2017 ST Message Three


Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel (2)

Message Three

“Know That I Am Jehovah”

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. And He said, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.– Exo. 3:14

And they will know that I am Jehovah their God because I brought them into captivity among 8 And they will know that I am Jehovah their God because I brought them into captivity among nations and have gathered them to their own land; and I will never again leave any of them there.– Ezek. 39:28

Word of Appetizer

Why does Genesis 1 not mention Jehovah or Jehovah God, but only God?

The name God—Elohim—means “the strong and mighty One”; this name refers to God’s relationship with creation. God implies God’s power and His relationship with creatures; Jehovah God denotes God having a relationship with man:

God is the common name, and Jehovah is the name of intimacy and love. Jehovah God is not only the One who is powerful but also the One who draws near to man

Spiritual Burden

The tabernacle, the cloud, and the glory, being a full type of the Triune God, are a picture of the goal of God’s eternal economy—to have a corporate people to be His dwelling place for His expression and representation in eternity.

Jehovah is God’s name for existence and fulfillment. In the Lord’s recovery today, we are not in the stage of promise but in the stage of fulfillment; we are experiencing God not only as El Shaddai but also as Jehovah, the great I Am.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

Elohim is the name of God in relation to creation; Jehovah is the name of God in relation to man.

Jehovah means “I am who I am,” indicating that Jehovah is the self-existing and ever-existing eternal One, the One who was in the past, who is in the present, and who will be in the future forever.

El Shaddai is God’s name for supply and promise; Jehovah is God’s name for existence and fulfillment.

Jehovah—the self-existing and ever-existing One—is the Triune God; He is the unique God, yet He is triune.

The Gospel of John reveals that Jesus is the great I Am

Eventually, all will know that God is Jehovah

The Experience of Life

As the I Am, Christ is everything to us for our experience and enjoyment; His being I Am means “I am whatever you need” When the Lord as the I Am comes into us as life, He shines within us as light, and this light brings the divine element of reality into us.

Practice and Application

“Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to Him, for he who comes forward to God must believe that He is” We must know that the God who calls us is and that we are not. We all need to know God in such a way.

To believe that God is, is the only way, the unique way, to make God happy to please God.

Using Key Verses to Have a Bird’s-Eye View over the Whole Outline

Key Verses (1)

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.– Gen. 1:1

And they will know that I am Jehovah their God. — Ezek. 39:28

And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. And He said, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.– Exo. 3:14

Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is coming, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,– Rev. 1:4

Elohim Jehovah
Jehovah –“I am who I am

I. Elohim is the name of God in relation to creation; Jehovah is the name of God in relation to man.

•The name God—Elohim—means “the strong and mighty One”; this name refers to God’s relationship with creation.

•God implies God’s power and His relationship with creatures; Jehovah God denotes God having a relationship with man:

II. Jehovah means “I am who I am,” indicating that Jehovah is the self-existing and ever-existing eternal One, the One who was in the past, who is in the present, and who will be in the future forever.

•The divine title I Am indicates that, as the self-existing One, God depends on nothing apart from Himself.

•The term self-existingrefers to something that exists of or by itself without beginning. God exists forever, eternally, without ending. Jehovah is the only One who is.

Key Verses (2)

And I will take you to Myself as My people, and I will be your God; and you shall know that I am Jehovah your God, the One who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians And I will bring you to the land which I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it to you as a possession. I am Jehovah.– Exo. 6:7-8

El Shaddai Jehovah
Jehovah—the self-existing and ever-existing One—is the Triune God

III. El Shaddai is God’s name for supply and promise; Jehovah is God’s name for existence and fulfillment.

•Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob experienced God as El Shaddai, but they did not experience Him as Jehovah, for they died in faith without receiving the fulfillment of God’s promise regarding the good land.

•In Exodus 6:6-8 God came not to promise something to Moses but to fulfill the promise that He had made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

IV. Jehovah—the self-existing and ever-existing One—He is the Triune God; He is the unique God, yet He is triune.

•Jehovah is the God of three persons—Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; this implies that He is the Triune God. “The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob” is Jehovah Elohim, the Triune God—the Father, the Son, and the Spirit.

Key Verses (3)

Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham came into being, I am.– John 8:58

But without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to Him, for he who comes forward to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.– Heb. 11:6

And I will make known My holy name in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not allow My holy name to be profaned anymore. Then the nations will know that I am Jehovah, the Holy One in Israel.– Ezek. 39:7

Jesus is the great I Am
Believe that He is”
All will know that God is Jehovah

V. The Gospel of John reveals that Jesus is the great I Am

•Jesus is not merely a man—He is I Am.

•The name Jesus means “Jehovah the Savior” or “the salvation of Jehovah” The fact that Jesus is the great I Am implies that He is the eternal One As the I Am.

•Christ is everything to us for our experience and enjoyment.

VI.“Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to Him, for he who comes forward to God must believe that He is” .

•God requires us to believe that He is.

•To believe that God is, is the only way, the unique way, to make God happy, to be well pleasing to Him.

VII. Eventually, all will know that God is Jehovah; And I will make known My holy name in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not allow My holy name to be profaned anymore. Then the nations will know that I am Jehovah, the Holy One in Israel.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1
T1 Elohim is the name of God in relation to creation(Gen. 1:1; 2:7)

(Why does Genesis 1 not mention Jehovah or Jehovah God, but only God? )

T2 Jehovah is the name of God in relation to man (Gen.7:16;1 Sam. 17:46)

(Please according to the above-mentioned scriptures illustrate that the difference in usage between God and Jehovah.)

D2
T1 Jehovah means “I am who I am(Exo. 3:14)

(Please illustrate that we are nothing; only He has being.)

T2 Only the I Am is reality.(John 8:28;58)

(Please illustrate that the Lord Jesus is the I Am. )

D3
T1 As Jehovah, God is the existing God and the fulfilling God(John 8: 58;Exo. 6:6-8).

(Please illustrate that if God were not the self-existing One and the ever-existing One, the promise made thousands of years ago could not be fulfilled.)

T2 The very God whom you are serving is not only El Shaddai but also Jehovah(Exo. 3:14; 6:6-8)

(Please illustrate according to your experience that when trouble comes, we shall go to the Lord and say, “Lord, here is a problem, but You are. You are the I Am, and I believe in You.”)

D4
T1 Jehovah—the self-existing and ever-existing One—is the Triune God(Exo. 3:14-16)

(Please illustrate that Jehovah is the God of three persons—Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; this implies that He is the Triune God)

T2 The Gospel of John reveals that Jesus is the great I Am(John 8:24, 28, 58; 18:4-8)

(Please illustrate that the fact that Jesus is the great I Am implies that He is the eternal One)

D5
T1 As the I Am, Christ is everything to us for our experience and enjoyment (6:35; 8:12; 10:11)

(Please illustrate according to your experience that the Lord is whatever we need.)

T2 We have a signed check with the space for the amount left blank(Exo. 3:14;John 8:12)

(Please illustrate the reason why in Exo. 3:14 God only says that He is, without saying what He is.)

D6
T1 But without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to God (Heb. 11:6)

(Please illustrate that only faith can make God happy, and faith is to believe that God is. )

T2 For he who comes forward to God must believe that He is”(Heb. 11:6b; Ezek. 36:11, 23, 38)

(Please illustrate that eventually, all will know that God is Jehovah)

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