GOD of the Present
We are told in the New Testament, by Jesus, “I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” (Matthew 22:32; Mark 12:26). He is not only Lord of all that is past, He is GOD of the present. He is Onmipresent, and that means everywhere; past, present and future.
1. HE Makes a Personal Appearance (vv. 1-6).
A. The “angel of the LORD” is understood by many to be an preincarnate appearance of Jesus. (v. 2).
B. He will be seen as Holy, and calls holy actions on His people’s lives as well. (v. 5).
C. Many of today’s professing Christians have become like the world rather than separate from it.
2. HE is Compassionate Toward His People (vv. 7-10).
A. Psalm 78:38
B. Luke 15:20
3. HE Will Reveal Himself to His People (vv. 11-18).
A. Jesus, in His humanity is the bodily revelation and representation of God to the world (Colossians 2:9; Heb. 1:1-3).
4. HE Will Show Himself Strong (vv. 19-22; 2 Chronicles 16:9).