God of the Forefornt by Pastor Melissa Scott

May 21, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

Me‛ownah Elohi, ‘God,’ notice when we normally read, we read Elohiym, this is Elohi, there’s no ‘m,’ there’s no plural, it’s the singular. Elohi qedem, ‘God of the front,’ you may have your Bible already noted the ‘God of the forefront.’

Pastor Melissa Scott discuss the word Zerowath, if you remember in Isaiah 53 we read “to whom the arm of the LORD is revealed,” zerowa, from the word oze which has a military use and connotation. ‘The arm of force,’ so the Septuagint wasn’t too far off in using ischun in its translation ‘strong arm,’ ‘strength.’

“Underneath bottomless,” ōlam which is being translated ‘bottomless,’ ‘endless.’ How far is bottomless? I have no idea, but you’ll know when you’re falling…it’s going to be far down. To me it also means however far I fall, He’s going to be there. I remember the first time I heard my husband speak on this passage and the first time I heard it I said “You know,” forgive me, “but it reminds me of Superman.” Remember how Superman managed to always be around and had a place to change? He always knew where Lois Lane was and every time she found herself in a bind he would catch her. I know that’s a comic book hero, but the God we serve is real and He really does see us right where we’re at.

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