Have you ever noticed that there are dozens of places in Scripture where Yahweh says, in connection with some prophesied promise, ‘then you will know that I am Yahweh!’
Essentially, He is saying, ‘if I don’t do X, then I am NOT God.’
Seriously, He places His entire identity/reputation/name, etc., on the line!
Let’s look at a couple examples, then I want to challenge you, the reader, to add an example in the comments section.
We’ll start with two such verses, back-to-back in Ezekiel 37,
11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are [a]completely cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. 14 I will put My [b]Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken and done it,” declares the Lord.’” Ezekiel 37:11-14
Of course, Christendom loves to spiritualize the contextual passage about dry bones, but they fail to acknowledge that the fulfillment language in these verses and in vss. 24-28 is exceedingly literal. Further, as we see in vss. 13 and 14, if He does NOT do this in a very literal fashion, He is NOT God. Period.
Another similar example is less than a chapter away.. Ezekiel 36:22-36. For brevity’s sake, I’ll not post the whole passage, but here is verse 36,
36 Then the nations that are left round about you will know that I, the Lord, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted that which was desolate; I, the Lord, have spoken and will do it.”
Notice the things He promises to do! Particularly vss. 22-28!!
How about this one from Jeremiah 33?
19 The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, 20 “Thus says the Lord, ‘If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time, 21 then My covenant may also be broken with David My servant so that he will not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levitical priests, My ministers. 22 As the host of heaven cannot be counted and the sand of the sea cannot be measured, so I will multiply the [a]descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.’”
There is more at the link, but notice, a) this promise is tied to ‘day and night’ (echoes of heaven and earth in Matthew 5:18? Absolutely!) and b) the promise not only includes Yeshua (David) but includes the Levites and in the very next verses, linked, includes ‘Jacob’ meaning Jews and ‘all Israel.’
Christendom loves to highlight the part about Yeshua/David but totally ignore the parts about ‘Jacob’ and the Levites! Yet, Isaiah 44 and 66:16ff confirm both! Yahweh concludes Jeremiah 33 with,
Thus says the Lord, ‘If My covenant for day and night stand not, and the [c]fixed patterns of heaven and earth I have not established, 26 then I would reject the [d]descendants of Jacob and David My servant, [e]not taking from his [f]descendants rulers over the [g]descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But I will restore their [h]fortunes and will have mercy on them.’”
One last example, then the floor is open… LOL!
Micah 4:1-5. Beautiful future prophecy. Read slowly and drink in the future glory of Zion as ‘The Word of the Lord’ (The Memra/Yeshua, for those paying attention) proceeds from Zion and the Torah is taught from Yerushlayim… Also, if you are new, notice the parallel in verse 2 of ‘paths,’ ‘ways,’ ‘Torah,’ and ‘Word of Yahweh.’ (That is a quick lesson by our King on how He uses synonyms for the torah.)
And it will come about in the last days
That the mountain of the house of the Lord
Will be established [a]as the chief of the mountains.
It will be raised above the hills,
And the peoples will stream to it.
2 Many nations will come and say,
“Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord
And to the house of the God of Jacob,
That He may teach us about His ways
And that we may walk in His paths.”
For from Zion will go forth the Torah,
Even the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
3 And He will judge between many peoples
And render decisions for mighty, [b]distant nations.
Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation will not lift up sword against nation,
And never again will they [c]train for war.
4 Each of them will sit under his vine
And under his fig tree,
With no one to make them afraid,
For the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.
5 Though all the peoples walk
Each in the name of his god,
As for us, we will walk
In the name of YAHWEH our Elohim forever and ever.
So many promises in Scripture connected directly to the integrity of our Elohim, Yahweh, tzevaot! Judaism tap-dances around some of these that don’t make sense, while Christendom dances around the others they don’t understand. In fact, they ALL fit into HIS plan and not one will be left unfulfilled. Matters not whether we can understand how they all mesh…. Though, more and more, I think we are figuring it out with the very simple understanding that we are to walk in HIS ways and have the testimony of Yeshua. (Rev. 12:17; 14:12, etc.)
Now, please share some that you have found or are your favorites!