So , why in the midst of what is going on in this world, am I bringing up Jehovah Rapha? Because He is our Healer. The Great Mender. The One who makes us whole. The One who makes all things new. He takes the old and turns it around. He loves us where we are, but loves us too much to leave us the way we are. He has plans for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us a hope and future.
Lord of Hosts. Jehovah Sabaoth or Tsebao'th, or Yahweh Sabaoth . Mighty warrior. God of angel armies. God Almighty or Lord Almighty. Elohim .
The King is coming again. His Banner over us is of love and for protection and for identity. He is holy, and deserves our reverence. He can be trusted. He will not abandon us.
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I hope you can share your mountain-top experience with me. What God showed you, when He came through for you, how it changed you and who you are now because of those experiences. That way we can join together as the body of Christ and give Him the glory He deserves.
So what I want to ask you is, what or who is your Isaac? Is it your spouse? Your child/ren? Your job? Your reputation? Your home maybe? Your ministry in the church? What was it that you fought hard for? that you worked hard for? that you prayed fervently for? If you did and received it from the Lord, and you rejoiced and laughed and were filled with joy, then God tested you. He asked you to sacrifice it, to give it away, to walk from it. Would you be able to do it? Give your life for Him. Be parted from your children in order to take His word to others. Not marry because your spouse is not part of His will. Be slandered because you did what He told you to, but the world didn't like it. Walk away from a legacy that you built, because He wanted you to.
Jehovah is actually YHWH and means Lord and Master. It is the promised and proper name of God. Shalom means peace, absence of strife, complete, or sound. Used together Jehovah Shalom means The Lord Is Peace. When it seems like the whole world is against you or that you you are completely unable to deal with whatever problem is in front of you, turn to the God of peace to find comfort and strength.
Finally, the shepherd cares for the sheep because he loves them and wants to maintain his own good reputation as a faithful shepherd. As we’ve seen in Psalm 23, the analogy of the Lord as the Good Shepherd was also applied by Jesus in John chapter 10. In declaring that He is the shepherd of the sheep, Jesus is confirming that He is God. The Eternal God is our Shepherd. And we would not want it any other way.