Sunday, January 26, 2014

Christ—Jehovah, 2of9

~ The Title “Jehovah-Jireh” ~

Jesus said, “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30). 

There are quite a number of Jehovah titles.  This series will focus on seven Jehovah titles which embrace the fullness of Jesus Christ for His people.  These titles include the completeness of Jehovah’s name as it is manifested in the life of Jesus Christ for His people.  These titles show how the Messiah completely meets His people’s need from their guilt to their future glory. 

Jehovah-Jireh ~  means “the Lord will provide,” “God will provide,” or “God my provider.” 

This name was revealed in Genesis 22:14 when Abraham was about to offer up Isaac and the Lord stopped him and provided a lamb...the substitute for Isaac.  This powerful story from the Old Testament has strong overtones deep within the message of the New Testament through Jesus and His work on the cross. The name Jehovah-Jireh speaks of the Lord God providing a lamb, His Son, for our redemption and being our provider for all that we need.  “So Abraham called that place ‘The Lord Will Provide.’ (Jehovah-Jireh)  And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided." (NIV)    

“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, in that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him” (1 John 4:9). 

the key question: “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). This is the most important question you will ever answer. If you do not answer it, or answer it incorrectly, you have made the biggest mistake anyone can make!

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW

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