His Peace Outweighs My Anxiety


Read: Judges 6:1-16

Anyone who’s struggled with fear and anxiety understands the difficulty of overcoming these emotions. Gideon was a man who experienced great apprehension because he lived when Israel was being oppressed by the Midianites as a result of their rebellion against God.

Conditions had become so desperate that Gideon was threshing grain in a wine press so the enemy wouldn’t think to steal it. It was at this low point in his life that the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon and told him to deliver Israel from the Midianites. Imagine his stress! He didn’t see himself as a great warrior and felt totally inadequate for the task.

Gideon’s problem was his focus. Despite being reassured that God was with him, Gideon observed the situation through human eyes and concluded that the Lord had abandoned Israel. Then he looked at himself from that same perspective and listed all the reasons why he was not the one to deliver Israel. But the Lord again responded by saying, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian as one man” (Judg. 6:16).

Like Gideon, we too are prone to focus on our own weakness and inability rather than count on what we know to be true about the Lord. We can think of a thousand things to worry about instead of remembering God’s past faithfulness and the certainty of His future promises. 

Persevering through anxiety is easier when we know God intimately, believe His Word, and trust Him explicitly. In the process, we’ll discover that our anxiety is outweighed by His peace.

Prayer: 

Lord I ask you to comfort me and remind me of your peace. I ask of your  forgiveness, for not believing in who you say you are. Encourage me, and remind me each and everyday of your sovereignty and truth. I pray this in Jesus’ Christ name, amen.

Is it Bad to Compare Myself?

Do you sometimes feel like you are less than enough? My dear friend, I hope this resonates with you today. You are God’s creation; He made you exactly how He wanted to. You are not lacking. You were dreamed up and made uniquely with characteristics all your own.

We always hear “comparison is the thief of joy.” But what if our perspective of comparison is skewed? We try so hard not to compare ourselves to others because all we come up with are negative ways in which we are lacking. Stop hating what you are NOT, and start loving what you ARE!

As humans, comparison is a natural thought process. It is how we relate ourselves and things to reality. If done in a healthy way, it is essential to growth and maturity. Telling ourselves to stop thinking will just result in shame and guilt.

Abandoning comparison would be disregarding the desire to be more like God. We are told to renew our minds to be more Christ-like. We can rewire HOW we think!

Guide your thought process. Abandon envy, jealousy, pride, and self-pity. Call out the godliness others have applied in their lives with humility and grace. Build them up! Thank God for how He made your brother or sister in Christ.  Then pray and apply God’s characteristics in your own life.

Ask Him to shepherd you in those areas in need of maturing and ask for peace in the season of life you are in, with the knowledge that it may differ from someone else. Relate everything not to a person and their differences from you but to God’s character, the truth of His Word and the foundation of what it says about your identity.

We are all different. However, sometimes this knowledge drains us of joy and replaces it with insecurity. Instead, let us allow it to fuel our growth!  We are beautifully and wonderfully made.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 

Pray this prayer with me today: “Dear ABBA Father, thank You for how you lovingly and intricately pieced me together.  When I am feeling worthless and unloved, help me to stand on Your promise that I am beautifully and wonderfully made.  I destroy all lies from the enemy that make me compare and envy others.  I pray that I would be an encouragement and bolster to others that calls out the godliness and identity in them.  Help me to renew my mind constantly and be more like You every day.  Please be my Shepherd, Lord, and help me to grow and mature.  Help me to love You, love others, and love myself as Your creation. Amen. 

Why the Enemy Will Lose with God on Your Side

Why the Enemy Will Lose with God on Your Side

 
 
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Through Him we are made CHAMPIONS! Jesus is a champion, a conqueror. He has victory over sin, He conquered death, hell and the grave. He is a champion for our salvation.

The enemy targets you in the areas you have the most calling! As a champion through Christ you can prevail in these areas and start walking in your destiny. God empowers us everyday to even greater victories because He gave us the heart of a champion. “For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

With the heart of a champion we are called to rise above. Our confidence is born in faith; there is no longer room for fear. We have to confront our fears and seek freedom. By renewing your mind, you are given insight into right and wrong, given a deeper meaning of God’s character and how He operates, and given strength to become more like Him even when faced with great adversity.

It takes great humility to be a champion! You have to die to self daily. We have to take up our cross, deny our former ways, and walk in newness of life through Christ who lives in us. Surrendered to Him with His Champion Heart, we are infused with the strength, discipline, resilience, determination and commitment needed to have victory over the enemy!

“But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.” Romans 6:17-18

“When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:20-23 

Pray this prayer today: Dear Father, I thank You for the sacrifice you made for me and for conquering death, hell, and the grave.  Thank you for empowering me by placing Your champion heart and spirit within me.  Help me to walk in my full potential in You to have victory over the enemy that wants to steal my destiny.  Help me to rise above in confidence born in faith and grant me humility to take up my cross and walk in newness of life surrendered completely to You.  Amen.

How to Live Without the Fear of Rejection

Rejection is a spirit or feeling that almost everyone has been affected by in their lives. It is a predictable and common tactic of the devil to use this spirit to undermine and assault people to cause them to limp through life with a skewed perspective, believing that they don’t belong. Rejection causes us to have low self-esteem and self-worth.

Even King David, one of the Bible’s greatest men struggled with rejection. There were many opportunities in his youth that gave the enemy entrance into his thoughts. David’ older brothers mocked him and seemed to view him as insignificant. His father Jesse also seemed to reflect this belief about David. He didn’t even call David when Samuel asked to see all of his sons (1 Samuel 16:1-13). The Psalms are filled with David’s struggles and his desire to connect with God.

Because we live in a fallen world with imperfect people, we will all have opportunities to believe lies. Perfectionistic, demanding parents may unknowingly communicate a wrong message. Trauma from sexual abuse or attacks will cause us to believe lies.

Like David, we can be free of rejection and insecurities. God’s plan for us is always redemptive, knowing that our adversary is always on the prowl. God desires that we walk in the fullness of sonship, believing that we belong to the family of God, and that He is a very present Father. When we have revelation of sonship instead of an orphan spirit, we will begin to not only survive, but thrive.

How do we go from rejected to belonging?

First, we must recognize that because the enemy comes many times when we are children, we grow up with wrong thoughts that become a mental stronghold. Thoughts are processed through this stronghold give even more credence to our wrong belief.  We need to seek revelation by the power of Holy Spirit to identify these strongholds. Once we realize how a belief system has been operating, we need to seek God and His word to dismantle it. Holy Spirit can reveal truth in the darkness and bring freedom. Believing and applying God’s work can help us rebuild our thoughts into healthy mindsets.  Proverbs 23:7 says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” As we think and meditate on God’s truth, we will begin to walk in freedom.

 

Is it possible to heal from childhood sexual abuse?

Today, people everywhere are struggling through life with damaged emotions and broken hearts. They’ve endured a lot of negative things, causing untold damage that needs to be dealt with. But too often, these hurts are simply swept under the rug in an attempt to make them go away.

Through my own life experiences, and from helping others through this process, I’ve discovered that although God wants to help those who really want emotional healing, there are some very important steps these individuals must take for themselves. If you want to receive emotional healing, one of the first steps you must take is to face the truth. You can’t be set free while living in denial. You can’t pretend that certain negative things didn’t happen to you.

I’ve come to realize that we’re experts at building walls and stuffing things into dark corners, pretending they never happened.

I was four years old when I was sexually abused from a fifteen year old boy. It was a dark memory that I kept suppressed for about twelve years, until I confronted the truth of what happened. For years I made myself believe that it must have been a bad dream or even something I saw on tv by accident as a kid. I finally made the decision to ask my mom about this memory that I couldn’t shake.

Why don’t we want to bring things like that into the open? We’re afraid of what people will think. We’re afraid of being rejected, misunderstood, or unloved by those we care about or that they might have a different opinion of us if they really knew all about us. The feeling of unworthiness and filth is overwhelming. That’s what the devil wants, he wants you to keep quiet. His goal is to make you feel alone and unloved. That is why it is vital for you to speak up and allow light into the darkness.

There’s something about verbalizing it to another person that does wonders for us, but use wisdom. Choose someone you know you can trust. Be sure that by sharing your story with someone else, you don’t simply put your burden on that individual’s shoulders. Also, don’t go trying to dig up old hurts and offenses that have been buried and forgotten.

When I finally worked up the courage to share with someone what had happened early in my life, I actually began shaking and crying in fear. It was an emotional reaction to the things I’d kept buried within me for so long. Now when I talk about my past, it’s as though I’m talking about somebody else’s problems. Because I’ve been healed and restored, my past doesn’t bother me anymore.

Nobody can be set free from a problem until they’re willing to admit they have one.

Do you want to be free of the shame and trauma of your past? Download our prayer guide from Dr. Frank Meadows here!

Even though our problems may have been brought upon us because of something done against our will, we have no excuse for allowing the problem to persist, grow and even take control over our entire life. Our past experiences may have made us the way we are, but we don’t have to stay that way. We can take the initiative by taking positive steps to change things, and most importantly we can ask for God’s help.

I encourage you today to get whatever hurt you have out in the open. Find someone to pray with. Don’t just let them pray, pray yourself for your own healing out loud. Remember the devil wants you to stay quiet. Fight it with God!

Face the truth—it can be the beginning of a happier life!

Shame and Self-Contempt: Embracing God’s View of Me Instead of the Lies

Shame is an insidious liar, hiding in memories and early foundational messages sent to us by our enemy even as children. Shame whispers to us that we are a mistake, without value, marred and damaged property. This message can derail us from reaching our fullest potential and from walking in true freedom.

God’s intent for us is that when we fail or sin, our heart will feel the guilt of unrighteous behavior, causing us to seek cleansing and giving us motivation to make things right. Jesus made a way for us to be cleansed by His blood, to receive His forgiveness, and to be restored into fellowship with Him. 

Shame however, causes us to hide. Shame makes us feel unworthy, without value and beyond the reach of love. But shame is a liar. This message that has been imprinted on our soul can be difficult to discern, but it is one of the biggest lies that the enemy sends us. Shame can come as a result of rejection and abandonment, especially when parents or persons of authority in our lives do not fulfill our greatest needs of nurture and bonding. It can come in upon abuse, neglect, or dysfunction.  When we experience severe trauma, especially at a young age, we may subconsciously come to the conclusion that the fault is ours, due to some flaw in us.

There is a way to be set free from shame. God always has a path to freedom. The way to freedom is to partner with Holy Spirit and the word of God to reveal where the lie became our reality. Holy Spirit can take us to a memory where we received that lie, and we can use the word of God to replace that lie with truth.  As we recall those painful moments, we can ask Him to reveal His truth. We must receive that truth and allow it to replace what the enemy planted in us. It is the truth that we receive and apply that will make us free. God desires that we live in the freedom for which He paid dearly. Cooperate with Holy Spirit and be set free!

 

Additional Resources on this topic:

Jesus, Healer of the Brokenhearted by Frank Meadows

Salvation: A New Beginning

It’s Time for Your New Beginning!

Salvation is a fresh start to anyone who will receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Jesus came down from Heaven, in the form of Man, taught us the ways of Heaven, died on a Cross for our sins, and then rose again on the 3rd day.

It’s amazing, the love that the Father has for each one of us. You are fearfully and wonderfully made by God’s hands. You have been chosen and predestined since before the beginning of time. It doesn’t matter what kind of life you lived as long as you’re willing to come wholeheartedly to God, repent of your past mistakes and take on a new life in Christ.

It is the blood of Jesus that washes us clean of sin. His sacrifice tore the veil that stood between Father God and us — His Creation. We were meant to live in personal relationship with God the Father, to be able to approach Him in full confidence as sons and daughters of God. If you need that relationship, come before God today.

Who Can Be Saved? The Bible says that “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)

Are you ready to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior today?

Salvation Prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with your precious blood. I invite you into my heart and life. From this day forward, I make you the High Priest of my life and my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Signs of Toxic People

There are people who we know who might be labeled toxic. How do you know if someone is toxic? How can you identify toxic behavior?

Toxic people have many traits in common. Most toxic behavior is designed to fill an emotional need. Toxic people have usually been through some type of trauma or neglect, and spend their energy trying to fill this seemingly insatiable need. Toxic people will manipulate people and situations to make themselves the focus of attention. If they do not receive the attention they so desperately need, the may become angry, sullen, or passive-aggressive.

Toxic people struggle to let others receive attention or accolades. This may be subtle or overt. They may take credit for a job well done or they may always have to have the last word or story.

Toxic people are usually controlling. They try to control every situation in order to steer the outcome in their favor, or make themselves look good. They fear giving control to another, knowing that their deep-rooted needs will not get met. They will use many different behaviors to control and manipulate a situation, even to the detriment of those that should come first, like their children, for instance. Toxic parents may manipulate their children so that they appear to be better parents than they really may be. Romans 16:17-18 says, “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naïve.”

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It is important to realize that toxic people do not want to resolve an argument. They feed off of drama. They maintain power by keeping you emotionally off balance. If you interact with someone who continually drains you without resolution, it may be that you are dealing with a toxic person. Proverbs 22:24-25 says, “Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.”

What is the best way to handle toxic people? Establishing healthy boundaries with toxic people is crucial. Boundaries let others know what is expected and what behaviors will not be tolerated. Toxic people will have difficulty with boundaries, and most likely they will not respect them at first.  If a toxic person will not respect your boundaries, it may be that you need to cut all ties with them. Once they respect your boundaries, they can be allowed to interact with you again.

 

 

The Names of God

Elohim-GOD: The strong creator:  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

Jehovah-LORD: The self-existing One: This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. Genesis 2:4

Adonai-LORD/Master: The Headship Name:  But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” Genesis 15:2

The LORD GOD of GODS: The Mighty One, God, the Lord! The Mighty One, God, the Lord! He knows! And let Israel know! If this has been in rebellion or disobedience to the Lord, do not spare us this day. Joshua 22:22

Jehovah Elohim: The LORD GOD: But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:9 & 2:4-21

Jehovah Elohe Abothekem: The LORD GOD of Your Fathers: So Joshua said to the Israelites: “How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you?” Joshua 18:3

Jehovah El Elyon: The LORD, the Most High GOD: But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. Genesis 14:22

Jehovah El Emeth: LORD GOD of Truth: Into your hands I commit my spirit;    deliver me, Lord, my faithful God. Psalms 31:5

Jehovah El Gemuwal: The LORD GOD of Recompenses: A destroyer will come against Babylon; her warriors will be captured, and their bows will be broken. For the Lord is a God of retribution; he will repay in full. Jeremiah 51:56

Jehovah Elohim Tsebaoth: LORD GOD of hosts: You, Lord God Almighty, you who are the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish all the nations; show no mercy to wicked traitors. Isaiah 28:22, Psalms 59:5

Jehovah Elohe Yeshuathi:  LORD GOD of My Salvation: Lord, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you. Psalms 88:1

Jehovah Elohe Yisrael: The LORD GOD of Israel: Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen. Psalms 41:13

Elohim: GOD: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

Elohim Bashamayim: GOD in Heaven: When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. Joshua 2:11

El Bethel: GOD of the House of GOD: There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel, because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother. Genesis 35:7

Elohe Chaseddi: The GOD of My Mercy: my God on whom I can rely. God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me. Psalms 59:10

Elohe Yisrael: GOD, the GOD of Israel: There he set up an altar and called it El Elohe Israel. Genesis 33:20

El Elyon: The Most High GOD: But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes. Psalms 78:56, Genesis 14:18, Daniel 3:26

El Emunah:  The Faithful GOD: Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9

El Gibbor: Mighty GOD: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

El Hakabodh: The GOD of Glory: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. Psalms 29:3

El Hay: The Living GOD: But you must not mention ‘a message from the Lord’ again, because each one’s word becomes their own message. So you distort the words of the living God, the Lord Almighty, our God. Jeremiah 23:36, Joshua 3:10, Daniel 3:26

El Hayyay: GOD of My Life: By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. Psalms 42:8

Elohim Kedoshim: Holy GOD: Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve the Lord. He is a holy God; he is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins. Joshua 24:19

El Kanna: Jealous GOD: You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me Exodus 20:5

El Kanno: Jealous GOD: Holy GOD: Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve the Lord. He is a holy God; he is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins. Joshua 24:19

Elohe Mauzi: GOD of My Strength: You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy? Psalms 43:2

Elohim Machase Lanu: GOD Our Refuge: Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalms 62:8

Eli Maelekhi: GOD My King: Your procession, God, has come into view, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary. Psalms 68:24

El Marom: GOD Most High: With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Micah 6:6

El Nekamoth: GOD that Avengeth: He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me. Psalms 18:47

El Nose: GOD that Forgave: Lord our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds. Psalms 99:8

Elohenu Olam: Our Everlasting GOD: For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. Psalms 48:14

Elohim Ozer Li: GOD My Helper: Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me. Psalms 54:4

El Rai: GOD Seest Me: She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” Genesis 16:13

Elsali: GOD, My Rock: I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?” Psalms 42:9

El Shaddai: Almighty GOD: The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far away as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks. Ezekiel 10:5, Genesis 17:1-2

Elohim Shophtim Ba-arets: GOD that Judgeth in the Earth: Then people will say, “Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.” Psalms 58:11

El Simchath Gili:  GOD My Exceeding Joy: Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. Psalms 43:4

Elohim Tsebaoth: GOD of Hosts: Restore us, God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved. Psalms 80:7, Jeremiah 35:17 & 38:17

Elohe Tishuathi: GOD of My Salvation: The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior! Psalms 18:46 & 51:14

Elohe Tsadeki: GOD of My Righteousness: Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. Psalms 4:1

Elohe Yakob: GOD of Israel: May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. Psalms 20:1

Elohe Yisrael: GOD of Isreal: You, Lord God Almighty, you who are the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish all the nations; show no mercy to wicked traitors. Psalms 59:5

Jehovah: The LORD: God also said to Moses, “I am the Lord. 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the Lord I did not make myself fully known to them. Exodus 6:2,3

Adonai Jehovah: Lord GOD: But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit, my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” Genesis 15:2

Jehovah Adon Kol Ha-arets: The LORD, the Lord of All the Earth: See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go into the Jordan ahead of you. Joshua 3:11

Jehovah Bore: The LORD Creator: Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. Isaiah 40:28

Jehovah Chereb: The LORD the Sword: Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights. Deuteronomy 33:29

Jehovah Eli: The LORD My GOD: The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalms 18:2

Jehovah Elyon: The LORD Most High: Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. 20 And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything. Genesis 14:18-20

Jehovah Gibbor Milchamah: The LORD Mighty In Battle: Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Psalms 24:8

Jehovah Maginnenu: The LORD Our Defense: Indeed, our shield belongs to the Lord, our king to the Holy One of Israel. Psalms 89:18

Jehovah Goelekh: The LORD Thy Redeemer: I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine. Then all mankind will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. Isaiah 49:26 & 60:16

Jehovah Hashopet: The LORD the Judge: I have not wronged you, but you are doing me wrong by waging war against me. Let the Lord, the Judge, decide the dispute this day between the Israelites and the Ammonites. Judges 11:27

Jehovah Hoshiah: O LORD Save: Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call! Psalms 20:9

Jehovah Immeka: The LORD Is with You: When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” Judges 6:12

Jehovah Izuz Wegibbor: The LORD Strong and Mighty: Who is this King of glory The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Psalms 24:8

Jehovah-jireth: The LORD Shall Provide: So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” Genesis 22:14

Jehovah Kabodhi: The LORD My GOD: But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. Psalms 3:3

Jehovah Kanna Shemo: The LORD Whose Name Is Jealous: Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Exodus 34:14

Jehovah Keren-Yishi: The LORD the Horn of My Salvation: The Lord is my rock my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalms 18:2

Jehovah Machsi: The LORD My Refuge: If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling. Psalms 91:9

Jehovah Magen: The LORD the Shield: Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights. Deuteronomy 33:29

Jehovah Makkeh: The LORD that Smiteth: I will not look on you with pity; I will not spare you. I will repay you for your conduct and for the detestable practices among you. “‘Then you will know that it is I the Lord who strikes you. Ezekiel 7:9

Jehovah Mauzzam: The LORD Their Strength: The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. Psalms 37:39

Jehovah Mauzzi: The LORD My Fortress: Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, “Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good. Jeremiah 16:19

Ha-Melech Jehovah: The LORD the King: with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn— shout for joy before the Lord, the King. Psalms 98:6

Jehovah Melech Olam: The LORD King Forever: He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.” He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.” Psalms 10:16

Jehovah Mephalti: The LORD My Deliverer: The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalms 18:2

Jehovah Mekaddishkem: The LORD that Sanctifies You: “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy. Exodus 31:13

Jehovah Metsudhathi: The LORD My High Tower: The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalms 18:2

Jehovah Moshiekh: The LORD Your Savior: I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine. Then all mankind will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” Isaiah 49:26 & 60:16

Jehovah Nissi: The LORD My Banner: Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner. Exodus 17:15

Jehovah Ori: The LORD My Light: The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid. Psalms 27:1

Jehovah Uzzi: The LORD My Strength: The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalms 28:7

Jehovah Rophe: The LORD Our Healer: He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.” Exodus 15:26

Jehovah Roi: The LORD My Shepherd: The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. Psalms 23:1

Jehovah Sabaoth (Tsebaoth): The LORD of Hosts: Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the Lord Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the Lord. I Samuel 1:3

Jehovah Sali: The LORD My Rock: The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalms 18:2

Jehovah Shalom: The LORD Our Peace: So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it The Lord Is Peace. To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites. Judges 6:24

Jehovah Shammah: The LORD Is There: “The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits.“And the name of the city from that time on will be: the Lord is there.” Ezekiel 48:35

Jehovah Tsidkenu: The LORD Our Righteousness: In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior. Jeremiah 23:6

Jehovah Tsuri: O LORD My Strength: May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalms 19:14

The Potter: Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 6:8

Father: “This, then, is how you should pray, “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name..’” Matthew 6:9

Abba: Daddy: The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15

God The Father: To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 2 Timothy 1:2

Father Of Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah: We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you. Colossians 1:3

The Father Of Lights: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

The Father Of Glory: I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may  give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:17

The Father Of Spirits: Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! Hebrews 12:9

Father of Mercies: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3

God: Elohim: Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

Elohay Avotaynu: The God Of Our Fathers: ‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.’ Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look. Acts 7:32

Elohay Avraham, Yitzchak v’Yaakov: The God Of Abraham, Isaac And Jacob: ‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.’ Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look. Acts 7:32

Elohay Kol HaNechamah: God Of All Comfort: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3

Elohay Shalom: God Of Peace: Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep. Hebrews 13:20

Elohay Kavod: The God Of Glory: To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran”. Acts 7:2

Elohay Chaiyim: The Living God: You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. 2 Corinthians 3:3 & 6:16

Elohay Yisrael: The God Of Israel: The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel. Matthew 15:31

YHVH Elohim: Lord God: For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. Acts 3:22

YHVH Elohay Yisrael: Lord God of Israel: Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them. Luke 1:68

YHVH Shaddai: Lord Almighty: And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters says the Lord Almighty”. 2 Corinthians 6:18

Shaddai: The Almighty: “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8

Ha Gevurah: Power: “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Mark 14:62

HaBoray: The Creator: They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. Romans 1:25, 1 Peter 4:19

El Elyon: The Most High God: This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him. Hebrews 7:1

The Divine Nature: Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:4, Romans 1:20

YHVH Tz’vaot: Lord Of Armies: Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. James 5:4

The Majestic Glory: He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” 2 Peter 1:17

The Majesty: The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:3

The King Of The Nations: and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations. Revelation 15:3

The Lawgiver And Judge: There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor? James 4:12

The Eternal Immortal Invisible King: Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17

Sovereign: which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. 1 Timothy 6:15

Heaven: John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?” They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ Matthew 21:25

A Consuming Fire: for our “God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29

Yeshua Of Nazareth: Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.” Matthew 26:71

Messiah: The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). John 1:41

The Son: So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36

Only Begotten Son: This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 1 John 4:9

Beloved Son: And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17

Son Of David: This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1

The Root And Offspring Of David: “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” Revelation 22:16

Son Of Abraham: This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1

Abraham’s Seed: The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ. Galatians 3:16

Son Of Joseph: Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” John 1:45

Son Of Man: “You have said so,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Matthew 26:64, Daniel 7:13

Son Of God: But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” Matthew 26:63

Son of the Father: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love. 2 John 1:3

Son Of The Most High: He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. Luke 1:32

Only Begotten God: No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. John 1:18

Firstborn: And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” Hebrews 1:6

Firstborn Of All Creation: The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. Colossians 1:15

Beginning Of The Creation Of God: To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Revelation 3:14

Firstborn From The Dead: and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood. Revelation 1:5

The Last Adam: So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:45

Rabbi: Teacher, literally “my great one”: “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. Matthew 23:8

King Of Israel: “Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him. Mark 15:32

King Of The Jews: Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is Jesus, the King of the Jews. Matthew 27:37

The Word: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

The Word Of God: He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. Revelation 19:13

The Word Of Life: That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 1 John 1:1

The Life: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die”. John 11:25

I AM: “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” John 8:58, Exodus 3:14

LORD: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:9-13, Joel 2:32

God: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

The Man: When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” John 19:5

Immanuel: God with us: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means: God with us). Matthew 1:23, Isaiah 7:14

Master: Chief, Commander: The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. Luke 8:24

The Expected One: he sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Luke 7:19

Savior Of The World: They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.” John 4:42

Savior Of All Men: That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe. 1 Timothy 4:10

The Deliverer: and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. Romans 11:26

The Prophet: Questioned him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” John 1:25, Deuteronomy 18:15

Holy One: But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. 1 John 2:20

Righteous One: My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father-Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 1 John 2:1

Prince: God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. Acts 5:31

Prince Of Life: You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. Acts 3:15

Living One: In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? Luke 24:5

Living Water: But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14

Judge Of The Living And The Dead: He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. Acts 10:42

Stone: The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; Mark 12:10

Chief Cornerstone: Haven’t you read this passage of Scripture: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone”. Mark 12:10

Chief Shepherd: And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. 1 Peter 5:4

Good Shepherd: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:11

Shepherd And Guardian Of Our Souls: For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 1 Peter 2:25

The Lamb: In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Revelation 5:12

Passover Lamb: Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 1 Corinthians 5:7

Lamb of God: When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” John 1:36

Lion Of Judah: Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5

Advocate, Counsel For The Defense: My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 1 John 2:1

Light Of The World: When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

King Of Kings And Lord Of Lords: On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Revelation 19:16

The Faithful Witness: And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood. Revelation 1:5

The Faithful And True One: I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. Revelation 19:11

The Amen: To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Revelation 3:14

Servant: Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. Acts 4:27

The Bright Morning Star: “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” Revelation 22:16

Sunrise From On High: Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven. Luke 1:78

The Apostle: Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. Hebrews 3:1

The Great High Priest: Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. Hebrews 4:14

The Author And Perfecter Of Faith: Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

The Chosen One: A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” Luke 9:35

The Mediator: For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5

The Way, The Truth, And The Life: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

The Door: Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep”. John 10:7

The Alpha And The Omega: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13

The First And The Last: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13

The Beginning And The End: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13

The Head Of The Body, The Church: And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. Colossians 1:18

Head Over All Things: And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church. Ephesians 1:22

Heir Of All Things: But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. Hebrews 1:2

The Image Of The Invisible God: The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. Colossians 1:15

God’s Mystery: My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ. Colossians 2:2

Horn Of Salvation: He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David. Luke 1:69

The Power Of God: But to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:24

The Wisdom Of God: But to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:24

The Beloved: “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations”. Matthew 12:18

The Bridegroom: The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. John 3:29

The Bread Of God: For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. John 6:33

The Bread Out Of Heaven: Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven”. John 6:32

The Bread Of Life: Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

The True Vine: I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. John 15:1

The Vinedresser: I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. John 15:1

The Resurrection: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;” John 11:25

The Builder: For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Hebrew 3:4

The Architect: For he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Hebrews 11:10

The Source: From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:16

Eternal: The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!’ Deuteronomy 33:27

Who was and Is, and Is to Come: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was, and who is to come. The Almighty”. Revelation 1:8

Jesus: Who Saves People From Their Sins: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

A Priest Forever: And he says in another place, “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 5:6

The True God: Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3

The God Of All Comfort: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3

The Anointed One: And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. Luke 4:17-2

What is Idolatry?

Idolatry is the act of worshipping or desiring something or someone above God. In the Ten Commandments given to Moses, God said, “There shall be no other Gods before Me.” This commandment refers to idolatry. He knew that people would fall into idolatry easily and it would cost them greatly.

Many people worship or desire people or things that are right to love, such as their children or their country or even a job or career. It is not wrong to love or desire these things. The question is, what place to they have in our lives? What do we make as a priority? Galatians 5: 19-21 calls idolatry an act of the flesh. It says, “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, purity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Idolatry is a serious offense before God.

God gave man guidelines that would honor Him and protect them. Idolatry creates a wrong order in people’s lives. In Exodus 20:3-6, God spoke clearly about idolatry and the curse it would bring. “You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” There are consequences for who live in idolatry, and a blessing to those that would keep Him first.

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The Bible says that if we have an idol, He will allow us to trust that idol and He will allow us to make our choices. God gives those people a warning. Psalm 16:4 says, “Troubles multiply for those who chase after other Gods. I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood or even speak the names of their Gods.” But God has promises for those who make Him their first love. Psalm 16:5 says, “Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.” God’s protection is on those that worship Him alone.

God’s love for us is so great that He will not bless us when we neglect to put Him in first place in our lives. When we are out of divine alignment, we cannot contain the blessing of God. It is not until we align rightly that we will see and hear and know the goodness of God. If you are not sure if you have an idol, ask God to show you any areas that need an adjustment. Remember, He is for us and will help us when we call on Him.

Jesus Takes Away Your Shame and Guilt

Some days I receive thousands of messages from people who want to share their stories of deliverance.  There are testimonies of how God is setting people free and of the wonderful things he is doing in their lives.  Many of these people are giving testimony of being set free from the bondages of Shame and Guilt. No one in the church of Jesus Christ should be in bondage caused by shame or guilt, because he came to set the captive free.   And today we are going to say, “No More Bondage, No More Shame, No More Guilt”!

My heart is touched when a listener shares their struggle with shame from the past. I grew up in a Muslim culture which operates through fear using shame and it produced much shame and guilt on me.   I was told that it was wrong for me to laugh in public.  And I never laughed out loud until I came to America.   This oppressive spirit is a demon of oppression.  This demon puts guilt, shame and condemnation upon you.  We also see this in America, other parts of the world and even in the church.

Here is a verse that I want you to memorize:

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:1)

Condemnation means that you feel as if you have no self worth because the devil has told you lies saying that you are worthless.  He is always whispering lies in your ears.  And many times he uses other people to whisper the lies to you.

God will not put shame and guilt upon you, so you can be sure that if you are feeling shame, guilt or condemnation that it is not coming from God.  You can stop being so hard on yourself as you realize the lies from the devil and stop believing those lies.

Maybe your home life was terrible and you are carrying the shame of that.  Maybe you have seen some things that cause you trauma.  The Lord wants to dig deeper in you and bring healing from trauma.  If you don’t know the power of the cross, Today is your day to know that power!

There may be things in our past that we have trouble forgiving ourselves from.  I murdered my 2 unborn babies and 2 years ago I could not forgive myself and I had disqualified myself.  I carried the shame and guilt so long until God came and set me free.

Possibly you were molested at an early age or you were raped and escaped from sex trafficking.  Much was stolen from you and in your heart you disqualify yourself from a bright future because of this abuse.  I want you to know that this was not your fault.  If someone did something to you, you are not to blame.  The shame is not yours to carry.

Maybe you abused someone and you are carrying the shame of that.  Until you confess and repent, you cannot get rid of the shame and guilt.  Now when you do confess and repent then you must receive the power of the blood of Jesus which was shed at Calvary for you.  Now receive your freedom!!!

“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.  For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2).  Jesus took the shame upon himself that was ours.  He took it from us.  He said, “Give me that shame.  Give me that guilt.  I will pay the price on the cross for you.”  All you need to do is take all the shame, the guilt, the self condemnation, the self rejection and give it all to Jesus.

We have more good news from God’s word.  Isaiah 61:7 says, “Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance.”

Also, people with disabilities have a difficult time fighting off the devil’s lies.  Because of their disabilities, the devil may whisper that they are not as good as someone else.  And he tells them that they are useless.  This gives them a poor self image.  I always say, “99% of the time when you see a disabled person, you also see a person who is disabled on the inside.”  I know a man with only one leg.  It was difficult to be around him because he was always like, “Me, Me, Me”.  It seemed that someone had to compensate for that lost leg.  The disabled person may have emotions and a heart that are also disabled and might have anger and bitterness to deal with.

I love how God pays attention to people.  In 2 Samuel 9:1-13 we see that he had a plan for one such disabled person;

David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?”  Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”… When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor…”Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan.  I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul and you will always eat at my table.”  Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”  Notice the self rejection, self condemnation, that he was disqualifying himself from any good thing because of his disability?   “…So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons.”

King David had all of King Saul’s land restored to Mephibosheth and he had Ziba and his sons and servants farm the land and bring in the crops for him, so that Mephibosheth would be provided for.

Shame and guilt steals from you but everything that was stolen from you can be restored to you.

The king of heaven is inviting you now, “Come and eat at my table.”  Come and receive your Abrahamic blessings because through Jesus Christ we are his heirs.  The king is inviting you, “Come”.

You can eat at the king’s table for the rest of your life if you accept his freedom.

Receive it!

Cutting the Root of Bitterness

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.

-Hebrews 12:14-15

Cutting out the root of bitterness:

There is no doubt that the root of bitterness is motivated and sustained by the enemy. It’s one of the most powerful methods of the enemy to isolate and destroy us. This doesn’t take away our responsibility to live a bitter free life. The old excuse of ‘the devil made me do it’ doesn’t work. The truth is that we allowed it to take root, and it’s up to us to face it and address it. It’s not something to sugarcoat and allow. It has to be dealt with completely and without delay.

The first step is confession and repentance.

We will never be free of the root of bitterness if we don’t come honestly to God and acknowledge our sin. As it works so closely with unforgiveness, we often need to address that as well. Then, the root must be completely cut off. It must be totally uprooted, so that no small part remains. To do this requires humility and willingness allowing God to work in this area in your life. We must choose the life of Christ with complete surrender. We must willingly choose to obey the commands of God and turn away from the bitterness that has taken root.

Grace is the answer to the root of bitterness.

The verse above centers around grace, because grace is the only way to free ourselves fully from the root of bitterness. It is God’s grace that gives us the spiritual wisdom to recognize the root of our bitterness. It also strengthens and enables us to confess and repent. Then, grace works in us to receive forgiveness and to be re-rooted in Christ. As we reconnect with Jesus, His life begins to flow through us and His grace will begin to wash away the poison we have lived with for so long.

Grace is a free gift which let’s us to do things that we cannot do in our own strength and ability. The reality of a root of bitterness is that, even though we may have dealt with the unforgiveness that first caused it to grow, it may remain stronger than ever. If we do as our verse today tells us to do, then we are intentionally choosing God. Our choice is empowered by grace because we are rooted in the eternal vine who is Christ. As we turn our eyes to God, we turn them away from bitterness and He is able to cleanse us.

How to avoid a root of bitterness:

The only way to avoid a root of bitterness is to be intimately connected to the living vine, which is Jesus Christ. Intimate meaning “so close, so connected” that the life of Christ flows without hindrance. This might sound “superspiritual”, but it’s actually very simple and practical.

A root of bitterness grows when things happen that are not surrendered to Jesus. If we continually build a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him, He will be first in our everything. Grace provides everything for every situation wisdom, discernment, strength, humility. The list is endless, but if we remain in the vine, when things happen that could cause a root of bitterness, grace will enable us to respond in Christ rather than in our flesh.

Pray:

Jesus, help us to remain rooted in You. Grant us the grace to recognize our weakness and the discernment to identify a root of bitterness before it grows and takes hold. Strengthen us and fill us with Your life, so that we can look to You in all things and allow Your grace to work Your will in us.