Jesus is Jehovah
The identity of who Jesus Christ is,
the reason for his life, and how his life matters today is the cornerstone for every human
being who wants to answer the big questions in life.
This first section is a compilation of scripture selections, with my
comments, put together by an individual named Dave Reid, a brethren from the Gospel Hall
background who was dealing with people who were challenging the divinity of Jesus Christ.
One of the biggest groups who challenge his identity and work is the religion of Islam. Of
course they do not accept the Bible as the complete and only revelation of the true God. A
smaller group of challengers has been the Jehovah Witnesses. And of course when you
examine many other religious groups they also have a significantly downgraded view of who
he was and what purpose his life had and how it affects the world today.
In the second section we bring Old Testament scripture to light, which
shows Christ appearing and ministering to many. Many have termed this the pre-incarnate
appearances of Christ. In other words, Christ took on the appearance of a man and
personally met with Old Testament saints such as Abraham, Moses, Gideon, Samson, Daniel
and many others. There are some fascinating scriptures, which we will consider.
So, we want to bring to bear in this article a presentation of Jesus in
the Old Testament and the New Testament, focusing on scriptures which help us clear up the
identity confusion. And also look at some of his personal appearances he made to Old
Testament saints. I know for one, that it is sometimes just hard to grasp the infinite
creator of the universe limiting and confining himself to a human frame. Hiding his
infinite glory behind a veil of flesh. Yet is this not what the scriptures we look at will
declare? Many will declare him to be the "son of God", but when pressed further
that he was "very God" there is a strange disconnect in their minds and the
light seems to dim abit. Hopefully this article will brighten the mind with light and we
may contemplate Jesus in a far deeper way.
The scriptures used are from the King James Version. Before we begin,
we should mention that there are different words for God translated out of the original
languages of Hebrew and Greek. There are three main words used for God, which predominate
in the Old Testament. The first is "Jehovah" translated as "LORD", and
its primary meaning points to God as the "self-existent one" (no beginning or
end), his personal nature, and his moral righteousness. Jehovah is used 6,283 times in the
OT. The second word for God is a plural word "Elohim", translated as
"God", and focuses on his sovereignty, his omnipotent power and his great glory.
It is used with singular verbs in many cases pointing to the trinity and yet as one.
Elohim is used 2,570 times in the OT. The third word is "Adonai" translated as
"Lord", also a plural word and focuses on God as the master, ruler and owner. It
occurs some 300 times in the OT.
In the New Testament let us briefly consider the words translated from
the Greek for the "Lord Jesus Christ". The Greek Word for Lord is
"Kurios" and refers to authority and supremacy. It is used mostly as the
equivalent of "Yahweh" or "Jehovah" in the New Testament. It is also
used in some contexts as "sir", "owner" or "master". The
Greek word for Jesus is "Iesous" and is derived from the Hebrew word
"Joshua" or "Yshua" and means "Jehovah is salvation"
or "Jehovah is the Saviour". Very interesting you might say. The Greek word for
Christ is "Christos" and is equivalent to the Hebrew word for
"Meshiach" or "Messiah" or "the Anointed One". These Hebrew
words identified the one who would undo the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Again, a most interesting connection. Let us now proceed with the unveiling.
The very first chapter of the New Testament opens with an astounding
proclamation of who this Jesus is. We read its proclamation in Matthew 1 v 21 and 23
declaring Jesus as both God and the Savior of people from their sins.
Matthew 1 v 21,23
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name
JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is (means), God with us.
As we move through the Old and New Testament we will show Jesus as the
great I Am, the Creator, the Redeemer from the Power of Sin, the Mighty God, the Pierced
One, the Savior from Sin, the Sovereign King, the All-knowing Searcher of Hearts, and the
Alpha and Omega without beginning or end,
The Great I Am
As we read in Exodus we find Moses
asking God by what name should he use to tell the children of Israel that God had sent him
to lead them out of Egypt. If you have ever heard someone say that Jesus never claimed to
be God, read on.
Exodus 3 v 13-15
13 And Moses said unto God, 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 unto me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt
thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 15 And God said moreover
unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers,
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: THIS IS
MY NAME FOREVER, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
John 8 v 53, 56-58
53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the
prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw [it], and was
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and
hast thou seen Abraham? V58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before
Abraham was, I am.
John 8 v 23,24,28 v23
23 And he (Jesus) said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from
above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye
believe not that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins.
28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man,
then shall ye know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself; but as my Father
hath taught me, I speak these things.
John 11 v 30-33
30 (Jesus speaking) I and my Father are one.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my
Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not;
but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
Can that man from Galilee be the one who also created
space, time and matter? Is he the one who programmed the incredible complexity of the
genetic code and set the universe in motion?
Isaiah 42 v 5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the
heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out
of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk
Isaiah 44 v 24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that
formed thee from the womb, I [am] the LORD that maketh all [things]; that stretcheth forth
the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
Colossians 1 v 12-18
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath
translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every
16 For by him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and
that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or
principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.
John 1 v 1-3,10,14
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made
that was made.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world
knew him not.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt
among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full
of grace and truth.
Can it be that the Creator, though guilty of no sin,
took my punishment due me, to pay the penalty of sin and to break the power of sin in my
life? Is this the love of God demonstrated towards me? Can I accuse God of any wrongdoing,
can I blame him for anything? Should I not blame myself for my sin and see Gods nail
scarred hand of love reaching down to me and grasp it?
Isaiah 48 is most interesting because you have the trinity laid out in
verses 16 and 17. Note "Lord GOD", "his Spirit" and "LORD thy
Redeemer". Same thing in Genesis 1 v 26, Genesis 11 v 6,7 and Isaiah 6 v 8 which
Isaiah 48 v 12,13,16,17
12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I [am] he; I
[am] the first, I also [am] the last.
13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right
hand hath spanned the heavens: [when] I call unto them, they stand up together.
16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from
the beginning; from the time that it was, there [am] I: and now the Lord GOD, and his
Spirit, hath sent me.
17 Thus saith the LORD (Jehovah), thy Redeemer, the Holy One of
Israel; I [am] the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the
way [that] thou shouldest go.
Revelation 5 v 8,9
8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and
twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials
full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book,
and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy
blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall
reign on the earth.
Genesis 1 v 26
And God (Elohim plural) said, Let us make man in our
image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over
the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Genesis 11 v 6,7
6 And the LORD (Jehovah) said, Behold, the people [is] one, and
they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained
from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that
they may not understand one another's speech.
Isaiah 6 v 8
Also I heard the voice of the Lord (Adonai), saying, Whom shall I send,
and who will go for us? Then said I, Here [am] I; send me.
Job 19 v 25,26
25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at
the latter day upon the earth:
26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh
shall I see God:
Could not Job be speaking of that scene in Revelation 19 when Jesus
returns to Jerusalem and puts down all rebellion and begins the millennial kingdom?
Revelation 11 v 11-16
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that
sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were
many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his
name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white
horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should
smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the
winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written,
KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
The Mighty God
Can it be that Israel will stand
before the mighty God who was one of them? Oh Israel your God is coming to your rescue,
the Lion of Judah, the Gentiles salvation, the Passover Lamb, slain for your sins.
Isaiah 10 v 20, 21
20 And it shall come to pass in that day (the end times or 7 year
tribulation), [that] the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob,
shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy
One of Israel, in truth.
21 The remnant shall return, [even] the remnant of Jacob, unto the
Isaiah 9 v 6
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son
is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
The Pierced One
Can it be oh Israel, that your
Messiah will come to Jerusalem and deliver you from the nations who seek to destroy you?
Was it not Jehovah whom you pierced? Was it not the son of Man? Will he not fulfill his
promises to David?
Zechariah 12 v 1,4,9,10
1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD,
which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth
the spirit of man within him.
4 In that day (the end times or the 7 year tribulation), saith the
LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will
open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] I will seek to destroy
all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me
whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for [his] only
[son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for [his]
John 19 v 33-37
33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already,
they brake not his legs:
34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith
came there out blood and water.
35 And he that saw [it] bare record, and his record is true: and he
knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled,
A bone of him shall not be broken.
37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom
Can one save himself by good works?
Can you come to God in your own way? How is it that Jehovah says that he is the Saviour
and not we ourselves? Saviour from the bondage of sin?
Isaiah 43 v 11 I, [even] I, [am] the LORD; and beside me [there
is] no Saviour.
Acts 5 v 30,31
30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged
on a tree.
31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand [to be] a Prince and a
Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 4 v 10,12
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that
by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead,
[even] by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other
name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
The Sovereign King
Are we not all undone before the
King? Does not our self-righteousness vanish at the sight of Jesus the King? Yet the King,
will he not pardon those who come to him? Yes and yes and yes, though your sins be as high
as the heaven, his blood can cleanse. For this is why he came to this fallen world of
bondage and self willed people, to set those in captivity free? Are you free?
Isaiah 6 v 1-5, 8
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting
upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he
covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, [is] the LORD
of hosts: the whole earth [is] full of his glory.
4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and
the house was filled with smoke.
5 Then said I, Woe [is] me! for I am undone; because I [am] a man of
unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have
seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and
who will go for us? Then said I (Isaiah near fulfillment, Jesus future fulfillment), Here
[am] I; send me.
John 12 v 36-41
36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the
children of light.
37 These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from
38 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they
believed not on him:
39 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he
spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been
40 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should
not see with [their] eyes, nor understand with [their] heart, and be converted, and I
should heal them.
41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
The Searcher of Hearts
Who knows our innermost thoughts, can
read our minds and still seeks our best. Who knows the foul thoughts of the sin nature and
still seeks our best. Who knows the vain thoughts of grandeur and pride, which lurk in the
human heart. Who in spite of this would die for the ungodly that the ungodly might be set
free? Worthy is the Lamb.
1 Chronicles 28 v 9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God
of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD
searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek
him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
2 Chronicles 6 v 14,29,30
14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, [there is] no God like thee in
the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and [shewest] mercy unto thy
servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts:
29 [Then] what prayer [or] what supplication soever shall be made of
any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore and his own
grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house:
30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and
render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou
only knowest the hearts of the children of men:)
Mark 2 v 8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit
that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in
Revelation 2 v 18, 23
18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things
saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet [are] like
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall
know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of
you according to your works.
The Alpha and Omega
An infinite life which the grave
could not hold? An infinite payment for sin? A person of infinite intelligence? A person
who can see the unseen? His words carrying the weight of infinity? Are you heeding the
words of the Alpha and Omega?
Isaiah 44 v 6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his
redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there
is] no God.
Revelation 1 v 12,13,17,18
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lords day, and heard behind me
a great voice, as of a trumpet
11 Saying (Jesus speaking to John), I am Alpha and Omega, the first and
12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned,
I saw seven golden candlesticks;
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son
of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his
right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last
18 I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for
evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Appearances to Old Testament Saints
I trust that you have opened your
mind and will to the awesome reality that Jehovah came to earth on a rescue mission. A
rescue mission that could only be completed by one being. A rescue mission where the god
of this world (Satan) would oppose him every step of the way. A rescue mission
successfully completed for you and I. I would never ask you to surrender your life to any
spirit or human being. There is only one being who can be trusted with your life and that
is Jehovah the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
We now look at Christs work in the Old Testament. For Jesus
Christ has been a shepherd to Israel and yet they did not recognize him when he came to
them some 2,000 years ago. Yes, Jesus is Jehovah.
Genesis 18 v 1, 10-15
1 And the LORD (Jehovah) appeared unto him (Abraham) in the plains of
Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 018:002 And he lift up his
eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he
ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
10 And he (Jehovah) said, I will certainly return unto thee according
to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the
tent door, which was behind him.
11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it
ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old
shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying,
Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will
return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he
said, Nay; but thou didst laugh
Genesis 32 v 24-30
24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him
until the breaking of the day.
25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the
hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with
26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will
not let thee go, except thou bless me.
27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for
as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And
he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen
God face to face, and my life is preserved.
One interesting phrase, which is used quite often in the next few
scriptures is "the angel of the LORD". At first glance it would seem that it
refers to some angelic being, however the phrase is also used for someone who is a
messenger of God. So who it is must be determined from the context of events. As we read
on you will see from the encounters themselves that this was much more than an angel.
Exodus 3 v 2,4,6
2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire
out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the
bush was not consumed.
4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto
him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the
God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look
Exodus 24 v 9-12
9 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of
the elders of Israel:
10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it
were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand:
also they saw God, and did eat and drink.
12 And the LORD (Jehovah) said unto Moses, Come up to me into the
mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments
which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
It is very interesting that Jesus many times veils his glory and
appears as a man when meeting with Old Testament saints but this time he gave Moses a
Exodus 33 v 11, 18-23
011 And the LORD (Jehovah) spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant
Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I
will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be
gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see
me, and live.
21 And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt
stand upon a rock:
22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will
put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts:
but my face shall not be seen.
This next set of verses is also very interesting. Here the
"captain of the host of the LORD" accepts worship from Joshua. This is something
that angels would never allow and many times we have instances of them forbidding such an
attempted act. Joshua obviously knew this man was Jehovah by his behavior.
Joshua 5 v 13-15
13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted
up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword
drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for
14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I
now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto
him, What saith my Lord unto his servant?
15 And the captain of the LORD's host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe
from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.
Here we have the "angel of the LORD" speaking words only
Jehovah could speak confirming that the term is not speaking of an angel but of the second
person of the trinity.
Judges 2 v 1-3
1 And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and
said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I
sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.
2 And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye
shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this?
3 Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you;
but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.
Judges 13 v 2, 3, 15-18, 21-23
2 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the
Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.
3 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her,
Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.
15 And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, I pray thee, let us
detain thee, until we shall have made ready a kid for thee.
16 And the angel of the LORD said unto Manoah, Though thou detain me, I
will not eat of thy bread: and if thou wilt offer a burnt offering, thou must offer it
unto the LORD. For Manoah knew not that he was an angel of the LORD.
17 And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, What is thy name, that
when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honour?
18 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after
my name, seeing it is secret?
21 But the angel of the LORD did no more appear to Manoah and to his
wife. Then Manoah knew that he was an angel of the LORD.
22 And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have
23 But his wife said unto him, If the LORD were pleased to kill us, he
would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would
he have shewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as
Who was this "son of Man" here in the fiery furnace? Did not
Jesus have a fondness for being called "the son of Man" in the New Testament?
Daniel 3 v 12-14, 16-29
12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of
the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not
regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set
13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king.
14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O
Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God
whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us
out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not
serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was
changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that
they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
20 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their
hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
22 Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace
exceeding hot, the flames of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and
23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down
bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and
spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the
midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the
midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of
26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery
furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most
high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of
the midst of the fire. 27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's
counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no
power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the
smell of fire had passed on them.
28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in
him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve
nor worship any god, except their own God.
29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language,
which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be
cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God
that can deliver after this sort.
In closing, it is hard to put into words the awesome picture weve
seen of Jesus in the Old Testament and the New Testament. The shepherd in the Old and in
the New. The one life that has made all the difference. Shepherding Noah, Abraham, Isaac,
Jacob, David, Solomon and many others. Telling them of the future suffering Messiah, who
would undo mankinds fall into spiritual and physical death. And yet, he knew that
suffering Messiah would be himself, Jehovah.
If you already know Him, and have received the new spiritual birth, as
Paul did, seek to know him and the power of his resurrection to walk in increasing victory
over your flesh, the world and the devil. Pay the price to be a full ambassador for Him.
For you have not struggled against sin to the point of shedding blood.
If you do not know this God Jehovah and your heart has been softened to
His conviction of your sinfulness, your slavery to pride and self-will, turn from your sin
and turn control of your life over to the only person you can trust, Jesus the Great I Am,
the Creator, the Redeemer, the Mighty God, the Pierced One, the Saviour, Jehovah Captain
of Hosts, the Alpha and the Omega.
Being reconciled to the true God is the only thing worth getting right,
all else is vanity and meaningless if you seek everything else and spend eternity
separated from the grace and goodness of God.