Behold Your God!
Isaiah 40:9. O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem,that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift [it] up, be not afraid; say unto thecities of Judah, Behold your God!
10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong [hand], and his arm shall rule for him: behold,his reward [is] with him, and his work before him.
11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry[them] in his bosom, [and] shall gently lead those that are with young.
What a beautiful portion of scripture! Isaiah, under the anointing of the Holy Ghost, foretellsthe coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Writing about seven hundred years before Christ, Isaiahgives instruction to Zion to proclaim with strength that the Lord God has come to visit them.Surely in this last and evil day the church must lift up it's voice without fear and proclaim that Godhas come and made a way of salvation to all who will believe and receive Him. While pointing tothe Lord Jesus Christ we must say to the evil cities of this nation, "Behold your God." Behold our God! His Name is Jesus!
Our God did come with a strong hand. He did come as a tender shepherd. I feel that He boreme up in His arms as a tender lamb, and has gently led me along the paths of my life. The LordGod came to the cities of Judah, but they did not know the day of their visitation. Although Hewalked on the water and calmed the wind, He was not accepted. He came to His own and Hisown received Him not. Some of us who were not of His original sheepfold have been priviledgedto hear the gospel and to believe and receive it. What an honor that He gave us power to becomethe sons of God, simply because we have believed on His Name.
Jesus ate with the outcast and spoke words of life to those trapped in the clutches of sin. Heallowed the women taken in the act of adultery to have a new start. He walked past a despisedtax collector and said," Follow Me," and Matthew immediately left all to do so. He was critizisedfor eating with Matthew's friends who consisted of fellows publicans and prostitutes. Jesus let itbe known that He was on a mission to save sinners rather than the righteous. Can we not look atthis scene and thankfully and tearfully say, "Behold our God!"
One day a frail sickly women determined that she had to press through the crowd and touchthe hem of the Master's garment. She had tried everything else and nothing worked. She did whatwe must also do. She pressed in and touched the Master. We must press through doubt and fear.We must get past our rhetoric and dead works and touch the Lord God who is walking among us.
Some soldiers were sent to arrest Him and came back empty handed. When questioned, theycould only reply, "Never a man spake like this man."
Jesus met a women at a well in Samaria. This women was not one of the respectable ladiesof the city. She was in fact the talk of the town. In her conversation she revealed someknowledge of scripture and a hunger for God. The Samatitans had only the five books of Mosesand yet she knew of Messiah coming. At the climax of her conversation with Jesus she ran backto the city and cried out, "Come and see a man who told me all things I ever did, Is not this theChrist?" Is He not Shiloh whom our father Jacob talked of? Is He not a prophet like unto Moses?Is He not the Lord God among us? Can we not say to all who will hear, "Behold your God?" The women's theology was flawed,but she had an encounter with Almighty God. She didn'tknow where to worship, but her life was forever changed.
There was another man with imperfect knowledge who was touched by the Master. This manhad been blind and Jesus healed him. He was questioned concerning whether or not Jesus was asinner. He could only speak from his experience. He could not tell what he didn't know. His replyshut the mouths of the antaganists: "Once I was blind but now I see."
I don't have to be the proverbial rocket scientist to know that I have been touched by theliving God. I may not be able to explain the theory of relativity but I can tell of my encounter withthe Mighty God. He did for me what He did for the prodigal son. He put a ring on my finger andshoes on my feet. He killed the fatted calf on my behalf and made me His heir. I'm just like theblind man. I can only tell what I know. I know that I was mourning and poor in spirit and Jesuscame and comforted me. He carried me as a tender lamb in His bosom. He calmed the storm inmy life, just as He calmed the sea. I once was broken hearted because of sins effects, but Jesusbound up my broken heart. I once was a captive and Jesus set me free. I once was blind in theworst possible way, but the light of the glorious gospel of Christ shinned across my path. Iencountered the Eternal One whose Being is light and in Whom there is no darkness. I wasbruised and He set me at liberty. I was sick and He took my sickness and bore my infirmity. Hegave me beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning. He gave me the right asnd honor todraw water out of the wells of salvation. Out of my belly has flown rivers of living water. He hasplaced His love upon me and allowed me to be called a son of God. He gave me the garment ofpraise for the spirit of heaviness. I am now called a tree of righteous, the planting of the Lord. Ihave been saved by His grace and His grace alone. He consideres me to be His workmanship. Oh,what an honor!
Jesus announced to the women at the well that He was indeed the Messiah. He statedelsewhere that it was absolutely essential to believe that He was the "I AM" or we would die inour sins. Jesus freely claimed the Eternal Name of God as His Own. In the burning bush He toldMoses, "This will be My Name forever and My memorial to all generations." If I do not believethat Jesus is the One who stretched forth the heavens alone by Himself, I'll die in my sins. If Icannot believe that He is the Mighty Creator who spoke the world into existence by the power ofHis Word, I will have lived my life in vain. Except I can worship Jesus as the High and Lofty Onewho inhabits eternity and Who is before all things and by Whom all things consist I will be livingin idolatry. If I cannot see in Jesus all the fulness of the Godhead and all the power and majesty ofGod, I will have missed it badly.
If I must believe that Jesus is I AM to be saved I must believe that He has measured thewaters in the hollow of His hand and meted out heaven with it's span. I must believe that it is Hewho has comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains and hills ina balance. We appear to His as grasshoppers as He spreads the heavens out as a tent to dwell in. Yes, Jesus is the God of the Old Testament. He promised father Abaham that He wouldprovide Himself as a sacrifice. Abrahan rejoiced at the prospect of his imnumerable seed beingwashed and redeemed in the blood of the promised Redeemer. This Redeemer would be his sonaccording to the flesh and Almighty Eternal God according to His Deity. I have been made part ofthe seed of Abraham because of faith in the blood that flowed from the veins of God. Hepurchased me with His Own blood. Behold our God!
He commanded Israel to sing and rejoice because He had blotted out their transgressions. Israel's redemption was an accomplished fact in God's mind seven hundred years before Calvary.In fact it was an accomplished fact in the mind of God in eternity past. God knew back then thatHe would come in the flesh and gather all creation together in One, in Himself, even in Christ.
Jesus the Mighty God and the Everlasting Father came to us as a child born and as a Songiven. He came as a Son over the very house He had created. He came for one purpose alone, toseek and to save the lost. God walked as a man and died as a man to save me! He was crucifiedand buried, but the grave could not hold Him. He descended to the lower parts of the earth andled a procession out of Hades. He ascended to the throne of God and poured out goods gifts untomen. From the throne He issues an invitation to all who are thirsty to come and drink of the watersof life freely.
I marvel at this God as I ask you to behold Him. I am thankful that He saved me. I eagerlyawait the day that I shed my mortality and am changed to be like Him. Someday soon I'll lookface to face with the One Eternal God who partook of my nature that I might become a possessorof His.
A man named George Studd made a statement similar to this: "If Jesus Christ be AlmightyGod and I believe that He is. If Almighty God Died for me and I believe that He did. I have nochoice but to love Him and serve Him with every ounce of my strength and every fiber of mybeing."
The purpose of About-Him.Com is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ whom we preach as the Almighty God manifest in the flesh.It is our desire that everything presented on these pages increases your faith in our God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
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