Mar 30 2017
We are baptised in the Name. Moses was given the Name. Today we explore the Name and what it means to be in it.
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Mar 26 2015
In 1715 Louis XIV of France died. He called himself ‘the Great.’ He was famous for saying ‘I am the state.’ He had the most magnificent courts in all Europe and his funeral was spectacular. His body was laid in a gold coffin, and by his orders the cathedral was dimly lit except for one bright candle placed over the coffin so everyone’s attention would be drawn to where he lay. As thousands of people waited in hushed silence, Bishop Massilon began to speak, and as he did so he slowly reached over to the candle snuffing it out, and said ‘Only God is great.’
God‘s glory is quite different from man’s. Man has to work hard for the little glory he can muster, but God’s glory is intrinsic, it’s who he is, he can’t help being glorious, and it has been this way for all eternity. More
Jun 21 2013
When Jacob wrestled with God he asked God for his name. But God replied “Why do you ask my name?” (Gen 32:29). At the burning bush Moses asked God for his name and God said “I AM WHO I AM” (Ex 3:14). And then he said “Say to the Israelites ‘THE LORD (Yahweh), the God of your fathers – the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob – has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever”(Ex 3:15).
Jacob and Moses heard God speak under different circumstances. Jacob had just received a blessing from a divine being that he had wrestled with in the dark and he wanted to know who it was. This is understandable. In ancient times gods was associated with specific powers. Some gods brought strength for war, others brought power for fertility, yet others brought material prosperity. Jacob wanted to know who was blessing him. But this divine being was not any divine being, More