Text: Deut. 33:27

Title: "Jesus Christ: the God Above, Beneath and Before"

Intro: Moses stands at the foot of Mt. Nebo. As God directed Moses steps in life, so God now directs his last steps before death. From Mt. Nebo, God will allow His servant to glaze upon the promised land; yet because of Mose's disobedience God will not allow him to enter therein. Instead, Moses will move from a glimpse of the promised land to the glory of Paradise.

Before ascending Mt. Nebo, Moses delivers his last word of consolation to the children of Israel. In this, Moses typifies our Lord Jesus Christ, "the Prophet like unto Moses," Who said, "I will not leave you Comfortless, I will come to you." As our Lord spoke eternal words of encouragement to His disciples before that great day of Sacrifice, so Moses "blessed the children of Israel before his death."

Moses begins by reminding them that their only source of blessing is the eternal God. Each of us needs a continual reminder of this same thing. He then proclaims the individual blessing of God on each tribe. We too, need to know the blessing that God has for each of us! Moses then completes his last word and testimony in a crescendo of praise to the Lord for all His many benefits. If you will consider your source of blessings, and the blessings freely poured out for your benefit, you too will "Praise the Lord"!!

Then, with his last recorded word, Moses explodes in a exclamation of praise of His God and our Lord Jesus Christ as "The God Above and Beneath."

Text: Deut. 33:26-29 -- "Jesus Christ: The God Above, Beneath and Before" -- prayer

I. THE GOD ABOVE (v26-27a)

A. "None like unto Him" (v26) (Is Moses' testimony, your testimony?)

Note: The Holy Spirit directs our eyes above. We can only see so far­­we can only conceive of the heavens. But God is infinitely above the heavens.

1. Rides (seated) upon the heaven

a. Omnipotent in His power

b. Unlimited in His vision

2. In thy help

a. Unlimited in His assistance

3. Excellency on the sky

a. "Exalted" in His position

1) What He determines, you will receive!

Ex. 15:11 "Who is like unto Thee, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like Thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?"

4. There is none like the Lord Jesus Christ

a. Seated in Heaven

Heb. 4:14 "Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession."

b. Comes to your cry

Heb. 4:16 "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."

c. Exalted in His position

Heb. 2:7 "Thou madest Him a little lower than the angels: thou crownedst Him with glory and honour, and didst set Him over the works of Thy hand."

B. An Eternal God (v27a)

1. Reality of God

a. "God" = Elohim

1) Speaks of the creative capabilities ascribable only to God

Gen. 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 35 times in the 34 verses of the Biblical account of creation, the assertion appears, "God created!" Not only is there a God, but it was His prerogative to create that which He alone had the power to create!

a) Creation displays the fact

Rms. 1:20 "For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"

b) Man's sin-nature attempts to deny the fact

Rms. 1:21-22 "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." And the fool hath said in his heart, there is no God!

B. God is Triune (Trinity)

1. "God" = Elohim

a. God as Creator

b. God as Sustainer

c. God as as a Trinity of Persons in relation to His creatures

1) Father

2) Son

3) Holy Spirit

Note: Jesus is God! At His birth, God said of Him, "they shall call His [Jesus] name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is God [Elohim] with us" (Mat. 1:23)

C. God is Eternal

1. "Eternal" = God of ancient times, aforetime. He Who has been there will always be there!

Jn. 1:1

D. Jesus Christ is God

II. THE GOD ABOVE

A. Rides upon the Heaven and the sky (v26)

B. A Refuge

1. Thy

III. THE GOD BENEATH

A. "Underneath" =

B. Arms

1. Everlasting

IV. THE GOD BEFORE

A. Before our path

B. Before our enemies

C. Before our disobedience ("Destroy them")
 

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