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Know God By Name

Day 8

Day 8 finishes up our series with the “I am who I am” who is also our shepherd…

Devotional Point 4 today: Jehovah-Roi: The Lord, my shepherd

Scripture 4 today: “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

Psalms 23:1, NIV

Reflection 4 today: This word for Lord is actually “I am who I am”, which is followed up by the Shepherd. This word “Lord” is actually used 4,000 times in the Old Testament. The “I am who I am” is provider, protector, redeemer, and shepherd. He is the one who makes life for us possible on spite of all the difficulties we face today and every day. But the series has been good to give us the reference points to go back on…

I hope you have enjoyed this deep look at the names of God. Tomorrow we start a new short series called “Love is Enough”, invites out later today…

Day 7

Day 7 gives us the secret to remember, He always wins in the end…

Devotional Point 4 today: Jehovah-Nissi: The Lord, my banner

Scripture 4 today: “Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner. He 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.” Exodus 17:15-16 NIV

Reflection 4 today: The banner was a military symbol that has been used throughout history until just recently. Whilst the US doesn’t use it, most of the militaries in the rest of the world still do. The banner is the symbol of the strength of the unit and their identity. Our church is to provide strength and identity, and these come from the strengths of the individual members working together. Our strength and identity come from the Lord…

Day 6

Day 6 brings us to one of the most sensational stories in the Old Testament, Abraham sacrificing Isaac…

Devotional Point 4 today: Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord, my provision.

Scripture 4 today: “So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” Genesis 22:14 NIV

Reflection 4 today: The faith that Abraham would have had to display to sacrifice his only son, especially as he was now over 100 years old is almost too much to contemplate. unfortunately, this word “provision“ is way too narrow to grasp the real meaning. What it really means yes “the Lord will see to it“. He will see to all parts of any of our needs something Paul in the New Testament addressed several times. This was probably one of the biggest “God stories“ of all time…

Day 5

Day 5 gives us the solution to our brokenness, healing…

Devotional Point 4 today: Jehovah-Rapha: The Lord, My Healer

Scripture 4 today: “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’” Jeremiah 30:17 NIV

Reflection 4 today: up to this point in history, Israel had experienced a lot of “glory days”. Things went really well until they didn’t. The cause of all of it was sin and disobedience. By this point, they were so completely broken that they were willing to do almost anything to be restored. In a sense, this is where most of us are most of the time. When we are able to admit you’re a complete failure as regards righteousness, we are then in a position to be healed…

Day 4

Day 4 gives us the context for real peace in the midst of real difficulties…

Devotional Point 4 today: Jehovah-Shalom: The Lord, My Peace

Scripture 4 today: “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.” Judges 6:24 NIV

Reflection 4 today: this is an incredibly important concept today because the value in the “peace“ that we experience is directly proportional to the environment that we are in which usually comprises just the opposite of peace. It is no wonder that the environment that we live in has so much mental illness, our world is the opposite of peace. The problem for Gideon is that everything about the situation he was in was the very opposite of peace, but God delivered it to him anyway…

Day 3

Day 3 gives us a view to the “end game” of the names of God…

Devotional Point 4 today: Jehovah-Shammah: The Lord is near

Scripture 4 today: “The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits. “And the name of the city from that time on will be: the Lord is there.” Ezekiel 48:35 NIV

Reflection 4 today: this name of God is incredibly significant for us because it was part of a prophecy that Ezekiel is Giving regarding the endgame of God’s relationship with his people. Jerusalem is renamed to the place where “the Lord is nearr, or the Lord is there“. Because of the work of the cross, we are in a position where the Lord is near. We have an opportunity to know him in every moment of every day.

Day 2

Day 2 gives this second name of God, one who quite literally sets us apart…

Devotional Point 4 today: Jehovah-Mekaddishkem: The Lord, My Sanctification

Scripture 4 today: “Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the Lord your God. Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the Lord, who makes you holy.” Leviticus 20:7-8 NIV

Reflection 4 today: Our work today tries to make everything “ok”, which is even a tall order for Satan, the man behind it all. But for the most part he is winning at it, and only because we let him. In these scriptures today, there are long lists of things that God required of His people to set them apart from the land and people and culture He was giving them. He has a load of things to give us, but they will only be on His terms, thankfully He is the one who sets us apart…

Day 1

Day 1 starts us out with the name of God which makes it all possible…

Devotional Point 4 today: Jehovah-Tsidkenu: The LORD, my righteousness.

Scripture 4 today: “In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭23:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Reflection 4 today: This is a great place to start looking at the names we should use when we refer and/or speak to God. First and foremost He is our righteousness. The foundation for all we believe is rooted in the act of being made righteous at the cross. here Jeremiah is addressing the issue of the end of the physical line of Kings as the precursor to the arrival of Jesus.  This is the start of everything…

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