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WHO IS THE GOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT


 

WHO IS THE GOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT? 
IS IT CHRIST OR IS IT THE FATHER?

 

Jesus Christ is God. The bible teaches this, we believe this.  He is second in charge of everything under His Father. He is the Son of God. 

 

Most people in the church feel that the God of the Old Testament was Christ. 
We will show you that the God of the Old Testament was in fact God the Father. 

 

We have already seen that, in the Old Testament, the word Lord which is the word used for God the Father, who is Jehovah, has the number in Strong’s Concordance 3068, this can refer to God the Father only.  With this in mind let’s press on to see new truth about the Father. 

 

God the Father was the one who spoke to Adam in the garden. 

 

Gen 2:16  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;

 

No doubt God had quite a lengthy conversation with Adam at this point. 

 

It was the Father who brought on the flood. 

 

Gen 6:7  So the LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."

 

The Father spoke to Noah. 

 

Gen 7:1  Then the LORD said to Noah, "Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.

 

God spoke to Abraham. 

 

Gen 17:1  When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.

Gen 17:2  And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."

Gen 17:3  Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:

 

The following verse is very interesting indeed, here we see the Father appeared to Abraham, then three men came. Two were angels.  We can identify who these men were very simply.  Firstly Moses bows to them and addresses one as My Lord.  This is H136 {in Strong’s Concordance} which is Adony, which can mean, Jesus or God the Father.  In this case it was Christ because He was seen by Moses.  The other two were angels, they went into Sodom see Gen 19 v 1. 

 

Gen 18:1  Then the LORD appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day.

Gen 18:2  So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the ground,

Gen 18:3  and said, "My Lord, if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant.

 

God the Father can be heard, but He cannot be looked upon.  When God the Father appears to people, He does so in six different ways, they are: in a vision, invisible, in a whirlwind, in a fire, in a dream, and in a cloud.

 

Mat 3:17  And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

 

There are a number of scriptures which prove that the Father can be heard, I have included the most obvious scripture for your reference, in your private study, look up the others for yourselves, back to Moses and the three men. 

 

This next verse shows that the two men were angels. 

 

Gen 19:1  Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground.

 

The Father spoke to Moses in the burning bush. 

 

Exo 3:4  So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am."

Exo 3:5  Then He said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground."

 

The following verses are interesting.  God here says that He is I AM, this means I exist. He is showing Moses that He is the self existent One.  He then proves this in the next verse. The Lord God is Jehovah, the self existent One.  Here God the Father reveals who He is. 

 

Exo 3:14  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 3:15  Moreover God said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: 'The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.'

 

The Father is here showing that He is to be called the Lord God.  He confirms by this name that He is Jehovah, the self existent one.  He is the One True God. 

 

ABRAHAM DID NOT HAVE THIS KNOWLEDGE. 

 

The next verses show that Abraham did not know that the Father was Jehovah, the self existent one. 

 

These verses are extremely important for us today, because the majority of us would not have known till now that the Father was the one true God, that He is Jehovah.  This is the proper name for the One True God. 
Abraham did not know this, and the church does not know this at the present time.  The disciples knew it and the New Testament church knew it, but that knowledge has been lost, and must be restored in this end time Church. 

 

PLEASE WRITE THIS VERSE DOWN AND LATER LOOK IT UP AND READ IT OVER AND OVER UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS SAYING. 
 

Exo 6:2  And God spoke to Moses and said to him: "I am the LORD.

Exo 6:3  I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name JEHOVAH I was not known to them.

 

Also please note very carefully that this I AM has no connection with the I AM which Christ spoke in the New Testament. 

 

Joh 8:58  Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."

 

This means that Christ existed before Abraham was alive.  That is all that verse means.  Nothing more. 

 

This is exciting knowledge for us.  God the Father is the God of the Old Testament. 

 

It was the Father who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt

 

Exo 4:31  So the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel and that He had looked on their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.

 

The Father brought the Israelites out of Egypt.  He is the one True God.  He is in charge there must be no god before the Father. The next verse is further proof that the Father is the God of the Old Testament. You shall have no other gods before Me. 
Jesus Christ would not have said this, He is second in charge to the Father. 

 

Exo 20:1  And God spoke all these words, saying:

Exo 20:2  "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Exo 20:3  "You shall have no other gods before Me.


Joh 14:28  You
have heard Me say to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I.  

 

We will find out why Christ led the Israelites throughout the wilderness in another articles at this site. 

 

The God who said the following verse can only be the Father, He is the one in charge, there is no one above Him. 

 

Exo 20:1  And God spoke all these words, saying:

Exo 20:2  "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Exo 20:3  "You shall have no other gods before Me.

 

This may be astounding to most who read this article, but the Father has visited the earth and returned to heaven many times in the past, look at this amazing scripture. 

 

Pro 30:4  Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name, If you know?

 

We must continue to learn more knowledge about our heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ, because this is eternal life. 

 

Joh 17:3  And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

 

Let us seek out this knowledge with our whole hearts and minds and continue to grow as God would want us to.