There is no God like Jehovah
Deuteronomy 4:7 -
For what great nation is there, that hath a god so nigh unto them, as Jehovah our God is whensoever we call upon him?
The name Jehovah is actually a name coined like the word God which is used in place of Divine One (OT) or Theo / Deity (NT). The 4 Hebrew constants JHWH which were none pronounceable since it did not have vowels, therefore vowels were added to it and the name Jehovah came into existence.
Since long man was not aware of what the name JHWH meant, it was of late some have come to know. One may know old languages like Hebrew and also the Egyptians used alphabets which were also ideograms, meaning the alphabets symbolized an object, or action, or understanding.
The alphabets JHWH by its ideogram mean "BEHOLD-THE HAND-BEHOLD-THE NAIL". So we see that it was the Lord Jesus Christ before He became man was referred to as JHWH.
From the start of Creation we see the Lord the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit were actively involved with man. It was this reason that Jesus boldly referred to Himself many a time as 'I AM' a term used for Jehovah. In the Gospel of John it clearly shows Jesus came from the Father and literately means He was in the Father and was declared as an identity by Himself. That is why He was not created yet existed and therefore we have scriptures like He was from the beginning yet the Father is greater than Him, He and the Father are one even though He humbled Himself and came as man, if you have seen or known Jesus you have known the Father even though we cannot imagine to come before the Father in our corrupt being (since Son and Spirit humbled their selves therefore we can come before Them - Son came as man and His Spirit as the Seven Spirits - like light refracts into 7 primary colours).
Jesus as man was born through the power of the Holy Spirit so in many scriptures He also refers to the Holy Spirit as Father. The Spirit of the Father and the Spirit of the Son is the same yet are addressed a Being by Himself. It is only by the context of the scripture we understand whom Jesus refers to as Father, the Holy Spirit or the Heavenly Father (Who separated Himself in the beginning when darkness came).
When I had to go to minister to a sick Muslim, I was told by the Lord he would accept Christ and be saved. Now I was in a fix unless I give him the Gospel how will he be saved, and the most difficult part for a Muslim was to understand the Godhead - 3 Beings yet 1. Then the Lord put a thought in my mind to take my daughters play dough and using it to explain him and his family this understanding. I went to his house and using the play dough I explained the concept which they call Trinity, and he and his family did understand it.
Today's message tells us our God is different from other gods for no one has a god as great as ours. Now this is not the main factor for all gods are manmade, made out of the imagination of man. But yet the Bible says they are not greater than our God implying they exist for the fallen angels take active part behind these gods and show them as existing.
The Bible says our God is always with us. JHWH was with us before He came as man and now, even though He is in Heaven yet His Spirit is with us. Being with us does not mean like a man is with another. God is omnipresent so He is everywhere, what it means is He is active with us, working amongst us, in us and His as His work manifests His glory will also manifest.
Let us as a nation coming together and showing the working of the Lord in us, thus letting His presence be manifested to the world and He be glorified.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You were always with us even though many a times we did not acknowledge You, You did not forsake us. When darkness came into existence due to the revolt of a third of the Angels who went against your Light, You could have easily crushed the Angels and eliminated the darkness, but You created insignificant man to overcome the mighty Angels through your working in him. Lord, we know through your Word the great plans You have for us and we await the great day when we will overcome darkness and be married into You and be Light for You are Light...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
John 1:14 - And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 1:18 - No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom [this word also means creek] of the Father, he hath declared him.
27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God [Father].
28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
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.
John 5:23, 26-27, 36-37
23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father [referring to the Holy Spirit as Father here for the man Jesus came by the Holy Spirit], cometh unto me.
46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
John 8:19 - Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
John 10:30, 36-38
30 I and my Father are one.
36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit [Father's Spirit], whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
John 15:26 - But when the Comforter [Son's Spirit] is come, whom I will send unto you [same as the Father's Spirit, but stated here as the Son will send] from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
John 16:10 - Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
Scriptures where Jesus said He is 'I AM'
28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
30 Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.
34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
35 Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
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.
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