The Mysteries of God
Proverbs 30:4 -
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?
Can a Christian imagine reading this scripture from the book of Proverbs and not knowing it is about Jesus Christ / Son of God? But this same scripture was and is regularly read by the Jews but yet you will find this is a mystery for them. Very few Christians interact with the Hebrew text or know the language, but that is not the case with Jews. Jews are taught Hebrew as part of their religious study (which is a must) yet we find the understandings of scriptures are a mystery to them.
The same is the case with the Catholics they will confess the basic elementary knowledge of God as mysteries even in their prayers and they will never try to study these mysteries or understand them. For them and for the Jews their God is a mysterious God Who does not desire to reveal Himself or make Himself known, He keeps Himself behind a curtain forever. Yet the Jews and Catholics will do the most foolish of things against God. The Catholics make images of God; they depict God as an old man because the word Ancient is associated with Him. Same with the Jews who coined a name for their unknown God from the constant YHWH they gave Him a name Yahweh. Then this name Yahweh denied them to know who this YHWH is. If they had not come with the name Yahweh they would have possibly studied the word YHWH and would have known the mystery behind today's message.
Just for the knowledge of those who do not know it. The Hebrew characters are also rooted into ideogram like the Egyptian text characters. The word YHWH according to their respective ideograms represents 'Behold the Hand Behold the Nail' which represents Jesus Christ, in other words YHWH was none other than Christ before He came as man.
What then is the name of God (Father or Son before He came as man)? One man did ask God this question and God told him, I AM WHO I AM. When Jesus referred to God, He did not use the name Yahweh or any other of the terms (names) Jews use for God. He used only 2 terms one 'Father' which in Greek means Creator, Provider, Protector and the other term He used is 'I AM'.
I too had many thoughts on the name of God until one day I was shocked to know the Truth.
There are 2 terms when we use the term name. One is the identity and the other is the tag. If one is in IT they would use the terms product description and product code.
If we read the prayer of Jesus in John 17 we see Jesus states He protects His people with the Name of the Father, the Name which the Father has given Him. Here Jesus is not speaking about product code the name Jesus but the product description His Nature. He states the Nature of the Father which is in Him and it is by this Nature He protects His people, when we are in this Nature we too have authority in the Lord.
Coming to product code, does God have a name like we humans have a name? Let me answer it this way, did the first human have a name? No. You may be surprise at this.
Understand the first human was called Adam which in Hebrew means man, so we humans are all huadams, sound funny right. We have associated the Hebrew word for man as a name to the first human. Name came only when God created the second human.
Adam who identified all the animals according to their nature gave the name 'Woman' to the second being. The word Woman comes from the root meaning servant / champion of man. In other words she who was made as helper for man got the name 'champion for man'. This product code became a product description to all females and later a new product code was given to the second being. After the first man and woman were cursed Adam came to realize that life is not forever for he would be deprived of eternal life via denial of access to the Tree of Life and now life would continue only through his wife therefore he called her Eve which means life.
We see the first human did not really have a name. Name came only with the existence of another human. When Moses asked God (the word used is Devine One) His name, God said 'I AM WHO I AM' but Jesus used the term 'I AM' not 'I AM WHO I AM' and that too to Himself.
We need to understand we cannot dare to ask God His name for if we do we acknowledge the existence of another god or gods. There is only one God and since He alone exists He has no name for He is His own Name. Jesus is the name of the human who humbled and became man. As God Jesus too has no name for He too is I AM for He is inseparable part of the Great I AM (The Father).
Today's scripture does not question is what is the name of God or His Son but tells us can They have a name.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You alone are God and there is none like You. Father from You came the Son and is still an inseparable part of You. The only thing that identifies You is Who You Are, your Nature and it is in your Nature all Heavenly being have power. That is why You alone are called Holy and the Heavenly being call out to You as Holy, Holy, Holy (thrice - Father, Son, Spirit). Lord let us know there is power not in the word Jesus but in His identity and Nature which is your Nature. It is only when we are in His Nature do we have authority and Heavenly power...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
John 17:12 - while I was with them, I kept them in thy name, which thou hast given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled.
26 And God <0430> said <0559> (8799), Let us make <06213> (8799) man <0120> [Adam] in our image <06754>, after our likeness <01823>: and let them have dominion <07287> (8799) over the fish <01710> of the sea <03220>, and over the fowl <05775> of the air <08064>, and over the cattle <0929>, and over all the earth <0776>, and over every creeping thing <07431> that creepeth <07430> (8802) upon the earth <0776>.
27 - So God <0430> created <01254> (8799) man <0120> [Adam] in his own image <06754>, in the image <06754> of God <0430> created <01254> (8804) he him; male <02145> and female <05347> created <01254> (8804) he them.
26 And God said, Let us make adam in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created adam in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 2:7 - And the LORD <03068> God <0430> formed <03335> (8799) man <0120> [Adam] of the dust <06083> of <04480> the ground <0127>, and breathed <05301> (8799) into his nostrils <0639> the breath <05397> of life <02416>; and man <0120> became a living <02416> soul <05315>.
7 And the LORD God formed adam of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and adam became a living soul.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Genesis 3:20 - And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen 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.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 8:42 - Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
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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