given it a shot and they had rejected his attempt.  He had committed murder for their sake and had been forced to run away because one of them saw his act and threatened to turn states evidence.  He had run into the desert and found refuge in the tents of Jethro, who was now his Father-in-law. He knew what he was doing. He was a shepherd.  He knew where the green grass was, the cool waters, and how to protect the sheep from predators.  It was safe and he was relatively happy.

1.  What happened to disturb Moses life in the desert?

 

 

Read Exodus 3:2 I wonder if he had any idea just who was talking to him at this point.  Evidently, he did not have a clue, because he wondered why the bush did not burn up and walked over to see the strange sight.  The fire itself was a symbol of what God was going to reveal to Moses.  It was a fire burning without consuming the bush.  Jehovah is a fire or energy that lives without beginning, burns without consuming or being fed from an outside force.

God was watching.  When He saw Moses move toward the bush, He called him by name and Moses answered, “Here I am.”  God told him to remove his shoes because he was standing on holy ground. 

Read Exodus 3:6

2. How did God identify Himself?

 

 

Read Exodus 6:2-3

3.   According to this scripture, what name did Moses know to be God’s name at this time?

 

 

4. Do you think the Patriarchs had ever heard the name of Jehovah?

The name of Jehovah appears over two hundred times in Genesis alone, so the patriarchs knew the name of Jehovah, probably from the time of Enoch, but they did not know his character.  They had experienced God mostly as Eloheem, creator and covenant maker, and as El Shaddai, God almighty. God is saying that He is about to reveal His covenant relationship with Israel.  He will be the one who redeems Israel from her sins.  He will be the one who rescues her from the vicious jaws of Egyptian idolatry and slavery. The patriarchs knew the promises of Elohim, the promises of Jehovah. They will now experience a personal revelation.  They will not only now the name, but will experience what that name means. (Scofield Study Bible Notes.)  (The Bible Readers Commentary)

God revealed to Moses that He had seen the suffering of His people at the hands of the Egyptians. He remembered the covenant He had made with Himself as Elohim, God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  He was ready to act.  It was time for the people to receive the Promised Land, flowing with milk and honey.

Moses had a pretty good idea what this was going to cost him.  He knew the people of Egypt intimately from the royal family of the Pharaoh to the lowly hated Israelites.  He had tried in his own strength to rescue the people and had been forced to run for his life.  He knows he is going to need more than what he now possesses to accomplish the task.  They certainly are not going to listen to him now.  He is no longer a prince of Egypt.  His own people have probably forgotten all about him.  He has no power of his own, so He asks a legitimate question.

Read Exodus 3:13 What did Moses ask God?

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It is almost like Moses is saying, “They will want to know where I got this information.  They will want to know, Yeow, you and what army?”

Read Exodus 3:14  “God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” “

God says, “I will be who I will be.”  I need no army, I need nothing else to make me complete.  I am life.  I am the creator.  I am judge.  I am King.  I was, I am, I always will be. I am self-existent, self-sufficient, and unchanging. I am eternal God from everlasting to everlasting.

Read Exodus 34:1-2  

6.  On what occasion was God speaking?

God is going to reveal even more about the meaning of his name to Moses.  Much has happened since Moses first spoke to God at the burning bush.  Moses has faced down the pharaoh and his magicians with the whispered name of God and He knows something of his might and power.  He knows Him as covenant maker, and covenant keeper.  He knows him as almighty God.  He knows that God’s resolve in rescuing His people is without limit and his promise to fight their enemies is real.  He has lived it.  He knows. But there is much that he does not know about Jehovah. 

Read Exodus 34:5-7  

7.  What attributes does God reveal about his name (Jehovah) at this time?

 

God passes before Moses declaring His name.  Again, He tells Moses who He is, but He adds what He does for man and with His own finger writes what He expects from man.

God had demonstrated his power, might, and majesty in the palace of Pharaoh, and at the crossing of the Red Sea.  Here he tells Moses of His love for His people and what He expects from them.  He is compassionate, slow to be angry with them, abounding in love and faithfulness. He has love for thousands.  He will forgive wickedness, rebellion and sin, yet He will not leave the guilty unpunished. He cannot, because it is not His nature.  He is telling Moses how he relates to His creation and how He deals with them.