Holy Bible

                 THE WEEKLY WORD                 

Written by Pastor Sue Lynch

 

I AM, BEFORE ME, THERE WAS NO GOD!

 

Isaiah 43:10,11 “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.  I, even I, am the Lord, And besides Me there is no savior.”

 

When Moses asked the Lord, at the burning bush, were he met Him, “Who shall I say sent me?”  The Lord answered in reply: “tell them ‘I Am’ sent thee.”  This is the name that Israel would come to hallow and speak with such reverence, they would hardly speak it for fear of being irreverent.  When Jesus talked to the unbelieving Jews of His generation, He said to them: “before Abraham was, I am.”  They were infuriated with this statement, because He was telling them that He was God and they did not believe in Him.

          Today, we have many religions telling us that their god is the true god.  Islam tells us that Mohammed is the only way to Allah.  The Hindu religion believe in the doctrines of samsara (the continuous cycle of life, death, and reincarnation) and karma (the universal law of cause and effect). One of the key thoughts of Hinduism is “atman,” or the belief in soul. This philosophy holds that living creatures have a soul, and they're all part of the supreme soul. The New Age people tell us that we are gods and can worship ourselves.  But the Lord, the Creator of the universe tells us through the prophet Isaiah that: “Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.  I, even I, am the Lord, And besides Me there is no savior.”  If you are looking to someone or something other than Jesus for salvation, you will never find it.  You may be fed a lie, and told that this is the way, but at the end of your life when you face God the Father, you will come up short, you will be naked before Him, because you are not clothed with the righteousness of Christ.

          Beloved, God Himself declares that there were never gods before Him.  He always was, and always will be.  He is the only one in heaven that reigns supreme.  Listen to what the apostle Paul declares by the revelation of the Holy Spirit given to him: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” 1 Timothy 2:5,6. The New Testament declares what the Old Testament states: One God, One Lord, One Savior, One Salvation.  There is no other way.  If your church is telling you something different, they are lying to you.  It is not their church doctrine first and then the Lord; it is the Lord God Almighty and His Christ! Amen!