Being God to you means: He promises to manifest His nature to you and manifest His presence to you.
He promises to be the ultimate source of all your provision.
He promises to guide you as you make the important decisions in your life regarding carrier choice,
long term relationships, investments and every other important decision you make in your life.
He promises to be your ultimate source of health and well-being.
He promises to be your source of victory and emotional satisfaction.
He promises to be your giver of righteousness and right standing with Him.
All these promises are fulfilled to you through our Lord Jesus Christ.
All Bible quotations are from the New King James Version (NKJV) unless otherwise stated.
P 2:1 He promises to be your everything- when I am in relationship with you, you have everything you need.
In the book of Exodus when The Lord appeared to Moses he asked His name.
Exodus 3:13-14 -Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM.” And He said “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” The Hebrew word used here was Yahweh which means I AM WHO I AM and I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE or “If I am in relationship with you, you have everything you need.”He therefore wants to be your all. To be to you what you need at your point of need. A number of names of God depict the different ways in which He would like to manifest Himself in the lives of His people. Some of these names are Jehovah-Jireh which means “The Lord will Provide” Genesis 22:12-14, Jehovah–Nissi which means “The Lord My Banner of Victory” Exodus 17:15, Jehovah –Rapha which means “The Lord Who Heals” Exodus 15:26, Jehovah-shalom “The Lord is Peace” Judges 6:22-24, Jehovah- Shammah “The Lord is There” Ezekiel 48:35, Jehovah-Tsidkenu “The Lord Our Righteousness” Jeremiah 23:6 Jehovah-Sabaoth “The Lord of Hosts” 1 Samuel 1:11, 1 Samuel 17:45-47, Jehovah-Mekoddishkem “The Lord Who Sanctifies You” Ezekiel 20:12 and Jehovah- Raah “The Lord is My Shepherd” Psalms 23:1, Jehovah Nissi, The Lord is My Banner, Exodus 17:14-17 Every person needs God to manifest Himself in their lives as their Provider, their Righteousness, their Banner of victory, their Healer, the giver of their Peace, the One Who is always present with them, their deliverer, their Sanctifier as well as their Shepherd (to guide and shield). All these manifestations of God are reality to us through the sacrifice that the Lord Jesus made during His suffering for us and His death on the cross.
P2.2 God promises to be your guide as you make important decision of your life, career and relationships.
Let’s look first at Psalms 23:1-6 (AMP) “The Lord is my Shepherd (to feed, guide and shield me), I shall not lack. He makes me to lie down in (fresh, tender) green pastures; He leads me besides the still and restful waters. He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness (uprightness and right standing with Him- not for my
it, but) for His name’s sake. Yes though I walk through the (deep, sunless) valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod (to protect) and Your staff (to guide), they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my (brimming) cup runs over. Surely or only goodness, mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord (and His presence) shall be my dwelling place.” This psalm summarises what the Lord means when He says I will be to you God. It is important however to note that all the manifestations of God in our lives are reality to us in Jesus Christ for in John 10:11 He said “I am the good Shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” (KJV) The Lord Jesus wants to leads and guides us by His Spirit. Jesus is our Jehovah-raah our Shepherd.
P 2.3 God promises to be your healer and source of well-being your Jehovah-Rapha
1 Peter 2:24 says “Who Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we , having died to sins, might live for righteousness- by whose stripes you were healed”. Isaiah 4:4-6 referring to the Lord Jesus says “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him striken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we are healed.” So then when the Lord Jesus was in sorrow during His suffering He carried our sorrows, when He was in grief in the garden of Gethsemane, and during the carrying of the cross and on the cross itself, He was carrying our griefs, when they chastised Him, He was buying us peace, when they whipped Him on the whipping post He was buying us health. Matthew 8:16-17 says “When the evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses’”. The Lord Jesus is our Jehovah-rapha.
P2.4 God promises to be your giver of righteousness through Jesus Christ- He is our Jehovah-Tsidkenu
2 Corinthians 5:21 referring to the Lord Jesus says “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him”. So we are the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ- He is our Jehovah-tsidkenu.
P2.5 When you live and walk in His presence God promises you victory in every situation you face
In Exodus 17:8-16 we read “Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said to Joshua, ‘Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.’10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And so it was, when Moses held up His hand, that Israel prevailed, and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14 Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘ Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.’ 15 And Moses built an alter and called its name, The- Lord- is –My-Banner; 16 for he said, ‘ Because the Lord have sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.’” Notice here that the spirit of Amalek is the spirit that fights against God, His people and His purposes upon the earth. This is the spirit of the wicked one, the evil one or Satan. Moses went up a hill just as the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified on a hill called Calvary. When Moses lifted up his hands there was victory on the ground but when he put his hands down, Amalek prevailed against Joshua and Israel until Aaron and Hur held Moses hands on each side creating an image of the Lord Jesus dying on the cross of Calvary. After the defeat of Amalek God asked Moses to write it down as a memorial in a book, to recount it in the hearing of Joshua and the generations to come, and declared that He God will utterly blot out remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. Moses built an alter and called it its name Jehovah Nissi, the Lord is my Banner of victory because theirs is a hand against the throne of the Lord and the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation. Amalek is an image of Satan. The victory against Satan was won on the cross. Colossians 2:15 says referring to the Lord Jesus “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it (the cross).” The Lord Jesus is our Jehovah-Nissi. 1 Corinthians 15:57 says “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Hebrews 2:14 and 15 says “Inasmuch as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He himself (Jesus Christ) likewise shared (partook) in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” See also N4.2
P2.6 The Lord Jesus promised to be present with you in every situation you face, to be to you Jehovah-Shammah.
He also says in Mathew 28:20 “Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo I am with you always, even to the end of the age”. The Lord Jesus also said in John 14:19-23 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in Me and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love HIM AND MANIFEST Myself to him. Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him,’ Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘ If anyone loves Me, he will keep my word; and My Father will love him and We will come to him and make Our home with him.’” The Lord Jesus and the Father wants to dwell in your heart by the Holy Spirit. He wants to be present in you and to manifest in you- when there is a manifestation of the God-kind in your life there is no argument. You will know He is in your life and those around you will know as well. The Lord Jesus is your Jehovah-shammah.
P2.7 God promises you His kingdom-His righteousness, His peace and His joy in your life
When the Lord Jesus taught His disciples to pray in Matthew 6:9-13 He said “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever. Amen.” When you pray- Your kingdom come in my life, family, country and the whole earth- what are you really asking for? Romans 14:17 says “[after all] the kingdom of God is not a matter of [getting the] food and drink [one likes] but instead it is righteousness [that state that makes a person acceptable to God] and [heart] peace and joy in the Holy Spirit AMP)”. Here the critical elements of the kingdom of God are described as righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 4:20 says “For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power”. In Mark 10:15 the Lord Jesus said “Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter into it.” So then the important components of the kingdom of God are righteousness, peace of the heart, joy in the Holy Spirit, and manifestations of power. The attitude for receiving the kingdom of God has to be that of a child which means accepting things at face value, shunning vain analysis, seeking to know and understand in meekness, reverence and fear. Acknowledging the limitations of the human mind.
P2.8 The Lord Jesus promises to be your ultimate source and provider-your Jehovah-Jireh
He also wants to be your Provider. The model prayer given by the Lord Jesus in Matthew 6 as above is an outline of how we should pray. “Give us this day our daily bread” signifies our acknowledgement that He is our source of supply for everything we need. In 3 John verse 2 His word says “Beloved I pray that you may prosper and be in health, just as your soul prospers”. 2 Corinthians 8:9 says “ For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich”. Deuteronomy 8:18 says “ But you shall remember the Lord your God for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers as it is this day”. Matthew 27:29 says “When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him saying ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’” This crown of thorns signified the breaking of the curse of poverty in the judgement of Genesis 3:18. The Lord Jesus is our Jehovah-jireh, the provider and source of our daily bread.
Copyright:Planet Ministries Last edited 3rd June 2017