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The Living God
(2Sa22:47; Mt16:13-17)

God is living.
For He lives for ever and ever, He is to come (Rev1:8, 10:6).
His word, His prophecies and covenants are all living (1Pe1:23).

Faith is believing Him (Jn19:35) and
The life of this faith is, while one is alive proclaiming what the Lord has done (Ps118:17), and waiting
patiently until He returns, like a farmer patiently waiting until harvest (Jas5:7-10).

There is a stark difference between life and death.
If one is alive, then, legal rights, duties, promises, and the price of sin are all alive;
If one is dead, then, all that disappears.

In the Old Testament times, God punished the sinner instantly (Nu5:12-31), but
In the New Testament times, there seems to be no punishment from God as if He were dead.
While “Death of God theology” scoffs at the idea of the existence of a god or his ability to punish,
The Bible warns that God will judge His people and that
It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (He10:30-31).

After receiving God’s promise of blessing, Abraham waited 45 years and
Finally received what was promised (Ge12:1-4, 22:17; He6:14-15).
After the exodus, Moses stressed that God’s covenant was not with their ancestors but
With those who were “alive here today” (Dt5:1-3).
In spite of such, however, they made idols that are fraud and have no breath in them and
Served them (Jer10:14; Hab2:18-19).

The prophet Elijah raised the dead (1Ki17:20-24) and
The prophet Ezekiel gave breath to dry bones and made them into a vast living army (Eze37:1-10) for
Prophets were men of God to whom the Spirit of God came.

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),
He would give life to not the flesh of a select people of Israel but
The souls of all nations for He is not a prophet coming in the name of Jehovah but
The Son of the living God coming in the name of Yeshua.
Though the people called Him prophet (Mt16:13-14),
God said He is the Son of the living God (Mt16:16-17) as
Prophets die and cannot come back from the dead
But the Son of God will die and be raised back to life.
As such, those who heard His voice were raised to life (Lk8:54-55; Jn5:25, 11:43-44).

As He died, Yeshua said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that He:
1) Died according to the Father’s command to live again (Jn10:18);
2) Through death judged the ruler of death the devil (He2:14); and
3) Sprinkled His redeeming blood on all mankind (He12:24).

In the beginning — the Word — the living God — became flesh
His death — resurrection — the living God (Jn20:28)
His blood — always living — to believers — the living (Jn6:56-57; 2Co4:11)

He resurrected and ascended to heaven, sat down on the throne as the Lamb,
He who was dead but now is alive forever and ever (Rev1:18).

The Holy Spirit lets believers and the church know that
The Lord is coming back to judge the living and the dead (2Ti4:1), and
Lets them cling to His living word and live according to them.

The Christian builds the house of the living God, the Church, and serves Him (1Ti3:!5; He9:14), and
Lives for Him who died for him and was raised again (2Co5:15).
While alive he proclaims what God has done (Ps118:17; 2Co3:3).
Prays until answered,
Labors and strives for he has put his hope in the living God (1Ti4:10), and
Hopes for what he does not yet have, waiting for it patiently (Rm8:25).

O Lord,
What am I living for, everyday?
On the day the Lord comes, to be found as the living and
See the living Yeshua and
Live with Him for ever and ever!
This is truly my dream. Amen.>/i>