God = Power Plant:
"And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers, He will crush your head and you will strike His heel." - Genesis 3:15 -
Jesus = Transformer:
"This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says:
‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand,
And seeing you will see and not perceive;
For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.’
But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it." - Matthew 13:13-17 -
Parents = Breaker Box:
"The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." - Deuteronomy 6:4-9 -
God is a steam plant of unfathomable power and might. If such power, in full, were to be plugged directly into the mind of man, it would surely explode. So, He gave us Jesus, His Transformer. Jesus was able to show us how we can surely live by the power of God without the fry factor. We'd have to plug directly into the Son, who is able to break down the power of the Father into currents we can sustain. When this power hits us, the parents, the husbands and wives, the life partners, the common laws, etc, we are able to provide necessary power and knowledge to our households; our children, visitors and even strangers in our homes. It's up to us, as the leaders of our houses to determine how much power our members can take. Too much, too soon can cause damage, just as too little, too late can cause various failures and shortcomings.
I believe I've shared this before, but I'll share it again for anyone who missed it. Whenever I think about the power of God, I am reminded of a "dream" that I had about three or four years ago. Even now, my left arm tenses, as my chest braces, just thinking about it. I was in a pitch dark place. I could see absolutely nothing, not even my own thoughts. I heard a faint whisper, asking, "Who is God?" Not really knowing how to answer, I inhale deeply. Before my lungs were filled, there came the thundering voice (louder than anything I've ever heard in my life and shaking the ground), along with a blinding flash of lightning, saying "I AM!" I felt as though the electricity of His voice passed right through my heart. The most excruciating pain I could possibly imagine, was now in my chest. To my knees I fell, as I awoke from this "dream", in agony. No more sleep was to be had that night. This surge remained in my chest for at least two weeks.
Therefore, I thank God for Jesus Christ, His Word, whom is able to live among and in us without killing us. He spoke two words, two very short words, and almost erased me. I thank God for proper order, outlined in His Word. God's Word is truly a matter of life or death. In it lies paths to both, and we are given the freedom to choose either. Let "I AM" be all you need, in order to believe in and trust in God. "And God said to Moses, 'I AM WHO I AM.' And He said, 'Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you (Exodus 3:14).’” I don't know how Moses survived, but two words were good enough for me. I don't want to even partially imagine an imagination of what a third would have felt like. "I AM" is good enough for me.
In my Joshua voice, "And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Bryan Hollomon Williams