The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Canon


Canon
The Test to Prove Control 
The Divine Right to Rule and Contol

    The Canon is the Divine Word of God in it’s entirety. Christians study Jesus and the look to find Him in every part of the Bible. Everything must be tested against the Canon. The answer to every query can be found in Jesus Christ. However, in every generation there’s someone who questions authority. In the Old Testament Korah was that person to question authority. He asked Moses and Aaron what make them more holy then the rest of them. It was very plain that God was using them as His tool to be His mouth piece and to lead the children of Israel. He gave them responsibilities but it was not an easy job for sure. The Lord gave them a test to prove which tribe was chosen by God.

     Rods were used to symbolize authority and as a measuring “stick” as well. That’s why the Canon is like a rod. They were the guide which people followed. The test the Lord chose was to have a rod from each tribe laid in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony where God would be. The one that God chose would blossom and prove which tribe was set-apart for that job. The next day Moses went into the tabernacle of witness and found that the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded and blossoms bloomed and there was almonds on that rod. 

     The Rod is Christ, everything a rod does, He does or is. A rod measure the house of God, proving it perfect, righteous, and the fulfillment of the law.  He is the Word of God, profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness. He is Grace, Comfort, and Salvation. He is King of kings and Lord of lords. A rod is branch off of a tree, made into a rod and to be verified as authentic by three crucial tests: It must have arisen from the divine root, it must bear likeness to the other branches, and it must bear identical fruit to the rest of the tree. 

   The Canon is divine authority of the Word made flesh, that’s Jesus. Since God created the world and history of man, He could plan out how He was to save them. He made an impossible list of requirements for His Divine Son and then fulfills them. Everything in the Old Testament is a picture of Jesus. It’s all there to point  to Him. Zechariah 3:1-9, 6:9-13 is a beautiful prophetic picture of Jesus. The name Joshua means Jesus so they talk about Jesus there and the BRANCH is mentioned, that’s Jesus. It says that He will remove the iniquity of that land in one day, and that is the cross. They didn’t have the kings be priests back then, so why would they say that Joshua the priest would be crowned? Jesus was the Priest AND King, it’s prophetic of Jesus. Just as the rod of Levi blossomed so Jesus’ rod blooms as He fulfills each prophecy. Since Jesus can be found in the Bible, there’s so much to write about, but the main prophecies will be listed. Isaiah 53 is packed full of Jesus that they would almost think it was written after He lived, but no, each one was another little test that God slipped in to make it even more impossible for just anyone to be Jesus. He must prove the Son of God (Ps 2:6-9 and Luke 1:30-35). Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. His Father was God. He must prove the seed of the woman (Gen. 3:14-15 and Galatians 4:4). He could have come as some glorious fire from heaven or something majestic, but instead He came humbly as a baby from a woman. 

     Kings must fall down before Him offering gifts (Psalm 72:10-11 and Matthew 2:1-11). A baby couldn’t make up this stuff or make it happen; God was in control. Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh were significant because those were smells and things in the Holy of Holies. He must be called out of Egypt (Hosea 11:1 and Matthew 2:13-15). Elijah must come before Him. He must be anointed with the Spirit. His ministry must commence in Galilee (Is. 9:1-2, Matthew 4:12-19). Even this detail was so important and significant in the test of Jesus being the Messiah that if he didn’t start his ministry in Galilee than He wouldn’t have been the Messiah. He must enter Jerusalem riding upon a colt. He must be undesirable to many (Is 53:1-2 and Mark 6:3). He must be meek. His being without guile. He must be consumed with zeal for God’s house. He must bear the reproach.

    He must be betrayed by a friend (Ps. 41:9 and John 13:18-19). Even His enemies helped to prove He was the Son of God. He created each intrinsic test so that people might believe Him. The sheep must be scattered. He must be sold for Thirty pieces of Silver and the Potter’s field must be purchased with the money. He must be numbered with the criminals. His hands and feet must be pierced. They will give Him vinegar to drink. His garments must be divided. He must make intercession for His murderers. He must die. His bones not be broken (Ex 12:46, Ps 34:20). Both criminals legs got broken, so it was unusual that His didn’t get broken. But God had it for a sign. He must be pierced. He must rise again from the dead. He must be ascend. He must sit at the right hand of God. He will return to the mount of Olives.

    All these were hand picked to show Jesus as God. No one else could ever do these exact things. Jesus’ buds bloomed so beautifully and exquisitely that no one can deny He IS the Christ, the Son of God, God Almighty in flesh, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, the Lamb of God. Can people trust His Lordship and authority? His rod bloomed and God proved Him. He is the Word of God in person. 

     This was packed message and one thing I realized was how much I take the Old Testament lightly instead of really valuing every Word, because God statically put each Word there for a purpose. I pray that as I continue to love Him more passionately, His Word would become more precious and dear. That I would treat every Word as important and Divine and as a Word search for Jesus. He’s on every page of the Bible. I need to seek Him and His face. He is Wonderful and Mighty and He gave His all so that I could believe in Him and live in Christ.