Jehovah Jireh Chapter 5 Part Two

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Jehovah Jireh je-ho’-va-ji’-re (yahweh yir’-eh,

The Lord Will Provide

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Psalm 84:11.

We often think of our physical needs, in fact we sometimes obsess over them.  Sometimes the things we catalog as “needs” are really “wants.” God does indeed give us all we need to maintain a right relationship with Him.  He provides the means for our physical needs to be met also. 

  1.  Where is God in our time of trouble, in our time of joy, in our time of routine life?

Read Jeremiah 23:23-24

2.  To whom is the Lord near?

Read Psalm 145:18

3.   What does God provide in our time of trouble?

Read Psalm 46:1, Nahum 1:7

He is near to us, accessible, ready to commune with us before we even see our need. He provides refuge, strength, help, and a stronghold.

The Scriptures clearly tell us that God is near and that He wants to commune with us. He sees our human need and because He is El Shaddai, He is sufficient to meet that need in a bountiful and abundant way.  He can meet the need in a supernatural way as He did with Abraham and Sarai and the birth of Isaac. It can be in a seemingly natural way that could be explained away, as He did when He provided a ram caught in the thorns for Abraham to use as a sacrifice.  He did not send it in the arms of an angel; it was caught on the thorns so Abraham could easily get to it.  Abraham did not need a flock of sheep, so God sent just one pure unblemished sacrifice.  How often do we miss the provision of the Lord and dismiss it as a stroke of luck, chance, or being in the right place at the right time.

4.  What is our greatest need?

Romans 5:10-11; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21

5.  Why does man need reconciliation?

 Romans 5:12-19    

6.  When does sin become apparent in a person’s life?

Psalm 51:5; 58:3

We are conceived in sin and are sinners from the beginning.  We are born carnal.  Our spiritual life is not apparent without God’s love to awaken it.  man became an object of abhorrence to God when he fell in Adam.

7.  How does man appear without Christ’s robe of righteousness?

 Isaiah. 1:6

8.   Can the carnal man understand the things of the spirit?

1Corinthians 2:14; Romans 8:7

 9.   What happens to the natural man without God?

2 Timothy 2:24-26, Luke 1:78-79, Hebrews 2: 14-15

10.  What is the result of continuing to live in our fallen natural state?

Ephesians 2:3  

11.  Will we try to find God in our natural state?

Romans 8:7

12.  What has to happen to bring about reconciliation with God?

Colossians 1:20-22 

Our greatest need is one we are not aware of until we are convicted by The Holy Spirit.  Jeremiah 6:15  “Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct?    No, they have no shame at all;    they do not even know how to blush.” is talking about the enemies of Israel, but aren’t we all like this before we come convicted by the Holy Spirit?  From before creation, God knew of this need.  He knew creation could not provide for this need of propitiation for sin.

  Isaiah 40:16  “Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.”

  The cattle of a thousand hills, which by the way, belong to God, would create an ocean of blood, but it would not be enough.

Heb. 10:4 “It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins”

God knew nature could not provide what we needed nor could we provide it for each other.

 Heb. 10:4 “Men may themselves die, but in death each man who dies only pays his own debt to nature; there is nothing left for another.”

Ps. 49:7  “None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:”

The ransom had to satisfy the need for justice and righteousness in the eyes of Jehovah.  It had to be an infinite sacrifice conceived in love to cover an infinite number of sins.  It had to be pure and unblemished by sin.

Redemption is God’s business.  Where else can we find redemption for the multitudes that would be effective in ransoming us from death and hell?  Only Jehovah Jireh could provide.  Only He could say, “Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom” (Job 33:24).

Jehovah, Almighty God is a righteous God who loves justice.  He is Holy and not only demands holiness from His own, but cannot receive that which is unholy into His presence.

Because Jehovah is Elohim, the Creator who loves His creation, He made a promise to Himself to clothe His creation in righteousness that He might be reconciled and brought into eternal fellowship.  The attribute of fullness, bounty, all sufficiency belong to Jehovah as El Shaddai.  He is fully able to purge us, chastise us, and save us to the uttermost.  And He is willing, even eager to do so because He is Jehovah Jireh.  Before time began, He determined that He would take care of it.

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Jehovah Chapter Two Part Two Answers

1.  God said, “I AM WHO I AM.  Jesus says, I AM WHO I AM.  John says Jesus is, was, and is to come.

2.  Is, were, have been

3.  All things were created by Him, through Him, and for Him.  He was present at creation.

4.  He is creator and sustainer of the Universe.

5.  He is head of the church.  The first born of the dead.  the first to be resurrected.

6.The power of Elohim, the power of Jehovah, the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control.

7.  Jesus plainly states “I AM”  In other words, Jesus says he is Jehovah.

8.  Jehovah

9.  The glory He had with God the Father before the world began.

10.  He is one with the Father

11.  Jehovah, 

12.  I AM WHO I AM, Jehovah

13.   The people in the room knew the meaning of God’s name given to Moses at the burning bush.  They understood that he claimed to be God and they rent their clothes in anguish (which in itself was a sin, because the clothes of the High Priest were never to be torn)

14.  That he and the Father are one and the same.

Jehovah Chapter Two Part Two Worksheet Answers

1.  His breath

2.He breathes on them.

3.  Because the LORD is righteous and loves justice

4.  Jehovah is holy.

5.  The names of the LORD

6.  The Day of the LORD

7.  The LORD

8.  Jesus

9.  Anyone who uses god’s name to do good will be blessed.  when we do good in His name we glorify Him.

10.  We do the work as if we were an arm of Christ.  We do for others out of love and obedience to Christ.

11.  Great things are accomplished when we use the power granted to us in Jesus name.

Jehovah Chapter Two Worksheet Part Two

Jehovah Chapter Two Worksheet Part Two

Blasphemy of the name of Jehovah was punishable by death.  Even in our own time, the name of Jehovah is never read in the synagogue nor is it ever said aloud by its people.  They substitute the word Adonai, or use a word that means “the name.”

Even when the name was to be written, the scribe who was transcribing would stop, remove their clothes, take a bath, and put on clean clothes.  Before writing they were required to stand and say, “I am now copying the Holy name of God.” A new unused pen and new ink was used to write the name and the pen was promptly broken when the name was written. Talmud 10  Comfort, Philip Wesley (1991). The complete guide to Bible versions . Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. pp. 16-20.

Connolly, W. Kenneth (1996). The indestructible book: the Bible, its translators, and their sacrifices . Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. pp. 17-18.

Because the Hebrews never spoke God’s name, we don’t really know how to say it. Orthodox Jews still believe one way they will know the Messiah will be His ability to pronounce the name of God. Names of god by Nathan Stone page 25

The Jewish tradition maintains that God’s name is spoken as a breath, the first breath of a newborn as it emerges from the womb.  The last breath a person takes before his eyes are glazed over by the final enemy Christ will crush, death.    Jehovah comes from the Hebrew verb “havah” which means to be; to exist; being; to breathe.  (Pat Mercer Hutchens PHD) The breath of life is the pronunciation of God’s name. I think that is so neat… the first breath of a baby, Alpha, the last breath of a dying man, Omega.   When God breathed the first breath of life into us, He breathed His name.  Is the breath of life that we all have part of His breath? I think that was originally true, but man refused that breath and instead elected to breathe the polluted air of sin. 

Genesis tells us that God used His breath(Holy Spirit) to create the heavens and the earth.

Isaiah 42:5This is what God the LORD says—
the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:”

In Genesis 6:3 God was talking about the evil people he was about to destroy before the flood. Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with( My spirit will not remain in)humans forever, for they are mortal(corrupt); their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”

 2001 Translation An American English Bible Based on the Greek Septuagint says it this wayGod says, I won’t allow MY Breath(spirit) to stay with these men through the age, for they are fleshly.”

 God gives breath to mankind, but will not allow His breath to remain in sinful flesh.

Ezekiel 37:1-14

1.  What does Jehovah say He will use to raise the dry bones of Israel?

Read Ezekiel 37:14 14 I will put my Spirit(breath) in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.’”

Ezekiel 37 is the story of the dry bones of apostate Israel being brought to life by the breath of God.  In the same sense, the dry bones of a sinful man are brought to life by his repentance and declaration of belief in Jesus Christ virgin birth as the son of God, His death on the cross for remission of sin, and His resurrection, which He promises to all who believe on Him.

Read John 20:21-23 

2.  What does Jesus do to give the Holy Spirit to the disciples when He appeared to them in the upper room?

Is it possible that Jesus restores the breath of God to us when we are saved by giving us the Holy Spirit?

Through the Holy Spirit we pray, are purified, get understanding of the scriptures, and receive the gifts of the Spirit.  We cannot live the life Christ has ordained for us without the Spirit or breath of God.  The breath of God is totally necessary if we are to pray from the heart.

Ephesians 6:17, 18, ‘Also, accept the helmet of salvation and the sword of [God’s] Breath (God’s word). Pray in every way and always keep begging [God]. Pray at all times in the Breath [of God] and stay awake; don’t give up.’ (2001 Translation, an American English Bible)

Read Psalm 11:7   

3.  Why will the upright see the face of God?

The only way we can see the face of God is to receive Christ and the breath of God, the Holy Spirit, who will clothe us in Christ righteousness, and lead us to live a just and upright life.

Leviticus 19:2

4.  Why are we to be holy?

Paul places focus on Jesus Christ as Lord in 1 Corinthians chapter 1 to point to Him as the same Lord or Yahweh of the Old Testament.

 Read 1 Corinthians 1:2

Read Joel 2:32 

5.   Who are Old and New Testament believers to

call upon?  

Read  Corinthians 1:8

Read Joel 1:15 

6.  How do both the Old and New Testament passages refer to the Day of the LORD?

One of these passages is referring to the day of the LORD before Christ was born yet the New Testament refers to the Day of the LORD with Christ in the role of Jehovah.

Read 1 Corinthians 1:31

Read Jeremiah 9:23-24

7.  Who are Old and New Testament believers to boast in rather than ourselves?

8.  Who is Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians?

Paul is talking about the same LORD Old Testament believers were to boast in.  Both are referring to Jehovah God.  Paul, along with us can boast in Jehovah God, who is also called Jesus Christ.

Read 1 Corinthians 2:16   

Read Isaiah 40:13 

Spirit can be translated as mind, so it really says who can know the mind of the LORD.  Paul is applying this scripture to Christians knowing the “mind of Christ.”  The mind of the LORD and the mind of Christ are the same.

Read Mark 9:36-41

9.  What does Christ say about anyone who uses His name.?

  1. What does it mean to do something in the name of the LORD?

 

Read Luke10:17-20

11.What meaning do you get from these verses?

 

 

The name Jesus gives us will be highly personal.  He will choose it for us, but if you could choose a name which is reflective of your personality or character in Christ, what would it be?

Mine would be Joy, because that is what He has given me.  He gives me the joy of my salvation in times of trouble.  He gives me joy when I persevere in times of stress and problems.  He gives me joy in my rest, my worship, my work, my family, and my friends.

When I was in grade school I had to memorize all the forms of the verb “to be” (am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been, has, have, had, do, does, did, shall, will, would, should, may, might, can, could) These small words are the essence of almighty God.

Jehovah was God, Is God, will always be God.  We are His creation.  He has control of the universe, has always had control and will always be in control.  He should destroy us because of our evil natures, He could do so, He will to those who do not exercise obedience.  But because Jehovah is eternally loving, continuing in His efforts to fulfill His covenants of deliverance and redemption to bring man from utter corruption back into a pure and holy fellowship with himself His plan of redemption and salvation from before the beginning of time will inevitably “BE.”

Jehovah Chapter Two Part Two

Is Jesus Jehovah?

Read Revelations 1:4   

1.What have you learned about the name of Jehovah that applies to what John is saying about Jesus in this Scripture.?

Read Colossians 1:17   

2.What verbs are used in speaking of Christ in these passages?

All the verbs are forms of the verb “to be.”  Paul is saying that Jesus was there when the world was created. 

According to this Scripture, Jesus is before all things. An important concept relates Jesus to both Jehovah as the preexistent one and Elohim as Creator and sustainer of the Universe.

3.How does this scripture relate Jesus to Jehovah? 

4.How does this scripture relate Jesus to Elohim?

Jesus is holding all things together.  As Jehovah, He has the power to do it. As Elohim, He has the love of His Creation at heart and devotes Himself to keeping it running as it should.  Have you ever thought about what would happen if He did not.  Think of the lowly atom.  Jehovah derived the whole plan and Elohim put those little atoms in order.  Ernest Walton and John Cockroft (1932) were the first to split the nucleus in a completely controlled manner. What happens when this tiny atom is split has enabled mankind to build a weapon that has the potential of destroying all life on earth.  If Jesus decided to stop holding the uncountable jillions of atoms of the Universe together the whole thing would disappear in the greatest fireworks show of eternity. Christ holds all things together, from the stars in the great Universe to me and my runty little black dog. 

Paul wrote in present tense when speaking of Christ existence which establishes the timeless fact of His Diety.  He created the Universe.  He is the sustainer of His creation.  (in Him all things hold together.)  The sun, moon, and stars maintain their orbits by Him. Gravity holds us to the earth.  Photosynthesis produces the necessary gases for life to thrive on the planet.  The Universe is maintained by Him, and was maintained by Him even while He was on the earth. (McDonald Commentary)

Read Colossians 1:18  Not only is He the beginning of all earthly, temporal creations, but He is the beginning of spiritual life.  He is the first to die a physical death that did not require a second death.  Elijah raised the boy from the dead, but that boy would one day die again.  Christ rose in a glorified body that does not require a second bout with death…

5.What is Christ relationship to the church?

This Scripture says Jesus is the firstborn of the dead.  He is the only one who has died and been raised to new life in a glorified body today.  When Christ comes to take the church, we too will leave our corrupted flesh and receive the glorified body that is like Christ. I John 3:22 “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,[a(or when it is made known)] we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”

Read Philippians 3:20-21 

6.What power will Jesus use to transform our bodies?

He could only use this power if He were Jehovah.  He could only have this power if He were Elohim. He will use this power on resurrection day to free us from the plagues that bedevil our mortal bodies, as he finally and forever reconciles the Universe to Himself and restores its original purpose to glorify Jehovah. All praise and glory to Him who deserves it.

We will be free from sin, morally like Jesus.  We who belong to Him can trust that He will keep His covenant that we shall also rise from the dead with a glorified body like His.

Read John 8:57-59

7.Who did Jesus say he was? 

What name of God is defined by the statement “I AM WHO I AM?”

Jesus made His claim to be eternal Jehovah here.  He called Himself “I AM” totally enraging the religious rulers, who completely understood what He was saying. Yet they were totally unable to understand the divine truth of what He said.  He had been with God the Father throughout eternity.  There was never a time when he had not existed. 

Read John 17:5  

8. What is Jesus asking for?

 Jesus had left the honor and glory He had with the Father when he came to earth and took on weak human flesh.  The world did not know Him. He does not have that glory on earth as a human being.  It sounds like He longs for the happiness, the blessings, the identity He enjoyed with the Father and he asks for it to be restored.  Vernon McGee says “He emptied Himself of the prerogatives of deity; He laid aside his glory.”  He was still 100% Jehovah, 100% Elohim, still holding the Universe together while on earth as 100% man, but letting go of the glory that was His.

Read John 10:30,

9. How does Jesus identify Himself in this verse?

10. What is He claiming to be?

John 13:19-20

11.Who is Jesus claiming to be in this passage?

Jesus is also saying that when His word, His message is received, regardless of who gives the message; His word is true.  Judas went out and preached the word.  Many were saved because of the message he brought.  Many were healed.  It was the word that saved them.  It was the message that healed them.  Not the messenger who would later betray the One who sent him.  Only Jehovah could enable the word to work in this way. We are saved by hearing the words and accepting Christ. Only Jehovah could bless His word in this way.

  

 MARK 14:61-62

12. What was the significance of Jesus reply to the High Priest question?

 John 14:10

 13. What is Jesus asking the disciples to believe?

We can believe that He is Jehovah because all of the prophesies about Him are fulfilled in His person. We can believe that He is equal to the Father in every way.   We can believe because He had the power to speak the words of the Father and do mighty miracles.  We can believe because of it was His claim and he is unable to lie.

God said His name was and is and always will be “I AM WHO I AM”.  Jesus said He is, was, and always will be “I AM WHO I AM.”  John knew Him as no other did.  He was Jesus beloved friend.  He had worked intimately with Jesus.  He ate with Him, walked with Him on the dusty roads of the Holy land, and listened to the teachings of Christ.  He came to know the “man” who called Him into the service of Jehovah was “Jehovah.”  John assures us that we can believe Jesus is, was, and always will be “I AM WHO I AM’.

Jehovah Chapter Two Part One Answers

hapter Two Part One Answers

1.   An angel appeared in a burning bush.

2.  I am the God of your father the God of Abraham, the

God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.”

3.  God Almighty

4.  ____________________________________________________

5. What is your name?

6. When God gave the ten commandments to Moses

7.  compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. does not leave the guilty unpunished;

Introduction

Breathing the Names of God

Introduction

 In Biblical times, children were given names that showed their character.  Their names described them. 

  • Aaron means teacher, lofty, a mountain of strength. 
  • Anna means gracious, one who gives.
  •  Jacob means that supplants, undermines, heel.  It was changed to Israel, one who has prevailed with God. Genesis 32:28

Does anyone know what your name means?  Does your name say anything about who you are?  Does “Who you are” influence the meaning of your name to other people?   

In studying the various names of God, we can learn a great deal about His nature and about our relationship with Him.  We can know the name of the Queen of England or the name of the Rockefeller family and know the vast fortunes that they possess, but what does that mean to us?  However, to know that God has these wonderful Names and to know that through Christ’s death on Calvary, He gives to us the benefits of what those Names mean…That can change our lives. 

His names not only tell us who God is, they also remind us who we are in Him.  Since He is our Shepherd, we are His sheep.  Since He is our wonderful Father, we are His precious sons and daughters.  Since He is our mighty King, we are His protected and privileged subjects.  Since He is the whole vine, we are branches filled with His very life.

By our union with Jesus Christ at the cross, He lives His life in us and shares with us His character as well as His Name.  No matter what happens in the world, our lives are bound to Him in an eternal love relationship.  Knowing His Names will open the door of our hearts to all that He longs to give us in Himself.  Knowing His name will energize us to know Him, love Him, become like Him, discover our own identity in Him, share His vision and purpose, become an expression of His life to others, and enjoy the riches of Kingdom-life with Him.

There are over 800 names of God in the Bible and each one of them is like miniature portraits and promises.  Each reveals a significant attribute of God, a revelation of His character.  They are a sign of the authority and power of God.  To meditate on God’s Names is a source of peace, joy and powerful prayer life.  We need to know Him better.  His Names tell us about who He is.  They show His majesty, His power, His glory, and His infinite love for His people.

Why study the names of God? 

  • Names were important to Jesus.  We can see this in the prayer he prayed for his disciples at the end of his ministry. 

1.John 17:6  Who did Jesus reveal to those who believe?  Who had been given to Jesus? Who did the disciples belong to? (Use the name of God that you think is appropriate here.)

2. Write the scripture putting your name in the appropriate places.  Have you been obedient as a reflection of belonging to Jehovah?

In this passage, the word “name” refers to the attributes or character of God that Jesus taught his disciples.  In other words, he had revealed God’s character, his will, his plan, his mercy and love.

3. John 17:11-12 How can the power of the name of God protect those who belong to Jesus?

 He kept them by his example, purity, instruction, and miracles. The name of God kept them, the name of power, authority, and truth.

4. John 17:26 What happens when we understand the name or attributes of God?

Jesus had taught them about the one true God.  He had taught them his glorious attributes.  It was the power and knowledge of “who” God is that will keep them from evil, keep them from giving in to sin, and keep them true to the gospel given by Christ.

  • God uses his names to reveal himself to his people.

God is our Creator.  He loves us and desires to have a relationship with us.  He wants us to know Him.  We cannot know Him unless he reveals Himself to us.

5. Acts 17:27  Why does God want us to learn about who He is?

God revealed his name to Moses in Exodus 3:14, God says to Moses, “I Am Who I Am.”  He revealed that He is self existent and He Himself perpetuates his life. We find insight into the character of God in the names we find throughout the Bible.

Jesus used this name when asked who He was.  He described himself as the “I Am” who lived before Abraham.  The Scribes and Pharisees tore their clothes and sentenced him to death for blasphemes.  He also called Himself the “Light of the world” in John 8:12, “the Gate to eternal life” in John 10:9, “the Good Shepherd”: in verse 11 and as “the Way and the Truth and the Life” in John 14:6

Each statement reveals the truth, grace, and majesty of Christ.  We cannot know everything about our sovereign God, but through His names we know that he is:

  • self-existing
  • not restricted by time
  • unbounded by place
  • unlimited in power
  • unlimited in knowledge
  • transcendent (having his existence beyond the physical universe)
  • Immanent (involved with the universe).
  • God used names to honor his Son.

6. Philippians 2:8-9 Why did God give Jesus a Name exalted above all others?

Because of the work He has done, He is given honor that no other can receive.  No other deserves the name of Redeemer and Savior.  No other deserved the exalted position on the throne of glory as Christ, the anointed of God.

7.  Describe Jesus according to this verse?  It is conjecture on any ones part, but what do you think the name could represent? Revelations 19:12

  No one but Himself can understand its importance, the degree of its sacredness, the relationship between Him, and the Father.  No one knows the cost of god becoming mn.  No one can fathom the cost to a Holy God assuming the sins of eternity on Himself.

 We are told to seek God, to know Him. 

8. Jesus prayed in John 17:3 According to this passage, what is eternal life?  How can you apply this knowledge in your own life?

Jesus prayed for us to have knowledge of the true God.  It must be important to study His characteristics, His Name, if we are to have true knowledge of Him and thus have eternal life.

Matthew 6:33, Psalm 69:32, Psalm 63:1, Galatians 4:9, Proverbs 8:17, Amos 5:4, John 17:3

  • Our purpose is to glorify God.  How can we glorify Him if we do not know Him?



9. Corinthians 10:31 When are we told to glorify God? 

10.1 Corinthians 6:20 Why are we told to honor God?   How are we to honor God?  List at least three ways we can do this.

  • The Bible tells us that Jesus name is to be respected above all names.  We must know Him and have a relationship with Him in order to have proper respect for Him.

 

11. Philippians 2:9-11 When we totally understand the attributes of Christ, of the Trinity, of God Almighty, What is there left to do? 

We need to truly know God when we name Him in prayer.  We should not be guilty of name dropping.

Acts 19:13-17 tells us the story of the seven sons of Sceva, who was a Jewish chief priest.  These boys saw Paul use the name of Jesus to command evil spirits to leave the demon possessed people.  They decided that this was pretty cool.  It did not look too difficult.  They knew the name that Paul used.  They decided to invoke the name of the LORD Jesus to eject evil spirits.  They set up shop.  One day, they said, “In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 

And to their surprise, the demon answered them.  “Jesus I know, and I know Paul, but who are you?”

Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house, naked, bruised, and bleeding.

These young men knew the name to use. They knew how to pronounce it.  They just did not know who they were calling on.  They did not know Jesus.  And to their misfortune, the demon knew who Jesus was, and recognized that they did not have a relationship with the LORD.

  • God wants to change the bad name we have made for ourselves.  He wants to give us the name Jesus Christ earned for us.

12.  “Revelations 2:17 Who will receive the white stone and hidden manna?

 The new name will be written in our minds. “I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them in their minds.” Hebrews 10:16

  • We are baptized in His name.

13.   Matthew 28:19 We know that being baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit  identifies us as belonging to God.  What significance should the “name” have for us since we recognize that it is also talking about His attributes?

  • God has a good reputation.  We must learn to trust his name. 

 

14.  John 14:13-14  Knowing that God’s character defines who he is.  As covenant maker, He is unable to lie, He is faithful, and He keeps His promises.  Knowing this, what does this scripture mean to you?

God’s names describe him.  They reveal his character and his Godhood. His glorious attributes are manifested in his name.  By learning about those attributes our understanding of God will increase.  Our faith will grow stronger and our ability to praise, honor, glorify him will expand.

 Breathe in the proper name of God, Yah…Praise you for giving me your Name

Breathe out Weh…The Name that saves me

Breathe in Yah…Praise you for giving me your Name

Breathe out Weh…the Name that keeps me from evil

Breathe in Yah…Praise you for giving me your Name

Breathe out Weh…the Name that keeps me with power and authority

Breathe in Yah…Praise you for giving me your Name

Breathe out Weh…the Name that reveals the truth, grace, and majesty of Christ. 

Throughout the day, breathe in God’s name and breathe out praise for mercy, grace, and blessings that are yours through Him.  Use your breath to be totally and continuously in communion with your LORD.

(Answers will be posted the next day.)  Please post suggestions and comments.  I relish your input.