1. Hello, listening friends.
2. What a joy it is to know that you have tuned into this broadcast.
3. And we are glad that this program is being used to bless your life.
4. And today, we are going to continue talking about the names of God.
5. In the last broadcast we looked at five of the names of God.
6. And today, we are going to see more names that God wants us to know about him.
7. So that we are able to praise him by his names.
8. And the first word we are going to learn today is “Jehovah Shalom” or God our peace.
9. And God reveals His name about Himself in the Book of Judges.
10. Let us first read from the Book of Judges, Chapter 6, and then I’ll come back and explain that again. (If time allows, you can read the whole chapter.)
11. Why did Gideon build an altar that he called Jehovah Shalom?
12. Because at that time the people of God had no peace.
13. They were being harassed by their enemies.
14. God’s people were so impoverished they were almost ready to die.
15. Then, one day they faced up to the root cause of their lack of peace.
16. Listen carefully to me, my listening friend.
17. Until you face up to the root cause of the lack of peace in your life,
18. you are not going to have peace of mind.
19. When they faced up to the fact that it was their disobedience to God was the problem,
20. they began on the road to peace.
21. You see the problem was not the Philistines.
22. The problem was their disobedience,
23. and so they cried out to the Lord,
24. they turned to him in repentance.
25. And God heard their prayer and sent them an angel.
26. There Gideon built an altar and called it Jehovah Shalom.
27. My friend, if you are not experiencing deep abiding peace in your life,
28. it could be one of two reasons,
29. either you do not know Jesus Christ as the Savior and Lord of your life,
30. or you know him but you are living in disobedience.
31. Whichever it is,
32. God the Holy Spirit is ready to give you his peace.
33. The door that you have opened for Satan to harass you,
34. is the door of disobedience.
35. And that is why you are being harassed.
36. And that is why you have lost your peace.
37. Now when you begin to praise Jehovah Shalom,
38. and turn from your disobedience, and surrender to His authority,
39. that will not be just words but will be life.
40. So begin to praise Jehovah Shalom; God is my peace.
41. Then the seventh name that God teaches us about himself is “Jehovah Rohi.”
42. The Lord is my shepherd.
43. Probably there is no more tender description of the Lord in the Scripture than His being our shepherd.
44. Because His grace is perfect,
45. His peace is enduring;
46. His healing is thoughtful;
47. His comfort is superior;
48. His companionship is forever and not temporary;
49. His assurance banishes all our fears;
50. His provisions make our enemies flee;
51. His anointing is our abundance;
52. His goodness and mercy overflow;
53. Let us read all these things in one Psalm, Psalm 23. (You can read it as time allows you.)
54. So, begin to praise Jehovah Rohi.
55. Then, the eighth name is “Jehovah Tsidkenu,”
56. the Lord our Righteousness.
57. In the book of Jeremiah chapter 23, verse 5,
58. Jeremiah prophesied about the coming of the Messiah hundreds of years before Christ came.
59. Listen to what it says.
60. This prophecy of Jeremiah came as a nice tall glass of water to a thirsty person.
62. Because during the time of Jeremiah,
63. prophets were preaching lies about God.
64. They were preaching violence and corruptions were rampant.
65. Spiritual leaders were confused and scattered.
66. And God said,
67. “I am going to send my righteousness.
68. I’m going to send my Son.”
69. The word “Tsidkenu” means literally straight or narrow.
70. It also can mean upright.
71. No wonder the Apostle Paul tells the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 1:30
72. “Christ became our righteousness,
73. and through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our lives,
74. God gave us the power to say no to sin.”
75. Not by our own strength, but by His strength
76. Because He is our righteousness.
77. Praise Jehovah Tsidkenu.
78. Finally, Jehovah Shammah, a God who is always present.
79. Do you know what that means?
80. It means that every moment of every day God is there for you.
81. He never puts you on hold or keeps you waiting.
82. Even when you are sinning,
83. even when you cannot accept yourself,
84. He accepts you and never ignores you.
85. He never leaves you nor forsakes you.
86. And that is why the Lord Jesus Christ told the disciples in Matthew 28:30,
87. “Lo, I am with you always.”
88. That means every second of every day.
89. And that is why we praise “Jehovah Shammah.”
90. Can you remember all the names that we have learned together?
91. First, He is “Yahweh,”
92. the ever living One.
93. Then, He is “Yahweh Jireh,”
94. God our Provider.
95. Then, He is “Yahweh Rapha,”
96. God our healer.
97. Then, He is “Yahweh Nissi,”
98. God our banner.
99. Then He is “Yahweh M’Kaddesh,”
1. Then, He is “Yahweh Shalom,”
2. Then He is “Yahweh Rohi,”
3. Then, He is “Yahweh Tsidkenu.”
4. And finally, He is “Yahweh Shammah.”
5. Now you can praise God with His own names.
6. Until next time I wish you God’s riches blessing.