God Notes #04
by Paul B Thomas
Understanding the Title LORD"
God was unknown to the Hebrews the knew God as God. Any one can know God as God. In fact I would say God is God religious people. God appeared to Moses and told him I am the God of Abraham and of Isaak and of Jacob
And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
And the 'Lord' said, I have surely seen the affliction of 'my people'which are in Egypt (Exodus 3)
Clearly God was the Lord and the LORD was God God said go and tell Pharoah to let my people go. Moses did not Him other than God for we read that he Moses said to God who shall I say sent me 'Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?' (V13).
Moses recognised God as God yet does not know his name.
Manoah did not know his name it was the time of then judges yet still holds people did not know their God by name, Manoah of the tribe of Dan. His wife was barren scriptures tell us that the Angel of the Lord appeared to her, note the definite article, not one of many, but one of a kind. The Angel of the Lord appeared to her
Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name:
Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name: (v17).
we may do thee honour? And the angel of the Lord said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret? (V18).
No one knew his name the name of the LORD until that day the Angel appeared to Mary and said thou shalt call his name JESUS. No one knew God in person or personally until Jesus came.
To know Jesus is to know God. He is the revelation of God and God revealed. He is God made known, God with hands, God with a face, God with a healing word. Now we know him and have seen him the eternal life declares the apostle.
Jesus is God.
He said, "I've come in my father's name," yes he had his own name his own name was Jesus his own name always was Jesus for he existed before he was born it's just that the revelation and manifest stationed him as man had never been seen sure he came as an angel that's why he was called Angel of the Lord
We know God by his name. And the reason is this God is a title and there are many god's but there's only one who is Deity manifested in the flesh hence he has the name above all names our Gods name is Jesus for he alone is our Great God and Savior.
His name reveals everything that God Jehovah is. That's why he Jesus said I AM. That's why his name is above all other names including all other names of God. He is Deity in his Fulness (Col 2:9) no other being can say he is Savior and Lord, only this man can. There are many Jesus in the world today but only one who is God in the flesh.
What is he to you. Is he your God and Savior?