Michael: who is like God “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and I doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” – 1 John 3:2
I want to be like God for I love him because he first loved me. “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” – John 3:17 Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the living God has been merciful to me and saved me from the wrath of God through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. God has been merciful to me, and I want to be merciful even as my Heavenly Father also is merciful.
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray’ but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.” 1 Peter 2:21-25
Israel: “And he [God] said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.” Genesis 32:28
In the Scripture of truth, the Word of God, in the book of Isaiah 44:4-6, thus saith the LORD.”And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses. One shall say, I am the LORD’s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel. Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts,; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
Thanks for your testimony, my beloved Michael Efrayim!
“They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.” Jeremiah 31:9
Ephraim (Efrayim in Hebrew pronounced Ef-rye-eem):
“Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.”