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.

Resurgence

Resurgence

 
 
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All who followed Him were healed. Matt. 12:15

It has been insightfully said: “What you do only proves what you believe in.” I encourage you to go ahead and read that sentence again until it speaks to you. Action makes the stuff of faith a reality. If I truly believe God to be good, then I will actively choose to see the goodness of the Lord in every area of my life. There’s an added benefit in this act of worship for when I do this, I become more aware of the things still left for the Lord to repair, uproot, build, reconcile, etc. It’s not a burdensome consequence that stems from choosing to see the good hand of the Lord but rather a motivator to keep pressing on in faith to see greater victories. If God has done such a great work in one particular area of your life then clearly He will continue the good work in you and bring revelation about how to attain the breakthrough in the other domains of your life.

Faith without action is dead. Action without faith is just optimism at work… A type of work that is mechanical, superficial, and short-lived. The enemy will continue to have his way with you without you even being consciously aware of it. Faith birthed by the Spirit is eternal and substantial because it carries the breath and life of Jesus. To allow faith to breathe and grow means you believe that the health of your faith is your main priority. Your faith is living, it’s active, and alive in you. Jesus’ ministry on earth was substantial because it came from the Father. He believed in His Father so much so that He only did that which His Father does… Jesus Christ could only do what He saw His Father doing. The two were One. Jesus’ faith while on earth was completely and utterly rooted in the love of the Father. His faith was alive, living through every Word of God and by the Spirit that energizes the very fabric of life into being.

The faith that Jesus imparts is a faith that brings us from death to life. The faith of Christ draws us into a new way of life. What was once impossible is no longer impossible. For with Christ all things are possible for those who believe. The more we press our faith into motion, the more we will discover the depth, the height, the width, and the length of God’s great love for us. The truest form of worshipping God is by walking out a life of faith in Him. He calls us out of the boat and unto the waters, He calls us to give Him the little it may seem we have while assuring us abundance in provision in all aspects of our lives. The key to abundant living is rooted in compassion and generosity just as Jesus taught His disciples to give and to nourish others even with limited means. In their act of surrender, Jesus literally fed thousands through the disciples’ offering of two small fish and a few loaves of bread.

Faith is activated and mobilized into tangible results when we actually do what we believe in. Let us humble our hearts and begin to see a new side of ourselves. Walk in love and impart your faith unto your beloved, your friends, those in authority over you, and your enemies for the Word of the Lord says:

“Truly, truly, I say to you, the one believing in Me, the works that I do, also he will do. And he will do greater thanthese, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12

The quality of our faith is determined by our ability to surrender our character, personality, and even our temperament. We are to let go of our faulty thinking and ask God to deliver us from both the pride and the shame that holds us back from receiving every good gift from our Father. There is now no condemnation for those who are in a Christ Jesus. We have been set free from the power of sin and the bondage of the sin-legacy from past generations. We are a new creation that is now able to freely follow Jesus, able to follow Him well because we have our Father on our side. He has called us by name.

We are  God’s forever family and we have access to a faith that is living and breathing inside of us waiting to be unleashed so that we may live out the type of life only the Good Father can give. It’s a life worth living for and it’s a life worth dying for. Step out of the boat, out of your comfort zone, take your name off of the platform of your life, work, ministry, etc. and let the light of His Glory overtake your identity! For it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 1:17

All who are continually pursuing and following after Jesus are made whole because Jesus heals holistically, it’s a completed work. Receive all the benefits from the Cross. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Yearn for His will to be your faith walk today and everyday. Then you can test for yourself and prove that His will is and forever will be better than yours… And all of God’s people say: Amen!

Additional Verses: Philippians 4:8; Philippians 1:6; James 2: 14-17; John 5:19; Matthew 19:26; Ephesians 3:18; Matthew 14: 13-21; Romans 8:1; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 12:2

A Different (and hope-full) Take on Life’s Difficult Seasons

A Different (and hope-full) Take on Life’s Difficult Seasons

 
 
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We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

2 Corinthians 4:8-10

The Christian faith walk can be likened to the life of a grape. Let me explain. I once heard a pastor begin her sermon with this statement: “We are all grapes”. Her words seemed a bit comical but little did I know that I was about to hear one of the most profound sermons in what was one of my most pressing seasons. The Holy Spirit began to pierce my heart with truth and revelation, and that is my prayer for you today.

Grapes and wine are referenced several times throughout scripture, and Jesus himself used this staple of Jewish life and tradition to illustrate who he was and who we are. Once the grapes are ready on the vine, they are picked and piled into a large winepress. In ancient times this was done with their feet in shallow limestone presses. The moment the juices touch the skin of the grapes, fermentation begins. Often the presses were on a hill and the fermentation pit would be at the bottom, so all the juices would run down, where they would bubble and ferment. Let me stop and say that fermenting smells really bad.

Have you ever experienced a “crushing” in your life? A time when you felt persecution, alienation or inadequacy? Nobody likes to feel that way but the Bible says that what the enemy meant for evil, God turns it for good (Gen 50:20). In Psalm 37:25, it says that the righteous have never been abandoned nor their children begging for bread. No matter what life is throwing at you, God sees you and he WILL turn it around. Just cling to him.

Continuing, a separation of the sediments and the wine take place and then the wine would be poured into clay jars or into wineskins and would be set out of the sun for several days. Even in winemaking today, its best when the wine is placed in a sealed container in a dark room without light because of the lactic-acid bacteria, which flourishes in the dark. This can affect flavor of the wine too. In some cases, the longer the wine is stored in the dark on a shelf the better it becomes.

There have been really long seasons in my life where I was that wine and let me just say that lactic acid bacteria was flourishing hundred-fold. I felt so alone, so forgotten, so abandoned, so overlooked. It was extremely painful but by the grace of God and a community that prayed for me, I persevered and the Lord brought me out of that seven-year season. Maybe you are walking in that wilderness, maybe you sense God bringing you out of that time, or maybe you’ve never experienced a season like this before- at some point we will all experience a wilderness season BUT being on the other side of it, I would say don’t waste it. I had some profound cherished moments with the Lord in the wilderness. I wouldn’t ever want to repeat it but I know that if God so leads me, he’ll be with me.

Jesus bring new wine out of me.

In light of the wine-making process, the request for Jesus to bring new wine out of us seems a whole lot less appealing. You see part of being a disciple of Jesus is becoming like Jesus, it is picking up our cross and following after him in every area of our lives.

Being a disciple of Jesus is about loving the Lord, seeking first his Kingdom, loving our neighbor, making disciples AND as we do all these things, God, through the power of the Holy Spirit is working on making us righteous; he’s refining us. Our mindsets change, our behaviors change, our speech changes; we begin to transform from the inside out!

Maybe you are going through a hard time in this season. You’re facing some big challenges, you have some giants ahead of you, some mountains that you seem to circle, and you’re feeling like that crushed grape; you’re feeling alone and in darkness, but be encouraged. The Lord’s presence is not determined by your feelings or your ability to sense him. God is omnipresent and he is with you, you just have to call out to him. He will not turn his eyes from you, for those who are seeking him or who need him will find him.

Please don’t give up. I’ve been there before; I’ve had the mental and emotional breakdown and I know you may feel like you’re losing yourself. Seek counsel if you need to AND know that God is for you no matter what anybody says or thinks-including what you say and think over yourself.

God is at work in your life. Real change is the transformational power of his love and presence. What a witness to the world of the power of the Lord!

Jesus bring new wine out of us!

 

Father God,

Thank you for your loving kindness towards me. Before the formation of the earth, you were thinking of me. Lord, you know my thoughts, you know my desires; I choose to fix my eyes on you alone.

As difficult as it may be, I will choose to walk with you because your word says that even when I walk through the waters, you will be with me. You will make a way where there is no way, and you will deliver me. My inheritance is secure, I need not worry because I am your child, a co-heir with Christ.

Jesus would you teach me how to live like you did. Would you teach me how to walk through the wilderness? No matter the cost, I want to be so rooted in the truth of your word that I will not be shaken by the things of this world. Refine me. Transform me. I will not be crushed because you are standing at my side. The victory has been won; I need only stand and endure.

Today, I dispel the lies of the enemy and the temptation to take the easy way back to comfort that is not of God. I will not give up on you Lord because you have not given up on me. I will finish the race set before me.  I adorn my head with the helmet of salvation, and take on the mind of Christ as a son/daughter who is being sanctified daily for the glory of the Lord.

 I pray this in the mighty name of Jesus Christ! AMEN

God’s Light in Us

God’s Light in Us

 
 
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Written by Kat W.

We have free will and live in a fallen and broken world. That is why we have temptations, sin, sickness, death, heartbreak, etc. I’ve been in a season of struggle, a struggle of belief and focus on what’s the truth. I felt lost in the sense if what I’m doing and if the direction I’m heading in is truly my calling. Anxiety had been overwhelming me in waves where I couldn’t even look up anymore. The word failure kept repeating in my thoughts.

This is what the enemy loves to do. He keeps picking at the same weakness and wound. He does it until it captivates your complete focus on that sin, on that problem, feeling, drama, on that mistake you made. The devils main purpose and goal is to make you believe in a lie, something entirely opposite from God’s truth.

The enemy will attack your identity because you were created in the image of God. He will attack your life calling with distractions so that you cannot do the will of God. He will attack your joy with selfishness and pride so that you cannot have the gifts God has given you. He will attack your thoughts with lies and so that you cannot live out in God’s truth.

It is very easy to let darkness in and consume us. As  Christians we need to say no to darkness and walk in the light. “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7) If God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all, then He should be and is our source of light. He is the deliverer from all darkness and obstacles to joy.

Yesterday, I was encouraged at the thought of being a light to someone in darkness. I believe that is a huge part of our calling as believers in Christ Jesus. God is light, therefore we are the children of light. God is with us and in us, His light should shine out of us each and everyday.

Today I want to encourage you in your struggle and whatever darkness might be surrounding you. YOU ARE LIGHT BECAUSE IN YOU IS THE LIGHT. Remember to keep your focus on God and His truth. Today start thinking of how you can show God’s light in another persons darkness. It might even be as simple as giving someone a compliment or even praying for that person.

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light”-Ephesians 5:8

Enter God’s Perfect Peace

Jesus is Our Prince of Peace

Our God is not a God of disorder, rushing, chaos, confusion, strife, disfunction or drama. He is our Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).

Maybe you are already used to seeing or experiencing chaos in your life that you have not yet surrendered the chaos to the Lord to receive His divine peace. Perhaps you have seen enough destruction and disorder in your life (or in your family’s lives) and you want to be free of it. You can have God’s peace at any point in your life. You simply need to invite God into your situation and He will pour out His Spirit and transform your atmospheres.

Where Does Disorder Come From?

The devil is the Father of Disorder and Chaos. He seeks to divide and destroy God’s plans for your life. You need to know which pathways are God’s will for you and which ones are detours that Satan puts in your way to derail you.

One way to know if the opportunities you come across are not from God is to discern whether you feel peace or stress and anxiety.

Matthew 12:25

Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.”

Learn to Walk in God’s Will

Stress is an open door to spiritual warfare! The enemy wants us to be in chaos and disorder because it keeps us from our divine calling. God has called us to have a sound mind and to prosper in all that we do.

Stress and rushing things will keep you from keeping a sound mind in Christ and possibly cause you to take wrong turns in your life. Never rush God’s plans for you. When the timing is right, your dreams and passions will come to life. Just listen and wait on the Lord and He alone will tell you when to move.

A sign that you are walking with God and in His will is Peace. Abide in His Presence day and night. Declare scriptures of peace throughout your day, in your home, in your car, even at work. Take the Word of God with you everywhere.

Prayer For Peace

Dear Lord Jesus,

I place myself under your authority, King Jesus. I cover myself with your precious blood and I declare total peace over my mind, heart and my soul. I renounce the spirits of fear and anxiety. I draw a blood line between me and these spirits. They will no longer have permission to rule me in any way. I belong to my Heavenly Father who has given me Spirits of courage, love and of a sound mind.

Surround me with your supernatural peace as with a shield. Fill my home and work environment with your peace. Help me to wait on you and listen for your voice. Holy Spirit, I invite you into my day and ask you to lead me down the right paths in God’s perfect timing. Open the right doors and help me to see them. Let your perfect will be done in my life. In Jesus Name. Amen.

 

Scriptures About Peace

Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Hebrews 12:1

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

1 Peter 3:11

They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.

1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 16:7

When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.

Psalm 29:11

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Isaiah 9:6

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 26:12

LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.

Isaiah 54:10

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 55:12

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Matthew 11:29-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

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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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Majesty

By Keiko Chibana-Shinn | Rediscovering Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name… Matthew 6:9

Jesus says to us: I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me. To many, this is an offensive concept. Once upon a time, it offended me. I would think, Why should there be just one way? There are so many paths, many beliefs, and many cultures. Can’t we all celebrate each other’s differences in belief? There is a certain truth to these thoughts, for God does celebrate our diversity for He is the Grand Maker of our individual identities and rejoices in the collective identity found within culture, language, and ethnicity. Learning about world religions and varied perspectives continually adds to our understanding and evolves us into a more integral people. For we are all unique but it’s clear that we all derive from the same foundational quest to find meaningful purpose in life.

Jesus struck me as truly unique in my personal quest to discover who I truly am. Jesus welcomes you to accept any perspective, worldview, mindset or religion. However, He assures us that there is no other who has the authority to reestablish the very fabric of your identity; to seamlessly graft you into the image of God through His paternal glory. He alone awakens your perspective on faith, love, and hope by fully reinforcing your identity through the fatherhood of God in Christ Jesus. You are sons and daughters of the Most High God. This is not a mere religion, worldview, or a 10-step program to become a better you. No, it’s holistic relationship that orients us not only to the Godhead-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit but it’s a reunification and restoration of the forever Family of God. Jesus imparts to us the greatest gift humankind could ever receive. Jesus’ Words reveal it to us:

The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me… Jn. 17:22-23.

Jesus knows what we are in need of and our greatest need is the presence and love of Our Father. That’s why His greatest mission on Earth was not to condemn us but to reveal the love of our Father to us. Jesus responded to His disciples when asked about how to pray: “Pray like this: Our Father in heaven” He didn’t address the Father as His own but addressed God as Our. Father. Prayer is about rediscovering your identity as a child of God. Jesus makes it simple, when we enter into a time of conversation with God, we are to embrace Him in the confidence that God is as much our Father as He is Father to Jesus. Jesus affirms this by ultimately saying, My Father is your Father. What is Mine is also yours. We are to receive the love of the Father and come to know what His love imparts to us for our daily living.

Jesus’ initial teaching about prayer begins with a familial tone of belonging, a loving relationship, and of divine protection and possession. The Father’s love is ours. What more could we need? He loved us so much that our Father delivered up the centerpiece of His love, His Son for us that we could enjoy the richness of His loving devotion and splendor.

Everything God creates is meant to be filled with purpose and identity. The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He comes to keep you in void and in a perpetual state of lack. But God, for His children, He endures in faithfulness to all generations. The Lord’s heartbeat is for none to perish but for all to gain abundant living under the protection of His will so that life can continue to prosper as we lay down our lives for the good of others.

A little bit of Jesus can go a long way in our lives. The vastness of our God is too great to comprehend for all of heaven’s power is found in the supremacy of Christ. Who can measure the greatness of our God? For is it not He, God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it? With all His omnipotence, Jesus chooses to magnify the majesty of the Godhead through the fatherly attributes in humility and loving kindness. Jesus’ primary mission while on Earth was to lead us to the Father. Therefore, we cannot live the Christian life without the love of the Father.

The Fatherhood of God prospers us. Every area of our lives is to be influenced by His fatherly love. There is a well-known theory in the field of psychology that asserts all human beings have an inherent basic hierarchy of physical and emotional needs that are to be met in order to reach one’s full potential. Our Father fulfills each and exceeds our expectations by far. The Majesty of our God touches our physical life as much as our spiritual one. In His love there is safety, belonging, purpose, meaning, creativity to thrive, to innovate, and to empower one’s life to motivate another. If that were not enough He lavishes His love by instilling in us everlasting life to flow through us by His power for today and for eternity.

Like any good parent, God wants us to live a life of blessed assurance that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. He wants every area of our lives to prosper, for us to be in good health, and for our very souls to prosper. Why? Because He is a Good Father and He believes in His children. Let us then reclaim our position as children of Our Father in heaven.

The Spirit of the Lord says to us today: The search is over. I Am here- always have been and will always be, for you. That is My promise. Receive a willing spirit to surrender your doubts and fears to Me. The love of the Father is being poured out upon you to break the orphan spirit that oppresses you through constant feelings of abandonment and rejection. Though your earthly mother and father reject you, I receive you as my own. My hands have made you, not by mere human decision or by human descent but by My will. I unleash My Spirit to restore your identity and I break the yoke of fear and doubt off you that you may receive my love, my power to live and to think with a sound mind in Jesus’ name. Receive the revelation of My love as your Father, today!

Additional Verses: Jn. 14:6; Acts 17:26; Gen. 1:27; Eph. 1:4; Jn. 3:16; Ps. 63:3; Jn. 10:10-11; Ps. 100:5; 2 Pe. 3:9; Jn. 15:13; Is. 42:5; Col. 1:15-23; Jn. 5:19; Ph. 4:13; 3 Jn. 1:2; Rev. 22:13; Ps. 27:10; Jn. 1:13; 2 Ti. 1:7

When You Love Someone

When you have a loving relationship with someone, you want to spend time with that person. You desire to know everything this person thinks and feels.  You ask questions and you listen.  You look forward to being together…..just the two of you.  You miss this person when you are unable to meet, and eagerly look forward to the next opportunity.

It’s the same in your relationship with Jesus. Once you begin a loving relationship with Him, you want to know everything about Him.  You look forward to your time together and desire to know what He thinks and feels. You ask questions and you listen.  You can’t wait to spend time with Him and you miss Him when you can’t.

Jesus said to His followers, “Come away with Me, by yourselves.” (Mark 6:31) God desires for you to find a place and time to be alone with Him.  During these quiet times, you have an opportunity to get to know Him.

Make it a priority each day to spend time with Him.  Use this time to read God’s Word and talk with Him. If you are a new Believer, a  good place to begin reading is in the book of John, located in the New Testament of the Bible.  John, one of Jesus’ disciples, traveled with Jesus and knew Him personally.  John records first-hand accounts of his time with Christ. In the book of John , you will glimpse the amazing love of God, who sent His Son to save us through His death on the cross.  Every chapter proves that Christ is God’s Son, and through His life, the character of God is revealed.  Jesus is God, in human form, and He shows us how to live a life that is pleasing to the Father.

Many things in life could disrupt your time to be together. Be determined to protect this time.  Plan ahead.  Put the time on your calendar.  As you sit down to spend time in God’s Word, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal God’s truths.  Ask questions and listen.  Ask God to give you spiritual wisdom and insight to grow in your knowledge of Him. (Ephesians 1:17)  He will meet you during these times and teach you. Your relationship with Him will deepen and grow. You will look forward, more and more, to this special time together.

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

Deep Waters

By Keiko Chibana-Shinn | Rediscovering Prayer

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called… 2 Timothy 4:7

Every day we have a choice to make. We can either choose to accept You or deny You, to welcome You in or reject You for the day ahead. God, our Father gives extraordinary gifts to His children. Every good and perfect gift comes from above; from whom the heavenly lights flow into our lives.

There is a battle between two kingdoms: the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness. Sometimes the battle is external, sometimes it’s internal, and many times it’s both waging against our hope. Thankfully, we can be reminded that Jesus made a mockery of the effects of sin, doubt, and pride on the cross. Jesus equips us and trains us for every uncertainty that may entangle us into confusion and isolation. It’s time to fight with the power of His might rather than by human strength and reasoning. For His authority is unparalleled to any other in all of time and history.

Jesus fights for you. It’s a good fight because you can hold your peace alongside Him. Jesus has not only won your battle but has the victory over death and every kind of loss. He ripped the devil to shreds when He took upon himself your illness of body, mind, and spirit; all the effects of sin swallowed up by the Light of Life. He fought until the end of His life to gain yours. Now you are free and armed to live in determination to persevere with resurrection power working for you by the Lord’s Spirit.

The Word of God says we are to continually demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we are to take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Cor. 10:5).

You have the power to choose life or death. Choose to step into your today with a Jesus-perspective. Let us ask Jesus to have His way whether we find ourselves stuck in cyclical patterns of defeatism manifesting in depression, fear, and a divided heart. Fight the good fight and be not weary in well-doing for the recompense is joy in His Spirit. All the days of your life have been ordained by the Maker and Lover of your soul. He spared no cost to Himself to see you raised into an abundant life according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus.

You may feel stumped in the waiting but God is building your character to attain self-control and a sound mind. You may find yourself internally struggling from anxious striving but God is asking you to trust in Him beyond the weight of your worries so that you may rest in Him like never before. You may feel limited in your own means but God is sparing you from further heartbreak. It’s your moment to call upon Him. Wait on Him to recenter you. Be still and know He is God. Jesus is working behind the scenes to bring about the best outcome for the testimony of His appearance to overflow in your breakthroughs that will eventually pour into the generations to come.

Although Jesus maintains the victory it is up to us to take Him at His Word and believe in season and out of season. We were once darkness so the enemy’s intent is to keep parts of your heart and mind in that darkness. But we are now light in the Lord so let us walk as children of light. Press in and trust God to sustain you even when you can’t perceive Him near you. Believe Him to be with you in every step you take, declare and decree God’s promises to be “yes” and “amen”. Weeping may last for the night but His favor lasts a lifetime.

The Lord says to us: Go deeper and further into My Kingdom. Discover the potency of my eternal joy, peace, and righteousness. Advance forcefully into Who I am. Don’t surrender to anything less than what my Spirit reveals. Receive my Kingdom mandate to follow Me and I will increase in and through you. I am your deliverer from the deep waters, your healer, your source of life. Do not slumber in dissatisfaction and in lack for I came to remove the chains to supply you with everything you need for life. My love for you is so great that you cannot conceive the things I have prepared for you, who love Me. Pursue Me with all your heart and you will be found by Me, for my grace is more than sufficient for the journey ahead of you. I take hold of you. Arm yourself under the shelter of my wings today.

Additional Verses: James 1:17; Col. 2:15; Ps. 144:1; Jn. 10:17-18; Ex. 14:14; Eph. 6:10-11; 2 Cor. 10:4; Gal. 5:1; Jn. 16:33; Eph. 5:8; Jn. 8:12; 1 Cor. 15:57: Duet. 30:15; Rom. 5:3-5; Gal. 6:9; Ps. 139:6; Ps. 144:10-12; 2 Ti. 4:2; 2 Cor. 1:20; Ps. 30:5; Rom. 14:17; Matt. 11:12; Ps. 18:16; 1 Cor. 2:9; Jer. 29:14; 2 Pe.1:3; 2 Cor. 12:9; Ps. 91:4

The Key to Surviving a Storm: Peace

Storms are part of life.  Everyone faces storms, there is no escaping that fact. Some storms can feel overwhelming and we may wonder how we make it. Storms can make us wonder if we will survive.

The disciples faced a storm that made them wonder if they would survive. Luke 8:22 describes the storm’s intensity that rocked their faith, despite the fact that Jesus was in the boat with them. As they began to cross the lake, the storm began to rage and the boat began to fill up with water. The disciples feared for their lives. Jesus had been sleeping, but the disciples woke Him up. They cried out, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Jesus arose and rebuked the wind and raging water. The storm ceased, and the weather began to calm.  Jesus then turned to the disciples and asked, “where is your faith?” The disciples were amazed. How could this man command the wind and waves?

A storm can be a literal storm, or it can be a difficulty in life. It can be a sickness, trauma, abuse, or even an attack from those we love. As the storm begins to rage around us, it may feel like we are losing hope. As we begin to focus on the waves and the wind, we forget that Jesus is in the boat with us. But maintaining our focus is key.

The secret to peace in the midst of a storm is preparing our lives before the storm arrives. Just as the disciples did, we too can walk with Jesus, learning about His nature and His character. We can cultivate such a relationship with Him that we learn to trust Him fully. As we surrender ourselves to His Lordship, we can rest in Him, knowing that He is for us and not against us. He is a good and loving God. He already paid a high price for us, why would He not help us navigate the storms of life?

It’s true, storms will come in life. It may try to rock our foundation. But it is possible to have peace in the middle of the storm. Jesus is our peace. He is our strong tower. As we abide in Him, we can abide in peace.

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!