Monday, March 29, 2010

Jehovah Jireh- Praying The Names Of God




JEHOVAH-JIREH MEANS "THE LORD WILL PROVIDE." If God sees our need, His provision is sure. This is what Abraham tells us by the name, Jehovah-jireh, the Lord will provide. Jehovah-jireh was Abraham’s testimony to the goodness, and grace of God in providing a ram to take the place of his son, Isaac, upon the altar of sacrifice. And it is the testimony of every sinner, who sees Christ, as his Substitute, sacrificed upon the altar of divine justice at Mt. Calvary. God’s provision upon the mount was made spontaneously. It was altogether voluntary and free. And the provision God displayed in the fullness of time at Calvary, when He gave His Son to die in the place of sinners, was also voluntary, free, and spontaneous. Christ died for us freely, unsought, undesired, and unwanted. God sent His Son to redeem us, and Christ came to redeem us by His death, simply because He loved us (John 10:15-18; I John 3:16; 4:9-10). The provision God makes is always the very thing needed - "a ram!" Here is a substitute to take Isaac’s place. This is just what was needed, a bloody sacrifice to die in the place of Isaac upon the altar. God knew what we needed; and only He could provide the needed Sacrifice. We needed a Substitute; and Christ our passover, was sacrificed for us (I Cor. 5:7; II Cor. 5:21). And this provision for our need was made by God Himself. Where shall a redemption be found by which it shall be possible for the vast multitude of God’s elect, to be effectually redeemed from death and hell? Such a ransom could only be found by God Himself. And He could find it only in Himself. Since no one else could provide a ransom for our souls, God provided it and said, "Deliver them from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom" (Job 33:24). One other thing that must be noted is this: God’s provision is gloriously effective. Isaac did not die! Like the ram that was slain for Isaac, our Lord Jesus Christ is a burnt offering, acceptable and well-pleasing to God on our behalf (Eph. 5:2). By His one sacrifice, Christ put our sins away.

15 comments:

LisaShaw said...

Hi precious sister, thank you for sharing the LORD and His Name with us today. I know Him well as Jehovah Jireh my Provider and I'm grateful.

You have a beautiful heart in the Lord.

I love you.

Debbie said...

Denise, isn't this study wonderful? He is our provider. How thankful I am for that too.

Love you,
Debbie

Georgia said...

Praise God for His provision! Thank you for sharing this with us, Denise! You are such a precious person to me. I hope you know that. God bless you!

I love you bunches, too!! :D

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Denise,
God is our provider. . . we keep our hearts safely planted. Mr. Man and I are praying for you and lovebug. We are also praying for financial provision from the Lord. We are waiting upon HIM. I love you, my friend.
Your sister in Christ,
Bren

Amber said...

Hi, Denise! I wanted to come by and say thank you for your well wishes. I am so happy, I can hardly contain myself. I have so much to get done between now and the fall. Most likely I will quit one of my jobs. That way I can spend more time with my mom. As you know, she's been so down lately since the loss of her friend. I wish there was more I can do for her. I feel so helpless.

Anyway, thanks again for the congrats! ~hugs~

~Amber

Karen said...

Amen...so thankful for Jehovah Jireh...our awesome God!

Alicia said...

Amen! He always provides for our every need!

Hootin' Anni said...

Your strength in your blog is shared for us!!

grace said...

Amen.. you're truly a blessing.

luvmy4sons said...

Our most important need He has achieved! Amen! Love you girl!

Michele Williams said...

I am so thankful He is our provider! Praise the Lord. God bless you. Love you dear friend.

Cathy said...

Beautiful, my friend ~ Thank God He provides for our needs.

jo.attalife said...

Hello, Denise, keeping you in my prayers, that God will continue to provide for all your needs, and even your wants. May you continue to know His presence, grace, and provision as He ably provides for you and Eddie. God bless you abundantly.

Karen said...

I love to study the names of God. We can ask anything IN HIS NAME! Praise the Lord.

Vanessa Hurlimann said...

Thank you for this...doing my own study on His provision and came upon your blog...loved the accompaniment of music whilst reading!!!Fabulous pointers noted,again thank you!!!