Hallowed be Your Name 02

Hallowed be Your name: (part 2)

In this section I rely primarily on two of my cited works. Nathan Stone Names of God and John Paul Jackson I AM. I have tried my best to keep the citations correct. However, there are many similarities between the two. I give credit to these authors and apologize for any errors in the citations.

Jehovah-Jireh The Lord Will Provide.

Genesis 22:13-14 When Abraham was about to sacrifice his only son God provided a ram for the sacrifice. On the cross it was Jesus the Lamb of God who became the sacrifice. The Lord provides for our greatest needs. Malachi 3:19-11 tells us test God by bringing our whole offering to His house and He will open the windows of heaven and pour out so much blessing we will not have enough room for it. The nation of Israel wandered in the desert for 40 years and their sandals never wore out. Malachi is not telling us that we will all be rich but that God will supply all our needs.

To be honest I cannot determine the differences in what some authors say about Jehovah-Jireh and El-Shaddai when talking about provision. The word Jireh comes from the verb "to see". And is used when talking about prophets or seer's. It carries with it the idea that God foresees the need and makes a way for provision. God foresaw the need for man's redemption from sin and God's provision was Jesus. While I need to pray and research a bit deeper I am confident that no matter what my need God knows my need and has already made a provision to meet that need.

Jehovah-Rapha. The Lord Who Heals.

Isaiah 53:5 and Exodus 15:26 Isaiah says that the punishment for our sins was placed on Him and by His wounds we are healed. Exodus declares that if we listen and obey God, He will be our Healer. But we must listen and obey His voice. Obedience is the first requirement. If you are living in a state of unrepentant continuous sin you may be blocking the healing in your life, emotional or physical healing

Jehovah-Nissi The Lord Is Our Victorious Banner.

Exodus 17:15-16 and Romans 8:31,37 In Exodus 17 the Amalekites attack the nation of Israel. The Amalekites were descendants of Esau and so were related to Israel. Rather than helping them the Amalekites attack Israel. This is the first enemy they encounter after leaving Egypt, up to this point they have battled hunger, lack of water, and fatigue. Moses appoints Joshua to lead the army in battle. Moses goes up on a hill and raises his staff in praise to Jehovah. Banner is not defined the same way we use it today. A banner was a pole or staff many times with a shiny object on the end so it could be seen.

When the banner is raised the nation of Israel prevails, when Moses lets the banner go down the Amalekites prevail. Finally Moses gets support for his arms and the nation of Israel defeats the Amalekites. In verse 16 Moses said "Because hands were lifted up against the throne of the LORD, the LORD will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation." The Amalekites represent the spiritual forces of this world who are opposed to God's people. Ephesians 6:12 calls them "… the rulers, … the authorities, … the powers of this dark world and … the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."

Today Jesus is our Banner. If Jesus is on our side in any battle who can stand against us. Nothing can be against us and no one can defeat us in our spiritual battle.

Jehovah-M'Kaddishchem The Lord Who Sanctifies You.

Leviticus 20:7-8 "[7] Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God. [8] Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the LORD, who makes you holy." Sanctify means to set apart and make holy. It is often used for places or things, to set them apart and dedicate them for a holy purpose. The term sanctified means more than position in relationship to Jehovah. It means participation in His character and works1. "What Jehovah was to His people in the Old Testament, as Jehovah the Holy One who sanctifies, the Lord Jesus Christ is in the New Testament2." Jesus Christ sets apart and makes us holy for His purposes.

Jehovah-Shalom The Lord Is Peace.

Judges 6:24,Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:14, and Philippians 4:6-7. Our sins are forgiven and we can be at Peace with God. There is nothing between us to hinder our relationship with God. According to Romans 5:1 the war between us and God is over. According to Philippians 4:6-7 Inner peace and freedom from anxiety3 comes "by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. The Peace of God will be present in our lives through our prayers.

Jehovah-Tzidkenu4 The Lord Our Righteousness.

Jeremiah 23:5-6 and 2 Corinthians 5:21 Righteousness is being in a right standing with God. When we accept Jesus as our savior He washes away all sin from our lives and we become righteous in God's sight. Another word for righteous is worth we are worthy valued in God's sight. That righteousness is always available to us. We all sin but as we repent and ask for forgiveness we become worthy in God's sight. We cannot continue to intentionally sin but if we stumble we can always be forgiven. See Romans 3:21-26.

Jehovah-Raah The Lord Is Our Shepherd.

Psalm 23 and John 10:27-28. Psalm 23 was written by David. He spent his youth as a shepherd tending to his families flocks. He knew well the responsibilities of a shepherd, feeding, caring for, loving, and protecting the flock. The sheep knew his voice and trusted him. He was reminded of the role of a shepherd in 2 Samuel by Nathan the prophet concerning his sin with Uriah and Bath-sheba5. He also knew As our Shepherd God watches over us and protects us. We know His voice and follow Him.

Jehovah-Shammah The Lord is There.

Ezekiel 48:35 Throughout the Old Testament God's presence was important to the nation. In the wilderness God went before the nation, When Solomon dedicated the temple in 2 Chronicles 7:1-3 "…fire came down from heaven… and the glory of the Lord filled the temple." In the New Testament Christ is the fulfillment of God's glory. We as believers are the God's temple and as the Holy Spirit works in our lives God's glory shines through us. Christ has opened the kingdom of heaven for all believers. The Lord is there for all believers, whoever calls on the name of the Lord.

The ultimate fulfillment of God's presence is described in Revelation 21 and 22 in the "new heaven and a new earth." And in "the Holy City, a new Jerusalem…"

Jehovah-Nigad The Lord Who Predicts The Future.

Isaiah 42:8-9 Throughout both the Old Testament and the New Testament we see God revealing the future to His servants and prophets. God is not making a prediction but is telling us what is about to happen. Read through the minor prophets and you will see many predictions that came true. His greatest prophesies are about the coming Messiah in the Old Testament and about the soon coming return of Jesus and the millennial reign on earth.

  End Notes:

1 Stone p. 126
2 Stone p. 128
3 Jackson p. 48
4 Jackson p. 46
5​ Stone p. 166

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