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Jehovah - The Almighty God

"The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:4,5

This week we shall meditate on the different names of the Lord.

El Shadai – The almighty God (Deuteronomy 6:2-5). Our Lord is an omnipresent, omniscient and all powerful and all sufficient God. Our whole life is like a mustard seed before Him. He knows everything about us. All you have to do is cast your burdens upon this all powerful God. He shall take care of your needs.

Jehovah Jireh – The Lord will provide (Genesis 22:14). The Lord commanded Abraham to sacrifice his only son. Abraham was in great agony since the child was born in his old age. Yet he believed that the Lord shall take control of the situation. By faith he raised his knife to kill his son, but at that very moment, the Lord called him, "Abraham, Abraham, lay not thy hand upon thy son." Abraham believed that the Lord will provide and his faith did not go waste. You may also be undergoing through sufferings, tears and unspeakable agony, the heaven will not be quiet for long. The Lord shall see your tears and open up ways unknown to you to meet your needs.

Jehovah Nissi – The Lord is my banner. For he said, "Because the Lord has sworn; the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation" (Exodus 17:15,16). The Lord shall fight for you. In this world of injustice, you may have none to speak for you nor have the money power to buy justice. The Lord says, he shall fight your causes. Your enemies shall flee before you.

Jehovah Rappah – the Lord who heals you. "If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight, give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you" (Exodus 15:26). The Lord says, if you would listen to his words and do according to them, he shall heal all your sickness. You may be terminally ill yet he can heal you. Everyday you may be crying, when will I be healed Lord, all the doctors have forsaken me no one is able to help me, what shall I do? The Lord says, I am the Lord who heals you. I shall remove the sickness from you and from your house if only you would listen to me. Do you want become a healthy person? Listen to His words and do according to them.

Jehoavah Ra’ah – the Lord is my shepherd (Psalms 23:1). A shepherd cares of his sheep. He leads the sheep to quiet pastures and still waters. He guides each sheep to eat the grass and protects it from wild animals and thieves. Accept the Lord as your shepherd. He shall take care of you, guide you in the right path and protect you from all your enemies.

Jehovah Shalom – the Lord is peace (Judges 6:24). For those of you, who has no peace in the heart, the Lord proclaims that He is the peace for you. You may be in a difficult situation where there is no peace in the family or in the job, yet the Lord shall change the complexity of your situation and give peace to you. Will you allow him to work for you?

Jehovah Shammah – The Lord is there (Ezekiel 48:35). In certain circumstances, you may start questioning the very presence of the Lord. Where is God? The foundation of your faith may become shaky and wonder if there is a God why is all this happening to me? Think retrospectively. Where you faithful to God always? Was your ways pleasing to God? If not, it is still not too late, repent and come back to Jesus then you shall feel the presence of God which will see you through the tricky situation.

Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord our righteousness (Jeremiah 23:5,6). Are you a person who has seen injustice? Did you not get the share of your inheritance? Have your brothers or sisters or partners in business cheated you? Do not worry. The Lord is a righteous God. If you trust in him and do what he says you shall get back every pint of your share.

Several attributes of the Lord are discussed above. You may be in need of some or all of them. While praying, claim the names of the Lord to help you out in your situation.

May the Lord bless you.

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