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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
43:25 I - I whom thou hast thus provoked. Mine own sake - Not for thy merits, but my own mere goodness.
Rev. Autrey's comment on 2013-08-03 17:09:41:
The person of God who made this statement is not the Father. Jesus said that we have never seen the Father's shape nor heard his voice (John 5:37). This means that the person of God we are talking about is Jesus, Immanuel, God with us.
Abraham prayed to Jesus as God. Abraham believed Jesus, and Jesus declared his righteous. Isaac prayed to jesus, too. Jacob saw Jesus when he was running from Esau and said, "Surely the Lord (Jesus) is in this place."
Moses knew Jesus as the "I AM." The Jews prayed to Jesus as YHWH, or Lord GOd. So Jesus is referring to Himself as OUR FATHER in the Lord's Prayer. This means we must pray to Jesus, too. Paul said in Roman's 10 that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord, meaning Jesus, shall be saved. How can you call upon Jesus if you don't direct your prayers to him.
Steven prayed this way, So did Paul. Think about the disciples. How improper it would have been for them to try to go around Jesus and plead to the Father, when Jesus said they did not even know him.
But now that we know there is a Father, we can pray to him, but only in the sense that Jesus wants us to know his love, too. But we must keep in mind that we must never use the Father in an attempt tp byp*** Jesus. Such prayers will not be answered. Yes, you may get an answer, but it won't be from God.
Jacinth Buckle's comment on 2013-07-26 05:49:49:
Father God is saying, Israel is forever, can the world imagine if he did not for
give Israel for her sins, then we have no chance of being redeemed. Jesus
told his disciples to go to the last house of Israel first to preach the good
news of the gospel. Please read Act 2 what happened on the day of
Pentecost. Also please read Romans 11.26 and Isaiah 43 the whole chapter(emphasis on V. 25), bless you all in Jesus Name jacinth.
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