Who, What, Where is this God we serve?
“I Am Who I Am” Amen
The first Family. Just as Adam and Eve where The first “Human” Creation on Earth in The Image of The Father.
“So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.”
Then one who looked like a man touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak. I said to the one standing before me, “I am overcome with anguish because of the vision, my lord, and I feel very weak. How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe.”
Again the one who looked like a man touched me and gave me strength.
I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me.
But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!”
Yes, we have discussed the next verse numerous times in the past, but again it is key to our understanding!
New International Version (NIV)
Jacob Wrestles With God
22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a manwrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
We see above, blessings come from God. Angels/Messengers are sent with blessings/Revelations/Visions. The messengers are supernatural, but all blessings come from Our Father in Heaven, Amen.
The Man asked him, “What is your name?”
“Jacob,” he answered.
Then The Man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
This is THE main description. I understand much might be interpreted from this. BUT, even if it was an angel with supernatural abilities, Jacob would have lost! All of a sudden we see Jacob (named Israel) to be a fighter.
Respect goes out to our brethren, MANY things have befallen them. BUT. with God on their side WHO can be against them? In His-story we are aware of Nazi Germany and the mass executions of Isrealites. BUT, despite so many taking a ‘backseat,’ they were saved, Amen.
To return to our main ‘share:’
Jacob said, “Please tell me Your name.”
But He replied, “Why do you ask My name?” Then He blessed him there.
So Jacob called the place Peniel,
Saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”
The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip.
The Glory of God
Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.” (Exodus 3:13–15)
1. A form of the Hebrew name of God used in the Bible. The name came to be regarded by Jews ( c. 300 BC) as too sacred to be spoken, and the vowel sounds are uncertain.
To send you to a resource, The names of our Father in Heaven; and amazingly even The LORD’s prayer does not dare mention God’s name. All we have been taught to pray is Halloweth be Your name, Amen
He is Who He is, Amen