Who is Your God?
Is it who you think it is?
, by Emmanuel Higgins
I've never met a Christian who says they don't love Jesus. All Christians say "I Love Jesus". Yet, sometimes I wonder if Jesus is really their God.
According to the Bible, how do we determine who or what is really our God?
Let's travel back in time to the days of Moses. That great man of the old testament who was God's instrument in leading the people of Israel out of Egypt.
After Moses fled from Egypt as a younger man, he spent 40 years in the wilderness. At the end of which the Lord came to him and told him to go to Egypt and to talk with pharaoh about letting Israel go.
Moses didn't think he was the right person to do this, and so he made the excuse that he was not eloquent of speech, and could not talk with Pharaoh, the leader of the most powerful kingdom at that time.
God answered saying that his brother Aaron could go and do the speaking instead of Moses. God would talk with Moses, Moses would then tell Aaron what to say, and Aaron who would then speak with Pharaoh.
You can read this story in Exodus chapters 3 and 4.
However, the verses related to our question "Who is Your God?", are the following, where God speaks to Moses saying:
"And thou [Moses] shalt speak unto him [Aaron], and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.
And he [Aaron] shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, [even] he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God." - Exodus 4:15-16
Verse 16 is very interesting. We read that Aaron would be the spokesman, but notice the last part of the verse where we read that Moses would be to Aaron instead of God.
What does that mean? It doesn't mean Moses is now divine like God, but rather, in some way, Moses is going to function as a God to Aaron.
How was Moses a God to Aaron? The answer to this, will help us recognise who our God really is.
Later on in the story we read:
"And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet." - Exodus 7:1
So not only is Moses going to function as a God to Aaron, but also to Pharaoh.
Think with me, regarding these two relationships. What similarities do you see? In what way did Moses act as a God to Pharaoh and Aaron?
The answer is very simple. God told Moses to put words in Aarons mouth, to tell him what to say and do. The same words were told to Pharaoh, commanding him what to do, in letting Israel go.
If Aaron or Pharaoh did not obey Moses, there would be consequences (of course Moses only said the words God had given him).
Moses spoke, Aaron and Pharaoh were to obey. In this way Moses acted as a god to them.
So Who is your god? Your god is whoever, or whatever you listen to and obey... Implicitly.
Sadly, many people say Jesus is my God, but their actions testify otherwise. They listen to their job, their spouse, their girl/boy-friend, or their school friends and would sooner obey them rather than Jesus. Or they may sacrifice obedience to Jesus for fashion, their education, or some other worldly pursuit.
Dear reader, don't be deceived. Jesus says:
"If ye love me, keep my commandments." - John 14:15
Who is Your God?