Sometimes, we are challenged by “Pharaoh situations”. The bible refers to this as the trying of our faith. These situations seem insurmountable and will try to hinder our progress towards accomplishing our purpose or a certain goal.
They stare us right in the face and like Pharaoh did to Moses, ask us: “Who is the Lord that I should obey his voice? I don’t know the Lord!”
It is not unusual for believers to be challenged. As a matter of fact, testimonies of God’s mighty works are as a result of His intervention into our challenged situations. When the Lord decided to set the children of Israel free, Pharaoh refused outright. The Bible tells us what happened:
And afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, thus saith the Lord God of Israel, let my people go that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. And Pharaoh said, who is the Lord that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go. – Exodus 5: 1-2
Knowing God in a real and personal way will force the enemy to bow and obey your voice. It will also give you a life you never dreamed possible; a life of dominion over the circumstances of life. Having said that, it is worth mentioning that the only way we an ever truly know God is by seeking Him.
Lets now take a look at three revelations of who the Lord is. It is our prayer that these revelations will change your life.
1. The Lord that Changeth Not
The bible reveals this attribute of God in Malachi 3:6:
For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
From this scripture, we see that the unchangeable nature of God is the basis for the preservation of the sons of Israel. In Jesus Christ, we become partakers of the blessings of God. In other words, because God cannot change, we cannot be consumed. This is a wonderful revelation because we realize that our not being consumed has nothing to do with who we are or what we do but on who God is; and He will never change! The Bible reiterates this scripture again in the New Testament in Hebrews 13:8:
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
This also means is that God is dependable. You can stake your very life on the assurance of his constancy. It also means that you can trust him. The Lord has a sound record of zero failures through the corridors of time; just take a look at these people from scripture:
- Noah trusted him for 120 years.
- Abraham trusted him for over 25 years.
- Our Christian fathers trusted him.
- You can trust him! If he didn’t fail any of them, he won’t fail you.
2. The Lord our Shepherd
This is one of the most popular scriptures in the Bible. Let’s take a look at the scripture
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; he leadeth me in the path of his righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. – Psalm 23:1-4
One of the names of the Lord is Jehovah Rohe which means The Lord my Shepherd. It’s a name that reveals that our God wants to have close friendship with us; the kind that exists between sheep and shepherd. God is interested in us and wants to be tangibly involved in the details of our lives. In olden day Israel, Shepherds were so close to their sheep that stories abound of shepherds who were able to recognize their sheep years after they were sold!
The strength of this revelation lies in the fact that he will always be there for you; through thick and thin, hell or high water. Man sees things differently from the way God does. As men, we want challenging situations to come to an end immediately. God on the other hand desires to get the greatest glory out of the same circumstance for himself, to honor you and then humiliate your enemies before taking them away (Psalm 23: 5-6).
Therefore, we can relax even if God doesn’t take our enemies away just yet. He is so protective of you that he will move heaven and earth on your behalf if necessary; because you are intimate with him.
3. The Lord our Deliverer
In Psalm 34:19, the bible says:
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.
We must not fail to realize that despite the many challenges we may face, it is God’s intention to deliver us out of them all.
Psalm 20:1-4 also makes us to understand that God’s ear is open to hear us in the day of trouble and defend us. This is important because intimacy with God without understanding the power it makes available will only end in pain and sadness. In fact, God attributed the destruction of His people to a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4: 6). We should also know that God considers our battles His battles but will only fight for us when we allow him to.
In conclusion, lets take a look at one more revelation of who the Lord is to you. God told Moses to tell the people of Israel that his name is I AM THAT I AM, meaning “I am whosoever or whatsoever you need me to be to you”.
Let’s take a look at our challenges and see God as the solution; not medical science, money or any man. When you receive a revelation of who God is, God will never fail to prove himself sufficient in that area that you’ve seen him. It is my prayer that as you set out on a personal quest to find out who he is, you will find him indeed.
David Adeniji is the Founder and President of The Behold File, a teaching ministry founded in 2003. The Behold File provides a platform through which the Holy Spirit opens the eyes of men to see Jesus so they can be changed to be like him.