Believe in Him, for our God is the true and living God.

Today I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite scriptures which identifies why Jehovah God is the true and living God.

One of the key characteristics of a true God, of thee God, is that He knows tomorrow. He does not only know tomorrow, but he knows the day after that and the day after that, until the end of all our days and the end of time. To me that summarises wisdom, knowledge, power and authority. Here is what Isaiah tells us about this.

Isaiah 46:9-10 (NIV) 9 Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. 10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’

Notice Jehovah God says from the beginning I knew what will be going on in the ending – No wonder He is called the Alpha and Omega. God is saying, before time was I existed, I created time and know it’s length of days. I am in control of the future and I can tell you what is to come and what isn’t, because I am God. To prove what I am saying one can simply google all the biblical prophecies that have already come to past.

Now hear what Isaiah says in chapter 41  about things that are not God but men consider as God.

Isaiah 41:22-24 (NIV-WS) 22 “Tell us, you idols, what is going to happen. Tell us what the former things were, so that we may consider them and know their final outcome. Or declare to us the things to come, 23 tell us what the future holds, so we may know that you are gods. Do something, whether good or bad, so that we will be dismayed and filled with fear. 24 But you are less than nothing and your works are utterly worthless; whoever chooses you is detestable.

God is revealing who a God is to us in these scriptures. He is saying, because I can tell you what tomorrow holds, because I orchestrate tomorrow – I am God. The devil can mimic many things and has a certain level of power and ability but he is still limited, case I point, our enemy the devil does not know the future. Therefore we can trust in the morrow because we know the God of tomorrow.

Rest assured my friend that He already knows all about our future plans so we are in good hands. Let’s not fret because of what we see! What matters is that He sees much more and much further than we ever can. Hallelujah, just thinking about the aforementioned has me smiling in my bed as I write this.

This is how powerful our God is; now compare that to the powerlessness and uselessness of idols and the imagination of men’s hearts.

Habakkuk 2:18-20 (NIV) 18 “Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman? Or an image that teaches lies? For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak. 19 Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’ Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’ Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it.” 20 The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.

Isaiah 44:6-20 (NIV) 6 “This is what the Lord says— Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. 7 Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come— yes, let them foretell what will come. 8 Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.” 9 All who make idols are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Those who would speak up for them are blind; they are ignorant, to their own shame. 10 Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit nothing? 11 People who do that will be put to shame; such craftsmen are only human beings. Let them all come together and take their stand; they will be brought down to terror and shame. 12 The blacksmith takes a tool and works with it in the coals; he shapes an idol with hammers, he forges it with the might of his arm. He gets hungry and loses his strength; he drinks no water and grows faint. 13 The carpenter measures with a line and makes an outline with a marker; he roughs it out with chisels and marks it with compasses. He shapes it in human form, human form in all its glory, that it may dwell in a shrine. 14 He cut down cedars, or perhaps took a cypress or oak. He let it grow among the trees of the forest, or planted a pine, and the rain made it grow. 15 It is used as fuel for burning; some of it he takes and warms himself, he kindles a fire and bakes bread. But he also fashions a god and worships it; he makes an idol and bows down to it. 16 Half of the wood he burns in the fire; over it he prepares his meal, he roasts his meat and eats his fill. He also warms himself and says, “Ah! I am warm; I see the fire. ”17 From the rest he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it and worships. He prays to it and says, “Save me! You are my god!” 18 They know nothing, they understand nothing; their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds closed so they cannot understand. 19 No one stops to think, no one has the knowledge or understanding to say, “Half of it I used for fuel; I even baked bread over its coals, I roasted meat and I ate. Shall I make a detestable thing from what is left? Shall I bow down to a block of wood?” 20 Such a person feeds on ashes; a deluded heart misleads him; he cannot save himself, or say,“ Is not this thing in my right hand a lie? ”

Wow. Now tell me if that isn’t a powerful piece of scripture? So so real, men’s hearts are truly blinded to see God as He is.

It is also important to note at an idol is not simply a physical object but it is anything we reverence and put above God in our life. Trusting in such things are vain and doesn’t provide safety or eternal life.

I encourage all of us today to continue seeing Jehovah God as the only creator of heaven and earth and the ONE true God.

This blog post might be longer than usual, but I hope it resonated with you as much as it did with me as I wrote it. God bless you my friends and fellow servants of God!

Your Brother in the Lord,

Dane Miller | Author

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