The Prophet Jeremiah says, God made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom and by His understanding and skill stretched out the heaven. When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens and He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings forth the wind out from His treasuries and from His storehouses (Jer. 10:12-13; 51:15). The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Corinthians deciphered God’s power and wisdom in the person of our Lord YAHSHUA. While his preaching concerning YAHSHUA’S crucifixion is a scandal and an offensive stumbling block to the Jews, and to the Gentiles an absurd and utterly unphilosophical nonsense, He is to all who have been called, The Power and Wisdom of God (Cor. 1:23-24).
Creation speaks declaring its Creator full of wisdom and power. We see in Psalm 19: The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork. Day after day pours forth speech and night after night shows forth knowledge. There is no speech not spoken word; their voice is not heard, yet their voice goes out through all the earth, their sayings to the end of the world. .. (vs. 1-4). Men discern great wisdom in God’s creation. They cannot understand how life has started, so they created the theory of evolution. But in Genesis 1-2 we read things were created by the power of His Word. He said, Let there it be and there was. One by one: from light to the creation of man all was created by YAHSHUA. He was present with God; He was the Word filled with power and wisdom bringing forth His creation. John said, Without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
When we think of YAHSHUA, we think of Him as our Savior, carrying our cross, our sins, and becoming a curse for us; we think of Him as our High Priest; although, some has left Him hanging on the cross to this day. The people of His day as the Pharisees, the priests and high priests, the scribes and so on and so forth, saw Him as a mere man wanting to be God. Oh what a tragedy for them when their life ended in hell! YAHSHUA however, continued proving them Whom He was by miracles and signs and even by rebuking the sea tempests. He proved Him to be God by returning life to the dead and life to His own by His resurrection. He is the resurrection and life. YAHSHUA was God in the flesh. He, the writer to the letter Hebrews said, He is the sole expression of the glory of God; and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power (Heb. 1:3). This is a beautiful and most complete definition of YAHSHUA in connection to being God. He not only created the world, but He also maintains it by His power and wisdom.
How can we understand the depth of His wisdom and power, for we are just His created beings? Oh the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable are His judgments! And how untraceable are His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord and who has understood His thoughts, or who has [ever] been His counselor? Or who has first given God anything that he might be paid back or that he could claim a recompense? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. [For all things originate with Him and come from Him; all things live through Him and all things center in and tend to consummate and to end in Him.] To Him be glory forever! Amen (Rom. 11:33-36) No one in his right mind can refute these words from Paul. These verses summarize YAHSHUA’s position as God and Creator of all that has been created. I came to understand that our Savior and Lord YAHSHUA is God’s “active voice;” He is also God’s active power and wisdom in all things created. He is His powerful voice, when He spoke and all came to existence; He is the Word that became flesh and dwelt among men. When He took the human form and dwelled among men, He revealed God the Father. He told His disciples, If you had known Me, you would also have known My Father. From now on, you know Him and have seen Him. Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father; then we shall be satisfied. YAHSHUA replied, Have I been with all of you for so long a time, and do you not recognize and know Me yet, Philip? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say then, Show us the Father? Do you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in Me? What I am telling you I do not say on My own authority and of My own accord; but the Father Who lives continually in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves (John 14:7-11). What can one say to discredit the validity of His words? Absolutely nothing in the pass of time. YAHSHUA deserves the belief, the reverence as God. He is nothing short of God Himself. Israel did not recognize and did not accept Him as God because they did not know God. YAHSHUA, without they knowing, was with them in their journey in the desert. He came to Joshua as Prince of the Lord’s host. Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, What says my Lord to His servant? And the Prince of the Lord’s host said to Joshua, Loose your shoes from your feet, for the place where you stand id holy. And Joshua did so (Joshua 5:14-15). We are familiar with another time when that happened to Moses in the desert when God called Him to lead the people to the Promised Land in Exodus 3:5: God said, Do not come near; put your shoes off your feet, for the place on which you stand is holy ground. If YAHSHUA was not God, He would have not said those words to Joshua, neither accepted Joshua’s worship. The ground is considered holy only when God touches it. When the Jewish nation claimed to be Abraham’s descendants, YAHSHUA said, Your forefather Abraham was extremely happy at the hope and prospect of seeing My day (My incarnation); and he did see it and was delighted. Then the Jews said to Him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham? YAHSHUA replied, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, before Abraham was born, I AM (John 8:56-58). Before Abraham was there was YAHSHUA without beginning, without end. Eternal God forever and ever!
The Jewish nation had so much going on their favor: they not only had God in their midst guiding them to the Promised Land, but they also had God incarnate to live among them. They rejected God as their King and begged for another. They continued rejecting Him in the person of YAHSHUA as their King and accepted Cesar as their king. The Messiah they are waiting for today is no one else but the antichrist. He, they will accept, as YAHSHUA so told them. He said, I have come in My Father’s name and with His power, and you do not receive Me; but if another comes in his own name and his own power and with no other authority but himself you will receive him and give him your approval (John 5:43). Israel chose spiritual blindness to the Light Who is YAHSHUA their Messiah, the Wisdom, the Power, and the Word of God; they rejected the perfect reflection of God, Whom they say they know. To all who have acknowledged YAHSHUA as God, He is to us the power, the wisdom, the peace, the Word, He is the Creator; He is God Himself; our Lord and Savior to Whom we give glory and honor and thanksgiving forever and ever!