A man’s conduct is always determined by his view of God. A man’s conduct is always determined by his understanding of God. The more we come to understand the Lord, the more we trust Him, and the more we come to trust our God, the more we love Him.
The more we come to love our Saviour, the more we come to know Him. The more we come to know Him – the more we understand Him, but a man’s conduct is always determined by his understanding of God. And this is the wonderful way that God is training each of His children today – to understand Him – to trust Him – to love Him and to know Him more.
His revelation began to unfold in Eden, as ELOHIM the strong almighty God. His character continued to be revealed as ADONI, my Lord and my Master, but the infinitely incomprehensible, eternal God continued revealing Himself. Little by little He unveiled new ways of revealing His nature and His character, and the unfolding of Himself is likely to reach through time and into eternity.
For when Moses removed his shoes from off his feet on the holy mount, God started one of the most astonishing unveilings of Himself: as YHWH. He told Moses “I AM That I AM”, and YHWH began His newest disclosure: I AM What : I AM Who : I AM When : I AM How : I AM Why : I AM. Every question of God is concealed within His Name – I AM THAT I AM.
Whatever you need – I AM. Wherever you go – I AM. Whoever you are – I AM. Whenever you are – I AM. However you are – I AM. I AM That I AM. But a man’s conduct is always determined by his view of God.
God knew that a man’s conduct is determined by his view of Him, and so He began to unveil the indescribable nature of our inexpressible God.. for there is nothing we need that He cannot be provided. There is nowhere we can go where He is not present. There is no time or place where His presence is not found. There the no-one at all that He does not know, nor about Whom He cares.. for He knows all, He is everywhere – He is present all the time.
If we understand and believe this, we have the correct perspective of God, and this is the revelation of Himself, as unveiled in His mighty Word. If we don’t trust His Word we don’t have a correct perspective of God.
Abraham discovered Him as My master, Almighty to save, but was taken to a depth of understanding that he could not have conceived. For the LORD (YHWH) unveiled Himself to Abraham as: "I AM your Provider", Who sees and cares, and Abraham called the name of the place…. The-LORD-Will-Provide – JEHOVAH JIRAH, In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.” Gen.22:14. Yes, God both provides, and He is the provision – what a God! And to us, He has revealed Himself, as our great Provider…. “My God shall supply all your needs, according to His riches in glory, by Christ Jesus.” Phil.4:19
To Moses, He unveiled Himself I AM the God Who Heals - the almighty Physician and God said: “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments (His Word), and keep all His statutes (His Word) I will put none of the diseases on you, which I have brought on the Egyptians: For I Am the LORD who heals you.” I AM your Healer – YHWH ROPHEKA Exo.15:26. And He comes to us as the God Who heals us our almighty Physician. Jesus said to her: “I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” John.11:2
To Moses, He is Captain, Victor: "I AM your BANNER" over all your enemies – and Moses built an altar and called its name, The-LORD-Is-My-Banner. JEHOVAH NISSI, for he said: Because the LORD has sworn: the LORD will have war with your enemies from generation to generation.” Exod.17:16. And to us, He is revealed as our Shield and Defender. He is our God Who gives us the Victory. As it is written: “For Your sake, we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Rom.8:37
To Gideon, the frightened, He became SHALOM, and declared I AM your PEACE. Then the LORD said to him: “Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die. Then Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD, and called it JEHOVAH- SHALOM.” Judges 6:23. And to us, He reveals Himself day by day – as our peace. “And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, [whether they be] things in earth, or things in heaven]. SHALOM” Col.1.20
David discovered Him to be His protection. “I AM your Shepherd The LORD – my shepherd (YHWH ROAH) I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1. And to us, He has is our Good Shepherd– that Great Shepherd of the Sheep: “I AM the Good Shepherd the Good Shepherd giveth his life for the sheep”. John 10:11
To Jeremiah, He became: “I AM your RIGHTEOUSNESS: In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness. (YHWH TZIDKENU)” Jer.23:6. And to us, He is the length, breadth, depth, and height of our righteousness. “But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 1Cor.1:30
To Ezekiel, was given the culmination of all revealed, descriptive names. He announced as the temple was completed: “THE LORD IS HERE The Lord is present – JEHOVAH SHAMMAH. All the way around there shall be eighteen thousand cubits; and the name of the city from that day shall be: THE LORD IS THERE.” Ezek.48.35. What a revelation to us – indwelt by the Lord forever. He is – our I AM, The Lord is Here.. dwelling in me and living in you. And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” amen Matt 28:20
If we would understand Him we would love Him and trust Him more. If we love Him and trust Him more, we would understand Him. He is God, Who is our forever - I AM. But remember.. a man’s conduct is always determined by his view of God.
Jesus said:- I AM the Bread of Life; he who comes to Me shall never hunger.” John 6:35
Jesus said:- I AM the Light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12
Jesus said:- I AM the Gate; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9
Jesus said:- I AM the Good Shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for His sheep.” John 10:11
Jesus said:- I AM the Resurrection and the Life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies.” John 11:25
Jesus said:- I AM the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” John 14:6
Jesus said:- I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vine-dresser.” John 15:1
A man’s conduct is always determined by his view of God… and behind it all, is the Divine Purpose to show us that “My Grace Is Sufficient..”
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