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Our ways and God’s ways by Pastor Melissa Scott

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.

We can fall into the trap where we think our deliverance will be a certain way; when God comes in on the scene, it may not be the way we thought God would deliver us. Our ways and God’s ways are not the same. He comes in to deliver, He comes in to catch, He comes in on the spot but it might be different than what we thought.

Back to the Hebrew text, garesh, this word is the translation of our English ‘to throw out.’ ‘To thrust out’ is used in Genesis when Adam and Eve were ushered out of the Garden.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that “Underneath are the everlasting arms,” just to go right out of the King James, but when it says “Israel then shall dwell in safety alone” really it should read ‘tabernacle.’ Once God is done kicking out the enemy from before your face, the ‘tabernacle,’ the ‘tabernacling’ means the presence of God is going to be with you.

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