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Scriptural Basics

 

Who is the Almighty?

His name is commonly known as "Jehovah" also known as "Yahweh" - the God of Abraham - Exodus 6:3; "And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as God Almighty, but as respects my name Jehovah I did not make myself known to them."

 

1.    Psalms 83:18 “That people may know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the most high over all the earth.”

a. This name “Jehovah” is not the original spelling or pronouncing of this name. But neither is “Jesus” or “Jeremiah" or "Jerusalem.” But we use these names so that we can identify individuals. The name “Jehovah” is found in whole or part about 7,000 times in the scriptures! It is the most widely placed name in the scriptures. Many translations have taken the name out and replaced it with the title “LORD” in capital letters Why? Did they think that Jehovah made a mistake when he had originally had placed it there? It was God's intention to have it there!! Some translations claim to follow the Jewish practice of the removal of the name. But it is obvious that anyone who replaces the name with a title is attempting to usurp what God had originally planned. I am sure they have their excuses but are they valid for changing what God had originally inspired? I am sure Satan has his excuses too. Who wants to remove God's name? God or Satan?

2.    Psalms 148:1-5 “Praise Jah, YOU people! Praise Jehovah from the heavens, Praise him in the heights. (2) Praise him, all YOU his angels. Praise him, all YOU his army. (3) Praise him, YOU sun and moon. Praise him, all YOU stars of light. (4) Praise him, YOU heavens of the heavens, And YOU waters that are above the heavens. (5) Let them praise the name of Jehovah; For he himself commanded, and they were created.”

a.    Regarding previous comments: How can people praise Jehovah if they are not told his name or if the name has been removed from some translations? Who would do this? One thing is for certain, Satan does not want to praise Jehovah (more on that later). So anyone who hinders praise to Jehovah - like removing his name - is serving Satan’s interests.

b.    This is also an interesting passage because it shows that the abbreviation “Jah” means “Jehovah.” This abbreviation of his name is found about 48 times in the Hebrew scriptures and multiple times in Revelation 19:1-6.

3.    2 Chronicles 16:9 “As regards Jehovah, his eyes are roving about through all the earth to show his strength in behalf of those whose heart is complete toward him.”

 This is one of my personal favorite passages. It does not say “the smartest” or “the richest” or “the poorest.” It just identifies those whose heart is complete toward him. So, could one’s heart be complete toward Jehovah if they were involved with false worship  or even if they unknowingly were but did not test their doctrines to  see if they were approved according to God’s word? 

1 Corinthians 10:21,31 states; “YOU cannot be drinking the cup of Jehovah and the cup of demons; YOU cannot be partaking of “the table of Jehovah” and the table of demons. (31) Therefore, whether YOU are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God’s glory.”

4.    Daniel chapter 4 is about the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar being humbled by the Most High. He becomes haughty and declares that it is because of himself alone that his kingdom was so great. (Daniel 4:30) But he is humbled by the Most High. For seven years he “lost his mind” (Daniel 4:31-33) But after the time period, he began to get his senses back (Daniel 4:34-37) and he realizes about God that “those who are walking in pride he is able to humiliate.” He also realizes that the Most High is “Ruler in the kingdom of mankind, and that to the one whom he wants to he gives it.”  (vs.32)

a.    So from this passage we can conclude that the Most High answers to no one (vs. 35) and that he can place and remove kings at his own will. (vs.35)

b.    The Most High is referring to Jehovah for multiple reasons: 

i. The above mentioned Psalm 83:18

ii. In the same chapter of Daniel, Michael is mentioned. Many people believe Michael to be Jesus as I do. However, Michael is mentioned as being one of the foremost princes and “the prince of YOU people” - Not a king. (Daniel 10:13,21; 12:1) I bring this up because some believe that Michael is the Most High. But a “prince” is not “the Most High.” The Most High is Jehovah.

 iii. In many other prophesies, Jehovah is mentioned as placing his servant as king:

Ezekiel 34:23-31 Jehovah raises up his servant David over his sheep and then brings blessings which has not happened yet.

Ezekiel 37:24 Jehovah makes his servant David  king. (This is a figurative “David” representing Jesus who was a descendant of David. Remember that Ezekiel was written after the literal king David’s death.)

Isaiah 9:6,7 “For there has been a child born to us, there has been a son given to us; and the princely rule will come to be upon his shoulder. And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. (7) To the abundance of the princely rule and to peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom in order to establish it firmly and to sustain it by means of justice and by means of righteousness. The very zeal of Jehovah of armies will do this.” It is because of Jehovah’s zeal that this “child” receives the “princely rule” and the child receives more names.

Isaiah 42:1,6,7 “Look! My servant, on whom I keep fast hold! My chosen one, [whom] my soul has approved! I have put my spirit in him. Justice to the nations is what he will bring forth. (6) “I myself, Jehovah, have called you in righteousness, and I proceeded to take hold of your hand. And I shall safeguard you and give you as a covenant of the people, as a light of the nations, (7) [for you] to open the blind eyes, to bring forth out of the dungeon the prisoner, out of the house of detention those sitting in darkness.” It is Jehovah who chooses his servant, protects him, and creates a covenant that involves his servant - who I believe is Jesus - for the sake of mankind. (Compare Luke  22:29)

Psalms 110:1 “The utterance of Jehovah to my Lord is: ‘Sit at my right hand until I place your enemies as a stool for your feet.’ “ Jehovah is placing enemies “as a stool” for David’s “Lord.” It was David who was inspired to write this. So who would be David’s Lord? This would be Jehovah’s servant, Jesus. But we see that it was Jehovah who “places” these enemies. (Compare Luke 20:41-44; Matthew 22:41-45)

Luke 1:26-33 shows how Jehovah is described as the “Most High.”

5.    Daniel chapter 5 tells of an event where there is a hand that writes a message on a wall during a feast of Belshazzar the “son” (descendant) of Nebuchadnezzar. This event is well known as “the hand writing on the wall.” Daniel interprets the message for the king in verses 26-28. The message was that God had “numbered” the kingdom and had finished it. Also that Belshazzar had “been weighed in the balances” and was found deficient and that his (Belshazzar’s) kingdom had been divided and given to the Medes and the Persians. Belshazzar died that very night. (vs.30) And his kingdom was given to Darius the Mede. (vs.31)

Notice that it was God that made this event happen. This would be the same God as the Most High God as mentioned earlier in verse 21.

6.    Daniel 7:21,22,26 “I kept on beholding when that very horn made war upon the holy ones, and it was prevailing against them, (22) until the Ancient of Days came and judgment itself was given in favor of the holy ones of the Supreme One, and the definite time arrived that the holy ones took possession of the kingdom itself. (26) And the Court itself proceeded to sit, and his own rulership they finally took away, in order to annihilate [him] and to destroy [him] totally.”

 This passage is for our near future.

 This “Ancient of Days” is Jehovah. One reason is because it appears that it is his “court” or “judgment” that determines the end of a kingdom but this kingdom is given to the “holy ones of the Supreme One” who would be the “Bride of Christ” and Jesus. This transfer happens at Jehovah’s time of judgment. This transfer of kingdom is also mentioned in Revelation 11:15 “..The kingdom of the world did become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will rule as king forever and ever.” 

There are many wonderful qualities of Jehovah such as love, wisdom, justice, and so much more. But due to time constraints, I need to focus on certain things which I believe are not understood by many and that have a bearing in helping ones to better understand the point in time that we are living in.

In conclusion, we can see that it is Jehovah that has the ultimate authority. Although Jesus and Satan have authority too which is discussed in following chapters.

 

   
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