Names of God

by Rick
Names of God

  • El Shaddai
  • El Elyon
  • Adonai
  • Jehovah
  • Jehovah-Nissi
  • Jehovah-Rohi
  • Jehovah-Rapha
  • Jehovah-Shammah
  • Jehovah-Tsidkenu
  • Jehovah-MKaddesh
  • Jehovah-Jireh
  • Jehovah-Shalom
  • Jehovah-Sabaoth
  • El Olam
  • El Gibhor
  • El Roi
  • Elohim
  • The Names of God
  • Confessing Gods Names over our Lives


El Shaddai (top of page)

(Gen 35:11,12 BBE) And God said to him, I am God, the Ruler of all: be fertile, and have increase; a nation, truly a group of nations, will come from you, and kings will be your offspring; And the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give to you; and to your seed after you I will give the land.

In biblical times, your name was representative of your character, attributes and nature.  That is why God changed people’s names.  For example, He changed Abram’s name to Abraham, which means: Father of many nations.  Whenever he introduced Himself as Abraham, he was expressing to people his character, attributes and nature.  He was agreeing with God’s opinion of Him.  Along this same vein, many Old Testament prophets gave names to God.  This helped them understand God and who He is.  As they came to understand the different names of God, the better they knew Him.  Remember, as I shared yesterday, we are on a journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! With that, we will investigate some of the names of God.  This morning we look at our first name  —  El Shaddai.

El was a common name translated “God.”  Our forefathers often used this name for God in conjunction with other words to designate the various aspects of God’s character.  This one for this morning is Shaddai; which means “breast.”  This refers to the God that provides the complete nourishment, satisfaction and love that a mother provides her child.  El Shaddai is the “Breasted One” or the “All Sufficient One.”  This illustrates a God that freely gives nourishment and blessings to those who feed from Him!

In our text, God speaks to another person whose name He changed, Jacob.  He changed his name from Jacob, which means shifty or shady character to Israel, which mans ‘Prince of God.’  God reminds Israel of the nation and groups of nations that He promised to Abraham and Isaac and how He would still bring those things to pass in His life.

So what does this mean to you today? In the New Testament Paul said, (Gal 3:29 MSG)  Also, since you are Christ’s family, then you are Abraham’s famous “descendant,” heirs according to the covenant promises.  Jesus connected us with the promises of Abraham and connected us with the “All Sufficient One!

Wouldn’t it be a shame if a mother could not provide nourishment to her own child?  Just like a child does not have to go to anyone else for nourishment and sustenance, we need not venture any further than El Shaddai!  You don’t need God plus anything else.  God is the “All Sufficient One,” today and everyday.

As you enter into this day, you don’t need to worry about this and that, but rather put your faith and trust in the “All Sufficient One!”

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are the All Sufficient One!  I have no need to seek out any other God.  My sufficiency if full in You.  I have no worry, no doubt, no fear; because El Shaddai is with me.  My faith is in You and You alone.  I am Abraham’s seed and an heir according to the covenant promises.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

El Elyon (top of page)

(Gen 14:18-20 CEV) King Melchizedek of Salem was a priest of God Most High. He brought out some bread and wine and said to Abram: “I bless you in the name of God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.  All praise belongs to God Most High for helping you defeat your enemies.” Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything.

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! Yesterday we learned about El Shaddai, this morning we will investigate El Elyon.  Once again, El was a common name translated “God.”  Elyon literally means “Most High;” making El Elyon “The Most High God!

Genesis 14 opens with several nations going to war against each other in the Valley of Siddim (the Salt Sea).  Several battles had been raging for some 14 years.  Now the Valley of Siddim was full of pits.  In the 14th year of fighting, the Kings of Soddom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Bela (5 kings) lined up with their forces against the kings of Elam, Goiim, Shinar and Ellasar (4 kings).  The battle was on!  During the battle, the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled many of their men fell into the pits of the valley, while others fled into the hills.  The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away.  They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.  News got to Abram that his nephew was held captive.  When Abram heard this he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went after him.  Abram devised a night attack and routed the enemy.  He brought back his nephew and all the others and he also recovered all the goods.  After Abram returned from defeating the four kings with just 300+ men, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the King’s Valley to thank him.  This is where we pick up our text.  The king of Salem (Melchizedek) also met him there brought Abram some bread and wine.  This is where he blessed Abram in the name of the “God Most High!”  He attributed the tremendous victory to the God that was higher than the enemy’s God  —  El Elyon!  Abram thanked God by giving the Man of God a tenth of everything.

So what does this mean to you today? Several things:

  1. Sometimes God will permit some strange things to enter the arena of our lives (Lot got captured).
  2. Sometimes God will send us up against ridiculous odds (318 vs. 4 kings and their armies).
  3. God wants us to take back whatever the enemy has stolen (peace, marriage, finances, relationships, etc.).
  4. God will give you the wisdom to devise the proper plan of attack (night attack).
  5. When God gives us the victory, He expects us to give Him the praise! (Abram praised)
  6. God expects us to honor Him with our time, talents and also our treasure (a tenth).
  7. People worship many gods in the earth, but our God is the Highest of them all  —  The Most High God!

We live in a time where the enemy has captured many people and possessions.  He has destroyed lives, marriages, finances, etc.  It is not the will of God that we take this lying down.  We can pray and allow God to give us the strategy to regain everything the enemy has taken.  He can teach us how to restore broken relationships, repair credit, revive marriages and etc.  We should expect to get these things back and keep them because we serve the Most High God!

So no matter what you are facing today, no matter how insurmountable the task may seem, the Most High God (El Elyon) can see you through it.  You can conquer it!  You can take it!  You can get it back!  What can possibly be too hard for God?

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are the Most High God!  I succeed in every endeavor, even against ridiculous odds.  You give me the wisdom to devise the proper plan of attack.  You have given me the power to get wealth.  You have given me the blueprint for victory.  I praise You.  I worship You.  I give you all the glory, honor, and praise due Your name – El Elyon.  You are the Most High God!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Adonai (top of page)

(Is 6:8 CEV) After this, I heard the LORD ask, “Is there anyone I can send? Will someone go for us?” “I’ll go,” I answered. “Send me!”

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! Yesterday we learned about El Elyon, this morning we will investigate Adonai.  Adonai means “Lord, Master.”  In biblical times they used Lord and Master to refer to God, but also to people (at times).  They often referred to Kings as Lord or Master, indicating that they had rule over their kingdom.  Kings wore robes with trains; the larger their kingdom, the longer their train.  Whenever you saw a king enter a palace with a long train, you knew that he was ruler over a large kingdom.  These kings had total rule and reign over their territory.  They were in control and whatever they said was law.  The penalty for disobeying a King was death.

Isaiah 6 opens with Isaiah seeing a vision of the Lord (Adonai) seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.  Above Him were seraphs (angelic hosts).  These angelic hosts praised the Lord (Adonai) by saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”  They praised so loudly and powerfully that they temple actually shook.  Isaiah was caught up in this and awe-struck by the power and the presence of God.  He cried out, “Woe to me!  I am nothing! I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”  Then one of the seraphs flew to him with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar and touched Isaiah’s mouth and cleansed him of his sin and guilt.  This is where we pick up our text.  The Lord needed someone to go and carry a message and Isaiah, after this life changing experience said, “I’ll go, Send me!

So what does this mean to you today? Several things:

  1. There can only be one throne in our lives.  Either we sit on it and we are in charge or the Lord (Adonai) sits on it and He is in charge.
  2. The Lord (Adonai) has the robe with the longest train because He has the largest Kingdom (He is ruler of all!)
  3. The Lord (Adonai) is worthy to be praised! (Holy, Holy, Holy).
  4. You can never come in contact with the Lord (Adonai) and still remain the same (Woe to me! I am nothing!).
  5. A true encounter with the Lord (Adonai) will cleanse us of sin and guilt (the coal on his mouth).
  6. We come into the temple (church) to worship the Lord (Adonai), but we are supposed to leave the temple and serve Him (I’ll go.  Send me!)
  7. Either He is Lord of All, or He is not Lord at all!

God is Lord (Master) and always will be.  If we fail to recognize Him for who He is, it does not change Him, but our neglect fails to change us.  We are the ones missing out.  When we do recognize Him as Lord (Master), we are changed and our lives will never be the same.

Is He your Lord this morning?  He must be Lord OF all, or He is not Lord At all!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are the Lord of all in my life.  You sit one the throne and not us.  You are worthy to be praised.  I am cleansed from sin and guilt by your touch and your blood.  I serve You today with a clean heart and a pure spirit.  You are my Master and I am your slave.  Use me this day for Your service.  I am available to You  —  Adonai!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Jehovah (top of page)

(Ex 3:14 BBE) And God said to him, I AM WHAT I AM: and he said, Say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! Yesterday we learned about Adonai, this morning we will investigate Jehovah.  Jehovah is one of the most important names for God in the Old Testament.  It comes from the past, present, and future tenses of the verb “to be,” meaning simply but profoundly, “I am who I am,” and “I will be who I will be.”  In Exodus, God met Moses at the burning bush.  Moses’ life would never be the same.  God instructed Moses to go to Pharaoh and tell him to let His people go from Egypt.  Moses was reluctant, but still went.  He knew, however, that the nation of Israel was not going to follow him unless they knew he was sent from God.  Moses said to God, “When I come to the children of Israel and say to them, the God of your fathers has sent me to you: and they say to me, what is his name?  What am I to say to them?”  This is where we pick up our text.  And God said to him, “I AM WHAT I AM…”

Moses wanted an answer and he sure got one.  “I Am” means that He was and is and ever shall be.  It means that He is the same yesterday, today and forever.  It means that He is the God of the already, the right now and the not yet!  It means that He not only will last for all of time, but He Himself stands outside of time.  He created time and governs time and is not governed by it.  Jehovah is the Lord God who defines Himself by Himself.

So what does this mean to you today? Several things:

  1. Jehovah is the God of the already:  He knows everything about us.  He knows everything that has ever happened to us.  He knows our faults, our hurts, our dreams.  He knows our past!
  2. Jehovah is the God of the right now:  He understands our present.  God knows our thoughts before we think them.  He knows what we are facing today and what concerns we have.  He knows what is on our mind and what is troubling us.  He knows our present!
  3. Jehovah is the God of the not yet:  He already has plans for our future (Jer 29:11).  He has plans to prosper us and to give us an expected end.  He knows our future!

Jehovah was and is and will be.  Jehovah understands where we have been and where we are going.  We can find comfort this morning in a God that knows everything and knows everything about us.

Whatever is on your heart this morning, Our Father (Jehovah) knows.  Not only does He know, He cares!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are the God that defines Himself by Himself.  You are the God of the already (my past).  You are the God of the right now (my present).  And you are the God of the not yet (my future).  You know the thoughts I have before I think them.  You know the concerns I have, before I have them.  And You know the plans You have for me, before I learn them.  I can face anything that this day has for me, because You – Jehovah – are with me!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Jehovah-Nissi (top of page)

(Ex 17:15 CEV) Moses built an altar and named it “The LORD Gives Me Victory.”

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! Last Friday we learned about Jehovah, this morning we will investigate Jehovah-Nissi (The Lord God my Banner!).  In Exodus 17 the Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim.  Moses told Joshua to get some men together to go and fight the Amalekites.  He then told Joshua that he would stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in his hands while he and the men fought.  And so it was, the battle was on!  Joshua and the men fought the Amalekites and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill.  As long as Moses held up the staff of God the Israelites were winning, but whenever he got tired and lowered the staff, the Amalekites started winning.  Aaron and Hur realized this and found a stone for Moses to sit on and they also stood on both sides of him and helped hold up his hands.  With Aaron and Hur’s help, Moses held up the staff of God until sunset and Joshua and the army overcame the Amalekites and won the battle.  After this, the Lord told Moses to remember this day and write what happened upon a scroll.  This is where we pick up our text. Moses built an altar and named it “The LORD Gives Me Victory,” which is also translated “The Lord God my Banner!”

Many that receive Today’s Word are familiar with the military.  Historically, armies fought under banners (standards, colors, guide-ons, etc.) that represented their country and it’s fundamental ideas.  The Israelites fount up under the Banner of God that day and the Lord gave them the Victory!  Whenever the staff of God was lifted up, the Lord gave his soldiers the strength to fight and taught their fingers to war!  This suggests that we should always rally around God’s flag, His staff, His Word!  As we lift up His Word over our families, friends, and finances, we will see a shift towards Victory!

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.       Life in Christ does not exonerate us from battles (the Amalekites).

2.       We must follow God’s directions explicitly (Joshua fighting and Moses on the hill).

3.       When we follow God’s instructions we get God’s results (the Lord gave them the Victory!).

4.       We should lift up the staff (Word) of God over every battle in our lives (As Moses did).

5.       When we get tired, God will send us help (Aaron and Hur).

6.       When God gives us the Victory, we should write it down and never forget it (The Lord God my Banner!)

This is Monday morning and you don’t know what you will have to face this week.  You don’t know how many Amalekites are waiting in the shadows to overtake you; but if you would lift up the rod of God (The Word) over this week and allow God to lead, guide, and direct you; you will walk in Victory this week and always.

The Lord Gives Me Victory!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are My Banner!  I fight under Your flag.  I defend Your precepts, principles and way.  I submit myself to Your word and your commandments and cause my way to be prosperous today.  I do Your work, Your way and receive Your results.  No enemy shall be able to overtake me, because I am a soldier in the Army of Jehovah-Nissi, the Lord my Banner!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Jehovah-Rohi (top of page)

(Ps 23:1 KJV) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! Yesterday we learned about Jehovah-Nissi (The Lord God my Banner), this morning we will investigate Jehovah-Rohi (The Lord My Shepherd).  We know that Jehovah is the God (I Am that I Am) that defines Himself by Himself and Rohi means “Shepherd.”  Our text for this morning (the 23rd Psalm) is one of the most familiar in the Bible.  The rest of the Psalm reads, “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”

David wrote this is a Psalm.  David grew up as a shepherd of the sheep.  He understood how to tend for sheep and keep them from harm.  Out of his many years of gaining an understanding of the relationship of shepherd and sheep, we writes, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”  In other words, this shepherd became a sheep in his relationship with God.  He wrote this as a king, as a person in authority and stature, but he still understood that he was nothing but a sheep in the eyes of God.

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.       No matter our rank, position, stature, nor status; we are just sheep to God (The Lord my Shepherd).

2.       A Good Shepherd provides for his sheep (I shall not want).

3.       A Good Shepherd leads his sheep towards peaceful places (leads me beside still waters).

4.       A Good Shepherd ministers to the needs of the sheep (He restores my soul).

5.       A Good Shepherd looks out for the best interest of the sheep (He leads me in the path of righteousness).

6.       A Good Shepherd never leaves his sheep in difficult times (the valley of the shadow of death).

7.       The mere presence of the Good Shepherd casts out fear in the sheep (I will fear no evil).

8.       The tools of the Good Shepherd are a source of strength and comfort to the sheep (they rod and they staff they comfort me).

9.       A Good Shepherd can bless his sheep in the midst of the wolves (a table in the presence of my enemies).

10.   A Good Shepherd refreshes the sheep by anointing them with his oil, using his hands (anoints my head).

11.   The sheep receive the blessed benefits of being cared for by the Good Shepherd (goodness and mercy).

Jehovah-Rohi is a Good Shepherd and we are His sheep.  Sheep have a terrible sense of direction.  Sheep can easily get lost; but sheep do not need to know where they are going, if they know WHO they are following.  Are you following the Good Shepherd this morning?  If so, you can expect to be blessed today!

The Lord God my Shepherd!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are My Shepherd and I shall not want.  You lead me toward peaceful places.  You minister to my every need.  You have by best interest in Your heart.  I will fear no evil, because Jehovah-Rohi is with me, even in the valley of the shadow of death.  You anoint me afresh for this day and every day.  I walk in the benefits of My God.  Goodness and Mercy shall pursue me, all the days of my life!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Jehovah-Rapha (top of page)

(Ex 15:26 NIV) He said, “If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD , who heals you.”

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! The premise being that you trust only those you really ‘know.’  The more we know God, the more we will trust Him.  With that in mind, this morning we investigate Jehovah-Rapha (The Lord My Healer).  We know that Jehovah is the God (I Am that I Am) that defines Himself by Himself and Rapha means “to restore”, “to heal” or “to make healthful.”

Exodus 15 opens with the first song in the bible. The Israelites began to sing unto God in praise for having brought them out of the bondage of Pharaoh and Egypt.  They followed Moses as Moses followed God and God delivered them into freedom.  Moses then led them through the desert of Shur for three days without finding any water.  They finally came to a place called Marah (meaning bitter), which had water; but they could not drink its water because it was bitter.  So the people got mad at Moses and started complaining.  Moses prayed and God showed him a piece of wood.  He threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.  This is where we pick up our text and this is where God told them to do what is right in His eyes and pay attention to his commands and He would not bring any of the diseases that He brought against Egyptians against them.  This is where He showed Himself to be Jehovah-Rapha  (The Lord My Healer). Immediately after this, God led them to Elim, where there were twelve springs, seventy palm trees, and plenty of sweet water!

Now we must understand that He said this to the nation of Israel just after parting the Red Sea and dealing with the Egyptians.  We should not conclude from this text that anyone with a disease today received it from God as a plague.  We must understand the text in context.  What we can draw from this passage, however, is that fact that God can heal us any disease and keep us in perfect health, if we walk in discipline and obedience.  We should not eat an undisciplined menu and neglect physical fitness and expect perfect health.  The text connotes that we should do what is right in His eyes.

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.       We must carefully listen to the voice of the Lord (The Holy Spirit)

2.       We must obey His commands and His decrees (His Word)

3.       We must  Do what is right in His eyes (Obedience)

4.       Then He will keep us Healed, Healthy, Blessed and Prosperous in every area of our lives (Abundance)

5.       Obedience will help us move from Marah (bitter) to Elim (rest)

Confession for health:  Lord God.  You are my Jehovah-Rapha.  I submit and surrender myself to your Word and Your voice.  I walk in obedience to You and You keep my in perfect health.  According to Proverbs 18:21, my words have creative ability; in the name of Jesus, I have what I say.  I release most holy faith to bring these things to pass and I declare that my body will function in perfection.  Every sickness, germ or disease that attempts to hinder my body must die instantly because I live the divine life; and I live in divine health.  Because you live in me, yokes are destroyed and burdens are removed in my life.  Lord, be it unto me, according to Thy Word!  In the name of JESUS I confess and believe.  Amen.

The Lord God my Healer!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Jehovah-Shammah (top of page)

(Eze 48:35b KJV)  …the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! The premise being that you trust only those you really ‘know.’  The more we know God, the more we will trust Him.  With that in mind, this morning we investigate Jehovah-Shammah (The Lord is There).  We know that Jehovah is the God (I Am that I Am) that defines Himself by Himself and Shammah can be translated “there.”

In one sense, God is already everywhere at the same time.  He is with all His creatures continually and constantly, working everywhere at the same time.  He was with you when you got up and was waiting on you when you got to your office.  David said it this way, (Ps 139:8-10 MSG) If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there! If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, You’d find me in a minute– you’re already there waiting! But the gracious (manifold) presence of God is different.  In the Old Testament, it rested and remained in the Most Holy Place of the Temple, behind the Temple curtain.  This powerful presence was only made available to High Priest once a year.  When Jesus died for us, He gave us access to this powerful presence.  Mark records it, (Mark 15:37,38 MSG)  But Jesus, with a loud cry, gave his last breath.  At that moment the Temple curtain ripped right down the middle. And so the presence of God was taken from the temple and made available to us.

Ezekiel closes his writings with a vision of a rebuilt Jerusalem.  He talks about the dimensions of the city, the names of the gates and then he says that the name of the city from that day forward will be Jehovah-Shammah (The Lord is there!).

We are sandwiched between an old temple devoid of the presence of God and a new temple where God will always dwell.  Paul said that we are now the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 3:16) and the Spirit and presence of God now lives inside of us.  When the Temple curtain was ripped, it did away with the confined presence of God.  He now lives inside of every believer and will eventually reside in New Jerusalem.

So what does this mean to you today? It means that if you are a Born-Again believer, you have God’s Spirit and God’s presence living inside of you.  No matter where you go, no matter what you go through, no matter what God allows you to endure  —  God is there! He is with you and will never leave you nor forsake you (Heb 13:5).

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are my Jehovah Shammah!  You are here with me today and will always be with me.  I thank you Father for keeping me through every situation and blessing me in the midst of my enemies.  Your presence brings with it Your Power, Your Protection and Your Peace.  You are with me everywhere I go and you cause my way to be prosperous.  Thank you for keeping me and using me for Your glory!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

No matter where you are, The Lord is There!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Jehovah – Tsidkenu (top of page)

(Jer 23:6 KJV) In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! The premise being that you trust only those you really ‘know.’  The more we know God, the more we will trust Him.  With that in mind, this morning we investigate Jehovah-Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness).  We know that Jehovah is the God (I Am that I Am) that defines Himself by Himself and Tsidkenu means “to be straight,” or “righteous.”

In our text for this morning, Jeremiah speaks of a coming Messiah (Jesus) who would make Judah and Israel righteous in Him.  They will receive Jesus’ righteousness when they receive Jesus; but we  —  Born-Again believers  —  have already accepted Jesus and thereby have been already made righteous because in Him.  Paul said it this way, (II Cor 5:21 KJV) For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  I know King James English is a little out dated, so let’s read the same text in the Message translation, (II Cor 5:21 MSG)  How? You say. In Christ. God put the wrong on him who never did anything wrong, so we could be put right with God.  That means that we are not right with God because of our works, but we are right with God because of Jesus’ work (on the cross).

Paul told the Roman church, (Rom 8:1-3 MSG) With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud.  A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.  God went for the jugular when he sent his own Son. He didn’t deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he personally took on the human condition, entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity in order to set it right once and for all. The law code, weakened as it always was by fractured human nature, could never have done that. The law always ended up being used as a Band-Aid on sin instead of a deep healing of it.

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.       We were born dead and lived against God.

2.       We lived under a continuous, low-lying black cloud.

3.       Jesus came and put our wrong on Him so we could be right with God.

4.       Jesus did not put a band-aid on sin, but eradicated it altogether in the lives of believers.

5.       We are Righteous, because He (Jesus) put His Righteousness on us.

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are my Righteousness!  I thank You for delivering me from the guilt of sin, for cleansing me by the washing of Your Word, and for restoring me unto a right standing with You!  I am who You say I am!  I can do what You say I can do!  I can have what You say I can have!  I am not a sinner, I am a child of God!  I am not wrong with You, Jesus has made me Right and I can now face anything that comes my way with Freedom, Liberty, and Power!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Jehovah – M’kaddesh (top of page)

(Lev 20:8 GW) Obey my laws, and live by them. I am the LORD who sets you apart as holy.

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! The premise being that you trust only those you really ‘know.’  The more we know God, the more we will trust Him.  With that in mind, this morning we investigate Jehovah- M’kaddesh (The Lord Who Sanctifies).  We know that Jehovah is the God (I Am that I Am) that defines Himself by Himself and M’kaddesh means to sanctify, set apart, or dedicate. So our name for this morning means “The Lord who sets you apart.”

In Leviticus 20, the Lord gave Moses specific instructions for the nation of Israel.  He wanted them to know that they were special, that they were His chosen people, and that He expected them to be different.  He did not expect them to be disorderly and misguided people following inanimate and dead gods; but rather focused and dedicated people, who lived under the specific rules of a Holy and Living God!  The world was full of people (back then) that followed idols and pagan gods and Jehovah wanted His people to be different.  He wanted them to understand that He is the Lord God who would set them apart from those following idol gods.

Today’s world is not much different.  There are many misguided, unregulated people in the world who wander aimlessly through life.  God does not want us to be like them.  He expects us to be different.  He expects us to live like “set apart” ones.  Now, we don’t have to attempt to follow all of the Old Testament laws, but rather simply allow ourselves to be led of the Holy Spirit and walk in accordance with the Word of God.  Jesus was asked which the greatest commandant of the law was.  He told them (Mat 22:36-40) that basically all the laws and the prophets could be summed up in these two things commandments:

1.       Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

2.       Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

So what does this mean to you today? As many of us begin this new week on this Tuesday morning, let’s remember that:

1.       God expects us to be different than the ungodly, because we are His set apart ones.

2.      If we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, we will never go wrong.

3.      Jesus simplified the law for us with two commandments.

4.      We must do what He says, if we are really His children.

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are the God that sets me apart.  I am different from the world and I do not act like they act.  I live under a different set of laws.  I am your child and I will act like your child everywhere I go.  I will stay focused and dedicated to pleasing You!  I will love You will all my heart and also love my neighbors as myself.  I will submit myself to the leadership of the Holy Spirit.  I will walk in according with your Word.  I will live as a set apart one, today and every day!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

The Lord who sets us Apart!

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Jehovah – Jireh (top of page)

(Gen 22:14 GNB) Abraham named that place “The LORD Provides.” And even today people say, “On the LORD’s mountain he provides.”

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! The premise being that you trust only those you really ‘know.’  The more we know God, the more we will trust Him.  With that in mind, this morning we investigate Jehovah- Jireh (The Lord Provides).

Genesis 22 opens with Abraham being tested of God.  God told Abraham, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah.  Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”  Early the next morning Abraham got up, saddled his donkey and took off with his son Isaac and two of their servants.  They gathered the wood for the burnt offering and then set out for the mountain as God had instructed.  After three days Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.  He told his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”  Abraham gave Isaac the wood and he carried the materials to make the fire and the knife to kill the offering.  As they went off together, Isaac told his Dad that he saw the materials for the fire and the wood, but he then asked, “where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”  Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.”  When they reached the place, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it.  He then bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.  He then lifted up the knife to sacrifice his own son to God, but the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”  “Here I am,” he replied.  “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him.  Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”  Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horns in a near by thicket.  He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.  And so we come to our text for this morning.  Abraham named that place “The LORD Provides.” And even today people say, “On the LORD’s mountain he provides.”

So what does this mean to you today? There is so much we can draw from this.  Let’s just attempt to glean a few golden nuggets:

1.       God expects us to put nothing and no one above Him (not even the people or things we love the most) – God must be first and foremost in our lives

2.       Not everyone is going to be able to take the difficult journey’s in life with us (at a certain point, he left behind his servants)

3.       We must have faith in our walk with God (Abraham told the servants, “We will worship and then we will come back to you.”) – He expected to come back with His son, even after the sacrifice

4.       Our Christian walk must be a walk of Trust (when asked about the sacrifice, Abraham answered, “God himselfwill provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.”)

5.       Obedience unlocks provision (as soon Abraham lifted up the knife, the ram was provided for him)

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are my Provider!  I put nothing, nor anyone above You in my life.  You are my Righteous King and my Everlasting Ruler.  I submit and surrender to You, and You alone.  I walk by faith and not by sight this day.  I trust You Father, even when I cannot see, nor totally understand what You are doing.  I know that you will provide all my need according to Your riches in glory.  I obey Your commandments and I enjoy Your provision.  All my bills are paid, all the time, on time!  I attack my lack.  You have given me the power to get wealth.  I am provided for today and every day, because I serve the Great Provider!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

The Lord who Provides!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Jehovah – Shalom (top of page)

(Jud 6:24 NIV) So Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace. To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! The premise being that you trust only those you really ‘know.’  The more we know God, the more we will trust Him.  With that in mind, this morning we investigate Jehovah- Shalom (The Lord is Peace).

Please take the time to read Judges 6 and 7 when you get a chance.  In Judges 7 we see how God delivered Israel from the hand of the Midianites, Amelikites and other Eastern peoples through the leadership of Gideon.  Gideon was already clearly outnumbered with his small Army of 32,000, but God told him that even that was too many.  The first cut sent 22,000 home, leaving 10,000; but even that would be too many.  The next cut sent 9,700 home.  So it left Gideon with 300 men vs. three nations of men; but since God was with them, they won.  The victory is Judges 7, however, could not have come without the encounter in Judges 6.  In Judges 6 God told Gideon, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand.  Am I not sending you?”  “But Lord,” Gideon asked, “how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”  The LORD answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together.”  Gideon replied, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, give me a sign that it is really you talking to me.  Please do not go away until I come back and bring my offering and set it before you.”  And the LORD said, “I will wait until you return.”  Gideon went in and prepared his offering to God.  He came out and offered it to God under an oak tree in Ophrah.  The angel of God touched the offering and it was consumed by fire.  When Gideon realized that it was the angel of the LORD, he thought he was going to die because he had seen him face to face.  But the LORD said to him, “Peace!  Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.” This is where we pick up our text.  So Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace.  To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

So what does this mean to you today? This is a power-packed story, but let’s attempt to glean a few golden nuggets:

1.       God does extraordinary things with ordinary people (Gideon thought he was the weakest)

2.       It’s OK to be real with God and express to Him our doubts at times (Gideon asked for a sign)

3.       When we come to God, we should come with a sacrificial offering in our hands (Gideon went and made an offering before the battle)

4.       God can give us a supernatural peace that will keep us, even through the most difficult situations (God spoke Peace over Gideon and Gideon named Him Jehovah-Shalom)

5.       With God’s peace and God’s presence we will can God’s Victory and be able to accomplish anything! (300 vs. 3 nations)

6.       Are you ready to enter this day with His peace and His power?

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are my Peace!  You are bigger than anything that will come my way today.  You enable me to accomplish every task in excellence and victory.  Even when I encounter seemingly insurmountable obstacles, I operate in peace, knowing that You are with me.  I can do all things through Christ today and everyday.  I cast down fear and doubt in my life and I walk in Your perfect peace and Your perfect power.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

The Lord is my Peace!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Jehovah – Sabaoth (top of page)

(1 Sam 1:3 GW) Every year this man would go from his own city to worship and sacrifice to the LORD of Armies at Shiloh. Eli’s two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, served there as priests of the LORD.

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! The premise being that you trust only those you really ‘know.’  The more we know God, the more we will trust Him.  With that in mind, this morning we investigate Jehovah- Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts or Armies).  This name illustrates a universal God that is the ultimate authority over every army, both spiritual and earthly.  The Lord of Armies is the king of all heaven and earth.

1st Samuel opens up with the account of a man named Elkanah, who had two wives.  One of his wives (Hannah) had not been able to have any children.  Elkanah was faithful to worship and sacrifice to Jehovah- Sabaoth (The Lord of Armies).  His wife (Hannah) also worshipped God.  She wanted a child with all her heart.  She made a vow to the Lord of Armies, saying, “Jehovah- Sabaoth, if you will only look upon your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give he a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”  God honored her request and she honored the vow.  They had a son named Samuel.

I work for the highest military authority in Korea (a four-star general).  In a war time scenario, he has authority over all the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Forces in the land (both US and Korean).  He is the ultimate military authority in this region.  He reports to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense, who have authority over all US military forces in the world.  They report to the US President, who is the Commander-in-Chief of all US forces.  I explain this so that we clearly understand God’s position.  Jehovah- Sabaoth (The Lord of Armies) is above every Commander-in-Chief in the world and is also in charge of the heavenly host of angels.

So what does this mean to you today? It means that God is the ultimate and supreme authority in heaven and earth.  He is the matchless ruler and majestic king.  The Bible tells us that He sits on the circle of the earth (Is 40:22) and that the earth (and all in it) belong to Him (Ps 24:1).  I have seen earthly Generals speak and make things happen instantly.  There are hosts of human soldiers that are ready to fulfill their every command.  God is much greater than that.  He has hosts of earthly and spiritual soldiers, ready to accomplish His wishes.  So no matter what your situation today, no matter how hopeless it may seem (like Hannah); we serve a God that can turn hopeless situations around.

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are my ultimate authority!  You are bigger than every situation and stronger than any opposition.  Every obstacle in my path is but a small thing to You.  I submit and surrender myself this day to You.  I, like Hannah, make a vow to serve you all the day of my life and place my every desire at Your feet.  I am prepared and equipped for this day and every day, because I serve the highest authority in heaven and in earth.  I am solder in Your Army and I obey Your commands.  Use me this day for Your service.  I am present for duty and fit to fight!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This Lord is my Authority!

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El Olam (top of page)

(Is 26:4 KJV)  Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! The premise being that you trust only those you really ‘know.’  The more we know God, the more we will trust Him.  With that in mind, this morning we investigate El Olam (The Everlasting God).  This name illustrates a God that created time and is not governed by it; a God that stands outside of time and rules it  —  The Everlasting God.

Isaiah 26 is a song of praise unto God.  Isaiah opens the song recognizing the fact Judah had a strong city where God was their salvation.  He sings of a city with open gates and righteous citizens.  He speaks of a God that keeps all those who keep their minds on Him in perfect peace.  He then gets to the key issue of this morning – Trust.  The 3rdverse of this chapter promises peace to those who trust in God.  The 4th verse helps us understand how long we should trust Him – Forever.  Why?  Because He is an Everlasting God and the source of Everlasting strength.

Now remember that Isaiah writes this song at a time where most nations worshipped idols and inanimate objects.  People worshipped statues that they could make and break.  People worshipped other people who are finite and flawed.  But Judah and Israel worshipped the only true God, the God who lasts forever.  Before there was a this or a that, a here or a there, the sun, the moon, or the stars – there was God.  He was before the beginning and will be after the end.  He created time and is not ruled by it.

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.       Many people still worship people (Mohammed, Gandhi, Buddha, etc.) and we must remember that people are finite and flawed.

2.       Many people still worship idols and statues and we must remember that idols and be made and destroyed.

3.       We worship a God that was before time and will remain after it.

4.       We worship a God that governs time and is not governed by it.

5.       We worship a God that had plans for us before we were ever born.

6.       We worship a God that gives perfect peace to those who Trust in Him.

7.       We worship a God that rewards those who Trust in Him with everlasting strength.

8.       We worship a God that has reigned and will reign forever!

We trust people, even though they are flawed and often times fail us.  We trust things even though they sometimes break.  Why not trust God who was there before the beginning and will be there after the end?

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are Everlasting King!  In the midst of an ever-changing and often frustrating environment, I call upon You this morning and declare that it is in You that I place my trust.  I trust you with my life, family, finances, career, and decisions; this day and every day.  I trust you with everything that may come my way.  You know what plans You have for me.  Plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me an expected end.  As my Everlasting God, I submit and surrender myself to You and to those plans.  I thank You for where I am and Trust You to take me to where I need to be.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

You are my Everlasting God!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

El Gibhor (top of page)

(Ps 24:8 CEV)  Who is the King of glory?  The Lord of strength and power, the Lord strong in war.

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! The premise being that you trust only those you really ‘know.’  The more we know God, the more we will trust Him.  With that in mind, this morning we investigate El Gibhor (The Mighty God).  This name illustrates a God that never sleeps, a God that is always armed and battle-ready, a God that is Mighty in strength and war!

The 24th Psalm is a song of David written to our Mighty God.  David explains to us how the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.  He speaks of a generation of followers that seek after God’s righteousness with clean hands and pure hearts.  This holiness paves the way for the King of Glory to come in.  Verse 8 asks the pertinent question, “Who is the King of Glory?”  And he turns around and gives us the answer: El Gibhor – The Lord of strength and power, the Lord strong in war (The Mighty God).

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.       Holiness ushers into the presence of the Lord.

2.       If we want God to show up Mightily in our lives, we must come to Him with clean hands and pure hearts.

3.       We are not clean in and of ourselves, but if we repent of our evil ways, the blood of Jesus makes us righteous (clean).

4.       Once we accept His righteousness and are clean, we can call upon the King of Glory to come in to our lives and show Himself strong.

5.       Nothing that we face today, nor tomorrow will be able to stand up against our Mighty God!

Do you have sin in your life?  Are your hands dirty this morning?  Repent and ask God to cleanse you of all unrighteousness (1 Jn 1:9), so that the King of Glory (The Mighty God) could manifest Himself in your life.

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are the King of Glory!  You are my Mighty God!  You never sleep.  You are always armed and battle-ready.  You have the greatest Quick Reaction Force (QRF) in the world.  You have a heavenly hosts of angels always on duty, ready to come to my aid.  I have repented of my sin and have a blood-bought right to Your protection this day and every day.  I enter into this day with your angels encamped around me.  I am safe, because You make me safe.  I can face any obstacle and any opposition because You, Mighty God, will fight for me!  The battle is not mine, but Yours!  I serve the Mighty God!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

You are my Mighty God!

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El Roi (top of page)

(Gen 16:13 MSG)  She answered GOD by name, praying to the God who spoke to her, “You’re the God who sees me!” “Yes! He saw me; and then I saw him!”

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! The premise being that you trust only those you really ‘know.’  The more we know God, the more we will trust Him.  With that in mind, this morning we investigate El Roi (The Lord God who Sees Me).  This name illustrates a God that whose eyes run the entire earth at the same time.  He sees everything, He knows and He cares.

Gen 16 opens with a dilemma.  God promised Abraham and Sarah a child, but it had been many years and this child had not yet been born.  Sarah grew impatient and devised a plan to augment God’s plan.  She took one of her maidservants (Hagar) and gave her to her husband.  She thought that she might be able to build a family through her.  Abraham agreed, they attempted their plan and Hagar got pregnant.  Once she was pregnant, however, she began to despise Sarah.  Sarah did not like this and wanted Abraham to do something about it.  Abraham told her to take the matter into her own hands and she began to mistreat Hagar.  Hagar got upset and ran away.  She was in the middle of the desert, near a spring, when the angel of the Lord visited her.  The Angel asked her where she was going and she told him that she was running from her mistress.  The angel told her to go back and submit to Sarah and then promised to increase her descendants so that they would be too numerous to count.  The Angel also spoke this over the child, “”You are now with child and you will have a son.  You shall name him Ishmael, for the LORD has heard of your misery.  He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.”  This is where we pick up our text and she said, “You’re the God who sees me!”

Just for general information, this son (Ishmael) is the father of Islam.  If you read the prophecy spoken over Ishmael, you can better understand the destiny of Muslims and the temperament of the world.

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.       Wait on God’s promises, no matter how long the period (Abraham and Sarah were impatient).

2.       Don’t ever devise a plan to augment God’s plan (His plans are sufficient).

3.       When we step outside of God’s plans, it causes confusion (Strife between Sarah and Hagar).

4.       Even if you are mistreated and find yourself in the wilderness, God (El Roi) Sees You!

5.       The God (El Roi) who Sees You will visit you in your desolate place.

6.       We serve a compassionate God who not only sees, but cares!

Are you in a desolate place this morning?  Have you run away from your troubles and found yourself in a wilderness?  If so, pray to the God who Sees You!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are the God who sees me in every situation.  Even when I place myself in the wilderness and find myself, by myself; You see me and are there.  Your Sight brings with it Your visitation.  Your visitation brings with it Your vision.  Your vision brings with it Your Provision!  I can see, because You see me.  I can face this day, because You see me.  I can accomplish every task and overcome every hindrance, because You – El Roi – See me!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

You are the God who sees me!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Elohim (top of page)

(Gen 1:1 CEV)  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! The premise being that you trust only those you really ‘know.’  The more we know God, the more we will trust Him.  With that in mind, this morning we investigate Elohim (The Creator).

Elohim is the last name we will investigate in this series.  For this last name, we go back to the beginning.  Before there was a sun or moon, a heaven or earth, a here or there; there was God.  God stood in the fullness of His wisdom.  Out of the fullness of His wisdom He spoke and out of His speaking, it became.  He said, “Let it be” and it was.  Whatever He said became!  He looked at nothing and created something.  He looked at chaos and created order.  He looked at darkness and created light.  He looked at possibility and created destiny!

The Hebrew writer says it this way, (Heb 11:13 MSG) By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.  God’s Word, God’s Command, God’s Declaration must come to pass.  Elohim is the supreme authority and the ultimate judge.  When He speaks, things happen.

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.       Our God (Elohim) is a Creative God

2.       Our God (Elohim) can look at dead situations and see life

3.       Our God (Elohim) can look at reality and see destiny

4.       Our God (Elohim) can speak to chaos and create order

5.       Our God (Elohim) can speak to nothing and create something

6.       Everything we are and will be is wrapped up in His wisdom

7.       Out of the fullness of His wisdom, He speaks into our lives

8.       Whenever He speaks, things happen: burdens are removed, yokes are destroyed, lives are changed, and hopeless situations are turned around

Are you living in chaos, frustration and disorder this morning?  We serve a creative God that can speak order to the disorderly and function to the dysfunctional.  Call upon Elohim and watch your hopeless situations turn around.

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are my Creator!  Your words have creative ability.  I am created in Your image and my words, lined up with Your Word, have creative ability as well.  I speak to every chaotic situation in my life and pronounce order.  I speak to every unruly area of my life and pronounce peace.  My family is blessed.  My children are blessed.  My household is blessed.  My finances are blessed.  My workplace is blessed.  My hands are blessed and whatever I put my hands to do, prospers, because You God – Elohim- are with me!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

You are my Creator God!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

The Names of God (top of page)

This morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More in 2004! The premise being that you trust only those you really ‘know.’  The more we know God, the more we will trust Him.  We have learned quite a bit about God through His redemptive names.  Let’s take a quick review of what we have learned thus far.  God is:

  • El Shaddai:  (Gen 35:11,12) The All Sufficient One
  • El Elyon:  (Gen 14:18-20 ) The Most High God
  • Adonai:  (Is 6:8) Our Master
  • Jehovah:  (Ex 3:14) The Lord of the already, right now, and not yet
  • Jehovah-Nissi:  (Ex 17:15 ) The Lord our Banner and Battle Ax
  • Jehovah-Rohi:  (Ps 23) The Lord our Shepherd
  • Jehovah-Rapha:  (Ex 15:26) The Lord our Healer
  • Jehovah-Shammah:  (Eze 48:35) The Lord that is Present with us
  • Jehovah-Tsidkenu:  (Jer 23:6) The Lord that makes us Righteous
  • Jehovah-M’kaddesh:  (Lev 20:8) The Lord that Sets us Apart
  • Jehovah-Jireh:  (Gen 22:14) The Lord our Provider
  • Jehovah-Shalom:  (Jud 6:24) The Lord our Peace
  • Jehovah-Sabaoth:  (1 Sam 1:3) The Lord of all Armies
  • El Olam:  (Is 26:4) The Lord that lasts Forever
  • El Gibhor:  (Ps 24:8) The Mighty God
  • El Roi:  (Gen 16:13) The Lord that Sees us in Every Situation
  • Elohim:  (Gen 1:1) Our Creative God

As we review the names and better understand God’s character, attributes and nature; the better we understand God.  The more we understand Him, the better we get to know Him.  The more we know Him, the more we will trust Him.  The more we trust Him, the more He will bless us.  The more He blesses us, the more we can be a blessing to others.

So what does this mean to you today? It means that we are learning that God can be everything for us and through us if we allow Him to be.  Everything we need is wrapped up in Him.  Everything we have been, are, and will be is found in Him.  He is the author and finisher, creator and sustainer, all and all in our lives.  If we are not blessed, it is not because God is not willing to bless us; but rather simply because we do not take the time to get to know Him and obey His commands.  Are you ready to be blessed?  Make a commitment to know God More in 2004 and more importantly, make a commitment to DO what you learn!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You are my Everything!  I make a commitment to know You more this year and apply what I learn to my life.  My reading leads to learning.  My learning leads to living.  My living leads to blessing.  My blessing allows me to be a blessing to others.  I submit and surrender myself to You and You alone.  Use me this day and everyday for Your service.  Lord, I am available to You!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

You are my Everything and I am Your Servant!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Confessing God’s Names over our Lives

Your tongue is a very powerful instrument. It can either call down blessings from heaven or bring curses (failure) into your life. The Bible says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverbs 18:21).  Here is a confession that uses the names of God to declare Peace, Power, Protection and Victory in our lives!

El Shaddai:  (Gen 35:11,12)

  • You are my All Sufficient One!
  • I have no need to seek out any other gods, my sufficiency is in You!
  • I have no worry, no doubt and no fear; because El Shaddai is with me today and everyday
  • My faith is in You and You alone
  • I am Abraham’s seed and an heir according to the covenant promises

El Elyon:  (Gen 14:18-20 )

  • You are the Most High God!
  • I succeed in every endeavor, even against ridiculous odds
  • You give me the wisdom to devise the proper plan of attack
  • You have given me the power to get wealth
  • You have given me the blueprint for victory
  • I receive the victory and praise You – El Elyon – for it in advance!

Adonai:  (Is 6:8)

  • Adonai, You are the Lord of all in my life!
  • You sit on the throne and are worthy to be praised!
  • I am cleansed from sin and guilt by Your touch and Your blood
  • I serve You today with a clean heart and a pure spirit
  • You are my Master and I am your slave
  • Use me this day for Your service.  I am available to You!

Jehovah:  (Ex 3:14)

  • Lord Jehovah, I praise You!
  • You are the God that defines Himself by Himself!
  • You are the God of the already (my past)
  • You are the God of the right now (my present)
  • And you are the God of the not yet (my future)
  • You know the thoughts I have before I think them
  • You know the concerns I have, before I feel them
  • And You know the plans You have for me, before I learn them
  • I can face anything that this day has for me, because You – Jehovah – are with me!

Jehovah-Nissi:  (Ex 17:15 )

  • Jehovah-Nissi, You are my Banner and My Battle-Ax!
  • I fight under Your flag.  I defend Your precepts, principles and way
  • I submit myself to Your Word and Your commandments
  • By my obedience to Your Word, I cause my way to be prosperous today
  • I do Your work, Your way and receive Your results
  • No enemy shall overtake me, because I am a soldier in Your Army

Jehovah-Rohi:  (Ps 23)

  • Jehovah-Rohi, You are my Shepherd and I shall not want!
  • You lead me toward peaceful places
  • You minister to my every need
  • You have by best interest in Your heart
  • I will fear no evil, because You are with me, even in the valley of the shadow of death!
  • You anoint me afresh for this day and every day
  • I walk in Your benefits and enjoy Your protection
  • Surely Goodness and Mercy shall pursue me, all the days of my life!

Jehovah-Rapha:  (Ex 15:26)

  • Lord God, You are my Healer!
  • I submit and surrender myself to your Word and Your voice
  • I walk in obedience to You and You keep my in perfect health
  • I release most holy faith to bring these things to pass and I declare that my body will function in perfection!
  • Every sickness, germ or disease that attempts to hinder my body must die instantly!
  • I live the divine life and I live in divine health!
  • Because you live in me, yokes are destroyed and burdens are removed in my life

Jehovah-Shammah:  (Eze 48:35)

  • You are my Jehovah Shammah!  You are here with me today and will always be with me!
  • You keep me through every situation and bless me in the midst of my enemies
  • Your presence brings with it Your Power, Your Protection and Your Peace!
  • You are with me everywhere I go and you cause my way to prosper!
  • You are my very present help in the time of trouble
  • You presence guarantees me the Victory!

Jehovah-Tsidkenu:  (Jer 23:6)

  • You are my Righteousness!
  • You have delivered me from the guilt of sin and cleansed me by the washing of Your Word
  • I am restored to a right relationship with You
  • I can do what You say I can do!
  • I can have what You say I can have!
  • I am not a sinner, I am a child of God!
  • I am not wrong with You, Jesus has made me Right!
  • I can now face anything that comes my way with Freedom, Liberty, and Power!

Jehovah-M’kaddesh:  (Lev 20:8)

  • You are the God that sets me apart!
  • I am different from the world and I do not act like they act
  • I live under a different set of laws
  • I am your child and I will act like your child everywhere I go
  • I will stay focused and dedicated to pleasing You!
  • I will love You will all my heart and also love my neighbors as myself
  • I will submit myself to the leadership of the Holy Spirit!
  • I will walk in accordance with your Word!
  • I will live as a set apart one, today and every day!

Jehovah-Jireh:  (Gen 22:14)

  • You are my Provider!
  • I put nothing, nor anyone above You in my life
  • You are my Righteous King and my Everlasting Ruler!
  • I submit and surrender to You, and You alone
  • I walk by faith and not by sight
  • I trust You Father, even when I cannot see, nor totally understand what You are doing
  • I know that you will provide all my need according to Your riches in glory
  • I obey Your commandments and I enjoy Your provision
  • All my bills are paid, all the time, on time!  I attack my lack
  • You have given me the power to get wealth
  • I am provided for today and every day, because I serve the Great Provider!

Jehovah-Shalom:  (Jud 6:24)

  • You are my Peace!
  • You are bigger than anything that will come my way today
  • You enable me to accomplish every task in excellence and victory
  • When I encounter seemingly insurmountable obstacles, I operate in peace, knowing that You are with me
  • I can do all things through Christ today and everyday
  • I cast down fear and doubt and I walk in Your perfect peace and Your perfect power!

Jehovah-Sabaoth:  (1 Sam 1:3)

  • You are my ultimate authority!
  • You are bigger than every situation and stronger than any opposition!
  • Every obstacle in my path is but a small thing to You
  • I submit and surrender myself to You this day
  • I, like Hannah, make a vow to serve you all the days of my life and place my every desire at Your feet
  • I am solder in Your Army and I obey Your commands
  • Use me this day for Your service
  • I am present for duty and fit to fight!

El Olam:  (Is 26:4)

  • You are my Everlasting King!
  • I trust you this morning, even in the midst of an ever-changing and often frustrating environment
  • I trust you with my life, family, finances, career, and decisions!
  • You know what plans You have for me; Plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me an expected end!
  • As my Everlasting God, I submit and surrender myself to You and to those plans
  • I thank You for where I am and Trust You to take me to where I need to be!

El Gibhor:  (Ps 24:8)

  • You are the King of Glory!  You are my Mighty God!
  • You never sleep and are always armed and battle-ready
  • You have the greatest Quick Reaction Force (QRF) anywhere
  • You have a heavenly hosts of angels always on duty, ready to come to my aid
  • I have repented of my sin and have a blood-bought right to Your protection
  • I enter into this day with your angels encamped around me!
  • I am safe, because You make me safe
  • I can face any obstacle and any opposition because You, Mighty God, will fight for me!
  • The battle is not mine, but Yours!

El Roi:  (Gen 16:13)

  • You are the God who sees me in every situation!
  • Even when I place myself in the wilderness and find myself, by myself; You see me and are there
  • Your Sight brings with it Your visitation
  • Your visitation brings with it Your vision
  • Your vision brings with it Your Provision!
  • I can see, because You see me
  • I can face this day, because You see me
  • I can accomplish every task and overcome every hindrance, because You – El Roi – See me!

Elohim: (Gen 1:1)

  • You are my Creator!  Your words have creative ability.
  • I am created in Your image and my words, lined up with Your Word, have creative ability!
  • I speak to every chaotic situation in my life and pronounce order!
  • I speak to every unruly area of my life and pronounce peace!
  • My family is blessed.  My children are blessed.  My household is blessed!
  • My finances are blessed.  My workplace is blessed!
  • My hands are blessed and whatever I put my hands to do, prospers, because You God – Elohim- are with me!
  • According to Proverbs 18:21, my words have creative ability; in the name of Jesus, I have what I say!
  • Lord, be it unto me, according to Thy Word!  In the name of JESUS I confess and believe.  Amen.