Omnifarious God

Two days ago, I was chatting with a dear friend. I had seen her DP on BBM and was wondering if she had added some flesh or if my eyes were deceiving me, so I decided to confirm from her. Actually, I have always noticed something peculiar about her pictures that I have come across, so apart from the fact that I wanted to satisfy my latest curiosity, I also wanted to confirm my initial curiosity.

I said to her, “Babes, have you noticed that you change faces in your pictures?” Well, someone else might not see it that way, but every time I see a picture of this friend of mine, I sorta see a new face, a new shape, and a new form, different from what I saw in another picture. Of course, she is the same person, but with many faces – in pictures – and that’s totally my deduction/opinion. I don’t usually experience this with other people, hence the intrigue.

My friend was surprised ‘cos apparently, she had never noticed that about herself (and truthfully, it could really be my eyes playing tricks on me). She made a playful statement: “Then, I must be a Chameleon of some sort.” I told her, “Yes,” and I added, “It’s a good gift.” Of course, that probably sounded a bit awkward to her and she responded, “Ah, is it?” I understood her reaction ‘cos truly, how is being chameleonic a good gift? Where I hail from, when someone is compared to a chameleon, it most probably means he/she is a dubious, untrustworthy, deceptive character. However, I remembered a phrase in one of Bishop TD Jakes’ messages, “God is a Chameleon,” and I told my friend that what I said to her was a positive compliment. We both agreed that she took a semblance to God, the Father. Hehehe.

Okay, I know I’ve got some explaining to do and I will get right to it. What Bishop TD Jakes inferred was that, “God is OMNIFARIOUS.” God has many forms and He can be to you, anything you want Him to be. Going through the pages of the Bible, we see God revealing His many forms to His people. He was the Pillar of Cloud by day and the Pillar of Fire by night. He was the Rock that brought out water. He was the Fourth Person in the fiery furnace. He was the Voice that spoke through a donkey. He was the Presence in the Ark of Covenant, before whom Dagon fell. He was the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us.

God is Omnifarious, He can be to you, anything you want Him to be.
To the farmer, He is the Root of Jesse. Isaiah 11:10
To the astrologer, He is the Bright and Morning Star. Revelation 22:16
To the zoologist, He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Revelation 5:5
To the dying, He is the Breath of Life. Genesis 2:7
To the hungry, He is the Bread of Life. John 6:35
To the needy, He is Jehovah Jireh, God the Provider. Genesis 22:12-14
To the embattled, He is Jehovah Nissi, God our Banner. Exodus 17:15-16
To the troubled soul, He is Jehovah Shalom, God our Peace. Judges 6:24
To the homeless sheep, He is Jehovah Rohi, the Good Shepherd. John 10:11
To the sick, He is Jehovah Rapha, God the Healer. Exodus 15:26
To the dead, He is the Resurrection and the Life. John 11:25

He is the Sun of Righteousness, the Consuming Fire, the King of all kings, the Lord of all lords, the Head of all principalities and powers, the God of War, the Sovereign God, the Counselor, the High and Mighty, the Only Potentate, the Creator, the Sanctifier, the Saviour. He is the Lion, He is also the Lamb!

God is Omnifarious! He can be to you, anything you want Him to be. Now that you know, why not get to action! What do you need Him to be in your life? Tell it to Him….

© 2014 AyotundeElegbeleye
Jesus is LORD!

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