Look at what the Sons of Korah said in Psalm We get a good picture of this when Elisha is protected by an army of angels that are surrounding his house 2 Kings 6: Certainly, we can be sure that God is always protecting us with angels. They are spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation Hebrews 1: The Psalmist said this about angels: He said that God will guard you with his angels in all your ways. The angels of the Lord of hosts are always watching the master, listening to his words.
For example, God's omniscience may seem to imply that God knows how free agents will choose to act. One view is taken by exclusivists, who believe they are the chosen people or have exclusive access to absolute truth , generally through revelation or encounter with the Divine, which adherents of other religions do not. Listen again to Genesis There would be no risk, they say, if the arguments for God's existence were as solid as the laws of logic, a position summed up by Pascal as "the heart has reasons of which reason does not know. The Collected Works of Spinoza. Vaishnavism , a tradition in Hinduism, has list of titles and names of Krishna. In the ancient Egyptian era of Atenism , possibly the earliest recorded monotheistic religion, this deity was called Aten ,  premised on being the one "true" Supreme Being and creator of the universe.
They are ready to respond at any injustice or offence against his little ones. We thank you, God, that you are the Lord of hosts and that you are always protecting your saints. It is the second most used name of God in the Old Testament. For example, look at Jeremiah Is anything too hard for me?
Our God is Elohim, the mighty God, there is no one stronger than him and nothing is impossible for him Matt For instance, we see this in the first verse of the Bible. Because of this, many have seen implications of Trinitarian doctrine in the use of Elohim. As mentioned, El is the root of Elohim and is commonly used for the God of Israel; however, the word is also used of false gods like Molech or Baal.
The context determines who is referred to when the word is used. Though Elohim is more commonly used to refer to God, the root El is also at times used in Hebrew poetry in conjunction with other adjectives about God. El Shaddai is used when God promises to give Abraham a son at the age of ninety-nine. Listen to the narrative in Genesis God was declaring to Abraham, through his name, that he was about to do something impossible. He was about to demonstrate his power in the supernatural birth of his son, Isaac. The almighty God would give Abraham a son, even though he and his wife, Sarah, were past the age of child bearing.
However, this is not the only time we see God Almighty accomplish things that are impossible. The Scripture is full of his mighty works. He creates the heavens and the earth with spoken words. He delivers Israel from the oppression of Egypt, parts the Red Sea so they can walk through it, and then closes the Red Sea to destroy the army of the Egyptians that was chasing after them.
He is God Almighty. When Christ came on the earth, he spoke peace into raging storms. He multiplied bread and fish to feed the multitudes. The Almighty God did what was impossible. In fact, the greatest work that El Shaddai has done is to save sinful man. Christ said this in reference to the possibility of a rich man being saved.
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. Christ declared the impossibility of a rich man being saved through the illustration of a camel trying to go through the eye of a needle. He widened this impossible illustration to include all mankind.
It is impossible for man to save himself. This is what every religion has tried to accomplish from the beginning of time. Like the rich man who sought to justify himself through his works Matt Because of their works, they have assumed that they can merit salvation before a holy God. However, Christ says that this is impossible. Man cannot save himself. It is something only God can do. Salvation is monergistic, a work that can only be done by God. The God who did something impossible in allowing Abraham and his wife Sarah, who were past childbearing age, to give birth, is the same God that reaches into the deadness of our sin and brings new life Eph 2: He saves us and makes us new creations in Christ 2 Cor 5: In fact, he promises us that if we will only call upon the name of the Lord, we shall be saved Rom He makes a promise to us, even as he made to Abram.
He promises that he will be our God Almighty, our El Shaddai, if we commit to him. Certainly, this name reminds us of the importance of prayer. It reminds us that we have a God that can meet all our needs, as we bring them before him. Nothing is impossible for El Shaddai. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! We see this name used in reference to Abraham and his defeat of four kings in Genesis Even though Abraham only had trained men Gen The King of Salem, Melchizedek, in response to this victory, blessed Abraham.
Look at what he said: Melchizedek blesses Abraham by blessing God. This victory was so spectacular that it was clear that it could have only been done through the Most High God. The name El Elyon should comfort us because it teaches that God is in control everything. There is nothing on the earth that happens apart from his control. He is the sovereign over all things.
At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High ; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: Nebuchadnezzar, the most powerful king on the earth at that time, said the Most High does what pleases him both in heaven and on earth.
As talked about in studying his sovereignty, we see his sovereignty over random events. Scripture says even the roll of the dice is of the Lord Prov He is in control of calamity Isaiah He is in control of every temptation 1 Cor He is in control of every good and perfect gift we receive James 1: He is even in control of Satan Job 1: He works everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.
Like Nebuchadnezzar realized, because he is the Most High God that is in control of all things, he is worthy of praise.
He is worthy of glory and of honor. Let us adore him as the Psalmist does. Hagar was alone by a spring in the desert, and it was there that the angel of the Lord appeared to her. Hagar responded to the angel by blessing the Lord and calling him El Roi. Listen to what she said in Genesis Similarly, El Roi, the omniscient one, sees and knows all things and is always watching us. But this watch is not a casual stare, it is a watch of love, in the same way that every parent watches and enjoys their children. It is a watch that brings his protection and favor.
Look at what the Psalmist said: Does not God watch over the wicked as well? Yes, but, his watch is for the purpose of discipline and judgment. God watches the righteous in order to bless them and provide for them. In fact, like with Hagar, God promises to bless to the thousandth generation of those who love him. Listen to what Exodus You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
God is our El Roi. He is the God that sees us and watches over us and our various affairs. Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our fathers by breaking faith with one another? This is a declaration of monotheism, the belief in one God. This was very unique in the time of the ancient Jews because almost everybody was polytheistic. They believed in many gods and even accepted the gods of others as true gods. In fact, this was the great schema or declaration of Israel.
Listen to what Deuteronomy 6: To Israel, God was the one God and every other god was false. Today, there is a similar attack on the monotheism of the Scripture and that is pluralism. People are proclaiming that there are many ways to God and some proclaim that the gods in all the different religions are the same god. However, Scripture clearly teaches that there is one God and that the only way to him is through Christ.
This was a declaration that not only was Yahweh God, but he also was the master of all people. This is important to say for there are many who recognize the God of the Bible as God, but will not take him as Lord and Master of their lives. James confronted scattered Hebrew Christians about the impossibility of this type of faith being salvific. Listen to what he says in James 2: Even the demons believe that—and shudder.
James says it is possible to believe in God, be monotheistic, and yet not truly be saved. The demons have orthodox theology as well, but they do not have orthopraxy—they do not submit to him as Lord and Master of their lives. They live a life of rebellion against his Lordship. Christ proclaimed that if anybody was going to follow him as a disciple, they must make him the Lord of their lives. Listen to what he said in Luke If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.
And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Christ was declaring the need for absolute Lordship in order to be one of his followers. Every type of love must pale in comparison to our love for Christ. In the same way, David proclaimed that God was both Yahweh and also Lord of his life.
Is God really the Lord of your life? To truly believe in God means to follow him as Lord and Master of our lives. Let us adore him as God, and follow and submit to him as Master. Emmanuel was one of the names used for Jesus, the messiah. It means God with us or among us. Listen to the prophecy in Isaiah 7: This wonderful name is rich with theology. It speaks of the incarnation. The God of heaven came down to earth in the form of a baby. It is the greatest miracle in the Bible, and it is this name that speaks grace and comfort to us.
God became a man not only so he could save us Hebrews 2: Listen to what Hebrews 4: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way , just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
We have a God that understands weakness. He has been hungry. I needed confirmation from someone else whose spiritual discernment I trusted. So I went to my wife and shared what I had received. Needless to say, Patti immediately and without question confirmed that the Lord had spoken to me. My entire planned lecture was forgotten. I returned to my office anxious to hear more.
As the Lord planted a new, supernatural love for Rachel within me, He showed me what to say and how to say it to not only address the current issue of household responsibility, but the deeper issues of love and acceptance and worthiness. The four simple keys that the Lord showed me from Habakkuk have been used by people of all ages, from four to a hundred and four, from every continent, culture and denomination, to break through into intimate two-way conversations with their loving Father and dearest Friend.
Omitting any one of the keys will prevent you from receiving all He wants to say to you. The order of the keys is not important, just that you use them all. Embracing all four, by faith, can change your life. Simply quiet yourself down, tune to spontaneity, look for vision, and journal. He is waiting to meet you there. You will be amazed when you journal! Doubt may hinder you at first, but throw it off, reminding yourself that it is a biblical concept, and that God is present, speaking to His children. When we cease our labors and enter His rest, God is free to flow Heb.
Why not try it for yourself, right now? Sit back comfortably, take out your pen and paper, and smile. Turn your attention toward the Lord in praise and worship, seeking His face. You can listen to it and download it free at www. After you write your question to Him, become still, fixing your gaze on Jesus.
You will suddenly have a very good thought. Don't doubt it; simply write it down. Later, as you read your journaling, you, too, will be blessed to discover that you are indeed dialoguing with God.
If you wonder if it is really the Lord speaking to you, share it with your spouse or a friend. Their input will encourage your faith and strengthen your commitment to spend time getting to know the Lover of your soul more intimately than you ever dreamed possible. Thoughts from our own minds are progressive, with one thought leading to the next, however tangentially. Thoughts from the spirit world are spontaneous. The Hebrew word for true prophecy is naba, which literally means to bubble up, whereas false prophecy is ziyd meaning to boil up.
God will never say something to you personally which is contrary to His universal revelation as expressed in the Scriptures. If the Bible clearly states that something is a sin, no amount of journaling can make it right. Much of what you journal about will not be specifically addressed in the Bible, however, so an understanding of biblical principles is also needed. Anything God says to you will be in harmony with His essential nature. Journaling will help you get to know God personally, but knowing what the Bible says about Him will help you discern what words are from Him.
Make sure the tenor of your journaling lines up with the character of God as described in the names of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. What effect does what you are hearing have on your soul and your spirit? Words from the Lord will quicken your faith and increase your love, peace and joy. They will stimulate a sense of humility within you as you become more aware of Who God is and who you are. We are members of a Body! Nothing will increase your faith in your ability to hear from God like having it confirmed by two or three other people! Share it with your spouse, your parents, your friends, your elder, your group leader, even your grown children can be your sounding board.
Avoid the authoritarian who insists that because of their standing in the church or with God, they no longer need to listen to others. Find two or three people and let them confirm that you are hearing from God! A free download of the above article is available by clicking here. You have permission to reproduce, distribute and even insert as an appendix into books you are writing. Help us spread this message. What you've just read merely scratches the surface of all you can learn about hearing God's voice.
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As with all the Names of Allah, these are Names of majesty and perfection. Allah therefore manifests these qualities to the most perfect level with His Creation. Ar-Rahman signifies a flood of mercy that covers us and is endless. The mercy we see in this world which Allah has put among His Creation is just a hundredth of all His Mercy.
Examples of mercy that we see in His creation includes the love a mother has for her child human and otherwise , the eyes with which we are able to see, the food which we are provided to consume, the generosity and kindness we show to others. Can we image what life would be like if these things, that we often take for granted, did not exist? When we realize that this is only a small portion of His Mercy, we learn to better appreciate although we cannot comprehend the extent of His Mercy.