We know Him as He is!

Who should I say sent me?

Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

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 is present throughout the events of the exodus. But theophanies represent events of intensive presence that underline the principle that he is always present with his people and that he is faithful to his word and his covenant.

After the incident with the golden calf (Exodus 32), Israel’s future appears to be in doubt. Moses requests that God show him his glory (Ex. 33:12–18). In this more intensive meeting, described in Exodus 34:5–28,

The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” (Ex. 34:5–7)

Genesis 3: 13,14

We know God as He is, Amen

In ‘seeing’ God’s face, as a mortal this was and is not possible.

God is present throughout the events of the exodus. But theophanies represent events of intensive presence that underline the principle that He is always present with His people and that He is faithful to His word and His covenant.

After the incident with the golden calf (Exodus 32), Israel’s future appears to be in doubt. Moses requests that God show him His glory (Ex. 33:12–18). In this more intensive meeting, described in Exodus 34:5–28,

The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed The name of The LORD. The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, The LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast Love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast Love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” (Ex. 34:5–7)

We see that Moses spoke and fellowshiped with The Spirit of God. We note however that on a different occasion, Moses asked to see The Glory of God. Remember, God is not Man, but in His image we were made.

Many a time, it is mistakenly thought/read to “see The face” of God, but in all actuality it is The grace and The glory of God that went by Moses as we was placed in the cleft of a rock!

“Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

And The LORD said, “I will cause all My goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. But,” he said, “you cannot see My face, for no one may see me and live.”

Then the Lord said, “There is a place near Me where you may stand on a rock. When My glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by. Then I will remove My hand and you will see My back; but My face must not be seen.”

Exodus 33:17-23

We as mortal cannot see The face of God. We know God by His actions. In the verse above God said “I am Who I am.”

Thus The name of God is what He does, Amen. Just as has been said “My actions define Me.”

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