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Jehovah Shammah...The Lord Is There (11 of 11)
Series: THE NAMES OF GOD
Dr. Chuck McAlister
(A) Series: THE NAMES OF GOD ... Knowing God: The Answer to your greatest needs.
... The names of God are God revealing Himself to His people at the point of their greatest need.
1- Do you need to know the purpose for your life? ... He is Elohim, your Creator!
2- Do you need power over your situation? ... He is El Elyon and El Shaddai ... Almighty God who makes His power available to you.
3- Do you need to know that you matter? ...He is Adonai ... your Master who gives you significance.
4- What is your greatest need right now? ... He is Jehovah Jireh ... who provides what you need now...
5- Are you hurting? ... He is Jehovah Rophe ... your Healer.
6- Do you need help? ... He is Jehovah Nissi ... your Banner of victory.
7- Do you need peace? ... He is Jehovah M'Kiddish, who sets you apart and Jehovah Shalom, who gives you peace!
8- Do you feel separated from God? He is Jehovah M'Kiddish, who makes you righteous so that you can know God.
9- Do you feel unloved? ... He is Jehovah Rohi, your Shepherd who cares for you!
* What if you feel totally alone? ... forgotten? ... abandoned by everyone? ... Many this holiday season feel exactly that way ... They must see that God is also Jehovah Shammah ... which means "The Lord is there"!
* They must know that God is there for them.
* It's the only way you or I can have our need for real hope met.
-- Geoffrey Bull was taken prisoner by the Chinese Communists, avowed atheists who hated all that Geoffrey stood for as a Christian ... For 3 years he lived under their control -- and they were determined to change him or to torture him to death.
-- How could he maintain his sanity, much less his faith, when he was being mercilessly tortured day in and day out?
-- He clung to his belief in God ... because he knew God as J ...
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