Steve Keil - Elder's teaching references for 01/13/2022

Isaiah 43 - Jehovah our Creator

Statement (verse Isaiah 43:)

Jehovah Titles • Jehovah Jireh – Jehovah will provide – Genesis 22:14 • Jehovah Ropheka – Jehovah that heals you – Exodus 15:26 • Jehovah Nissi – Jehovah my banner – Exodus 17:15 • Jehovah Mekaddishkem – Jehovah that sanctifies – Exodus 31:13 and others • Jehovah Shalom – Jehovah sends peace – Judges 6:24 • Jehovah Zebaoth – Jehovah of hosts – 1 Samuel 1:3 and others • Jehovah Zidkenu – Jehovah our righteousness – Jeremiah 23:6, 33:16 • Jehovah Shammah – Jehovah is there – Ezekiel 48:35 • Jehovah Elyon – Jehovah most high – Psalm 7:17; 47:2; 97:9 • Jehovah Roi – Jehovah my shepherd – Psalm 23:1 • Jehovah Boraaka – Jehovah your Creator – Isaiah 43:1

Life Lesson (verse Isaiah 43:)

God created us as a primarily spiritual beings to have fellowship with Him. If we are not emphasizing that in our own lives, we are neglecting the primary purpose for which God made us.

Statement (verse Isaiah 43:)

In Six Days, chapter 3, John K. G. Kramer “… The complexity of nature clearly points to a Creator. Every biological and physical system, once understood, shows incredible complexity. Archaeologists have no problem identifying man-made objects. Why then do we have problems identifying a Creator made world?” The only question I have is: why did He takes so long – “six days”? Throughout Scripture God is shown as an instant Creator, not in six days or 20 billion years. To give but a few examples: … the parting the Red Sea, water turning into wine, stilling of the storm, raising the dead, healing, etc. Therefore why did He use six days? Scripture gives us the answer. He established a blueprint for our life, six days of work and one day of rest (Exodus 20:8). It must have been painstaking for God to slow down to our pace, to 6 days. It would have been more His nature to create everything instantly. I have often considered belief in Genesis chapters 1 to 11 as the “acid test” of believing in God, and in the salvation through Jesus Christ.

Statement (verse Isaiah 43:)

Since thou wast precious in My sight, thou hast been honored, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give adam [see Isaiah 53:8] in exchange for thee, and people in exchange for thy nefesh.

Life Lesson (verse Isaiah 43:)

Are we living our lives in light of the price our Heavenly Father paid in order to have a relationship with Him by giving His son?

Life Lesson (verse Isaiah 43:)

In our relationship with God have we: • Called upon Him? • Been weary of Him? • Honored Him with sacrifice (time, money, talent)? • Burdened Him? • Wearied Him?

Life Lesson (verse Isaiah 43:)

Nothing can separate YOU from God’s love – but YOU.

Isaiah 43:1 NKJV

But now, thus says the Lord, who CREATED you, O Jacob, …

Isaiah 43:7 NKJV

Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have CREATED for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.

Isaiah 43:15 NKJV

I am the Lord, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King.”

Isaiah 45:18 NKJV

For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Genesis 1:26, 27 NKJV

Then God said, “Let Us MAKE man in Our image, … So God CREATED man in His own image; ….

Genesis 2:7 NKJV

And the Lord God FORMED man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 NKJV

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 4:8 NKJV

For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.

Isaiah 43:4 NKJV

Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life.

1 Corinthians 6:20 NKJV

For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Acts 17:28 NKJV

for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’

Matthew 23:37 NKJV

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!

Ephesians 4:30 NKJV

 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

John 3:16 NKJV

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Romans 5:8 NKJV

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:38 – 39 NKJV

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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