walk in the word
14Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in a book and recite it in the ears of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” 15And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord Is My Banner, 16saying, “A hand upon the throne of the Lord! The Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” —Exodus 17:14-16
On the previous day we looked at four of the amazing names of God, given to us in His Word. These “magnify” His core name I AM by allowing us to see special roles which He fulfills as God in ways no one else could ever accomplish. Here are four more:
5. YHWH Rapha = The Lord, our Healer (Exodus 15:26). God assures us He is YHWH Rapha, “I am the Lord, your healer.” We have a God who heals. My PSA count since my prostate cancer has gone down, down, down. But my last test it went up again. They tell us fluctuations are a common occurrence. I have all the reason to be encouraged. But I’ve got to tell you: I liked it a lot better when it was going down. I’m going to have six or twelve months of “You are the Lord who heals. You are YHWH Rapha,” trusting the Lord completely.
6. YHWH Jireh = The Lord, our Provider (Genesis 22:14). “And Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide…” It’s a good thing we have a God who is our provider, because we have needs. Those needs highlight our dependence on God. Thousands of us get on our knees before God in agreement regularly to pray so we can see God answer prayer! In the school of prayer we learn to practice our reliance on God.
7. YHWH Nissi = The Lord, our Banner (Exodus 17:15). “And Moses built an altar and called its name The Lord is my Banner.” When Israel went to battle, someone’s task was to carry a large banner—a reminded during the fighting of why they were fighting and whom they were fighting for. And Who was fighting for them!
Today we pray, “My Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. You are the Lord, my Banner! You are the One who hangs over my life and assures me I’m in Your hands!”
8. YHWH Rohi = The Lord, our Shepherd (Psalm 23:1). We turn David’s psalm into our prayer, “My Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. The Lord, my Shepherd. You care for me. You don’t just carry my burdens; You carry me. You are the Lord, my Shepherd. Hallowed be Your name.”
Prayer: Our Father, You are all we need, and more, and beyond. These names simply magnify Your character and show us in how many ways You are for us and with us! Thank You for the shelter, tower, and protection we find in Your name. Thank You Lord for revealing Yourself to us as the personal I Am who is at the center of everything. We trust, honor, and hallow Your name today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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