Topic: Our God Is A Many-Sided God [Thursday October 19, 2017]
“And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty,but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.” Exodus 6:3
The bible is not careful to tell us God’s origin. It is a case of take it or leave it. In the beginning God! God is the beginning that began the beginning. He doesn’t have to tell you where he is from. In the beginning God, you either accept it or nothing. He spoke things into existence. That is why you can’t study him. You know him by revelation. The more you make him the subject of your pursuit, the more of himself he will reveal to you. In the scriptures, he is revealed as Saviour. But while you are still grappling with the fact that he is the Saviour, he shows another side of himself. He reveals that he is not just the Saviour, but the healer. While you are still grappling with that, he reveals himself as the Great Provider.
Beloved, you become what you behold of Him. That is why you must keep on serving him. You cannot discover who God is just by one shot at it. You must keep on following him. There is no retirement and there are no holidays. It is a continuous process. And that is what keeps you at the cutting edge because he keeps revealing different facets of himself to you.
This God is our deliverer. He is our peace. He is the most high God, El Elyon. He’s the mighty God, El Gibor. He’s El Olam, the Everlasting God. He keeps on revealing different parts of himself as you keep on pursuing. So you cannot know him just because of one encounter. You meditate and meditate on his word until you become the word, and the word is made flesh and you behold his glory. You cannot behold his glory until the word becomes flesh in your life.
Further reading: John 1:1-14, Exodus 3:13-16
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Isaiah 56-58; Evening- 2 Thessalonians 2
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.