THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 4, No. 36- Monday 23rd September, 2019
I AM GOD, AND THERE IS NONE ELSE.
A vivid knowledge of the scriptures reveals that God makes Himself known to people in different situations. For example, He called Noah to make an ark of gopher wood in order to preserves lives, Gen 6:13-22. Remember that Noah built the ark by paying attention to divine instructions, verse 22.
In Gen 17:1 He appeared to Abram as the Almighty God and instructed him to walk before him and be perfect. The outcome of Abram’s obedience are numerous. God made covenants with him, God changed his name from Abram to Abraham, meaning father of many nations, God made him fruitful- No other god can make a life covenant, rather it is a death covenant.
In Psalms 125:1 “They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.” Invariably, whoever trusts in God is similar to mount Zion which abideth forever.
God is omniscience knowing the end from the beginning. He guides and He will always fulfill His promises just as He divinely instructed the Israelites in Deuteronomy 2. The summary of this chapter informs that a man’s journey in life is key to his destiny. God commanded them to pass through the coast of the children of Esau at Seit, be careful do not meddle with them, their territory is not your promise land, He warned them not to distress the Moabites. At a point, God delivered Sihon king of Heshbon into their hand, they overwhelmed him and inherited the King’s land. You will only get to promise land when God leads you and not other gods.
The nature of God is full of mercy which in turn informs/gives us salvation. Isaiah 46:22 “Look unto me and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God and there is none else.” Salvation comes from God, while He preserves you because you trust Him according to Psalms 16:1, other gods cannot preserve, they destroy life gradually or suddenly.
Job was a perfect man who would have turned to other gods as a result of the colossal losses he experienced in his life. Job 1:13-20 itemized his loss, in verses 21-22 And said, “Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD”.
In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. Job recognized the supremacy of God, he worshipped God. In chapter 42:10-15, God restored Job after he had prayed for his friend – God doubled his possession. Job trusted God and not other gods as NOTHING GOOD CAN EMANATE FROM OTHER GODS.
Psalms 25:20, reveals that God keeps our souls and will not put you to shame if you trust Him. The God that I know is the Almighty God, what about you?
IN THE END, THOSE THAT TRUST IN THE CREATOR RATHER THAN THE CREATURES WILL DO EXPLOIT.
Hymn: O Lord my God when I, in Awesome Wonder
1) O Lord my God, every evil altar calling my name day and night be destroyed by fire in Jesus Name
2)Father you are my God, no situation will put me to shame in Jesus Name
3)You restored Job completely, Father restore(name them….) in double portions in Jesus Name
4) Father I invite you, be God over my life in Jesus Name.
5) Whatever represents other gods in my life die in Jesus Name.
Obajimi Adeniyi Obafemi