Exodus 16:10 “And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.”
Glory of the Lord or “kevod Yehoveh”, this is the same cloud, the expression of the presence of God, that had been leading them and had protected them from Pharaoh’s army.
Why did Moses have to tell these people to stop, look up, and come-near to God’s presence? Because, while God’s presence is available to us and we must choose to “come-near” to Him.
Following YHWH (Yeshua) is a choice we have to make on a daily basis. He wants our relationship to ‘on purpose’.
Many times we hear “believers” say things like “it’s all in Gods timing” and “I am just waiting to hear from God”.
Have you ever considered that the Father is doing the same with you? He is waiting to hear from you, He is waiting to see if you put time into His word.
John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God.”
Notice too, He wants us to have a daily portion not to gorge ourselves on one day and then take six days off.
Yeshua is a shortened version of Yehoshua (Joshua) which is a shortened version of (in English) Yehovah Saves. Yehovah alone (Scripture says) is our salvation. It is found throughout the ‘OT’ or Tanakh. Yehovah provided the Lamb with which we are to be covered. He had the plan and executes it faithfully. Yehovah said that all who call upon HIS Name will be saved!
It has bothered me for far too long that Christianity elevates the Lamb over the Father – the Creator! Time for this to cease! Jesus pointed to the Father: He did nothing to take the Father’s place. The Father raised Jesus from the dead. And, the Hebrew gospel of Matthew (of which there are over 150 copies found, to date) reports that, Yeshua did not say ‘Greetings’ to the women, after his resurrection, but proclaimed, ‘Yehovah Saves!’ Probably with his arms outstretched as if to say, See me? I am proof. Yehovah Saves! Let us bring the Father to his rightful place in our hearts, mind, and spirits … as Jesus said to.
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