Sovereign & in
absolute, total control &
nothing can occur in my life
without His permission.
Therefore I can accept my circumstances as allowed by Him to bring about my
highest good & His greatest glory & I can give thanks to Him in all things
1Co6:18, 19, 20,
for OT uses of Adonai - Which book has by far the most uses? Interesting!
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"Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to
count them." And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be." (Ge
15:5 after calling Him Adonai Ge 15:2=1st use)
He is Master. I am
His & not my own for I have been bought with a price and for a purpose...to
glorify Him. See also
El Roi is
He sees our affliction
(which in His sovereignty El Elyon has allowed)
& He is not indifferent but
is able to come to the aid of those who are being tested (He 2:18-note).
For more detailed exposition click
2, 3,35:10, 11, 43:13, 14, 15, 16, 48:3, 49:25, Ex6:3,Ps91:1
El Shaddai occurs 5x appearing to Abraham, Isaac &
Jacob reminding them each of His ability to fulfill His promise to bless and
Ge 28:3; 35:11; 48:3, Ex 6:3
(Click all 48 OT uses of Shaddai. Click book titles for uses. Which
book has most uses? Why?)
He is the "All
Sufficient One" (cf
Whose grace is sufficient for me. His power is perfected in my weakness.
El Shaddai is the strong tower waiting for us to run into Him & rest in the
truth of His sufficiency for any & every contingency of life. We will
never come away from His presence wanting because we will always find
His sufficiency sufficient!
for very interesting discussion of Shaddai (Ru 1:20-note)
He is the Self-existent, Covenant keeping God. "I Am"
is everything you will ever need.
for more detailed discussion of Jehovah and meditate
on the profundity of this great name. LORD in all caps (NAS, KJV,
NKJV) always signifies Jehovah. Have you come to the
point in your personal relationship with "I Am" to accept that He is
whatever you need?
Will you trust Him to fulfill all of the promises according to His Word?
Jehovah Rapha can turn the
bitter "waters" of our life sweet by the effect of the "tree"
of Calvary (Greek
LXX for tree
-Moses threw into
the bitter water is translated "Cross" in 1Pe2:24-note,
Ac 5:30, 10:39)
Nu 21:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
26:19 banner = warning
Ps 60:5, 20:5
Hebrew "nec" (nissi) = banner
Moses' Arms Held Up by Aaron &
Hur -- Click image to enlarge
Proper understanding &
application of Jehovah Nissi your Banner in war can
provide the power for victory over the "Amalekites" in your life: the
world system opposed to God, your
& the indwelling sin nature ("the
flesh") inherited from Adam
(Ro 5:12-note). For
LORD Our Banner
This name answers the
question of how a believer can live a holy life in a world
which is for the most part wholly unholy. The answer is found in the strong
tower of Jehovah
MeKeddeshem, the LORD Who Sanctifies us daily.
For exposition click
Jehovah Who Sanctifies
occurs >270x in the OT & in this Name we find God's provision for us when we
are in great extremity especially times of affliction, conflict or warfare.
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Psalm 33:20 says...
"Our soul hath waited for JehovahourHelp (Jehovah
'Ezer) and our shield is He." (YLT)
us hear the Lord Jesus speak to each one of us: “I will
thee.” “It is but a small thing for me, thy God, to
thee. Consider what I have done already. What! not
thee? Why, I bought thee with my blood. What! not
thee? I have died for thee; and if I have done the greater, will I not do
the less? Help
thee! It is the least thing I will ever do for thee; I have done more, and
will do more. Before the world began I chose thee. I made the covenant for
thee. I laid aside my glory and became a man for thee; I gave up my life for
thee; and if I did all this, I will surely
8-11, the glory of Jehovah departed from the Holy of holies in the Temple.
Then in Eze 40-48 (esp Eze 43:1, 2, 3, 4, 5) God promises that His glory
will return and as the "capstone" & "surety" to His promise He gives us His
great name Jehovah-shammah! His promise is as good as His Name!
**Click any Name of God in
for more detailed discussion
Consider taking a respite from your
hectic pace and meditatively pondering all the uses of the word "name"
in the Psalms (most uses refer to God - just read the first one below to
whet your appetite!). You will be blessed as you interact with the Spirit
(Jn 14:16, 26, 16:13, 1Jn 2:20, 27) and respond in prayer, praise and
worship to His illumination of the truth about His glorious and majestic
Name. Hover over these passages for the verse or click passage to read
in context. If you desire a different version use the tool below to change