More often in the blogs, I have been referencing visual images behind words that define them. These pictures are meant to help you meditate on God’s Word, know him better, help you pray, and rest in His presence.
Recently to describe God’s love (châbab H2245) of the saints as defined in Deuteronomy 33:3, I posted 4 pictures. HOVER over each one to read the language that defines this special love.
The meditation exercise from the blog of 3/25/17 (titled-"God loves the Saints") suggested you visualize yourself in the context of those 4 images above.
In last week’s blog (titled- "What are your consuming thoughts?"), I shared a picture of one word that is part of God’s definition of “meditate”. The blog reveals how that picture reveals Jesus meditating on us and has suggestions for processing in prayer.
This week as we approach Mother’s Day, the picture to meditate upon is the womb. God has a womb. That is not a heretical statement.
Isaiah 46:3 KJV- Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb: H7356
God wants to be known as the God who bore us from his belly, who carries us from the womb and beyond. Here is the next verse from Isaiah 46 above-
Isaiah 46:4- Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
God doesn’t stop carrying his people after delivery. Eternally held, eternally sustained and rescued.
With this imagery do you see how intent God is to paint a living picture of himself? His language is not abstract, nor is it meant for diverse interpretation. God is very specific. If we take the time to meditate on His Word, we see God narrowly define His love in very detailed ways. All these definitions ultimately reveal Christ. He is THE living image of God.
Look more closely at the reference of womb from Isaiah 46:3 being the Hebrew word 7356. (If you have trouble reading it, click on the image to reach the website link.)
In the area where it says KJV translation count, it states #H7356 is found 44 times. Yet it is not found as "womb" in those 44 occurrences. Most often this word (30 times) is translated as mercy.
If you were to ask some people how they define mercy, how diverse the answers? How many would include a mother’s womb?
We need to be clear that God specifically defines himself as a God who carries to term and beyond this earthly life. He is not open to various interpretations.
And thank Heaven! Because His definition is pure and holy and good! How beautiful and moving that God wants people to see His mercy as a mother’s womb! This part of the body is also known as bowels and is the seat of the emotions of the mind. Again see H7356 mention “bowels”. Our God’s thoughts towards his people move Him deeply. His mercy is full of tender emotion, compassion, grace, a place of unmerited favor!
Therefore, for Mother’s Day, celebrate this supernatural motherly care of God.
Tell others about the 2nd womb, the mercies of God. Spirit gives birth to spirit; share with others the need to be born from above to enter Heaven, John 3:3-8.
John 3:3-8 New International Version (NIV)
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
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