The Living God

I asked God to show me what I need to hear from Him and what was central to His heart. He answered my prayer with an explanation of who He is. There is one God who is distinguished from the religions of men and He is alive. He is Creator God who spoke everything into existence from nothing and gave life to every creature. He is the God who is there because He lives among His people who believe and follow Him. It was for fellowship among the living that God chose mankind as His temple in which to inhabit. (1 Cor. 3:16; Eph. 2:21-22) Life is centered and connected to the living God. He demonstrates this characteristic with eternal life, which He promises to all who believe. He sent Yeshua Messiah (Jesus’ Hebrew name) to be and show the way to God and eternal life, which He did through resurrection from the dead. 

Living in relationship with the Father was a common theme of Yeshua’s life. We are born into life, and every Believer is born again into eternal life through Spiritual birth. (John 3:3,7,16) “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.” (1 Peter 1:23) Yeshua raised Lazarus from the dead after four days to show that He was Messiah and Son of the living God. (John 11:14-15ff) He explained to Lazarus sister, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:23-26)

Again He explained very directly, “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it…. “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life… For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.” (John 5:21, 24, 26)

This message of the Living God is “Seek me and live”. (Amos 5:4) To Israel He put it pointedly, “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” (Deut. 30:19-20) The fear of death is universal among men and we all die, but God had an enduring purpose for mankind that was interrupted by Man’s fall into sin which brought about death, but sin and death will be destroyed by Yeshua Messiah in the end and then God’s children will inherit eternal life in the presence of God and Heavens host. “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:3-4) Life evermore is in the Living God by grace and faith in Yeshua Messiah.

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Retired Journeyman
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