Know Who I Am: The Many Names of GOD

Upon our acceptance of Jesus Christ in our lives and as we grow as Christians, we become aware of the many names of God. Today, we will focus on the name: “Jehovah Rophe”

Knowing Jehovah Rophe (Rapha, Rophi): The Lord Our Healer

The Lord our God gives us many benefits. One of those is His healing power. God does not only have the power to heal us from physical infirmities, but also spiritual infirmities.

Psalm 103:1-3 (CSB)

1Of David. My soul, bless the LORD, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2My soul, bless the LORD, and do not forget all his benefits.

3He forgives all your iniquity; he heals all your diseases

Looking at and understanding the Lord’s will to heal and desire to make us all whole, is captured throughout several stories in the bible. We see God revealing Himself to the Israelites as JEHOVAH ROPHE in Exodus 15:26. We also see His condition in which healing would be sustained.

In John 9:1-3 (CSB), we see that God will also allow affliction, as it was with the man who was born blind in this story, so that His glory may be revealed. In verse 3, Jesus stated, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus answered. “This came about so that God’s works might be displayed in him.” Don’t be discouraged if you are faced with affliction, as God still has a plan for your life through this, to ultimately reveal His glory through your affliction. Though affliction may weigh heavy on the heart, we must know that God’s plan is perfect, and you as a vessel are being used that His glory may be revealed to you and through you for others.

In Luke 13:10-16 (CSB), Jesus was teaching in the Synagogue on the Sabbath day, and a woman was present who was disabled due to a spirit of infirmity and bound by satan for 18 years. She was unable to stand up straight and was hunched over. Jesus saw the woman and called out to her stating, “Woman, you are free of your disability.” He then laid hands on her and instantly, she was restored and glorified God. This story shows us that illness and disability is not only physical but can be a result of spiritual bondage, manifested physically. Either way, the truth is, God is able to heal us!

There is no doubt that everyone will face or know someone who stands in the need of healing. We must know the source of which our healing comes. There is only one name, one that is powerful enough to bring restoration, to the spirit and body. His name is JEHOVAH ROPHE. We encourage you to seek the Lord for whatever you may need and allow Him to heal you in every way.

Whether physical pains, heavy hearts, or sickness due to self-affliction through disobedience to God, He is able to heal you! Will you let Him in and walk in freedom today?

Know Who I Am: The Many Names of GOD

Exodus 6:3

3And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

KJV

Upon our acceptance of Jesus Christ in our lives and as we grow as Christians, we become aware of the many names of God. Today, we will focus on the name: “Jehovah”

In Exodus 6:3, God spoke to Moses about the promises of freedom that was in store for the Israelites from under control of the Egyptians. God explained that when he appeared unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, that they did not know Him as Jehovah or The Lord. He proceeded to tell Moses of the things he would do for the Israelites as “The Lord” in Exodus 6:6-8.

6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.

Exodus 6:6-8 (KJV)

As we can see from these scriptures, God desired the Israelites to know Him more that just being God, but to identify Him as “Jehovah”, recognizing Him as Lord. The scope of God’s relationship with the Israelites was changing, with Him reclaiming Lordship to rule and reign over them, disarming the hold of Pharaoh’s authority and rule. As a benefit of them accepting God’s Lordship and believing in Him, they would inherit the promises that God gave to their forefathers. (Exodus 6:8)

In Hebrew, Lord stands for the personal name of God, also known as Yahweh. In order to know God and who He is intimately, we must first accept Him and His ways in our hearts; acknowledging Him as Jehovah, our Lord.

We all have the opportunity to inherit God’s promises for our lives, but it requires our belief in Him, becoming His children and accepting His Lordship to rule and reign over every part of us. We must allow God to have control in what we do, where we go, and how we are to live for Him.

Walking Freely

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Psalm 119: 44-45 (CSB)

44 I will always obey your instruction, forever and ever.

45 I will walk freely in an open place because I study your precepts.

Our ability to walk freely in an open place, as stated in Psalm 119:45, is solely dependent upon our obedience to God. Our faith in God’s word impacts how we choose to live. The only way that your faith in God grows is through hearing, reading and understanding His word. Therefore, we must be intentional in seeking God for His wisdom, knowledge and understanding. When we remain in pursuit of God’s word, we are able to protect it and hide it in our hearts that we may continuously follow His precepts.

The more that we understand who God is and His desires for our lives, the easier it becomes to submit ourselves to His will and divine direction. We will begin to meditate on His desires and implement His plan in our daily lives, empowering us with the ability to walk freely; honoring God every step of the way.  

Walking Freely

God is Speaking, can You Hear Him?

Postured to hear

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Genesis 17:1-3

1 When Abram was 99 years of age the Lord appeared to him saying, “I am God Almighty. Live in my presence and be blameless.

2 I will set up my covenant between me and you, and I will multiply you greatly.”

3 Then Abram fell facedown and God spoke with him:

He Will Leave the “99”

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Often, we deem ourselves as ‘very’ special at least once per year on our birthdays and maybe even during other important and significant days; such as our anniversaries, promotions or recognition ceremonies. On all the other days, we may have the mindset of “It’s just another day.”

Luke 15:4 (KJV) What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep clearly displays how ‘very’ special he believes we are in his eyes. Whether the sinner who has not accepted Him into their lives, or the believer that has regressed in their walk with Him; no matter our status, we all represent the ‘one’ in which He has provided the opportunity of Salvation and Restoration.

So, know that you are ‘very’ special everyday, every second and every moment of your life. Heaven has either rejoiced over your Salvation or is waiting to rejoice upon your repentance and acceptance of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Romans 10:9-10

9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

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The Trap of the Enemy will not Prevail

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Often times, when we lack knowledge of something, we don’t know what to expect. However, when we are enlightened to how something or someone functions, we have a vantage point to be privy to what we did not know before. Knowledge is a powerful thing when recognized and utilized by the right individual. It can bring about good or bring about bad; it all depends on the individual and their perspective of the value of what they have obtained.

So, the question is: What will you do with what you know?

God has provided us with the greatest gift of all, Christ Jesus and His Holy Bible, both being the believers’ vantage point. As a fellow believer, I understand the value of the knowledge in which I have obtained through my belief and time spent with God. I have come to the knowledge of Christ Jesus and the victory He has obtained on my behalf, being a Child of God.

1 Corinthians 15:57 (KJV)

57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

I now know the schemes of the enemy and the traps in which he desires to catch me in. I now know that with this knowledge and understanding, I can approach people and situations differently. My outlook is not one of defeat, but one of victory. I can encourage myself as I endure and face trials of various kinds. I can reassure myself through God’s word of His faithfulness and goodness toward His people. My hope is not based on the facts that I see and hear, but in the truth that God has declared over my life.

I am a Child of God, I am wanted and loved, I am an overcomer of all things, I am forgiven, I am redeemed, I am wonderfully and beautifully made by my amazing God. Everything attached to me must live and thrive. Everything that I apply my hands to will prosper and succeed as I carry out the work of the Lord for my life.

Psalm 139:14 (KJV)

14I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Ephesians 1:3-8

Therefore, the enemy has no reign in my life; no input on how I will function or what I will believe. The trap created will not consume me, but will be shut down by the authoritative word of the Lord that I have and will continue to declare over my family and myself.

So, what will you do with the knowledge that you obtain? Will you choose to live in victory or defeat?


Remember the Truth of God so You can Walk in Boldness
  • Psalm 34: 19-22
  • Psalm 31: 1-5

How Do We Experience Prosperity and Success?

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(Reference scriptures: Joshua 1:1-8)

In the book of Joshua Chapter 1, we discover that Moses, who was in charge of leading the Israelites to the promised land, had died. The Lord spoke to Joshua, which at the time was Moses’ assistant, instructing him to move into leadership and prepare the people to cross over the Jordan and pursue the promised land.

The Lord encouraged Joshua to be bold and courageous; He told him that everywhere he would place his feet was already given to him. The Lord reassured Joshua that no one would be able to stand against him as long as he lived.

Our ability to prosper and be successful simply comes through our: Obedience, Faith and ability to maintain Sobriety and Vigilance on the Lord’s promises for our life. We see that the Lord had a purposed plan for Joshua to lead the Israelites. He gave him the vision and made it plain, that he may be able to see and understand what he was in pursuit of and why.

The Lord had already taken care of everything for Joshua, but it would require Joshua’s active participation of Faith to experience the Lord’s prosperity and success for his life and the Israelites. The Lord desires to have our active participation as well. He has a wonderful plan and purpose for our lives, but in order for us to obtain it we must be willing to sacrifice our personal motives and feelings. There will always be other options other plans that can form, but we must choose those of the Lord.  So let us all be encouraged to live in Boldness, Courage, Obedience, Faith, Sobriety and Vigilance, that we too may experience the promises of the Lord, living in prosperity and success in all that we do!

~Maintain Your Focus at All Cost~

Darkness Blinds Your Eyes but Light Allows You to See

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Prayer:

Sanctify me oh Lord and teach me your ways. Open my eyes to your truth and let all deceit fade away. Let your spirit consume my heart that I will forever walk according to your way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 25:8 (CSB) 8Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

1 John 2:3 (CSB) 3This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commands.

1 John 2:6 (CSB) 6The one who says he remains in him should walk just as he walked.

God desires our obedience and commitment of Faith and devotion to Him. God’s plan for us is perfect, but our fleshly desires leading to the delights of sin, come to deter us from God’s safety and plan. We as people are unable without the help of Christ Jesus, to sustain from entertaining sinful acts and ways. This is why it is vital to understand who Christ Jesus is; He is our Savior, our Advocate, the Holy and Righteous one. He alone is the truth, the way and life in which we are to follow as children of God. We must understand that Jesus has dealt with all sin and temptation, therefore He is the on in which we must put our trust and Faith in to keep us from falling to it. This requires something from us and it is called active participation. We must acknowledge the Lord’s truth by Faith.

Galatians 1:3-4 (CSB) 3Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.

God’s desire is for us to live according to His will and ways and He was so gracious to send Jesus, His son, to deliver us from the grip of sin on our lives. This is why the truth of Galatians 5:1 (CSB) is true, “For freedom, Christ set us free. Stand firm, then, and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.”

When we engage God’s truth for our life, to live free from sin and not to return to it, then we can experience the fullness of God’s goodness and blessings for us.

Sin can only have a grip on you if you allow it to…don’t forget God’s truth!

Seeking Wisdom

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Proverbs 2:2-5

2So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; 3Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

In this scripture, Solomon discussed seeking understanding and wisdom. If we cry for understanding and seek it as silver, then we will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

This means that we need to seek the wisdom of God. Also, we must stay focused because people might tell us other things that are not of God or His wisdom. We must also stay in our bible to get God’s wisdom.

In addition, we must use this wisdom that God gives us and put it into action. In conclusion, I hope you receive this word and remember to seek wisdom from the Lord.