Thursday, October 1, 2015

Jehovah-Nissi, the Lord is my Banner (Exodus 17:15)

This morning we meet God as Jehovah Nissi. 

This name of God is first introduced in Exodus 17:15, “And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner”.

Jehovah is derived from the Hebrew word “Havah” meaning "to be," "to exist," and suggests "to become" or specifically "to become known." He never changes and He wants us to know Him by name. (See Psalm 91:14)

 The Lord is my banner probably referred to lifting up of the rod of God as their standard, believing the presence and power of Jehovah would go before them in battle with the conviction that the Lord God would given them the victory.

In Psalm 91:2 “…the Lord is my refuge (banner),” we learn we are covered by El Shaddai and we declare and decree the battle is won because God is our Jehovah Nissi, our banner. 

Banner also means standard or rallying point. This is a military term. The definition of standard is the morals, ethics, and acceptable behavior established by those having authority. 

When we go to battle we align ourselves with the standards of God always remembering who we are fighting, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.” (Ephesians 6:12 AMP)

In the Song of Songs 2:4 (AMP) God tells me that “He has brought me to His banqueting table,
And His banner over me is love [waving overhead to protect and comfort me].”

Jehovah Nissi is the One we go to as our place of refuge, our hiding place.

Do you need protection, comforting, direction and love today? Go into the secret place, the presence of God, and call on Jehovah Nissi. (See John 14:26, the characteristics of the Holy Spirit)

Rrejoice in communion today as you come to His banqueting table because Jesus has given us complete access to our God as Jehovah Nissi. Amen!

Blessings on your day!


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