The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe (Proverbs 18:10).
There is a need for every believer to have a deep personal relationship with the Lord. This will enable you to understand the power of His name and be able to exercise your authority in Christ, over all creation. In the Old Testament, the Lord Jesus revealed Himself in the following ways:
Jehovah Rapha: The Lord our Healer. Having fallen into sin, we were at the mercy of the devil. We became his prisoners and he bruised us with all manners of sickness and diseases. But then, Jesus our Jehovah Rapha came and took our sickness and disease on his own body thereby making complete healing and deliverance available for all who trust in Him. He paid full price for your healing and now you can enjoy this blessing as a present possession. But He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised of our iniquities: the chastisement for our peace was upon him; and by his stripes, we are healed (Isaiah 53:5, NKJV).
Jehovah Raah: The Lord our shepherd. This world is a wilderness, and the things of this world never truly satisfy. The world is full of darkness and evil but Jesus our good shepherd makes us lie down in green pastures to be fed. He leads us in the paths of righteousness and peradventure the enemy tries to strike, our Shepherd comes in fury to deal with the foe and gives us divine coverage. If you know God as your Good Shepherd, you will never be in want.
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine (John 10:14). The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want (Psalm 23:1).
Jehovah Shammah: The Lord is our ever present help, friend and guide. He is always there. When the going is smooth and wonderful, when the going is terrible and rough, He is there. He promised never to leave us alone. He never sleeps or slumbers. Even to your old age, He has promised to carry you.
Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, And I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you (Isaiah 46:4, NKJV).
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you”. So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Hebrew 13:5-6, NKJV).
Therefore beloved, knowing His name is more than head-knowledge or lip-service; it’s more than religion or an empty ceremony. It is to enter into a deep, personal and intimate relationship with Him. It is for you to know Him as your Saviour and Lord, your Healer and Deliverer, your Shepherd and Guide, your Righteousness and Peace, your Captain and your Master, your Friend in times of need; your all in all.
Do you really know His name? You can connect with Him today. He is right there beside you.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
FOR FURTHER STUDIES
- Give thanks to God for who He is to you.
- Pray for the grace to know Him deeper so that He can reveal more of Himself to you.
- Pray that all leaders throughout the world would fear His name.
- Give thanks to God for answering your prayers.
Confession for Today:
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
Pray for Niger Republic