Fast Wednesdays: Week of May 24, 2017 – “Jehovah Jireh: The Lord who Provides”

Greetings Beloved!

Source: Wikipedia – In the Hebrew Bible Jehovah-jireh (Jehovah will provide) was a place in the land of Moriah. It was the location of the binding of Isaac, where God told Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a burnt offering. Abraham named the place after God provided a ram to sacrifice in place of Isaac. Today it is still a phrase used in many Christian and Catholic Churches.

“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.” – Genesis 22:14 (KJV)

Song:
Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir – More Than Enough (God Is Working)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y60BY50NSbY

The Seven Compound Names of Jehovah
Jehovah jireh (Gen 22:14) “The Lord will provide a sacrifice”
Jehovah rapha (Exodus 15:26) “The Lord our Healer”
Jehovah nissi (Exdos 17:15) “The Lord our Banner”
Jehovah shalom (Judges 6:24) “The Lord our Peace”
Jehovah raah (Psalms 23:1) “The Lord our Shepherd”
Jehovah tsidkenu (Jeremiah 23:6) “The Lord our Righteousness”
Jehovah shammah (Ezekiel 48:35) “The Lord is Present”

I discovered the following information and am sharing the piece on Jehovah Jireh. It comes from a blog titled “the compound names of Jehovah. Perhaps you will have time to look at the questions, answer them and save this little worksheet as a resource/tool for later bible study.

https://bible.org/…/60-compound-names-jehovah-jireh-rapha-n…

Purpose: There is no better way to discover what God is like than to look at His names as we seek to understand how He cares for us.

Objectives:

1. You will understand how God provides for our needs.

2. You will understand and learn to trust Him to make bitter things sweet.

3. You will learn to lean on Him and trust Him when the battle seems more than you can handle.
Scripture Memory: The Lord is good – indeed, he is a fortress in time of distress, and he protects those who seek refuge in him. Nahum 1:7
Scripture:
Jehovah – Jireh: The Lord Who Provides Genesis 22

1. Read the text carefully and answer the following questions.

a. What was the setting for the revelation of this name of God?

b. What made this especially difficult for Abraham? See Genesis 15:1-6; Genesis 21:1-6; Romans 4:18-22.

c. Did Abraham really think he was going to have to take the life of his son Isaac? Genesis 22:5; Hebrews 11:17-19

d. How was this story something like the story of Jesus and the offering of Calvary? See Genesis 22:2, 5, 6-9.

The Revelation of the Name Jehovah-Jireh, Genesis 22:12-14. The meaning of this name is The Lord Who Provides. The name is literally, The Lord Who Sees, or The Lord Who Will See To It. This is what we long for when we have a need that is personal and special; One who will see to our needs and provide for us. This is what Jehovah-Jireh means; the Lord Who will see to it that my every need is met. One Who knows my need because He sees. One Who is able to meet my need in just the right time as He did for Abraham, and One Who can meet it fully. For Abraham, it was the ram caught in the thicket that was offered in Isaac’s place. For us it is whatever we need.

Prayer:

Father, today, we thank you for being our Jehovah jireh, Jehovah rapha, Jehovah nissi, Jehovah shalom, Jehovah raah, Jehovah tsidkenu, and Jehovah shammah. Be with us, as we go about our work and play. Help us to remember that just like Father Abraham, as he sacrificed Issac, that you have a ram in the bush for us. We must always be mindful that obedience is better than sacrifice. You are looking for our freewill obedience, more than anything. Actually, there is nothing that pleases you more, like your servant David did. A man, filled with character flaws, but one who repented when he sinned, and whom your word says “had a heart after God.” Remind us to guard our hearts but to work on making them clean and pure like yours versus hard and stony. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Love, Joy and Peace,

Debra J. Fuller Ellis

Reminder AND/OR for those of you just joining us either by contacting me or I personally added you: The purpose of Fast Wednesdays is to draw near to God on this specific day of the week fasting and praying in whatever manner the Holy Spirit is leading you as sisters in Christ…some have fasted from social media, coffee, or observed a traditional fast with no eating from sunrise to sunset with only liquids for the day, no deserts, etc. I know many of us for various reasons participate every week but in different manners. This has still been beneficial and the sisterhood continues to grow!

The key ingredient is that we are doing this together as sisters, of all ages, in the Lord both chronologically and spiritually in accordance to: A God-Filled Life Titus 2:3-5 “Guide older women into lives of reverence so they end up as neither gossips nor drunks, but models of goodness. By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives. We don’t want anyone looking down on God’s Message because of their behavior.” Note: Please share Fast Wednesdays with your friends and/or send me names to add to the distribution list. For now, I will post in three places: email (djf52055@gmail.com), Facebook (Debra Fuller Ellis) and blog.

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