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The Only God
(2Ki19:15; 1Ti1:17)

God is the only God (1Ti1:17).
He alone has His being, attributes, and works (2Ki19:15; Job9:8) and
He alone is happy on His own (Dt32:39).

Faith is being happy with the only God being my King and my Savior (1Ti1:17) and
The life of this faith is always standing alone before the only God, for on the last day my soul will
stand alone before His great white throne (Rev20:11-12).

The word “alone” conjures up the image of loneliness as
Humans by nature do not want to be alone.
While there are those who commit suicide because they cannot stand being bullied,
Life-imprisonment by exile is considered worse than death penalty.

God created all things not because He lacked anything
But to share His happiness with the created and see them happy with His happiness.
Satan who wanted to be happy on his own was
Cast out of the spiritual heaven (Is14:12-15; Eze28:15) and
Contained in Hades, the universe that will become
A lake of fire after the great day of judgment (Mt25:41; Jude1:6).
Deceived by the devil, Adam sinned and the price of sin, death, came and
He was driven out of the Garden (Ge3:24).
Consequently, the nature of man after being separated from God became anxiety and loneliness.
In spite of it, however, when Cain who had sinned pleaded to God, in his anxiety and fear,
God promised his protection (Ge4:13).

The Bible is rather the story of God meeting with those who are isolated.
God instructed Abram to leave his country and his father’s household (Ge12:1).
Jacob who in danger sent ahead across the river his family and all his possessions
Remained alone but met with an angel seeing the face of God (Ge32:22-30).
After leaving Egypt’s splendid palace life and living in the desert for 40 years
Moses was called by God (Ex3:3-5; He11:24-25).
Following Moses, the Israelites left their slavery of 400 years in Egypt and
By seeing the pillar of fire—the ark—the sanctuary which were with them
They knew that “Jehovah is the only God” (2Ki19:19).

The young Samuel who grew up before the LORD (1Sa2:21)
Lying down before the ark heard God’s calling and became the first prophet of Israel (1Sa3:3-10) and
John the Baptist who lived a desolate and lonely life in the desert
Finally saw the Messiah’s coming with his own eyes and was full of joy (Jn3:29).

Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,” because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-21),
Not in the name Jehovah but in the Father’s name Yeshua (Jn5:43),
He would show the only God (Jn14:9) for

He is the Word who was with the Father in the beginning (Jn1:1, 14, 18).

Very early in the morning and late at night, He prayed at a solitary place (Mk1:35, 14:32) and
He preferred to be alone on the mountain, away from the crowds (Lk5:15-16) for
He knew that the Father who sent Him was with Him (Jn8:16, 29).

Though all the disciples deserted Him and fled (Mt26:56),
On Gethsemane, through His heartbreaking prayer,
He transferred all mankind’s guilt, anxiety, fear, loneliness onto His body (Mt26:36-40) and

As He died, He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that He:
1) According to the command laid down His life to receive it back (Jn10:18);
2) Judged the devil who deceived himself (Is2:11, 14:12-15); and
3) Sprinkled His redeeming blood on all men (Eph1:7; He12:24).

He resurrected, ascended to heaven and sat on the throne as the only Sovereign and Lord (Jude1:4).
Encircling that throne are living creatures and the elders and
Thousands upon thousands and ten thousand times ten thousand angels (Rev5:11).

The Holy Spirit lets those who have
The experience of standing alone and naked before Yeshua (Jn8:2-11; Ac2:38)
Be happy with Yeshua being their Savior and King.

Therefore, the Christian resolves to always stand alone before God (Mt6:6) so
Always prays having one-on-one conversation with God and
Being filled with His happiness moves towards the world as an evangelist of happiness.

O Lord,
Like the sinful woman standing alone naked before Yeshua!
The moment the fear of loneliness and death is converted to freedom and peace!
Let us all always pray and meet with God one-on-one and
Share this happiness with those who are lonely and alone. Amen.