Monday, February 1, 2010
GOD'S ATTRIBUTES IN THE BIBLE
JACOB WRESTLES WITH GOD
(This title is taken from the New International Version of the Bible)
Jacob wrestled God who said to him, "Let me go; for the day is breaking" But Jacob said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me. And he said to him,"What is your name? And he said "Jacob" Then the Lord said, "Your name shall be no more called Jacob but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed. Then Jacob asked him, "Tell me, I pray your name. But he said, "Why is it that youask my name?"
And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the name of the place "Pen'el" saying: For I have seen God face to face."
DOES GOD NEED TO REFRESH?
For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
WAKE UP GOD !!
Awake, why do you sleep, O Lord?
Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouts by reason of wine.
DOES HE FORGET ?
How long O Lord ? will you forget me forever.
Why do you forget us forever, why do you so long forsake us?
DOES HE REGRET ?
And the Lord was sorry that he made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. [he said]:
[Gen 6:7] "For I am sorry that I have made them."
DOES HE ABUSE HIMSELF ?
For thus says the Lord, Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous.
DOES HE ORDER HIS PEOPLE TO STEAL ?
God ordered the people of Israel to BORROW FROM THE EGYPTIANS THEIR JEWELS
AND THEN TO GET AWAY WITH THEM WHEN LEAVING EGYPT WITH MOSES. (See in details Exodus 3:22 & 11:1 & 12:35)
DOES HE CLAP ?
[Ezek. 21:17] I will strike my hands together.
[Ezek. 22:13] Therefore I smite my hand. (in K.J.V. Smite)
THE DENIAL OF HIS MERCY AND JUSTICE
O Lord of hosts, how long WILL YOU NOT HAVE MERCY ON JERUSALEM.
HOW LONG WILL YOU JUDGE UNJUSTLY ?!!
He [God} pours contempt upon princes, and weakens the strength of the mighty HE INCREASES THE NATIONS, AND DESTROYS THEM. He takes away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth and causes them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way. They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.
IS THERE JUDGMENT ?
God has overthrown me, and has compassed me with his net. Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard, I cry loud, but THERE IS NO JUDGMENT. He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.
MOTHERS EAT THEIR CHILDREN !!
Look O Lord, why are you punishing us like this ? Women are eating the bodies of their children they loved.
MY HOPE IN THE LORD IS GONE.(According to the Good News Bible known as To Day
English's Language.) 42 We have sinned and rebelled, and you O Lord have not forgiven us. You pursued us and killed, YOUR MERCY WAS HIDDEN BY YOUR ANGER. SLAYING WITHOUT PITY, YOU HAVE WRAPPED YOURSELF WITH A CLOUD SO THAT NO PRAYER CAN PASS THROUGH.
The tongue of the nursling cleaves to the roof of its mouth for thirst, the children beg for food.
8 Their visage is blacker than soot.. Their skin has shrivelled upon their bones.
The HANDS OF THE COMPASSIONATE WOMEN HAVE BOILED THEIR OWN CHILDREN. THEY BECAME THEIR FOOD in the destruction of the daughter of my people. The Lord gave full vent to his wrath, and poured out his hot anger, and he kindled a
fire in Zion.