Yahweh says, “You are my witnesses, my chosen servants. I chose you in order that you would know me intimately, believe me always, and fully understand that I am the only God. There was no god before me, and there will be no other god after me. I, only I, am Yahweh, and there is no Savior-God but me. I am the only one who revealed this to you. I saved you, foretold the future, and brought it to pass. It was not some foreign god who did this! You are my witnesses that I am God,” declares Yahweh. “From the very beginning, I am the only God! No one can be snatched from my hand. When I choose to act, who can reverse it?” Isaiah 43:10-13 TPT
I like to personalize what I read. Some may think it’s taking scripture out of context, but I believe that all scripture was given to edify the body, by story or by verse. It’s how I’ve been able to convince my spirit of it’s value. You see, although this verse was speaking of the Jews, I’ve been adopted by the blood of Jesus, therefore, this is about me and you.
Let’s begin by saying, He chose you and I to know Him intimately. That is highly personal and deeply private, reserved for one on one time with God. It’s not a group setting, it’s me and Him, alone time. It’s what I call ‘cuddle’ time, where I lay my head on His lap and love on Him, telling Him how thankful I am that He always watches over me and cares for me. This is where I’ve learned to know Him, in the secret place of His presence.
He said to believe Him always. When He says something, it’s settled in Heaven and on earth. We say, “Seeing is believing!” but He says, “Believing is seeing!” It goes against the grain of human thinking into the realm of God mindedness. Sitting in His presence daily, enables me to have the ‘child-like’ faith needed to believe Him always. I am His child, His daughter, and if I want to be like Him, I must know Him. I can’t believe someone I don’t know!
The last point I wish to make this morning is that He is the only God and we are His witnesses. The very fact that we’re alive and breathing is enough for me, but let’s just reflect for a moment. Creator of all the universe, the world we live in and every human being, animal, fish in the sea and birds in the air. He did all that. He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sin just so that we could sit with Him and become intimately aquatinted with Him just as He did with Adam and Eve in the Garden.
“From the very beginning, I am the only God! No one can be snatched from my hand. When I choose to act, who can reverse it?” That’s my Father! That’s your Father! I won’t make excuses for how He chooses to do what He does, I will trust Him. My tiny mind will never figure out what He has in store for me, but I know it’s big, because He is big. He told me a long time ago that if I knew what He had planned for me, it would blow my mind. That excites me! It should excite you too! For He is no respecter of persons and what He does for one, He will do for all who are intimate believers.