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Do you know who I am? A crowded Airlines flight was canceled. A single agent was re-booking a long line of inconvenienced travelers. Suddenly, an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket on the counter and said, "I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS." The agent replied, "I'm sorry, sir. I'll be happy to try to help you, but I've got to help these folks first; and then I'm sure we'll be able to work something out." The passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that the passengers behind him could hear, "DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?" Without hesitating, the agent smiled and grabbed her public address microphone. "May I have your attention, please?", she began, her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal. "We have a passenger here at Gate 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him with his identity, please come to Gate 14".
Knowledge of God A right conception of God is basic not only to systematic theology but to practical Christian living as well. It is to worship what the foundation is to the temple; where it is inadequate or out of plumb the whole structure must sooner or later collapse. I believe there is scarcely an error in doctrine or a failure in applying Christian ethics that cannot be traced finally to imperfect and ignoble thoughts about God....A.W. Tozer Knowledge of the Holy
Review El – Strong, Power El Elohim – Creator, and Covenant Maker
Genesis 17:1 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, 2 that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.”
Genesis 17:3-5 3 Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him, 4 “Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. 5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
Genesis 17:6-8 6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you. 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. 8 And I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.”
God Almighty / El Shaddai Pourer of Blessings, – Able to keep and fulfill the covenants made Used 48 times, 31 of them in the book of Job
Excerpts from Job Job 38:4-5 (ESV) 4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? Job 38:12 (ESV) 12 “Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place,
Excerpts from Job Job 39:9 (ESV) 9 “Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he spend the night at your manger? Job 39:19 (ESV) 19 “Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Job 39:27 (ESV) 27 Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high?
Excerpts from Job Job 40:2 (ESV) 2 “Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.”
God Almighty / El Shaddai Pourer of Blessings – Able to keep and fulfill the covenants made – Able to control and override nature – Able to fulfill His will Many Breasted One
God Almighty / El Shaddai Bountiful Self-Sacrificing Love Giving Pouring Himself out for others
God Most High / El Elyon First used - Genesis 14:18-20 Elyon used in other places: – 2 Kings 15:35 – 2 Kings 18:17 – Ezekiel 42:5 What others could compare? Hebrews
God Most High / El Elyon He is Lord of Lords He is King of Kings Daniel 4:17 (ESV) 17 … that the living may know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will and sets over it the lowliest of men.’
Everlasting God / El Olam Genesis 21:32-33 (ESV) 32 So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Then Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army rose up and returned to the land of the Philistines. 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
Conclusion God is… El Shaddai, our Almighty – Pourer of blessings and bounty – Caregiver of our lives El Elyon, the Most High El Olam from everlasting to everlasting Jesus is our El Shaddai, El Elyon, and El Olam
For Next Week… Read the Verses for – Jehovah/YWH