The Redemptive Names of God
February 18, 2016 at 8:33 pm

JEHOVAH-JIREH: “The Lord our provider.” This is also the name Abraham gave to the place where the Lord provided a sacrifice in place of Isaac. (Genesis 22:14)

JEHOVAH-NISSI: “Our banner, a banner of love and protection.” Also the name Moses gave to the altar he built after defeating the Amalekites. (Exodus 17:15)

JEHOVAH-SHALOM: “Our perfect peace.” Also the name Gideon gave to the altar he built at Ophrah. (Judges 6:24)

JEHOVAH-TSID-KENU: “The Lord is our righteousness.” The name is applied to a future Davidic king who would lead his people to do what is right and thus bring peace (Jeremiah 23:6) and to the restored city of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 33:16). The name is possibly a play on the name of Zedekiah (“Righteous [is] the Lord”) who reigned from 597 to 587 B.C.

JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH: “The One Who is with us everywhere for He is Omnipresent.” The Jerusalem of Ezekiel’s vision (see Ezekiel 48:35 margin) was known by this name. Compare text at Isaiah 60:19-20 and Revelation 21:3.

JEHOVAH-SABAOTH: “The Lord of Hosts, our Protector.” C.H. Spurgeon said this about the phrase “The Lord of Hosts: “The Lord rules the angels, the stars, the elements, and all the hosts of Heaven; and the Heaven of heavens is under His sway… [the Lord] is on our side — our august Ally; woe unto those who fight against Him, for they shall flee like smoke before the wind when He gives the word to scatter them.” See text at Psalm 46:7.

JEHOVAH-RAAH: “Our Shepherd Who tenderly leads us, loves us and will keep us safe.” – the famous Psalm 23 tells us that “The Lord is our Shepherd and we shall not want….” Being illustrated as a shepherd implies a relationship with His sheep (His believers). The term shepherd appears approximately 80 times in the Scriptures, denoting meanings of: feeder, keeper, companion, friend, pastor and herdsman.

JEHOVAH RAPHA: “I am the Lord Your Physician or I am the Lord Your Healer.” This name especially was a Name God prophetically spoke about Himself, not one that someone gave Him. Exodus 15:26.

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