"“THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER:
THE RIGHTEOUS RUNNETH INTO IT, AND IS SAFE.” PROV. 18:10
Ah, the names of God Jehovah is a study so rich in
blessings there are hardly words to express it! Of
course, at Christmastime we always think of the word
“AND SHE SHALL BRING FORTH A SON AND
THOU SHALT CALL HIS NAME JESUS: FOR
HE SHALL SAVE HIS PEOPLE
FROM THEIR SINS.”
Every time I read this verse I think
of that most precious old hymn:
The Name of Jesus is so sweet,
I love its music to repeat;
It makes my life full and complete,
That precious Name of Jesus.
Oh, sing the chorus with me —
“Jesus,” oh how sweet the Name!
“Jesus,” everyday the same;
“Jesus,” let all saints proclaim
That worthy Name forever!
Of course, we recall the blessed
Christmas story — the shepherd
boys, the angel choir, the wise
men, and on and on with the story
that never grows old. But this
Christmas I would call your attention to the many
glorious names of our loving Lord. God the Father, God
the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are three yet one!
The mystery of the Holy Trinity will not be fully
understood until we get to heaven — how three can
truly be one is simply a fact that we accept by faith until
we see Him face to face! So the blessed names of God
Jehovah apply to all the Holy Trinity as clearly shown
by the awesome prophecy of Isaiah:
“HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED WONDERFUL,
COUNSELLOR, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE
EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF
PEACE.” ISA. 9:6
But beyond these more familiar names, God Jehovah
has revealed many additional names designed to reveal
the many facets of His character and His desire to be to
us everything we need in our times of test and trial in
this pilgrim journey through life!
We begin this journey in
the book of Proverbs:
“THE NAME OF THE
LORD IS A STRONG
TOWER: THE RIGHTEOUS
IT, AND IS SAFE.” PROV.
WOW! This tells me that
there is a name for Jehovah my
God to meet any and every
need that I encounter in my
earthly journey — and believe
me there are many! All through
the Old Testament God reveals
His many names and for this
letter I can name only a few.
I love to begin with JEHOVAH
JIREH, “The Lord our
Provider.” We could nearly stop here since He is our
provider — what else do we need? But, oh there is so
How about, JEHOVAH SHALOM, “The Lord our
Peace”? When those sudden storms of life hit us all, oh
how precious to know that the “peace of God that
passeth all understanding” is ours — all we have to do
is to claim it by faith!
Oh how we all need, JEHOVAH RAPHA, “The
Lord our Healer”! Most of us need this precious name
every day either for ourselves or for a loved one.
Another precious name is JEHOVAH SHAMMAH, which means, “The Lord is there.” How
blessed and comforting to know that in whatever situation
we find ourselves, we can know that our Lord “is there”!
There is not enough space or time for me to enumerate
the many, many names of our precious Lord. EL SHADAI,
“The All Sufficient One,” brings ever more peace and
confidence to our hearts as we face the awesome challenges
of this life, and how we all need them!
The final point is simply this: Run into the name of
Jehovah which meets your particular need at the time!
Remember our theme Scripture:
“THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG
TOWER: THE RIGHTEOUS RUNNETH INTO IT,
AND IS SAFE.” PROV. 18:10
Oh, what blessed peace these precious names of the Lord
bring to us! And finally remember the name of Jesus is also:
“PRINCE OF PEACE”!
No matter what your situation this great Christmas
season — run to the name of Jehovah that meets your need!
Jan and I have had to claim many of the precious names of
Jehovah our God these past two years. Dear Jan has
claimed Jehovah Rapha and is healed of the scourge of
cancer! Praise the Lord! I have faced horrible attacks in
scurrilous lies about my character in the secular press! How
we love you and thank you for your prayers and support
through it all!
But, beyond all of our personal trials and tribulations, our
hearts still burn to get this Gospel, this “GOOD NEWS” to
the very ends of the earth! Multitudes still wait to hear
that blessed name JESUS even for the first time!
Will you help us? Will you continue to stand with us to
keep over 6,000 stations and 46 great satellites beaming
this Good News to the whole wide world?
We know you will, and please know that we at TBN love
you and are lifting you and your needs to God in prayer day
Yes, help us tell the world:
“HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED JESUS, FOR HE
SHALL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS.”
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